U.S. Dollar Rally – See Why….

January 21, 2010

Well, it has to be said: We live in interesting times. Looking at the Massachusetts election “upset” proves that point rather vividly. The result of a Republican elected to the Senate, taking away the super-majority from the Democrats helped spark a sharp rally in the U.S dollar.

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The upward move against the Euro was due to a few issues that we can easily discern. First it was the thought by Read more

Economics to Chew On – Advanced Retail Sales

December 11, 2009

The Advanced Retail sales came in much better than anticipated today – of course this is up for revision during the next few weeks. retailsales

The report came out, as traders would call – HOT.  The headline number showed that month-over-month (advanced) retail sales increased by 1.3% against the expectations for 0.6%.  Ex-Automobiles, they increased by 1.2% vs. the expectation of 0.4%. Read more

The Winning Investor: What Are Foreign Exchange Markets?

December 8, 2009

winninginvestorWhat is a Foreign Exchange Market, or Forex market? Are Forex markets really as risky and dangerous as you’ve been told? If you’ve ever had basic questions as to what the foreign exchange markets are, then this episode is for you. I’ll give you the basic information you need to understand the basics of the world’s most liquid market.

What is the Forex?

Let’s get started with a basic definition. Forex refers to “foreign exchange, or Currencies” and it is the method by which currencies are converted across the globe. This market helps set the exchange rates you’ll pay when you exchange your dollars for Euros when you go to visit Europe or into Yen when you travel for business or a vacation in Japan. It might be easier to visit other countries if there were a single global currency, but that’s not the way the world works; each country has its own currency, which can make traveling overseas difficult. As such, the Forex market exists to facilitate simple currency …. To learn more about Forex trading and how Forex Brokers works visit top10forex.net.

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TDI Podcast 128: Trading Legend Art Cashin and more…

September 27, 2009

Guest: Art Cashin and Andrew discuss markets and the dollar. Is the NYSE auction system going by the wayside? Leveraged Inverse ETFs causing problems for floor traders? Where to now? We have a good time discussing other important aspects of the market and how to position your portfolio.



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Art Cashin is the Director of Floor Operations for UBS Financial Services and a regular markets commentator on CNBC. Each trading day from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, he shares his analysis and pulse of the market with CNBC viewers. He has been a member of the NYSE since 1964 and has a great deal of market experience.


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Sunday Fun: Forex Trading Video

June 28, 2009

Last week INO.com showed you how to analyze 13 forex cross-rates in less than 11 minutes. I thought it would be fun to go back and look at how this very quick analysis turned out.


Out of all the markets they analyzed in just 11 minutes, only five were in tune with our trade “Triangle Technology.” What this means is that both our daily and weekly “Trade Triangles” were in alignment indicating the direction for that particular cross. Read more

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