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November 27, 2019

Trading Is Stressful, And Traders Need An Outlet

Many traders would deal with stress in positive ways like exercise or competitive sports, while others seemed to never find the right outlet. Over the years I’ve tried to identify the characteristics of the successful traders, and the one thing that always pops up is a healthy respect for risk.

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October 11, 2019

Crude Oil Power Rankings: Middle East Takes Center Stage

Saudi Arabia’s response to September attack will have the biggest impact on crude prices for the remainder of 2019. U.S. oil production has leveled off, coinciding with a perceived drop in global demand. In March of this year, we began a series on which countries matter most for the price of crude oil.

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September 16, 2019

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Always Mean Recession?

Since the last Federal Reserve rate hike in late 2018, treasury yields have been on a consistent slide towards their lowest point since the financial crisis in 2007. On August 14, the 2-year yield finally surpassed the 10-year yield, inverting the yield curve and causing increased concern about an upcoming recession.

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September 6, 2019

Why The Chinese Yuan Matters

Unlike other currencies, the yuan is not freely traded. This means every day the Chinese government fixes the rate and aims to maintain a 2 percent window in which the currency can fluctuate. In 2016, China set a precedent to keep the yuan above a floor of 7 per dollar and although there is no official policy constituting the Chinese government to maintain this floor, it is an important psychological benchmark for the government and world economy.

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August 21, 2019

We Haven’t Always Loved Tech Stocks

As the popularity of tech has increased in recent decades, acronyms like FAANG have been created to refer to the darlings of tech. Although the tech sector continues to reveal superior relative strength and it has outperformed the broader market, there have been time periods when investors have fallen out of love with tech. Here’s a look back at three pivotal points in Nasdaq Composite Index history that tell the story of our relationship with tech stocks.

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July 18, 2019

The Euro At 20: Why This Currency Matters

It is almost hard to believe that the euro is just over 20 years old. In the short span of two decades, it went from the world’s most ambitious financial experiment to its second most important international reserve currency. At 20 percent of the world’s global reserve holdings, it trails far behind the U.S. dollar but is quickly becoming its most viable challenger.

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July 11, 2019

What Happens When The U.S. Dollar Declines?

The U.S. dollar is the most important currency in the world and when it falls, everyone feels the ripples. Over 80 percent of all currency transactions involve the greenback and investors of all asset classes have learned that its ups and downs can have significant ramifications for their investments.

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