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6 05, 2014

Volatility set to increase on a massive week of macroeconomic data

2014-05-06T12:10:10+00:00May 6th, 2014|

Outlook on Macro Traders are lamenting on the lack of volatility in fx markets which could be in for an irregular week in the coming weeks. There appears almost everything a trader could wish for to come up with productive activity in markets. With the geopolitical tensions in the Ukraine [...]

18 04, 2014

Gold up on safe haven purchases

2014-04-18T08:15:32+00:00April 18th, 2014|

Gold concluded the U.S. day session in a reasonably higher close back at a slightly higher key of $1,300 level along with the two-week high hit last week. The precious yellow element was augmented on several safe-haven purchasing interest and by hefty solid losses in the U.S. dollar index. The [...]

21 03, 2014

A practical guide to becoming successful in the trade of CFDs

2021-02-02T20:40:24+00:00March 21st, 2014|

Contracts for difference (CFDs) trading is perhaps one of the most unique and innovative hallmarks in the financial industry. CFD trading provides the average investor the capacity to speculate in a wide range of financial assets with a minimal initial investment requirement. Before anything else, let us first define what [...]

10 03, 2014

Sterling and euro traders apprehensive with the Ukraine crisis

2014-03-10T07:28:03+00:00March 10th, 2014|

Global stock markets opened in the negative aspect on the back of the latest news regarding the latest developments in the Ukraine. With the Russian troops having secured strategic positions in Crimea, the escalating tensions with the G7 alongside the Ukrainian temporary government most investors are feeling the dread particularly [...]

19 02, 2014

Gold lands ten-week high to $1,274 as Chinese bullion purchases surges

2014-02-19T07:03:21+00:00February 19th, 2014|

Gold futures extended gains for a fourth consecutive session today to settle at its largest lead in more than two-and-a-half months as Chinese buyers come again to the market after the most recently celebrated Lunar New Year holiday. Meanwhile gold traders are also bidding prices relatively much higher ahead of [...]

12 02, 2014

Short-term VIX futures anticipating its February Launch

2014-02-12T09:05:00+00:00February 12th, 2014|

The CBOE will be launching its futures on its latest volatility index which will hopefully provide investors with a new contract that would embody short-term moves in options prices on the S&P 500. The short-term measure was likewise developed last year in response to a surge of interest in weekly [...]

3 02, 2014

Emerging Markets together with BG weigh on the FTSE 100

2014-02-03T13:19:29+00:00February 3rd, 2014|

The Blue Chip index fell for the fifth consecutive day in London while the global sell-off continues. The FTSE 100 on worries that the emerging markets as well as a fourth profit warning from gas and oil producer BG Group will result in aggravating the political turmoil presently hitting Egypt. [...]

6 01, 2014

Traders carry bullish bets towards January

2014-01-06T09:00:23+00:00January 6th, 2014|

Traders were able to carry forward their bullish bets on the Nifty towards the January series on expiration of the December contracts last week with their apprehensions regarding the heightened instability in the market slowly dwindling. However, the extent of the rollover in the futures by Nifty of the January [...]

16 12, 2013

Eurozone’s recovery process loses steam

2013-12-16T08:30:50+00:00December 16th, 2013|

The Eurozone has lost its steam in the recovery process late last month according to a survey by a private sector in which the zone's activity slightly slowing down. The Markit composite purchasing managers' index (PMI), which is charged to track several sectors slid down to 51.7 from 51.9 two [...]

6 12, 2013

Variable and fixed spreads in Spread Betting

2013-12-06T09:00:14+00:00December 6th, 2013|

Traders who are interested in investing in the global financing market but is limited to their small funds can actually do more with less. Spread betting is the best alternative as it lets traders gain access to a wide array of options including markets and instruments which are inexpensive for [...]

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