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NZD/USD Technical Analysis for the week of June 14-18, 2021
NZD/USD Technical Analysis for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The quotes of the New Zealand Dollar currency pair against the US Dollar NZD/USD end the trading week near the area of 0.7196. Moving averages indicate the presence of a bullish trend for the pair. Prices moved up from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from buyers of the currency pair and the potential continuation of growth from the current levels in the market. At the moment, we should expect an attempt at a bullish correction of the currency pair on Forex and a test of the resistance area near the level of 0.7255. Then, the rebound and the continuation of the fall of the currency pair with a potential target below the level of 0.6545.An additional signal in favor of the fall of the NZD/USD currency pair will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the upper boundary of the ”Double Top" reversal pattern. The cancellation of the option of falling quotes of the pair in the current trading week on June 14-18, 2021 will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the 0.7625 area. This will indicate the breakdown of the resistance area and the continuation of the rise of the NZD/USD pair with a potential target above the level of 0.8135. Confirmation of the fall of the currency pair on Forex will be the breakdown of the support area and the closing of quotes below the 0.6825 area, which will indicate the completion of the formation of the ”Double Top" reversal model. NZD/USD Technical Analysis for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from New Zealand that may have an impact on the New Zealand Dollar, it is worth highlighting: Retail sales on electronic cards in New Zealand m/m (New Zealand Electronic Card Retail Sales m/m).Thus, the technical analysis of NZD/USD for the week of June 14-18, 2021 suggests an attempt to test the resistance level near the 0.7255 area. Further, the continuation of the fall of the NZD/USD pair to the area below the level of 0.6545. An additional signal in favor of a fall will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The cancellation of the fall option of the pair will be a strong growth and closing of the NZD/USD quotes above the level of 0.7625. In this case, we should expect a continuation of the rise with a goal above the level of 0.8135.
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021
USD/CAD Canadian Dollar forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The Canadian Dollar/US Dollar USD/CAD currency pair ends the trading week near the level of 1.2090. The pair continues to move within the falling and descending channel. Moving averages indicate a bearish trend. Prices moved down from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from sellers of the currency pair and a potential continuation of the fall. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a decline and a test of the support level near the 1.1935 area. Then, a rebound up and the beginning of the rise of quotes with a goal above the level of 1.3055.An additional signal in favor of the growth of the USD/CAD currency pair will be a test of the support line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the lower border of the bullish channel. The cancellation of the option of growth of the quotes of the USD/CAD currency pair on the current trading week on June 14-18, 2021 will be a fall and a breakdown of the 1.1615 area. This will indicate a breakdown of the lower border of the bearish channel and a continuation of the fall to the area below the level of 1.1405. Confirmation of the rise in the pair will be the breakdown of the resistance area and the closing of the price above the level of 1.2305. USD/CAD Canadian Dollar forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from Canada, which may have an impact on the Canadian Dollar, it is worth highlighting: The Speech of the Chairman of the Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Macklem Speech.Thus, the USD/CAD forecast for the Canadian Dollar for the week of June 14 - 18, 2021 suggests an attempt to test the support area near the level of 1.1935. Further, the continuation of growth with a target above the level of 1.3055. An additional signal in favor of the rise will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The cancellation of the growth development option will be a fall and a breakdown of the 1.1615 area. This will indicate a breakdown of the lower limit of the bearish channel and the continuation of the pair's fall with a target below 1.1405.
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USD/JPY Dollar Yen forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021
USD/JPY Dollar Yen forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The quotes of the Dollar Yen USD/JPY currency pair finish the trading week near the area of 109.48. The pair continues to move within the correction and the ascending channel. Moving averages indicate a bullish trend. Prices broke through the area between the signal lines up, which indicates pressure from buyers of the US dollar and the potential continuation of the rise. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a correction and test the support level near the area of 109.05. Then, a rebound and a continuation of the pair's rise to the area above the level of 113.85.An additional signal in favor of the rise of the Dollar-Yen pair in the current trading week will be a test of the ascending trend line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the lower border of the bullish channel. Here, a bullish "5-0" pattern is also formed, which assumes that the price will update the maximum. The cancellation of the USD/JPY pair's rise option in the current trading week of June 14-18, 2021 will be a fall and a breakdown of the 107.25 area. This option will indicate a breakdown of the support area and the continuation of the pair's fall in the Forex market to the area below the 100.95 level. Confirmation of the rise in the USD/JPY pair will be the breakdown of the resistance area and the closing of the price above the level of 110.95, which will indicate a breakdown of the upper limit of the descending channel. USD/JPY Dollar Yen forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from Japan that may have an impact on the Japanese Yen, it is worth highlighting: The Bank of Japan's Interest Rate Decision (Bank of Japan (BoJ) Interest Rate Decision), the Bank of Japan's Press Conference (Bank of Japan (BoJ) Press Conference).Thus, USD/JPY the Dollar Yen forecast for the week of June 14 - 18, 2021 suggests an attempt to test the support level near the area of 109.05. From where we should expect the pair to continue growing in the area above the level of 113.85. An additional signal in favor of the rise will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The cancellation of the growth option of the pair will be a fall and a breakdown of the level of 107.25. This will indicate a continuation of the decline of the pair with a potential target below the area of 100.95.
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USD/CHF Franc exchange rate forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021
USD/CHF Franc exchange rate forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The Dollar Franc USD/CHF currency pair ends the trading week near the level of 0.8953. The pair continues to move within the correction. Moving averages indicate a bearish trend. Prices moved down from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from sellers of the US currency and the potential continuation of the fall of the instrument. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to correct the price and test the support area near the level of 0.8925. Next, a rebound and an attempt to continue the rise of the pair with a potential target above the level of 0.9395.An additional signal in favor of the rise of the Dollar-Franc currency pair will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the lower border of the bullish channel. The cancellation of the USD/CHF growth option will be a fall and a breakdown of the 0.8755 area. This will indicate the breakdown of the support area and the continuation of the fall of the pair on Forex with a goal below the 0.8455 area. Confirmation of the pair's rise in the current trading week for the week of June 14 — 18, 2021 will be the breakdown of the resistance area and the closing of quotes above the level of 0.9225. USD/CHF Franc exchange rate forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from Switzerland that may affect the Swiss Franc against the US Dollar, it is worth highlighting: The decision of the National Bank of Switzerland on the interest rate (Swiss National Bank (SNB) Interest Rate Decision), the Press conference of the National Bank of Switzerland (Swiss National Bank (SNB) News Conference).Thus, the forecast of the Franc exchange rate for the week of June 14-18, 2021 suggests an attempt to test the support level near the 0.8925 area. Then, the continuation of the USD/CHF growth in the area above the level of 0.9395. The trend line test on the relative strength indicator will be in favor of the rise. The cancellation of the USD/CHF growth option will be the breakdown of the support area and the closing of quotes below the level of 0.8755. This will indicate a continuation of the pair's decline with a potential target below the level of 0.8455.
