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Last month I was given the opportunity to speak at the Forex Trading Conference. I chose to speak about things I wish I’d known when I started trading – my first days of trading. When I sat down to puts some slides together for my 30 minute slot I soon realised that I could in fact speak for days about that subject.
Thirty minutes simply wasn’t long enough.
With all of the conflicts going on in the world at the moment, Gaza under attack, Syria still in turmoil and also, the downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine airspace, it seems prudent to understand what effect these various conflicts have on the market, from either a risk management or trading point of view.
In terms of safe haven asset effects, it was the latest issue arising in Ukraine that had the biggest effect so far. With the latest situation, involving the shooting down of a commercial Malaysian airliner by apparent pro Russian Ukraine separatists, the safe haven/risk-off dynamic played nicely in the hands of savvy traders.
Lately, I have found myself in and out every day trading the Dow Jones. Even with bad sun burn I still maintain a high tolerance when it comes to missing out on a 30 pip rally with this naughty index.
If I get in and it goes against me, I hold the position as I trade with 150-point stops. Once it comes back into profit, I wait and I WAIT for the big move lower and it never comes – so I end up holding the position for longer than I should as it begins its ascent on the way back up.
Germany-focused workspace owner and operator Sirius Real Estate (SRE) has restructured its property portfolio and returned to the dividend list.
Sirius owns and operates 33 business parks, industrial facilities and offices in Germany. The company offers flexible workspace predominantly aimed at small and medium-sized companies, although it also has large companies, such as Siemens, as clients. There is more than one million square metres of lettable space.
Using technical analysis and the market fundamentals to review what happened to affect the major currencies last week and a look ahead for the big currency pairs this week.
Looking at the euro versus the dollar, analyst Jameel Ahmed from FXTM said the signs of a short-term bullish trend line in the EUR/USD that began to form the week prior turned out to be exactly that, a short-term bull.