Will the Super Bowl shape the direction of the stock market in 2016?

When you sit down to watch the Super Bowl later this week, taking note of who wins might just set you up for trading success! You see, there is a certain notion out there called the ‘’Super Bowl Indicator”. No, it’s not based on any fundamental or technical analysis – nor volume for that matter…

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Will the US Federal Reserve abandon plans to increase rates in 2016?

Amidst a tumultuous start to the trading year, traders have weakened their positions for further hikes to the Federal Reserve’s interest rates, citing unheralded volatility in global indexes, weak economic growth and a plunge in commodity prices. Following last December’s rate rise, the first since June 2006, expectations were set for four rate increases across…

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Simple Trading Strategy – Buy Stocks in the afternoon (Oil leading the way for US indexes)

Recent market volatility has presented an opportunity for the shrewd traders out there, taking note of a simple but clear trend – buying stocks in the afternoon. As you’ll see from the charts below, a ‘relief rally’ has often been taking place in US indexes from about 2:30pm ET, and lasting about an hour. January…

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