29 Oct 2019
Examining recent developments in Fed monetary policy
In September 2019, the US short-term overnight lending rates, spiked from a typical 2.21% to 8%. The financial news was quick to point out that this was a sign that the system was unequivocally broken as the Fed were unable to control their own benchmark Fed Funds Rate (FFR) which moved to 2.30% just as the FOMC meeting was going to inform the market the reduction of the FFR to a working range of 1.75%-2.00%. Coming on the back of other negative data releases such as weakening ISM numbers and inverted yield curves, contributing analyst Nathan Batchelor examines whether the Fed has been able to stabilise these benchmark rates with the recent developments in monetary operations.
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21 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson and the new Brexit deal
Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal has received both criticism and praise from political pundits. Critics have argued that the new Brexit deal is just Thersa May’s Withdrawl Agreement, with a resolution over the Northern Ireland Borde issue, while those who support the new deal say this is the best deal for the United Kingdom. In this article, Nathan Batchelor examines Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal and takes an in-depth look at the key differences between British PM Johnson’s new deal and the previously rejected Withdrawl Agreement.
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03 Oct 2019
ActivTrades’ Chief Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa analyses gold price increase
“Gold rebounded to $1,500 on the back of new trade tension… The short-term trend remains mixed, while the medium-long term is still positive for bullion,” said ActivTrades chief analyst Carlo Alberto De Casa.
03 Sep 2019
ActivTrades’ Technical Analyst, Pierre Veyret, comments on investor sentiment towards Brexit
Pierre Veyret, technical analyst at ActivTrades wrote in a daily research note that the optimism over political developments has renewed investors’ buying appetite after a selloff a day ago, which marked an ugly start to trading in September.
29 Aug 2019
ActivTrades’ Senior Analyst, Ricardo Evangelista, comments on no-deal Brexit
Ricardo Evangelista, senior analyst at ActivTrades, said: “The markets regard no deal as the worst possible outcome for the British economy and news that there will be a cross-party effort to counter Prime Minister Johnson’s plans to leave on the 31st of October no matter what were enough to fuel Sterling gains of nearly 0.5 percent to the dollar. “However, these gains have been completely canceled during early Wednesday trading as reports emerge that Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament from mid-September until mid-October; a move seen as a way to ensure his plans of a no-deal Brexit are executed without interference from MPs opposed to such an outcome.”
02 Jul 2019
ActivTrades’ Chief Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa comments on gold
“The trade fiasco could be a positive factor for gold as the deal is still not reached yet,” said Carlo Alberto De Casa, chief analyst with ActivTrades. “The stock markets are in the red, which is another positive thing for gold.”
28 Jun 2019
ActivTrades’ Chief Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa discusses investor interest in Gold
“We are still seeing huge investor interest in the precious metal. Markets are pricing in growing expectation for two interest rate cuts to the Fed’s base rate in the next few months,” said Carlo Alberto De Casa, chief analyst with ActivTrades.
01 May 2019
ActivTrades presents London Financial Forum 2019
Award-winning online broker ActivTrades is proud to present London Financial Forum 2019, a stimulating event aimed at empowering a new wave of traders to identify and act on key opportunities arising in a shifting political and economic environment.
10 Apr 2019
ActivTrades’ Senior Analyst, Ricardo Evangelista, comments on GBP volatility
“Despite overnight reports pointing to EU intentions to offer the UK an extension … that could last for up to a year, the pound barely moved. This is a good illustration of how markets look at sterling these days; with skepticism and caution, somehow immune to news and rumours,” said Ricardo Evangelista.
07 Mar 2019
ActivTrades’ Chief Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa discusses U.S.-China trade talk and its impact on gold
“The recovery of the US dollar is a negative element and the general risk-on sentiment is not particularly good for gold,” said ActivTrades’ Chief Analyst Carlo Alberto De Casa. “The main (equity) market driver has been the optimism surrounding trade talks between the US and China.”
13 Feb 2019
ActivTrades’ Senior Analyst, Ricardo Evangelista, comments on Brexit concerns
“Unsurprisingly, the reaction from the markets to these rumours is nonexistent; the process has been dragging on for too long, with many ups and downs and investors appear to have developed a degree of immunity to political intrigue,” said Ricardo Evangelista, senior analyst at ActivTrades in London.Brexit concerns, inflation keep pound below $1.29
14 Jan 2019
ActivTrades launches advanced trading platform, ActivTrader
Award-winning online brokerage ActivTrades is pleased to unveil its innovative, advanced trading platform, ActivTrader. Combining cutting-edge technology and innate expertise in delivering online CFD trading services, ActivTrades’ enhanced proprietary platform, ActivTrader, introduces a trading experience that is both, user-friendly and advanced.
