Earnings Season Hits Full Swing

As the next round of profit reports comes across the United States, there is growing concern that companies are earning less than what they were expected to. This is leading to dropping stock prices, and causing investors to fear that another major decline in the stock market is upcoming. Already in 2016, stocks had dropped by about 10 percent, and now that recovery has been obtained, people are cautious that this will happen again. This is a realistic fear, and as we prepare a binary options trading strategy, keeping this general picture in mind will allow us to make more accurate decisions, especially if we have a focus on timing our trades to take advantage of the likely ups and downs that earnings announcements will cause. (more…)

Gold Down More than 10%

Gold prices fell yet again over the last full week of November, pushing them down now six weeks in a row. Gold prices have now dropped about 10 percent off of their high, and as speculation about the Fed raising interest rates continues, more and more people are moving away from investing in gold, and putting it in other places, mainly the U.S. dollar.

Cash and gold have had an interesting give and take over the last several decades. As one goes up, the other tends to go down. In the middle of all of this is the U.S. stock market, which has seen its share of fluctuation over the last six weeks as well. (more…)