The Path to Success in Currency Trading

in Currency Market, Forex Trading, Hot Currency Exchange

Currency markets have grown significantly in the last one decade and have thus become a lucrative investment channel for many people who are average risk takers and yet want a bigger return on their capital. Sometimes called forex trading, currency trading operates on the basic principle of buying low and selling high. The only difference in this case is that the individual is buying currency and not goods or services. As is common with stocks, the price of buying and selling currencies fluctuates regularly, availing an opportunity for the shrewd investor to make huge profits. The concept is as simple as basic arithmetic, such that everyone, just about anyone, can grasp and master it to stardom. The beginning point of currency trading is education through research and consultation, whereby the investor learns all there is to learn about the currency markets. The internet is rich with...

Questioning the US Treasury’s Bailout Plan

in Currency Market, Hot Currency Exchange

The US corporate finance sector has undergone thick turmoil in the last one decade. To an extent, the current chaos should have been seen coming, from afar. With consecutive catastrophic losses, rising and overpowering unemployment, and little government control in how institutions bear risk, it just had to happen. Bad stuff has happened, jobs have been lost, careers thwarted, and portfolios shredded. Yet the worst has not happened and still can. Realizing this, the US government has seen the need to bailout some of the key financial institutions and help them regain a footing in the cutthroat market. The economy is very sore now, having watched the crisis unfold and then begin to bite. As such, the US Treasury bailout plan has a multifaceted role of rescuing banks, protecting their consumers, and restoring the confidence of investors in the market. These three roles must be met and...

Investment Basics of Money Flow

in Currency Market, Hot Currency Exchange

Money Flow (MF) can be assessed and technically analyzed using various component indicators. These indicators are vital to an investor when deciding when to make entries and exits into a specific trading program. Money Flow, as an indicator, is synonymously used to refer to the Money Flow Index (MFI). It was Marc Chaikin who developed the money flow theorem, using both the price and the volume as a calculating principle of the price action in any trading issue. When the results of a particular trading day or period have been calculated, the numbers are compared with those of previous day or period to establish whether the MF gained or lost for that particular day or period. The flow can also be calculated using the Relative Strength Index (RSI), which only differs from the MFI in that MFI accounts for both price and volume, whereas RSI only factors price as the variable. To calculate...

Islamic Finance World in a Scholarly Approach

in Currency Market, Hot Currency Exchange

Most investors outside the corridors of Islamic finance have a negative perception of trading opportunities in Islamic nations. This has been cultivated by a history of limitations posed by religious principles applied in almost all sectors of the market. It has been, and still is, a mandatory requirement that all trade be conducted in strict accordance with the Islamic law. Re-evaluation of these requirements has been ongoing, following the influence of western markets. Consequently, there has been a redefinition of Islamic finance principles to an extent that offers non-Muslim investors the go-ahead to seek markets in areas predominantly Muslim. To understand this liberal but silent movement of the Islamic finance world, a scholarly approach is the most ideal. Islamic economics as a term can be used to refer to the application of the Islamic law in the conventional economic activity...

How the Wall Street Government Rules

in Currency Market, Forex Trading

Larry H. Summers, one of Obama’s top economic advisers among other White House staff, recently released a personal financial disclosure form. The Obama White House is making thousands of millions dollars from Wall Street for themselves. Simmers earned US$5.2 million as compensation from D.E. Shaw in 2008, US$2.7 million as speaking fees for several Wall Street firms, US$45,000 for an appearance in meetings, US$135,000 to visit Goldman Sachs for a day, and many such entries in the disclosure form accumulate to stupendous figures for a single year. When Obama’s White House is called a Wall Street government, there are reasons. Most of these payments made were made to Summers in around April last year when either Obama or Clinton were expected to be in the White House this year. If any of the two would win the election, it was expected that Larry H. Summers would be in the very same...

Monetary Policy in China

in Currency Market

When China’s monetary policy is analyzed, one thing stands out presently – there is a continued incline in importation of products into China at a rate higher than the exports growth. Secondly, after the peg of the Chinese Yuan to the dollar, the Chinese currency’s real trade-weighted value declined. This is notable mostly since the beginning months of 2002, at a time when the US dollar reached its peak value. China is a great economy in the making. At this point in time, the metrics of China’s currency are largely undervalued and others unlisted. China’s Current Account has been growing at a steep surplus since 2007. For instance, the current account ran at US$17 billion last budget year as compared to US$4.6 billion in 2001. That is giant leap in just six years. This ensues in a 1.5 percent growth in Gross Domestic Product, an outstanding feat for such a massive economy. To...