What are ETFs and how to trade them

Table of ContentsDiversification is keyCosts and size are crucialUSAEurope: Buying the whole continentOwning the worldMore countries, less America In recent years, Exchange Traded Funds have become increasingly popular as an investment product. The funds known by their abbreviation ETF do not require active management and instead track stock market indices one-to-one. The advantage of this construction: ETFs are extremely inexpensive. …

Non-farm payrolls (NFP) report: Definition and trading strategies

Non-agricultural payroll is a term used in the United States to refer to any job other than agricultural work, unregistered self-employment, and employment by private households, non-profit organizations, and military and intelligence services. Owners are also excluded. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly, closely followed data on non-agricultural payroll as part of its Employment Situation Report. The total …

Markets Update Friday 02/08/2019 – Trump announcement shakes markets

Table of ContentsTrump announcement shakes marketsMarkets in Asia and Europe are falling as wellUS Employment data release to trigger further volatilityYen puts the brakes on ToyotaUK construction PMI recorded below forecastsXing off the marketAllianz surprises Frankfurt – 02/08/2019 Trump announcement shakes markets As often, it all started with a tweet: Donald Trump announced yesterday a fresh round of 10% tariffs …

Markets Update Thursday 01/08/2019 – Fed delivers interest rate cut

Table of ContentsFed delivers interest rate cutNew talks in the trade disputeApple supports Wall StreetEurozone with weak economyOil inventories smallerSpotify fights against the free trendAston Martin slips into the redRay-Ban buys ApolloCredit Suisse Much Better Than ExpectedQualcomm disappointedZalando looks handsome Frankfurt – 01/08/2019 Fed delivers interest rate cut The US Federal Reserve has delivered the expected rate cut – but …

Major Markets Event Today: What will the Fed do?

For the first time in a decade, the Fed is heading for a rate cut. The currency watchdogs are likely to loosen the reins on Wednesday. For the financial markets, a reduction of at least a quarter-point to the then-new range of 2.0 to 2.25 per cent is set. Trade from 0.0 pips with IC Markets – Read our review …

Markets Update Wednesday 31/07/2019 – Trump unsettles Wall Street

Table of ContentsTrump unsettles Wall StreetWarning to ChinaSell-off on the German stock marketDax stabilisesBayer receives US approval for cancer drugProfit jump at AirbusRIB Software raises forecastSwiss Re doing wellSamsung’s chip division weakensApple better than expected Frankfurt – 31/07/2019 Trump unsettles Wall Street US President Donald Trump has tweeted with investors about the trade dispute with China. However, the Fed’s expected …

Why brokers are hot on professional traders – the advantages and disadvantages for private investors

Due to falling turnover, Europe-based CFD brokers are trying to make the conversion to a professional trader appealing to private investors. This has more disadvantages than advantages to them. “High leverage for professionals.” With this slogan, the CFD provider FXCM advertises on its website that customers can be classified as professional traders. Not only FXCM, but most European CFD brokers …

Markets Update Tuesday 30/07/2019

Table of ContentsInvestors waitingNo clear direction in AmericaConsumers begin to weakenLufthansa suffers from price warFresenius and FMC with light and shadowFMC excluding special effectsDelivery Hero expands enormouslyMetro shareholders give contraBeyond Meat: Is the vegan burger bubble bursting now?Capital increase only three months after IPOBest IPO since 2000The rush of vegan bratlingsOil company BP continues to scoop up billionsSony is booming …

Position trading strategies

Table of ContentsWhat is “position trading”? Put simply: long-term tradingLong-term strategies for Forex and CFD tradingHow does forex and CFD position trading work?A golden rule: No matter what happens, stick to your strategy!The best practical tips for long-term trading any traders are interested in trading currencies and opt for day trading because it enables them to make the biggest profits. …

Swing Trading at a glance

Table of ContentsSwing Trading Strategies: Little effort, little risk – is it worth it?Swing Trading Strategy for ProfessionalsSearch for recurring patterns!The easy way to start swing trading The basis of modern risk managementIs having a job a trading disadvantage? On the contrary! Why do semi-professional traders prefer the swing trading strategy? Whether Forex, commodities or stock trading – with the …