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  • Automatic Stabilisers and Expansionary Fiscal Policy

    Governments utilise a mix of spending and taxation to meet economic objectives. This is typically referred to as fiscal policy and is used to affect the level of aggregate demand in an economy. Governments will also use fiscal policy to aid in with wealth distribution and to allocate resources to the various sectors of an economy. Fiscal policy may be expansionary or contractionary and depends on the goals and objectives…

  • How To Read And Use The ABCD Chart Pattern

    In the contemporary marketplace, chart patterns are a favorite tool for legions of participants. In the study of Japanese candlestick or open-high-low-close (OHLC) pricing charts, patterns are often used to evaluate market state or to craft trading decisions. Whether you're trading futures, forex, bonds or equities, chart patterns may be implemented on any product and time frame. One of the most popular formations is the ABCD pattern. A readily discernible…

  • What We Know About The Instacart IPO

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic created a need for many new, personalised services. In an attempt to slow the spread of the contagion, businesses deemed "non-essential" closed their doors, employees began working from home and food vendors developed creative new ways of catering to their clientele. One industry that gained significant marketshare during the COVID-19 pandemic was online grocery services. Among the largest players in the online grocery sector…

  • Everything We Know About The Stripe IPO

    The term "fintech" has become a buzzword for companies specialising in the provision of cutting-edge, digital financial services. The sector's modern incarnation may be traced back to the early 1990s and a Citigroup project dubbed the "Financial Services Technology Consortium." At its core, fintech is the promotion of technological cooperation within the world of finance. Although the fintech sector has been around for decades, its presence in the business world…

  • Ascending Wedge

    In the contemporary marketplace, technical analysis is the preferred methodology for countless forex, futures, debt and equities traders. By utilising a vast array of indicators and tools, market technicians attempt to secure profitability by studying price action. Among the most popular devices implemented in technical analysis are chart patterns. A chart pattern is a visually discernible formation in price. Patterns offer insight into past and present market states, and are…

  • Buy Stop Order

    In forex trading, there are many types of orders that traders use to enter and exit the market. Among the most popular are stop, limit and market orders. Each offers unique functionality and a collection of strategic uses. No matter what the trader may be tasked with, it's important to understand how these three order types work and how to maximise their efficiency in live market conditions. The Three Primary…

  • Innovation ETFs

    ETFs focusing on innovation may have been around for a few years now, but have really gained popularity last year and look set to take on 2021. A good variety to choose from have caught the eye of investors around the globe. What are they all about? We have come to know ETFs as a selection of companies that try to mimic indices, markets or a particular industry. Innovation ETFs…

  • Activist Investor

    Within the financial markets, there are a wide variety of participants whose primary goal is to make money. While brokerage firms, retail traders and institutional capital outlets all hope to achieve sustainable profitability, one group also seeks influence. Known as activist investors, such entities engage the markets to invoke corporate and sectoral change. What Is An Activist Investor? Activist investors are entities that tactically focus their capital to gain control…

  • Financial Planner Versus Financial Advisor

    Achieving one's corporate or personal monetary goals takes strategy, discipline and dedication. In order to craft a robust gameplan designed for the long-haul, many people commission the help of an independent third party for guidance. Of these entities, there are two primary types: financial planners and financial advisors. There is no one-size-fits-all money management service. They come in various forms, each with specific qualifications and specialities. However, through the performance…

  • How To Determine A Trading Range

    Placing price action into a manageable context is an essential part of crafting strong trading decisions. To accomplish this task, many traders rely upon technical analysis. Through the study of past and present price action, technicians can build strategies designed to capitalise on favourable market conditions. Range trading is an exceedingly popular category of such strategies. Market structure comes in two basic forms: trending and range bound. Trending markets are…

  • A Guide To Fintech Companies

    What Are Fintechs? "Fintech," which is short for "financial technology," refers to companies that have infiltrated the financial services industry. Typically, they offer electronic banking, investments, payment and budgeting services and products to consumers and businesses through the internet and mobile phones, and not through traditional brick-and-mortar branches. Fintechs that offer banking products such as checking and savings accounts and debit and credit cards are also called "challenger" banks, particularly…

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