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GBP/USD Forex forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021
GBP/USD Forex forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The Pound Dollar GBP/USD currency pair ends the trading week near the 1.4160 area. The pair continues to move within the framework of growth and the formation of a bearish "Double Top" model. Moving averages indicate a bullish trend. Prices moved up from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from buyers and the potential continuation of the rise of the British Pound against the US Dollar at current levels. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to grow and test the resistance area near the level of 1.4305. Further, the rebound and the beginning of the fall of the Pound Dollar quotes in the area below the level of 1.2525.An additional signal in favor of the fall of the British Pound will be a test of the trend resistance line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the upper limit of the bearish "Double Top" model. The cancellation of the fall of the GBP/USD pair in the current trading week on June 14-18, 2021 will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the 1.4695 area. This will indicate the breakdown of an important resistance area and the continuation of the rise to the area above the level of 1.5225. Confirmation of the fall of the GBP/USD currency will be the breakdown of the support area and the closing of the price below the level of 1.3405. GBP/USD Forex signals for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from the UK that can affect the Pound Dollar exchange rate, it is worth highlighting: The Speech of the Bank of England Governor Bailey (Bank of England (BoE) Governor Bailey Speech), the change in the number of applications for unemployment benefits in the UK (United Kingdom Claim Count Change), Retail sales in the UK m/m (United Kingdom Retail Sales m/m).Thus, the GBP/USD Forex forecast for the week of June 14 - 18, 2021 suggests an attempt to grow and test the resistance level near the 1.4305 area. Where should we expect the currency pair to continue falling with a target below the 1.2525 area? An additional signal in favor of a decline will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator. The cancellation of the fall of the Pound Dollar pair will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the level of 1.4695. In this case, we should expect the pair to continue to rise with a potential target above the level of 1.5225.
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EUR/USD Euro Dollar forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021
EUR/USD Euro Dollar forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 The Euro Dollar EUR/USD currency pair ends the trading week near the 1.2165 area. The pair continues to move within the correction and the formation of a large reversal pattern "Double top". Moving averages indicate the presence of a bullish trend for the pair. Prices moved up from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from buyers of the European currency and the likely continuation of growth from the current levels. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a bullish correction and test the resistance area near the level of 1.2205. Where is the expected rebound and the continuation of the fall of the Euro Dollar. The potential target of the decline is the area below the level of 1.1455.An additional signal in favor of the fall of the EUR/USD currency pair on Forex will be a test of the descending trend line on the relative strength indicator. The second signal will be a rebound from the upper boundary of the ”Double Top" reversal pattern. The cancellation of the option of reducing the quotes of the Euro-Dollar pair in the current trading week on June 14-18, 2021, will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the level of 1.2455. This will indicate the breakdown of the resistance area and the continuation of the pair's growth in the area above the level of 1.2855. With the breakdown of the support area and the closing of quotes below the level of 1.1765, which will indicate a breakdown of the lower border of the ascending channel. EUR/USD Euro Dollar signals for the week of June 14-18, 2021 Among the important news from America and Europe in the next trading week that may affect the EUR/USD rate, it is worth highlighting: Retail sales in the United States m/m (United States Retail Sales m/m), the change in US crude oil stocks from the EIA (EIA United States Crude Oil Stocks Change), the Decision of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) Interest Rate Decision, the Press conference of the Federal Open Market Committee (Federal Open Market Committee (FED)). FOMC) Press Conference).Thus, the EUR/USD forecast for the week of June 14-18, 2021 suggests an attempt to correct and test the resistance area near the level of 1.2205. From where we should expect the pair to continue falling to the area below the level of 1.1455. An additional signal in favor of a decline will be a test of the resistance line on the relative strength indicator. The cancellation of the Euro-Dollar fall option will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the level of 1.2455. In this case, we should expect the pair to continue to rise with a potential target at the level of 1.2855.
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Euro: traders preparing for a decline of EUR?
Euro: traders preparing for a decline of EUR? According to the COT (Commitments of Traders) reports provided by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - for the week ended last Tuesday:Large speculators (NON-COMMERCIAL) reduced the net position to buy EUR/USD by 5.1 thousand contracts to 106.7 thousand. Large speculative players began to reduce their net buy position after increasing it for 8 weeks. The net position began to decline from the highest levels since March 2.Hedgers (COMMERCIAL) reduced the net position for the sale of EUR/USD by 3.6 thousand contracts to 182.7 thousand. Hedger operators began to reduce the net position for sale also after an 8-week build-up.Open interest decreased by 11.5 thousand contracts to 778.1 thousand.The bullish index of large speculators (the ratio of the number of contracts for buying to the number of contracts for selling) fell by 0.04 to 1.83 for the week.Summary: COT reports on the EUR/USD pair reflect the growth of bearish sentiment in the European currency. After a two-month build-up, traders began to cut a significant net position on the euro's rise. At the same time, the net position began to decline from the levels that were the highest in the last three months. The continuation of this trend may contribute to the decline of EUR/USD.Note: COT report data is fundamental and is mainly used for medium and long-term trading. Large speculators, NON-COMMERCIAL (banks, investment funds) usually trade according to the trend. Hedgers, COMMERCIAL (operators, large companies) usually trade against the trend. The net position is the difference between the number of buy and sell contracts (the green line on the chart is the net position of large speculators; the blue line is the net position of hedgers). Open interest is the sum of all open positions in the market.
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Pound/Dollar: last week results and forecast for June 7-11, 2021
Pound/Dollar: last week results and forecast for June 7-11, 2021 The volatility of the British currency increased at the end of last week. The quotes of the pound/dollar pair fell to the support level of 1.4100. The pound fell to a one-month low against the dollar on Thursday after Britain and the European Union failed to agree on solutions to trade problems in Northern Ireland. The two countries exchanged threats last week in a standoff that could overshadow an international summit hosted by Britain.The pound fell sharply in value after the Vice-president of the European Commission, Maros Sefkovic, said that the European Union is considering filing a lawsuit against the UK over its actions in Northern Ireland. In theory, this conflict could lead to a lawsuit by the fall or the possible introduction of tariffs and quotas. Brussels accuses London of failing to check some goods being moved from the UK to Northern Ireland, and has launched a legal challenge to the British government's unilateral extension of the grace period. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he is optimistic about negotiations with the EU on a solution to the trade conflict and on the issue with Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister also added that this dispute will not overshadow the upcoming summit of the G7 leaders. But currency quotes reacted with distrust to the words of the prime minister. The pound continued to fall on Thursday and reached its lowest level against the dollar since May 14. Analysts also noted that the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus is again putting pressure on the pound, as it may delay the recovery of the British economy.MUFG Bank still sees the idea of opening a long position on the pound/dollar pair from the level of 1.4175 with a target of 1.4585 and a stop loss at 1.3950. The bank maintains a positive outlook for the pound and does not believe in delaying the lifting of the full lock in the country at the end of June. At the same time, analysts see serious risks for the national currency due to trade tensions between the EU and the UK. The bank said monthly GDP data for April showed a strong rebound as the country's economy reopened and trade deals with Australia and Norway were announced. Even if the last stage of lifting the quarantine is temporarily postponed, the economic effect of this action should be minimal. Market attention will be focused on the growing tensions between the EU and the UK over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol, but MUFG Bank again does not expect a strong negative impact on the pound.The financial data also looks favorable, as the Bank of England's indicators show strong demand for British securities. Earlier it was reported about the increase in Japan's appetite for UK debt. The Bank of England's latest publication also shows that demand for sovereign debt from foreign investors remains high. Data for April showed that investors bought securities worth a total of 11.3 billion pounds, and this is a record volume in annual terms. The cumulative speculative position on the pound also remains long, which means that there is demand for the British currency. Pound/Dollar Forex signals and levels In the forecast, the Pound/Dollar exchange rate is expected to decline to 1.4080, 1.4060, 1.4030, 1.4000 and 1.3970.
