In this weekend’s blog post, we take a look at the broad markets into the month of April. Make sure to check out the video which looks at how to use some of the core features on TrendSpider while looking over your daily charts. Will the head and shoulders on SPY hold or are the more speculative ETF’s showing more upside possible?
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.
A prepared trader is 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. This weekend, we take a look at financial stocks as the federal reserve announced this week that they would continue to increase interest rates. As interest rates increase, this helps banks and other financial institutions with their margins and income.