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Themes to Watch in 2019

Themes to watch in 2019: Mixed Bag in Asia, What Next for the Fed? Deal or No Deal? Critical Times for Britain

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The Origin and History of The DAX

The DAX is the "German share index" and measures the performance of the 30 largest and highest-turnover companies. The index value is determined on the basis of the Xetra-Kurse quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Originally, the DAX was thought of as just another German index, but it grew so popular that it became the established benchmark index for the German stock market, similar to the S&P 500 in the USA.

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2017 Commodity Correlations You Should Be Paying Attention To

In the world of forex trading, there is no denying that correlations carry a huge degree of weight. Forex traders—both new and established—are trading currencies from all around the globe. These currencies are issued by prominent central banks and play a huge impact within the realm of currency control, international trade, and general investing. What’s pretty much common knowledge is the fact that the value of a particular currency has a direct impact on the economy of the issuing country and vis versa, with it affecting commodities, stock markets, and the spending behaviour of people. A currency’s performance is also directly impacted by alternate factors such as inflation, interest rates, and employment levels.

The following delves into the world of currency and commodity correlations, explaining what they are, along with which ones you should be paying particular attention to.

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Are we building up to the next financial meltdown?

Given the buoyant global stock prices the short answer is no. Everything is going up with most major world indices sat on all time highs and the markets are floating towards the usually slow European summer months. Volatility in forex has also been consistently low over the large couple of months with short moves always being countered with retracements into the ranges.

It then seems strange to think that at a time of such a strong bull market in the equity indices that anyone could possibly talk about a financial meltdown. It is definitely a low probability event but there is still risk it could happen. Those of us that have been in the markets for 10 years or more can remember the last financial crisis. It seems very odd to this blog writer that so many people are so forgetful about this after such a short period of time.

 

 

Here are the main reasons everyone should be keeping one eye open for the start of the next financial meltdown.

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