Welcome to another week in trading! In today’s article, we’re taking a look at the top 5 travel stocks to trade in 2021. We’ll also tell you which events you need to look out for this week.

The best travel stocks to trade right now

Depending on where exactly you are on the planet right now, you may be wondering whether or not you’ll be able to head off on vacay this year. Airport doors are beginning to open up again and people are starting to book.

There is reason to suggest that this summer may give some travel-related companies a (much needed) major boost in fortunes, which…


Who doesn’t love a success story? Fortunately for us, trading has presented endless examples of people getting in and out of the market just at the right time. Today, we’ll explore 5 of the most famous trades of modern times. After that, we’ll fill you in on all the trading events coming up this week.

21st-century trading success stories

1. John Paulson

Often credited for pulling off the “greatest trade ever,” John Paulson made his fortune in 2007 by shorting the real estate market.

Now something of a legend, Paulson foresaw the impending real-estate asset bubble — a vision that led him to pocket a tidy $3.7…


Crypto has had a volatile few weeks. Have you ever wondered why that might be? Today, we’ll explore 5 factors that impact crypto prices. We’ll also give you a rundown of the key events that should be inside your trading diary this week. Let’s go!

1. Supply and demand

Like all commodities, most cryptos are governed by the laws of supply and demand. One great example is Bitcoin , only 21 million bitcoin can ever be mined. As a finite commodity, price appreciates due to the scarcity of the resource, i.e. lack of supply.

That finite supply is also impacted by increasing demand from…


It’s now been precisely 109 days since Brexit officially came into effect, so how has the UK fared? We’ll take a quick look; then we’ll dig into the markets and see what’s coming up this week.

How has Brexit affected the UK economy?

The impact has clearly been felt by both people and businesses, although the pandemic has muddied the waters slightly- it’s hard to separate the Brexit impact from the covid impact on the economy.

New border formalities have impacted British exports pretty badly, yet things have improved slightly from the near disastrous scenes we saw in January.

Last month, official UK figures showed a record…


If you woke up today asking yourself, “I wonder what the outlook is for Rhodium in 2021?” Today’s your lucky day! We’re taking a look at the top 5 precious metals to trade this year. After that, we’ll fill you in on all the trading events coming up this week.

Top 5 precious metals to trade in 2021

1. Gold

Gold is one of the most precious materials on Earth. Its finite nature and wide-ranging industrial use-cases make it a highly sought after commodity and a mainstay of many a trader’s portfolio. Until 2021 that is.

The yellow metal had a strong start to 2020, capitalising on weakened fiat currencies…


Welcome to another week of trading! In today’s article, we’re looking at the power of random events and how they can move markets. We’ll also let you know what totally-planned key events to look out for this week.

#1 The most expensive blockage Ever (Given)?

We’ve all experienced our fair share of traffic jams. But usually the only real impact is arriving late for lunch or missing the previews at the cinema. If the last couple of weeks taught us anything, it’s that traffic jams can have even worse consequences!

When Ever Given, a 200,000 ton freighter ran aground and got wedged in the Suez Canal a…


If you’ve blinked at any point over the last 3 months, you’ve probably missed Q1. Whilst we grapple with that in the background, let’s look ahead to Q2 and assess what you should be looking out for over the next 3 months. Let’s go!

USD to continue bounce-back?

The dollar has been making big moves of late and this could very well continue into Q2 as the US economy makes its comeback from the pandemic.

What’s fuelling the dollar drive? Well, there’s a sort of double-positive effect going on in the US right now. Firstly, the vaccine roll-out has far exceeded expectations, with ca…


Crypto is having a good year isn’t it? Today, we’ll look at 10 crypto traders, investors and entrepreneurs and their latest Bitcoin predictions. Following that, we’ll assess the currency markets and give you a round-up of all the things you should be keeping an eye out for this week.

Bitcoin in 2021, the story so far

Crypto is booming right now. It’s been the hottest market for traders over the past few months, seeing some stunning gains across the board.

Bitcoin has maintained a 60% share of the entire crypto market cap, which now stands at a staggering $1.8 trillion. A sensational start to the year saw…


What’s driving financial market volumes right now? We’re looking at what’ trending and what isn’t. After that, we’ll dig into the markets and see what’s coming up this week.

Top market drivers in 2021 so far

1. The headlines

Number one on our list is a bit of an obvious one. Every trader loves a newsflash! If relevant, breaking news almost always guarantees volatility in the markets, especially those tied to macroeconomic factors such as Forex.

Last week’s passing of the US’ gigantic $1.9 tn aid package is a good example of the ‘watch the news and hold your breath’ attitude in the Forex markets, of late.

A lot of…


Happy International Women’s Day! We’re dedicating today’s trading preview to all of the incredible women in finance. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough space to write about all of the amazing women pushing our great industry forward. But that’s only because there are so many of them.

We’ll pick 3 to focus on, before giving you our usual rundown of the most important events coming up this week.

Celebrating Female Pioneers

Let’s have a look at 3 women-led publicly listed companies..

1. Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble, Inc.

An American entrepreneur, Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder and CEO of social-dating network, Bumble. …

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