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Germany shaves €2.1 billion from trade surplus

Germany’s trade surplus narrowed in May, with exports down and imports up. But it remains the world’s largest in dollar terms and the target of constant criticism.

Dan Atkinson
Weekly financial market analysis by David Jones

This week David Jones, Capital.com’s Chief Market Strategist, reveals the impact of Brexit on the UK’s stock markets. He also discusses Trump’s UK visit, oil prices, US earnings season and more.

David Jones
Behavioural trading: turning psychological insights into profit

Behavioural trading is much talked about, a way of spotting and benefiting from behavioural finance biases. But what are these biases and how do they manifest themselves?

Dan Atkinson
Trading CFDs on indices: let’s get started

To learn the basics of trading indices, and CFDs on indices in particular, first we should get a clearer idea of what they really are. Generally, an index is usually referred to as a portfolio of stocks of different companies that represent a certain market or its sector.

Capital.com News
UK “economic wellbeing” report shows patchy results

British statisticians have given the economy a health check and found sluggish economic growth per capita. But household income figures were the best for more than two years.

Dan Atkinson
Independence Day: Fourth of July in numbers

America takes a day off today to celebrate the nation’s birthday. It is a day for friends, families, barbecues and the beach, but what is the impact on the economy?

Dan Atkinson


High-frequency trading: the case for and against

High-frequency trading uses computer programmes to deal in huge volumes of securities in the blink of an eye. But is it a blessing – or a curse?

Dan Atkinson
commodities
What you should know before trading commodities

Commodities present a wide variety of trading opportunities, with platforms offering CFDs in energy markets such as crude oil and a variety of precious metals, from gold to palladium. The interaction of supply and demand is key to price discovery in the key commodity markets.

James Hester
Hedging basics: what is a hedge?

Think of hedging like insurance. Insurance doesn’t prevent something bad from happening, but, it does reduce the financial impact if and when it does.

Capital.com News
Profits flat at beer group Greene King

Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, saw shares drop today after reporting a fall in full-year profits. The company reported “positive momentum” in the current financial year.

Dan Atkinson
trading
What you need to know about RSI

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a technical indicator that can help traders to identify when an asset is oversold or overbought.

James Hester
Profits squeeze at General Mills

General Mills, the company behind some of the world’s best-known food products, is feeling the squeeze from tighter margins. But the group believes it has the right strategy for growth.

Dan Atkinson
Carnival shares hit choppy waters

Carnival, the cruise line that includes Cunard and P&O, reported record second-quarter results. But it warned that fuel prices and currency movements will hit full-year earnings.

Dan Atkinson
Inside the mind of a perfect trader

The perfect trader – cool, analytical, disciplined. They navigate the markets with ease, make decisions based on facts, and profit from all the trends and market changes that they come across.

Capital.com News
The detrended price oscillator is used to remove trend from price

The Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO) is used to remove trend from price. This is done in order to identify and isolate short-term cycles. The DPO indicator is not typically aligned with the most current prices.

Brian Bollen

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