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What Is Market Equilibrium?

Consumers and producers react differently to price changes. Higher prices tend to reduce demand while encouraging supply and lower prices increase demand while discouraging supply. Economic theory suggests that in a free market, there will be a single price which brings demand and supply into balance, called equilibrium price. Both parties require the scarce resource that the other and hence there is a considerable incentive to engage in an exchange. […]

US Dollar Falls after Trump's Inauguration Speech

The inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday had a strong influence on the currency market. Many investors responded quite negatively, noting pomposity of Trump's speech, during which he said little about the future of the US economy. As a result, the US dollar edged down against the majors and now is trading at 100.29. However, the greenback is expected to gain ground by the end of the trading day. Judging by the recent actions of the US president, he is getting […]

What are Breakouts?

Breakouts are one of the most common techniques used in the market to trade. They consist of identifying a key price level and then buying or selling as the price breaks that predetermined level. The expectation is that if the price has enough force to break the level, then it will continue to move in that direction. The concept of a breakout is relatively simple and requires a moderate understanding of support and resistance. When the market is trending and moving […]

Concerns Over Rising US Output Cap Oil Gains

Last week, oil market participants anticipated a crucial event, the OPEC and non-OPEC countries responsible for monitoring implementation of the agreement on output curb met this weekend. The committee emphasized the great progress of the work done. On the back of this news, oil prices gained some ground. Thus, the Brent Crude Benchmark is trading at $55.31 a barrel. Analysts expect the commodity to break the level of $56. However, persisting concerns over the prospects of rising output […]

Daily Forex News and Analysis — January 23rd 2017

Wall Street finished in the green as president Donald Trump took office, setting a populist tone on governance, but little in the way of policy direction outside of a repeated commitment to protect jobs at home. The Dow Jones rose by 0.48% and the NASDAQ added 0.28% to its value. The US dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Friday as Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States and used his inaugural speech to hit populist themes on halting […]

Daily Market Roundup — January 23rd 2017

The US dollar is down every where particularly against the Japanese yen so far. Stock markets are also closing lower. The EUR/USD pair is now trading above the 1.07 level and medium-term market pattern still looks weakly bullish. The USD/JPY pair has turned down again after seeming to have recovered, leaving the bearish pattern intact. The GBP/USD pair has just made its highest price […]

Daily Forex News and Analysis — January 22nd 2017

The EUR/USD pair went up by 0.37%, closing the week at 1.0703. The GBP/USD pair also increased in value up by 0.27%, closing the week at an exchange rate of 1.2375. Russian energy officials confirmed that their proposed agreement with OPEC to cut down on Oil production for 6 months is ahead of schedule. Gold was up as of last week's market close, increasing by 0.28%, and closing at $1,204.90 an ounce. British Prime Minister Theresa […]

What Is Spread Betting?

A financial spread betting is a way of trading on an asset, such as a share or a commodity, or even an entire market, such as the FTSE 100 Index, without having to physically own that asset. Spread betting involves taking two way bets on the movement of assets such as foreign exchange, stock indices, and commodity prices. An investor may make a bet while the spread betting firm acts as the counter party. The spread betting firm quotes buying […]

WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast — January 20th 2017

In this video, the Trader Guy looks at commodities Crude Oil and Natural Gas for the January 20th session. WTI Crude Oil — As you can see, we are continuing to see bearishness. We did not quite take out the upside. So, really by turning around and forming a shooting star, it looks like the $51 level will be tested. There is a lot of support all the way down to $50. […]

USD/JPY and AUD/USD Forecast — January 20th 2017

In this video, the Trader Guy looks at the currency pairs USD/JPY and AUD/USD  the January 20th session. USD/JPY — The US dollar rose against the Japanese yen during the day on Thursday breaking above the 115.00 handle. Now it looks like reaching towards the 118.50 level. Pullbacks should continue to offer buying opportunities and as a result I think that is just an extension of the longer term trend to the upside that we have seen. […]