Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the largest investment banks out there, its earnings coming from both traditional banking business, such as loans and deposits, as well as from stock trading. This bank also rates the exchange traded companies, releasing predictions other traders pay attention to.
Forex is the largest market across the globe that accounts nearly 90% of all capital markets. Its yearly turnover is ten times bigger than the overall world's GDP.
When it comes to margin, people who are not knowledgeable in trading usually think it's the difference between the buying and the selling price. While this is true for most other cases, in trading, margin means a collateral you've got to pay in order to open your position.
Many people don't understand how one could just go and eat at McDonald's every day, be it in the US or Europe. Everyone understand this is unhealthy and not appropriate for anyone who is on a diet. This may, yet, be explained with a very simple thing: McDonald's values the customer's time, i.e. you just get in, have your lunch quickly, and continue doing your business. With the advance of the web and mobile networks, many issues are resolved on the spot and take much less time, which means wasting time on making an order at a local restaurant and then waiting for that order is totally nonsense.
Most traders I have known want to absolutely conquer the market. Some succeed, but only every now and then, failing to turn this conquer into a permanent win. The reasons are many, from insufficient skills or experience all the way to the lack of the 'holy grail', with the 'not enough money' reason in between. Well, a good set of excuses. These reasons, however, are somewhat true, as all traders are different and use their trading potential differently.
Hedging risks is an essential ability for both new and advanced investors. Risk hedging is used when a trading system no longer works, and you've got to secure your capital against the volatile market conditions.
The last week Fed meeting decided on the key short term interest rates. The market players are always eying this event, focusing on the future economic outlook commentary.
If you are a beginner trader, you are sure to be asking a question to yourself: Which market to choose for trading? The options are actually scarce: you can choose from Forex, stock market, and the new crypto market. Each of the above are virtually the same in terms of difficulty level, and each of the assets you can find there, be it a stock, a currency, a crypto, or a futures contract, acts in the same way for building an investment portfolio. In order to decide where to trade, you as a trader have to be knowledgeable not only about the markets as such, but also about your counterparts, or trading partners.
In fact, fundamental analysis does not have any secrets as such. There are, however, a few rules one should stick to in order to keep their assumptions and conclusions logical.
LTC is declining Tuesday, trading at $58.60. After making new local lows, the crypto has been going down for the third day in a row.