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Dollar bills take over. Sorry I mean bears my bad….

So dollar has taken a whack of late providing some much need relief to dollar debt holders,I guess this wasn’t a surprise considering its impressive run. With the fed tightening and the US economic indicators showing signs of cooling or at least pointing toward more challenging times which has long been echoed throughput the financial community for many months, many have reconsidered such bullish or optimistic positions.

USD Weighted Basket

Bitcoin has smashed many expectations over the last few weeks hitting more than $2700 per coin, this all contributes towards a lower dollar. The lack of faith in the worlds #1 reserve currency may be fading or at least feeling some real pressure because some very interesting things have been occurring in the world of crypto currencies. For example the Winklevoss brothers tried to seek approval for the first ever Bitcoin ETF from the SEC. When the news began to circulate Bitcon rallied, but this was short lived once it was known the SEC rejected the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF proposal and so began to trade lower in later sessions. However! News soon surfaced that the Sec would reconsider the Winklevoss brothers ETF proposal possibly pointing toward and actual approval of the 1st ever Bitcoin ETF by the United States authority body opening the floodgates to a new way of using cash. Baring in mind world governments are already doing a lot to ban cash.

Bitcoin Rally

Petro dollars and lack of also means added pressure for the dollar. OPECs members have again agreed to cut supply due lack of demand and high inventories further adding to the woes of the US dollar.

Crude Oil CFD

Also I belive the recent rally into european stocks is due to Macron winning the French election and not Marine LePen. I find the Eurozone such a fragile place at the moment due to such political turmoil and lack of confidence in the European Union that im not sure this rally can last long especially if the US economy shows conformation of slowing.

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Trading Snapchat IPO, Dollar Turns and Everyday Trump-Days


What’s your risk appetite like in today’s markets?

Trading the financial markets requires a certain amount risk appetite that you as an individually have to be comfortable with. Forex markets are very volatile. The stock markets are raging ($FTSE & $SPX) for no apparent reason, to a point where not many understand valuations. Commodities and bonds are threatening to scary things. The US dollar constantly tests the goal posts.

Path To Trading Profit

Understanding these mechanisms and navigating through them is not easy but there is always a path to profit. Managing your risk well and not over trading in markets like this is crucial and a lesson worth remembering. Building positions and then not being afraid to close them if the information changes has to be a hand you consider playing in these type of markets.

Trading T-Days

What with Mr Trump being in power, many are feeling uncomfortable and uncertain but you can still make money in these markets. I don’t think its all doom and gloom, innovation still exists and venture capital projects are array. Gold seems to be holding the lower bounds, the upside in mathematics could be crazy and is a portfolio must. Snapchat IPO is due this month (March 2017) – will you be buying or selling? Is it worth $3bln? Isn’t that what Facebook Inc. $FB value it at? Give us your thoughts on any other risks that affect you in today’s markets….