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Mate Cser

Mate Cser

Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive strategies, with a passion towards anything that is connected to the market.

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French election Update: Markets Poised for Moderate Gains as Macron, Le Pen In front

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

The previously most likely scenario looks to be playing out in the first round of the French presidential election, as Marine Le Pen and Emmanuelle Macron are ahead in early polls and projections. The “horror-scenario” is increasingly unlikely, as Melenchon is trailing Fillon for the third place. Although Le Pen might have a chance...

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Weekly Analysis: Litecoin, France, and North Korea in the Spotlight

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

  Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2345 0.85% DAX 12105 -0.50% WTI Crude Oil 49.61 -8.12% GOLD 1285.50 -1.14% Bitcoin 1229 4.19% EUR/USD 1.0728 1.21%    5 Things to Watch Next Week How will the market react to the French election? As the last polls before the first round of the presidential election show a move towards...

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The Week in Review: US Stocks Bounce Back with All Eyes On France

Posted on April 22nd, 2017.

Weekly Recap Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2345 0.85% DAX 12105 -0.50% WTI Crude Oil 49.61 -8.12% GOLD 1285.50 -1.14% Bitcoin 1229 4.19% EUR/USD 1.0728 1.21%   Global stock markets had an unusually mixed week as European equities were under pressure before the close French presidential election. The latest polls...

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Investment Recommendations April 21st

Posted on April 21st, 2017.

DAX: Short-Term Buy   DAX, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The German index has held up above the 12,000 level despite the selling pressure this week, although it slid out of the rising long-term trend channel. The bullish cross on the MACD indicator suggests a reversal, and a positive outcome on the French election could propel the benchmark back...

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Daily Analysis: Calm before the Storm, as Paris Shooting Jeopardizes Elections

Posted on April 21st, 2017.

Friday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2350 0.40% DAX 12048 0.31% WTI Crude Oil 50.45 -0.77% GOLD 1284.00 0.18% Bitcoin 1246 2.17% EUR/USD 1.0694 -0.68%   Choppy trading continued globally as the financial world focuses on the first round of the French presidential election, where the polls are still remarkably...

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The Risks of the French Election and How to Play Them

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Elections and votes have been among the worst nightmares of politicians and some investors as well. The Brexit vote last summer, the Italian constitutional referendum, the Dutch elections, and of course Donald Trump’s march to victory all stirred up markets, especially because of the huge errors made by polling companies and other...

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Investment Recommendations April 20th

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Monero: Short-Term Buy (update)   Monero, 4-Hour Chart Analysis Monero continues to trade in a holding pattern between the $20 and the $22 levels since our recommendation. The altcoin held up well, despite the spikes lower towards the $20 support, but it failed to stay above the $22 level sustainably. The triangle consolidation looks to...

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Daily Analysis: Oil Turns South as Stocks Remain Steady

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2340 -0.27% DAX 12016 0.10% WTI Crude Oil 50.86 -3.84% GOLD 1282.00 0.22% Bitcoin 1220 0.67% EUR/USD 1.0767 0.53%   The volatile period in crude oil continued yesterday, as the surprising gasoline inventory build in the US triggered a large sell-off in the world’s most...

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Investment Recommendations April 19th

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

EUR/USD: Short-Term Sell   EUR/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The pair index seems to be developing a declining trend, although yesterday’s surge pushed the Euro above the short-term resistance. The French election is expected to weigh on the common currency in the coming days, and the brief jump provides a possibly great entry position to...

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Daily Analysis: Stocks Quiet But French Election Looms

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2346 0.35% DAX 12028 0.24% WTI Crude Oil 52.80 -0.04% GOLD 1279.00 -0.32% Bitcoin 1202 -0.81% EUR/USD 1.0709 0.17%   Stock markets bounced back slightly from their Tuesday lows, as no new developments surfaced regarding the US-North Korean conflict. Despite the calm...

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Investment Recommendations April 18th

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

S&P 500: Short-Term Sell   S&P 500 futures, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The index remains below the line-in-the-sand zone between $2350 and $2355 and the low volume bounce on Monday creates a good short-term opportunity to place a short trade. The prior leader of the global rally, the DAX is still trending lower, and the US indices are...

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Daily Analysis: Pound Skyrockets as Theresa May Calls For UK Election

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2341 -0.15% DAX 12043 -0.54% WTI Crude Oil 52.80 -0.27% GOLD 1283.50 0.22% Bitcoin 1210 2.71% EUR/USD 1.0690 0.44%   Global stocks are slightly lower today following the long Easter weekend, as political news have been dominating headlines. The North Korean tensions...

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Trading 101: Trend Analysis with Basic Charting Tools

Posted on April 17th, 2017.

In our previous post dealing with swing trading we laid off the basics off trends in financial markets, and now we are going one step further. Getting to know the simplest charting tools will help you in analyzing trends, refining entries and exits, and building more sophisticated strategies. What’s more, these easy-to-use tools will be...

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Turkey Referendum: Narrow Win for Erdogan Cements His Power

Posted on April 17th, 2017.

The results of the Turkish constitutional vote show a picture of a divided country, as the main cities and the territories with the most Kurdish citizens overwhelmingly chose no, but the rural Turkey outvoted them by a very tight margin. With 99.8% of the ballots counted, the results showed a 51.4% majority of the yes votes. The results...

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Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum: Political Chaos or Dictatorship?

Posted on April 16th, 2017.

Turkey, the regional superpower with a fragile economy, a faltering currency, a refugee crisis caused by the Syrian war, a divided society, and an autocratic leader is at a major crossroad. On Sunday, the nation will turn out to decide on transforming the country’s democracy into a significantly more centralized presidential democracy...

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Daily Analysis: Stocks Volatile Before Easter as Dollar Slammed by Trump

Posted on April 13th, 2017.

Thursday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2341 -0.32% DAX 12120 -0.21% WTI Crude Oil 53.23 -0.34% GOLD 1284.75 0.55% Bitcoin 1195 -1.43% EUR/USD 1.0619 0.06%   Global stocks took a hit yesterday, as the geopolitical tensions remained in focus. China might be getting ready to send troops to the North Korean...

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Investment Recommendations April 12th

Posted on April 12th, 2017.

USD/CAD: Short-Term Buy   USD/CAD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The pair has been drifting lower in recent days but it remained relatively strong, despite the rise in the price of oil that usually helps the Canadian Dollar. The cross is now trading near multiple strong support zones that could ignite a new leg up in the ongoing long-term...

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Daily Analysis: Oil and Gold Shine as War Fears Persist

Posted on April 12th, 2017.

Wednesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2347 -0.25% DAX 12139 -0.15% WTI Crude Oil 53.63 0.24% GOLD 1277.75 1.05% Bitcoin 1213 0.10% EUR/USD 1.0614 0.00%   Global stocks are relatively strong today, despite the surge in safe-haven assets such as gold and the Japanese Yen. The surprising escalation regarding...

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Trading 101: Trading vs. Investing

Posted on April 12th, 2017.

A historic debate without a real purpose. Those who deal with financial markets professionally more often than not can be put into one of two categories: Traders and Investors. The main difference in the approach of the two groups is time-frame that they focus on. Traders deal with short-term fluctuations in the market, while investors...

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Investment Recommendations April 11th

Posted on April 11th, 2017.

EUR/GBP: Short-Term Sell   EUR/GBP, 4-Hour Chart Analysis The Euro remains under pressure, as the worries regarding the French elections continue to weigh on the common currency. The Pound has recovered well against its major peers after the recent correction, despite the slew of negative economic news regarding the British economy last...