The month of November literally catapulted our real money account upwards. We have never had such a return and is of course a positive slip-up. We are by no means aiming for double-digit percentage increases per month, but we...
After an all-time high (162,000 EUR) in our real money account, we had to admit defeat to the increasing volatility on October 30th. We are confident that a clear election result in the USA will bring with it a...
The month of September brought a small drop of around 11% on the stock markets. In the course of this small downturn, volatility rose again, which in total also pushed our account down slightly. September performance in real money account We...
The Tradimo team has had a real money account for over 2 years and has achieved a return of almost 60% in this period. If you follow us carefully, you have certainly noticed that we are making far fewer...
Every trader will have to go through a drawdown from time to time. The key is how you deal with it. In this article, we want to address various aspects in order to better deal with a drawdown. The...
August brought us a new all-time high of just over $160,000, but unfortunately, we couldn't hold that level until the end of the month. Nevertheless, we are very satisfied with another positive performance and have enough cash to use...
After a short dry spell in June, we were able to shine again with a very respectable performance in July. This came about without much effort and is essentially based on the results of current positions from the previous...
Tesla has started a real firework over the past few months and has grown by more than 500% in just 4 months. When a stock rises so quickly, many traders ask themselves where to place the stop loss and...
We are currently experiencing very volatile markets and it is not uncommon these days that prices of individual companies fluctuate by 10% within a week. This often leads to so-called gaps, to German course gaps. In this article, we...
After we had an excellent month in May with +13.38%, June also started with a new all-time high on June 5th. Our real money account reached over $143,000. Unfortunately, we were unable to maintain this level as there was...
In this article we want to talk in plain language and show you how deep we fell in the recent crisis and how we made it relatively quickly and are even close to a new all-time high in our...
The coronavirus is spreading and reaching more and more countries and people. But what does that have to do with the stock exchanges and the latest mini-crash? Coronavirus and financial markets? The connection is relatively simple: on one hand, the panic...
Introduction It is always a good feeling when you buy something new. Be it new clothes, accessories, home appliances or an Apple iPhone. It is common thinking and very common to feel like you need a particular item like you...
Introduction The S&P 500 broad market index has performed extremely well in 2019. Gaining almost 30% last year, it was the strongest performance since 2013. In 2013 the market gained about the same sub 30% return from the previous year....
Introduction An IPO (Initial Public Offering) is a way for a company to go public and raise some capital on the way. Until a company decides to go public, it stays private. Companies usually go public for a few key...
Introduction Every year, just like 2020, poses both many risks and many opportunities for investors. The US - Iran conflict, the trade war between the US and China, Brexit, a low-interest-rate environment, the election in the US, and rapid urbanization...
Introduction On January 3rd the US launched a missile strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. While oil rose sharply after the news, the S&P 500 index reacted in a much more muted manner. Some even predicted this would...
The year ended with an unchanged balance for our $100,000 real money account in November. This could be considered a disappointment, but as we were already at 5% in mid-December, we were very happy with a black zero. We...
Introduction Having a lot of money can be great and open up a lot of doors to investing. As the popular saying goes, money breeds money. However, what do you do if you do not have a whole lot of...
Introduction Investing in stocks has been one of the most popular and well-known forms of investment available to the general population throughout the last several decades. Did you know that if you had invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 index...
The year 2019 was a rollercoaster ride for our real money account, which, in the end, produced a solid result. We missed our target of 30% and have to settle for a performance of 12.2%. But when you consider...
What happened? Chinese consumer inflation is rising at its fastest rate in nearly a decade. Economic growth, however, is at its lowest level in about three decades. Some point to this as being early signs of stagflation. However, others say...
What happened? Sweden, one of the pioneers of negative interest rates, became the first to end that policy (since 2014) on Thursday, as it raised rates by 25 basis points. In 2009, the Riksbank, the world’s oldest central bank, became...
Introduction Getting into trading is no easy task. As we have written in our previous article on How to get started in trading, there is no one road to success. Every trader will need to find his own path to...
In Wednesday's colloquium, former ECB President Mario Draghi's speech focused on how new challenges such as technological innovation and globalization affect monetary policy. "The issues facing monetary policy can be divided into 2 questions," said Draghi. The first one...
In this article, we want to show you the power of the Commodity Channel Index (CCI). The CCI is an oscillator, and therefore a range indicator. We know that many beginners misuse this excellent oscillator, and we use it...
What happened? Emerging market (developing) countries have racked up a total of $55 trillion of debt by the end of last year, according to research by the World Bank. This has been the fastest and the widest surge in emerging...
There is an unbelievable number of people who find the topic of trading fascinating, but they lose a lot of money instead of making it. With this article, we want to shed some light on the five reasons this...
Introduction Timing recessions or timing the market around recessions is notoriously difficult. While there are a few exceptions and statistical outliers, timing when a recession will hit precisely is almost impossible. Even economists and financial analysts who dedicate their lives...
What happened? Today, December 9th, a very much sought-after company has gone public and issued its awaited IPO (Initial Public Offering). The stock is listed on Nasdaq Nordic. The company, Astralis, or Astralis Group, has its roots in the esports/entertainment...
What happened? German industry gets hit by the biggest downturn since 2009. German industrial output, which includes Germany’s dominant factory sector, dropped 5.3 percent in October from the same month in 2018, as reported by the Federal Statistics Office. This...
What happened? Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) is a composite indicator which provides a single-figure snapshot of operating conditions in the manufacturing economy. Turns out, it edged up from 51.7 in October to 51.8 in November, showing...
Unfortunately, not much came together in November, and we have parted company with some lossy positions. But even the rally on the stock markets was not conducive to our option constructs in the real money account. November performance in the...
