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Overview and expectations for September 6, 2018

Overview and expectations for September 6, 2018

This overview highlights the most significant economic events taking place today: Australia’s trade balance, US ADP Non-Farm Payroll Change and US oil inventories. Analysts’ expectations and how traders could benefit from the possible outcomes are also analysed. Today’s overview focuses on Australia’s trade balance data as well as non-farm employment and crude oil inventories from the US. All three sets of data can affect markets and traders can benefit by anticipating those effects and trading accordingly. AUSTRALIA TRADE BALANCE FORECAST AT [...]

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Canadian GDP raises hopes but NAFTA clouds linger

Canadian GDP positive but NAFTA clouds linger

Analysts expect 3% GDP as Canada’s economy shows signs it will continue expanding into next year and strengthen CAD but Trump’s stance on NAFTA may create volatility Economists expect today’s GDP data to show an increase in momentum in Canadian economic expansion during the second quarter. A 3% increase is forecast for the period following the 1.3% increase in the previous quarter. Bumpy North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations remains the lingering cloud on the horizon. “This is one of [...]

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With oil prices on edge, inventory data is crucial

With oil prices on edge inventory data is crucial

The EIA’s weekly oil inventory data influences oil prices – using good pre-release analysis, traders can make a profit on oil without needing to own an oil rig Expect the oil market to remain unstable this week with possible oversupply despite signs that US sanctions on Iran could restrict output. Concerns about a trade dispute between the United States and China slowing economic growth and affecting demand for oil have recently been at the forefront of the market. Regardless of [...]

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Brexit impact on UK property is an opportunity for traders

Brexit impact on UK property is an opportunity for traders

Take advantage of the volatility in real estate stocks and use Brexit’s rising uncertainty for your gain Markets are currently experiencing a lot of movement due to the increased uncertainty caused by Brexit. The Pound hit a  9-month low against the Euro recently following UK officials treating a no-deal Brexit as an increasing possibility. Similarly, the government’s move to prepare businesses for a hard Brexit outcome put more strain on the Pound. As Britain’s time in the EU shortens without [...]

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make the most out of trading signals

Make the most out of trading signals

Trading signals are one of the most effective tools traders can use and are ideal for novice traders who are still learning about technical and fundamental analysis Trading offers the potential to make money and one of the easiest ways to find opportunities is with trading signals. They are especially useful for novice traders who are learning how to analyse the markets. A trading signal is a trigger for action generated by analysis to buy or sell a financial instrument. [...]

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Trade war and politics creating opportunity in markets

Trade war and politics creating opportunity in markets

Take advantage of the trading opportunities resulting from the political instability in Europe over Brexit and the escalating US China trade war Canny investors are taking advantage of the turmoil resulting from the US trade war with China and ongoing Brexit uncertainty. The escalation of the trade war between USA and China has sent ripples through global markets creating the volatility that can generate big profits. The ongoing uncertainty over a soft or hard Brexit has also been the source [...]

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Trend following vs ranging strategies

Comparing trend following vs ranging strategies

Trend following and ranging are two strategies traders use to maximise returns on investment, understanding and applying both are essential skills to learn Range trading and trend following are two very different ways to trade the market. Range trading occurs over shorter timeframes, whereas trend following is a longer-term strategy where traders take advantage of patterns that have formed. Some find it impossible to range trade and trend trade simultaneously because the mindset is quite different for both. A trader [...]

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How to improve the performance of your trading portfolio

How to improve the performance of your trading portfolio

Learn the skills and techniques successful traders use to create a high-performance trading portfolio There are many ways to increase the performance of your trading portfolio. The best approach often depends on factors relevant to the individual such as a trader’s personal risk tolerance. In other words, how much risk a trader is willing to take on to turn investment into profit. However, having a wide variety of assets within your portfolio gives every trader a greater chance for profit. [...]

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Trading psychology: the path to efficient money management

Trading psychology: the path to efficient money management

Mastering trading psychology is critical for capitalising on opportunities and avoiding mistakes when the markets get tricky and will ultimately determine success Trading psychology refers to the emotional state of mind that influences efficient money management and often determines success or failure in trading. Trading psychology is just as important as the other attributes traders need such as knowledge, experience, skill and efficient money management in combination with a successful market strategy. Blending these important elements is essential to build [...]

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Brexit fears and dollar strength weighing on Sterling

Brexit fears and dollar strength weighing on Sterling

Strong employment or inflation data unlikely to help pound until Brexit uncertainty resolved as market gets jitters fuelled by collapse in Turkish Lira A recent interest rate hike and positive economic data are unlikely to lift Sterling while no-deal Brexit fears loom. Sterling is near 13-month lows as investors favour a strong Dollar while concerns about an EU trade deal remain. The Pound lost 2% of its value in the second week of August. Investors are uneasy that Britain has [...]

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