A Checklist for Assessing Your Investment Risk
By Kris Maksimovich, AIF®, CRPC® According to a landmark study on prospect theory and risk aversion in investing, people are more likely to be concerned about avoiding loss than they are about the possibility of gains. When it comes to successful…
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Forex Weekly Outlook Aug. 20-24 – Can King Dollar continue climbing?
The US Dollar continued raging and rallying amid the Turkish crisis and also trade concerns. Will we see a correction will the trend continue? The Fed will have its say with the FOMC Meeting Minutes and the Jackson Hole Symposium. Here are the highlig…
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Drops Amid Inflation Concerns
Partly reflecting concerns about inflation, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday unexpectedly showing a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of August. The preliminary report said the consumer sentiment index …
USD/CAD – Canadian dollar Jumps on Strong CPI
The Canadian dollar has improved in the Friday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3082, down 0.56% on the day. On the release front, Canada’s monthly CPI was unexpectedly strong, climbing 0.5%. This easily beat the estimate of 0.1%. Other inflation indicators looked strong, with readings around 2.0%. There was more good news as Foreign […]
Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports
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Concerns about the survival of the Cryptocurrencies industry.
Cryptocurrencies had the best year in 2017. Their prices rose by more than 1000% and at their peak in early January, the combined market valuation of the cryptocurrencies was more than $800 billion. Today, this market capitalization has…
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Coffee Price Keeps Falling Creating an Interesting Buying Opportunity
Coffee is an important component in our every day life. Billions of people consume it every day and with lifestyle brands like Starbucks growing worldwide, its demand is increasing. It is produced mostly in Brazil, Vietnam, Columbia, and…
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‘More volatility’ expected as Iran sanctions set to prompt wild swings in oil prices, CEO says
A shipping revolution and a U.S. plan to impose targeted crude sanctions against Iran is likely to prompt wild swings in the oil price over the coming months, Vopak’s chief executive told CNBC on Friday.
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Weekly Review: Turkey Crisis Eases as Hopes of Trade Emerge
This week, Turkey has been a key concern among market participants who have worried about the country’s economy. Last week, the Turkish Lira fell to the lowest level against the dollar as the Trump administration imposed additional tariffs….
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EUR/USD – Euro steady as Eurozone CPI meets expectations
EUR/USD is showing little movement in the Friday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1382, up 0.07% on the day. In economic news, Eurozone Final CPI improved to 2.1%, matching the estimate. The eurozone current account surplus widened to EUR 23.5 billion, above the estimate of EUR 23.2 billion. In the U.S, the key event […]