August 7, 2020

Special Report: Second Stimulus Deadline Today

Special Report: Second Stimulus Deadline Today

Today is an important day for the Dow Jones Industrial Moving Average. Both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 futures are likely to remain highly volatile. The self-imposed deadline by Congress for the second stimulus package is today. Trump has vowed to take matters in his hands by using executive orders today. Trump wants to…

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August 7, 2020

Special Report: US NFP Data And Trump’s New Ban

Special Report: US NFP Data And Trump’s New Ban

Today, we learn about the health of the U.S. job market. The U.S. Non-farm Payrolls (NFP) data may fail to impress stock traders. If the number comes in weak, the dollar could tank, the Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq could suffer massive losses. Stock traders are also on edge as Trump bans…

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August 6, 2020

Initial Jobless Claims Fall To 1.1 Million

Initial Jobless Claims Fall To 1.1 Million

The Dow Jones and S&P futures bounced off from their lows on the back of today’s U.S. Initial Jobless Claims data. The road ahead is full of obstacles, and the path to recovery is going to be long and hard. The U.S. economy is likely to continue to suffer as long as the Jobless Claims…

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August 6, 2020

Dow Futures Await US Jobless Claims, BOE Left Rates Unchanged

Dow Futures Await US Jobless Claims, BOE Left Rates Unchanged

Dow Jones Futures: U.S. Jobless Claims, Second Stimulus Deal Weigh On Coronavirus Stock Market Rally; Gold Price Up The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are trading higher, as traders seem glad that the second stimulus talk is finally heading in the right direction. The U.S. Private Payroll number missed the forecast by a long shot…

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August 5, 2020

Gold, Bitcoin and the FOMC

Gold, Bitcoin and the FOMC

Gold has centuries of weight behind its reputation, and thus Bitcoin in comparison is the new kid on the block. Last week they both were under the technical radar of our Chief Market Analyst. Each week he brings the need-to-know information to our Trading Community watching AvaTradeTV, and the highlights of last week began with…

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August 5, 2020

Special Report: Gold Above $2,000

Special Report: Gold Above $2,000

Gold prices have crossed the $2,000 mark for the first time, and investors wonder where is the next stop for the gold price.  Are Gold Prices Going Up? The price of gold is up nearly 32 percent year-to-date. Gold has made a high of $2,044 per ounce. The $2,000 mark was a significant psychological resistance…

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August 5, 2020

Dow Jones: US-China Relation and Second Stimulus Bill

Dow Jones: US-China Relation and Second Stimulus Bill

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average futures maintain their gains for this week and trade higher today. Investors are quite hopeful about the progress being made for the next stimulus package. However, there is also a tone of caution among investors in terms of buying stocks because of the review of the phase-one…

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August 4, 2020

Special Report: TikTok, Trump And Microsoft

Special Report: TikTok, Trump And Microsoft

Donald Trump has given the final ultimatum to TikTok before he bans its operation in the U.S. Trump said on Monday that the U.S. government should get a sizable portion of the sales price. If the sale is not agreed by September 15, he will ban the TikTok service. Microsoft’s stock has rallied on the…

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August 3, 2020

Dow Jones: US-China Tensions Escalate

Dow Jones: US-China Tensions Escalate

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average futures are starting the month of August on the back foot as investors are concerned about the U.S.-China tensions and the continuous surge in coronavirus cases around the world. However, traders are somewhat optimistic about economic recovery in China. The Chinese July manufacturing activity printed a better…

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July 31, 2020

US GDP Crashed, Is the End Game Here?

US GDP Crashed, Is the End Game Here?

A full-blown U.S. stock market crash may not happen anytime soon or not for a few months as investors and traders are comfortable that the Federal Reserve supports the stock rally. Remember, the famous saying ‘Do not fight the Fed?’ Investors and traders have engraved this expression into their trading plan. The stock bubble could…

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July 30, 2020

AvaTrade Q&A with CEO Dáire Ferguson

AvaTrade Q&A with CEO Dáire Ferguson

We sat down with CEO Dáire Ferguson to talk about what’s going on at AvaTrade and the changes he is seeing in trading. We can’t ignore the biggest global story around, so how is the pandemic changing the trading landscape?  “Coronavirus has created unprecedented volatility – and with that increased opportunities for investment. People who have been at home unable to work now realise…

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July 30, 2020

Kodak Stock Rose over 300% Yesterday

Kodak Stock Rose over 300% Yesterday

Kodak stock is up over 300%. This activity triggered nearly 20 trading halts today. Kodak shares increased three-fold on Tuesday, and the stock is up over 1,450% approximately this week. At the beginning of the week, Kodak stock was trading at $2.77. Today, it reached a high of $60. Kodak won a government loan to…

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July 29, 2020

Gold Price: Is $3,000 Next?

Gold Price: Is $3,000 Next?

Are Gold Prices Going Up? Gold prices are likely to continue their upward journey as investors know that the gold price has broken significant resistance. This resistance level, formed in 2011, reached an all-time high at $1921. As of today, the gold price is trading at $1943 and has reached as far as $1981. The…

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July 28, 2020

Tesla and Stimulus packages made for interesting analysis

Tesla and Stimulus packages made for interesting analysis

Tesla earnings and Stimulus Packages were already hot topics for analysis, but when you throw in Bitcoin, interviews on CNBC and our regular Educational offerings in the mix, it was full steam ahead as usual at AvaTradeTV, bringing the savvy, insightful and inspiring to our Trading Community. To begin, CNBC Arabia wanted to know AvaTrade’s…

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July 28, 2020

Stock Market Awaits Mega-Tech Earnings And Fed Decision

Stock Market Awaits Mega-Tech Earnings And Fed Decision

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher as investors speculate about the Federal Reserve’s next possible action. Traders are a little hesitant to place any bigger bets as the Fed begin their two-day meeting today. The hope is that the Fed will continue their fight against coronavirus via its monetary policy.  The coronavirus infection rate…

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July 27, 2020

What Is Next For Gold Price

What Is Next For Gold Price

Good morning folks, this is Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at AvaTrade and welcome to our daily technical analysis video. In today’s segment we are going to look at gold prices. Why? Because gold points is happening in a very strong uptrend and on friday the price closed above the critical level of 1902. This…

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July 27, 2020

Will the Gold Price Crash or Shine This Week?

Will the Gold Price Crash or Shine This Week?

Gold prices are within a whisker distance of touching the record high of $1,921, last witnessed in 2011. It is pretty clear that nothing can stop the precious metal reaching its record high. For investors, it is not about the record high, it’s about the $2,000 price level, and the question is whether the gold…

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July 26, 2020

The continuing evolution of online options trading for retail investors

The continuing evolution of online options trading for retail investors

Borne on a wave of volatility started by US-China trade tensions, Brexit and now a global pandemic, the practice of options trading has grown significantly over the past few years. As prices and exchange rates are changing more frequently and more dramatically, traders are looking to seize the opportunity to capitalise on the high rewards…

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July 24, 2020

Stock Market Crash: Stock Rally is Out of Gas

The current coronavirus stock market rally has been dubbed the most hated stock market rally in the history of financial trading. Despite the stellar rally we’ve seen from the U.S. stock market, speculators believe that this stock market rally will crash once it runs out of fuel; in other words, when it runs out of…

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July 23, 2020

Maximum profits, minimal risks: The future of online trading

Maximum profits, minimal risks: The future of online trading

At a time where savings rates – and pretty much all other traditional forms of consumer investment – leave little to get excited about, many are looking to online trading as way of building their wealth. But the world of trading can be daunting. The possibility for handsome profit may be alluring, but the potential…

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July 23, 2020

Special Report: Gold Prices and A Record High

Special Report: Gold Prices and A Record High

Gold prices are extending their gains and currently trading at $1,875. Gold price is up nearly 23% year-to-date. The positive trend in the gold spot prices is chiefly due to the escalation in the geopolitical tensions and uncertainty over the second stimulus package. Investors aren’t afraid of the gold price reaching a record high, and…

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July 22, 2020

Dow Jones Futures: Investor Enthusiasm Fades

Dow Jones Futures:  Investor Enthusiasm Fades

The Dow Jones futures are trading modestly because traders have no clarity regarding when they will receive news about the second stimulus package. The U.S. stock market needs a new catalyst as the European stocks already have their stimulus. This is the reason that we are seeing European stocks outpacing U.S. stocks. Democrats and Republicans…

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July 21, 2020

Special Report: Gold And Second Stimulus

Special Report: Gold And Second Stimulus

Gold prices are pricing in bullish factors that could push the precious metal prices to a record high in the coming months. The last time the gold prices hit these highs was in 2011 when the gold spot price touched the $1,921. The factors that have stimulated the precious metal prices, especially the gold spot…

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July 21, 2020

Big Tech Earnings in Focus

Big Tech Earnings in Focus

Dow Jones: Second Stimulus Bill The Dow futures are trading higher because traders are optimistic about the news regarding a possible coronavirus vaccine. Stock investors are also feeling comfortable with the idea that the current economic weakness is supported by stimulus measures. Yesterday, European leaders finally reached a deal to unleash a landmark stimulus package…

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July 20, 2020

Hard acceleration from Tesla; not on road, but in the Market

Hard acceleration from Tesla; not on road, but in the Market

Tesla stocked surged, Netflix announced their disappointing earnings, and there was a feeling a COVID-19 vaccine might be on the cards. These were just the tip of the analytical feast in terms of significant points to mull over as a trader. And as always, AvaTradeTV sifted through all the events of the week to bring…

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July 20, 2020

European Markets Trade Higher on Stimulus Hopes

European Markets Trade Higher on Stimulus Hopes

Dow Jones futures are starting the week on the back foot as traders are unsure about the coronavirus stock market’s direction. Investors need to brace themselves for a raft of earnings reports and figure out how the coronavirus’s current spread will impact the future of the stock market. Traders also need a new catalyst to…

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July 17, 2020

Dow Pauses Its Stock Rally

Dow Pauses Its Stock Rally

Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures are trading lower as traders continue to assess corporate earnings. Netflix reported its earnings report yesterday, and the stock failed to impress Wall Street. Investors are also a little hesitant in buying shares because we also had a mixed bag of economic numbers this week. The economic…

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July 17, 2020

Special Report: Why The US Economy Needs Another Stimulus?

Special Report: Why The US Economy Needs Another Stimulus?

