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FinSafe Welcomes the New Kind of Traders

finsafeAlthough the cryptocurrency topic seems to have firmly entrenched in headlines all across the world, the process of working in this market (especially for professional traders from traditional markets) remains somewhat of an experiment and a niche challenge for a few brave ones. However, one team claimed that they have found a way of moving the market closer towards new rules of the game, while also making cryptocurrency trading more attractive for traders with a traditional stock market background. This team is FinSafe – a professional crypto-trading platform which combines best practices and tools from both the traditional and crypto markets.

According to Victor Murga, CEO of FinSafe, to date the crypto-market has successfully survived the time of 100Xs, hopes for quick profits and continuous growth. With full certainty, we can say that we have passed the phase of the Gold Rush and are entering that part of the story where having ordinary luck is no longer enough. If you are a pro trader, you need to work and work hard.

However, while the market itself has already undergone changes, working conditions change very slowly. An average trader is working as if they live in 2016-17: scattered crypto-exchanges, the lack of convenient tools, and the dependence on the movement of the largest whales. On the other hand, traditional markets with established rules and approaches strive and prosper because traders have all the necessary tools for comfortable work. These people have real capital, but entering crypto-markets is simply uncomfortable and inconvenient for them.

FinSafe is here to change the current situation.

Unique Trading Proposition

Victor Murga, CEO of FinSafe

Due to several exclusive features, FinSafe proposes a solution radically different from other crypto projects. Firstly, no other solution on crypto market combines trading charts, indicators, cross exchange consolidated order book, smart order routing, market screener, real-time industry newsfeed, multi-screen (monitor) fully customizable layouts, fast order execution, and post-trading analytics. It’s our team’s main goal for the launch. According to the team’s statements, FinSafe is creating a truly unified tool that is equally convenient for both traders within crypto market and professionals from Wall Street. Traders will be working in an environment where the system provides relevant news, analytics, and key data, reducing the need to scour the internet for additional sources of information. Put simply, they will have just one piece of software that will replace everything they have ever used before.

Secondly, FinSafe will help crypto become more solid and credible currency in traditional traders’ eyes. How? Because of its stand-alone software. By connecting directly to the main exchanges like Binance, Bitfinex, Coinbase Pro, Huobi, HitBTC, Poloniex, Kraken, and Bitstamp, and integrating their APIs into FinSafe software, traders would be able to buy and sell their assets without the hassle of logging anywhere else but FinSafe platform. Besides, all operations can be visually monitored, helping traders to react if whales make a run on the market or other significant events that can affect trading profitability occur.



At the moment, FinSafe is focused on working in two areas. First is the development of a whole range of products, which are parts of the platform. For some of them, the company already has fully working MVPs. Others are in the conceptual phase.

The second direction is an SEC license. Once FinSafe has secured it, they will be ready for takeoff. Other licenses for the EU market can be acquired with less difficulty. Workaround will be created for the Asian region and the rest of the world as well.

How Traders Measure Liquidity

By Dave Lerman

The investment community usually defines a liquid investment as something that can be easily turned into cash. Selling a house is an example of an illiquid investment.  It could take weeks or months to close on the transaction and receive your money.  Stocks, however, tend to be very liquid because they can be sold on a moment’s notice. Moreover, you can sell large amounts of stocks in seconds and receive your money rather quickly.

Unlike the investment community, futures traders measure liquidity in terms of how easy it is to buy and sell the futures contracts they are interested in. They usually use volume, open interest and a narrow bid/offer spread as primary gauges of liquidity. Futures contracts like U.S. Treasuries and Eurodollars trade millions of contracts a day and have open interest exceeding 1,000,000 contracts or more.

Additional gauges of liquidity would involve examining the depth of order book, how many contracts are bid for and how many are offered (often referred to as size). A futures contract that is one up (one contract bid for and one on the offer) is much less liquid than a contract that is one tick wide and 100-up (100 on the bid and 100 on the offer). Some new, or less liquid, futures contracts might have bid offer spreads of several ticks or more and are only a one-up market.

Traders tend to gravitate toward futures contracts where liquidity is optimal, thus reducing slippage, a primary part of overall transaction costs.

About the Author

David Lerman, the Senior Director of Education at CME Group, gives seminars and workshops to retail and institutional audiences focusing on risk management and trading using Equity Index futures and options.

Mr. Lerman is the author of Exchange Traded Funds and E-mini Stock Index Futures (published by John Wiley and Sons).

Prior to joining the CME in 1988, Mr. Lerman traded futures and options on U.S. Treasury Bonds at the Chicago Board of Trade and was Senior Portfolio Manager at Zavanelli Portfolio Research. Mr. Lerman taught investment management at Harper College and has lectured at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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USDJPY Morning Report

 

The less than hawkish FOMC report send the pair below the 116 level hitting the lows at 115.57 crushing all supports. The technical picture is deteriorating for USDJPY and have already lost 200 pips in the Asian trading session. The massive sell off drove the pair to oversold levels and some traders will run to buy the dip for the rebound. First target on the upside the 116.25 level.

