Tag Archives: Trends

Global market trends: markets in June

Global market trends in June were a bit more bullish compared with May, as investors received positively the messages from the main central banks. These institutions are still very important in the market confidence and sentiment, because the economy does not have definitive recovery signals.

Market trends in June in T-Advisor

In the case of Europe, the ECB decided finally to use the artillery against the low inflation and, behind that, the risk of deflation. Chairman Draghi already gave a clear hint in the May meeting, what was not typical from the institution. The decisions, however, were welcomed but disappointed partly the markets, although even the Germans supported them. Investors want a European quantitative easing as in US.

Market trends in Europe in T-Advisor

This quantitative easing is coming to an end at the other side of the Atlantic. Mrs. Yellen cut in every meeting US$ 10 bn and in June she did it again, but there is no reaction in the market about it. The important is the Fed outlook about US growth, because it has to do with inflation and rates. And Yellen still sees some clouds. Investors are sure that a rate increase will not take place for a very long time and this outlook push up US indices to records.

Market trends in US in T-Advisor

Crossing Río Bravo to the South, the earthquake comes from Argentina. The country, which was quite bullish in the last months, received suddenly an unexpected hit from an American court. Argentina has to pay the hedge funds or declare the default. On the contrary, Mexican stock exchange is moving very positively.

Market trends in Latam in T-Advisor

What Asia refers, China economic data are better or not so bad as expected. That helps the markets in the continent. Also India, the most bullish in the T-Advisor ranking, is profiting from the high expectations of the new government. On the contrary, the long electoral process in Indonesia is affecting negatively the local stock exchange.

Market trends in Asia in T-Advisor

Cycle phases: how to identify them

Think about you are a trader and you want to profit from the price movements in the short term in the stock markets. Think about you have identified a bullish trend, but you know that stocks go up and down in a long-term direction. What are you looking for? Short-term trends (or cycle phases).

We have already written about trends and the strength of them. Now the point is how to earn money with trading if you are a very active investor.

Cycle phases in T-Advisor

The four charts above point the four main cycle phases. In T-Advisor we identify them with a U (from UP) and with a D (from DOWN). They are signalling different movements into a general trend: for instance, there is a D2 although the general trend is bullish.

Shortly, a U1 is the beginning of a short-term upward trend. The trader should take into account the entry price. A U2 points a brake in this trend. Be careful, because you have already some earnings. You have to take into account a sell price.

A D1 announces the beginning of a short-term downward trend: it is time to sell and enjoy the earnings. A D2 shows the end of this movement. If you have not sold before, just wait till the short-term direction changes. If you have any stock, maybe it is time to follow the prices to buy in the right moment.

Cycle phases in T-Advisor

There are also some other charts, as the one above, that combine two cycles in the same pictures. These are quite important, as they are pointing the exact moment of the changing trend. For instance, the chart above is the change from down to up: then it is time to buy.

Learn about these short trends let the investor foresee the market movements and how to react. For a trader, this information is vital. That is why we always insist that figures, charts and data are the main strength in T-Advisor for their users.

How to get and manage warning signals for investments

Timeline T-Advisor

An investor has to watch steadily his or her investments to avoid risky situations in which money can be lost. For these situations, the point is how to get the right information to react immediately. It is impossible to follow every minute all the markets. That is why T-Advisor has developed a tool with several kinds of alerts and warnings signals for its users.

Think about you are looking for a new investment opportunity. You have some fund available, but you have not much time to search. T-Advisor launches for you some investment ideas after analysing your profile and your portfolio with this information:

Opportunity investment alert in T-Advisor

But what if you are missing the moment in which your positions are closed to a stop-loss price with a setting that you previously chose? T-Advisor sends you a message to your e-mail with an alert like this:

Stop-loss alert in T-Advisor

Moreover, users can choose in the T-Advisor alert tool amongst several warnings to be reported: apart from stop signals and investment opportunities, you can set trend changes, risks alerts or portfolio positive or negative performances since the beginning of the year. Look at, for instance, if a position changed in its trend:

Trend change alert in T-Advisor

T-Advisor has a main goal: to have at users’ disposal the best information about their investments and positions so that they choose the best for their money. We are convinced that information is our more valued weapon to success in markets. But we are sometimes overloaded from data and figures. T-Advisor selects the right information to ease the decision-making process. In this process, alerts are also very important to react in the right timing. This tool focuses in this point.

As T-Advisor user, we recommend you to take your time in setting all the available tools. The time you are using at the beginning is not wasted, but is helping you to save later not only time, but mainly money.

Advisors and technology, the next alliance

Advisors ideas. Picture from T-Advisor

Advisory industry faces the challenge of technological evolution. Currently, customers are connected to Internet, they look for news in well-known media, comment articles from experts and (why not?) discuss the decisions of their advisors, because the follow the market.

Are advisors a kind of old-fashioned job or to be extinguished? Absolutely not. But the profession has to take into account some changes to deal with. First of all, advisors have to be on the social networks. Do you know that the use of social media increases with wealth? People are demanding not only for information, but also for a more often personal contact through the networks or communication software (think about Skype, for instance), not limited by a certain appointment in the office. If you are on, you are in.

But the biggest challenge is how to deal with online advice. The industry expects that this will be an important trend, as the biggest competitors will come from this side. That is a logical perception, taking into account that brokers expect to see mobile trading’s share rise to 21% in 2016. Particulars, common people, will have available powerful tools to manage their investments on their own, but advisors will learn to get technology as an ally, because software for advisors will be more useful and adapted to customers’ needs and expectations.

After this description, will the customer forget the advisor as a needed expert to choose the best for his or her money? No. Customers will take surely more decisions on their own, but they will always need an expert in a world with difficult products, as the finance world is. Recently, James Pershing, partner in SunGuard Consulting Services, said in an article (subscription required) that the point to be successful in the advisory industry is communication. How? Speaking the same language. And again, how? Easy, having the same screens, the same information, the same charts, the same figures, and helping your customer with your deep knowledge to get the best choices and obtain the highest performance.

Tools as T-Advisor has this focus: it does not intend to eliminate the advisor, but reinforce his or her job through versions for common people and professionals, so that all speak the same language: an efficient wealth management.