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Analysis - Investing in Adobe
Analysis - Investing in Adobe For several decades, Adobe remained an important player in the software market. If you need to edit an image, develop a mobile app, create graphics for social networks, or add effects to a video, then you need the products of this company.Over the past 5 years, Adobe's stock has seen explosive growth, overtaking Facebook, Amazon, and Zacks Technology. However, since September 2020, the paper has held at a strong level, which for a long time could not break through, and only now there has been a shift.ADBE is one of the first major companies to report earnings for the second quarter of 2021. Let's see how the software developer completes the first quarter and whether this document deserves the attention of investors.The company has created a number of tools that are very popular among designers, creatives, and anyone who needs to process text, video, and images.Adobe went public in the mid-1980s. Having created a number of important programs, the software developer became popular, but the transition to the SaaS subscription system helped him win the global market.The company's subscription-based business model allows it to grow steadily, and cloud computing software is actively used by various businesses, schools, design studios, etc.Adobe has three cloud computing divisions. The biggest Creative Cloud is software for creative professionals, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe has expanded its business to include services such as electronic signature, marketing, and others. This is done by the Document Cloud division: Acrobat and e-signature offerings. In December 2020, the company completed the purchase of Workfront, a leading platform for marketers.The third cloud department, Experience Cloud (marketing programs and services), is responsible for this segment. Business diversification and unique solutions help the issuer to maintain a strong position in the SaaS market, which is full of similar offers. The emphasis on signature and unique software makes the company an attractive investment target.The company's return on equity is an incredible 300%. Bottom line: For every dollar spent on running this business, the issuer gets almost $3 in operating profit. Financial aspectAccording to the reports, in 2020, the company's revenue increased by 15% compared to the same period last year, and sales - by 26%. The largest number of sales was received in the Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud industries.Adobe Creative Cloud revenue rose 31% to $2.4 billion in the first quarter. The figure itself is impressive, and it also shows that the company's growth accelerated by 22%.Earnings growth in the first quarter ended March 5 forced the company to raise its annual targets for 2021. Earnings per share for the period increased by 38%, with the indicator growing for the second quarter in a row. In the three quarters, revenue grew 14% and sales grew 26%.In the first quarter of 2021, cash flow is also expected to increase by 39% to $1.71 billion, which will be more active growth than sales growth. This pace is expected to continue until the end of 2021. Buy or sell paper? Adobe According to Zacks, second-quarter sales are expected to grow 19% and adjusted earnings are expected to grow 15%.This dynamic allows the company's shares to grow in price. The upward trend will be supported by a resurgence in both the US and the global economy.Adobe has coped well with the pandemic thanks to the increased demand for digital technologies. However, it would be a mistake to assume that the growth of the issuer's shares over the past 12 months is only related to the pandemic. It would be more accurate to say that the pandemic accelerated the already excellent growth rate of this company. It is clear that Adobe has become an important component of the global software market, and this will not change after the defeat of the coronavirus.While the start to the fiscal year is impressive, the stock has been in this range for a long time and is only now showing a shift in the market.At the same time, the company can not be called overpriced, and the long apartment was rather a small respite before a new growth cycle.The shares of the software manufacturer look very attractive. Like other companies in the industry, Adobe can expand its business. After spending on the development and implementation of the software, the revenue from its use is directed to the net profit, as well as to further development.We have already written that the newspaper has reached a strong level, which it has repeatedly tried to break through since September 2020. And only in June 2021, it was possible. After another assault on the level of $520, the price first rolled back to the level of $470, which this time was used as a springboard for growth. Adobe shares successfully broke through the $520 level and quickly rose to the $540 level. After breaking through the strong resistance zone, we expect the price to move up to the $600 resistance.
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Analysis - Investing in Oracle
Analysis - Investing in Oracle Let's just say that oracle is not the strongest paper in the technology industry. The issuer has been building software for businesses for 40 years, showing weak sales growth compared to giants such as Amazon and Microsoft. Oracle executives are often criticized for often organizing buyouts rather than expanding their core business.Relatively Everything. Yes, compared to tech mastodons like apple and Amazon, Oracle's profits are small, while Oracle's DBMS share has grown 75% over the past 5 years, and total corporate profits, including reinvested dividends, have been around 90%. Note that this company is considered more resilient than other aging tech giants like IBM and others.A few words about the company and its business. Oracle Corporation, based in the United States, is a major server hardware and software company. The company specializes in database management systems, middleware, and business applications. The most famous is the Oracle Database software, which the company has published since its inception.The company operates in three main segments.1st segment of cloud and on-premises software. In this segment, the company develops such areas as the SaaS solution (software as a service), PaaS models (platform as a service), IaaS, infrastructure as a service (cloud structure as a service), as well as software license renewal and product support.Hardware segment. In this segment, the company is active in two areas: the development of hardware products and their support.Service segment. This segment includes a wide range of services, such as support, advice, training, etc The secret of the company's successThe company posted impressive growth figures in its recent earnings report as the pandemic set low payouts for 2020. While experts say the transition from Oracle to the cloud is slow, the tech giant is reaping the rewards of its acquisitions and investments. Its shares are still trading at a moderate P / E ratio of 17, with more than $ 37 billion in cash.What is the secret of the company's success? First, Oracle has moved its enterprise software to cloud services. The transition proved difficult, but the expansion of cloud services driven by major acquisitions such as NetSuite eventually offset slower growth in on-premises software sales.Second, Oracle spent most of its free cash flow (FCF) on the repurchase, not the dividend. Over the past decade, the issuer has reduced its shares by almost 42 percent, which has steadily increased earnings per share and the share price. Why does the company buy up cloud servicesOracle, like IBM and other older software companies, has reached its limits over the past few decades. The market was divided, and nothing seemed to change the balance of power. Everything changed with the advent of the SaaS service. The new service immediately became widespread, it is easy to install, update, configure. The emergence of SaaS destroyed the old business structures and drew the line "before" and "after".This paradigm shift has forced the old tech giants to play by new rules. Some companies, such as Microsoft, have been successful. Others, such as IBM, have failed. The transition to the Oracle cloud was more successful than IBM, but less impressive than Microsoft.The turning point for Oracle was the migration of the on-premises database and enterprise software to the cloud, as well as the acquisition of cloud-related companies.Gradually, Oracle's revenue began to grow. So, in the first half of the 2021 fiscal year (which began in May last year), this indicator increased by 2%. The expansion of cloud services compensated for the slowdown in local operations. In the new financial year, experts expect an increase in revenue by 3%. Stable operating profitability OracleOracle's non-GAAP operating margin remained unchanged at 44% in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. In the first half of 2021, it increased from 42% to 46% year-on-year, as operating expenses fell by 5%.This margin increase shows that Oracle is not spending too much money on moving to the cloud, and that this continues to affect prices in the enterprise software market. Oracle buys back its sharesExperts often say that the repurchase of shares of Oracle, on which the company spent 100% of free cash flow over the past 12 months, was used to increase the value of the shares against the background of low profits.Of course, the Oracle share buyback was also necessary. Thus, over the past 10 years, the issuer has reduced the number of shares issued by it by almost 42%. This approach has proven successful compared to other technology companies, which have often used buybacks to avoid diluting capital by issuing new securities.According to analysts, if Oracle continues to buy back its shares and supports sales growth, it can increase the company's profit by 13% in 2021 and by 7% in 2022. By comparison, IBM, which has reduced share buybacks over the past two years, is still struggling with declining profits and losses. Buy or sell Oracle shares?Oracle is trading at 14 times forward earnings and is ready to pay a dividend of 1.5% per annum. Dividend payments have remained unchanged over the past two years, but this low payout rate of 28% gives the issuer the opportunity to start increasing them in the future.Such a low valuation and decent profitability make this company attractive for investment, especially if rising US interest rates and other macroeconomic factors force investors to abandon more expensive shares of technology companies.This does not mean that the oracle is an ideal investment document. The company has questions, but they intend to solve them. This company is focused on growth and easily overcomes any financial crisis. We think that from time to time it is worth betting on a marathon runner, not a sprinter, and investing in oracle is exactly what you need.Overall revenue growth accelerated to 3% in recent months, compared with 2% growth in the last two quarters. That figure was $10.1 billion, against expectations of $10.07 billion.The company is opening new data centers to strengthen its position in competition with cloud computing leaders Microsoft, Amazon and Google.Slowly but surely, it will achieve all its goals, which makes these stocks a good choice for a long-term investment.Shares of this company with short stops and pullbacks have been steadily growing since January. The latest growth momentum has just ended. Buyers did not have enough strength to capture the level of $84.70. The asset retreated to the level of $83.00 and now wants to grow again.If we look at the history, we can see that long pullbacks are not typical for this paper. We suggest buying the company's shares from the current levels with a medium-term goal of around $90.00.