The US economy needs another new stimulus package because the US Jobless claims, US retail sales confirm the economy is stalling. Democrats, Republicans, and Trump administration need to pay attention to the IMF warning about soaring US bankruptcies.   Here is more on this  Stimulus Facts  Stimulus And Bankruptcies As I mentioned before, the number of…

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July 16, 2020

Massive Bull Signal for Coronavirus Stock Market Rally

Massive Bull Signal for Coronavirus Stock Market Rally

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher as traders are optimistic about the Moderna vaccine trial data. It seems like that the nightmare the global economy is living may have a solution. We have seen several events of similar optimism that led to stock market rallies this year. But the fact is that any news…

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July 16, 2020

Special Report: ECB, US Jobless Claims And China

Special Report: ECB, US Jobless Claims And China

The Dow Jones futures are trading modestly lower as traders want to practice patience before the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting and the US retail sales data. There is no doubt that the coronavirus vaccine data news from Moderna caused traders to buy stocks yesterday. But the fact is that the coronavirus situation in…

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July 14, 2020

Earnings Season Begins And Stocks Slide

Earnings Season Begins And Stocks Slide

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as investors are bracing themselves for the earnings report. This earnings period could mark the bottom for the US stocks as the process of the re-opening of the global economy has begun. Of course, local shutdown around the globe, together with the emergence of the second wave of…

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July 13, 2020

High performance from Tesla in the Market

High performance from Tesla in the Market

Tesla is the pioneer that well and truly kick started the Electric Vehicle world, adding flare, style, usability and desirability to the mix. And when Tesla’s stock prices shot up by over 40% in just five days, every trader would naturally want to know why. That is why our Chief Market Analyst delved into Tesla’s…

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July 13, 2020

Stocks Shake Off Covid-19 Concerns

Stocks Shake Off Covid-19 Concerns

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher to kick start the week. Traders are focused on the third-quarter earnings season, and the hope is that it will set a more positive tone for the coronavirus stock market rally. Partial lockdown due to coronavirus around the world has kept investors on edge. There are serious concerns…

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July 10, 2020

Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Under Threat

Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Under Threat

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as traders lost their faith in coronavirus stock market rally. This is due to the second coronavirus wave and fragile U.S. economic data. The U.S. has over 3 million COVID-19 cases, and Florida has experienced record deaths. We are not seeing the economic activity improving at a pace…

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July 9, 2020

AvaTrade launches revolutionary AvaProtect for desktop trading

AvaTrade launches revolutionary AvaProtect for desktop trading

Innovative risk management tool offers guaranteed protection from losses on open positions on the AvaTrade WebTrader Dublin: AvaTrade, an award-winning CFD broker, has launched AvaProtect – a revolutionary one-click risk management tool – for its desktop trading application, AvaTrade WebTrader. The solution comes as part of AvaTrade’s ongoing strategy to put the success and satisfaction…

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July 9, 2020

US Jobless Claims Ahead

US Jobless Claims Ahead

The Dow Jones futures continue to fluctuate between gains and losses for investors are not entirely sure whether the current economic recovery will last. The economic recovery in the US is very fragile because coronavirus cases are still rising. The US reported a record single-day increase of over 60,000 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday. This has…

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July 8, 2020

US Stocks Pause Their Rally

US Stocks Pause Their Rally

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as traders are casting some doubts about the reopening of the economy in the hard-hit southern states in the US. There are also concerns that the tensions between the US and China are strengthening every day due to the security law imposed in Hong Kong. Speculations are that…

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July 7, 2020

Gold shone and the US posted great results

Gold shone and the US posted great results

Gold remained part of the furniture in the trading world, and all great analysts love to look at the price of Gold itself in closer detail. AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst is indeed an excellent one, as he examined the happenings of the week and shared the significant and thought provoking ones with our trading community….

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July 7, 2020

Dow Jones Futures: Stocks Pause Rally

Dow Jones Futures: Stocks Pause Rally

The DJIA futures, along with S&P 500 futures, have paused their strong rally as the dollar index has pared some of its losses. However, investors are still very much paying attention to the stock market rally over in Asia that pushed Chinese shares higher. Many investors are comparing the rally in the Chinese stocks with…

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July 6, 2020

Dow Jones Futures Trade Higher

Dow Jones Futures Trade Higher

The DJIA futures along with S&P 500 futures have started the third quarter with a bang as there is significant optimism among investors over fiscal stimulus and economic recovery. This optimism and economic recovery are aiding investors to overcome their fears regarding the resurgence of coronavirus across the US and around the globe. It was…

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July 3, 2020

US Payroll Data Confirmed One Compelling Story

US Payroll Data Confirmed One Compelling Story

Americans have spent their first round of stimulus checks that were included under the CARES Act. But, the recent emergence of coronavirus has constraint the economic reopening process in the US, and Americans are desperately hoping for a second round of stimulus checks. The big question among them is if the HEROES ACT that passed the House…

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July 2, 2020

Special Report: US NFP Day Is Here

Special Report: US NFP Day Is Here

The DJIA futures, along with S&P 500 futures, are focused on the mother of all economic numbers, the US NFP. Usually, this number comes in on Friday. But due to a public holiday, in the US, the US NFP number will be released today. All eyes are going to be on the US unemployment rate,…

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July 1, 2020

Special Report: Gold Prices Pop To The Moon

Special Report: Gold Prices Pop To The Moon

The precious metal, gold, is likely to reach a major milestone and touch the critical $1,800 mark. This move is mainly caused by the Fed’s loose monetary policy due to coronavirus and the ongoing geopolitical tensions between the US and China. The biggest question for investors is where do we go from here? See a trading…

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July 1, 2020

Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Pauses

Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Pauses

The Dow Jones futures are starting the third quarter in a muted fashion as most of the stocks are edging lower. There is consistent uncertainty regarding the question, will  the recovery in Chinese economic data outweigh the spikes in coronavirus cases in the US? The Chinese economic indicators are printing encouraging numbers and providing further…

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June 30, 2020

Cryptocurrency to Oil and the DAX – all in one week

Cryptocurrency to Oil and the DAX – all in one week

Each week AvaTrade’s Trading Community enjoys expert analysis and insight from Naeem Aslam; AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst. This week, not only did our traders enjoy a Live Q&A session with him, and the regular Master Class, but we also covered an in depth explanation on how to manage risk when trading Cryptocurrency. So, how do…

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June 30, 2020

Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Resumes

Coronavirus Stock Market Rally Resumes

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower while the US stocks market is headed to finish its best quarter since 2009. European and Asian markets are also on track for the same award, it seems like traders have rewarded the coronavirus stock market rally despite the lingering economic recovery concerns and emergence of the second…

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June 29, 2020

Stop Throwing Your Money Away

Stop Throwing Your Money Away

Join the Tens of Thousands of Stock Exchange Traders Who Have Left the Bank Do you pay high fees and feel that the yields in your portfolio have been cut in half?  Are you still trading on capital markets through the bank? If so, you certainly have cause for concern. Here are 3 excellent reasons…

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June 29, 2020

Coronavirus Stock Rally Off To A Rocky Start

Coronavirus Stock Rally Off To A Rocky Start

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as investors take note of the worsening coronavirus infection rates in the US. Traders are cornered that the premature reopening of the US economy has given birth to virus hotspots in the US and it may lengthen the economic recovery.   See a trading opportunity? Open an account…

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June 28, 2020

ManCity & AvaProtect

ManCity & AvaProtect

At AvaTrade, our client’s safety is our no.1 priority. That’s why we designed AvaProtectTM, an extra layer of defence exclusive to our AvaTradeGO and WebTrader users. This powerful risk management tool gives you cash back on unsuccessful trades during the protected period, directly into your AvaTrade account. With AvaProtect, safeguarding your trades has never been…

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June 26, 2020

US Futures Trade Higher, Coronavirus Spikes

US Futures Trade Higher, Coronavirus Spikes

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher as traders celebrate the rolling back of a regulatory measure—the Volcker rule-and weigh prospects of additional stimulus. Despite this, traders are likely to remain mindful of the biggest one-day surge in coronavirus cases in the US and how it has constrained the re-opening process.   There is no…

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June 25, 2020

Can you profit from market volatility and protect your assets?

Can you profit from market volatility and protect your assets?

From Brexit through to the Coronavirus pandemic, high levels of volatility in the currency markets have become a familiar sight in recent years. With extreme highs and lows come abundant opportunities to make substantial financial gain. Yet with this comes great risk. Dáire Ferguson, CEO at AvaTrade, explains how traders can profit from market volatility…

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June 25, 2020

Special Report: Gold Price Set To Explode

Special Report: Gold Price Set To Explode

Gold prices are retracing from highs today after touching their highest level in more than 7 years. The Gold price hit a peak of $1,779 yesterday as investors started to diversify their bets. Five key factors are likely to push gold prices higher in the coming days. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now!…

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June 25, 2020

Special Report: Stocks Lose Momentum

Special Report: Stocks Lose Momentum

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as market sentiment continues to turn negative. Investors are worried about the spike in coronavirus cases and the recent global growth forecast from the IMF. Significant worsening recession and slow economic recovery are on the cards according to the new forecast by the IMF. See a trading opportunity?…

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June 24, 2020

US Futures Trade Lower

US Futures Trade Lower

The Dow Jones futures hold steady while traders continue to weigh their appetite for riskier assets. Yes, we are moving higher in terms of US equity markets. Still, the reality is that this is one of the most hated rallies on Wall Street among professional traders who believe that there is a significant disconnect between…

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June 23, 2020

US Futures Trade Higher On Trade Deal Hopes

US Futures Trade Higher On Trade Deal Hopes

The Dow Jones futures are trading slightly higher as traders seek to move past the risk aversion event that jolted the US futures and Asian markets after unclear remarks from Trump Advisor, Peter Navarro. President Trump took matters in his own hands and assured the stock market that the trade deal with China is “fully…

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June 22, 2020

BOE’s Decision, Jobless Claims and DJIA

BOE’s Decision, Jobless Claims and DJIA

By the end of the trading week, the UK Jobless Claims data was released, the Dow Jones plunged over 800 points, and the BOE’s decision was looming. With so many market events taking place alongside the trio just mentioned, there was one way to understand it all with a reasonable degree of certainty: unleash expert…

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June 22, 2020

US Futures Climb, UK Likely To Drop 2 Meter Rule

US Futures Climb, UK Likely To Drop 2 Meter Rule

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher as traders continue to downplay concerns of a new spike in coronavirus cases. Both the S&P500 and Dow Jones futures made a U-turn today and dug themselves out of losses. Beijing appears to have control of its coronavirus outbreak, which called for celebration amongst traders even though coronavirus…

