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Global Market Weekly Recap: Top 10 Market Graphs (week ended: 17/9)

Here are the top ten market moves from the last five days: week ended Friday September 17, 2021.

Global Market Weekly Recap: Top 10 Market Graphs (week ended: 17/9)

Fed meeting, Swiss National Bank & Canada election | *New Format* THE WEEK AHEAD

A preview of the news, earnings, and economic data to expect in the week ahead. This week includes the Fed meeting and Swiss National Bank rate decision as well as an election in Canada and earnings from Nike, Oracle, and Adobe.

Fed meeting, Swiss National Bank & Canada election | *New Format* THE WEEK AHEAD

Stocks

The unlucky iPhone 13? Apple stock looks vulnerable

Apple stock has fallen after a “boring” September product launch event that saw the release of the Apple iPhone 13. After a massive run up, have AAPL shares topped?

The unlucky iPhone 13? Apple stock looks vulnerable

China’s Evergrande Poses a Market Contagion Risk

Are the problems at Chinese property group Evergrande a risk to wider market sentiment? In other words, will there be contagion?

China’s Evergrande Poses a Market Contagion Risk

Cryptocurrencies

CipherTrace: crypto data monetization wheels for Mastercard.

Mastercard plans for an open banking future where crypto payment transaction data may just equate to corporate survival.

CipherTrace: crypto data monetization wheels for Mastercard.

Ethereum's major ''London'' update boosts price

Short-term effect or not, a major software upgrade named "London" has given the cryptocurrency's price a boost.

Ethereum's major ''London'' update boosts price

Macro

Global Market Weekly Recap: Top 10 Market Graphs (week ended: 17/9)

Here are the top ten market moves from the last five days: week ended Friday September 17, 2021.

Global Market Weekly Recap: Top 10 Market Graphs (week ended: 17/9)

Fed meeting, Swiss National Bank & Canada election | *New Format* THE WEEK AHEAD

A preview of the news, earnings, and economic data to expect in the week ahead. This week includes the Fed meeting and Swiss National Bank rate decision as well as an election in Canada and earnings from Nike, Oracle, and Adobe.

Fed meeting, Swiss National Bank & Canada election | *New Format* THE WEEK AHEAD

Asset allocation

Portfolio management | Top-down analysis of current markets

A lot of factors are to be considered when building a portfolio, one of them being a top-down approach. In recent weeks, lots has happened in the markets. Our topic of the day is how someone might think about the current macro events in order to develop a relevant portfolio strategy.

Portfolio management | Top-down analysis of current markets

Top 5 things to know before investing in H2 2021

In Q2, investors feared wages and inflation would be ‘’too hot’’. In Q3 some worry GDP won’t be hot enough if earnings peak and reopening stalls... We explore elements of the second half you should know about, be excited about and be weary of.

Top 5 things to know before investing in H2 2021
LiveWire

21 hours ago

Friday funny: AOC dress with buy the dip!

Friday meme

22 hours ago

The lost decade for European savers. 10 years since the ECB last raised rates

The European Central Bank last raised rates in July 2011 - it raised two times from 0.25% to 0.75% then cut it down to zero months later. It has been ZIRP and NIRP ever since.

23 hours ago

The ultimate Disruptors (Cathie Wood) bubble

Excluding Bitcoin, the current stock market rally in tech disruptors is the greatest of all time

1 day ago

Global growth is the thing that is 'transitory'

PMI surveys conducted by JP Morgan show output measures rolling over back to normal levels following the sharp downturn and upturns since the pandemic.

1 day ago

China steel output has collapsed. Red flag?

Is this all state-directed environmental efforts - or are there wider problems across the China's debt-laden housing market and economy?

Technology

Big banks sieged by big tech via cloud

Crypto firms want to step onto the system’s main financial railways much to the dismay of incumbent banks. While this matters, big banks have a bigger problem to deal with… Big Tech.

Big banks sieged by big tech via cloud

China’s tech crackdown: who wins, who loses?

After covering the story behind the Chinese crackdown, a ...

China’s tech crackdown: who wins, who loses?

The future of home security is in smart homes

We have some questions about covid-19’s impact on home security products. It’s a straightforward question to ask don’t you think? With people at home pretty much more than ever in the history of mankind, has the home ...

