Sunday, 31 January 2016

Amazon shares plunged 13% as profit disappoints


Amazon.com Inc reported most profitable quarter in its history, but disappointed Wall Street, as missed analysts’s expectations for both revenue and earnings per share. The four-quarter report was posted on Thursday and as a result shares slumped 7% in Friday after-hour trading, putting them at 13% loss.




Friday, 29 January 2016

ActivTrades Online Trading Course 2016



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Thursday, 28 January 2016

POBC injected another 340 million yuan into the country's financial system

People's Bank of China flowed into the financial system of the country another 340 billion yuan (47 billion EUR), continuing their large-scale intervention in response to the heightened need for liquidity.
Policy makers are trying to keep borrowing costs from rising as they contendwith the slowest economic growth in a quarter century and record capitaloutflows that drove the yuan to a five-year low this month. Short-term lendingtools are being used in preference to a more permanent loosening of monetarypolicy as the PBOC seeks to avoid exacerbating an exodus of funds that’s led tocostly intervention in support of the exchange rate. Yuan purchases drove arecord $108 billion slide in the nation’s foreign-exchange reserves in Decemberalone.“The huge amount ofopen-market injections are targeting the pre-holiday cash demand,” said LiuChangjiang, a bond analyst at Soochow Securities Co. in Shanghai. “As thecentral bank has become less willing to cut reserve-requirement ratios, suchshort-term funds are only keeping the money market tightly balanced.”



Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Xiaomi revenue from Internet services increased by 150% in 2015


Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. more than doubled its revenue from Internet services in 2015 to $ 564 million.
The founder and CEO of Xiaomi Inc., Lei Jun has set target revenue of $ 1 billion last year that failed to perform. Similar to companies like Apple, Xiaomi is trying to respond to the slowdown of the smartphone market by offering different internet services in order to gain more revenue.
Revenue from such services, including games and applications for mobile payments, have increased by 150% to 3.71 billion yuan ($ 563.94 million) from 1.48 billion yuan a year earlier.
As part of the internet business services, Xiaomi posted revenue of mobile games in the amount of 2.6 billion yuan for 2015, which is more than double according to the reported 1.21 billion yuan a year earlier.There has been a talk of a Xiaomi Inc. IPO in 2015, but it didn’t happen. This fast-growing tech company will not be ignored for a long time. Xiaomi launched in 2011 and today is the third largest smartphone maker in the world. Xiaomi draws attention of customers because of the low prices and attractive selling strategy. Xiaomi attracts and media because it’s said that copies Apple. Main sales are within China, but Lei Jun’s eyes are now looking to the rest of the world. The fact is that Xiaomi’s products are gaining popularity worldwide.
Assuming all above I think that Xiaomi will be an interesting to watch IPO candidate in 2016.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Chinese stocks plunged to 13-month low


Chinese stocks tumbled to the lowest levels in 13 months, dragging down other Asian markets as investors reacted negatively to the renewed decline in oil prices back below $ 30 a barrel.
Shanghai Composite Index closed today’s session with a decline of 6.4% to the level of 2751 points as this is its first close below the psychological level of 2800 points since December 2014 onwards. This represents a decline of  47% of its peaks reached in June 2015-a year. 
ChiNext benchmark closed with a loss of 7.78% and Shenzhen Composite dropped by 7.12%.
Investors remain concerned about the capital outflows fueled by the weaker yuan. Sentiment is quite negative before the upcoming week holiday for the celebration of the Lunar New Year, starting on 7 February.
This provoked a decline in the other Asian markets. Nikkei fell by 2.35%, Hang Seng - by 2.48% and Kospi - by 1.15%.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Eurozone business activity growth fell to 11-month low


Eurozone private sector business activity slowed its growth to 11-month low in January, as the deterioration of the situation was observed both in manufacturing and services.
The Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), that is closely watched by Markit, decreased from 54.3 to 53.5 points, disappointing analysts who had predicted a slight decrease to 54.2.
The indicator for manufacturing sector retreated from 53.2 to 52.3 points in expected 53 points. PMI for the services sector  fell to 53.6 points from 54.2 in December, while the forecast was for zero change. In the manufacturing sector the performance is the weakest for the last three months, and non-productive - in a year.
Markit chief economist Chris Williamson said "the cooling of business activity at the start of 2016 is a disappointment but not surprising given the uncertainty caused by the financial market volatility seen so far this year.""It would be wrong to get too worried," Williamson said, saying the report was consistent with overall quarterly growth of 0.3-0.4 percent.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Russian Ruble hit a new fresh record low



The continued pressure on oil markets deepened in today's trading the free fall of the Russian ruble to new record lows.
Around noon the Russian currency tumbled to a historic low of 85.9493 rubles for one US dollar,  after  yesterday broke easily the psychological level of 80 rubles and former record low around 80.10, which was achieved during the last major financial crisis in Russia in December 2014. Thus the Russian ruble depreciated by almost 15% only within the first days of this year.
Meanwhile, the euro rose for a short to 93.70 rubles approaching its historical peak of late 2014 around the level of 98 rubles.
The renewed sharp depreciation of the Russian ruble in the recent days is mostly due to the massive drop in oil prices by over 25% from the beginning of the current year to the lowest levels of 2003 and onwards.
A negative impact have also the indications by the Russian central bank earlier this week that it has no immediate plans to stabilize the local currency by conducting foreign exchange interventions since the collapse of the ruble was acquitted and does not threaten the financial stability.

