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Why Traders Fear Losing So Much

Fear of losing is a major stumbling block to lasting trading success. It is possibly the biggest threat to our survival as traders and to our ability …

How Much Money Would I Have If I Had Invested at Amazon.com's IPO?

Amazon has made some early investors very very wealthy.<p>Few stocks have outperformed <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) since the company started trading shares …

Nike Shares Drop After Tepid Earnings Forecast

Shares of Nike Inc. fell Wednesday after the world’s largest sportswear maker gave a tepid outlook for sales growth.<p>Nike late Tuesday posted a jump in quarterly profit but the company faces stiffer competition and a changing retail landscape. Its shares were down 6.3% in late morning trading …

Markets

Financial Markets Mid-Week Bullet Report - Markets Analysis

<i>The US benchmark stock index, S&P 500 has suffered its steepest loss since October yesterday as the financial markets brace for uncertainties in</i> …

Finance

China ’s Economic Transition: What’s at Stake - Markets Analysis

In 2015, India overtook China as the world’s fastest growing economy,[1] a transition that will likely intensify as Beijing embarks on a new …

China

Mid-Week Markets Bullet Report - FOMC Rate Decision in Focus

<i>Today’s main event is the long awaited Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) rate decision. The focus though is not whether the Federal Reserve (FED)</i> …

OPEC

These economic 'black swans' could rock global markets

Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of swan risks that threaten to rock the global financial markets.<p>Interestingly, the firm has not updated either the major negative or positive risks to markets since its November edition of the chart was published after the US election.<p>On the …

Economics

Team Trump Insists They Will Get Tough On Wall Street … Someday

Don't hold your breath.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Republican Party has been allied with Wall Street since the presidency of William Howard Taft. So its official 2016 policy platform was more than a little startling. Discarding decades of orthodoxy, President Donald Trump’s campaign called to reinstate …

Wall Street

10 Companies Set to Dominate the Next Decade

Many companies will grow and thrive over the next 10 years -- but these juggernauts will likely outpace them all.<p>Any investor would love to get their …

Investing

What Actually Is Wealth?

<b>There is a direct co-relation between wealth and trading which actually has a profound impact on how you see yourself as a trader.</b><p><b>It also impacts on</b> …

Wealth

The Rise of the Female Trader: Men may have a few things to learn

The rise of the female trader is nothing new, but has intensified in recent years as more women look to utilize their hard-earned money. The growth …

Wall Street

U.K. Economy Proves Resilient as Brexit Looms - Markets Analysis

The British economy has proven surprisingly robust since the June 23 Brexit vote, with recent data showing a bigger than expected pick up in the …

Brexit

MacroEconomics Archives - Markets Analysis

The British economy has proven surprisingly robust since the June 23 Brexit vote, with recent data showing a bigger than<p>With the stroke of a pen, …

Marine Le Pen

Why Uber and Snapchat can tell us so much about the world economy this week

For Britons the big news this week will be the budget, <b>the last spring budget</b> before the main budget moves to November. As such it will be a bit of a …

Snapchat

10 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Dump Now

I love dividend stocks. If dividends could be personified, I would marry them and sire children by them.<p>OK, that might have gotten a little weird. …

Stocks

Brain Training - Trading Drills to Accelerate Your Performance (video)

In a previous article, we took a look at trading drills to accelerate your progress as a trader. In the earlier article, we looked at the “Cut and …

Trading

Markets Rejoice as Trump Takes Aim at Dodd Frank - Markets Analysis

With the stroke of a pen, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the Treasury secretary to begin reviewing the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and …

Wall Street

March 2017 Market Outlook - Important Economic Events - Markets Analysis

Although Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential elections resulted in an immediate upturn in business sentiment in the country, the highly …

Bank of England

UEFA Fears Messi And Neymar May Not Be Allowed Into The UK If Barca Reach UCL Final

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar could be barred from entering the UK if Barcelona reach the final of the Champions League final due to their …

Soccer

Snap expects some IPO investors to hold stock for a year

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, disclosed on Monday that it expected investors buying up to a quarter of the shares in its $3.2 billion initial public offering this week to agree not to sell them for a year.<p>While Snap cautioned it had no binding commitments yet from …

IPOs

Bond Market Is Flashing Warning Signal on Trump Reflation Trade

Rising bond market seen indicating that valuations of riskier assets may be stretched<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

Wall Street

Why Lockheed Martin (LMT) Is a Great Buy-and-Hold Stock - Markets Analysis

<i>Lockheed Martin (LMT) is a great stock to buy and hold since it is transparent enough to help traders make the right decisions.</i><p>Information is king in …

Stocks

As Trump Eyes Trade War, These Countries Could Be the Next Targets - Markets Analysis

U.S. President Donald Trump has made international trade the centre of his campaign to “make America great again.” So far, he has singled out China …

Economics

There are glitches happening in the market matrix

For the past two weeks, investors have enjoyed perfection: All four major averages have snagged consecutive new record highs and the S&P 500 has climbed for 12 of the last 14 sessions. Interest rates remain low.<p>Volatility has been quelled, with nearly 90 days elapsed since the last 1 percent …

Stocks

Fitbit forecasts current-quarter revenue below estimates

(Reuters) - Fitbit Inc forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter, underscoring the wearable device maker's struggles with waning demand for its fitness tracking bands in a maturing market.<p>The company said it expects revenue of between $270 million to $290 million for the first …

Wall Street

Mid-Week Markets Bullet Report - Dollar Stron Again - Markets Analysis

<i>The Dollar is strong again, as comments from a FED (Federal Reserve) member supported the view that a March hike is possible. The comments came after</i> …

Commodities

Wall Street Warns Trump Boosters Are Due for a Rude Awakening

Goldman Sachs suggests the market has reached a point of irrational exuberance.<p>After a brief nosedive on the night of the election, markets recovered from the shock that <b>Donald J. Trump</b> would become president of the United States and have mostly shown the former reality TV show host nothing but love …

Wall Street

Home Depot earnings, revenue top expectations

Home Depot reported fiscal fourth-quarter sales and earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations Tuesday, providing further evidence that the …

Wall Street

How the founder of 'legal loan shark' Wonga made a comeback as London's fintech messiah

• <b>Short-term, high-interest lender Wonga was one of Britain's most controversial and fastest-growing businesses.</b>• <b><br>The government forced it to write off hundreds of millions of pounds in loans in 2014 and Wonga's CEO and founder left the business.</b>• <b><br>While the business has floundered since he left, its</b> …

FinTech