 

EURUSD hits fresh 14-year low at 1.0339

Daily Technical Aanlysis

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EURUSD hits fresh 14-year low at 1.0339

EURUSD hits fresh 14-year low at 1.0339

EURUSD fell to fresh 14 year lows, breaking the low from December at the 1.03517 hitting the low for the day at 1.0339 the worst level since 2002. The strong USD supported by data showing strong ISM manufacturing and construction spending data. Bearish momentum came back as we enter the New Year and every rebound looks like a selling opportunity. Bearish momentum will change only if the pair climbs above the 1.0392 level.

 

 

 

EURUSD in 14-years Low

EURUSD in 14-years Low

EURUSD pair is trading at its lowest in 14 years, hitting the low at 1.0366 following the US Federal Reserve latest monetary decision. Investors view that the US economy will pick up pace in 2017.  Also ECB extended monetary stimulus in the EU by more than expected last week boosting further the USD. Central Banks around the world are in the easing path, while the US FED is announcing more tightening.

Sentiment towards the pair is bearish.

Technical indicators have reached oversold territory for EURUSD in the daily chart. Any upward move towards 1.0600 will be seen as selling opportunity from the traders.

Factors Affecting Oil Prices

Factors Affecting Oil Prices

Crude Oil prices are determined by commodities traders who buy oil futures contracts in the commodities market. These contracts are agreements to buy or sell oil at a specific date in the future for an agreed-upon price. They are executed on the floor of a commodity exchange by traders and investors who are registered with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. Commodities have been traded for more than 100 years, and have been regulated by the CFTC since the 1920s.
Commodities traders fall into two categories. Most are representatives of companies who actually use oil. They buy oil for delivery at a future date at the fixed price. That way, they know the price of the oil, can plan for it financially, and therefore reduce (or hedge) the risk to their corporations. Traders in the second category are actual speculators. Their only motive is to make money from changes in the price of oil.

First, is oil supply in terms of output.

This has historically been controlled by OPEC countries. However, U.S. shale oil production doubled between 2011 and 2014. This created an oil glut. Traders bid the price down to $45/barrel in 2014. Prices fell again in December 2015 fell to $36.87 a barrel. Normally, OPEC would cut supply to keep oil at its target of $70 a barrel. This time, it allowed prices to fall, since it won’t lose money unless oil is $20 a barrel.
Shale producers need $40-$50 a barrel to pay the high-yield bonds they used for financing. OPEC bet the shale oil producers would go out of business, allowing it to keep its dominant market share. It didn’t happen in 2015, but could yet occur in 2016.

Second is access to future supply, which depends on oil reserves.

This includes what’s available in U.S. refineries and the Strategic Petroleum Reserves. These reserves can be accessed very easily, increasing oil supply if prices get too high. Saudi Arabia can also tap into its large reserve capacity.

Third, is oil demand, particularly from the United States.

These estimates are provided monthly by the Energy Information Agency. Demand usually rises during the summer vacation driving season. To predict summer-time demand, forecasts for travel from AAA are used to determine potential gasoline use. During the winter, weather forecasts are used to determine potential home heating oil use.

China’s Economy. China is the second largest consumer of oil in the world and surpassed the United States as the largest importer of liquid fuels in late 2013. More importantly for oil prices is how much China’s consumption will increase in the coming years. According to the EIA, China is expected burn through 3 million more barrels per day in 2020 compared to 2012, accounting for about one-quarter of global demand growth over that timeframe. Although there is much uncertainty, China just delivered a disappointing fourth quarter, capping off its slowest annual growth in over a quarter century. It is not at all obvious that China will be able to halt its sliding growth rate, but the trajectory of China’s economy will significantly impact oil prices in 2016.

Crude Oil Sell Signal

 

 

Forex Fundamental Analysis.

Forex Fundamental Analysis.

What is fundamental analysis?

Fundamental analysis in Forex is a type of market analysis which involves studying of the economic situation of countries to trade currencies more effectively.

It gives information on how the big political and economical events influence currency market. Figures and statements given in in speeches by important politicians and economists are known among the traders as economical announcements that have great impact on currency market moves. In particular, announcements related to United States economy and politics are the primary to keep an eye on.

What is economic calendar?

Economic calendar is created by economists where they predict different economics figures and values according to previous months. It contains next data:

Date — Time — Currency — Data Released — Actual — Forecast — Previous

For example: If the forecast is better than the previous figure, then US dollar usually is going to strengthen against other currencies.

But when news are due, traders have to check the actual data.

If to look at oil prices, a rising price will result in weakening of currencies for countries which depend on huge oil import, e.g. America, Japan.

Detailed economic calendar

Whose speeches to keep an eye on?

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of USA, Secretary of the Treasury, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and so on. Speeches of those prominent people are watched closely by traders.

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