Category Archives: Forex Blog

ECB maintains interest rate at record low levels

Share This: European Central Bank (ECB) kept Eurozone’s interest rates at the same levels, but reiterated its readiness to react in the near future and called for national economies within the bloc to step up their efforts to assist growth. Given suggestions that the UK’s recent referendum result to exit the European Union is not having such a… Read More »

Heroes and Villains of the Stock World

Share This: As the cliché goes, “Money makes the world go ‘round” and this has actually been particularly evident in the stock market world. While some were able to use the fame and fortune for good, others were simply lured by the glitz and glamor to feed their greed. Here are some of the heroes and villains in… Read More »

The One-Hit Wonders of Finance

Share This: Charlotte Day, Head of Content and Social Media, easyMarkets A recent article published by Bloomberg showed that Pokemon Go,[1] a mobile app that recently swept the globe and led to a massive spike in Nintendo’s stock, was already in decline. In the financial markets, one-hit wonders like Pokemon Go are relatively common. In the following article,… Read More »

Trader Fact File Steven Cohen

Share This: Steven Cohen is an American hedge fund manager who was ranked by Forbes at the 106th richest man in the world for 2014 and the 35th overall in the United States. He is the founder of Point72 Asset Management and S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Cohen faced civil charges in 2013 for failing to prevent insider trading in… Read More »

Bullet Report: ECB Rate Decision and Press Conference Today

Share This: Today’s main event is the ECB Meeting which is expected to remain on hold just like Australia and Canada did this week. Growth in the EU remains subdued and there is increasing stress to the ECB to act as reasonable inflation continues despite massive easing programs. The rate decision, will certainly be followed by a press… Read More »

The Lesser Known Metals: How to Trade Base Metals

Share This: Evdokia Pitsillidou, Risk Associate, easyMarkets Very few people outside the investing globe know that base metals could be traded on the futures and options markets. Even within the trading community, metals trading is often synonymous along with precious metals – the glittery earth-rare commodities that are used as currency or other forms of payment. While gold… Read More »

10 Risky Trades that Paid Off

Share This: In the financial market, it is often said that you should go big or go home. Along with higher risk comes the promise of higher rewards and some gamers didn’t hesitate to up the ante when the situation called for it, reaping huge returns on their correct market calls. Here are some of the riskiest traders… Read More »