Economic News Breakdown: August 5 – August 9

August 10, 2019 Saket Patel 0

Monday New Zealand reported its employment changes on Monday whilst America labelled China as a currency manipulator, escalating the trade war into a new dimension.  New Zealand unemployment rate was reported at 3.9%, down from 4.2% last quarter and the lowest since June 2008. The government also raised minimum wages to $17.70 per hour back in April which recently showed […]

Economic News Breakdown: July 29 – August 2

August 5, 2019 Saket Patel 0

Monday On Monday, main news out of Japan, where Bank of Japan (BoJ) released their latest report for Economic Activity and Prices. This document provides valuable insight into the perspective of BoJ and how they view their economic conditions and inflation – the key factors that shape the monetary policy. It stated that Japan’s economy is projected to continue expanding […]

Battle Between Bonds and Stocks

October 28, 2018 Saket Patel 0

Battle between Bonds and Stocks Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hit all time highs on Oct 3, few days after NASDAQ and the S&P 500 also hit all time highs. On the same day, the US Government 10-year bond yields had risen to almost 3.2%. The aftermath consisted of global markets selling off and investors flocking to safety as the […]

The American-Chinese Trade War

June 28, 2018 Saket Patel 0

A lot has been going on in the markets ever since Trump had been elected. With markets getting off to a shaky start in 2018 due to the bond yields hitting their four-year high’s and rising inflation concerns, the US-China trade war is something we had never expected so soon. China had been a main target for Trump, as he […]

Introduction to Forex

April 4, 2018 Saket Patel 0

The foreign exchange market consists of buying and selling various currencies around the world. The needs to exchange currency is why the forex market is the most liquid financial market. With just under $5 trillion being traded everyday, this makes the forex the largest market in the world. But what moves these markets? From the spreads on the account to […]

Stock Market: Volatility Takeover

February 9, 2018 Saket Patel 0

History has been written on Monday, February 5, 2018 where the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunged 1175 points, the biggest one-day selloff in its lifetime. But what caused this drop-in price? And is this a hint at a bigger drop soon? This massive intraday selloff caused the DJIA ending the day with a drop of nearly 4.5%. In the […]

Why Should You Trade in the Forex Market?

January 13, 2018 Saket Patel 0

There are various financial markets around the world to trade; stocks, commodities, equities, indexes, forex and many more. As a beginner trader or someone who is interested in pursuing another source of income, one might ask what might be the best market to trade or what are the benefits of trading that respective market. There is opportunity to make money […]