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The shocking news surrounding a famed film director/producer has opened a Hollywood pandora’s box, which seems a world away from the realities of the financial markets. It does, however, remind us of a historical-political theme which we are all too well aware of and...read more
Yes, that would be nice but not always available. An approach to trading that takes in the fundamentals as the filter to the high probability opportunities is the way of the professionals. Why? Because understanding what is driving the market provides an edge as we...read more
Following on from our live session on Tuesday and my blog on Monday, our task, when we seek high probability opportunities, is not to guess what price is going to do, but understand what drives it, what affects it and how to use the information. Remember also,...read more
Our attention and that of the market has been focused, and I could say distracted, for a few weeks on central bank policy, with the geopolitically tensions comparatively calm although rumbling on in the background. That was until Friday when the twitter fuelled...read more
Strange are the ways of humans and markets. Behaviours shift, events happen, expectations are met or not. These shifts are ever more frequent, and, as we have seen recently, very unpredictable, but there is a growing’ unnerving’ calm that either denotes a complete...read more
As traders, we have many different styles. As FTA members we have blended the fundamentals into our plans and they represent the bedrock of our approach. What we all have in common is that we all watch all watch support and resistance and have practiced those levels...read more
Risk-off conditions receded Wednesday afternoon as an agreement was reached to lift the US debt ceiling and government support assured until September. That takes some pressure off the USD and helped to lift the yields. The fate of the USD, however, is subject to many...read more
Yes folks, a new film for those of us obsessed with market-related stories and more particularly fascinated and maybe even concerned about bubbles, Tulip Fever. Of course, the full story is already available in Charles Mackay’s book: ‘Extraordinary Popular Delusions...read more
The focal point for yesterday and indeed all week was to see what the FOMC minutes revealed and for clues about rate hikes and balance sheet reduction. What they revealed was not just a dovish take on inflation, but a split in opinions. Some members wanted the balance...read more
My review is early this week as I prepare for a break away from the computer and the trading desk. The iPhone will be with me however because there is something interesting going on and I want to watch it unfold. It is market sentiment. For some time we have been...read more
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