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The UK Stock Market this week (for those learning about stocks and shares)

The FTSE was slightly down yesterday, closing at 7338.99 (-0.15%)

The west’s leading economic think-tank (OECD) has raised its outlook for the UK this year. The pairs based organisation has predicted the UK economy will grow by 1.6% this year. The forecast has increased from the 1.2% predicted in November 2016. The increase growth percentage is a positive for the Share Market
Research has shown that the most successful investors are those that invest for the long term. Not everybody is going to be like Warren Buffet – the world’s greatest investor; a leaf that should be taken out of his book is that he is a long-term investor.
As we know, we have traders and investors, and I believe a person’s temperament would determine if a person would be an investor or trader or even both.
For people that don’t like to be stressed out, trading should be something that they think about twice . I don’t think trading is the best route for creative people, I would say medium to long term investing, is a better option.
The reason is simple, stress dissipates energy, and energy is needed to be creative. A long term investor would follow the market, research on opportunities and take action, such an individual, would have a long-term mind-set when picking opportunities and making decisions.
Talking about long-term investments, I saw some interesting news today about a company called Just Eat, it’s on the FSTE 250 index, and it is the second best performer, it is currently trading at 545.50 pence up by 5%.
Just Eat are online takeaway delivery, and as we all know, food is something that people can’t do without,  This factor alone could indicate that it could have good long-term prospects. Obviously, other factors have to must be taken into consideration such as competition, but looking at it logically, it should be on people watch list.

It’s pre-tax profit in 2016, more than double by 163.8%, from £34.6 million in 2015 to £ 91.3 million in 2016. Just Eat are based in the UK, and also have an international market, and there is strong growth in both markets.

So do your research, – fundamental analysis, have a look at the appropriate ratios such as Net profit margins, Price to book value, Long-term debt ratio, etc., Then have a look at the Charts to guide you in the right timing in stepping into the market if you so desire. Try to be patient if the stock/share trading in an old bought territory.

Also in the Financial news is General Motors Europe makers of Vauxhall and Opel are being sold to the company that owns Peugeot and Citroen, for £1.9bn.
Vauxhall and Opel have not made a profit since 1999, so it makes sense in a way, that what they have been doing is not working, and they have finally come to that realisation.
Let’s hope that current employees wouldn’t lose out on this new takeover. Peugeot’s chief executive Carlos Tavares has promised not to shut any Opel and Vauxhall plants after the brand’s acquisition.

Until Next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving

Peace Daniel

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Financial Market Outlook 10.1.2017

exam analystThe FTSE closed at a new high yesterday, at 7215 up 5.90, 0.08%.

Morrison Supermarkets was one of the main gainers of the market as the fourth largest supermarket in the UK did better than expected in the Christmas trading. The results indicate that the recent Christmas trading was the best performance in the last seven years. The Share price was up 4.2 %.

However, Tesco, the UK’s number one supermarket has emerged the winner with the fastest growing sales among the sector over the Christmas period. Tesco was up around 5% at the close of yesterday’s trading.

In New York, USA, THE Dow Jones did reach 20,000 – a new high but closed below the figure at the end of yesterday’s trading.

President Elect Donald Trump met with Jack Ma – CEO of Alibaba and promised to bring 1 million jobs to America. I believe trading deals and brining jobs back America as well as creating Jobs will be a strong point for Mr Trump.
Alibaba’s earnings for last quarter are due out on January 24.

Back on President Elect Trump; he has appointed his son in law Jared Kushner as his senior adviser. Mr Kushner played a key role in Mr Trump’s campaign for the election, and is married to Ivanka Trump.

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Daniel Joseph MBA
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Futuretrend Training Academy
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Financial Market insight from our stocks and shares trainer

The FTSE closed at 7198.41 on Friday up 0.04%, I must say the index has started much stronger than this time last year.

Also from America, the Dow Jones Industrial Index closed just below 20,000, which is an all-time high, I believe the week approaching, we will see the Dow  go above the 20,000 mark for the first this in history. This could be classed as a positive for both the outgoing President Obama, and for President elect Trump.exam analyst

The figures that came out on last Friday (Non-farm payrolls) show that 156,000 jobs to the labour market, but the real good news was that the wage growth was the strongest since 2009. Good news for the outgoing President Obama, which would add to his legacy.

Remember, what happens in the US Market has an impact on the UK Market.

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Daniel Joseph MBA
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Financial Training Department.

WHAT IMPACT WILL PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP AND BREXIT HAVE ON THE STOCK MARKET IN 2017?

