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Apple Invests USD1 Billion in China-Based Ridesharing Company

Apple Invests USD 1 Billion in China-Based Ridesharing Company. In a day where the legendary Warren Buffet invested in Apple there are two things we know now about Apple: First, the company is serious about cars. Second, it’s ready to start looking beyond the iPhone. Apple and cars While it has remained mum on just […]Read More

The Key Benefits of using Producer Price Index (PPI)

Known as the Wholesale Price Index from the time of its inception till the late 1970s, the Producer Price Index (PPI) and the Consumer Price Index both have extrapolative value and are used to define various economic facets. However, it is important to note that the consumer price index solely emphasizes on consumer spending and […]Read More

A Trader’s Guide to Futures – Part 2

In the first section of this guide we took a look at what a futures contract actually is, and how it works at a basic level. The second part of the guide will describe why exactly investors find them so useful and when they should be considered as an instrument worth investing in. This part […]Read More

German Business Confidence Rises in February: Ifo

    German business confidence improved again in February, rising for the fourth consecutive month in the latest sign Europe’s largest economy was recovering from last year’s third quarter slump. The business climate index, which is derived from a monthly survey of 7,000 companies, rose to 106.8 from 106.7 in February, the Munich-based Ifo Institute […]Read More

Bank of England Votes Unanimously to Keeping Interest Rates Low

Lawmakers at the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates at a record low at this month’s policy meetings, although signs of division re-emerged about the outlook on monetary policy. The BOE voted 9-0 in favour of keeping interest rates at a record-low of 0.5 percent and the size of the asset purchase […]Read More

EUR/USD Loses 1.14 Handle as Eurogroup Talks Yield No Results

The euro declined against its US counterpart Monday after Greek and Eurozone finance ministers were unable to reach an agreement about Greece’s bailout program, fuelling concerns the Hellenic republic was edging closer to exiting the currency zone. The EUR/USD tumbled nearly 80 pips to an intraday low of 1.1319. It would subsequently consolidate at 1.1342, […]Read More

Housing Data, FOMC Minutes to Drive US Dollar This Week

The US dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Monday, as American traders paused to observe President’s Day. The greenback could face significant action this week, led by a slew of housing data and the minutes of the January 27-8 FOMC policy meetings. The US dollar index, a weighted average of the […]Read More

A Trader’s Guide to Futures Part 1

A future is a derivative contract in which two parties agree to make a specified transaction at a particular date in the future. Buying a futures contract forms an agreement under which the investor agree to buy the underlying asset at a future date. Selling a future means taking the opposite side of that trade. […]Read More

Australian Dollar Loses Traction Ahead of Employment Figures

The Australian dollar declined against its US counterpart Wednesday despite stronger than forecast consumer confidence and home loans figures, as the markets shifted their attention to Thursday’s employment report. The Aussie fell back toward 77 cents US on Wednesday after attempting a re-test of the 78-cent level in the overnight session. The AUD/USD consolidated at […]Read More

The Wonderful World of Spread Betting

Do you have a feel for the stock market but no wish to deal with brokers, tax calculations and other complexities? Spread betting might be for you, but you should read a little about it first. The risky practice involves getting exposure to price action without putting money down, a dream for many quick and […]Read More

EUR/USD Holds Ground as Political Tensions Escalate

The euro was little changed against the US dollar on Monday, trading above 1.13 cents US ahead of the European Union meetings in Brussels. The meetings, which will be held on Wednesday, will be attended by newly appointed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The EUR/USD climbed 0.06 percent to 1.1326. […]Read More

Betting on The Black Swan: Getting Rich The Impossible Way

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a trader and a philosopher. His books about the way people think about probability have been obscenely influential, and trading strategies based off of his ideas are becoming an indelible part of the market. His strategies center around the idea of the “black swan,” an event that’s incredibly unlikely to happen […]Read More

Who Really Moves Wall Street? The Top 10 Trading Firms

Just a few days ago, Goldman Sachs revealed that its trading revenues were at lows not seen since 2005. The company, which is the most reliant of all the big banks on trading revenue is suffering as a result, but it’s not the only one having trouble. Trading revenues are falling all over Wall Street. […]Read More

Top 10 Web Investment and Trading Resources

Want to lose money? The internet is full of trading ideas that will help you do just that. What you need is not to be told what to do, but to get advice that will allow you to think for yourself. To meet this end we’ve put together a list of ten resources that you […]Read More

Copy Trading Rules Clarified By FCA UK

  The Financial Conduct Authority of the UK has released a clarification on the nature of copy-trading services like eToro and the kind of permissions that platforms will need in order to carry out the practice in the country. Copy trading is a relatively new type of investment that allows investors to release their trades […]Read More

Forex Trading Platform: case of cTrader

The cTrader platform, designed for Forex traders, is an insightful and precise, and user-friendly platform designed by Spotware. It offers top-level liquidity and a vigorous trading structure into the platform, with a fast and smart ECN connection. A fast ECN connection is what gives clients the edge when they compete in a cut throat Forex environment. Here are some […]Read More

Guide to Trading and Gamification Part 1

The trend of integrating two completely different fields to find a comprehensive solution to a problem is becoming commonplace. Scientists and researchers have experimented with it and have received positive results. Now, they are taking it to the next level. It might look odd to some of us but gamification and online trading integration is […]Read More

How to Measure Money Flow with Different Indexes

Businessmen need to take hundreds of factors into account before they can make business decisions. Missing out a significant factor from the analysis could prove to be devastating because the same factor you have neglected could make the biggest impact in changing the whole scenario. You will have to take every step by looking at […]Read More