14 Aug 2018
ActivTrades is awarded ISO 27001 certification
ActivTrades has received the ISO 27001 certification for its exemplary information security management systems (ISMS) across its five offices.
23 Jul 2018
Fiat Chrysler has caught everyone by surprise, even insiders at the auto firm.
ActivTrades’ chief analyst Carlo Alberto De Casa says Sergio Marchionne ‘s dramatic resignation from Fiat Chrysler has caught everyone by surprise, even insiders at the auto firm. Read more in this article published by the Guardian.
06 Jul 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo: The man who moves markets
“Juventus will be hoping to make a huge amount of money from this operation, and the markets also believe that this could be excellent from a financial point of view- despite its huge costs”
See more in this article by Carlo Alberto De Casa , chief analyst of ActivTrades published in City.am
03 Jul 2018
Gold gains on weaker dollar, after nearing a seven-month low
15 Jun 2018
ActivTrades opens a New Office In Nassau
16 May 2018
Award-Winning Online Broker ActivTrades introduces Exchange-Traded Funds
23 Apr 2018
Best Online Trading Services
ActivTrades awarded ‘Best Online Trading Services’ by ADVFN
06 Nov 2017
ActivTrades Wins Broker of the Year
16 Oct 2017
India’s ongoing love affair with gold
10 Oct 2017
Exclusive: ActivTrades adds Grant Thornton senior partner Patrick Storey to its Board of Directors
08 Sep 2017
ActivTrades Strengthens Client Protection Insurance to £1m
01 Sep 2017
Excess of FSCS Insurance doubled to £1 million
15 Aug 2017
Common Mistakes made by Day Traders
21 Jul 2017
Gold prices climb past $1,255 on a weak US dollar
28 Jun 2017
Gold picks up in mid-week trade despite weak demand for precious metals
20 Jun 2017
Exclusive: ActivTrades CEO Alex Pusco Sees Massive Growth in Mobile
06 Jun 2017
ActivTrades CEO on the power of customer service and education in the online trading world
04 May 2017
ActivTrades 2016 Revenues up 11% to £34.9 million as international growth continues
24 Apr 2017
Gold prices fall, dollar weakens versus euro
24 Apr 2017
Oil Futures slide for sixth successive session as Opec frets over US production
18 Apr 2017
Pound surges to four-month high but FTSE 100 tumbles as UK heads to the polls – business live
18 Apr 2017
Pound soars to four-month high after Theresa May calls general election, as FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote
18 Apr 2017
What does Theresa May’s snap general election mean for markets?
05 Apr 2017
Gold sees dramatic price drop from 5-month high as dollar strengthens
05 Apr 2017
The Sunday Time’s Profit Track 100 League Table
ActivTrades was listed on The Sunday Time’s Profit Track 100 League Table
30 Mar 2017
Spot gold falls below $1,250
Gold price slide extends into second successive session with strong dollar proving to be drag on trading.
21 Mar 2017
ADVFN International Financial Awards 2017
07 Mar 2017
Women Make Better Traders
03 Mar 2017
How are Women Represented in the Financial Industry?
28 Feb 2017
Lazy Monolinguals Will Hurt your Business
27 Feb 2017
ActivTrades CEO Talks about Languages and the Impact of Brexit
“London’s reputation has always been known. Did it need reinforcing? I am not so sure.”
08 Feb 2017
Gold rides past $1,240 mark on weaker dollar and safe-haven calls
Oil falls for third successive session but gold rally extends further into positive territory and Chief Technical Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa shares his insight. into why this might be.
23 Jan 2017
International Business Times
Chief Techincal Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa is featured on International Business Times, discussing the change in gold prices as a result of Trump’s inauguration
17 Jan 2017
European shares steady as banks turns positive after May speech
Reuters report on the market’s reaction after Theresa May’s speech on the plans for Brexit. Chief Technical Analyst, Carlo De Casa shares his insight.
12 Dec 2016
The Aftermath of the Italian Election
After the eventful Italian election, Guardian online published a quote from Techincal Analyst, Carlo De Casa about his stance
29 Nov 2016
ActivTrades Mentioned in the Guardian Online
ActivTrades’ Chief Techincal Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa, is quoted on the Guardian Online, regarding Italian and Austrian referendum.
