Category Archives: Markets

FOREX, Stocks, Bonds, Options, etc.

Money Management – the strategic triad

Greetings! This is the first of three planned posts on the subject of trading tactics. I’ll be covering money management this week, followed by risk management and trade management over the upcoming two weeks. The boundaries between these three subjects … Continue reading

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Taking stock…some opportunities in equities

Greetings all! Since this space is primarily focused on forex trading (when I’m not waxing philosophical), it’s not often that I discuss the more mundane world of the equities markets. But lately I’ve been adding more positions to my Fidelity … Continue reading

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Fog in channel, continent cut off!

Greetings all, I’m unclear on whether the above headline ever actually appeared in a British newspaper or not, but I have to agree with the sentiment. Europe needs the UK much more than the UK needs the bloated bureaucracy in … Continue reading

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NZD surprise? Not really…

Greetings all! Last week, on June 9, CNBC reported that, The New Zealand dollar took centre stage on Thursday, surging to a one-year high after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates unchanged, surprising some investors who had … Continue reading

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Trading and investing update

Greetings all! In last week’s lamentations over the technical challenges at Coinbase, I mentioned that my re-entry into BitCoin is but one of a set of investments that I’m making. So this week I thought I’d provide an overview of … Continue reading

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Is Coinbase imploding?

Greetings all! Head over to the Coinbase Community page.  When you get there, click on the “Latest” tab to see what the most recent posts are all about. Go ahead; I’ll wait. Yeah.  They’re having some problems. In my recent … Continue reading

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Need Deeper Forex Data? Try a Spy

My tag line for this blog begins with the word “exploring,” and that’s particularly appropriate this week. Originally, I had planned to post about a specific long-term fundamental indicator, but ended up exploring multiple sources of market information instead. So … Continue reading

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Will the Fed Defuse the Inflation Bomb?

Suppose you’re out for a walk one evening and notice that someone is stockpiling gunpowder at a warehouse in your neighborhood. So you and the neighbors start expressing concerns that if this keeps up, the place could eventually explode. “Nonsense,” … Continue reading

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How the Fed Works – A Screenplay

Greetings, caps and cappettes! There’s been a deal of noise in the financial media of late regarding the question of whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will drive on with its plan to gradually raise rates, bucking the easing trend of … Continue reading

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Negative Interest Rates and the Science of Choice

When I was in high school back in the middle ages, I had an economics teacher named Mr. Stevens, who had a simple definition of economics. None of these dry paragraph-length textbook definitions about production, consumption, wealth, and distribution for … Continue reading

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