US Safety Trap: Will US Dollar and Gold Become Safe-Haven Assets?
All those economic roller-coasters seen since the global economic crisis of 2008 seem to have changed the way traders and investors think.
Before the crisis, they used to be focused on getting some decent return on their investments. The things have changed and now they are focused on avoiding risks and looking for safe-haven assets. Apparently, such an approach minimizes investor profits, not to mention th fact that this approach backs economic slowdowns worldwide. This has turned into a tendency. How can this tendency affect the global economy and financial markets? Which investment instruments will be considered safe-haven assets in th near future? Let's try to find the answers to these questions together with Masterforex-V Academy, Europe's best online Forex training project since 2009.
One of the owners of the smartphone called iPhone 5S told us an interesting story about his gadget. In particular, Reddit (the nickname is Glarznak) claims that iPhone 5S tracks the user's location and motion even when it is off.
According to several web sources, Apple, the world-famous tech giant, is currently looking for the ways and means to expand its developer teams in China (in Shanghai and Taibei). They say the expansion may take place mainly at the expense of major Asian companies like HTC, Quanta and Inventec. In 2013 alone, the amount of Apple employees in China increased up to 600.
The consequences of the deal between Nokia and Microsoft (Microsoft purchased Nokia's mobil business) seem to be scaring such tech giants as Google and Samsung. Market Leader found out what exactly Google and Samsung are afraid of. It seems like the 2 heavyweights in the international mobile industry are getting increasingly worried that the recent purchase of Nokia's mobile business by Microsoft may eventually lead to higher license payments for using the company's patents (which now belong to Microsoft).
Australia's service sector seems to be seeing stronger business activity. The services PMI report indicates stronger figures. Despite the fact that some components of the index reached the pre-crisis levels, the recovery wasn't even and smooth.
Masterforex-V Academy Traders on QE Tapering Threats for US Dollar
A couple of days ago, Janet Yellen, new Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, finally made a speech in the US Senate. Millions of traders, investors and financial experts had looked forward to this event only to hear that QE tapering will continue at the same rate (with possible changes) while interest trades remain ultra-low for months.
What is the difference between traders and investors? Investors can only invest in businesses hoping that the investments are going to grow in value or bring dividends.
On the contrary, traders are more flexible in terms of opening, maintaining and closing a trade (time, lots, asset etc). Investors usually benefit from growth and can only exit their investments in order ot reduce the loss in the worst-case scenario. On the contrary, traders can benefit from any market state (whether the market goes up or down).
More often than not, the so-called «buy and forget» approach to investing can give you higher yield than interest on bank deposit. Still, what if we want more ROI than 10% a year?