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What is the gold/silver ratio?

7 articles that will help you trade during coronavirus

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HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do…
Josh Brown: The person you want to run away from is the person who KNOWS what will happen

Josh Brown: The person you want to run away from is the person who KNOWS what will happen

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Sound words of advice Josh Brown on CNBC said as he and Brad Gerstner of Altimeter Capital discussed the markets, (and I paraphrase): The person you want to run away from now is the person who KNOWS what will happen. Just before that Adam and I were chatting and shared these simple thoughts: The fact…
Coronavirus driven sentiment case studies from last week

Coronavirus driven sentiment case studies from last week

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Volatile markets heavily drive sentiment What a few weeks we have had in the market in the recently. The human cost to the current coronavirus crisis is mounting and fresh deaths are sadly being reported day by day. Adam was well ahead of the curve of almost everyone when he flagged this concern to ForexLive…
Market Volatility Spells Trading Opportunity

Market Volatility Spells Trading Opportunity

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These are certainly strange and uncertain times as of late COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe with over 204,000 cases reported worldwide and over 8,000 deaths. The ongoing pandemic has seen many governments place its people in forced quarantine. This started in China, where the pandemic started in the city of Wuhan with a…
What is the gold/silver ratio?

US emini S&P500 futures are trading below limit up

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My previous post was:  What limit up means and what is happening now …. Limit up means the contract is not allowed to move up more than 5% in overnight  that is, there can be no trades higher until 9:30 am NY time trade below the upper limit is permitted (this is what is now…
There is no limit down in cash forex

There is no limit down in cash forex

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Trade continues in forex despite the closing of futures tade due to limit locks  FX has no such restriction, the chaos is expressed in wild swings (USD/JPY range today has been over 300 points, and others have been wider still) and wide spreads. No limit down. No limit up.  USD/JPY chart. daily candles: ForexLive
S&P500 Futures: To catch a falling knife or grab a bargain?

S&P500 Futures: To catch a falling knife or grab a bargain?

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When can you catch a bounce?   I came across a thought provoking article on Market's Live Blog this am on the S&P500 futures chart. The piece was suggesting that some buyers might be buying S&P500 futures this am on the premise that after four big down days then a correction is due. Here was the…
What is the gold/silver ratio?

How are you feeling today, Mr Market?

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The importance of gauging market sentiment 101 Having returned from Dubai where I taught around 150 people how to trade the financial markets it has reminded me once again of going over the basics of trading. One of the most foundational aspects to grasp is that of sentiment, or put simply, the mood of the…
What is the gold/silver ratio?

Sharks actually save the lives of swimmers (for real!). A piece on behavioural bias

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This is an article on human reasoning fallibility as it pertains to trading/investing that is well worth a read. I found it earlier and though I'd share it: sharks actually save the lives of swimmers On average, each swimmer killed by a shark saves the lives of ten others by keeping people out of the…
What is the gold/silver ratio?

What is the gold/silver ratio?

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Unpicking the jargon What is the Gold/silver ratio? The Gold/Silver ratio measures the relative strength of gold versus silver prices. It shows how many ounces of silver it takes to purchase one ounce of gold. To get this number, you divide the current gold price by the current silver price. When you have done this you now have…