Markets

Brexit is Still a Major Event

The Brexit vote from last year took a lot of people by surprise. After a couple months of instability, most worldwide stocks quickly recovered from the jarring decision from England to leave the European Union, but now that the details of just how the UK will split from the EU, these concerns are beginning to surface again. And this time, the impact will be much more permanent in nature. If you are a European based trader, or an international trader that focuses on the Euro economy, even if it is through trading of the euro or the pound in some capacity, you probably are going to have concerns about how the events of the next year or so are going to impact your ability as a trader to create a profit for yourself. Here, we will take a look at some of the current Brexit facts and rumors, and how they are most likely to impact you and your trading. […]

January 23rd, 2017|Markets|

Financial Sector Set for More Growth

The financial sector is on fire in the U.S. economy right now, and understanding the reasons why could help your binary options trading go a long way. Between what is occurring in the U.S. politically, the worldwide economy, and monetary policy, financial stocks are poised to ride this growth for an indefinite amount of time. It will be interesting to watch, but rather than just being a passive spectator here, securing some of that profit as your own can be far more beneficial to you. On Monday, November 14th, the financial sector within the U.S. rose as a whole by 1.21 percent. This in itself is a huge deal, especially considering the fact that the Dow Jones Industrial Average only rose by 0.11 percent, and the S&P 500 fell by 0.01 percent. By all accounts, this day should have been an uneventful one. […]

November 15th, 2016|Markets|

Gold Starts to Show Gains

Gold has begun to start climbing again, finishing the week ending on October 21st up for the first time in four weeks. At the close of the week, December gold futures stood at about $1,267.70 per ounce, signaling that the tide is about to turn in the gold market. It was a rise of over [...]

October 31st, 2016|Markets|

Sector Movement Guides Us

Watching sector action can help us to have a great idea of what to do. We reference sector moves, both up and down, and where they land at the end of the day often here, but we do this for a very good reason. When a sector shows unusual action, it helps us to have a much better idea of what to trade, and how to trade it. The energy sector was hit hard on Friday, dropping by 1.37 percent. All of the major sectors fell on Friday, but this one was hit the hardest. Financials fell by 0.74 percent, healthcare fell by 0.47 percent, and technology fell by 0.82 percent. All of the major indices dropped, too. Energy was hit much more severely than anything else, and it was a very noticeable difference. Oil’s price obviously had a lot to do with this, but it created an opportunity that would have been far more lucrative for binary options traders than other traders. […]

September 30th, 2016|Markets|

European Growth Better Than Thought

New data comparisons reveal that much of the stagnation that is currently being experienced in Europe is probably psychological in nature. Over the last 12 months, the euro area has seen growth of 1.6 percent, while in the United States over the same period of time, the growth rate has only been 1.2 percent. During this time, the U.S. economy has been viewed as much stronger and the dollar as a far better currency to hold, but in reality, the euro area has seen slightly better growth. In the EU, the growth that has occurred has been labelled as insufficient, and it is. For the EU to be competitive and keep up with the desired rate of growth, their rate should be about 1 percent higher. But the same is true of the United States. […]

September 20th, 2016|Markets|

Crude Oil Bounces Back

Oil prices are once again on the rise, but not everything is as clear as it might seem within the crude oil business. The commodity has risen to about $50 per barrel, after another recent trip down below $40. Experts have cited the reasoning for this big jump in price as a result of increased usage and demand for oil. During the summer months, oil usage has gone up quite a bit thanks to increased travel. However, what might be even more important than this is the fact that international demand for crude has increased, too. Countries that do not have high levels of oil on their own are purchasing more and more, which has inevitably driven prices up. […]

August 30th, 2016|Markets|

Why Overall Sector Trends are Dangerous

One method that many binary options traders use to help them focus their efforts over the course of a day is to look at sector trends within the stock market. This can be a helpful “cheat sheet” so to speak on how to get started. For example, let’s say you aren’t sure where to start [...]

August 19th, 2016|Markets|

Asia/Pacific Economies Moving Up

The economies of Japan and China have endured some rough times over the last part of 2015 and all of 2016 so far, but the Asian/Pacific region as a whole is currently breaking through with one-year highs within the stock markets here. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index hit 138.22 at the close of Hong Kong trading hours on Tuesday, August 9th. It’s the highest point that it has closed at since August 17th, 2015. China is still an exception to this trend. It is mainly the emerging markets that are outperforming right now. This includes countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, and the Philippines. These are not major countries when it comes to investments, and almost no binary options brokers carry individual companies, or even indices, from these nations. […]

August 11th, 2016|Markets|

Markets Drop Off Highs

As the world waited for the bulk of Q3 earning reports to come in, it was only natural that U.S. markets would drop in late July, especially considering the fact that the major indices have been flirting with new record highs on a pretty consistent basis for the couple weeks before this. On Monday, July 25th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0.42 percent, while the S&P 500 fell by 0.30 percent. Those are not unusually large numbers, but the drop shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that’s been observing the markets. It’s only natural that investors be cautious after these indices have been in the new territory that they’ve been seeing. […]

July 26th, 2016|Markets|

Consumer Prices Rise

With all the talk about economic uncertainty in the United States, and the Federal Reserve’s hesitation to hike up interest rates again, there is an undercurrent that many consumers are not missing, although a lot of short term traders are. This is the fact that consumer prices are rising modestly. Over the month of June, this trend continued. The price of gasoline at the pump rose slightly all across the nation, as did many other aspects of the economy. It stands to reason that sales in the United States are on the rise as a result of this, helping to bolster up the numbers of many major retail companies in the U.S. […]

July 20th, 2016|Markets|