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Trading on Margin – TrendSpider Blog

For any trader, leveraging funds can be crucial to generating the returns they are looking for from investments. Whether trading Forex, Futures or other derivatives, margin accounts are commonplace, offering traders and investors the opportunity of controlling a bigger stake in the market than their deposited funds would otherwise allow.

It sounds like the perfect approach for anyone, however, there are things to consider when looking to use a margin account and being aware of the potential downsides is especially important. Understanding the differences between a standard cash account and a margin account, and what it means for your risk, as well as using leveraged investment effectively while managing that risk, are skills that investors and traders need to master.

TrendSpider Thursday Analysis: Broad Market ETF’s

Every Thursday, we perform an analysis of three tickers that are looking interesting into the end of the trading week. It is important to always remember using multiple time frames is the best approach to seeing the entire picture and in these videos, we use the daily and weekly time frames. Take a look to see how the broad market ETF’s look to be slipping into a possible bear market if this keeps up. 

Sunday Update Week of December 10th – Volatility An Understatement

A prepared trader is a generally a profitable trader, and Sunday is a great day to get ready for the week ahead by studying up from last week’s price action. The theme remains the same after the first week of December, volatile… We are big believers in going back and looking at previous analysis to see which patterns materialized, which patterns did not, and what we can learn from the chart moving forward. In this weekend’s analysis, we follow up from the “Thursday Analysis” last week. 

Sunday Update for Week of December 3rd – Oil Drops and Airlines “Fly”

A prepared trader is a generally a profitable trader, and Sunday is a great day to get ready for the week ahead by studying up from last week’s price action. As always, looking at previous charts that were drawn to see what went right and what went wrong is the best way to learn and grow in the stock market as a technical analyst. In this week’s edition, we revisit the airline stocks that were analyzed in the second week of November to see how the charts how fared since. Click here to see the Thursday Analysis from early November to compare the charts to today! 

The Interest Rate Effect: What is it? -TrendSpider Blog

Interest rates affect many things, both for businesses and for us all personally. While they may at first seem disconnected, interest rate changes can actually affect markets too. The overall influence of interest rates is known as the interest rate effect, and it is something that we need to understand as traders and investors.

To better understand why fluctuations in interest rates can affect financial markets, and why we should always take potential changes in interest rates into account when looking at markets, we will look at just how they play a part in different aspects of business, and how we can use that.