Theresa May’s Brexit Timetable Agreed By Parliament


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Yesterday, the UK’s Parliament agreed on the Brexit’s schedule, proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May regarding the UK’s “divorce” with the European Union. Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017, as the PM promised to give Members of Parliament (MP) the opportunity to scrutinise her plan first.

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Markets Resist Italian referendum Results. Can it Last?


482815089_0860b38e34_bThe Euro bounced back from initial losses on the back of Italy’s constitutional referendum “no” victory, as well as the resignation of the president of the Council, Matteo Renzi. European indices are also positive, with the French CAC40 index equalling its previous high of the year, on Monday. The Italian FTSE MIB index began the week in the red, but has since limited losses. The index has nevertheless lost nearly 25% over the last 12 months. Since the peak of the second quarter of 2015, the index has lost almost 30%.

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The US Dollar Stabilizes After a 14-Year High


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The surprise election of Donald Trump had a “violent and abrupt” effect on the 9th of November, 2016, both on indices worldwide and on the foreign exchange market, and in particular, on the US Dollar.

The green arrow on the following chart shows that, on the day of Trump’s election, the US Dollar reached a low of 95.906, before rising and settling at the highest level of that day’s session, at 98.64.

The greenback continued to rise against its major counterparts to reach 102.11, its highest rate in more than 13 years,  before moving laterally between 100.92 and 101.88.

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How To Use Sentiment Analysis In Your Trading


analysisIf you check “sentiment analysis” on Google Trends, you will see that this phrase has been attracting more and more attention over the last 6 years. When applied to trading, sentiment analysis refers to a way of analysing the sentiment of the markets to find out directional signals, indicating whether to go long or short. Usually, positive information about a given company or economy leads to long positions, while negative information leads to short positions. But that’s not always the case, as sometimes “good news is bad news”, and vice versa.

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What Is Currency Carry Trade?


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When you invest on the FOREX market, you are simultaneously buying one currency and selling another one. With carry trade, you are paying interest on the currency you are selling, and are getting interest on the one you are buying, with the aim of collecting the difference between the two. This is of course a longer term strategy, as you need to keep the position for a while to receive the difference between the rate you pay and the one you get. 

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