Top News of the Week: Federal Reserve, Bitcoin and Some Statistics
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The first week of July turned out rather quiet for capital markets: the end of June was too busy for investors. However, market players found room for movement even in such calm settings.
The MACD is one of the most popular technical indicators. It is included into most trading platforms for financial and commodity markets. The indicator was created almost 40 years ago by Gerald Appel. It was first used in 1979. MACD is an abbreviation of the phrase Moving Average Convergence/Divergence.
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is a technical analysis method devised in 1926 by Goichi Hosoda, better known under the pen-name Sanjin Ichimoku. In Japanese Ichimoku Kinko Hyo roughly means “instant representation” or “one glance cloud chart”. The indicator was designed in addition to candlestick charts on the commodity market, and the author used it successfully for rice trading. Later it was elaborated and introduced to the public in 1968, since then being one of the traditional instruments of Japanese traders.
An application for trading on financial markets, MetaTrader 4 was developed and is supported by MetaQuotes Software. Despite its quite deep history (released in 2005), MetaTrader 4 has been one of the most popular and actual software for traders ever since. Its recipe for success can be explained by three words, availability, simplicity, and effectiveness. MT4 terminal is free and multi lingual (supports about 40 languages), has a user-friendly interface all necessary features for manual and automated trading. Initially, the application was intended for trading on the Forex market, but later traders started using the terminals for other assets as well, such as CFDs on stocks, indices, cryptocurrencies, metals, commodities, etc. Result: an intuitive and user-friendly multi-purpose terminal, which allows to trade a wide range of instruments.
The economic calendar has long stopped being some sort of a secret; one does not have to be a “pro” economist or trader to use it. Presently, this calendar is yet another instrument for market analysis. Or let us put it different: it is not only an instrument but also a set of signals, indicators that can tell a lot about a certain branch of world economy as well as predict the market reaction to such publications. If you divide the publications in the calendar into different categories (described below), the market reactions and fluctuations will become even more obvious.
When an uninitiated reader encounters the collocation "financial market", they discern no difference between such terms as "stock market", "exchange", "Forex", "equity market", "bond market", "currency market", "derivative market", etc. So, I think there should be an explanation what the financial market really is. First of all, understand and remember that the financial market is not just a place for trading, but the entire system of the economic relations, which appeared in the process of exchanging different goods and recourses.
Leverage means the ratio between the money you own and that borrowed from the broker. Different brokers offer different leverage sizes, which also depend on the market you are trading.
To trade with leverage, one must understand what it is and what we need it for. Leverage is a ratio of borrowed money to your own funds. It is also called trading leverage or financial leverage. To better understand what leverage is, study an example below.
Are there any beginners, who haven’t asked themselves a question what a CFD is and how it is different from a real asset? Let’s go deeper in these terms and try to determine which one of them is more interesting and easier-to-use for both beginners of stock exchange markets and experienced investors. What is CFD? […]