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June 19, 2020

US Futures Set To Record Weekly Gains

US Futures Set To Record Weekly Gains

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher, while investors continue to worry about the rise in coronavirus cases in the US. As the numbers keep spiraling up, investors fear that the current coronavirus hot spots such as Texas and Florida may hamper the recovery. At the same time, each state continues to battle with the…

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June 18, 2020

Stock Market Rally Shows Fatigue, BOE In Focus

Stock Market Rally Shows Fatigue, BOE In Focus

The Dow Jones futures are lower today as investors search for a new catalyst that can encourage them to push the stock market rally higher. Fiscal policy and economic data have been helping, as is the consistent improvement in the employment and GDP numbers. While this data continues to change the view of smart investors,…

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June 17, 2020

European Stocks Trade Higher

European Stocks Trade Higher

European markets are set to build on their gains and ready to continue their bullish momentum. Traders have largely ignored another fear-mongering headline about the UK’s jobless claims data that was released yesterday. The fact is that the unemployment claims may continue to rise and the market participants already know that. Investors are more hopeful…

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June 16, 2020

Dow Jones Futures Soar On Stimulus Package

Dow Jones Futures Soar On Stimulus Package

The Dow Jones futures are roaring today as investors try their best to bag some bargains before it is too late. The news of monetary and fiscal policy support created fear of missing out (FOMO) among traders. There is no doubt that the current coronavirus stock market rally, like the financial crisis stock market rally,…

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June 15, 2020

Europe and the US under the spotlight

Europe and the US under the spotlight

The European and US stock rallies came screeching to a halt, and the Dow Jones Futures plummeted. Our Chief Market Analyst applied his razor-sharp analytical skills to investigate, bringing the “need to know” news to our trading community via AvaTradeTV. European and US Stocks have indeed paused their rally. What do traders need to know?…

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June 15, 2020

Dow Jones Tumble Over 600 Points

Dow Jones Tumble Over 600 Points

The Dow Jones futures are plunging today, and the coronavirus stock market rally has come under a significant threat after the S&P500 and Dow broke through some major levels last week. Investors are increasingly becoming anxious after China reported a sizable increase of coronavirus cases for the first time in nearly 50 days. The infection…

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June 11, 2020

US Futures Plunge on Covid-19 Fear

US Futures Plunge on Covid-19 Fear

The Dow Jones futures are trading lower as investors have genuine qualms about the spike in coronavirus cases in the US. I am skeptical of calling the current spike in coronavirus cases in the US as a second wave because the situation was never under control there, and the civil unrest triggered by Trump’s tweet…

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June 10, 2020

Dow Jones Futures Rally

Dow Jones Futures Rally

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher today after traders caught their breath from the coronavirus stock market rally that added $21 trillion to global stock markets. The S&P 500 futures are also indicating that traders are ready to dig the index out of its black hole, which occurred yesterday when the index turned negative…

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June 9, 2020

Special Report On Gold Prices

Special Report On Gold Prices

Gold prices have started on a positive note today but they are somewhat immune to the on-going civil unrest in the US. However, the gold spot prices are highly reactive to the US economic growth. The fact is that the US economy is unlikely to grow at a stable pace if protests continue in America,…

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June 9, 2020

Dow Jones Futures Flat While S&P500 Stocks Erase Losses

Dow Jones Futures Flat While S&P500 Stocks Erase Losses

The Dow Jones futures are trading modesty lower as investors continue to reward the stock market. The rally is heavily based on the optimism surrounding the reopening of the global economy as more and more countries ease their coronavirus restrictions. Despite the Minneapolis Police Department incident, Donald Trump isn’t ready to support ending local police…

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June 8, 2020

Bearish Bets and the ECB meeting

Bearish Bets and the ECB meeting

As is the status quo at AvaTrade, we’ve been engaging with our trading community via AvaTradeTV, our very own YouTube channel, dedicated to you. The wonderful world of trading vocabulary has some gems, and ‘bearish bets’ is right up there as one of them. So, let’s kick things off there. Bearish Bets Surged on the…

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June 8, 2020

AvaTrade expands global presence with new Polish office

AvaTrade expands global presence with new Polish office

Retail trading broker AvaTrade opens its eleventh office in Poland, providing dedicated customer support and training in Polish and under local regulation Dublin: AvaTrade, an award-winning forex and CFD broker, has announced the opening of its latest office in Warsaw, Poland. This expansion adds to AvaTrade’s growing international presence, including offices in Dublin, Milan, Tokyo…

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June 5, 2020

Dow Jones Future Looks Solid Ahead of US NFP Data

Dow Jones Future Looks Solid Ahead of US NFP Data

The Dow Jones futures are trading higher today as investors are set to build on their previous gains. Traders also rewarded the American Airlines stock, AAL, yesterday for bringing life back to some level of normality after coronavirus. The American Airlines stock went through the roof yesterday and scored gains of 41%. Overall, the Dow…

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June 3, 2020

Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Unshakable

Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Unshakable

Dow Jones futures are up despite the on-going riots, looting, and several nights of chaos in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average futures are trading higher by over 100 points today while the gold price remains weak, currently trading at $1,721. Speculators do believe that gold could skyrocket if the slogan “#Trumpdictatorship”, a highly…

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June 2, 2020

Moving Markets

Moving Markets

Understanding Market movement is a core part of any trader’s desire to trade effectively and safely. Providing insight and pearls of analytical wisdom for our Trading Community to mull over as always, was our Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam. Homing in on movement itself, Naeem delivered triple a treat of analysis. What was moving the…

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May 29, 2020

Trump China News May Not Break Stock Rally

Trump China News May Not Break Stock Rally

The U.S. futures are trading lower as tensions continue to anchor between the two major superpowers: the U.S. and China. Beijing has defied all U.S threats, and it has made it clear that China is going to have more control over Hong Kong because of a new Security law. Donald Trump, the U.S. president, appears…

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May 28, 2020

AvaTrade Wins Again!

AvaTrade Wins Again!

AvaTrade was recently awarded the title of “No. 1 Broker” of 2020 by the European, one of Europe’s top business and finance magazines. We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to the safety and success of our clients, and we view this as confirmation that we are going in the right direction as…

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May 28, 2020

What Is Moving Oil Prices?

What Is Moving Oil Prices?

After an enormous rally, oil prices have started to ease off today. The West Texas crude oil’s July contract crossed above $34 per barrel on Tuesday this week, which left many traders scratching their heads. There is no doubt that the oil prices run a risk of a correction, as both WTI and Brent prices…

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May 27, 2020

Two Things You Need To Know To Start Your Day

Two Things You Need To Know To Start Your Day

Escalation US-China tensions have escalated, and this has eased off the stellar rally in the U.S. equity markets that we experienced yesterday. However, both the European and U.S. futures are still trading higher but not with the same momentum. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Donald Trump,…

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May 26, 2020

Tutorials and Analysis delivered to our Trading Community

Tutorials and Analysis delivered to our Trading Community

AvaTradeTV provides its Trading Community with Market Analysis and Tutorials every week. This week we began to zoom right in on Indices and took a close look at Gold and PMI Data to name a few of featured instruments. Ever wondered what the S&P 500 is? We reveal all in our Tutorial. How about The…

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May 26, 2020

European Equity Markets Roar

European Equity Markets Roar

European markets are trading higher as investors welcome another positive economic reading out of Europe. The German GFK consumer climate data printed a reading that not only bested the previous number but which also beat the forecast. The actual number came in at -18.9; the forecast was -19.1 while the previous reading was -23.1.  See…

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May 25, 2020

Investors Are Wary Of Geopolitical Tension

Investors Are Wary Of Geopolitical Tension

Markets in Asia struggled for direction today and closed mixed on the first trading day of the week. Investors are wary of China’s action in Hong Kong and wonder if this could ignite tensions between the US and China. Beijing has governed Hong Kong since 1997, and last week China introduced a draft national security…

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May 22, 2020

US Futures And European Markets Slide

US Futures And European Markets Slide

The ongoing tensions between the US-China are back on the forefront, which has dampened the sentiment among investors today. Trump approved the arms sales to Taiwan, and the US Senate passed legislation that can delist the Chinese companies from US exchanges. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo…

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May 21, 2020

US Futures And European Markets React To PMI Data

US Futures And European Markets React To PMI Data

In Europe, the optimism among investors has faded once again as investors digest growth forecast from the European Commission. The EC now expects the EU-wide GDP to plunge by -7.4% in 2020 against the previous forecast of +1.4%. The EU countries that are heavily reliant on tourism are likely to be hit the most. Of…

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May 20, 2020

Equity Markets Unsure About Their Direction

Equity Markets Unsure About Their Direction

European futures are trading mixed today as the enthusiasm fades about a vaccine by Moderna. A health publication report showed that the vaccine is still very much in its early stages, and there are considerable hurdles ahead. Experts still need to see more data from the company before they draw any firm conclusions, and this…

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May 19, 2020

US Futures Set To Build More Gains

US Futures Set To Build More Gains

US futures are trading higher and traders are somewhat cautious after yesterday’s mouth-watering rally. It appears that equity markets have given a clear indication of what can drive the price action higher – a coronavirus vaccine or a treatment of COVID-19. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo…

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May 18, 2020

The S&P500, the FTSE and Gold, analysed and explained

The S&P500, the FTSE and Gold, analysed and explained

Analysis is crucial to making informed decisions, with risk management at the forefront. And to carry out thorough and stringent analysis, no corner of the market should be left unturned. Our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam explored the events of the week with his analytical radar at the ready to bring our trading community all…

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May 18, 2020

European Markets Trade Higher

European Markets Trade Higher

European futures are trading higher as traders are picking up momentum from Asia. Investors are hopeful about business activity resuming across major countries after a long period of lockdown. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo This sanguinity has also pushed the US futures higher and today’s price…

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May 15, 2020

Special Report: Have Investors Missed The Stock Rally?

Special Report: Have Investors Missed The Stock Rally?

