Category: Financial Markets

How Do Politics and Central Banks Impact FX Markets?

Foreign exchange – or “forex” – markets often pay close attention to politics and central bank policy. We offer a model for trader...

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How to Trade the Impact of Politics on Global Financial...

In a slowing global economy, the threat of geopolitical risks destabilizing global growth are elevated and open the door to violen...

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Gold Price Implications Around US Presidential Election...

The price of gold has become more responsive to the macroeconomic landscape since President Richard Nixon took steps to end the Br...

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How Societal and Economic Crises Impact US Presidential...

Many elections have coincided with crises, none more so than the 2020 election. How have social and economic crises impacted elect...

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Quantitative Easing (QE) Explained: Central Bank Tool f...

What is quantitative easing (QE) and how do central banks like the Fed and ECB use it? Learn how QE supplements monetary policy wh...

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S&P 500, Dow Jones: Can Stock Markets Predict P...

Does S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average performance 3 months or 1 year before a US presidential election impact its outcome?

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Understanding Inflation and its Global Impact

Inflation deals with the general price increases in an economy however, this simple economic figure can have massive ramifications...

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Economic Growth: What is GDP Growth?

GDP serves as a primary gauge of an economy's health and an important data release for traders.

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Historical Volatility: A Timeline of the Biggest Volati...

Past periods of volatility set historical precedence for traders navigating the markets today. Discover the biggest volatility cyc...

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What is the VIX? A Guide to the S&P 500 Volatil...

The VIX is one of the more popular quotients of volatility - but what does it mean and how is it derived?

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Currency Volatility: What is it & How to Trade ...

Wondering how best to navigate the volatility of forex markets? Read on for a complete guide.

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How to Measure Volatility with Average True Range (ATR)

The life-line of a trader's activity is volatility. In this article, we teach traders to measure volatility using a simple indicat...

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