What happened? Fitch has recently (29th of November) published a report warning that the Eurozone could end up in a Japanese-style stagnation. Weak economic growth, coupled with low inflation could lead the bloc to follow the forbidden path of Japan...
What happened? The ECB has restarted its bond purchasing program (QE) and has set to buy €20 billion worth of bonds since November the 1st. As Christine Lagarde takes over the ECB, investors are left pondering about the feasibility and...
What happened? Stocks have risen significantly this year. And investors are now predicting and making big bets that that is going to end next year, with an increase in volatility. (You can read how Bridgewater Associates just made a $1.5...
What happened? Bridgewater Associates LP, the world's largest hedge fund by Assets Under Management, has bet around $1.5 billion that stock markets around the world will fall by March. Firms, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, would pay off for the...
Recently, the potential impeachment of Donald Trump has been a recurrent theme in the media, but what would the consequences of this be? In this article, we want to highlight different scenarios and encourage discussion. What is impeachment? "Impeachment can occur...
What happened? Mario Draghi has recently come out to call for a unified fiscal stimulus effort by the Eurozone members. So did the newly elected ECB president Christine Lagarde. As Lagarde takes over on the December 12th ECB meeting, this...
What happened? In August 2019 the US yield curve has inverted. That is, the yield on the US 1 year Treasury bill was more than the yield on the US 10 year Treasury bond. This usually does not happen all...
Many people shy away from the issue of finance and at the same time are upset by the low interest rates on banks. In this article, we want to tell you that it is more than worthwhile to deal...
Introduction Since the Great Recession, central banks have taken both conventional and unconventional (Quantitative Easing) monetary policy measures to fight the economic slowdown and maneuver the economy out of a recession. Key central bank interest rates were slashed, and new...
In this article, we want to point out an aspect that almost always goes unnoticed by newcomers to trading: Correlation! Procedure of beginners Many beginners look for good trading spots and often pay attention to their very good rules of the...
Introduction Technical analysis was invented for the purpose of forecasting future price trends in various markets. It is the backbone of analysis for many traders in today's rapidly changing markets. As we have learned in the previous Learn To Trade lesson...
October brought our real money account up, and we are well on our way to achieving our full-year target. Several trades went back in the right direction, and we were able to close some butterflies at a profit. October performance...
What happened? The US stock market hit record highs while investor confidence, reacting to a worsening economic outlook, has deteriorated. The S&P500 large-cap index has closed at 3065 on Friday. It is the highest ever daily close on record. This...
What happened? More than three years after Prince Mohammed bin Salman first raised the idea, and after some delays, Saudi Aramco announced its intention to go public and list shares on the local stock exchange in Riyadh. The company's shares...
What happened? Investors have long been told that the ideal portfolio should carry 60% of its holdings in equities and 40% in bonds. That is a mix that provides greater exposure to historically superior stock returns. At the same time,...
Introduction In one of my previous articles, I have outlined some of the reasons why US GDP growth has been slowing down as of recent. Some of them were high levels of debt, declining labor participation rates, and decreasing productivity...
What happened? On October 16th the IMF held a conference called "Can Central Banks Fight Climate Change?". During the conference, panelists discussed how central banks can adjust their regulatory and monetary policy frameworks to deal with the uncertainties associated with...
We have great news for you. As of today, we have officially launched our new real money trading account at markets.com. This account will be traded by our Coach, Orlando Gutierrez, and all Premium Members will have the opportunity...
September was without any ups and downs, although we were able to realize nice winnings. This is due to 2 positions that we consciously cling to. Some of you may already have guessed what they are: they are the...
What happened? For decades, Switzerland had one of the lowest interest rates in the world. Since interest rates in Poland and many other Central/Eastern European countries were much higher, this encouraged borrowers to take out Swiss franc-denominated mortgage loans that...
What happened? Some big news came over the weekend. On Saturday, September the 14th Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil plant was attacked by several projectiles. This started numerous fires in the facility, taking out an equivalent of 5.7 million barrels per...
Finding the answer to the question above is not easy, but we'll try in this article anyway. Definition: Short-term options trading First of all, it has to be clarified what is meant by"short term". There are basically two different interpretations: On...
After July continued to be solid, the first days of August caught us off guard, as the markets went a bit crazy and volatility significantly increased. Many of our positions had to be closed after a very short period...
Introduction For many people, trading is their dream job. However, not only is it difficult to be a profitable trader, but it also requires capital to start with. And for some, that is a hard obstacle to get around. The...
What happened? As we have covered in our previous article, the Fed has recently (July 31st) cut the interest rates by 0.25 percentage points (however, not as dovish as President Trump would have liked). The very next day (August 1st)...
In July, our account posted an increase in equity, largely due to our gold-silver spread. July performance in the real money account We started in July with a balance of $121,860.20 and stood at $128,980.76 on July 31, which represents a...
What happened? On July the 31st, as widely awaited by most traders, investors, and markets enthusiasts, the Fed has announced its interest rate decision. As expected by most (however, not all), it cut the federal funds rate by 25 basis...
Risk of hard Brexit increases Deadline: October 31st On July 24th, 2019 the new Prime Minister of the U.K. took office and within 24 hours of assuming the premiership he replaced more than half of Theresa May's cabinet with hardline Brexiteers...
What happened? On July 25th the ECB came to a decision to leave the main interest rates unchanged. In their own words, "the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and...
Introduction The S&P500 index has risen by about 4 times since the lows hit during the latest financial crisis. With it came a strong surge in share buybacks (or share repurchases). In turn, this shed light on corporate buybacks from...
Hedging is a topic often asked about by advanced learners. In this article, we want to clarify whether and when it makes sense to take a closer look at the complex subject of hedging. What is hedging? Hedging means protection. You...