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Brent oil price tops $73 for first time since May 2019
Brent oil price tops $73 for first time since May 2019 Oil quotations are rising amid expectations of a further recovery in demand. International Energy Agency forecasts oil demand to be higher than before the pandemic by the end of 2022.The price of Brent crude futures on the ICE London exchange has surpassed $73 in August, trading data shows. It peaked at $73.07 during the trading session - the last time Brent traded above $73 a barrel was on 20 May 2019.WTI Texas Intermediate crude futures are up 1.22% to $71.15 in July.The International Energy Agency (IEA) today published The IEA Oil Market Report (OMR), which said that oil demand will return to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2022. At the same time, the organization kept the demand forecast for 2021 at 5.4 million barrels per day.OPEC+ member countries will have reserves of around 6.9m bpd between May and July. And if sanctions on Iran are lifted, market supply would increase by 1.4m bpd in the short term.The price of Brent crude oil has been in an uptrend since May 21. During this period it rose from $64.5 to $73, and there were only two trading sessions which closed lower.The IEA stressed that OPEC+ countries will have to increase production to meet rising market demand. Bloomberg points out that road traffic in the US and most of Europe has recovered to pre-pandemic levels.At the same time, the full recovery of flights, and with them, demand for jet fuel remains in doubt, says Investec Bank's head of commodity markets, Collum McPherson. The return of Iranian oil to the market, he believes, will be a challenge for OPEC+ if demand does not pick up. IndexaCo
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Dogecoin - invest or not?
Dogecoin - invest or not? The cryptocurrency market is constantly expanding and it offers us more and more new digital coins. In this article, we will analyze about a special cryptocurrency – Dogecoin.When it was created, it was not considered a serious project at first. It was a joke or meme of Billy Marcus, a programmer who created the currency as a parody of other rapidly growing digital currencies. Billy created a meme symbol for his brainchild — the dog Shiba Inu, who smiles.If you compare the technical aspect of Dogecoin with Ethereum or Bitcoin, the creation of which is the infrastructure and billions of Dollars of investment injections, and serious opportunities, we can safely say that the structure of the coin is as simple as possible.At the same time, this currency is more environmentally friendly than Bitcoin, it does not have a limit on the issue, which makes the possibility of creating tokens less energy-intensive. In addition, this made Dogecoin even more convenient to replace the fiat currency, since the price of Dogecoin will not increase very much in the medium-term perspective.For a long time, this crypt was not noticed, but gradually it was noticed by several commercial networks, sports and medical companies. After that, the attitude towards Dogecoin changed, and the cryptocurrency itself began to be used as a payment instrument.The total value of Dogecoin in the spring of this year was more than $85 billion. For comparison, this figure is more than the cost of Gazprom and General Motors.The token has a godfather-Elon Musk. He started mentioning the coin both on social media and on various TV shows. The owner of Tesla praised Dogecoin in various ways, called its strengths, and this was the reason that the coin began to grow significantly. However, Elon Musk allowed this currency not only to grow, his messages on Twitter also influenced its fall. So, on May 9, Musk once again spoke about Dogecoin, and the coin fell by thirty percent. And, although this decline has not really changed the situation with the value of the coin, the current price continues to grow and has already exceeded more than a hundred times the value of the beginning of the year.The coin increased its value by more than twenty percent after the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange listed it on its trading platform. The placement of Dogecoin on Coinbase Global allows many possible investors around the world to conduct token trading. Those users who have Coinbase Pro accounts can trade Dogecoin for US currency, Euro, Pound sterling, BTC, and Tether. When this became known, the value of the cryptocurrency increased from $0.31 to $0.38. Do I need to invest in DogecoinIf you bought Dogecoin for one thousand in January of this year, then now you can have about 85 thousand Dollars. This digital currency is very unpredictable, so it is not known what limit its value can reach. But it is precisely because of this volatility that it deserves special attention. If you are lucky, you can potentially make good money by investing now.Keep in mind that the hope that this meme currency will definitely be a reliable and long-term investment is very small. And if you decide to buy Dogecoin, it is better to treat this investment as an experiment. Invest as much money as you allow yourself to lose and do not expect much from this coin. For you, it should be primarily a speculative asset with potential for growth.To successfully trade this coin, you need to first subscribe to Elon Musk's tweets. Although the Tesla boss is interested in Dogecoin, the digital currency is likely to show good growth. Why not invest in Dogecoin?There are two aspects that you should consider when thinking about buying this coin or be very careful when trading. In fact, it is not as strong as other coins.Now there are several types of digital currencies that are similar in structure and purpose. However, investing in Dogecoin is very different from other, established coins such as Bitcoin. Dogecoin was created in 2013, and although the coin has grown since then, it still doesn't have the same strength as other crypto assets.So, one of the reasons to invest in BTC is a small number of coins, the number of which is no more than 21 million. This limited number of bitcoins affects the growth in value. No wonder many experts called BTC "digital gold", because the asset is limited, as well as precious metals.At the same time, the brainchild of Billy Marcus has 129 billion tokens in circulation, and this automatically affects the price reduction. With so many more available coins, the value is low.In addition, there are not many businesses that accept this cryptocurrency as a means to pay for their products and services. Among all those who interact with it, they may prefer to accept bitcoin rather than Dodgecoin. Without the widespread adoption of Dogecoin, it will be difficult to achieve a steady growing result.There is also nothing special that sets Dogecoin apart from its competitors. For example, BTC has the most recognition, which makes the coin profitable in the digital currency market. Ethereum is the second digital currency after Bitcoin, and its creation technology is used for non-exchangeable coins (NFT). This allowed the use of Ethereum outside of the cryptocurrency space. As you can see, Dogecoin has no special qualities, without which this coin will be difficult to grow in the long term. Possible “bubble”Apart from the fact that the coin is supported by celebrities and electronic hype, there is nothing behind this meme currency that would guarantee a profit. All that we are now seeing are indirect signs that point to a bubble that will definitely burst at some point.Dogecoin is very similar to businesses such as GameStop and AMC, whose securities have soared in the blink of an eye, and their activities do not justify such an increase.As with GameStop and AMC, the increase in Dogecoin can be artificial, which is largely influenced by Elon Musk's comments that promote the coin on social media. And, as with GameStop and AMC, the fall of Dogecoin is probably only a matter of time. Buy or not?So, as the forecast shows, an increase in the price of Dogecoin is expected soon. Experts expect that in 2022, this digital currency will double to $0.72. In addition, it is possible that Dogecoin will reach a record level of $2.09.According to the short-term forecast of Digital Coin Price, in June the token will grow to $0.67. The average cost of the asset, which is expected in July, is $0.61. Dogecoin is projected to remain around $0.59-0.60 in August and September.
