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Trading the National Debt ?>

Trading the National Debt

With election season in full swing, and with the national debt once again at the forefront of the debate between the major Presidential candidates, looking at what that national debt actually is, and how to personally profit off of it, you can give your binary options trading a jump start and find more trading opportunities than ever before. As of one of the latest estimates, the national debt stood at $19.7 trillion. This is the highest that it has ever…

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The Big Picture on Indices ?>

The Big Picture on Indices

Between March 2009 and December 2014, the average annual return (counting dividends) on the S&P 500 was more than 22 percent. That’s one of the highest numbers that it’s ever been for that long of a period. In fact, it’s more than double what the average return has been on that index for quite some time. The same index has not been nearly as impressive over the last year and a half, though. If you factor in dividends over the…

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Looking at Analyst Upgrades ?>

Looking at Analyst Upgrades

Every once in a while, you will see in the financial news that a company has been upgraded in rankings by a major financial institution. What you might not know is exactly what this means for short term traders. The latest major company to be upgraded is SPX Corp. They might not be a household name like Apple and Google are, but they provide a very important service supplying industrial equipment for heating and ventilation systems and more. Credit Suisse—one…

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Oil Begins to Stabilize ?>

Oil Begins to Stabilize

Oil and gas stocks are on the rise, according to recent data. One of the biggest reasons for this is the fact that the price of crude oil has finally begun to go up. The fact that this is gaining traction in the stock market is encouraging for those that trade the commodity because of the fact that this means trader sentiment is finally beginning to shift toward a more bullish stance on crude. Last week, Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported…

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Euro Starts to Find Traction ?>

Euro Starts to Find Traction

On Wednesday, February 24, the euro was beginning to make gains against the U.S. dollar after losing quite a bit of strength over the last several days before this. In pre-U.S. trading hours, the euro gained some traction, then lost it right before the New York markets opened for business. After a few hours, though, the EUR/USD had risen by more than 20 pips, and was continuing to show signs of strength. The euro had made a lot of gains…

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Money is Leaving the Stock Market ?>

Money is Leaving the Stock Market

The stock market is beginning to show signs of recovery, but there are some caveats to this. One of the more concerning issues that is going on is that money is leaving the stock market at an alarming rate. Over the past seven weeks, there has been an outflow of about $53 billion. Experts from Bank of America have pointed to this number and have linked it to some negative trends. For example, in 2008, right before the financial crisis…

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Euro Looking Up ?>

Euro Looking Up

The euro has made noticeable gains against the U.S. dollar over the last week, appearing to be on the rebound after hitting a new recent low on March 2nd. The EUR/USD bottomed out at 1.0866, and now stands up over 1.103, as of Tuesday morning. The trend is upward for the moment, but traders need to be cautious here, particularly because even the professionals are saying that this trend is likely to be short lived. Let’s take a quick look…

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The Forecast for EUR/USD ?>

The Forecast for EUR/USD

Some experts are expecting the euro to back off its growth in the coming weeks, especially in comparison to the U.S. dollar. Over the last two weeks, the euro has become stronger against the USD, leading to a decline in European stock prices. For those making economic policy decision in the Eurozone, this has been quite frustrating as the European market was beginning to show signs of recovery. The strong euro has hurt this a bit, so a declining euro…

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