Introduction Market swings (bears and bulls) are an inevitable part of an investor's or a trader's life. It's because simply put, swings are a source of risk, and risk is a source of profit (and loss). Without volatility (if prices...
In recent times, and in various places, one hears again and again of an upcoming crash or at least a downtrend on the stock markets. We do not want to go into the various sources, signals and indicators or...
What happened? In this article, we are going to examine two specific market reactions that came about recently. That is one overreaction and one underreaction. On July the 5th, as usually happens on the first Friday of every month, 8:30...
Introduction This article is for those who are interested in trading but have not taken major steps towards it yet. Are you interested in trading but simply can't put your head around how to get started? Or have you already started...
What happened? Paypal's stock price has risen by almost 40% year to date alone. Is this growth stock still worth getting into? Or is it overpriced? Why is this important? In general Growth stocks are one of the best ways to earn high...
What happened? On October 29, 2018, the first incident involving the Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft occurred, killing all aboard. On March 10, 2019, a second incident, involving the Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft occurred, again killing all aboard. The...
What's happening with Bitcoin? In our previous article, we have slightly touched upon the recent rise of Bitcoin and made the case that you should not invest in Bitcoin only based on Libra's announcement, in hopes that it will have...
What happened? July marks the current economic (GDP) expansion as the longest in the history of the US. The US now counts its 121st month of expansion, longer than the 120-month boom recorded from 1990 to 2000. That is more...
As you may already know from our monthly account update—or because you are already a premium member of Tradimo—we hold a Gold-Silver spread in our real money account. This spread was most recently responsible for almost no change in...
June gave our real money account an unaltered balance. Almost without exception, we achieved winning trades, but a trade that has not yet been closed is eroding profits. June performance We started with a balance of $122,318.74 in June and stood...
What's going on with the S&P500? The S&P500 index has risen by more than 15% year to date and it's currently priced at near all-time highs. As Q2 earnings season comes closer, will the S&P500 reach new all-time highs? Or...
What’s happening with Shopify’s stock price? It’s no secret Shopify has been one of the hottest stocks lately. The stock price has had a staggering year, having risen by more than 100% within the last 6 months. The stock price...
What's happening with oil? It's been a while since we last spoke on oil, so here's something for the crude enthusiasts. The EIA (Energy Information Administration) has announced on Wednesday that US crude oil inventories have dropped by 12.8m barrels...
What happened? The stock of the memory chip maker Micron Technology got a boost as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the fiscal Q3 which ended on May 30. Is this enough to cheer up investors who spent the spring...
What's happening with the Fed? On June 19th, 2019 as expected by most market participants, the Federal Reserve has decided to leave rates unchanged. However, as we have noted in our previous article, the Fed has changed their language, adding...
What happened to Bitcoin? Many cryptocurrencies have had incredible runs in the past 3 months. The most well-known one – Bitcoin has almost tripled its value in this period and does not seem to be giving away any momentum as...
What happened to Facebook? Not every big company announces its own cryptocurrencies these days, but Facebook did. The company has an ambitious goal of making monetary transfers faster and cheaper and also available to those who don’t have bank accounts....
What’s up? Some time ago we wrote about Slack's plans to go public. Time flies: the event will take place this week, on Thursday, June 20. Now we have more data about the upcoming listing, so let’s have a look...
What happened? In recent days, the market has been actively discussing the possibility of antitrust probes into Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. As for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, there’s talk that it may break up into several entities. How likely...
What’s up? The cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike conducted an IPO on Tuesday, June 11. The company raised $612 million and got $34 for each share. Today trading will start. What will it be like?  Why is it important? In general Are you hungry...
What’s up? United Technologies is undergoing a great transformation. Next year the industrial giant plans to spin off two key businesses - its Carrier air conditioning business and Otis elevator division. In addition, the company announced on Sunday that it...
What happened to Microsoft and AMD? The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is taking place in Los Angeles these days. The event is important both for Microsoft (MSFT) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). It brought the news that the two...
What happened? Canadian athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica inc. (LULU) will report earnings on June 12. What to expect from this event?   Why is it important? In general You can read a lot of positive things about Lululemon here and there....
What’s up? What is the saddest story the stock market has to offer during these turbulent days? It’s probably the story of GameStop Corp. The company’s stock fell by 26% on Tuesday continuing its steep downtrend and approaching the record...
What happened? The stock of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) made a spectacular decline last week as the company faces legal claims over talc-based products and the opioid crisis. Why is it important? In general According to allegations, two products of...
What happened? DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD) has separated from DowDuPont starting from June 1. Its stock jumped by 17.8% on Monday. What lies ahead for the newly independent company? Why is it important? In general Earlier we wrote that DowDuPont that...
What’s up? Salesforce.com, the provider of software and cloud-based services for corporate clients, will report Q1 earnings after the market close on Tuesday, June 4. That’s a good enough reason to look into the stock. Why is it important? In...
May could not help our real money account move forward, or better, up. Again, the Russell 2000 behaved very bitchily, and we also had to realize losses in some other trades. May Performance We started into May with a balance of...
What happened? The stock of FedEx declined on the news that China is investigating the company for “wrongful” deliveries. What’s it all about? Why is it important? In general Trade wars are backfiring here and there. In March, it looked like...
What happened to Uber? It will soon be a month since the stock of Uber debuted on NYSE. We kept you informed about the company’s IPO. Now it’s time to re-evaluate the stock as the ridesharing firm has released the...
What happened? Last week, the stock of Schlumberger Limited (SLB) fell to the lowest level since 2005. What is the reason for this decline and how serious are the firm's problems? Why is it important? In general Schlumberger supplies technology for reservoir...