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Brent oil price forecast for 2021 and 2022
Brent oil price forecast for 2021 and 2022 In international markets, the price of Brent crude oil in April of this year averaged $65, which did not change compared to the average value for March. According to the US Energy Short-term forecast (EIA), published on May 11, 2021, they are projected to average $65 per barrel in the second quarter of 2021, and then an average of 61 per barrel in the second half of 2021, therefore, a correction is expected to develop.Brent crude oil prices were high in 2020, averaging $64 a barrel in January. But they fell sharply in the second quarter, closing at about $9 a barrel in April 2020, when the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil fell to a negative price around -37 dollars a barrel.By June 2020, the price of Brent crude oil exceeded $40 per barrel, and by the end of 2020, it rose to $50 per barrel. In March and April 2021, prices rose to $65 per barrel due to rising oil demand due to an increase in the number of vaccinations and an increase in overall economic activity worldwide.The price increase also reflects supply constraints from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and OPEC partner countries. OPEC restricts oil production due to lower demand during the pandemic. At its meeting in April 2021, OPEC announced that it would start increasing oil production, with each adjustment being no more than 0.5 million barrels per day.According to the EIA forecasts, the average price of WTI oil in 2021 will be $59 per barrel, and in 2022 oil will be at the level of $57 per barrel. Four reasons for volatile oil pricesPreviously, oil prices had predictable seasonal fluctuations. They rose sharply in price in the spring, as oil traders expect high demand for cars for the summer holidays. When demand peaks, prices fall in the fall and winter, especially if the winter is warm.Oil prices have become unstable due to factors affecting oil prices. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp drop in oil demand. This offset three other factors affecting oil prices: rising U.S. oil production, declining OPEC influence, and a stronger dollar. Slowing global demandThe EIA estimates that global demand for oil and liquid fuels in 2020 was 92.2 million barrels per day. This is 9 million barrels per day lower than in 2019. Demand is expected to grow by 5.4 million barrels per day in 2021 and another 3.7 million barrels per day in 2022. US oil production growthProducers of shale gas and alternative fuels such as ethanol in the US have increased their supply. They slowly increased the supply, maintaining prices high enough to cover the cost of developing new fields. Many shale gas producers have become more efficient at extracting oil. They found ways to keep the fields open, saving on the cost of closing them. This growth began in 2015 and has since affected supply.In August 2018, the United States became the world's largest oil producer. In September 2019, U.S. crude oil production rose to a record 12.1 million barrels per day. For the first time since 1973, the US exported more oil. In February 2021, U.S. crude oil production averaged 9.9 million barrels per day, down 1.2 million barrels per day from January. The EIA estimates that U.S. crude oil production rose to 10.9 million bpd in March and nearly 11.0 million bpd in April.U.S. crude oil production is estimated to average 11.3 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of 2021 and increase to 11.8 million barrels per day in 2022. Reducing the influence of OPECAmerican shale oil producers have become more powerful, but they don't act like an OPEC-type cartel. To maintain market share, OPEC did not cut production enough to set a minimum price level.OPEC's leader, Saudi Arabia, wants higher oil prices because it is a source of government revenue. But it must balance this with the loss of market share to American and Russian companies.Saudi Arabia does not want to lose market share to its main rival, Shiite – led Iran. The 2015 nuclear peace Treaty lifted 2010 economic sanctions and allowed Saudi Arabia's biggest rival to export oil again in 2016. But that source dried up when President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions in 2018. The rise in the value of the dollarCurrency traders have been raising the value of the dollar since 2014. Many traders use the dollar as a safe investment in times of economic uncertainty. For example, the value of the dollar rose by 30% between 2013 and 2016 in response to the Greek debt crisis and Brexit. From March 3 to March 23, 2020, it grew by 8.4% due to the coronavirus pandemic.All oil transactions are paid in US dollars. Most oil-exporting countries link their currencies to the dollar. As a result, a 25% rise in the dollar offsets a 25% drop in oil prices. Global economic uncertainty keeps the US dollar strong. Brent oil price forecast for 2021 and 2022On the weekly oil chart, a large bullish "Wolf Wave" model was formed with the aim of working out the model at the level of $120 per barrel. As we can see, the potential for continued growth is still there. Moving averages indicate the presence of a short-term bullish trend in oil. Prices broke through the area between the signal lines up, which indicates pressure from buyers of "Black Gold" and the potential continuation of the growth of the asset value from the current levels. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a correction and test the support level near the area of $68.50 per barrel. Further, the continuation of the growth of the oil exchange rate in the region above the level of $ 85 per barrel in 2021 and $ 120 in 2022.An additional signal in favor of the rise in quotations and prices for Brent oil will be a test of the support line on the relative strength indicator (RSI). The second signal will be a rebound from the lower border of the inverted "Head and Shoulders" reversal pattern. Confirmation of the rise in quotations will be the breakdown of the resistance level and the closing of Brent prices above the level of 70.55, as we can see, buyers can not break through this area in any way.Thus, the Brent forecast for oil prices for 2021 and 2022 suggests an attempt to develop a correction and test the support level near the area of 68.50. Further, the continuation of growth with a goal above the level of $85 per barrel in 2021 and $ 120 in 2022. A test of the trend line on the relative strength indicator, as well as the formation of a large inverted "Head and Shoulders" model, will be in favor of the rise. Oil price forecast for 2025 and 2050The EIA predicted that by 2025, the nominal price of Brent crude oil will rise to $66 per barrel.By 2030, it is expected that global demand will lead to an increase in the price of Brent crude oil to $89 per barrel. By 2040, prices are projected at $132 per barrel. By then, the sources of cheap oil will be exhausted, which will make oil production more expensive. By 2050, oil prices will be $185 per barrel, according to the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook.The EIA expects oil demand to stabilize as utilities rely more on natural gas and renewable energy sources. It is also assumed that economic growth averages about 2% per year, while energy consumption is declining by 0.4% per year. The EIA also has forecasts for other possible scenarios. Can oil cost $200 a barrel?Although it seems ridiculous now, there are situations in which the price of oil can reach $200 per barrel. The EIA forecasts Brent crude prices at $185 a barrel in 2050 if the cost of oil production falls and it displaces competing energy sources, but economic conditions could lead to even more price increases.In July 2008, oil prices reached a record high of about $147 per barrel. In December, they fell to about $40 per barrel, and then rose to $123 per barrel in April 2011. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) previously predicted that the price of Brent crude could rise to $270 a barrel on rapidly growing demand from China and other emerging markets.The price of oil at the level of $200 per barrel can change consumer consumption. The use of oil as an energy source has led to climate change. There is an opinion that high oil prices lead to a "drop in demand". If high prices persist long enough, people change their buying habits. The drop in demand occurred after the 1979 oil shock. Oil prices have been falling steadily for years.The $200-a-barrel oil price forecast seems disastrous for the American way of life, but people in Europe have been paying high prices for years because of high taxes. As long as people have time to adjust, they will find ways to live with higher oil prices.
