In the world’s capital markets, opportunity awaits around every corner. Of course, so does risk. Being a successful trader is not only about desire, discipline, and dedication―it is also about making the most out of your money. Without question, futures and stocks provide participants many ways to profit. But which markets are the best for… Read more.
Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he would not “even think about” lifting interest rates off their current 0-0.25% level as the US economy continues to work through the pandemic.
The stock market has officially “crashed” four times in the last forty years: 1987, 2000, 2007, and 2020. From crash to crash, stocks have put in new highs ranging from 2.5% to 355% relative to the most recent new high prior to crash.
Starting with the US dollar can help to reduce complexity for many new traders, especially when looking at Small US Dollar (SFX) futures that are diversified against seven foreign currencies (including euro, Chinese renminbi, Japanese yen, and more). One character. One narrative.
A good plan of action for your trades and investments in times like these could simply be to stay calm. Though exercises such as politics may demand a more passionate approach..
While taking a loss is never fun, it could be the difference between net profits and losses at the close of 2021. Who knows? Maybe Peloton money will be chump change by 2022.
For decades now, traders’ exposure to interest rates has been confined to allocating some small percentage of retirement funds to some bond fund for some reason like diversification.
Small Stocks (SM75) futures have made new all-time highs 5 of the last 9 trading days (56%). For context, SM75 made new highs just 5% of days going back to 2017. The phenomenon known as “positive drift” dictates that stocks move higher more often than not.
The 2010s have not been kind to the companies that profit from doing your dirty work. In fact, the energy sector (XLE) has been reelin’ in the years to the tune of a -41% decline in the last decade.
If anything can be gleaned from the intersection of markets and politics over this election, it’s that stocks delight in stability and abhor chaos.