Although often overlooked, the fact of the matter is that stock markets and political events are inextricably linked. Considering that 2016 was undoubtedly one of the most newsworthy years in regards to political upheaval, many traders are wondering what 2017 has in store.
As we move into 2017 it’s clear that there are some common themes dominating the narrative. Understanding the consensus view gives us insights into what investors are expecting from the markets.
Yesterday’s US election result came as a shock to many people and I’m sure you will have strong feelings about it too. Many observers took to social media to report their surprise and despair at the result.
The US election is upon us and it promises to be a huge night for the American people and of course for financial markets as well. I do not live in America and I do not know much about the political process there but it has been impossible to not get drawn into the debate.
No matter your political view there is no doubt that the financial markets are more nervous about a Trump victory than a Clinton win. This is exemplified by recent price movements in safe haven assets like gold, the US dollar and stocks.
One of my favourite websites now is Quora which lets you ask and respond to questions on virtually anything. Since I answered quite a few questions myself this week I thought it might be a nice idea to compile all the answers together in a new weekly segment that I will now call ‘Q&A Friday’!
In a few hours time we will see the United Kingdom head to the polls to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union. This long-awaited event has dominated the financial news for the last several weeks and drawn opinion from all over the world.
Are you prepared for the latest FOMC meeting minutes tomorrow? According to Real Time Economics, just 3% of economists see the Fed raising rates, down from 9% in the last poll.
Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action to predict future market moves. It makes use of charts, trading volume, and other statistical or mathematical indicators to gauge how the market might behave, based on the concept that the fundamentals of an asset are reflected in its historical price action.
The Fed cut rates back to zero, Facebook becomes the biggest company in the world and Donald Trump causes the next Great Depression. Read on to see my 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2016 and let me know what yours are…
Stock markets finished higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up just over 100 points and the benchmark indexes climbing around 2% in what was a shortened week thanks to the public holiday. This was one of the best weekly performances since March.
With markets down around 10% in 2015 it could be argued that this is not yet a true crash. Investors appear to be so conditioned to upward gains that they consider even a small correction as a major crash. Yet, it is recent price action that experienced investors are most worried about and the omens […]
End-of-day trading simply means to make trading decisions very near to, or after the markets close. It’s essentially the opposite of day trading.
Trading systems fail all the time I’d spent hours, days, weeks, months. Testing, optimising, fine-tuning. I’d read books, journals, blogs, studied the market, stared at quote screens and charts till my eyes were red and I could see them repeating in my sleep. I ate, slept and breathed the markets. I hated the weekends. Whenever Saturday […]