EUR/USD pinned to $1.09


As is it was expected the European Central Bank monetary policy remained unchanged and markets didn’t react on this news.  



Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New record: 85.6 rubles per euro


The Russian currency dropped to a new historic record in devaluation at the beginning of the week. Tuesday the central bank in Moscow determined the official rate of the ruble against the euro at 85, 622 rubles.

Forex trading in Kremlin does not remember such an event. The ruble was most expensive on 18 December 2014 when the rate was 84,622 rubles per euro. But this level is already in the history.
Even before trading ended in the foreign exchange segment on the Moscow market, tomorrow's exchange rate had already been exceeded, because there were deals for 86.26 euros.

The dollar also shoot up. The exchange rate of the US currency for tomorrow is 78.67 rubles.
The freely falling of Russian money is because of the continuing sinking oil price once dropped sanctions on Iran. Therefore, foreign exchange dealers in Moscow in the coming days expect the dollar to break through the psychological level of 80 rubles.

And the forecast for the price of "black gold" is not good at all.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Oil prices tumbled to a 13-year low


Oil prices reached a 13-year low on Monday amid the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which is a member of OPEC. On Sunday, Iran announced that the country is ready to increase its exports by 500,000 barrels per day.

Friday, 15 January 2016

ActivTrades webinar: Contrarian Trading Strategies


Baron Rothschild has said “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the street”
And this is so much true when we speak of Contrarian Trading Strategies.

The Contrarian Trading is a style that bets on the opposite side of the prevailing market trend. Traders who use it are based on the belief that the mass is usually about how the market is going to perform. Most traders tend to buy the market at its peak and to sell at its bottom. All we know that this is not far from reality.

The main contrarian trader’s goal is to buy under-performing assets and to sell over-performing assets, because they believe that people who say the market is going up do so only when they are fully invested and have no further purchasing power. At this moment, the market is at a peak. On the other part, when traders predict a downturn, they have already sold out, at which point the market can only go up. 

This is how you can benefit from the market moving against the overall trend through contrarian trading.

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Pay attention to the upcoming events this month and take advantage of this opportunity for valuable education!




Thursday, 14 January 2016

FCA shares fell by 10%




Today the shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dropped by 10% on the stock exchange in Milan, after it became clear that the company had falsified sales date in U.S. sales

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

EUR/USD

Last week was good for the currency market. GBP/USD is close to an important level. 
Will we see a rise in EUR/USD despite the forecasts of most analysts?
I rather have neutral expectations in this currency pair due to the lack of a clear trend.
On Friday it became clear that in December the US economy added 292,000 new jobs. Expectations were that it would be added 203 000. This of course is good news for the dollar because better data generally lead to appreciation of the currency of the country. But instead of the dollar to rise and the currency pair to make lower lows we saw just the opposite. Finally the week ended in favor of the euro. 
On Friday, when the news came out, it became clear that the bears did not have enough strength to hold the price in the low levels around 1.0800. Instead, we saw closing above the middle Bollinger.

When a news does not lead to the expected effect and instead we see on the chart opposite movement, that gives us an early indication of change of direction.
So for me it was more likely to see a rise this week.



Light data session



Monday, 11 January 2016

AUD/USD remained under $ 0.70



Friday, 8 January 2016

AUD/USD hit 3-month bottom

The Australian dollar is again trading in red territory today, hitting a three-month low against USD, as the greenback found support after the crucial NFP release.




Thursday, 7 January 2016

European stocks tumble

All European indices fell sharply on Thursday as most declined more than 2%.


The German leading index Dax lost shortly after the start of the session 2.9% and fell below 10,000 points to 9913 points. This happens for the first time since mid-October.

The biggest losers in Dax group are shares of export-oriented automakers. 
BMW recorded a decline of 4.3%. Shares of Volkswagen and Daimler fell with 3.9%. Merck shares reported a decline of 1.2%, Henkel dropped with 1.4%, while K + S lost 1.4% of its value.

MDax fell with  2.3% to 19,524 points. TecDax lost 2.8% of its value and reached 1737 points. Euro-Stoxx-50 decreased by 2.5% to 3063 points.

In Paris CAC 40 fell by 2.57% and reached 4365.23 points, while London's FTSE 100 tumbled 2.36% to 5930.06 points.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Oil price fell to a new 11-year low

Oil prices fell to new lows after at the beginning of the week recorded a slight increase. Brent crude is trading below $35a barrel, its lowest value in 11 years.




How low?



Tuesday, 5 January 2016

China may restrict stock sales to stem falls

The decline in the Chinese shares continued today after Monday trade was halted because of a collapse of 5% of the stock exchanges. The benchmark Shanghai Composte lost 1.5% to 3,246.61 points, while the Hang Seng ended the day with 0.8 percent down to 21,168.81 points. Monday's suspension of trading led to a global equities sell-off, but today Chinese shares extended losses in a volatile session.





Monday, 4 January 2016

Worst start ever

Shanghai Stock Exchange started the new trading year with worst performance in its history. For the first few hours after its opening, the main stock index CSI 300 plunged by 7.02%.