Equity indices are baskets of stocks that are traded together. The most liquid equity indices are stock indices that cover some of the most actively traded stocks in the world. In the U.S, the Dow Industrials, the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq 100 are the most popular equity indices. In Europe, the German DAX the FTSE 100 and the French CAC are the most liquid. In Asia, the Nikkei and the Shanghai along with the Australian All Ordinary are the most robust indices.
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Sweden is home and birthplace of some of the most successful and innovative businesses in the world. Because of the highly digitally connected economy, Sweden is able to foster innovation and hence the birth of some of the international well-known brands. Below are some of the leading publicly traded Swedish companies that you should keep an eye on in 2018; Continue Reading →
Over the years, traders have devised various tools to try and help them successfully trade the markets. Of the hundreds that have been invented so far, only a few have stood the test of time, and that is because they have continued to prove effective in many market conditions. These are the most important ones every trader should know about, and even the software developers know it. That is why the most popular forex trading platforms, including those developed by SpotOption will have them pre-installed. In fact, I doubt you will find any trading platform that doesn’t have all of these available. Continue Reading →
It’s getting interesting in the Cryptocurrency Revolution. Don’t believe us? Bitcoin appreciated 30 percent in a single week last summer, leaving at least a few analysts scratching their heads and pushing up price targets from $5,000 to $7,500. About the same time, a new cryptocurrency, FileCoin, collected over 200 million in an IPO that came to a premature halt when frantic investors crashed the servers with their demand. What pioneering currency trading software platform designer AionNext wants you to remember is that there is a lot of money to be made, but you need to be smart. There’s a lot of money to lose too.
Similar to an IPO, a process when the company’s stocks becomes available for the general public, an Initial Coin Offering is a process of a company issuing tokens to any retail investor that is willing to buy. Unlike IPOs, the ICOs are a product of the modern technologies, mostly based on cryptocurrencies, especially Ethereum. When compared to an IPO, we can clearly see that ICOs target a completely different profile of an investor – ICO investors are the ones that are looking into putting their money into a prospective projects, and they want to be the first ones to invest. However, IPO investors are generally the first retail investors, yet they are certainly not the first investors. Typically, before flipping an IPO, a company goes through series of investment rounds. Sometimes as many as six.
The Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become extremely popular in the year 2017. The main factor behind this is rather simple – an enormous growth. Even though historically the Bitcoin rate has been fluctuating for hundreds of percent, this year the Bitcoin has grown around 15 times. Such a huge increase in a price have risen the interest from the various financial traders. Today we are going to take a look at two main places where one can trade bitcoins.
In charge of financial regulation in Norway is the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet). It was previously known as the Credit Supervisory Authority (Kredittilsynet), but the name was changed in 2009. Unlike in Finland where FIN-FSA is largely independent, the FSA is an agency of the government that is controlled by the Ministry of Finance. Every year, the FSA reports all its activities to the Ministry of Finance. However, the expenditures of the regulatory body are covered by the institutions it oversees, and from other fees and charges. Continue Reading →
In Sweden, the Financial Supervisory Authority is responsible for financial regulation. In Swedish, the institution is called Finansinspektionen (FI) which is a combination of the former financial and insurance supervisory bodies. The Bank Inspectorate oversaw banking and other financial market operations while the Insurance Supervisory Authority only focused on the insurance industry. In 1991, these two bodies were combined to form FI which covered both tasks under one roof. Continue Reading →
Finland has received a triple-A rating from all credit rating agencies around the world, including the Big Three. Among the reasons for the highest credit rating is that the country has very strong financial regulation that ensures institutional strength. In charge of financial regulation here is the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA). Continue Reading →
Bollinger Bands are a favorite indicator for online traders for multiple reasons. One, they are visually interesting and resemble a river meandering across a chart. Two, they give decently reliable signals of where prices might reverse, although like all indicators, they are not infallible and the upper, lower and center bands they display are based on past price, so like the Fibonacci retracement, Bollinger Bands are referred to as a “trailing” or “lagging indicator.” They effectively supply an inkling to trend, as well. Bands dropping to the right indicate a downtrend; Bands rising indicate an uptrend. Horizontal bands reveal a dormant market, suggesting a time to avoid trading. The other reason Bollinger Bands are widely used is that they offer an effective means by which to confirm the validity of other indicators and signals. Continue Reading →