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What is Quantitative Easing

What is quantatitive easing? Helicopter money

Quantitative easing is the process whereby central banks such as the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, and European Central Bank purchase financial assets in attempt to lower, or prolong already low interest rates, as well as increase the money supply within an economy. This in-turn also artificially increases the price of fixed assets, like houses, and is why I categorically despise...
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Fibonacci’s sequence: The golden ratio of trading?

The Fibonacci sequence is fascinating for many reasons, the most prominent being that these numbers have a prevalent tendency of showing up in nature. The number of rows in a pine cone, hurricane spirals, the structure of DNA and even honeybee family trees all demonstrate Fibonacci string sequence. By dividing each number in the string by the last produces a number which is...
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What are Emerging Markets

What are emerging markets? Big 10, Next Eleven

Emerging markets are defined as countries which show some of the characteristics of a developed market, but do not meet the required standards to be clearly defined as a developed country. For instance, a country might have fantastic GDP growth and a good international credit rating but fail in areas such as high political instability and a poor internal...
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Swing trading: Solid strategy if you don’t fall off!

Being able to correctly identify and mark support and resistance levels on a trading chart is one of the first things you should have learned when delving into technical analysis, and that means that you should also be aware that it’s the most recent levels which bear the most significance. An area which served as a...
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Stock Market Bubbles

Stock Market Bubbles: Cycles, Tulips and Bitcoin

Stock market cycles occur as a direct result of investor sentiment, they feature in all markets, and they always play out in exactly the same way, always (this is my serious face). If you take look back through historic stock charts you will see the same overriding market moves and patterns being played out time and time again. The reason for this is that...
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Trading Fractals and Why they are NOT a Lagging Indicator
Fractals represent a fairly complex mathematical concept, and whilst their use in trading the financial markets isn’t strictly a theory, they command enough precedent to view them as such. Put simply, fractals are curves, or geometric shapes that have the unique characteristic of displaying virtually the same structure at different magnification levels. The majority of objects observed by...
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Best Investment for Retirement
Best investment for retirement: Stocks make sense!
When you are trying to decide what to do with your money when approaching or entering retirement then you have surely considered investing in the stock market at some point along the way. If not, then it’s an option you should certainly give some consideration towards, especially if you are interested in economics, global politics or generally anything and everything to do with...
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