US futures are trading higher on the final trading day of the week after a volatile session. The Dow Jones dropped over 450 points during early hours of trading yesterday but finished the day with a gain of over 377 points. The question for traders is whether yesterday’s sell-off was an opportunity to buy stocks?…

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May 14, 2020

Equity Markets Set To Drop More

Equity Markets Set To Drop More

The US futures are trading lower today as the Federal Reserve’s chairman has failed to assure the markets that they really have the tools to prop the recovery. The fact is that recovery has become a painful word, and it is going to take some time for the US and the global economy to get…

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May 13, 2020

12.05.2020 | Coronavirus Update: The Finale

12.05.2020 | Coronavirus Update: The Finale

The Corona Virus market updates come to an end as we move past peak infection rates in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Going forward, the emphasis will be on how much of a long-term impact Covid-19 has had on economic growth. For example, the Non-Farm Payroll numbers reported for April 2020 were very low. As…

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May 13, 2020

UK GDP Crashed But Sterling Is Up

UK GDP Crashed But Sterling Is Up

The UK’s prelim GDP crashed, and this is the reason that the FTSE 100 index is trading lower today. But sterling decided to look beyond this backward-looking data, it is trading higher against the dollar by 0.22%. The UK’s GDP number q/q came in at -2% which was better than the forecast of -2.6%. The…

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May 12, 2020

European Markets Trade Lower

European Markets Trade Lower

The US equity markets staged another rally yesterday with both S&P500 and NASDAQ indices closing in positive territory while the European markets closed lower. Investors in Europe are set to pick up the momentum where they left off yesterday and it seems like bulls are out of luck for now. When we look at the…

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May 11, 2020

The Dow Jones, FTSE 100 and Bitcoin up close and personal

The Dow Jones, FTSE 100 and Bitcoin up close and personal

As the world seemed to show signs of normality away from Coronavirus lockdown, the markets continued to ebb and flow, revealing pockets of opportunity. Taking an in-depth analytical look into these windows of trading opportunity, as always, was our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam; who then delivered his findings to our trading community via our…

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May 11, 2020

Coronavirus Comeback: What’s Up with Wall Street?

Coronavirus Comeback: What’s Up with Wall Street?

The worst unemployment report since the Depression era screamed across computer and television screens Friday morning, announcing that a breathtaking 20.5 million Americans lost their jobs in April and unemployment rate soared to 14.7%. Wall Street’s response? All three major U.S. indexes finished last week with gains; the S&P 500 has bounced more than 30%…

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May 11, 2020

Fear-mongering Numbers Do Not Mean Anything

Fear-mongering Numbers Do Not Mean Anything

The US NFP number, released last Friday, was gut-wrenching and the fact is that Americans should brace themselves for more fearmongering numbers in the coming weeks and months as the unemployment situation is likely to become more worse before it gets better. The US unemployment rate has soared to 14.7% and Trump administration thinks that…

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May 7, 2020

The BOE Kept Its Rate Unchanged

The BOE Kept Its Rate Unchanged

Today is all about the Bank of England’s monetary policy. The BOE kept the interest rate unchanged at its current level of 0.1%. Two members of the MPC voted to increase the asset purchase program. This means that the possibility of the bank increasing its asset purchase program isn’t imminent, but it isn’t out of…

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May 6, 2020

These Billionaires Got $283B Richer During Coronavirus

These Billionaires Got $283B Richer During Coronavirus

It’s fair to say that the brutality of the coronavirus stock market crash caught everyone off guard. But while we’re still licking our wounds, and as the coronavirus pushes millions into unemployment and a deep recession looms large over the global economy, it seems that America’s billionaires are becoming even richer. According to a new…

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May 6, 2020

European Future Trade Lower After German Data

European Future Trade Lower After German Data

European futures are trading weak as investors are reacting to another feeble economic reading. The German factory order data has shown that the economic engine of the eurozone has too many problems, the data missed the forecast by a large margin. The actual reading came in at -15.6% while the forecast was -10%. In addition…

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May 5, 2020

Presenting New Oil Futures Contracts

Presenting New Oil Futures Contracts

The fluctuation of crude oil prices has always made the commodity an interesting asset for investors to trade on. Crude oil prices are significantly influenced by many micro and macro factors. Generally, within the oil markets, there is a bias towards expected upside or downside moves within certain time frames. As a result, investors who…

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May 5, 2020

How much did Tesla and Google earn?

How much did Tesla and Google earn?

It was a week of announcements, from Tesla and Google sharing their earnings stats through to Lockdown measures changing. Announcements can bring movement in the Markets, and thus our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam put the events of the week through their paces analytically to break down the need to know information for our trading…

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May 5, 2020

European Markets and US Futures Trade Higher

European Markets and US Futures Trade Higher

European futures are trading higher as investors are optimistic about the re-opening of the global economy. More and more countries are moving closer to easing the lockdown measures. This was one of the key reasons that the US stock reversed their losses yesterday and the S&P500 eked out some minuscule gains towards the end of…

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May 4, 2020

Trump Rattled Markets Again

Trump Rattled Markets Again

European stocks are trading lower as investors are worried about the rising tension between China and the US. This increase in tension is taking place at an inappropriate time. The world is suffering from one of the worst and deepest recessions, and the last thing that investors want to see is Trump ratcheting up tensions…

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April 30, 2020

30.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Hopes Are High On Drug Treatment

30.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Hopes Are High On Drug Treatment

Yesterdays price action was particularly important, as at 13:30 (UK time) we had the US GDP numbers. Additionally, yesterday we received news from Gilead Science that one of the drugs they are working on for Coronavirus seems to be extremely effective in curing those who are ill with the virus. To find out how this…

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April 30, 2020

French GDP Shrank Ahead Of The ECB Meeting

French GDP Shrank Ahead Of The ECB Meeting

European futures are moving higher on the final trading day of the month. Traders are giving a free pass to dismal French GDP data that confirmed GDP contraction of -5.8%. Investors are optimistic about the possibility of a treatment for COVID-19. Basically, any drug that can combat the pandemic is a game-changer.   Investors have…

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April 29, 2020

US GDP, Fed Meeting And Italian Yields In Focus

US GDP, Fed Meeting And Italian Yields In Focus

A Touch Of FOMO Today is a risk-on day. Investors are building on Asian equity markets momentum.  All major Asian markets, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and even Sydney have surged today. The MSCI Asian index has rallied out of bear territory and this is an encouraging sign for European investors. Nasdaq futures are supported due to…

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April 28, 2020

Equity Futures Trade Lower Due To The Drop In Oil Prices

Equity Futures Trade Lower Due To The Drop In Oil Prices

Oil prices tanked once again today, and West Texas Crude oil June contract has dropped more than 13%. Most of the sell-off is mainly because of the fear that the expiry date for this contract is approaching fast and there isn’t much space left for storage. The anxiety amongst oil traders is that we are…

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April 27, 2020

Crude Oil Slipped to Historical Lows

Crude Oil Slipped to Historical Lows

Another week of volatility was firmly in the analytical clutches of our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam to break down and deliver the need to know for our trading community. Crude Oil. Had it become the biggest casualty of the Coronavirus? Naeem talked about it here. Netflix stock, however, was a gainer in current times….

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April 27, 2020

BOJ Fired Another Bazooka, Oil Drops Again

BOJ Fired Another Bazooka, Oil Drops Again

An important week commences with mines of economic numbers and important central bank meetings. The Bank of Japan kept the interest rates unchanged but tweaked some policy measures. The BOJ declared unlimited buying of government bonds and removed price momentum from its forward guidance. However, the dollar-Yen pair failed to gather any significant momentum on…

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April 24, 2020

24.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: UK Retail Sales Data Plunged

24.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: UK Retail Sales Data Plunged

Markets are trading to the downside. This is because investors were hoping that the drug for Covid-19 that Gilead Science was working on would bring an end to the virus and to the economic crisis. However, as results were not as expected, we can see this effecting the markets. To find out more about Covid-19…

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April 24, 2020

US Futures Trade Lower Ahead Of Economic Data

US Futures Trade Lower Ahead Of Economic Data

US futures and European equity markets are trading lower as traders react to economic numbers. The UK’s retail sales number plunged today and came well below the expected reading. The theme was similar for the European services and manufacturing PMI data released yesterday. The US jobless claims data also confirmed that there are over 26…

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April 23, 2020

Warren Buffett’s Best Coronavirus Stock (So far) In 2020

Warren Buffett’s Best Coronavirus Stock (So far) In 2020

Thought you got hammered in the market? Despite the fact that Warren Buffett has an excellent track record of navigating market crashes, take a look at The Oracle of Omaha’s portfolio, and you might feel a lot better about yours:   % of Total Performance (%) Ticker Company Name Portfolio YTD Since 2/19 AAPL Apple…

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April 23, 2020

23.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: ECB Will Buy Junk Bonds

23.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: ECB Will Buy Junk Bonds

Looking at the European economic numbers it is clear that Covid-19 is having a huge affect on the markets. As a result of these numbers the  European Central Bank has followed in the footsteps of the Fed and will buy junk bonds. Additionally, they will be developing an EU fund which will provide some support…

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April 23, 2020

Oil: Front End Months Experienced Whopping 145% Rally

Oil: Front End Months Experienced Whopping 145% Rally

After every extensive sell-off, there is a relief rally, and this is exactly what we are experiencing in oil prices. The front end (June) contracts for Crude and Brent have rallied and the oil prices are trying to win the investor communities confidence back. However, it will take a very long time for that to…

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April 22, 2020

What the Market Might Have Looked Like in A World Without Coronavirus

What the Market Might Have Looked Like in A World Without Coronavirus

“I’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good. Even now, I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts are poison and should be kept locked up in a safe place, away from children and also from grown-ups who behave in the market like children.”- Warren Buffett Prophecy, it…

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April 22, 2020

22.04.2020 | US Approves Another $500 Billion Budget

22.04.2020 | US Approves Another $500 Billion Budget

Equity markets are trading higher as the US got approval for 500 billion dollars’ worth of loan for small business. Investors were very worried about the small business as bankruptcy would hugely affect the markets. Whilst equity markets are rising, Oil is at an all-time historic low. Watch Naeem Aslam AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst to…

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April 22, 2020

Gold up, Crude Oil dives and Trump opened the US economy

Gold up, Crude Oil dives and Trump opened the US economy

Coronavirus induced market fluctuations continued to create plenty of opportunities for traders. To unearth the lucrative and cast away the insignificant for our trading community, our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam deployed the power of Technical, Fundamental and Sentimental Analysis. The mighty trio of analysis left no analytical stone unturned with Naeem at the helm….

