Markets Update Monday 12/08/2019 – Uber and Lyft in reverse gear

Table of ContentsIn Europe, the EuroSTOXX 50 is gaining ground for the new week.ifo global economic climate deteriorates in the third quarter of 2019Forex, gold, oil and cryptoUber and Lyft in reverse gearDaimler threatened with billion-dollar fineMetro takeover has failed Frankfurt – 12/08/2019 The stock markets in the Far East are trading on Monday with different signs. At the beginning …

Forex Trading and Economic Indicators

Table of ContentsWhat are economic indicators?Statements of Central BanksMonetary policy can be both restrictive and expansionary.Interest rate decisionsConsumer Price Index (CPI)Gross domestic product (GDP)Labour market dataPurchasing Manager Index – Manufacturing and ServicesRetail Sales Average EarningsConfidence and Sentiment IndicatorsStock MarketsCommodity PricesCommitment of Traders Data The publication of economic data is the be-all and end-all of fundamental data in trading. However, not …

What are Swaps?

Table of ContentsLet’s go through a few of them.Commodity swapsCredit default swapPayer SwapReceiver swapVanilla swapSummary In swap transactions, trading partners exchange debt securities with different interest rates, currencies and maturities. The purpose of swap transactions is to reduce financing costs. Swaps are not traded on exchanges, and retail investors do not generally engage in swap transactions. Instead, swaps are over-the-counter …

Demo Accounts in Forex Trading

Table of ContentsTrading Psychology in the Demo AccountDemo vs Live-TradingThe Reality of Real Money TradingThe most valuable thing we can learn from demo trading Getting to know the trading environment and trading platforms is always recommended before making a deposit and start trading with real money. Therefore, many online Forex brokers offer demo accounts to their customers. These accounts allow …

Markets Update 09/08/2019 – Stock Markets gain strength again

Table of ContentsStock Markets gain strength againFar East Markets Italy crisis as baggage?Trade dispute Forex, gold, oil and cryptoUber share plummetsBroadcom buys into SymantecLawsuit against Tesla Frankfurt – 09/08/2019 Stock Markets gain strength again On Thursday, prices in the New York stock market continued to catch up impressively with the previous day. The market-wide and thus particularly meaningful S&P 500 …

Markets Update Thursday 08/08/2019 – No clear direction in America

Table of ContentsNo clear direction in AmericaFar East equity markets with gains on ThursdayEuropean stock markets in the greenForex, gold, commodities and cryptosSolid performance at AdidasTelekom strongS&T continues to grow Frankfurt – 08/08/2019 No clear direction in America The Dow Jones index dropped 0.1 per cent yesterday to around 26,007 points. The broader S&P 500 gained 0.1 per cent to …

Markets Update Wednesday 07/08/2019 – Reserve Bank of New Zealand slashes rate by 50bp

Table of Contents Slight recovery, at least in the USAFed Banker in favour of further rate cutsTrade dispute between USA and ChinaReporting season in full swingReserve Bank of Australia sticks to dovish scriptReserve Bank of New Zealand slashes rate by 50bpDisney quarterly report disappointedA damper for UniCredit Frankfurt – 07/08/2019 Slight recovery, at least in the USA The New York stock …

Markets Update Tuesday 06/08/2019 -Further down it goes

Table of ContentsFurther down it goesAsian and European markets slide furtherForex, commodities and cryptos New newspaper giant in the USA Further down it goes The most important US stock markets continued to work their way into the red yesterday. After all, they ended trading slightly above their daily lows. The Dow Jones index closed 2.9 per cent lower at 25,717 …

Markets Update Monday 05/08/2019 -The markets are bleeding

Table of Contents USA – China ping pong continuesArtificial devaluation?The markets are bleedingEuro and gold up, oil downDaimler invests in CarwowWarren Buffett suffers from sluggish economy Frankfurt – 05/08/2019 USA – China ping pong continues Only last week US President Donald Trump announced new punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. But the Chinese central bank is taking Trump’s efforts ad absurdum. …

Futures & Forwards

Table of ContentsFundamentals of FuturesRegulationFutures exchangesThe difference between Futures and Forwards Futures are financial contracts that require the buyer to purchase an asset (and the seller to sell an asset) at a specified price at a future date. Futures are also referred to as futures contracts. Futures are an excellent way for commodity companies to stabilise their prices and thus …