What’s happened? Beyond Meat Inc. produces plant-based meats. The company went public on May 1 and since then its shares went sky-high. Why was this IPO so successful and what can we expect in the future?  Why is it important? In...
What’s happened? Food delivery startup Postmates plans an IPO later this year. Find out what you should know about this event right now.   Why is it important? In general If you want to take part in an initial public offering during...
What’s happened? The stock of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) jumped by 10% on Tuesday as the company unveiled the third generation of Ryzen microprocessor. What we need to know now is how big this piece of news really is.  Why...
What happened? The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is considering a second stock listing, this time in Hong Kong. According to media reports, the company wants to raise $20 billion. Why is it important? In general Alibaba is regarded as a tech firm....
What happened? Payment technology companies Total System Services Inc. and Global Payments Inc. agreed to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at about $21.5 billion. The combined company will be worth roughly $40 billion. Jeffrey Sloan, the chief executive of...
What happened to Bitcoin? There’s not so much media coverage as in 2017, but Bitcoin is once again on the rise. BTC/USD is surging by tens of percent a week. There are 2 main questions to ask at this point:...
What's up with Fiat and Renault? Big automakers keep gravitating towards each other. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV proposed a merger with Renault SA. Will the deal happen? What may it bring? Why is it important? In general The world is changing and...
What’s up? These days, IPOs are everywhere. Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of talent agency WME, was the last to file for IPO. So far, there’s no information about the number of offered shares and the target price...
What happened? Brazilian firm Natura SA said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement to buy rival Avon Products Inc. via a share swap (0.3 Natura share for each Avon share). Why is it important? In general The deal will lead to...
What happened to Tesla? Tesla stock has been recently hit and fell to the lowest levels since 2016. Last week CEO Elon Musk warned employees by email that it was necessary to cut spending as the company has no money...
What happened? Qualcomm has been staying in the center of the market attention. In April, the picture for the company was rosy as it had settled its argument with Apple. This made QCOM stock shoot up to $90. May, however,...
What happened? The theme of 2019 is that each tech IPO raises forecasts and concerns about the next tech IPO. Now that Uber has gone public, the market is looking at the upcoming direct listing of Slack and the offering...
What happened? HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has finally crossed the finishing line. Apart from arguing whether the scriptwriters did justice to George R. R. Martin’s story and heroes, we should also estimate the implications this event has on stocks. In...
What happened? Chinese telecom giant Huawei fell victim in the trade war between the United States and China. Last week Donald Trump signed an executive order that forbids American companies to deal with firms that pose a national security risk....
What’s up for Slack? Slack Technologies plans to go public on June 20 (this date may change). Should you forget everything else and try to grab the stock right away?   Why is it important? In general This year has been...
What happened to Nvidia? Chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA) reported better-than-expected earnings for Q1 of fiscal 2020. Earnings came in at $0.88 per share versus the consensus forecast of $0.81 per share. Revenue accounted for $2.22 billion, while analysts were looking forward...
What happened to Uber? At its IPO last week, Uber was valued by $82.4 billion. That’s much less than the early forecasts of $120 billion. The stock plunged by about 18% in the first days of trading from the initial...
What happened? Walmart (WMT) released its Q1 earnings on Thursday, May 16. The world’s biggest retailer had the best quarterly growth of same-store sales in 9 years. The company’s net income rose by 80% beating estimates. Adjusted earnings came at...
What happened to US stocks? US President Donald Trump has been very active so far and US stocks felt the consequences of his actions. On May 5, his tweet reignited the trade war between the United States and China. This...
What happened to Lyft? On Tuesday, Lyft Inc. delivered its financial results for the first as a public company. The ridesharing firm reported a $1.1 billion loss in Q1 but said that losses would peak this year and then...
On May 8, 2018, we placed our first trade in our $100,000 real money account. Now a year is over, and we want to take stock and do some statistical analysis and a forecast for the next 10 years. Performance The...
What happened with S&P 500? S&P 500 index corrected down during the first 2 days of the week as President Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%.   Why is it...
What’s up? The ridesharing company Uber will go public this week. The trading of its stock will start on Friday, May 10. The firm is expected to raise about $9 billion. This will put the unicorn’s value between $80 billion...
What’s up for Airbnb? Airbnb, the online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations, is going public this year. What should you know ahead of the IPO? Why is it...
What's up? Walt Disney Company's stock has descended from April high above $142 and touched $132 today. The company will report the results for Q1 a.k.a. fiscal Q2 on Wednesday, May 8. What can we expect from this event?   Why...
What happened? Crude oil is correcting down. Brent tested levels below $70 a barrel after President Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. According to the news, China considered delaying...
What happened? HSBC, Europe's largest bank, reported a 31% jump in pre-tax Q1 profits. Earnings per share rose by 40%. Revenue increased by 5.24% y/y to $14.428 billion. What’s the reason for this success and what is the outlook for...
What happened? The shares of Activision Blizzard Inc. rose after the video game maker reported Q1 results. Earnings came at $0.31 surpassing the forecast of $0.24. The revenue was $1.26 billion versus the forecast of $1.23B. However, both indicators are...
After setting a fantastic record month in March, April was a bit sluggish. While we were able to make good money from our income strategies on the Russell 2000, some commodities did not quite go our way. All in...
What happened? Tesla Inc. announced that it plans to raise about $2 billion through debt and stock offerings. The company is going to sell $1.35 billion in notes and about $650 million in shares. The stock took the news positively....
What happened? McDonald’s Q1 revenue and earnings managed to beat estimates. Nevertheless, the stock ran into significant resistance.    Why is it important? In general McDonald’s reported earnings of $1.78 per share versus the forecast EPS of $1.73. Revenue of $4.955 billion...