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April 22, 2020

Brent Hits Century’s Low, ECB To Discuss Junk Bonds

Brent Hits Century’s Low, ECB To Discuss Junk Bonds

Brent oil has tumbled to a 21-year low and touched this century’s low. The spread between the US Crude and Brent has started to narrow. Nonetheless, the chances of Brent falling to zero, or below zero, are small. Having said this, the sell-off in oil is brutal, and it is highly likely that we are…

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April 21, 2020

21.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Crude Oil Became The Biggest Victim

21.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Crude Oil Became The Biggest Victim

Coronavirus continues to affect the financial markets. The extent of the ramifications of the virus are still unknown, however, yesterday we saw a dramatic turn as crude oil traded in negative territory. To understand this dramatic change, and learn more about the effects of the virus on the markets watch AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst Naeem…

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April 21, 2020

UK Unemployment Surged | Oil And Silver Lining

UK Unemployment Surged | Oil And Silver Lining

European markets are trading lower as a result of the blow out that happened in oil markets yesterday and the dismal UK’s unemployment number. Crude Oil’s May contract closed in negative territory for the first time in oil price history. Investors are worried about the consequence of this in emerging markets. Traders are also unsure…

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April 17, 2020

US Equity Futures Set To Shatter The Roof

US Equity Futures Set To Shatter The Roof

US futures are set to pierce their ceilings as the Dow Jones futures are trading higher more than 700 points. The fresh optimism is fueled on the back of two factors: firstly, Donald Trump’s announcement of partial opening of the economy and finally, Gilead Science has found more effective results in treating the coronavirus patients….

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April 16, 2020

16.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: What To Make of Earnings Season?

16.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: What To Make of Earnings Season?

Traders are unsure whether to be hopeful or pessimistic. On the one hand there is huge optimism as China reopens its economy and the pandemic seems to be finally under control, on the other hand countries like the US seem to still be fighting a losing battle against Covid-19. Watch Naeem Aslam, AvaTrade’s Chief Market…

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April 16, 2020

Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures

Markets Optimistic About New Lockdown Measures

Over in Europe, investors are shrugging off the pessimism and willing to focus on more positive things. Germany has drawn a plan to ease off the lockdown restrictions and traders are optimistic about this development. Having said this, European markets aren’t trading higher with bigger margins, we are only seeing some small gains, and it…

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April 16, 2020

The Nasdaq, Tesla and Facebook under the spotlight

The Nasdaq, Tesla and Facebook under the spotlight

The spotlight of analysis shone brightly upon some big names last week. From Tesla and Crude Oil to Facebook, our trading community was the first to see and hear what our Chief Market Analyst thought of significant events.  They were also reminded that AvaTrade has got them covered, from all angles. Trading safely is the…

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April 15, 2020

15.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Germany Extends Its Lockdown

15.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: Germany Extends Its Lockdown

Over in Germany we can see a surge in the number of Coronavirus cases, however it is interesting to note that Germany has announced that their lockdown will continue until the 3rd of May. Clearly Germany is in no rush to re-open the economy. The US seem to be doing quite the opposite. Donald Trump…

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April 15, 2020

SPECIAL Report: Crude Oil Below $20

SPECIAL Report: Crude Oil Below $20

Crude oil is trading at $19.60 today and at this level, there is a significant threat to the U.S. shale oil industry. So, what do we need? Organic production cut from the U.S. shale oil industry Increase in Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)   Bargain hunters stepping in Global lockdown to ease off In the absence…

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April 15, 2020

Coronavirus and Market Volatility: What’s Next for Gold Prices?

Coronavirus and Market Volatility: What’s Next for Gold Prices?

After seeing some wild daily swings in March, could the economic instability inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic be setting up gold prices to break out to new highs in April? Gold prices gained in volatile trading this week amid weakening appetite for risk as rising deaths dampened hopes for a swift containment of the coronavirus….

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April 14, 2020

Foggy Earning Season & An Upbeat Chinese Data

Foggy Earning Season & An Upbeat Chinese Data

European futures are trading higher as the earnings season that has been lost in the fog begins. Perhaps, this is the most uncertain earning season in history. U.S. banks will begin the earning season today, and it is JP Morgan that is going to be out of the gate first. Coronavirus has rattled the world…

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April 14, 2020

Coronavirus and The Markets: Kicking Off Earnings Season

Coronavirus and The Markets: Kicking Off Earnings Season

U.S. stocks are coming off their biggest week of gains since 1974. The S&P 500 rebounded 25% from a low reached on March 23rd, and so did the broader market average. The market’s latest rally has been fueled mainly by three factors: an improving outlook on the coronavirus outbreak, massive monetary and fiscal stimulus and…

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14.04.2020 | Gold price Surges and Markets Move Higher

14.04.2020 | Gold price Surges and Markets Move Higher

Looking at the import and export numbers coming from China we can be optimistic. The numbers are far better than expected. Whilst this is a reason for some optimism we must keep in mind that the world’s biggest economy, the United States, is still suffering greatly from the Coronavirus. To learn more watch AvaTrade’s Chief…

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April 13, 2020

Oil: Is This The End Of Tumultuous Period?

Oil: Is This The End Of Tumultuous Period?

A historic deal has been agreed to curtail oil supply among the oil-producing nations. This deal has put an end to the devastating oil war that brought the price of oil to its knees and many oil-producers to the brink of bankruptcy. A Deal Is Forged OPEC+ alliance finally agreed to cut oil production by…

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April 10, 2020

10.04.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Markets Continued Their Rally

10.04.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Markets Continued Their Rally

The federal Reserve has increased its liquidity program by another 2.3 trillion dollars. It has increased its liquidity program to try and cushion the effects of coronavirus on the markets.   Additionally, the Equity market continues to show its resilience in the face of coronavirus. Is this as a result of the Federal Reserve’s monetary…

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April 10, 2020

Special Report On Oil: Cardiac Arrest Done

Special Report On Oil: Cardiac Arrest Done

The time for cardiac arrest has passed, OPEC+ introduced its supply cut. It was widely expected that the cartel would cut its production by nearly 10 million B/D, and they have delivered. OPEC+ is done with its job–for now. We need two important factors to play their role, and they are as follows: Non-OPEC+ members…

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April 9, 2020

09.04.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Deadliest Day For The UK

09.04.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Deadliest Day For The UK

Yesterday was a difficult day for the UK, as it saw its deadliest day so far as a result of the Coronavirus.  Both New York and Berlin also experienced a high number of deaths thanks to the virus. However we did see some positive numbers over in the US. This is because Investors are looking…

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April 9, 2020

US Markets Set To Open Higher

US Markets Set To Open Higher

US futures are trading higher as investors continue to focus beyond the negative influence of Coronavirus. There is no doubt that the current journey is going to be arduous, and full of obstacles, but keeping a positive attitude matters the most. It is this optimism that pushed the markets higher on Wall Street last night…

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April 8, 2020

Special Report: Why There Is Retracement In Oil Price?

Special Report: Why There Is Retracement In Oil Price?

Oil prices have rallied since last Thursday on the back of hopes that there will be a supply cut from OPEC+. The cartel assured the markets on Friday that it will hold a meeting on Monday, but then it was pushed till Thursday and this has dampened the oil prices. The Background On the 2nd…

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April 7, 2020

Oil’s Wild Ride Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

Oil’s Wild Ride Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

What a time to be an oil trader! Since the coronavirus outbreak, oil prices have taken a major blow. Crude futures tumbled to a 17-year low in March as the global outlook for fuel demand darkened with travel and social lockdowns.  And although oil prices staged their biggest jump in history just last week on…

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April 7, 2020

Dramatic Turn For The UK

Dramatic Turn For The UK

The Coronavirus crisis has taken a dramatic turn in the UK because there is fear of a leadership crisis, as the British Prime Minister is in intensive care. He was hospitalized on Sunday after spending nearly 10 days in quarantine. Johnson is struggling to shake-off Covid-19 and his government is in panic mode to contain…

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April 6, 2020

Was Crude Oil lubricating market movement?

Was Crude Oil lubricating market movement?

As March morphed into April, there were yet more pockets of trading opportunity thanks to the ever-present volatility. In order to enable our traders to arrive at informed decisions and capitalise on lucrative opportunities, a plethora of analysis was undertaken by our Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam and Webinar Master Troy. All of which was…

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April 5, 2020

AvaTrade Introduces Best Options Mobile Trading Experience

AvaTrade Introduces Best Options Mobile Trading Experience

AvaTrade clients can now trade on AvaOptions – an advanced new platform comprising FX and Options trading and more. Dublin, March 25th, 2020: In turbulent times like these, AvaTrade, a leading award winning CFD broker, is not only maintaining business as usual, but also stepping up its game by introducing the most high tech, innovative…

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April 3, 2020

SPECIAL REPORT: OPEC+ To Meet

SPECIAL REPORT: OPEC+ To Meet

Equity futures are trading lower because investors are concerned as the number of infected cases exceeds 1 million. No doubt the world is going to look different, this lethal virus has consumed over 53,000 lives in only four months. The global economy is likely to shrink more than 2% during the first half of 2020…

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April 2, 2020

02.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: European Epicenter Shows Positive

02.04.2020 Coronavirus Update: European Epicenter Shows Positive

As the numbers of new Coronavirus cases and deaths decline in Italy, investors assume that Italy has indeed seen its peak in the coronavirus outbreak. AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst reports that due to this assumption equity markets are trading higher. To find out more about Coronavirus and its effects on the market watch this video….

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April 2, 2020

Back In Green | Oil Jumps While Gold Holdings Soar

Back In Green | Oil Jumps While Gold Holdings Soar

European markets are trading higher in the hope that the worst may be over for the epicenter of Europe. The coronavirus outbreak seems to have stabilized in Italy. There is only moderate growth in new coronavirus cases and the death rate has eased off. It is highly likely that Spain may be seeing its peak…

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19: How Low Can the Market Go?

COVID-19: How Low Can the Market Go?

If you’re a shaken investor sitting on big paper losses, getting an indication of when can we expect the stock market to stop falling amidst the global turmoil is probably at the top of your Geez I-wish-I-knew list. With the S&P 500 index down more than 30% since the commencement of the COVID-19 outbreak, investors…

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April 1, 2020

US Futures Plunged Despite Upbeat Chinse Caixin Number

US Futures Plunged Despite Upbeat Chinse Caixin Number

US futures and European markets have tumbled today as investors have started to show their concern about worsening coronavirus figures in the US. In his speech yesterday, President Trump talked about a bright future for the US but only once the virus outbreak is under control. Now,  investors are suffering from this pain today. The…

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March 31, 2020

31.03.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Is The Worst Behind US?

31.03.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Is The Worst Behind US?

Due to the fact that the equity markets continue to surge, investors are asking themselves the million dollar question. Is the worst behind us? Have we seen the worst effect of coronavirus? Naeem Aslam AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst gives his insights as to the above question. Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona…

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March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Should You Buy, Hold or Sell Stocks Right Now?

Coronavirus: Should You Buy, Hold or Sell Stocks Right Now?

