News Recap: China reports worse than expected GDP data that soured sentiment overnight

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

The strong close on Wall Street Friday has not brightened the mood for the start of this week, as China reported far worse than expected GDP data that soured sentiment overnight. 

In other news, the global food supply concerns have ratcheted higher as the second largest wheat grower, India, has shut off exports of the food after a recent heat wave has damaged its crop.

And in precious metals, the gold rally has fully broken down through all major supports as the strong USD tightens liquidity on virtually everything.

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How To Start Day Trading in the UK

So, you’ve decided that you want to start day trading in the UK? Great!

Day trading in the UK can be a lucrative way to make money, but it is important to understand the key steps involved in order to be successful. In this article, we will outline the basics of UK day trading, including tips on what to watch out for and a step-by-step guide on how to start day trading in the UK.

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Forex Trading: Advantages and Disadvantages

Investing in the foreign exchange market has a number of advantages, but it also comes with some risks. If you’re weighing up your career options, it’s important to understand both the pros and cons of forex trading.

To make things easier for you, the experts here at Alphachain have put together this handy guide on the key advantages and disadvantages of Forex trading, plus some top tips to help you succeed. Stick with us to learn more!

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News Recap: U.S. and European stock futures held steady in early trading Monday supported by an overnight rally in Hong Kong following China’s move to ease a dispute with the U.S. over audits.

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

U.S. and European stock futures held steady in early trading Monday supported by an overnight rally in Hong Kong following China’s move to ease a dispute with the U.S. over audits.

The dollar is unchanged with treasury yields rising and the yield curve flattening as the market prices in a rapid succession of FOMC interest-rate hikes to fight inflation. 

Renewed focus on stiffer sanctions against Russia following reports that withdrawing Russian troops had murdered unarmed civilians. Crude oil still digesting last week’s unprecedented release of strategic reserves with gold drifting as yields rise.

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News Recap: Markets are a bit nervous to start the week as the steep acceleration higher in US treasury yields continued in the Asian session overnight

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

Markets are a bit nervous to start the week as the steep acceleration higher in US treasury yields continued in the Asian session overnight. Even a casual inspection of prior market regimes shows that a steep back-up in yields at some point will prove dangerous for equity valuations. The 5-year US Treasury yield has vaulted above the 30-year for the first time since 2006.

Elsewhere, oil is several dollars lower on hopes for a peace deal in Ukraine.

Sentiment remains strong in the US market overnight after a positive session yesterday, but in Asia, sentiment was downbeat in Chinese markets as Shanghai reported record Covid case numbers. In FX, the JPY finally managed to fight back slightly after posting new cycle lows in its recent plunge late yesterday. Global yields are pinned near cycle highs after a historic rout in performance for bonds over the last year and a particularly bad quarter-to-date.

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What is the Best Stop-Loss Strategy For Traders?

There are many stop-loss strategies that traders can use in order to protect their investments. The best stop-loss strategy for traders will vary depending on the individual and the type of trading that is being done.

In this article, we will explore exactly what a stop-loss strategy is and take a look at some of the best stop-loss strategies for traders, discussing the benefits and drawbacks of each one – and how you can use them.

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News Recap: Markets surged last week after the Federal Reserve announced it would raise its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25% to 0.50% as expected to fight inflation

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

As the Federal Reserve announced it would raise its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25% to 0.50%, the consensus is 6 more rate hikes this year and quantitative tightening is to come as well.

It was the best week for the three major US averages since November 2020. Some of the shine came off the recent rally in Chinese stocks overnight, and once again tech stocks were hit the most as Evergrande suspended trading in its shares, raising fresh fears about the sector again.

After the strong gains for equity markets last week a more indecisive trading environment is expected for European market open, heightened by reports that the Russian and Ukrainian presidents are not yet ready to meet to discuss the situation. Oil prices are on the up again, however, on reports that the EU was considering an embargo on Russian oil exports, ahead of a summit meeting this week which will be attended by President Biden.

Biden will hold a call with some of his European counterparts today while EU foreign and defence ministers meet in Brussels, kicking off a week of high stakes diplomacy culminating in a bumper meeting of EU, NATO and G7 leaders in Brussels at the end of the week.

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News Recap: Mixed sentiment across markets with US stocks higher despite rising Treasury yields as the market gets ready for rates to lift off

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

Mixed sentiment across markets this Monday with US stocks higher despite rising Treasury yields as the market gets ready for rates to lift off, while stocks in China and Hong Kong have fallen further as the rout in Chinese technology shares continue and after China placed the 17.5 million residents of Shenzhen into lockdown for at least a week. Commodities led by oil trade softer as talks between Ukraine and Moscow show signs of becoming more substantive, prompting some cautious optimism.

APAC stocks were mixed as participants digested varied geopolitical headlines. China was pressured by the lockdown in Shenzhen. Russian and Ukrainian officials on Sunday gave their most upbeat assessments so far on the progress of talks. Russia launched an airstrike on a military base near the Polish border on Sunday. European equity futures are indicative of a firmer open with the Euro Stoxx 50 future up 1.1% after the cash market closed higher by 1.0% on Friday.

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What is FOMO in Trading? Your Guide

Sometimes, the language associated with trading and investing can be just as hard to grasp as the markets themselves. As part of your trading strategy, you should take it upon yourself to get familiar with the common terms that other traders in the field use, and learn from them.

One term growing in popularity within the trading industry is FOMO. You may be asking yourself, what does that mean? How does it apply in the financial world? What is FOMO in trading?

Well, our ultimate guide is here to answer all of your questions and more.

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