Archive for August 2011

Markets Weather The Storm, Show Recovery

The major U.S. Indexes all posted significant gains from the previous week’s close. Some Asian markets also advanced, but the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng both closed with losses. European indexes still faltered, but were up from the previous week. The end of the week saw the stocks of certain luxury purveyors like Tiffany and…

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Market Deja Vu (Financial Week in Review, Aug. 15-19, 2011)

Break out the chocolate bars; it’s been another rough week for the markets. The major indexes on the NYSE all closed lower on Friday, and slipped further in after-hours trading. They were not alone. Markets all around the globe fell this week. It’s almost as though the week before last is repeating itself. Trading started…

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What Goes Up Must Come Down (Financial Week in Review, Aug. 1-5, 2011)

The closing bell brought an end to a dramatic week in the markets. Thursday was the worst day for stocks since the beginning of the financial crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a 512-point nosedive, and concerns about the European debt crisis triggered a large-scale sell-off. This news came as a surprise to many…

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Types of Trading Solutions and What They Mean to You

Electronic Trading Platforms and Tools Traders use a combination of several tools in their daily routine. These include charting software, pattern-recognition software, risk-analysis tools, currency converters, simulators, etc. These tools can be used independently or can be integrated into a custom online trading platform to save time and effort. Electronic Trading platforms, such as ETNA…

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