Unsettling times have hit the global market. Last week, the Dow‘s close at 19,173 points concluded the worst week since 2008 and marked its lowest level since December 2, 2016.  Stocks have become far less expensive than they were only a few weeks ago. This sell-off has been particularly fast and brutal, going down as…

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March 31, 2020

Chinese Data Restores Confidence

Chinese Data Restores Confidence

There is always a glimmer of hope and one should always keep that in mind. For traders, this glimmer of hope came in the shape of positive economic news from China. The Chinese factory activity picked up. Asian markets skyrocketed on the back of this news because traders were eager to hear something which finally…

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March 30, 2020

30.03.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Italy Shows Some Silver Lining

30.03.2020 | Coronavirus Update: Italy Shows Some Silver Lining

Italy has finally seen two consecutive days with lower death rate, this indicates that Italy may have reached its peak in the coronavirus pandemic. If this is indeed the case, this is a positive sign for the markets. Watch Naeem Aslam to understand how coronavirus is affecting the markets. Register Now Or Try Free Demo…

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March 30, 2020

Gold, Was it a Golden opportunity in itself?

Gold, Was it a Golden opportunity in itself?

Volatility continued within the markets last week, churning out opportunity upon opportunity for traders. Our Chief Market Analyst syphoned off the lucrative from the insignificant and delivered his findings to our trading community via our YouTube channel. Was Gold set to be lucrative? Naeem unleashed his Technical Analysis skills to explain: The VIX Index. Was…

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March 27, 2020

27.03.2020 | European Markets Trade Lower, Here is Why!

27.03.2020 | European Markets Trade Lower, Here is Why!

We are seeing a downward move in the European markets, the reason for this, is that the European leaders failed to agree on stimulus credit line. To understand how this effects the markets watch Naeem Aslam AvaTrade’s chief market analyst. Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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March 27, 2020

US Futures Set To Open Lower

US Futures Set To Open Lower

US futures are trading lower today as investors are picking up the momentum from Europe. The European leaders have failed to iron out a concrete plan with all the necessary details to rescue the region’s economy from a disaster yesterday. The key details have been left out to discuss further during the coming weeks. This…

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March 26, 2020

Traders Eye The BOE Meeting

Traders Eye The BOE Meeting

European futures are trading lower as the French business confidence data printed a record drop during March. Sadly, in the coming days, these economic numbers are likely to become even uglier. What we are seeing now is only a starter, the main course and desserts are still to come. So far, the European indices have…

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March 25, 2020

US Fiscal Aid Package Approved

US Fiscal Aid Package Approved

The deal is finally here. Democrats and Republicans have agreed on a massive stimulus aid package. Traders have been eagerly waiting for this $2 Trillion aid package that is likely to bolster the US economy. There is no doubt that the US desperately needed this aid package to stem the outbreak of Coronavirus. However, whether…

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March 24, 2020

Is The Game Over For The VIX Index?

Is The Game Over For The VIX Index?

The price is likely to enter an important level of support zone. Watch the video to understand how to line up the RSI with your support zone in order to have a better entry point. Any rally is likely to push the price in our defined resistance zone as described in the video from AvaTrade’s…

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March 24, 2020

Morale Lifted And Gold On Fire

Morale Lifted And Gold On Fire

European futures are trading higher as investors have paid attention to some positive news in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. It appears that the pace of the virus outbreak in Milan is slowing down, and this means that it is likely that Italy may have seen the peak, or is at least nearing its peak….

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March 23, 2020

How the Stock Market Performed During Past Viral Outbreaks

How the Stock Market Performed During Past Viral Outbreaks

While past rebounds can’t predict what will happen now, judging by the market’s performance during the start and end of other infectious diseases, including SARS, Ebola and avian flu, global investors may have little to fear that the current outbreak will hurt the U.S. stock market for the long-term. Read on to learn why.

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March 23, 2020

23.03.2020 Coronavirus update: Aid Package Failed To Pass Through Congress

23.03.2020 Coronavirus update: Aid Package Failed To Pass Through Congress

As Europe continues to suffer from Covid-19,  governments are tightening the limitations on citizens and many countries are moving towards total lockdown. The equity markets continue to fall as congress failed to pass the $2 trillion aid package. AvaTrade’s chief analyst Naeem Aslam give further insight on the effects coronavirus has on the financial world….

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March 23, 2020

Another Brutal Week Is Set To Begin

Another Brutal Week Is Set To Begin

US Futures are set to begin another brutal week after Asian markets tumbled in overnight’s price action. It is all about the surge in the death toll triggered by Coronavirus—the flashing red lamp on traders’ dashboards. This is a time when politicians should stop bickering about their differences and do what is right for the…

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March 20, 2020

20.03.2020 – Coronavirus update: FOMO Is Here!

20.03.2020 – Coronavirus update: FOMO Is Here!

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, coronavirus, the equity market is selling at a massive discount. So to, commodities are down. Watch AvaTrade’s Chief Analyst Naeem Aslam, to learn how the turbulence in the markets could be to your benefit. Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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March 20, 2020

Markets Set To Bounce, Is It A Buy?

Markets Set To Bounce, Is It A Buy?

Investors are scratching their heads and asking themselves one question if this is the time to buy equities given the fact that markets have started to recover some of their losses. For instance, the US markets closed in positive territory yesterday, and the momentum was picked up by Asian markets overnight. Today, the European and…

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March 19, 2020

19.03.2020 | Coronavirus Update: More Stimulus Is Here

Another interesting day in the markets. Yesterday the Dow Jones closed over 1300 point, however the VIX jumped a mere 2%. Making sense out of the turmoil, Naeem Aslam, AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst explains how we can find various opportunities during these difficult times. Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business…

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March 19, 2020

When Safety First Becomes Your Best Trading Strategy

When Safety First Becomes Your Best Trading Strategy

Introducing AvaTrade’s 360° Protection Package Trading with the most regulated broker in the world means knowing you’re covered to the max at all times. Starting today, AvaTrade is offering its traders a 360°, all-inclusive protection package comprised of loss protection during the protected time period, real-time risk alerts, advanced pattern recognition software and comprehensive trading…

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March 19, 2020

Sterling Crashes to 35-Year Low!

Sterling Crashes to 35-Year Low!

Sterling has entered in a critical area of support on a monthly time frame. Watch the video from AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, to understand where that support zone is and what is the significance of this zone. Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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March 19, 2020

Special Report: Crude Oil Fell to $20.37 Yesterday

Special Report: Crude Oil Fell to $20.37 Yesterday

Crude and Brent oil are down over 60% year-to-date. Yesterday, crude oil fell 24% to $20.37, touching an 18-year low due to the global panic about Coronavirus. Both WTI and Brent are on track to record their worst month in history, down over 54% and 50% respectively. The global lockdown on worldwide travel and halted…

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March 18, 2020

Q&A Coronavirus

Q&A Coronavirus

What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered…

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March 18, 2020

Fiscal Policy Opens War Coffins

Fiscal Policy Opens War Coffins

European futures are trading sharply lower even though fiscal policies have opened war coffins in order to soften the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic. In simple terms, the turbulent time continues for equity markets around the globe. Over the past couple of days, the S&P500 futures index has hit the limit up 3 times and…

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March 17, 2020

Special Report: What Could Make The Markets Go Normal?

Special Report: What Could Make The Markets Go Normal?

Global equity markets have been in major turmoil since governments and central banks have started to acknowledge that Coronavirus is a real threat. The fact is that government and central banks have been late in acknowledging that it is a significant threat to the global economy, and have failed to respond to it accordingly. Failing…

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March 17, 2020

How to Trade Smarter During a Stock Market Crash

How to Trade Smarter During a Stock Market Crash

Fear of a stock market crash is never far away. And they’re brutal when they hit. Ask anyone who was heavily invested in stocks during 2000–2002, 2008 and again in 2020. Fortunately for the average investor, crashes tend to be sharp and short-lived.

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March 16, 2020

Coronavirus and Its Influence: The Fed Failed to Calm Markets

Coronavirus and Its Influence: The Fed Failed to Calm Markets

As Coronavirus causes fear and havoc, market participants are acting according to their gut feeling and not according to logic. AvaTrade’s chief market analyst explains what is behind the current market moves and gives insight as to what direction we should be moving in. Watch the video to find out more. Register Now Or Try…

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March 16, 2020

A flurry of market activity, all in a week.

A flurry of market activity, all in a week.

Last week the world reacted to the effects of the Coronavirus by stepping up their preventive measures, from closing schools and cities through to restricting air travel from other continents. With volatility in the air, markets reacted by default. The significant market events were analysed and explained in detail by our Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam. The…

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March 16, 2020

Ultimate how to guides for our traders

Ultimate how to guides for our traders

We spare no expense keeping our technology at the very forefront, giving our traders an intuitive, user-friendly trading experience. And to make things even easier, we produce video tutorials showing our traders exactly how to get the best out of their AvaTrade experience. AvaTradeGO lets you trade anywhere, anytime. Here is a quick overview of its extreme…

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March 16, 2020

Technical Analysis: Gold

Technical Analysis: Gold

Can The Gold Price Continue Its Upward Move? AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, explains the price action. He shows potential entry and exit point on for active and passive traders. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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March 16, 2020

Fed Lowers Interest Rate to Zero, What Now?

Fed Lowers Interest Rate to Zero, What Now?

The world is facing a pandemic. These are extraordinary times, and we need extraordinary measures. On Sunday, the Federal Reserve made an extraordinary move to safeguard the economy from the impact of Coronavirus by dropping its benchmark interest rate from 0.25% to 0%. In addition to this, the Fed has relaunched its quantitative easing program…

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March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Markets Bounce Back Up From Biggest One Day Drop

Coronavirus Update: Markets Bounce Back Up From Biggest One Day Drop

Thanks to Coronavirus we are witnessing huge volatility in the markets, things continue to be unpredictable. After showing  worrying figures we can see that the European markets and US futures have sharply bounced back up from their biggest one day drop. AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst explains the movements in the markets and analyzes the shifts….

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March 13, 2020

Special Report: US Housing Market

Special Report: US Housing Market

The U.S housing market makes the backbone of the U.S economy, and any weakness in this sector look spineless. During the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, it was the U.S housing sector that pushed the economy over the edge and into a period of a prolonged recession. People were out of jobs and couldn’t…

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March 13, 2020

Special Report: The Bear Market is Here

Special Report: The Bear Market is Here

The unprecedented era of the bull market has come to an end, and the bear market begins now! Coronavirus, the cause of this chaos has been declared as a pandemic, and officials around the globe are busy implementing necessary measures to ward it off, including travel bans, discouraging social gathering, closing public schools, and encouraging…

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March 12, 2020

Coronavirus and the Stock Market

While many on Wall Street see the current turmoil as an overreaction, others have begun to worry there’s no cure for what’s ailing stocks. So, what’s an investor to do? Read on to learn about how many shrewd investors are turning turmoil into opportunity. It’s a rough time to be an investor. Panic is seizing…

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March 11, 2020

Sterling’s Price Action and BOE’s surprise Action

Sterling’s Price Action and BOE’s surprise Action

Sterling recovered all of its weakness which was triggered due to the bank of England’s monetary policy decision. It lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points. However, the Sterling-Dollar pair is in a strong downward trend. Watch the video of AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analys, Naeem Aslam, to understand where the important support and resistance…

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March 11, 2020

Special Report: Why Gold Is A Better Choice?

