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S&P 500
Mar 17, 2021
The S&P 500 Index, or the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. It is not an exact list of the top 500 U.S. companies by market capitalization because there are other...
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UK100
Jun 3, 2021
The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. It is seen as a gauge of prosperity for businesses regulated by UK company...
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JPN225
Jun 7, 2021
The Nikkei is short for Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average, the leading and most-respected index of Japanese stocks. It is a price-weighted index composed of Japan's top 225 blue-chip companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei is equivalent to the Dow...
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The main factors affecting oil prices
Mar 2, 2021
Political instability and the global nature of the oil trade have made the price of oil particularly sensitive to all news. In other words, the complexity of the factors that affect oil prices makes it significantly more volatile than other assets. Here, we have...
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Common Factors That Influence Gold Prices
Jan 25, 2021
1. Monetary policy/Fed speakPerhaps the biggest influence on gold prices is monetary policy, which is controlled by the Federal Reserve. Interest rates have a big influence on gold prices because of a factor known as 'opportunity cost.' Opportunity cost is the idea of...
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Nasdaq 100
Mar 17, 2021
The Nasdaq 100 Index is a basket of the 100 largest, most actively traded U.S companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The index includes companies from various industries except for the financial industry, like commercial and investment banks. These...
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FR40
Jun 3, 2021
The CAC 40 (French: CAC quarante [kak kaʁɑ̃t]) (Cotation Assistée en Continu) is a benchmark French stock market index. The index represents a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most significant stocks among the 100 largest market caps on the Euronext Paris...
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AUS200
Jun 7, 2021
The S&P/ASX 200 Index is the benchmark institutional investable stock market index in Australia, comprising the 200 largest stocks by float-adjusted market capitalization. It is one of a number of indices published by S&P Dow Jones on Australian markets...
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5 Steps to Understanding Oil Trading
Mar 2, 2021
Crude oil trading offers excellent opportunities to profit in nearly all market conditions due to its unique standing within the world’s economic and political systems. Also, energy sector volatility has risen sharply in recent years, ensuring strong trends that can...
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The correlation between gold and other commodities
Jan 25, 2021
Dow to Gold RatioThe Dow Jones gold ratio expresses the price of the DJIA as a multiple of the price of one ounce of gold. For example, if the DJIA is trading at 15,000 points and the price of gold is $1,300 per ounce, the Dow Jones gold ratio is 11.5, or 15,000...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average(US30)
Mar 17, 2021
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), also known as the Dow 30, is a stock market index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned blue-chip companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. The Dow Jones is named after Charles Dow, who created the index...
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DE30
Jun 4, 2021
The DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex (German stock index)) is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prices are taken from the Xetra trading venue. According to Deutsche Börse, the operator of...
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Global oil prices: a chronology
Mar 2, 2021
The price of oil, or the oil price, generally refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil—a reference price for buyers and sellers of crude oil such as West Texas Intermediate (WTI), Brent Crude, Dubai Crude, OPEC Reference Basket, Tapis crude, Bonny...
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Ways of investing in gold
Jan 25, 2021
Today, there are a number of different ways to invest in gold, from futures to CFDs. Physical ownership – The most traditional way of investing in gold is by purchasing the metal itself in the form of gold bullions or coins. The upside to this is that you don’t have...
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EU50(EURO STOXX 50)
Jun 3, 2021
The EURO STOXX 50 is a stock index of Eurozone stocks designed by STOXX, an index provider owned by Deutsche Börse Group. As of August 2020, the index is dominated by France (representing 36.4% of all total assets) and Germany (35.2%). Historical ChartComposition...
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HK50
Jun 7, 2021
The Hang Seng Index (HSI) is a freefloat-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted stock-market index in Hong Kong. It is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market and is the main indicator of the overall market...
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Golden Bulls: Visualizing the Price of Gold from 1915-2020
Jan 25, 2021
Golden Bulls: Visualizing the Price of Gold from 1915-2020 Some people view gold as a relic, a thing of kings, pirates, and myth. It does not produce income, sits in vaults, and adorns the necks and wrists of the wealthy. But this too is just myth. In fact, as a...
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