26 Nov 2016
ActivTrades comments published on the PoundSterling Live website, in an article discussing the EUR/USD.
04 Nov 2016
The ActivTrades Financial Trading Summit 2016
ActivTrades announces its Financial Trading Summit in the May Fair Hotel.
17 Oct 2016
IAIR Best UK Forex Broker 2016
ActivTrades wins Best UK Forex Broker by highly esteemed research institute and global independent publishing house, IAIR.
20 May 2016
UK Trading Tour
ActivTrades successfully conclude their UK Trading Tour.
09 May 2016
ActivTrades’ UK trading tour
ActivTrades’ UK trading tour is featured on the front page of the popular financial paper, CITY AM
21 Apr 2016
UK Trading Tour Launch
ActivTrades launch their UK Trading Tour hosted by Gavin Holmes.
22 Jan 2016
Even Lower Spreads
ActivTrades reduces spreads on over 40 currency pairs.
21 Jan 2016
European shares edge up before ECB meeting; Pearson jumps
Carlo de Casa shares his insight in this latest Reuters article featured in the Mail Online.
12 Jan 2016
A Special Winter Promotion
ActivTrades extends CFDs on shares promotion until 31st January 2016.
04 Jan 2016
European shares down sharply on disappointing Chinese data
Reuters shares the European stock market, with a quote from ActivTrades’ Chief Market Analyst, Carlo Alberto De Casa.
03 Dec 2015
Our Gift To You
ActivTrades thanks its clients this Christmas, with Commission free CFDs on Shares.
13 Oct 2015
Pan-European, Rolls Royce and Ferrari
ActivTrades’ Carlo de Casa gives his insight on the markets, in a Reuters’ article.
07 Jul 2015
Greece, Palladium, Platinum and China
Reuters analyse the Greece crisis, palladium, platinum and the turbulence in China, with analysis from ActivTrades own Carlo de Casa.
11 Jun 2015
Problems continue for Greece
Reuters give their analysis on the increasing problems facing Greece, with a statement from ActivTrades’ own Ricardo Evangelista.
03 Jun 2015
Gold, Greece and U.S. Private Employers
Gold, Greece and U.S. private employers, are all hot topics in an article by reuters.com.
13 May 2015
Gold and the USD
Leading publication City AM, reviews the price of Gold and factors influencing the USD.
09 Jan 2015
The Rise Of Gold
Our expert analyst, Carlo Alberto de Casa, comments on the yellow metal on leading publication Reuters.com.
10 Dec 2014
Analysis on the AUD/USD with EMA
Have a look to the analysis of this pair with the help of the 200 Period Exponential Moving Average (EMA), made by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño for Bullbearings.co.uk.
16 Nov 2014
Germany: The European Vanishing Point
Pierre Veyret analyses the German downturn on the DAX30 in the leading publication “Raconteur”. Learn the reasons behind the German reversal in our full article.
23 Oct 2014
The Parabolic SAR
Learn how to use the Parabolic SAR, an easy to use trend indicator, with our Analyst Contributor Alexander Londoño.
24 Sep 2014
European Stock Markets Rally After Italian Data
Carlo Alberto de Casa, our senior market analyst, comments in Reuters about the Italian´s momentum and the effect on the European stock markets.
12 Sep 2014
Learn the basics to use the Relative Strength Index technical indicator in your daily strategies. Alexander Londoño explains it all at Bullbearings.
29 Aug 2014
Determining Trend Direction With MACD
The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) system is a trend indicator that helps us determine the current trend of the market and its strength. Alexander Londoño explains the basics in this article.
15 Aug 2014
Risks For The Eurozone
The picture in the Eurozone does not look good for our expert Alexander Londoño, discover why in his article published at Bullbearings.
12 Aug 2014
Bullish Correction Attempt On The GBP
Check the analysis about the GBP/USD from our Analyst Contributor Alexander Londoño at INVEZZ.
11 Jun 2014
Bullish Bounce On The GBP/JPY
Analysis for the GBP/JPY at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
05 Jun 2014
Big Drop In Shares Commissions
ActivTrades has lowered its fees to trade shares CFDs. Discover this new advantage for ActivTrades clients that was announced at Daily Forex Blog.
04 Jun 2014
FTSE 100 Fell
Our senior market analyst Carlo Alberto de Casa comments on the FTSE 100 in Reuters after Tesco sales drop.
