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 »

Bullet Report: The reason for the USD slide and why it could continue

Share This: Yesterday’s ISM news release showed the biggest contraction in the services sector in the US since 2008. As per rough estimate the US Services sector amounts to about 70% of the US GDP, which gives some indication that coming Q/Q GDP numbers will suffer. As a result, the expectations for a September rate hike have actually… 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 »

Hot Topic – UK pound and US dollar

Share This: Here’s what happened to the GBP: On Thursday, The Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index for the manufacturing sector came in at a higher than expected 53.3, while on Friday, the PMI for the construction industry additionally showed an increase to the previous month. Overall UK consumer confidence has actually additionally shown an increase. Following the release of… Read More »

Bullet Report: Why OIL Jumped 5% Yesterday

Share This: Today’s financial calendar is thin but focus will be on the ISM non-manufacturing index for August. Yesterday we saw a sharp increase in the UK PMI service index which jumped from 47.6 to 52.9 back to pre-Brexit levels. Overnight, RBA left rates unchanged, which resulted to AUD/USD maintaining this week’s gains.    Currencies: EUR/USD is one of the… Read More »