What happened? Apple Inc. reported its Q1 results. The company’s revenue declined by 5% y/y to $58 billion, while earnings per diluted share fell by 10% to $2.46. Why is it important? In general The market was ready for the bad...
What happened? The shares of Ford Motor Company surged by 11% on Friday making the biggest gain since April 2009. The price jumped even despite a 34% drop in Q1 net income. Why did the market cheer up for Ford...
What happened? Alphabet stock slumped as the company’s Q1 revenue disappointed investors. Is the situation so grave as to justify the worst trading day since 2012? Why is it important? In general All of the company’s major sales categories performed slightly worse...
What happened? The stock of Tesla fell to the lowest level since the beginning of January 2017 after the company released last week its financial results for Q1. Although market players didn’t expect much, the company's earnings still disappointed them....
What happened? Amazon reported a record $3.6-billion profit in Q1, while its earnings per share (EPS) more than doubled. The dynamics of the stock on the news was, however, rather moderate. What does it all mean? Why is it important?...
What happened? Oil producers Chevron (CVX) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported their Q1 earnings. Both companies delivered weaker-than-expected financial results. Is there any sense in pursuing the stocks of this sector? Why is it important? In general Both companies had similar...
What happened? This earnings season has brought not only the positive surprises but the disappointments as well. The stock of the manufacturing giant 3M had its worst day in decades on Thursday as it fell from $219 to $190. Why is...
What happened? Facebook stock rose to the highest level since July as the company released a better-than-expected earnings report for Q1. Why is it important? In general Facebook's revenue increased by 26% y/y to $14.9 billion. That was a deceleration in comparison...
What’s happened? During the last couple of weeks, the biggest movement to the downside among the US stocks was in the healthcare sector. What’s the problem? Why is it important? In general On the one hand, medicine and healthcare services will...
What happened? Anadarko Petroleum rose by more than 11% on Wednesday on the news that Occidental Petroleum offered to acquire the oil company. Why is it important? In general Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has been a big newsmaker during the past few weeks....
What happened? The stock of Twitter jumped by 16% as the company’s Q1 financial results turned out better than expected. Why is it important? In general Indeed, the figures look impressive. The company’s net income increased by 213% to $191 million....
What’s happened? The two largest US communication companies, Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will report Q1 earnings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Which stock looks better? Why is it important? In general The companies belong to the Communication Services sector. The sector...
What happened? These days, there’s no lack of outperforming stocks. For example, take a look at the stock of Cisco Systems Inc. You will see a steady uptrend since December with very shallow corrections which made the price arrive at...
What happened? Pinterest rolled into the market this week with its initial public offering. The company raised about $1.4 billion as it sold 75 million shares for $19 each after marketing them for $15-$17. The company’s IPO price is around...
What happened? Since Lyft Inc. went public last month its stock has been trading under pressure. What is the reason for such poor performance? Why is it important? In general The price of Lyft shares at the initial public offering was $72....
What happened? PepsiCo released the solid Q1 financial figures on Wednesday. The stock rose to an all-time high around $127. Why is it important? In general PepsiCo reported a first-quarter profit of $1.41 billion, or $1 a share, up from $1.34...
What happened? Netflix released its Q1 financial results. Its earnings came out at 76 cents per share versus the consensus EPS forecast of 57 cents, while revenue equaled to $4.52 billion vs. $4.50 billion expected. Moreover, the streaming company added...
What happened? Qualcomm Inc. won a 2-year legal dispute with Apple Inc. According to the settlement, Apple will pay a fee for the use of the chip maker’s technology for at least 6 years. In addition, Qualcomm will supply chipsets...
What happened? The stock of Goldman Sachs fell after the bank reported a bigger drop in equity trading than expected. Why is it important? In general Goldman’s report contained a lot of information and not all of it was bad. Earnings came...
What's up? International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) will report Q1 earnings after the bell on Tuesday, April 16. Why is it important? In general Trading ahead of earnings is always a wild bet because the price can make extensive and fast moves....
What’s happened? The stock of Walt Disney Company surged by 11% to a record high on Friday as the company unveiled a new streaming service. Why is it important? In general Investors have been waiting for more information about Disney+ since November...
What’s happened? JPMorgan Chase & Co. shared a bunch of positive Q1 figures. Behold: EPS came out at $2.65 versus the expected earnings of $2.35 per share. The bank’s revenue exceeded the forecast level by $1.5 billion. Will these shiny...
What’s happened? The shares of Waste Management Inc. experienced a sell-off on Thursday but then managed to rebound. The move to the downside happened as Stifel downgraded the stock from buy to neutral. However, the stock enjoyed demand at lower...
What’s happened? The stock of the retailer Bed Bath & Beyond has been quite volatile recently. On Wednesday, the company released mixed Q4 earnings. This sent the price in a new swing. Why is it important? In general Bed Bath & Beyond...
What’s happened? A group consisting of both Democratic and Republican lawmakers introduced legislation to expand the electric vehicle tax credit in the United States by 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer. Why is it important? In general Electric cars are not cheap, so...
What’s happened? Microsoft is making steps in the cloud gaming business. So far, the stock outpaced the market in 2019. Will the new specialty help it to continue the rally? Why is it important? In general Gaming is a very hot...
What’s up? The S&P 500 is up by 15% since the start of 2019. However, the market’s ascent has slowed down in comparison with the growth pace seen at the start of the year. Does the index have enough strength...
What happened? China’s economic planning agency, the National Development Reform Commission, has recently included crypto-mining to the list of industries it plans to eliminate because they waste resources and pollute the environment. What does it mean for the cryptocurrency market? Why...
