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8 January 2021

Long-term Prognosis for Markets Remains Hazy Despite Vaccine Optimism

Despite a solid economic recovery experienced in many parts of the world since mid-April in 2020, the shackles of the COVID-19 pandemic have not yet been shaken off. Re-openings of the economy have been delayed in the U.S., Japan and parts of Europe and, with a resurgence of the virus leading to a second wave of lockdowns. With German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning of a “long hard winter,” and French President Emma...(Read more)

18 December 2020

Opportunities Aplenty for Innovative Firms in Response to Covid-19

Faced with the devastating effects wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across most industries are facing an adapt-or-die scenario. Yet, there are encouraging signs of innovative reactions in the face of the impending threat. Here, we look at sectors that are leading the way in the transition to a post-COVID economy. A Healthy Outlook? The pharmaceutical industry is an obvious place to start. Pfizer and BioNTe...(Read more)

27 October 2020

A word to the wise for traders over the US election

There are very few things that are guaranteed in life but volatility around the US election is one of them. This election promises to be a memorable one given the disparity of the two front runners, who are so close in the polls, concerns about mail-in ballots, the current unsettled geopolitical/economic landscape and potential foreign interference, to name but a few of the influences. Last election day we saw both t...(Read more)

2 July 2020

A brief history of Forex

When you think of forex today, you likely conjure up an image of a flat-screen digital device full of real-time figures, fluctuating graphs, notifications and an intimidating amount of information. While forex now uses some of the most advanced technology in the world, its history is long and predates many modern currencies. The Origins of Forex Foreign exchange dates back to the time the Ancient Egyptians, with evid...(Read more)

25 May 2020

How do Forex algorithms work?

Up until the 1970's foreign currency trading was conducted over the phone by primarily institutional investors. In what was a relatively closed market there was very little transparency in pricing information and a large gap between interdealer trading and dealer-customer trading. When computer trading systems were first introduced into the American market in the late 1970’s the speed at which trades could be made be...(Read more)

30 April 2020

There are many forex trading platforms, which one should I choose?

The Forex trading platform is the Forex trader’s interface. This critical piece of software gives the trader the ability to gain instant access to the market. There are many forex trading platforms in the marketplace and choosing the right one to suit your trading needs can give you an all important edge in your trading strategy. So let’s take a look at some of the very popular trading platforms available today. Meta...(Read more)

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