The US and the UK Financial Market have both started on a positive note. However, there are a lot trumpstocksof factors to take into consideration, such as BREXIT and the President elect Trump presidency.  What happens in America will have an impact on the UK’s Financial Market. So far so good, the Market seems to be positive about the new President.  Everybody is waiting, for Trump to take office and see how his policies will affect the Market.

We have started to see a little bit of what his plans are for job creation – lowering taxes for corporations, and bringing American jobs back home. So from a business point of view, it looks potentially good.

Some uncertainty with BREXIT, but it all seems to be priced into the Market, we have a similar stance with President elect Donald Trump, which is placing the country first, and that’s why the people voted out of the EU, and the Americans on other hand, voted Trump because he has promised “to make America great again”.

Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with President elect Trump in spring, which is good, because coming out of the EU, which Donald Trump himself was in favour of, we now have to build and improve relations with our number one ally, in ways that will benefit both countries and as a result, this will give a positive outlook to the Financial Market.

As the world at large is  counting down the days for the inauguration of President elect Trump, and most people like me are wondering what the world will be like as Donald Trump takes office of the most powerful country on earth, which would obviously make him the most powerful man on earth.

Donald Trump has picked top wealthy businessman as his economic advisers, most fall in the category of the Billionaires club, the “know how” that made them personally successful, could now  possibly, help America as a country, and they may have the Answers to their  trade deficit, National debt  ( 14 Trillion), and other economic issues.

Some of his wealthy Advisers are:

Carl Ichan who will be the special adviser on Regulatory Reforms. He is aged 80 years, he has a conglomerate holding company in New York and he is the majority shareholder.  He started out as a stockbroker on Wall Street in the early 1960s and started his own firm in the late 1960s. His firm (Securities) focused on risk arbitrage and option trading.
Harold Hamm, self–made oil billionaire,
Dan DiMicco, a former chief executive of steelmaker Nucor;
Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s national finance director, who is chairman and chief executive of the hedge fund Dune Capital Management;
Steve Roth, founder and chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust;
John Paulson Hedge fund billionaire ;
Howard Lorber, chief executive of the Vector Group;
Tom Barrack Real estate investor ;

To reiterate, Donald Trump has so far brought a positive vibe to the Financial Market both here in the UK and the US, and we here at Futuretrend Training Academy wish him the very best as the 45th  President of the United States of America.

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What’s going on here at FutureTrend Training Academy

We are Educating People on Making Money with Dividends

          part of our Stocks, Shares and Investments Training 
 

One of the ways you make money with stocks is by investing in companies that pay dividends.

Dividends are profits the company distributes to shareholders. The companies don’t do this out of the kindness of their hearts – this is what a company is all about; making money for the owners. Dividends usually don’t represent all of a company’s profits. The company retains some portion for future use – in acquisitions or to retire debt, for example.

Most companies pay dividends in the form of cash, although you may hear of occasions when a company uses stock instead. Many investors are attracted to stocks with a good history of paying dividends.

The company’s board of directors sets the dividend at a quarterly meeting. It is important to note that they are under no obligation to pay a dividend. If the company is hurting financially or the board is concerned about future prospects, it can forego the dividend.

The board sets the dividend rate at a per share basis. For example, the board may declare a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. This means if you own 100 shares of stock, you will get a check for $50 for that quarter.

Dividends come is two types: fixed and variable. Dividends that pay at a fixed rate go to owners of preferred stock, while variable dividends go to common stock holders.

Dividends offer investors another way to make money, especially if your goal is current income. Many investors find that buying and holding companies with a good history of paying dividends makes good sense for financial goals.

If you would like to learn more in detail then sign up for our new Stock, Shares & Investments course today. Course starts on Saturday 29th March 2014 and now offers a complete practical guided training into trading Spread Betting or CFD’s

Welcome to the world of 21st century Financial Trading Technology

Most people who begin learning Forex & Commodities or Stock & Shares usually have one question on their mind: what’s the difference between trading strategies and is there a way to learn just one strategy and apply that?

While there are many reasons, today I will only touch upon a basic factor – one that is common between most individual traders. Since markets evolve from time to time, similarly circumstances also vary from trader to trader based upon his/her unique personal preferences. These different factors may be in terms of risk, time, capital, knowledge & education, experience and sometimes even technology.  While I was browsing TE, I came across a simple description of what I’m discussing here, Day Trading vs Swing Trading Click to View. These are one of few trading techniques you will learn in our course.  Hope you enjoy this!