What’s up? JPMorgan will release its earnings report for Q1 on Friday, April 12. What can we expect from this event? Why is it important? In general The market has a rather dismal outlook for the US earnings season. Moreover, there...
What happened? The stock of General Electric was down by more than 8% on Monday after JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa shared a negative view of the company. Why is it important? In general During the last few days, a lot of...
What happened? Crude oil keeps pushing higher. Brent finished the week above $70, while WTI rose above $63. Will the commodity continue its way to the upside?   Why is it important? In general It’s possible to break the factors which have...
What happened? Cisco had a fantastic start of the year. Its price has been going up making only shallow corrections on its way. Does the stock have the potential for further upside? Why is it important? In general There are multiple...
What happened? No week passes without some big technological company announcing a launch of a gaming platform. This week Snap Inc. said that it was integrating a gaming platform — Snap Games — into its service. The stock rose to...
What happened? In case you missed it, this week DowDuPont completed the separation of Dow Inc. from the rest of the enterprise. The stock became the newest member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Why is it important? In general A bit...
What happened? Boeing shares rose and approached the $400 level. The stock’s gaining despite a report that the crew of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max flight followed correct procedures but were unable to avert the disaster. It means that...
What happened? Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose this week to $30, the highest level since the beginning of October. Why is the stock rising and what awaits it in the future? Why is it important? In general The factors which...
What’s up? Amazon stock got a boost this week and rose to the highest levels since October after Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised the price target from $1,975 to $2,085 and appraised the company’s cloud business. After that, financial media...
What’s up? It’s a big day for Tesla. The company reported a massive drop in auto sales in Q1 after the market close on Wednesday. In addition, the attorneys of CEO Elon Musk will face the SEC in court on...
What’s up? Citigroup will report its results for Q1 on April 15. If often happens that the stock makes big moves ahead of earnings as its price is driven by the market expectations. What do traders expect of Citi?    Why...
What happened? GameStop Corp. announced on Tuesday that its sales will fall in 2019 by 5-10%. The past results are also uninspiring. In Q4 of 2018, total sales from continuing operations plunged by 7.6% year over year. The profit per...
What happened? In the recent month, Facebook had to deal with a lot of problems including the allegations that it doesn’t provide user privacy and can’t timely monitor content for abuse and violence. At the same time, the stock got...
The stock markets moved sideways in March, but fortunately not in our account. Here it pays off that we are very widely spread. Many commodities made an impressive rally, and we benefited greatly. The result is a record month...
What happened? The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. fell as the company’s earnings came out lower-than-expected. Why is it important? In general Weak earnings represent a major risk for the US stock market which is currently propelled by the loose...
What happened? The top story of the day is certainly the jump of Bitcoin price. Yesterday we pointed out that if the cryptocurrency manages to overcome resistance at $4,200, it will go far up. Indeed this is what has happened...
What happened? The social network and image board Pinterest filed for the initial public offering. The company will go public at the New York Stock Exchange. Why is it important? In general IPOs of Levi Strauss and Lyft which took place...
What happened? Last week Apple announced that it will launch a new credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The card will become available in the United States this summer. What does this move of the tech giant mean? Why is...
What’s up? The Turkish lira has weakened versus the US dollar on Monday. USD/TRY keeps trading with great volatility after having a rollercoaster week. The currency suffered after a local election which took place in Turkey on Sunday. Why is it...
What happened? Bitcoin price has been moving slowly up during the last few trading days but met resistance at $4,200. In the meantime, the US SEC postponed the decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF to the middle of May. Why is...
What’s up? Wells Fargo announced last week that CEO Tim Sloan was retiring effective immediately. The bank said that an unnamed external person would take up the job. The market reaction was strong: the stock firstly rose on Thursday but...
What’s happened? China's Huawei Technologies, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, reported that its net profit jumped by 25% in 2018. That’s more than $100 billion. Let’s find out more about the company’s prospects. Why is it important? In general As investors are...
What happened? Palladium attracted attention as it suffered heavy losses this week. Let’s analyze the reasons behind the selloff.   Why is it important? In general The main thing you should know about palladium is that it’s used in pollution-reducing automotive catalysts....
What happened? A few days ago we alerted you about the IPO of Lyft. Now we bring the results of the offering. American ridesharing company priced 32.5 million shares on Thursday at $72 each and raised about $2.34 billion.   Why...
What happened? Southwest Airlines Co. cut Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX jets from its schedule for another month. However, the company offered a bullish outlook for air-travel demand in the Q2. Why is it important? In general The Boeing issue is rippling...
What happened? Last week the shares of Citigroup lost more than 8% and got to important support area. Let’s analyze what is happening and whether the stock will be able to find strength for recovery.      Why is it important?...
What’s up? McDonald’s Corp. is buying a decision-logic technology company Dynamic Yield Ltd. The acquisition will help the world’s biggest restaurant chain better personalize its digital menus. According to the media reports, the company will spend more than $300 million...
What’s up? Oil keeps enjoying the market’s demand. Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak claimed on Tuesday that the country is on track to meet its pledged output cuts of 228,000 barrels a day by the end of the month. Russia...
What’s up? Samsung said on Tuesday that its Q1 results will fall short of estimates as prices for memory chips and displays fell more than expected. The forecasts for Samsung’s financial results had already been bad as analysts expected a...
What’s up? The big political drama is now over. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia ahead of the election in 2016 is complete. US Attorney General William Barr summarized Mueller’s findings. The...
What’s up? Lyft is about to go public. The US ridesharing company plans to sell 35.4 million shares at $62-$68 each. If the price is near the top of this range, Lyft will raise $2.4 billion and its valuation after...
