Debate has raged for years as to whether or not technical analysis is actually a useful tool in helping to generate long run profits in the markets.
For some, technical analysis is no more than hocus pocus. An approach that is based on faith rather than legitimate science. For others, technical analysis is the foundation of profitable trading and those that dismiss technical analysis are usually not ‘real’ traders. Read more »
Last week I received an email courtesy of the StockTwits newsletter with the headline ‘This Market Is Confusing Everyone’.
Apparently, because the market has fallen, gone up, and then fallen again (in the space of a few days) investors are totally confused and the market is ‘faking out everyone’. Read more »
Traders have known for some time now that mainstream media is not a reliable source of information for predicting future price moves in financial markets.
In fact, it is assumed by many investors that once a story is fully reported in the financial press, the vast majority of the corresponding price move has already taken place. Read more »
I recently came across the following question on the website Quora so I thought I would add some thoughts.
This is a topic that is currently dominating the markets right now. Nearly everyone is concerned that the market is well overdue for a correction so it feels important to address this issue: Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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.
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The 4th of July US holiday always seems like a good time to reflect on what is going on in the world and the current situation in financial markets.
Unfortunately, the events of the last couple of weeks have caught many traders by surprise and many have lost a lot of money.
Let’s analyse what’s been going on and then make some comments about what to expect in the coming weeks ahead. Read more »