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Dollar falls, losing support from US government bonds
Dollar falls, losing support from US government bonds The dollar fell against the Canadian dollar and hovered near multi-month lows against European currencies on Tuesday as Treasury bond yields were little moved amid expectations the US Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates in the near future.Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan reiterated on Monday that he does not expect interest rates to rise until next year, lowering expectations that inflationary pressures could force the Fed to change policy sooner than stated.The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds stood at 1.6454%, continuing a decline from last week's five-week high.The dollar index to a basket of six major currencies was down 0.19% to 89.991 by 09:34 Moscow time. The euro rose 0.25% to $1.2181, close to its lowest level since February 26. At the same time, the pound rose 0.31% to $1.4178. The British currency was supported by the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in the UK.The Canadian dollar rose 0.31% against the US dollar to $1.2029, almost hitting a six-year high, thanks to higher oil prices. "The Aussie rose 0.46% to $0.7799. The New Zealand dollar rose 0.58% to $0.7242.The mainland yuan rose 0.2% to 6.4257. The Japanese yen rose 0.1 per cent paired with the dollar, to 109.08 yen.In the cryptocurrency market, bitcoin rose 3.81% to $45.255 but remained near a three-month low following tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Etherium rose 7.58% to $3,529.95, recovering from a two-week low hit on Monday. IndexaCo
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How to choose a reliable broker
How to choose a reliable broker At the end of the last century, the forex market emerged. The currency began to change its rate due to the influence of external factors. The first brokers appeared as early as the beginning of 1990. Now the market is full of unique offers from traders. Therefore, making the right choice was not as easy as it may seem at first glance. It is worth understanding what you should look for when choosing a broker. The right broker can be distinguished by the following features: considerable professional experience, official working license, comfortable working conditions, quality customer service.LicenceThe broker's activity is an intermediation and implies the execution of transactions. It is regulated at the legal level. Experts believe that the licence proves the transparent work of the company. It proves the safety of personal data and client funds.How important is professional experience?Many people do not pay attention to this criterion. It is worth mentioning that it takes time to develop effective strategies. Young brokers can only take their cue from someone else's knowledge. There will be no proper impact in this case. To develop your own strategy, you need experience in the work. There are also unscrupulous firms that attribute a few years of work to themselves. The authenticity of such data can be verified online. This is important as there are many fly-by-night companies. The client should double check the facts about the broker's activities. This will save him from crisis situations in future.Comfortable working conditionsWith this criterion, the client can check how comfortable the broker's platform is to use. This is a very important criterion. The service should be supported by modern gadgets. In addition, the software should be regularly improved. The data should be transferred clearly and smoothly. It is very important that a trader gets access to global trading exchanges and all the additional tools to control the transactions. A stylish website interface will attract an additional number of clients. The fast payout feature will differentiate the broker from its competitors. It is better to place useful information easily accessible. Trading signals should inform the client in advance. The underlying assets should also be available. The client should not look for another broker. All options should be managed through the personal locker.Withdrawal of fundsThey should not restrict the user in the options of withdrawing the money earned. The fewer options for payment systems, the lower the platform rating. Global banking networks are as secure as possible. It is tried and tested. Replenishment is interest-free. All data is reliably protected. It is important that the broker can guarantee prompt withdrawal of funds.Customer serviceThe staff should be competent. Regardless of the client's experience, the staff should be able to provide adequate support. Questions may arise at any stage of using the software. In this case, the operator must be able to familiarise the client with the functions of the system to reveal its main advantages. Enquiries should be dealt with promptly. In addition, the broker's website should provide materials for self-study. Verified users are usually given access to additional study materials. Support staff should be available via live chat, email or phone.ConclusionThe above points are the most important criteria for choosing a quality broker. It is better to study the features of the software even before registering. Special attention should be paid to the length of time the office will operate and the availability of a licence. Special care helps to avoid problems. A broker must be credible. The broker's job is to provide comfortable software for users. IndexaCo
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8 psychological tips for becoming a successful forex trader
8 psychological tips for becoming a successful forex trader To be a successful trader in the financial markets you need to follow these tips.1. Do only one thing and do it right.All you have to do is become an expert in only one type of trading. There is no need to trade 10 different trading strategies. Focus on just one system. Learn it perfectly, understand it and become an expert in it. If you do it well, you can become a very successful marketer.For example, trade only one type of trade over and over again and don't think about stop-loss placement and entry. The only thing to think about a bit is the location of the profit target.2. In trading, patience is generously rewarded.Patience pays off, and patience is probably the most important thing in trading. Successful traders can patiently wait for their perfect trading signal. Even several days. Many amateur traders trade mainly for fun and adrenaline or simply because they need to do something all the time.3. the best time to trade is when everyone thinks otherwise.When you think about it, it makes sense. The best time to buy is when everyone is sure the price will fall. Conversely, the best time to sell is when everyone is sure the price will rise. This simple change of perspective can yield incredible profits, even if you look like a fool (in the eyes of other marketers).4. There's nothing wrong with being wrong.Sometimes it happens, and it's definitely not a reason to panic. If it happens, the easiest thing you can do is just close the deal and wait for the next one.5. Let the business come to you.Take your time to trade on fifty different currency pairs and ten different timeframes. Wait for the market to show its cards. The most important and most difficult thing in trading is the art of waiting. Watch the market and wait. Wait for the market itself to offer you the opportunity to make a trade with a high probability of success. Many novice traders enter a trade for no reason at all. Successful trading means monitoring the market and being ready for the market to offer you money (the perfect trading signal). When that time comes, the successful trader quickly seizes the opportunity the market offers him.6. Create your trading style.Some "experts" say things like "Fibonacci doesn't work!" Or "never trade announcing new news", or "scalping in forex is impossible". But one thing is for sure. It doesn't mean you have to reinvent the wheel to become a good trader. It doesn't matter to trade like other successful traders. The point is that your trading style has to make sense to you.That's exactly what we recommend you to do. The easiest way is to adopt a strategy from one successful trader, and adapt it to your liking as it suits you. You will understand your strategy, it will make sense to you and therefore you will trust it.7. Trading should entertain you.Like anything in life, if you enjoy something, you are willing to sacrifice all your time and do it 110%. You need to know as much as you can about the markets. You need to have the strength to persevere and be able to change your ideas and beliefs.8. Everyone has moments when they fail.Even the best traders sometimes have their worst periods in the form of a series of losing trades in a row. But the most important thing is not to lose confidence in yourself and your trading system. The next time your signal to enter a trade comes up, you just need to open the trade, even if you had 5 losing trades in a row before. You have to really trust your strategy. And that's how you should look at a series of losses. It is important to know that in the long runyou will get back that lost money and some more, so there's really no reason to panic. IndexaCo
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Secrets of stock trading. Traders who play against the crowd
Secrets of stock trading. Traders who play against the crowd Trading using a strategy of playing against the crowd is a style of investing that goes against the prevailing market trends by buying assets that are performing poorly and then selling them when they prove themselves.A trader who plays against the crowd believes that people who say the market is going up only do so when they have fully invested everything and have no further buying power. At that point, the market is at its peak. On the other hand, people predict a downturn when they have already sold out everything, at which point the market can only go up.Investors who act against the crowd tend to use various sentiment indicators, particularly those that emphasise out-of-favour securities with low price/earnings ratios (P/E ratios).Simply put - if you follow the herd, it will lead you to the slaughterhouse. Such traders swim against the current and assume that the market is usually wrong on both its lows and highs. They believe that the more the price fluctuates, the more misguided the rest of the market must be. The basics of trading against the crowd strategy The strategy of trading against the crowd is not as simple as adopting a position that is the opposite of the common public view - "the trend is your friend". A stock that rises higher and higher over an extended period of time will naturally receive a lot of positive sentiment from traders - this does not mean that an investor trading against the crowd will immediately hate that stock and act the opposite. Going against the price trend is always a tough way to play. This approach is to look for a stock for which the sentiment of most traders does not coincide with the established trend. In other words, traders trading against the crowd are looking for stocks that are going up, despite a significant amount of pessimism.The reason behind this strategy is that pessimism indicates that many investors are avoiding the stock and therefore sitting on the sidelines. If the stock continues to rise, then at some point the mood will change and money from the outside will start pouring into that stock, thereby causing its price to rise in a short period of time. Rapid and violent consolidation is particularly useful for those who are options traders who trade against the crowd. Indicators for the trader who trades against the crowd Traders who trade against the crowd are constantly monitoring the markets and reading about stocks, which implies a sense of sentiment. It also helps to gain the ability to quantify sentiment, and this can be done in several different ways:Feedback from analysts, for example, is fairly straightforward. Analysts make recommendations regarding buying/holding/selling a stock, depending on what they think investors should do. If a stock rises higher but has almost no "buy" recommendation, then there is the potential for upside - which could influence those traders on the sidelines to buy the stock.Shorting a stock or buying put options are two ways in which investors can profit when a stock falls in value. Thus, tracking changes in the amount of borrowed securities sold short and the number of put option purchases are ways to quantify the negative sentiment towards a stock. If there is a large number of these negative bets being placed on a stock while it is moving higher and higher, then a trader who trades against the crowd can assume that there is a significant amount of money from the outside that can still be leveraged to keep the consolidation going.