Special Report: Why Gold Is A Better Choice?

Gold is known as the safe-haven assets and whenever we see a meltdown in the equity markets or prospects of loose monetary policy, its price starts to shoot up. Currently, the gold price has a strong negative correlation with the equity markets meaning when the equity markets fall we see investors pouring money into gold…

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March 10, 2020

Technical Analysis: Crude Oil

Technical Analysis: Crude Oil

AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam talked about potential area of support in our technical analysis video yesterday and today we have seen a massive surge from this area of support. Watch this video to understand what are his current thoughts about Crude Oil trading. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now…

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March 10, 2020

Why Markets are Up Today?

Why Markets are Up Today?

There two factors which are driving the markets: coronavirus and oil price. However, today investors are more focused on stimulus packages and this is what driving the markets. Is this the right approach? Watch this video to understand what AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analysts, Naeem Aslam thinks about this. See a trading opportunity? Open an account…

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March 10, 2020

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Buy OIL?

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Buy OIL?

The Dow Jones suffered its worst day yesterday since the financial crisis, as the index tanked over 2000 points . Two factors drove the price lower: Coronavirus fear and the failure of the oil supply cut by OPEC. Investors were hopeful that the cartel would introduce the biggest supply cut on record on Friday, to…

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March 9, 2020

How do you spot when to buy, and when to sell?

How do you spot when to buy, and when to sell?

It is quite possibly the number one question on the tip of every budding trader’s tongue and deeply ingrained into the brain circuitry of established traders; how do you spot the buy and sell opportunities? AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst Naeem Aslam told us how in a special session focusing on the impact of the Coronavirus…

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March 9, 2020

Crude Price Drops Below $30, What Now?

Crude Price Drops Below $30, What Now?

Oil price has entered in a major area of support, AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, explains why the current sell off is an opportunity to buy oil. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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March 9, 2020

Markets Are Out of Luck

Markets Are Out of Luck

Markets are completely out of luck as there is no prospect of good news which can help the current sell-off. Traders are largely disappointed that the OPEC+ failed to provide any kind of oil supply cut. Markets were expecting Saudi Arabia and Russia to put their differences aside and act in a way that would…

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March 6, 2020

How To Trade Gold On The US NFP Day?

How To Trade Gold On The US NFP Day?

Ahead of the US NFP data, investors are hedging their bets and buying gold. The total gold ETF holdings are pretty much at record level and AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, explains what this means for the price action and what are the important price levels. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now!…

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March 6, 2020

Snap Shot: The US NFP

Snap Shot: The US NFP

The US NFP data is the mother of all economic numbers and investors are heavily focused on this economic data. The reason is that this economic number sets the tone for the equity, forex, commodity and fixed income markets. More importantly, it also drives the global markets because there is always a spillover effect of…

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March 5, 2020

A Master Class in trading indices and much more

A Master Class in trading indices and much more

As February drew to a close in its leap year, the AvaTrade YouTube dream team took big gulps of news in from around the world. They whittled everything down with their analytical prowess to bring our viewers the most lucrative knowledge! Indices can be extremely fruitful. Carrying lower risks with strong potential, many of our…

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March 5, 2020

Risk Is Back But For How Long?

Risk Is Back But For How Long?

Investors have started to back riskier assets once again as they feel optimistic regarding the coordinated action of central banks around the globe. The Dow Jones scored more than 1000 points yesterday and closed with a gain of 4.53%. The S&P500 index increased by 4.22% and the Nasdaq index gained 3.85%. If we compare all…

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March 4, 2020

Fed Move: Overreaction Or Necessity

Fed Move: Overreaction Or Necessity

The Fear of the Unknown There is some serious trouble brewing, and traders are not aware of what is to come. This is the message that investors took away from the Federal Reserve’s surprise action yesterday. The Fed delivered the biggest emergency interest rate cut since the financial crisis and it was completely unexpected. A…

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March 3, 2020

The Dead Cat Bounce

The Dead Cat Bounce

European and US futures are trading lower after yesterday’s dead cat bounce. It was the biggest one day move for the US equity markets since 2009, the Dow Jones soared 5.09%, the S&P500 index surged by 4.60% and the Nasdaq index increased by 4.49%. Investors bought into the idea that the Federal Reserve is going…

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March 2, 2020

Fed Lead Equities Higher in Europe

Fed Lead Equities Higher in Europe

European futures are trading sharply higher as traders are optimistic about the support from central banks around the globe. The Federal Reserve over in the US is ready to reduce the interest rates this month. The upcoming March meeting is a live one now. The Fed issued a rare statement on Friday in order to…

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February 27, 2020

Another Brutal Day for Equity Markets

Another Brutal Day for Equity Markets

The brutality continues for the equity markets and the European futures are trading sharply lower once again today. Everyone cannot think of anything but Coronavirus. In Italy, the coronavirus cases continue to escalate, 424 people are infected, and 12 individuals have died.  Investors are highly concerned about the impact of coronavirus on global growth. Obviously,…

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February 25, 2020

Technical Analysis: Dow Jones Index Dropped Over 1,000

The Dow index experienced its biggest daily one-day drop year-to-date yesterday. It fell below the 50-day SMA and also below the 100-day SMA. Watch this video to understand what is next for the price. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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February 25, 2020

Why The Sell-off Was Overreaction

Risk off is the name of the trade today. Investors are tensed due to the fear of a prolonged economic slowdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus was anticipated. In reality, it was nothing more than the market participants overreacting to news of the virus spreading.  This slowdown was indeed expected, and If investors thought…

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February 24, 2020

Bitcoin, Gold and Crude Oil in the Limelight

Bitcoin, Gold and Crude Oil in the Limelight

In the same week that saw Bitcoin put through its paces by Naeem, the Euro Stoxx 600 reached new heights, and the People’s Bank of China acted for the people and Gold topped 1600 too. Leaving no analytical stone unturned, our Chief Market Analyst Naeem delivered daily need-to-know analysis in an easy to digest manner….

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February 24, 2020

European Markets Trade Lower

European Markets Trade Lower

The US and European futures are trading sharply lower. Basically, investors are starting the week on the back foot and no one is ready to take big risks. Traders are anxious about the global economic growth number for the first quarter and  are not sure if there is enough backing from central banks across the…

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February 20, 2020

Crude Oil Analysis

How To Trade The Crude Oil Inventory Data? Crude oil price has entered in a resistance zone ahead of the crude inventory data. The forecast is for 3.3M while the previous reading was 7.5M. Watch this video to understand the importance of resistance and support zone Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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February 20, 2020

Investors Pay Attention To PBOC’s Commitment

PBOC Confirms Its Commitment To Spur Growth The People Bank of China sent another solid signal to investors to sway them that the bank is ready to support the economy through its monetary policies. The PBOC delivered on its promise and lowered its lending benchmark rate, the 1-year LPR was cut by 10 basis points…

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February 19, 2020

Gold Finally Above 1600, What Now?

Risk-off trade has fueled a rally for gold traders, we are on track to record two months of gains and the monthly chart shows a bullish candle. Watch the video from AvaTrade’s Chief Analyst, Naeem Aslam, to learn more. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our…

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February 19, 2020

US Futures Trade Higher

US Futures Trade Higher

Investors are pushing the US futures and European markets higher fueled by Chinese optimism. As we discussed yesterday, China is sending a strong signal to markets that Beijing is equipped to support the markets with whatever it takes. Apple’s revenue warning jolted the market’s yesterday. Investors questioned the resilience of the bull rally in equity…

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February 18, 2020

Markets Overreact To Apple’s Revenue Warning

Markets Overreact To Apple’s Revenue Warning

Market sentiment has tumbled once again due to a fresh revenue warning from Apple. The Californian based company announced that it may not be able to meet its quarterly revenue due to the iPhone supply shortage and lower demand in China caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus. Apple makes most of its products in China,…

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February 17, 2020

There was a Bull, a Bear, Apple and Gold…

There was a Bull, a Bear, Apple and Gold…

And all were featured on our AvaTrade YouTube channel last week as we brought more analytical delights to the masses! Our Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, gave our traders lucrative insight to factor into their trading strategies; and Troy, a senior account manager at AvaTrade, helped our traders to get a tighter grip on analysis…

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February 17, 2020

Technical Analysis: Dollar Bullish Bets Drops

Technical Analysis: Dollar Bullish Bets Drops

AvaTrade’s Chief Analyst reports that the Euro-Dollar has entered into an important support zone and the CFTC data shows that speculators have reduced their bullish bets. See a trading opportunity? Open an account now! Register Now Or Try Free Demo Follow our corona virus business updates!

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February 17, 2020

Expect Low Liquidity In Markets As US Is Closed

We are expecting low liquidity in the markets as the US stocks are closed today for Presidents Day. This pattern of low liquidity is normal whenever the biggest market in the world is closed. Investors do not like to trade large sums when they aren’t sure in which direction the big players are moving. So…

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February 14, 2020

FX Special- Euro Falling Apart

When you look at the Euro/dollar chart, it does make you wonder what is behind the move? Is the Euro going to fall apart? Is the Euro-parity finally on the cards again? All those questions are valid, and as an investor or a trader, one should ask those questions, because the Euro-dollar has been in…

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February 13, 2020

Should You Buy Uber Now?