What happened? In Asia, the stock market had the worst trading session since December. Japan’s Topix index fell by 2.45%. The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was down by 2%. European stocks had a weak start, and the same...
What’s up? Apple Inc. will make a presentation on Monday. This time the company will reveal not a new model of iPhone, but a video-streaming platform.     Why is it important? In general The streaming market gets crowded with such veterans as...
What happened? There were many negative headlines about Tiffany & Co. after the company delivered its earnings report, and yet the stock is pushing higher. Let’s find out what’s really happening.  Actually, the mystery can be explained by the two simple...
What’s up? Pharma giant Biogen announced on Thursday that it would cancel the trial of a promising drug 'Aducanumab' aimed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The company’s stock fell by 28% on the news. Why is it important? In general Alzheimer’s disease...
What’s up? Six international banks have signed letters of intent to issue stablecoins, i.e. tokens backed by fiat currencies, on IBM’s payment network, World Wire. The platform uses the Stellar public blockchain. IBM pledged that it will make cross-border monetary...
What happened? Netflix stock rose to the highest levels since the middle of October. Is the stock gaining in line with the overall market rebound, or is there something more here? Why is it important? In general Video streaming services have...
What’s up? Nike will report fiscal Q3 earnings after the market close on Thursday. Why is it important? In general According to the consensus forecast, earnings per share will account for $0.65, while the revenue will equal $9.65 billion. EPS of...
What happened? Levi Strauss & Co. raised $623.3 million in an IPO on Wednesday. The company marketed its shares for $14-$16 each, but due to the high demand was able to sell almost 36.7 million shares for $17 apiece. Market...
What’s up? Web services and gaming provider Tencent Holdings announced that it plans to lay off about 10% of its senior managers. The company won’t cut the number of positions: it wants to swap existing managers for younger executives. Tencent...
What’s up? Bayer shares dropped by 12% after a second US jury ruled that glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The size of damages Bayer will have to pay to the harmed person will be determined in the next phase...
What’s up? Semiconductor giant Micron Technology Inc. will report Q2 earnings after market close on Wednesday. Why is it important? In general According to the consensus forecast, earnings per share will account for $1.68 (-40.4% Y/Y), while the revenue will equal...
What happened? On Tuesday, Google unveiled a new game streaming service called Stadia. The service will let developers build new games that will allow players to access the action through the web. In addition, the company introduced its own controller,...
What happened? Boeing stock formed a big bearish gap at the beginning of March as its 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Addis Ababa. This the second deadly accident involving this type of aircraft in 6 months. It...
What happened? The US Securities and Exchange Commission expressed surprise by the fact that Elon Musk didn’t seek pre-approval of any of his tweets about Tesla Inc. in the months since he was ordered by a judge to do so. Why...
The Tradimo real money account has existed since May 2018 and has experienced both good and bad weeks as well as good and bad months. During the two best months, we achieved a return of 17%. But now we...
What’s up? The US Federal Reserve will hold a meeting on Wednesday. The announcement of the interest rate decision and FOMC member forecasts will be accompanied by Jerome Powell’s press conference. The upcoming event is already having a big impact...
What happened? Cboe Global Markets Inc. informed traders that it “does not currently intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading”. It means that when the last bitcoin futures contract expires in June, there will be no more. Why...
What’s up? FedEx will report fiscal third-quarter results on Tuesday, March 19, after the closing bell. The numbers will be critical for the stock’s medium-term fate. They will either let the price reverse up or will make it resume the...
What happened? Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG confirmed that they are negotiating a merger. German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz agreed not to oppose the deal involving Germany’s two biggest publicly traded banks. Why is it important? In general If the...
What happened? On Friday, the massacre of 49 people in New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. This spiked concerns about the company’s ability to monitor disturbing content and added to the problems Facebook had experienced earlier. The bad news...
The short month of February was pretty good on the financial markets, but unfortunately not in our $100,000 real money account. One reason is the rising Russell 2000. Its incessant price appreciation led to losses in our butterflies. Here's...
The start of the year was quite gratifying for our real money account and we were able to gain 5.18%, thanks to the excellently run Widow Maker. Furthermore, we have started to build up small equity positions with caution. January...
It's that time again, the earnings season in the US is in full swing. We took the opportunity yesterday and made one trade on Facebook (FB). How this trade was made and what result we achieved is explained in this...
In December, we found our way back to success and, after the Black Swan in November, the results make us more optimistic about the future. December Performance In December, we feared a longer downtrend on the stock markets, which is why...
The stock market year 2018 was not easy. There were vicissitudes in the markets, and no clear trend could be established for the stock market. We are currently running into a bear market and it is worthwhile to look...
We launched a so-called TUT spread this month to take advantage of the current low interest rate differential in US bonds in conjunction with the emerging bear market. What is a TUT spread? The TUT spread is a spread in US...
November was a moderate one for us, and there are two main reasons for the poor development that we want to discuss in more detail in this article. Review of October October was marked by a relatively big drawdown, but it...
New research from Mumsnet and eToro busts the age-old myth that women aren’t interested in their own finances and investments. In a new survey of 1,000 mums*, Mumsnet and eToro asked how they approach their investments. Research reveals just under...
The Bitcoin turned 10 years old on the 31st of October, and we want to take a look at the highlights of the cryptocurrency without delving too much into the details. Birth of Bitcoin On October 31, 2008, the Bitcoin white...
October went very badly for us, and we want to show you in this article what led to the current drawdown and how we handle it. Review of September September gave us a huge boost in our account, leading to a...
The first time you see “HODL” when someone is discussing cryptocurrencies, the word causes you to stop reading. You think: “Is it a misspelling?” Well, yes it is – at least it was mistyped originally. Now, rather amusingly, HODL...