 

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Learn Trading Strategies and Trading System

Everyday our students learn more and more from our advance trading courses (Forex & Commodities Trading) and gain considerable knowledge and expertise on how to trade markets systematically and consistently. The Second part of Forex and Commodities course emphasizes on trading strategies and trading systems to help establish trading rules, methodical approach, risks over rewards, technical and fundamental discipline, old-school(wall street) trading techniques and learning industries latest innovations and getting hands on experience on most advance trading technologies.

A backdrop to what I am discussing here is best illustrated in my upcoming webinar on Trading Financial Markets with 21st century style.  Many of you may or may not be aware of the phenomenon called High Frequency Trading(HFT)- for those who do not know about HFT may also be unaware of Cross Atlantic Fiber-optic cables stretching from Long Island to the UK aka ‘QuanTA‘.

HFT aka Algorithmic or Automated Trading involves the use of computer software which is instructed by a set of configurable algorithms as and when to buy and/or sell products in an electronic marketplace. Considerations can include price, quantities, timing etc. Presently Financial Markets and all its application are evolving; however the question is whether many of us in future will like these changes? Frankly, I’m still not sure myself! But I must admit I do seek its benefits and at the same time recognize it as a potential threat at the minimal capital investor. I will be demonstrating a Two-part webinar on trading GOLD & SILVER using automated trading system. I will be presenting Algorithmic based strategies that my trading system promptly captures and informs me about.  These trading alerts can be traded manually or can be automated to be executed on their own.

 

 

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This is great opportunity for all our successful students who have completed their training with us here at FutureTrend to meet top industry participants and join in discussion with some of its panels speakers.

Also, dates for our upcoming November/December classes are now finalized. Please refer to FutureTrend website for Forex & Commodities and Stocks and Share course dates

38 STEPS TO BECOMING A TRADER

1. We accumulate information—buying books, going to seminars, attending courses and researching.
2. We begin to trade with our “new” knowledge.
3. We consistently “donate” and then realize that we may need more knowledge or information.
4. We accumulate more information.
5. We switch the currencies or commodities we are currently following.
6. We go back into the market and trade with our “updated” knowledge.
7. We get “beat up” again and begin to lose some of our confidence. Fear starts setting in.
8. We start to listen to “outside news” and to other traders.
9. We go back into the market and continue to “donate.”
10. We switch currencies and commodities again.
11. We search for more information.
12. We go back into the market and start to see a little progress.
13. We get “overconfident,” and the market humbles us.
14. We start to understand that trading successfully is going to take more time and more knowledge than we anticipated. Most people will give up at this point, as they realize work is involved.
15. We get serious and start concentrating on learning a “real” methodology.
16. We trade our methodology with some success but realize that something is missing.
17. We begin to understand the need for having rules to apply our methodology.
18. We take a sabbatical from trading to develop and research our trading rules.
19. We start trading again, this time with rules, and find some success, but overall, we still hesitate when we execute.
20. We add, subtract, and modify rules as we see a need to be more proficient with our rules.
21. We feel we are very close to crossing that threshold of successful trading.
22. We start to take responsibility for our trading results as we understand that our success is in us, not the methodology.
23. We continue to trade and become more proficient with our methodology and our rules.
24. As we trade, we still have a tendency to violate our rules, and our results are still erratic.
25. We know we are close.
26. We go back and research our rules.
27. We build the confidence in our rules and go back into the market and trade.
28. Our trading results are getting better, but we are still hesitating in executing our rules.
29. We now see the importance of following our rules as we see the results of our trades when we don’t follow the rules.
30. We begin to see that our lack of success is within us (a lack of discipline in following the rules because of some kind of fear), and we begin to work on knowing ourselves better.
31. We continue to trade, and the market teaches us more and more about ourselves.
32. We master our methodology and our trading rules.
33. We begin to consistently make money.
34. We get a little overconfident, and the market humbles us.
35. We continue to learn our lessons.
36. We stop thinking and allow our rules to trade for us (trading becomes boring but successful), and our trading account continues to grow as we increase our contract size.
37. We are making more money than we ever dreamed possible.
38. We go on with our lives and accomplish many of the goals we had always dreamed of and in return now we are able to help others.

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Ultimately, you should be aiming for the feedback after the test to say ” this page already follows these best practices. Good job!”

If your not getting this result you may want to consider our web design courses which will be of great help.  If you need help with SEO one of our senior consultants can provide you a customised 1-2-1 SEO  course.