Financial spread betting news 5th December 2011

This week’s financial spread betting update is now available and can be read by clicking here.

The bullishness from last week has carried over into early trading this morning and we may well see a test of numerous resistance levels that we wrote about in more detail in this week’s update. This has also corresponded to further weakness in the US dollar and a subsequent gain in commodities.

This inverse relationship has been in place between the dollar, stocks and commodities for the past 2-3 years, which is a big reason that all markets have been moving almost in lock step. This has been a large contributor to the historically high levels of volatility that we have seen over this same period as any move in one of these sectors has also been met with a similar move in the others, with the dollar being the main driver.

In a nutshell, a rising dollar translates to lower stock and commodity prices and a falling dollar equals higher stocks and commodity prices. This is another reason why this week ahead could be an interesting one as the major stock indexes and several major currencies are all approaching resistance levels. The outcome of what happens at these levels, either breakout or reversal may set the tone for the rest of the year.

This week’s financial spread betting update begins with:

The past week has been bullish for stocks and bearish for the dollar. This was not all that surprising as the prior moves in these markets had been large, so a correction was always possible. The long-term trends however remain unaffected and the week ahead should be interesting.

The long-term trends remain in place, and are down for stocks and commodities, and up for the dollar and interest rate future…….…continue reading by clicking here

Good trading

Phil Seaton

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