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GAP on Forex
GAP on Forex A formation on a price chart known as a "GAP", which stands for "price break", is classified as a technical analysis pattern. Under certain conditions, such formation allows to analyze and predict the price behaviour and works out perfectly in deals.How to determine the Gap on the chartVisually, it represents a break in the price curve with a sharp jump up or down, either with or against the trend. It is not equally visible on different types of charts. For example, on the candlestick and bar chart, the GAP is clearly visible, while on the line chart it is more difficult to detect. Why does GAP occur?The reasons for its emergence in different assets can be different, but they are associated with a single component - a sharp change in the market situation. Price gaps can form in the following circumstances:During the weekend.The information that comes after the market closes is not considered in the quotes, and at the market opening, this factor will cause a sharp fall or rise in the quotes with the formation of a gap in the appropriate direction on the price chart.At the change of trading sessions.Such a GAP is formed due to different circumstances of the market. It occurs rarely, it appears against the background of abrupt changes in the market, and with a proper understanding of the market situation, it works well. For example, if the opening of the session is accompanied by a sharp upward price break, the market situation can be considered in the perspective of an upward trend. If there is a GAP going downwards, we can assume that a downtrend is about to form.When an "information gap" appears in the quotes flow.This event should be considered as one of the technical aspects when the market stalls on the background of a long absence or on the eve of the release of, particularly important news. If the forecast for the respective asset coincides with the news event, the price gaps on that asset will be minimal, otherwise, a large and beautiful GEP can be seen on the chart.Gaps are more clearly visible in highly volatile assets that form small candles on the chart. Their frequent appearance is characteristic of the stock market and the metals market. GAP as an analysis and trading toolThe formation of price hollows (GAPs) can be used in trading practice as a separate pattern or as a supporting tool in a trading system, the rules of which do not prohibit it. In the analysis of the market situation, the GAP is perfectly combined with any analytical tool. There are several variants of its use in trading, depending on the place and time of its formation. Famous and world-renowned traders also use it in different ways, everyone has his own view of the situation regarding the price gap.There is also a basis that unites the different views - the boundaries formed by the GAP should be viewed as a price channel, bounded by significant price levels. By breaking one of them towards the second level, the price signals that it will not tolerate a "void" and will soon fill it. This event should be used when opening a position in the direction of the breakout. What are the GAPs?The model is classified by the size of the gap in price and its direction, allocating four categories: An ordinary GAP - it is characterized by a small gap, barely visible on the price chart and is insufficiently informative for technical analysis. Most often such a gap on the chart is quickly covered by a trend.The Gap Breakout is a more useful type of Gap, occurring at the opening of the market. It is characterized by the price breaking through trend levels and channel borders.Acceleration gap - such GAP is characterized by its abrupt formation on the accelerated trend, rapidly gaining strength.Gap depletion - places of its formation should be looked for near strong price landmarks. The price always returns to the level where the GAP was formed, in order to fill the "market void" created by it. Famous traders recommendWhen they say "famous traders", they do not mean just successful traders, but people with deep knowledge of the specifics of the market, laws of its operation, and patterns in price movement. John Murphy is a well-known trader, money manager, brilliant analyst, and author of many works devoted to trading. His trading experience is about 30 years.J. Murphy believes that the result of market forecasting by means of GAPs depends on the place of their formation on the price chart, and also distinguishes four types of this candlestick pattern:Simple - its appearance is characteristic for the calm market, this kind of gap is not of interest for forecasting its further direction. Its formation on a specific asset indicates a small interest of players in this asset, so even a small amount of investment can contribute to its appearance. Analysts ignore this signal.On the Gap - In terms of potential profits, such a GAP is interesting. It appears in the final phase of the formation of a certain price pattern and may indicate a significant change in the market situation. It occurs less frequently, but it is closely related to almost all known patterns and is a confirmation of the signals from them. Its appearance often occurs against the background of growing trading volume and its market void is rarely, rarely or almost never overlapped by the price. Murphy derived his own pattern for this GAP - the higher the volume at its formation, the less likely it is to overlap the price in the long run.On the breakaway - it is characterized by formation along with the trend, it is often situated in its middle, several price gaps may appear at once. It is a signal to the continuation of the current trend even at small volumes of trade. We should count the points before the Gap formation and multiply the result by 2 to find the number of points the price will be able to pass before the reversal.On the flying out - it is formed in the final phase of the trend with the gaps of 2 and 3 types preceding it. Traders use it as a signal to open opposite deal when the price is in the range of its channel and rushes to its closing. Jack Schwager is a trader best known for making accurate forecasts of price movements on the futures market. He is head of Fortune Group holding company, researches dynamics of hedge funds, conducts seminars on "Market Analytics".J. Schwager, like J. Murphy, also distinguishes four types of GAP:Normal - not informative, recommends ignoring it.Gap on breakdown - it is formed when the price leaves a certain range. Schwager recommends it to be used as a strong trading signal, provided that this GAP does not overlap the price for several trading days.Acceleration Gap - formed in parallel with the acceleration of the trend and can be formed several times for several consecutive days.Exhaustion Gap - drawn at the final stage of a trend, it is used as a signal of an imminent change in the trend.Many successful traders are excellent analysts, who are able to conduct a deep analysis of the market and give the most accurate quotes forecasts. You should listen to their recommendations. 
