Is it Time to Get Defensive With Your Portfolio?

In life, there are peaks and valleys. There are times when you feel on top of the world and nothing can go wrong. Then there are times when you feel as if nothing goes right and you’re at rock bottom. As different as they may feel, good and bad times both have something in common: [ keep reading ]

An Introduction to ETFs

Successfully investing in the stock market takes time. Time to research companies, time to research the latest news updates/market trends and time to do actual trading during market hours. To be a successful investor, you have to be a self-starter and you have to do your due diligence on your investments. If you don’t put [ keep reading ]

The Importance of Investing

Although saving money is arguably more important than ever before, it has sadly become increasingly difficult. These days, the majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The cost of living in the United States continues to skyrocket while wages remain virtually unchanged. For decades, financial advisors have stressed the importance of saving money. But, [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the South African Rand?

In order to successfully trade the South African Rand (SAR) a trader will have to be aware of the major economic drivers affecting fluctuations in the currency’s valuation. Some of these factors will include the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the commodities market and carry trade strategies. Keeping a close eye on these factors will [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the New Zealand Dollar?

The New Zealand dollar (NZD) is considered a major currency in the forex market. Although it is not as heavily traded as other major currencies, such as the U.S. dollar and euro, the New Zealand dollar is still significantly traded by currency traders. Therefore, it is important for forex traders to understand the economic drivers [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the Australian Dollar?

Just like any currency, what drives the market movements of the Australian dollar is supply and demand for the Australian currency. However, being able to pinpoint specifically the more influential economic drivers of the Australian dollar is important for any forex trader looking to make profit. Some of the most important economic factors are the [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the Canadian Dollar?

No matter what currencies a speculator trades it is important to understand the fundamental economic factors which affect movements in the currency’s price movements. Like any currency, the value of the Canadian dollar is significantly affected by the central bank’s monetary policies. Also, fluctuations in the commodity markets can also be a strong influence on [ keep reading ]

How to Use Currency Correlations to Trade Forex

Volatility is something which could bring significant gains for a forex trader. However, it can also be the cause of large losses if investors are not careful. This is why understanding currency correlations is essential for any trader looking to make profits in the currency markets. What Exactly is Correlation? In the world of finance, [ keep reading ]

What Are the Economic Drivers of the Swiss Franc?

Despite being a relatively smaller country, Switzerland has historically had a large influence on the worldwide financial community. This also includes the country’s currency, the Swiss franc. The currency is the sixth-most commonly traded currency in the forex markets. Swiss National Bank The Swiss National Bank (SNB) makes monetary policy decisions for Switzerland. The SNB’s [ keep reading ]

Correlation Between the Euro and Swiss Franc in the Forex Markets

The euro and the Swiss franc currencies have a special relationship which every forex trader should be aware of. The EUR/USD (euro/U.S. dollar) and the USD/CHF (U.S. dollar/Swiss franc) have historically had around a 95% negative correlation. This means the USD/CHF generally goes down when the EUR/USD rallies and vice versa. U.S. Dollar Impact on [ keep reading ]

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