October has begun, and it's time to take a look at the performance of our real money account in September. August performance As you can read in this article, August ran with a performance of 2.39% in our favor and allowed...
Trading indicators are technical analysis tools. Technical analysis is founded on the belief that an asset’s current price already reflects all currently available information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkpT-WutmVM&feature=youtu.be Indicators help to identify trends, patterns and market liquidity to determine future price trajectory. Some of the...
Financial freedom and prosperity is very hard to achieve. It’s so hard that the majority of people never even achieve it. In fact, over 60% of the American population have under $1000 in savings and over 50% of the...
It is time to set new goals. The success of our account forces us to proclaim a new trading target for the third time. An original trading target of 30% Originally, we set the trading target of 30% for 2018. Since...
In this article, we want to show you a trade in US government bonds. To make this trade, you need to understand and pay attention to the yield curve. Trading the yield curve is one of the most advanced...
The goal of many people interested in working in the financial market is to call themselves a professional. But how can you become a professional trader in the true sense of the word, i.e. a professional trader? We want...
In this update, we want to show you how things went in our $100,000 real money account in August. Short review July went well. We realized profits of $7,301.87 and achieved a performance of 17%. Normal performance in August August gave us a...
Value Investing is where you will buy stocks for less than they are worth. A value investor’s goal is to buy the shares of a publicly traded company when its market price trades at a discount to the company’s...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXbP6DduTNY In it’s most basic form bonds are a type of loan between you the investor and a company or the Government where you are loaning them money and in return you get interest payments back for your loan on...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=806Svi-3eQQ We can identify price trends in currencies, stocks and commodities around different seasons or periods. For instance grain prices peak at harvest time and then drop throughout the year.  Oil is less expensive in the summer than in the...
Trading in the financial markets can be one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do. However, it can also be a very stressful and time consuming job. After all, in order to be a successful trader, you...
If you haven't seen the latest episode of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, you're in for a real treat as the comedian digs into Trump's trade war with China and the protagonists involved. : One of my favorite scenes is...
Elon Musk of Tesla has been making comments and tweets about going private for a while now. Privatization occurs when one of two things happens, either someone from outside of a company decides to buy up all the public...
100% in a year or even in the quarter is a percentage that is constantly buzzing around social media. But is this sustainable and realistic? We firmly believe that 100% in 3 years is realistic in the long term....
What happens when a trading learning platform meets the real-life stories of those who work in trading? All of a sudden everything makes sense because the learner can relate to other traders and the financial world stops being an alien...
In this article, we want to talk about recent developments in Tesla (TSLA) and the resulting trading opportunities. We have opened a Covered Call in Tesla. Tesla is to be privatized The basic idea of our Covered Call is based on...
In this update, we want to show you how our $100,000 real money account did in July. Spoiler alert: It went great! Short review of June June did not go particularly well. We reduced the account by $3,106.66, down 3.19%. The...
There are many great trading books that can help you understand many aspects, such as technical analysis, psychology and money management. The following is a list of reviews of our favorite books that we recommend - some of the...
The Facebook stock crash (more than 20%) after the stock market closed on 25th July following the announcement of the quarterly figures. This exceptional situation has created a good trade opportunity and we will show you the details in...
Unfortunately, it is far too often to hear and read about those who are interested in trading lose some or even all of their money. In this article, we'll give you 5 golden rules that will help you protect...
This question keeps coming up: How much capital is required to be able to live from trading? The answers you can find vary widely and are often wrong. We now would like to bring light into the darkness and...
This article shows you how much it will pay off if you take care of your own finances, and what a great advantage it is to increase your own pension account with regular savings rates. Pension insurance is outdated Pensions and...
Today we want to give you an update on our $100,000 real money account and explain why we currently have a small “minus” to manage. Current account balance in the $100,000 real money account As of today, the account balance amounts...
In this article, you'll find 6 reasons that make options trading so beneficial. Many experienced traders and institutions primarily trade options because they know the salient features of this financial instrument. #1 Time is money There are two ways to trade...
In this article, we want to explain a relatively simple trade in wheat and bring you closer to the beauty of options trading. This trade was made in our $100,000 real money account. Why a trade in wheat? The choice of...
Today, the European Central Bank announced what many had been waiting for since 2017: it announced the details behind the bank's plan for stimulus exit. The current program is set to expire in September and runs at 30 Billion Euros...
COPENHAGEN (Tradimo Interactive) - Little Traders, the award-winning free mobile game that helps casual gamers learn to trade and invest, has launched on Android in the Google Play store. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OODdQRBKhk After over 50,000 organic downloads on iOS in the Apple AppStore, fans...
In this article, we want to give you an understanding of why financial markets are so heavily influenced by the central banks, focusing on the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) and the European Central Bank (ECB). Learn about the importance and the regular...
Bitcoin fell to a two-month low on Tuesday, sliding in three of the last four sessions on ongoing regulatory and security troubles after the weekend hacking of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail. The original virtual currency is close to its...
A number of cryptocurrency trading exchanges have announced their support of the so-called EOS token swap on June 1 2018, whereby your EOS tokens that are currently still on the Ethereum network will be transferred to the new EOS...
Facebook announces new dating feature and lets Match Group (MTCH) break down 22%. What's behind the new dating app from Facebook? Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced at F8 2018 a new feature for the social network. In the future, Facebook...
BABB is promising additional bonus BAX tokens proportionate to the amount invested in their so-called crowd sale. Subsequently to this increased supply, the price has dropped significantly. BAX Token holders have been seen selling their tokens in what many market...

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Real Money Account Update – May 2021

Our account did not grow in May, but we were able to set up other very promising trades without any losses. Basically, it is...