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10 Ways the USD Affects World Markets

The United States is the world's strongest and largest economy. US currency remains dominant over other global currencies in the international markets. The behavior of the US Dollar impacts global markets significantly, culminating to both positive and adverse consequences in these markets. Here are 10 ways that the USD affects world markets: A stronger USD slows down trade in the international markets. A stronger USD weakens the... ❯❯❯

Significance of Hedging Energy Commodities

Although some consider Hedging to be an advanced and difficult to discern concept, the execution of hedges is in fact extremely basic. Risk managers can use futures contracts, over-the-counter swaps, call and put options, and combinations thereof to lock-in prices for a given period. This allows a company to know exactly what they will pay for their energy during that time and plan for that price accordingly. The real challenge of... ❯❯❯

What I've Learned From Surveying Hundreds of Traders

Just a few months ago, I had a great opportunity to participate in conducting a big survey among breakout traders from all around the world to realize what their biggest struggle was. To me, it was a pretty exciting project, because breakout trading has been my full-time job for many years (since 2017 I am also running a private breakout hedge fund) and I am always curious to learn more, not just about the breakout trading itself,... ❯❯❯

What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency or cryptocurrency (cryptocurrency of the Saxon) is a virtual currency that serves to exchange goods and services through a system of electronic transactions without having to go through any intermediary. The first cryptocurrency that started trading was Bitcoin in 2009, and since then many others have emerged, with other features such as Litecoin, Ripple, Dogecoin, and others. What is the advantage? When comparing a... ❯❯❯

Harnessing Stock Market Volatility

If you were to Google "stock market volatility", you would find a wide range of observations, conversations, reports, analyses, recipes, critiques, predictions, alarms, and causal confusion. Books have been written; indices and measuring tools have been created; rationales and conclusions have been proffered. Yet, the volatility remains. Statisticians, economists, regulators, politicians, and Wall Street gurus have addressed the... ❯❯❯

Three Ways to Increase Property Values

Real estate investors live and die by their ability to add value. With no added value, there are no profits. This is true with any business, but what makes real estate such a great business and a great investment, is the number of ways you can add value and cash in on big profits. Here are three ways you can add value to your properties. Upgrades and Repairs: OK, this is the obvious one and is the reason fix and flippers can make... ❯❯❯

Economic Actions, Interest Rates, And Real Estate - Related Ramifications

It is unrealistic, silly and potentially, harmful, to your best interests, to look at, or consider real estate, in a vacuum. Many factors impact this market, on a broad basis, in addition to the many personal considerations, one should consider. This article will briefly, attempt to evaluate, consider, and discuss, some of these economic factors, including the economic ramifications, of market conditions, job - related, interest... ❯❯❯

What to Do After LTCG?

The equity market has become more volatile since the announcement of long-term capital gain (LTCG) in budget 2018. The basic reason may not be the imposition of LTCG, but the global volatility which increased in the last fortnight and has contributed to heightened volatility in the Indian market. Such volatility has caused much anxiety among investors and they are not sure what to do with their investments that will help them maximize... ❯❯❯

The Only Level Playing Field in Investing - Options

I learned options late in life, accidentally, trawling the pages of the ancient magazine Exchange and Mart in 1995. A full page article showed how an options trader could work from home, (actually in bed) using prices from the BBC's teletext, back in the day. A lot has changed, but options have been around for centuries-pre-dating shares, being used for pricing ships' cargoes. In the 1980s options became exchange traded, and fortunes... ❯❯❯

Mastering Short-Term Trading

Short-term trading techniques involve a combination of skill, intuition, and experience by a trader. Traders make money by taking short-term positions in securities after identifying opportunities in both bull and bear markets. Mastering short-term trading requires certain attributes in a trader. The following factors are fundamental for a short-term trading strategy to ensure your losses are minimized while your gains are... ❯❯❯