04 Jun 2014
Golden Cross On The USD/SGD 4 Hour Chart
Check our expert´s analysis at Forex Space.
30 May 2014
Breakout And Pullback Pattern Completed On The USD/SGD
Analysis for the USD/SGD at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
28 May 2014
USD/SGD HAS Broken A Key Resistance Zone
Analysis for the USD/SGD at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
16 May 2014
The GBP/USD Has Pulled Back To The 1.6800 Zone
Analysis for the GBP/USD at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
06 May 2014
The Singaporean Dollar Continues Rallying Versus The Greenback
Market analysis for The Singaporean Dollar at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
06 May 2014
Aussie Dollar Returns To It’s Uptrend Versus The GreenBack
Market analysis for the Aussie Dollar at Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
02 May 2014
EUR/AUD Is At A Key Support Resistance Area
Market analysis for the EUR/AUDat Forex Space by our analyst contributor Alexander Londoño.
24 Oct 2013
ActivTrades “Company Of The Year” In The Growing Business Awards
ActivTrades has been shortlisted as “Company of the Year” in the prestigious Growing Business Awards. This award pinpoints some of the most talented and fastest-growing businesses in the UK. Competing with more than 50 nominees in this category, ActivTrades showed once again its commitment for growth and its strength in the trading industry.
The ceremony was celebrated in the London Marriott Hotel and it enjoyed the presence of keynote speakers such as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, who congratulated the nominees for their great success in this difficult financial climate.
07 Jun 2013
ActivTrades In City A.M.
ActivTrades has been announced this year’s fastest growing private online broker in the UK, according to the Investec Top 100 list 2013. Over the last four years ActivTrades has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 101 per cent becoming a sixth-fastest growing private firm in the UK and the third-fastest in London.
The 2013 Investec ranking provides a valuable insight into where UK’s entrepreneurial management excellence and long-term economic prosperity lies.
07 Jun 2013
Real Business’ Hot 100 Fastest Growing UK Companies 2013 – 6: ActivTrades
Number six in this year’s list of fastest growing UK companies is online trading platform, ActivTrades. The company has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 101 per cent over the last four years, driven by demand from emerging markets. The secret of fast growth, says Pusco, is customer service. “Undoubtedly, the attention that we pay to our customers has been the key to our success. Every new product that we bring to market is aimed squarely at improving our clients’ trading experience.”
27 May 2013
ActivTrades Won In The ‘Best Forex Customer Service For 2013’ Category Of The Jordan Forex Awards
“ActivTrades” which operates under the license and control of the Financial Services Authorities in Britain participated in the Jordan Forex expo and awards (JFEX), which was held in Amman, Jordan, on the 7th and 8th of May 2013, where the company staff met with visitors and introduced them to the company’s services.
27 May 2013
ActivTrades Has Been Chosen As Best Forex Customer Service In 2013 During The Jordan Forex Awards.
ActivTrades had previously received the award of Best Retail FX Provider during the Investment Opportunities and Wealth management conference in 2013 in Dubai and was chosen as Fastest Growing FX Provider in the Middle East during the Fourth currency markets and oil and gold forum, which was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
24 May 2013
How Alex Pusco Followed The Charts To Success
Swiss entrepreneur Alex Pusco was “always passionate about technical analysis”, the use of charts to understand financial markets. As a teenager he would lap up new theories and when personal computers became more common in the 1980s he started testing them for himself.
09 Apr 2013
ActivTrades’ Blink Trading Seminar In Business Review Europe
Paul Wallace and Malte Kaub will be hosting a trading boot-camp on behalf of ActivTrades on April 18th at the Westbury Hotel, London. Here they give a description of what attendees can expect, emphasising that snap decisions can lead to consistency in trading…
09 Apr 2013
Treaders Paul Wallace And Malte Kaub Hosting A Trading Boot-Camp On Behalf Of ActivTrades
How snap decisions can lead to consistency in trading
Consistent success in trading requires far more than following the market trends and global news. A large part of success in trading rests on managing psychology and emotions. The theory of blink decision making, a subject we will be focusing on in the boot-camp, means that you train yourself to make the best instinctive decision.
09 Apr 2013
Blink Trading Seminar In Timizzer
How snap decisions can lead to consistency in trading
The fundamental principle of trading is based on an understanding of the market and how to manage risk. These are the initial building blocks every individual needs to grasp in order to operate responsibly in the market. Trading can be seen more as art than science. Our aim is to blend elements of both to improve trading performance. Consistent success in trading requires far more than following the market trends and global news. A large part of success in trading rests on managing psychology and emotions.
