Most of us identify trading with the short term buying and selling of securities with the intent of making profits. Of course, trading has to be done with finesse, insights and with a lot of discipline. Of these characteristics, it is discipline that matters the most. However, trading itself has a lot of sub components. There are different types of trading styles that traders adopt and each has its own unique features and skill sets required. Here are some very common styles of trading that traders generally follow. Taking a longer term view with Positional Trades In terms of time frame, positional trading has a longer time implication. Positional trading is built around opportunities and hence could span a period of a few weeks to a few months to even a couple of years. Position traders typically use a combination of technical charts, news flows and fundamental triggers to make trading decisions. While fundamentals are used to ratify a story, the news flows are used as the trigger … [Read more...] about Margin trading or positional trades: Which style suits you best?
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By Elena Popina, Sarah Ponczek and Vildana Hajric Going strictly by the VIX, the US stock market just saw its biggest weekly drop in volatility since March. Go by traders’ nerves and you’d have a hard time framing the past few days as anything but another trial for markets that have known little but upheaval for three months. Exhausted by December convulsions? You’re getting no respite in January, as Thursday’s 2.5 per cent S&P 500 plunge gave way to a 3.4 per cent rally, the third biggest since 2012. Investor sentiment that was throttled by Apple’s revenue warning was revived by the best employment report in 10 months and calming words from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. “It’s been dizzying, if anything. We see these directional moves that are quite large and it’s something that I’ve never seen in the market before,” said Delores Rubin, senior equities trader at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. “The … [Read more...] about All the days are big days for stocks as bulls, bears trade blows
By Vildana Hajric , Sarah Ponczek , Lu Wang , and Elena Popina While it feels like it won’t stop, someday it will. To get a handle on when equities might bottom out, analysts and investors turn to everything from valuations to technical analysis and history. Right now, they’re struggling to frame a cheerful message. It’s an inexact science, to put it mildly, particularly when as much is swirling around as it is now. Global growth is slowing, Brexit drags on, a trade war rages, stimulus of all types is being yanked and the yield curve is flirting with an inversion. Still, as bad as it feels, at some point things get priced in. “The market today is oversold. Does it mean it won’t go lower? No,” said Joseph Tanious, a senior investment strategist at Bessemer Trust in Los Angeles, which oversees more than $100 billion. “It’s hard to say what is exactly the bottom of something that’s so technical in nature.” Going strictly by … [Read more...] about How bad will it get for US stock market? Investors turn to history
Michael Kors has an ambitious plan to turn Versace into a multibillion-dollar business. Can it make it work? ASSOCIATED PRESS / MAY 31, 2017 Michael Kors name adorns his store on Madison Avenue, in New York. Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion in a hard charge into the world of high end fashion. The deal announced Tuesday, Sept. 25 follows the New York handbag maker’s $1.35 billion acquisition last year of the high-end shoemaker Jimmy Choo. Michael Kors has an ambitious plan to turn Versace into a multibillion-dollar business. Can it make it work? Kors, which is changing its corporate name to Capri Holdings Ltd., announced Tuesday that it would buy Gianni Versace SpA for about $2.2 billion. It outlined a plan to more than double the high-end brand’s sales by opening about 100 new stores, investing in e-commerce and selling more accessories and footwear under the Versace label. Kors Chief … [Read more...] about How Michael Kors plans to turn Versace into a $2B brand