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Apple shares rose 5% in after-hour trading after the tech giant's first quarter earnings beat Wall Street's expectations. 9 hours ago
US stocks sank on Tuesday, suffering their biggest in drop in three weeks, after disappointing data on durable goods led to speculations that economic growth was slowing down. 10 hours ago
Technology giant Yahoo! rose as much as 6% in after-hour trading, after the company said it would sell its remaining stake in Alibaba. 9 hours ago
Supermarket chain Waitrose has confirmed plans to open an additional 14 stores in the UK, which would create 2,000 jobs. 11 hours ago
Energy firm EDF Energy has become the latest of the Big Six energy suppliers to agree to price cuts, after saying it would cut its tariffs by 1.3%. 12 hours ago
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Jens Rabe is a noted trading coach in Germany, who specialises personally in options writing. Here, he is interviewed on how he started trading and how he developed his skills in order to leave work and trade on his own fulll time.
He first made a trade on the markets in the 90s when the dotcom frenzy was building up around the world, with his own interest being sparked while feeling bored doing his national service in the German army.
A multi-strategy note from analysts at Morgan Stanley has outlined the implications for the markets after the European Central Bank’s announcement of quantitative easing.
The announcement by ECB president Mario Draghi that the central bank will purchase €60bn per month of debt from euro-zone governments, agencies and institutions for at least the 18 months from March 2015 went "beyond market expectations" and the bank's own forecasts and should therefore be viewed as a "positive surprise", Morgan Stanley said.
After last week's article about determining the ‘moneyness’ of buy call options, you should be comfortable with that concept. I will now introduce you to the power of buy put options and their ‘moneyness’. “Power of buy Put options”, you are thinking? Why, Yes!
Think of how great it would have been to open a buy put option trade before the Swiss National Bank announcement in mid-January, which created huge swings in various currency markets. (If you need reminding, here's my earlier article on put and call options.)
In 1979, legendary trader and technical analyst J. Welles Wilder developed the Average Directional Index (ADX), and said on several occasions that he believes it is the most powerful tool a trader can use.
Whether you agree with him or not depends on whether you’re a fan of trend-trading, but there’s no disputing that the ADX is a permanent fixture in a trader’s toolbox, and can be relied upon to answer the following question: ‘how strong is this trend?’
With 2015 starting off with wild market swings here’s a stock which I believe will hold up and stands to have another good year.
Regular readers will know I tend to mainly invest in US listed stocks however I do also have a few UK listed holdings two of which I have held for over 14 years and made a tidy profit.