Uber stock was up nearly 10% yesterday in the after-market session as the company reported a number that surprised Wall Street analysts. Its stock fluctuated in the after-market session on the back of both good and bad news. Nonetheless, Uber’s stock is up more than 40% since November when it hit a low of $25.58…

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February 13, 2020

European Markets Feels The Virus Blow

Investors over in Europe are pessimistic today due to the spike in the Coronavirus infection and the rising death rate in China. A revised methodology for diagnosing the disease has been implemented which should address the initial erroneous testing techniques which led to an increase in the spread of the infection. The surge in the…

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February 12, 2020

Fed Chair Testimony and Gold

The Fed chair was grilled by the senate yesterday and it brought mammoth volatility for markets. In this video, Naeem Aslam explains what to expect from him today and how gold may move, more importantly, what levels to focus on. Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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February 12, 2020

Investors Should Be Cautious About The Market

Coronavirus is bound to have an impact on the global economy, and for anyone who thinks otherwise, they are in for a surprise. Recent measures by the People Bank of China include support from their monetary policy and cutting the tariff rates in half on the U.S. imports, this may take some sting from the…

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February 11, 2020

UK’s GDP Data Ahead

UK’s GDP Data Likely To Move Sterling and FTSE Naeem Aslam, AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, talks about major support and resistance zones in the light of upcoming UK’s economic numbers. Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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February 11, 2020

Optimism Back In Town

Investors over in Europe are ready to push the markets higher and pick up the momentum from Asia. Most of the Asian indices traded in positive territory shrugging off the concerns related to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Speculators do believe that the impact is going to be limited, which is really difficult to digest. The…

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February 11, 2020

Coronavirus Remains A Focal Point

Coronavirus is the biggest threat flashing on traders’ platforms on Monday morning. Investors are concerned about the rising number of deaths in China and workers are unable to return to work. The fear is that by opening factories you increase the risk of contamination. Apple’s stock is likely to be hit in Europe and in…

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February 11, 2020

Apple’s Price Likely To Move Lower

iPhone’s biggest supplier failed to open its factories in China due to the outbreak of virus and this is likely to impact the price. Watch this video to understand the important price levels. Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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February 9, 2020

Wonderful week of volatility!

Wonderful week of volatility!

Last week Tesla shares jumped up by almost 20% in a single day. And the Asian Market experienced the biggest one-day sell off since 2015. These fast-paced movements delivered an analytical feast for Naeem Aslam, AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst. As always, Naeem got his teeth firmly stuck in to provide yet more market insight in his usual upbeat and positive…

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February 2, 2020

We drop the technical from analysis!

We drop the technical from analysis!

We added more top-notch content to our AvaTrade YouTube channel last week as our Chief Market Analyst, Naeem Aslam, delved into the finer details of analysis itself with his exclusive daily videos. If you have ever wondered what analysis actually is and find all those charts and statistics a little bit overwhelming at times, let…

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January 24, 2020

Risk-On Trade Back In Town

European markets are trading higher and investors are partaking in riskier assets on the back of the European economic data which was somewhat positive. The French flash services PMI printed a stronger reading of 51 against the forecast of 50.4.

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January 23, 2020

Technical Analysis: DAX & Euro

Ahead of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision, we look at various assets which could move significantly. In this video, we look at DAX and Euro and analyse potential levels. Watch this video here Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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January 23, 2020

The ECB Day

afe Haven assets are popular among investors as Wuhan enters lockdown. In simple terms, investors are cautious and the risk-on trade isn’t catching any significant bid.

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January 22, 2020

Technical Analysis: Euro Bull Back In Power?

Ahead of the European Central Bank meeting, the call option premium for the EURO/USD pair has increased. This mean it is likely for the price to move higher. In this video, we look at some key levels and analyse various opportunities. Register Now Or Try Free Demo

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January 22, 2020

Europe To Open Higher

European markets are expected to open higher as investors are ready to shake off the subdued trading session over on Wall Street.   The S&P 500 index dropped by minus 0.27%, the NASDAQ index fell by minus 0.08% and the Dow Jones index dipped by minus 0.52%. As a result, we saw a massive surge…

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January 20, 2020

Morning Call: European Markets Trade Higher

European markets are seeing a noiseless session due to a public holiday over in the US. This means less trading volume during the European trading session. Nonetheless, traders are feeling positive to kick start the week and some of this confidence is due to a better than expected German PPI reading, it came in at 0.1% against the forecast of 0.0%.

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January 14, 2020

Alphabet Nears $1 Trillion

Alphabet Nears $1 Trillion

Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google and the world’s fifth-largest technology company by revenue is on the verge of joining the prestigious $1 trillion club. Although it won’t be the first company to reach a market capitalisation of $1 trillion, it certainly puts the tech giant in an exclusive club. Creation of a Tech…

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January 7, 2020

How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Why Do People Invest in Cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrencies rose to stardom in 2017-2018, despite having been around for almost a decade prior to that. Even though the hype of the crypto-rush has passed, they have retained an air of aura about them. The investing world still has fond memories of the huge returns that this exciting…

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December 11, 2019

So, What’s the Deal with Stock Indices?

So, What’s the Deal with Stock Indices?

We all have our favourite assets. But ask 50 traders what their top 5 assets are, and there’s a good chance that the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, DAX 30 or FTSE 100 won’t make the shortlist. After all, trading oil is “explosive”, gold is “sexy”, EUR/USD is “dependable” and trading Amazon, well, that’s simply…

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December 8, 2019

OPEC Meetings

OPEC Meetings

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are set to meet in Vienna on December 5th to discuss production output for the foreseeable future. This is the organization’s second and final meeting of the year and follows July’s meeting where the decision was made to restrict production for the following 9 months….

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November 14, 2019

Invest in The Things You Care About

Invest in The Things You Care About

You have already invested your hard earned cash into those indispensable every day essentials; the latest iPhone, your morning Starbucks or that must-have Netflix subscription. Ever wanted to take it a step further and invest in the things you really care about? Now you can with AvaTrade. For as little as $100 you can invest in…

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November 7, 2019

AvaTrade Refer a Friend Programme

AvaTrade Refer a Friend Programme

In the 19th century, the gold rush was booming. One’s immediate thought is that the miners and mining companies were the ones that made big money from gold mining activities, but in fact, it was ancillary services around the mining industry that made large profits. One particularly profitable business was supplying mining tools, which as…

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October 2, 2019

Blocking Ledgers – How the BlockChain Works

Blocking Ledgers – How the BlockChain Works

Whether or not there is a Satoshi Nakamoto is a moot point. What is clear is that in the aftermath of 2008, two lessons were learned by too few: Spending more than one owes – debt – entails a departure from pure capitalism in that it introduces a form of bondage into a system that…

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September 16, 2019

Survey: Millennials More Likely to Make Risky UNREGULATED Investments

Survey: Millennials More Likely to Make Risky UNREGULATED Investments

AvaTrade Presents First ‘State of Canadian Forex’ Survey TORONTO – September 16, 2019… According to a survey conducted by AvaTrade (one of the world’s most innovative online CFD and FX providers) among 1000 members of the Angus Reid Forum, Canadians are firmly for regulated platforms but get lukewarm when it comes to leverage limits. AvaTrade…

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September 10, 2019

Jack of All Trades Retires

Jack Ma is stepping down from Alibaba, the half-trillion company he created and ran for 2 decades, on his 55th birthday. To celebrate his birthday and success, AvaTrade is offering a 55% spread reduction on Alibaba shares.

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August 21, 2019

TOOL OF THE TRADE

TOOL OF THE TRADE

The Fed must decide if it will be an accomplice in Trump’s trade war or force him to rethink his tactics. Read the Minutes of their last report and trade the sentiment.

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August 12, 2019

The Sentiments of War

Trump is looking desperately for a trading success, and Europe is an easy target. How do investors feel about that, and how does that influence the Euro?

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July 23, 2019

The CaLibraTion of Facebook

The CaLibraTion of Facebook

Facebook has declared war upon the establishment. Their attempt to issue their own currency represents that stage in nation building that comes just before electing a government and stitching together a flag.

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July 16, 2019

TRADING THE CLOUD

TRADING THE CLOUD

Two firms publishing their quarterly earnings today have been badly flounced in the past by the competition; both have managed to come back fighting! Netflix shares have managed to recover their post-Disney blues, and Microsoft is riding the cloud to places that Apple & Google can only dream of. Find out more.

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July 9, 2019

SULLEN STERLING

SULLEN STERLING

This year’s 1st quarter was good to the Brits – GDP grew by 0.5%, which was better than the previous year’s 0.2%. Year-on-year, 2019 is up 1.8% versus 2018’s 1.4. And still, Deutsche Bank last week cut Britain’s growth outlook from 1.5% to 1.2. The largest threat to the UK well-being is housing and employment….

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July 4, 2019

TGIF’s NFP

TGIF’s NFP

A buffer between US manufacturing and the FED’s monetary policy, this month’s NFP promises to deliver drama.
Trade the NFP – Trade the Economy

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June 18, 2019

FOMC UNDER PRESURE

FOMC UNDER PRESURE

President Trump is demanding an interest rate cut. The FED continues resisting. But the economy is beset with turmoil. Which way wil they go Wednesday?

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June 17, 2019

A Balanced View

A Balanced View

The US-China Trade War is likely to benefit the European Union to the tune of $70bn, but could exporters become over reliant on China?

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May 30, 2019

The Rise of Bitcoin…Again!

The Rise of Bitcoin…Again!

Bitcoin is making its comeback; whether it will rise to, or surpass its former 2017 glory is unknown, but the Bitcoin bulls are feeling optimistic. In the world of technology, where evolution is measured in mere minutes, Bitcoin is rather old as it celebrated its 10th birthday at the beginning of 2019. It was only…

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May 2, 2019

AvaTrade Further Reduces Crypto Spreads

AvaTrade Further Reduces Crypto Spreads

It all began when Bitcoin strangely added $500 on April 2nd following a rumour that the SEC was finally authorising the trading of 2 Bitcoin-based Exchange-Traded Funds. This happened after a report the day before in the Wall Street Journal, which claimed that 95% of Bitcoin trading is artificial. But there is more to the…

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April 30, 2019

Daily Market Review – Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daily Market Review – Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Asia Indexes ended in the green globally yesterday and this morning, save the Nikkei (down a quarter percent) and the Hang Seng (down 0.7%). Overnight, Chinese PMIs surprised with a fractional drop to 54.3 – non-manufacturing – and 50.1 – manufacturing (50.2, according to Markit’s Caixin measure), this despite the latest support measures, which were…

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April 21, 2019

The Ultimate Experience Presented by AvaTrade

The Ultimate Experience Presented by AvaTrade

This week, the Head of AvaTrade’s Partner Department along with 9 business partners experienced a fascinating 48 – hour event at the ManCity Football Academy. The first treat of the day was quite special – the selected few checked into their hotel rooms – rooms normally occupied by talented Manchester City players like Kevin De…

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April 17, 2019

NOPEC and the De-dollarization of Oil Trading

NOPEC and the De-dollarization of Oil Trading

The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC) has dominated the headlines in recent months, threatening to cause a global diplomatic and economic impasse between the concerned parties. The bill seeks to limit the powers of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with reference to oil production as well as the consequent…

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April 15, 2019