The future of home security is in smart homes

Commodities

The link between stubbornly high US inflation and surging commodities

US inflation data has been critical for the market outlook and what the Fed does next, perhaps none more than commodities. After a multi-month pause, are commodity prices ready to resume the early 2021 rally?

The link between stubbornly high US inflation and surging commodities

How to Trade Gold | XAU Trading for Beginners

As one of the oldest forms of money, people instinctually want to trade gold. Learn the different types of gold trading possible and what moves the gold market.

How to Trade Gold | XAU Trading for Beginners

Are rising coffee futures prices a passing fever?

Should consumers expect a surge in the retail price of coffee? Recent constraints and market players suggest otherwise, but for how long can they incur the cost? Tchibo already threw in the towel.

Are rising coffee futures prices a passing fever?

Forex

Candlestick Continuation Patterns | Learn these 5 for Trading Forex

The natural inclination for forex traders is to try and spot price reversals but an under-utilised skill is how to use candlestick continuation patterns to ride a trend further.

Candlestick Continuation Patterns | Learn these 5 for Trading Forex

Using Round Numbers for a Forex Swing Trading Strategy

Institutional traders and forex market makers collectively known as the ‘whales’ usually place their orders at or near round numbers. Learn how to take advantage in your trading.

Using Round Numbers for a Forex Swing Trading Strategy

What is a Trend Line? | Top Trendline Trading Strategies

Trendlines are one of the simplest, yet most powerful tools used by traders. Read on to learn what they are, tips for drawing them and to learn three powerful trendline trading strategies.

What is a Trend Line? | Top Trendline Trading Strategies
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ETFs

How to Invest in Index Funds | With 7 Low-Cost Examples

Index funds are one of the most effective ways to get a full diversified long term portfolio for long term investing at a low cost. It’s easy to start for beginners, read more to find out.

How to Invest in Index Funds | With 7 Low-Cost Examples

Virgin Galactic goes to space and bring back awareness on the space industry

The biggest space event since the first man on the moon happened last weekend. Virgin Galactic’s CEO Richard Branson put his life on the line to prove the capability of its business model. What does this change in the space industry and what is ...

Virgin Galactic goes to space and bring back awareness on the space industry

The ETF industry continues to reinvent itself

There is only one step from traditional funds to ETFs. This is what the American fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors has just demonstrated.

The ETF industry continues to reinvent itself

Bonds

Chinese bonds find new acceptance in all 3 world bond indices

China is starting to compete for foreign capital inflows. With high quality bonds, other nation’s debt might lose their shine. Napoleon was right: China is awakening, and the world trembles.

Chinese bonds find new acceptance in all 3 world bond indices

Rising bond yields, slowing stock momentum: what to do?

As bond yields are soaring, momentum on stock prices is slowing down. Is this the end of the party? While the situation may look grim, we ought to have a closer look at it to see that things might not be as bad as they seem.

Rising bond yields, slowing stock momentum: what to do?

Green bonds are the new cool: a glimpse into 2021

Green bonds are seeing an increasing popularity and investors should be ready for their arrival as policymakers are looking for ways to kick off a sustainable Corona recovery. So what are green bonds ?

Green bonds are the new cool: a glimpse into 2021

CFDs

CFDs vs Stocks: Which is Better for Trading?

Learn the differences between stocks and contracts for difference (CFDs) as well as the pros and cons for using each one for day trading.

CFDs vs Stocks: Which is Better for Trading?

How do index CFDs work? | Indices 101

Index CFDs provide a quick and convenient way to trade the overall stock market. They are a popular alternative to buying individual shares. How does indices trading work and is it right for you?

How do index CFDs work? | Indices 101

Avoid these 7 Classic CFD trading Mistakes!

How can one person be consistently profitable at CFD trading while another person can’t? We are all human, so it comes down to overcoming these very human mistakes.

Avoid these 7 Classic CFD trading Mistakes!
LiveWire

21 hours ago

Friday funny: AOC dress with buy the dip!

Friday meme

22 hours ago

The lost decade for European savers. 10 years since the ECB last raised rates

The European Central Bank last raised rates in July 2011 - it raised two times from 0.25% to 0.75% then cut it down to zero months later. It has been ZIRP and NIRP ever since.

23 hours ago

The ultimate Disruptors (Cathie Wood) bubble

Excluding Bitcoin, the current stock market rally in tech disruptors is the greatest of all time