China – 70 years of economic development

The People’s Republic of China (PRC, China) was established on October 1, 1949 – 70 years ago. Since the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the ruling party has been the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). At present, the President of China is Xi Jinping (since 2013).

China's GDP growth

To date, China is:

  • the largest state in the world in terms of population (over 1.395 mln. people);
  • ranks third in the world in territory, yielding to Russia and Canada;
  •  the first economy in the world in terms of GDP (PPP);
  • It is a world leader in the production of most types of industrial products, including car manufacturing and consumer demand.
  • the largest world exporter (“factory of the world”);
  • It has the world’s largest gold and currency reserves.

And all this was achieved in 40 years of economic reform. Let’s take a look together at the main stages of the recent history of China.

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Breakeven level information indicator for MT4.

Some forex trading strategies include splitting one position into several smaller ones, adding to already open positions or averaging.

ProfitLine on EURCHF

When opening several positions, it is not very convenient to manually calculate the breakeven level for all open positions in the MT4 terminal.

This task is greatly facilitated by a simple breakeven indicator. Continue reading

Strong consolidation in the forex market – dollar VS euro.

After a series of central bank meetings, the foreign exchange market entered a phase of strong consolidation.

USDX consolidation

This consolidation is clearly visible by the damping fluctuations in the US dollar index – USDX. Continue reading

ECB restarts QE. Decision of September 12, 2019

ECB Monetary policy decision.

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB took the following monetary policy decisions:

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(1) The interest rate on the deposit facility will be decreased by 10 basis points to -0.50%. The interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the rate on the marginal lending facility will remain unchanged at their current levels of 0.00% and 0.25% respectively. Continue reading

Setting the Moving Average to another indicator in the MT4 terminal

Technical capabilities of the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) terminal allow you to impose a moving average on any other indicator in the terminal.

RSI Indicator and Moving Average

In the picture above you see how a simple moving average with a period of 21 (red line) is applied to the standard RSI indicator with a period of 14 (blue line). How to do it yourself? Continue reading

Defining Forex Supply / Demand Zones (continued)

In this article, we continue to study the trading methodology from the demand/supply zones of Sam Seyden and his followers. You can familiarize yourself with the first article at the link – “Forex Trading from Supply and Demand Zones“.

USDJPYH4 -supply and demand zones

The trading strategy in supply / demand zones is quite simple and methodologically fundamentally not particularly different from trading at support / resistance levels. Continue reading

Bear trap on the EURCHF currency pair

The EURCHF currency pair has been in a downtrend for 4 months.

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For the last 20 days, we have seen consolidation on the pair, which is highlighted in the chart by a blue rectangle. Over the past three days, we have seen an unsuccessful attempt to break through the lower edge of the consolidation range, which led to the formation of a bear trap on the EURCHF. Continue reading

What is the meaning of negative yield bonds

Trade wars and a slowdown in the global economy have significantly increased international investors’ demand for government bonds as a safe asset. Inversion of the US bond yield curve, as a statistically strong signal of a probable future recession in the USA, gave an additional impetus to this trend.

Comparison of the value and yield of German bonds

Demand for government bonds led to a significant decrease in their yield. However, in the world, a huge amount of bonds has a negative yield. What makes investors buy these assets? Indeed, negative rates from the point of view of common sense and the basic of economic theory are nonsense. Continue reading

China plans to release its own cryptocurrency in November 2019

China plans to issue its own crytocurrency as early as Nov. 11, the country’s busiest shopping day for online sales, U.S. financial magazine Forbes said, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been exploring the possibility of launching its own digital currency since 2014 to cut the costs of circulating traditional paper money and boost policymakers’ control of money supply. Continue reading

Libra will replace the dollar?

In his speech at the Central Banks economic symposium these days in Jackson Hole, the Governor of the Bank of England made some extremely curious statements.

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Mark Carney said that dollar dominance in the global financial system increases the risks of the global liquidity trap, and that currencies like Libra will end dollar dominance. So what is the currency of the future Libra? And what is its threat to the modern financial system? Continue reading

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) plans to ban binary options trading

On August 22, 2019, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued a document (19-220MR) proposing to prohibit the trading of binary options for retail traders.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The same document also proposes to significantly limit the trading of CFDs (CFDs). Continue reading

Japanese Yen – Forex Technical Analysis August 18, 2019

The Japanese yen has recently been in strong demand as a “safe haven” for investors on the topic of the risk off sentiments associated with the trade war between the US and China.

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On the daily chart of the USDJPY currency pair, we see a clear downward long-term channel. Continue reading

The key to understanding the current situation in the Forex

Take a look at the 4-hour dollar index (USDX) futures chart. We see very strong consolidation in a narrow range (blue rectangle).

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Traders are in a state of uncertainty about the future prospects of the US dollar. Continue reading

Forex trading from supply and demand zones

Trading in financial markets from levels (or zones) of supply and demand is traditionally associated with the methodology developed by Sam Seiden and his colleagues.

ping-pong from demand and supply

This methodology is extremely interesting for traders for several reasons. First of all, it is quite simple to understand and based on the basic principles of market interaction of supply and demand. It does not use complex technical indicators and, according to many traders, it provides significant advantages in the real trading of any financial instruments. Let’s delve into this methodology together. Continue reading

Great optical video illusion – cars disappear into the bridge

This video was posted on Twitter and caused a lot of perplexity.

Look carefully and note how long it took you to figure out where the cars disappear. Continue reading

The historic FOMC decision – cut rate to 2.25%

For the first time in the last 10 years, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has decided to cut the interest rate by 0.25% to 2.25%.

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Below is the full text of this historic decision. Continue reading

British Pound (GBPUSD) – high volatility ahead

Technical analysis of the GBPUSD currency pair tells us about the current extreme degree of consolidation in this pair.

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As a rule, there is a way out of any consolidation and it can be very volatile, which provides traders with good trading opportunities. Continue reading

Trader’s workplace – how many monitors are needed

If you decide to trade seriously and for a long time, then sooner or later you will have a question: how many monitors are needed and how to organize your workplace correctly.

Linda Raschke's Workplace

In the photo above, you see the desktop of Linda Raschke, the author of the popular book “Street Smarts — High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies”. In this article I want to share with you my experience of working space organization for trading in the Forex market. Continue reading

US dollar – change of the long-term trend? Do not hurry…

The week before last week was marked by the most significant weekly decline in the US dollar index (USDX) for the entire last period of its growth. And this is more than one year.

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During the entire last year, investors and speculators bought the US dollar at all its falls and were in profit. Continue reading

How real is the global recession?

Trade wars, inversion of the US and Eurozone yield curves, slowdown of world economic growth provoked a new round of active discussion of the likelihood of a downturn in the global economy.

An avalanche of risks

An avalanche of recession is ready to embark on its deadly path. So how real is the recession in the global economy? Continue reading