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Market buzz - 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - London stocks are called to open lower on Friday, taking their cue from a downbeat session in Asia, where the Shanghai Composite tumbled 5% amid reports that several brokerages in China were being investigated for alleged violation of securities regulations.
Company news - 41 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Asda may be boycotting Black Friday, but the supermarket retailer has announced a 'three-day price drop' that coincides with the US-inspired discount day.
Broker tips - 18 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Deutsche Bank said UK banks' risk around payment protection insurance payouts has been "reduced but not eliminated" after regulators proposed a 2018 deadline for consumers to make claims.
Morning traders' note - 24 hours ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Thursday the 26th November 2015 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets, providing a bullet-point snapshot of what can be expected in financial markets today and overnight activity. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.
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If you are new to trading then it is likely you have been enticed by adverts or what I call the financial junk food industry. Perhaps you have been told that using some simple indicators for just a few minutes a day can lead to sustainable profits. Perhaps you have been told that you are likely to succeed.
In keeping with my belief that is important to tell people what they need to hear rather than what you may want to hear, here are 10 points that I believe every new trader needs to know. It may be brutal at times but it's absolutely necessary to have realistic ambitions when you begin trading.
If you have taken it upon yourself to try and trade forex based on the news then there are certain types of events that you may want to pay the most attention to.
So we have compiled five reguarly ocurring news events, which generally affect forex currency pairs, so you need to know about them if you really want to trade on the news.
After the dramatic events of late last year there is no doubt that the focus is back on global macroeconomics. Big picture economics, geopolitics and their effect on markets are center stage once more, with the EUR/USD forex pair caught in the middle.
As the US Federal Reserve moves towards a rate hike, the threat of a deflationary spiral in the eurozone, exacerbated by the weaker oil price, may have already persuaded the European Central Bank to move towards more quantitative easing (QE).
Apple shares have struggled to regain the highs seen at the beginning of the year. In part, this is due to the indecisive nature of stock markets this year, but it is also down to concerns that the previously stellar rate of user growth for its iPhones will slow.
Apple has ridden the tide of consumer affections well, capturing the loyalty of millions, if not billions with its iPhone and associated products. But others have been there before; firms such as Blackberry stand as a warning to those that lose the popular touch.
A large component of forex trading is all about psychology and personality. Attaining a winning personality is one way to be successful in forex trading. How do you know if you have a winning personality?
Personality in forex trading is a function of motivation and performance. A trader has to be motivated by a market situation in order to produce a reaction which will lead to performance.