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HA – Economic Factors That Moved the Market in March 2019

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Markets overall showed signs of stabilization following the Federal Reserve’s shift toward a more dovish stance. Fourth quarter real GDP clocked some growth at 2.2%, though lower than the initial 2.6% growth expected in February. Uncertainties over tariffs and the trade dispute with China continue to exert pressure on growth prospects. The question that seems...
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HA – Economic Factors That Moved the Market in February 2019

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A solid start to earnings season, the Federal Reserve’s change in tone, and US-China trade talks were the major factors contributing to the market’s sharp rally in February. December losses may still be fresh on investors’ minds, but the Fed’s more accommodative turn, a blowout employment report, strong S&P earnings, and positive outlook on trade...
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HA – Key Economic Events That Moved the Market in January 2019

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Following the volatility and cumulative declines of 2018, markets in January experienced a welcome relief. In addition to the government shutdown’s resolution on January 25, the US Federal Reserve also signalled its sensitivity to market response by halting further rate increases which triggered positive sentiment in the markets. The easing rhetoric between US and China...
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Meet Brian Schad

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Today I represent my clients best interests in the commodity futures markets as a LEAD BY EXAMPLE commodity trading consultant, educator, and newsletter publisher that was a high placing finisher in the 2014 Altegris Int’l CTA Trading Competition. Schad Commodity is a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association. I am also an active advisor,...
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Events That Moved the Markets in November 2018

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The volatile market movements in November were primarily dominated by and reflective of geopolitical factors and concerns. Starting with domestic matters, the US midterm election outcomes seemed to have matched broader market expectations, with the Democrats taking control of the House. Markets have historically performed well during the third presidential term, starting with the preceding...
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Events That Moved the Market This Last Week

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Last Week’s Big Picture Historically, stock indices tend to rise after midterm elections. In addition to this, the presidential third term, which is in 2019, has seasonally been a positive one for the stock market. In terms of interest rates, the environment is still relatively low as the Fed seeks to a achieve a “neutral...
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Options Signals: Should You Trade Options?

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Options are one of the hottest investment vehicles in the trading world today. Some traders are looking to speculate, some are merely looking to hedge. In any case, more and more investors are looking to options signals as a way to earn money in an up or a down market. It wasn’t always this way,...
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