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. …

Welcome to another week of trading. Today, we’re going to take a look at the NASDAQ-100 and pick out some of the stocks that might make it soar in 2021! Might… don’t make us call compliance!

What is the NASDAQ-100?

Since its formation in 1985, the NASDAQ-100, sometimes called the US Tech 100, has been one of the most followed stock indexes on the planet. It had a market cap of $9.8 trillion in 2019, which makes it larger than the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($8.33 trillion), and considerably bigger than the FTSE 100, DAX30 and EURO STOXX 50.

The enormity of that market…

The third batch of US stimulus checks will be distributed to families who meet the income requirements. They will receive $1,400 for each member of the household, including dependents of all ages.

Today, we’re looking at stimulus cheques and how they are being spent. After that, we’ll dig into the markets and see what’s coming up this week. Let’s do this!

What are stimulus cheques?

Back in spring 2020, Congress passed a stimulus relief bill that granted $1,200 cheques to millions of Americans. The aim of the cheques was to simultaneously provide a safety net to those who needed it and to increase spending…

Quite unbelievably, we’re at the mid-point of Q1/2021! Today, we’re going to dig into cryptos and uncover some fast-rising stars of the market. We’ll also give you a rundown of the key events that should be inside your trading diary this week. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Crypto on fire

You can’t outrun it, no matter where you go, Crypto is everywhere right now. Bitcoin is making all the headlines, especially when all-time-highs are happening on an almost daily basis, aided in part last week by a fairly well-known company buying a gigantic amount of the crypto coin.

But as crypto enthusiasts…

Welcome to another week in trading! In today’s article, we’re taking a look at the power of tweets. How 280 characters (often a lot less, in fact) can move markets. We’ll also let you know what key events to look out for this week.

A little birdie told me…

When Donald Trump left the Oval Office more than a few investors likely jumped with joy, feeling safer in the knowledge that such a high-profile figure would now have to put down his phone and log out of Twitter.

At times, Trump’s online outbursts had a huge impact on the markets. The social media platform has…

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