Naeem Aslam
Naeem Aslam
Naeem is an award winning analyst (i.e Irish Brokers Young Award in October 2010 etc.). His ability to proactively take advantage of various market trends is what made us at AvaTrade falling in love with him which led us to working together. A highly motivated individual that possesses strong analytical, numerical and interpersonal skills and has the ability to communicate his insights at a senior level. Some of Naeem's Specialties: Investments, Portfolio Management, Client services , compliance and regulations, Equity and Bond market.
March 5, 2021

The Most Important Data For Traders: The US NFP

The Most Important Data For Traders: The US NFP

Today is the most important day for investors and traders, as it is today when they will get to know more about the health of the US labour market. The bar is set really high and there are great chances of disappointment. The forecast for the US NFP is 197K while the previous reading was…

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March 4, 2021

Rising Bond Yield Concerns Are Overblown

Rising Bond Yield Concerns Are Overblown

The rise in bond yields has become a significant qualm among market players, and has triggered a steep sell-off in Asia. Traders in Europe are very much picking up on this momentum, and they are more inclined to place short bets on the equity indices rather than going long. Basically, what we have today is…

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March 3, 2021

Sunak To Deliver More Support With Hawkish Tone

Sunak To Deliver More Support With Hawkish Tone

European and US stock futures are trading higher as investors are optimistic about the third US stimulus package. The House has already given the green light, and now it is the Senate’s turn. Most of the bets are on the positive side—meaning traders are hoping for support for the relief package from the Senate as…

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March 2, 2021

Stock Market Breadth: Stock Rally Fades

Stock Market Breadth: Stock Rally Fades

Stock markets are trading lower as investors are pausing after recording a stellar stock rally yesterday. Concerns about higher yields are still very much the focus and the fact that the data has shown that the ECB has slowed its bond purchase programme is a further worrying aspect. Asian Markets  The Asian stock market traded…

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March 1, 2021

Stock Futures Trade Higher, Optimism Grows Among Traders

Stock Futures Trade Higher, Optimism Grows Among Traders

European stock futures are soaring as investors have decided to focus on brighter aspects of things such as the J&J’s one-shot vaccine and the US House passing the stimulus bill.  US stock futures are rising modestly on the first trading day of the week. Dow futures advance 152 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100…

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February 26, 2021

The Ugly Sell-off Is Set To Continue

The Ugly Sell-off Is Set To Continue

Stock futures are trading sharply lower today, and traders are really picking up the momentum from Asia, where we saw a heavy sell-off. It seems like traders and investors aren’t listening to official policymakers, and they have set their minds on one thing: interest rates will increase sooner than later. The fear about the rise…

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February 25, 2021

Dow Futures Extend Their Record Gains

Dow Futures Extend Their Record Gains

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to extend its gains from its record levels that it recorded yesterday. The dominant concern among investors and traders throughout this week has been the possibility of an early increase in interest rates as the coronavirus situation begins to improve due to the vaccination process. Investors were worried…

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February 24, 2021

Stocks Continue To Sell-Off; Stock Market Breadth Shows More Weakness

Stocks Continue To Sell-Off; Stock Market Breadth Shows More Weakness

Sector rotation continues to play out and investors are punishing growth stocks, especially the tech stocks lower again today. Big Tech experienced heavy losses during the early hours of trading yesterday. But, some of them recovered most of their losses towards the close. This was mainly because investors rushed to bag some bargains. There is…

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February 22, 2021

European Stocks Set To Open Lower; Boris Johnson’s Plan In Focus

European Stocks Set To Open Lower; Boris Johnson’s Plan In Focus

European and US futures are trading lower as there are some concerns among investors that inflation could be getting out of control. Traders believe that if the sharp rise in inflation is not addressed, higher prices may actually hurt the economic recovery. The rise in inflation is primarily due to the two main factors: loose…

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February 19, 2021

Bitcoin Passes $54K, Giving it a $1 Trillion Value

Bitcoin is taking no prisoners. The flagship cryptocurrency has now passed a major milestone of $54k, effectively making it the first ever crypto unicorn, with a value of $1 trillion. After gaining over 300% in 2020, Bitcoin’s price is still ascending at an incredible rate. Bitcoin is currently at $53,705, up almost 3% in the…

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February 19, 2021

Stock Futures Trade Lower Despite Yellen’s Assurance

Stock Futures Trade Lower Despite Yellen’s Assurance

The European and US stock futures are trading lower on the final day of the week. This is despite the fact that the market players have had an assurance that their addiction is likely to be fulfilled, by way of another stimulus package hit. Remember, the main reason that we have seen so much strong…

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February 18, 2021

European Futures Trade Lower, Gold Likely To Bounce Back Up

European Futures Trade Lower, Gold Likely To Bounce Back Up

European stock futures are trading lower for another day as traders are picking up the momentum from Wall Street. Traders are also concerned about the extension of the coronavirus lockdown in the biggest economy of the eurozone, Germany. It seems like traders have stopped being overly optimistic about the economic numbers. This is because we…

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February 17, 2021

UK Inflation Data Jumped Higher, Bitcoin Back Above 50K

UK Inflation Data Jumped Higher, Bitcoin Back Above 50K

European and US stock futures are trading higher today. The Dow closed at a new record high yesterday; the index posted its eighth consecutive days of gains. The shares of Salesforce led the move for the 30 stock index. The S&P 500, meanwhile, declined 0.06%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.34%. Apple was the main…

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February 16, 2021

European Stock Futures Surge, Sterling On Fire

European Stock Futures Surge, Sterling On Fire

European stock futures are continuing their upward trend, and investors are picking up the momentum from where they left off yesterday. Over in the UK, we saw the FTSE 100 index roaring to the upside as investors became a lot more optimistic about the vaccine progress–the country has achieved its vaccine target on time. Over…

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February 12, 2021

Stock Futures Trade Lower; Bitcoin On The Move

Stock Futures Trade Lower; Bitcoin On The Move

Stock futures are trading lower on the final trading day of the week. One of the main reasons that we see a bit of hesitancy among investors today is the arrival of the South African coronavirus variant in California. Altogether, there are four US States which have confirmed the new variant. The fact that the…

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February 11, 2021

Fed Sent A Dovish Message, Bitcoin Rally Fizzles

Fed Sent A Dovish Message, Bitcoin Rally Fizzles

Traders have taken one message from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s statement: the dovish monetary policy is here to stay. The fact that Jerome Powell is not ready to change the narrative on the monetary policy, even if the labour market starts to tighten up, sums everything up.  This particular message by the Fed drove the…

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February 10, 2021

Stock Futures Up; Twitter Beats On Revenue, Gold Price Trade Higher

Stock Futures Up; Twitter Beats On Revenue, Gold Price Trade Higher

Stock futures are trading higher as traders are ready to back riskier assets once again. Investors’ are considering yesterday’s pullback as an opportunity to buy stocks at a lower price.  The US stock market snapped its six-day rally yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.03% or nearly 9.93 points to 31,375.83. This was the…

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February 9, 2021

Stock Futures Trade Flat; All Eyes On Bitcoin

Stock Futures Trade Flat; All Eyes On Bitcoin

European and US stock futures are trading unchanged today as traders still want to build on yesterday’s gains. February has been a good month for the European and US stock markets. The US stock indices have already recorded several record highs so far this month. The optimism in the market is very much driven by…

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