What are Corporate Logos? Corporate Logos are designs or symbols that distinctively identify a specific company. These logos are typically trademarked, to deter others from its use. A logo has many different aspects. This includes color, shape, typeface, and symbol. Logos serve as a branding solution for firms. A great example of this is Nike. […]Read More »
In trading we all tend to ask nearly every day:
Why did price stop?
Why can’t we predict price?
Why is this the top or bottom?
Why does the price break a certain level?
Why are others placing fake limit orders?
A financial API, application programming interface, is used as a tool to plug your website into another. There are countless financial and stock APIs in today’s world and they function as an excellent instrument to obtain information.Read More »
Futures contracts, or futures, are financial agreements between two parties to typically either buy or sell a security or commodity at a date set in the future. The intended purpose of futures contracts was to mitigate risk; now, futures have many different uses. The two most common uses for futures contracts are for hedging and speculation.Read More »
Alternative data, or alt data, is the data found outside the typical structure for an investor. Data that investors use within that structure is called traditional data which includes information like earnings, guidance and dividends. Everything else is alternative data. This information is sometimes classified as big data, complex information that can’t be processed by typical software. Examples include social media posts about bitcoin data and prices, degree of political leanings, web usage for specific sites, and credit statements.Read More »
API, or application programming interface, basically describes one way to plug your website into another. Commercial sites make some parts of their code available to developers so that they can build tools for the site. The code they expose is called the API and the stuff they build, such as widgets, are called applications.Read More »
A commodity is raw material that is typically traded on a market. These commodities can be categorized into 4 main groups: metals, energy, livestock, and agricultural. These commodities are worth their spot price, or the price that it can be traded at any time in the market. An index is an average of a certain section of the market that is used to measure the market as a whole. Some of the different indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100, Russell 2000, and the CBOE Volatility Index.Read More »
Oil prices react to a variety of geopolitical and economic events. Two of the driving macro forces are supply and demand of crude oil and market sentiment. Crude oil prices are specifically driven by the supply from OPEC and Non-OPEC countries and the demand from OECD and Non-OECD countries.Read More »
The Fed changes rates to maintain a healthy economy. If the economy is slowing down or experiencing negative growth the Fed might decide to lower interest rates, which will make money more available to businesses and consumers. If the Fed thinks the economy is growing too quickly, they will raise interest rates to slow things down and limit inflation.Read More »
What is the Fed Funds Rate and Why is it Important? The interest rate at which banks and credit unions lend money to each other, generally on an overnight basis. The law requires banks to keep a certain percentage of their customer’s money on reserve. Since banks do not earn interest on reserve money, institutions […]Read More »