What is the relationship between plague and assets?

The new corona-virus that originated in China and swept the world has attracted the attention of most people, it had influence on the trend of many financial assets at the same time. Then what is the relationship between different financial assets and the plague?

  1. Stock indices and individual stocks. As far as the stock index is concern, the essence of stock indices is “multiple stocks in each industry / local currency”. We have noticed that many funds call for “the world belongs to the optimists” and “buy stocks”, but they are not really optimists. During epidemics or wars, the purchasing power more…

GOLD (XAUUSD) Weekly Forecast (08/01/2020 – 14/01/2020)

News and Data:

  • CNY Caixin Manufacturing PMI 51.5 vs 51.7 expected
  • US ISM Manufacturing PMI 47.2 vs 49 expected
  • US FOMC Meeting Minutes expected to cut interest rate 2 times in 2020
  • US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI 55 vs 54.5 expected

Market Update:

Gold price jumped over $1,600 per ounce this morning upon the news that AL Asad airbase in western Iraq has come under retaliatory attack from Iran. This action is viewed as the direct attack on American forces located in the region. Following the news of the attack, stocks prices dropped but oil and GOLD rose. Gold has bounced back around more…

Margin Trading – Safer Choice than Stocks Trading

As we all know, there are many different investment targets in the world. It can be felt that risks are different when trading different symbols . Many people believe that margin trading (CFDs like foreign exchange pairs) is a high-risk variety. Is that true? This article categorizes the risks of common trading methods (including foreign exchange transactions), which would be helpful for amateur traders.

Level 1 – Trades that do not require a stop loss.

Generally speaking, we cannot trade without taking risks, and the probability of success of a transaction is often not 100%. In order to prevent losing all their money, more…

Key mark for Euro passed

Europe

EURUSD

The important support for EURUSD at 1.05 was broken this week. This happened due to more optimistic than expected forecasts for economy and further course of interest rate’s hike. In September, markets and the Fed Reserve had something we may call consensus for expectations of two hikes in 2017, but in December more hawks appeared, and eventually they await for three hikes. This goes along with Trump’s promises to boost economy growth by means of taxes and public expenses. Since the real divergence between monetary policies of ECB and the Federal Reserve became a driver of EURUSD drop below 1.05, the more…

Dollar won back its part, Euro’s turn now

EURUSD

Dollar was defending itself last week. Growth impulse after Trump’s rally was losing its power. The potential for dollar growth on the higher chances for the rate raising by the Fed Reserve won back (they are sure 100% about December rate increase) even with the gap, since they include 50% chances for two more raising in 2017. Meanwhile, stock markets continued to grow on the expectations of public spending increase, and did not consider the policy tightening as a threat for upwards movement. On Thursday and Friday the market gave a formal reason for dollar selling, which used dollar bears quite more…