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An explosion at a children's hospital in Mexico City has left three dead and more than 20 infants injured, and the building on the verge of collapse with some people reported to be trapped inside.
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US markets were mixed in early Thursday trading as data revealing a sharp plunge in jobless claims was outweighed by a drop in pending home sales. 3 hours ago
The Danish central bank has cut its deposit rate to - 0.5% in a bid to fight building pressures on its currency peg against the flagging euro. 1 hour ago
National Express has started a share buy-back programme to reduce its issued share capital. 3 hours ago
US initial jobless claims fell from 308,000 to 265,000 in the week ending 24 January, reaching their lowest level in 14 years. 1 hour ago
Weak commodity prices and pressure on the investment banking business saw first quarter revenue decline at business media group Euromoney Institutional Investor. 4 hours ago
Despite beat earnings forecasts, Alibaba shares fell over 7% before the bell on Thursday, after the group reported its third quarter sales rose less than expected. 2 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.