International markets jumped up on Tuesday, October 4, after a few major currencies fell considerably in value. Most notably among these was the British pound sterling and the Japanese yen. The FTSE 100 jumped significantly over the first few hours of the trading day, rising as much as 1.3 percent. It helped the index move […]

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The sharp decline in U.S. indices has many people worried. Over the course of three days, the S&P 500 dropped by 5%, an alarming number by any measure. For those that are concerned, there is more data behind this sudden selloff than at first glance, and much of it is not bad. In other words, […]

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According to Federal Reserve employees, the U.S. economy’s second quarter did not present the rebound in the markets that were expected. A good portion of the blame comes from how strong the U.S. dollar is compared to the rest of the world’s currencies. Regardless, it seems that a rate hike is still inevitable, sources say. […]

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The Oil Trade

Experts say that oil is going to head up to the $60-$80 per barrel range in the near future. There are many reasons for this, the big ones being a steady demand, a stronger worldwide economy, and OPEC actions. However, what it comes down to is that oil is a necessity in our world, and […]

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Watch the Top

The stock market had yet another great day on Thursday, May 14th. The S&P 500 closed at another record high, indicating that the economy is healthier than ever. When something like this happens, traders often think that getting ready to go short the next day on major stocks is a good plan. Sometimes it is, […]

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