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3 major cryptocurrency trader mistakes
3 major cryptocurrency trader mistakes Cryptocurrency is in vogue these days, and its popularity continues to grow. With the frequent emergence of new cryptocurrencies and people with high social clout, such as Ilon Musk, scribbling daily tweets on the subject, the concept of digital currencies continues to gain momentum.Subsequently, millions of people from all over the world are turning to the most famous cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Lightcoin, Etherium and others to take advantage of lucrative investment opportunities and make quick money.Cryptocurrency trading mistakes to avoidWhile it's true that smart investments in cryptocurrencies can indeed yield impressively high returns in relatively short periods of time, it's also important to understand the volatility of cryptocurrency trading.By having the necessary knowledge and information in advance, you can hedge against potential losses and only make investments that bring you returns. Here are 3 major mistakes that almost every novice cryptocurrency trader makes and that you should try to avoid in order to make better investments. Mistake #1. Making emotionally motivated trading decisions Even though cryptocurrency trading involves risks, trading decisions are usually made strategically with a lot of market fundamentals, trends and signals in mind.With all the hype surrounding cryptocurrencies, people are often tempted to deviate from their strategies and make decisions based on emotion due to winner's syndrome, environmental pressure or similar biases.People may even start panic selling as soon as they see an unexpected negative trend in the market. While people like to believe that deviating from their strategy and making decisions based on emotion can help them minimise losses in a falling market, this is not entirely true.Even if things don't go as planned, it is best to review your strategy and develop a contingency plan instead of making decisions based on emotion. Using modern trading software and automation can help you minimise emotional biases in your trading strategy. Mistake #2. Ignoring risk management techniques Just like any other investment, diversifying your portfolio in cryptocurrency trading can go a long way in helping you mitigate risk. A good strategy to diversify your crypto portfolio is to trade in pairs. Popular cryptocurrency pairs include BTC/EUR, BTC/USD, BTC/BCH, BTC/ETH and BTC/GBP.Another very effective method of risk management is the use of a stop loss. This tool allows you to automatically liquidate your investment as soon as the value of your asset reaches a specified price. You can use stop-losses after carefully analyzing your risk tolerance and incorporate this method into your broader cryptocurrency trading strategy. Mistake #3. Using an unsuitable trading platform Buying and selling cryptocurrencies largely depends on the type of platform you use to make transactions and track price trends. Using the wrong cryptocurrency trading platforms can make it difficult to track and analyse market trends.This will deprive you of vital trading signals and information that can lead to a positive investment outcome. People are often inclined to use unsuitable platforms and end up making bad decisions.In order to trade cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins in the most efficient and effective way, it is important that you choose a legitimate platform.Regardless of your expertise or experience, the platform should offer tools that allow anyone to engage in profitable cryptocurrency trading. Conclusions With the right information, knowledge and assistance, cryptocurrency trading can be seen as an incredibly effective tool for generating income and multiplying your start-up capital. If you manage to stick to best practices and avoid typical mistakes, positive results are almost guaranteed.
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Stop Loss on Forex
Stop Loss on Forex A Stop Loss is an exit order that is used to limit the amount of loss a trader can take on a trade if the trade goes against him. It also eliminates the worry that every trader inevitably faces when being in a losing trade without a plan. No trading system will make a profit on every trade all the time, and losing trades are natural. Successful risk management means minimising losses. A stop-loss can be an effective solution to this.If you decide to use a stop loss, it is important to find a good place for it. If the stop order is too close to the current price, there is a risk that price volatility will hit this order during a false move, and then go in the direction you expected, so you will lose money and earn nothing. If the stop order is too far away from the current price, the trader could be vulnerable to large losses if the market reverses against his expectations. Algorithm for choosing Stop Loss types There are many types of stop losses. Here's the algorithm for choosing what works for you: Step 1: Discretionary or system stop?The position of the stop loss can depend on whether you are a discretionary trader or a system trader. In discretionary trading, it is up to the trader to decide which trades to make each time. The trader places a stop order at a price at which he does not expect the market to trade according to his forecast. In doing so, he can take into account various factors that may vary from trade to trade.In system trading, trading decisions are made by the trading system. A trader either opens positions manually following the trading system signals, or the trading process is automatic. Here Stop Loss orders are placed according to the trading system's risk/profit and win/loss ratios. Step 2: Determine the size of stop loss.Stop LossThe size of this stop loss depends on the trader's account size. The most common is 1% of the account per trade. For example, if your capital is $1,000, you can afford to lose $10 on, say, a EUR/USD trade. That's 100 pips per 0.01 lot (1 micro lot). The upper limit of such a stop is considered to be 5%. As you can see, this approach is not a logical answer to what is actually happening on the price chart.Stop on the chartThe size of this stop depends on the technical analysis of the price action carried out by the trader. This is usually where a support level is determined and a stop loss is placed below it for a long position. Technically oriented traders like to combine these exit points with stop rules for charting stop orders. Such stops are often set at the highs/minimums of the fluctuations.Volatility StopThe size of this stop depends on the amount of volatility in the market. If the volatility is high and the price fluctuates widely, a trader will need a larger stop to avoid the stop. In the case of lower volatility, a trader puts a smaller stop. Volatility can be measured using indicators such as Bollinger Bands.Time StopsTime stops are based on a predetermined trade time. Imagine you are a day trader, trading only during a certain session and closing your positions before it ends. You can set a time limit, after which your position will be closed. You can do this with Expert Advisors (EA) or with trading robots.Margin StopsThere is also one aggressive approach to forex trading that we do not recommend. Some traders take advantage of the fact that forex dealers can liquidate their clients' positions almost as soon as they activate the margin call. A trader may divide his capital into several equal portions and deposit only one portion into his account. He then chooses the size of the position and the potential margin call acts as a stop loss. Be forewarned that these trades are only appropriate with small amounts of money. Please note that this type of trading is intended only for a maximum of one open position at a time. Step 3: Static or trailing stop?The static stop retains its place once set. The trailing stop adjusts as the trade moves in the trader's favour to further reduce the risk of an error in the trade.For example, a trader has opened a long position in the EUR/USD at $1.3100, with a stop loss of 50 pips at $1.3050, and a take profit of 150 pips at $1.3200. No changes will be made to your order until a profit on your open position exceeds 50 pips. If the Euro rises 50 pips to $1.3150, a trader may adjust his stop order by 50 pips to $1.3100. When you move your stop loss to the entry level (as in this case), it becomes a break-even stop order: if price reverses and the trader's stop order triggers, he will not get any money, but he will also lose nothing. Every time the price moves 50 pips from the current stop loss in favor of the trader, the server sends an order to change the current stop loss level to within 50 pips of the current price. In other words, Trailing Stop automatically moves your Stop Loss order following the price.Trailing Stops are mainly used by traders who enjoy trading trends but do not have the ability to follow the price movement all the time.Trailing Stops in MT4. To set an automatic trailing stop in MT4, right-click the order in your terminal window, select "Trailing Stop" and select the desired trailing stop size. Please note that the minimum level for the automatic trailing stop is 15 pips. It is important that the trailing stop loss is set on the client's trading platform and not on the server. If the trader closes the terminal or loses the internet connection, the trailing stop will be deactivated, but the stop loss set by the trailing stop will remain active.To deactivate the trailing stop, select "None" in the "Trailing Stop" sub-menu. If you want to disable trailing stops for all open positions and pending orders, select "Clear All" from the same menu.Step 4: Waiting for trading resultsOnce the Stop Loss is set, do not increase it. Only move your stops in the direction of the trade (rolling stops). You have already made your decision. If the market went against you and your stop was hit, analyse your trade and see what you did wrong. Don't get too upset about the failure. What you need is to succeed in the next trade, so move on to the next opportunity.
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