Financial Sector Poised to Move

Trying to get a feel for a whole year of what the financial markets will be doing an be overwhelming, but the end of 2015 can give us an idea of what will happen in 2016, at least in part. Experts believe that the beginning of 2016 will be dominated by one of the biggest sectors–the financial sector. Because of the way that the Federal Reserve has structured their interest rate hike, the financial sector is geared up to benefit the most from it. In 2015, the financial sector was routinely one of the most stable areas of the market. While this in itself is not an indicator of whether you should go long or short on a position, you can get a feel for efficiency in pricing. […]

January 13th, 2016|Markets|

Sectors Show Market Strengths

Watching what exchange traded funds (ETFs) are doing can give you a broad idea of what a particular sector of the market, and thus the strongest companies within that sector, are currently doing. It can also illuminate some information about what particular commodities are doing, or even what a broader index, like the S&P 500, is doing. When you use a two way system of profits, such as what binary options afford, you can look at this data from two different perspectives: which sector ETFs are higher than they should be and are set to come down? Which sector ETFs are undervalued, and are likely to go up in price? Looking at these two different questions can help you to formulate a series of trades that has a longer term perspective, and can help you to get a better overall outlook on your strategy before committing short term trades. […]

December 17th, 2015|Markets|

The Triangle of the USD, the AUD, and Gold

The U.S. dollar is gaining strength internationally, but is this something that can continue over the coming week? There are a lot of events coming up that will influence the price of the dollar, and having a grasp on how these will potentially play out–and what that means for your trading–is going to give you an advantage over the coming days. When you put it in the context of a lesser traded currency, such as the Australian dollar, you can get a better idea of what to do as one currency has a huge amount of volume behind it while the other doesn’t have the same strength. This kind of situation makes things slightly easier to predict with accuracy. […]

October 12th, 2015|Markets, Strategies|

EUR/USD Dropping Lower

The EUR/USD pair has been trading at a low, with the price hovering around 1.0964. However, as it is now trading a little bit higher, some analysts believe that an upward trend is in the works. Before agreeing with this and acting upon it, make sure that you have a firm understanding of whether or not this is a likelihood. Using technical indicators can give you a better idea of what kind of short term movement you should be expecting. It’s a great strategy for Forex traders that focus on day trading as well as the short term binary options traders that focus on trades of 15 minutes or shorter. […]

August 26th, 2015|Markets|

China Crash Plus NYSE Outage Creates Perfect Storm

NYSE has unveiled some new measures that are designed to help its failing markets. What it boils down to is that the Chinese government is urging companies and execs to buy up as many stocks as possible, promising them credit if needed. And while the Chinese economy is very different than Western markets and this might work, to the rest of the world, this was a pretty lackluster move. It set up a poor beginning to the day that ended up getting even worse as the day progressed. This is a very short term measure. Besides the obvious flaws to the plan (what happens if the Chinese government doesn’t extend that credit offer at the right time? What if companies simply decide not to buy up shares?), this only temporarily boosts prices, and it only does it in portions of the economy. […]

July 14th, 2015|Markets|

The World Reacts to Greece

All around the world, markets are dropping in value because of the crisis in Greece. The major U.S. indices dropped about 2.1 percent each, while European markets were hit even harder. The German DAX went down 3.6 percent and Spain’s IBEX went down 4.6 percent. In Japan, the Nikkei fell by 2.9 percent. It was expected that markets would drop before an official default occurred in Greece, but a failure of this magnitude, a full business day before IMF payments were due, was more extreme than most people expected. The correct move at the start of the business day was to go short on major indices regardless of where you trade. Because while most of the damage that has been going on only affects parts of Europe directly, experienced traders know that nothing happens in isolation. […]

June 30th, 2015|Markets|

So Many Different Assets to Choose From

As popular as stocks are among investors, there exists more than just one type of asset that can be used for trading. Knowing what these options are in advance can be quite helpful to those who are considering stepping into the financial markets. It is not at all uncommon for some traders to prefer one or two assets above others. However, it is wise to always keep an open mind so as not to overlook key opportunities. […]

May 20th, 2015|Markets|

Is Google Stock Struggling?

Google is the most profitable company on the web, and one of the more profitable companies in the world, yet since 2013, the company is down about 2 percent, while the S&P 500 is up around 11 percent. In an economy when virtually every company–especially the big tech-based companies–seem to be able to do no wrong, this is a surprising fact. What is it about Google that has driven down its price while almost everyone else has been able to go up in price? […]

May 4th, 2015|Markets|

Interesting Market Situations

Within the U.S. market, only one of the major indices went up in value today–the Nasdaq–but the reality is that this doesn’t even matter. For all intents and purposes, this index had a very rough day, and just because the end result was slightly in the positive does not mean that the Nasdaq is in a healthy state. It’s value really only went up by 0.09 percent, and this is a small enough number to chalk up the end result to random chance. Let’s look at the other two indices to figure out just what is going on right now in the U.S. stock market, and Looking to Become a Trader can do to take advantage of it. […]

April 23rd, 2015|Markets|