16 Mar 2013
Executive Interview: Alex Pusco, CEO At ActivTrades
Established in 2005 in London’s “Square Mile”, ActivTrades is an UK regulated forex brokerage which has geared its offering very much toward the UK market since its inception. This is apparent in the company’s website wording where “Spread Betting”, a term used in the United Kingdom in order to for traders withdraw their profits without tax liability due to its classification as gambling rather than trading, is prevalent. The company extended its service to support MetaTrader 5 in March last year, and has enjoyed successful acquisition of clients in Europe recently, including their presence at Germany’s World of Trading Conference. ActivTrades also offers institutional services to portfolio managers and IBs.
15 Mar 2013
Alex Pusco Of Activtrades For Management Today
My Week: Alex Pusco of ActivTrades:
It was a one-man show for a couple of months, but then one by one, we added staff to the company. In the first year it was just two people, and then in 2002 we added one or two more people. When we came to London we were no more than six, but the company has ballooned in recent years, and we’re now 110…
13 Mar 2013
Alex Pusco, CEO At ActivTrades – “10 Entrepreneurs Reveal Who Inspires Them”
ALEX PUSCO, CEO of global trading company ActivTrades: “The only person who ever really influenced any of my behaviours and professional direction was my father, and the most important quality that he inspired in me with was recognising the value of our business relationships and how to prioritise the human factor against cold facts and figures. Moreover, it was my father who made me discover the rudiments of stock broking and financial products when I was a teenager, and taught me to always look towards the USA. He would say: ‘Whatever works in the US will come to Europe in less than five years’ time’. And so it was with online trading.”
25 Feb 2013
ActivTrades About “The Future Of Trading”
30% of customers using ActivTrades’ MetaTrader4 platform login to check their positions on a smartphone or tablet which indicates that the future of financial technology is changing. Though it is still a minority the number is growing which highlights a change in the industry. Currently the majority of traders prefer a desktop because there is an ease for multiple functions, and the ability to set up programmes such as expert trade advisors. However, the trends that are dominating the industry are based around social networks, and smartphones.
20 Feb 2012
Spread Betting On MT4 And MT5
ActivTrades launches Spread Betting on MT4 and MT5
This may be the first spread betting offering available on MetaTrader 5. ActivTrades announced the launch of spread betting on both MT4 and MT5 and this is a significant development for ActivTrades and the market. ActivTrades’ MT5 spread betting offers instant execution while on MT4 it’s market execution. Few months ago it was Alpari that became the first large broker to offer spread betting on the MetaTrader 4 platform. Spread Betting is a simpler way of trading various instruments as you typically only need to select the direction in which the asset is headed – up or down.
18 Jan 2012
Forexpros Interviews Ricardo Evangelista Of ActivTrades
ActivTrades, Sales Analyst Ricardo Evangelista, is interviewed by Forexpros
1. Please give us a brief introduction about yourself – What is your position? What is your professional background?
My name is Ricardo Evangelista. I am a Sales Analyst at Activtrades, working with retail clients based around the world. Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. After graduating in Business and Hotel Management, was offered a job with the Savoy group, in London. This gave me exposure to a range of duties including sales. Later decided to embrace a different project, and started a career in IT sales….
10 Aug 2011
Forexpros.com Interview With Angelo Ciavarella From ActivTrades
Forexpros.com Interview with Angelo Ciavarella from ActivTrades
1. What is your name and position?
My name is Angelo Ciavarella and I’m currently heading the Italian Desk at ActivTrades
2. What is your professional background?
Actually, I do have a very unusual background.. I’m a lawyer with a huge passion for the financial markets, ever since I was at school. That’s the main reason that brought me to the US, to attain a Masters in International Economics at Johns….
11 Nov 2009
5th Middle East Forex Expo
ActivTrades PLC participates at 5th Middle East Forex Expo
(MENAFN Press) ActivTrades announces its attendance of the 5th Middle East Forex Expo held in Dubai at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on the 17th and 18th of November.
Located in the City of London, ActivTrades offers fast and reliable access to trading global markets via a range of state-of-the-art dealing platforms.
MetaTrader 4 is the globally respected system for Forex and CFD trading. Its years of development, professional suite of analytical tools and algorithmic…
11 Sep 2009
5th Middle East Forex Expo In Dubai
ActivTrades participates at 5th Middle East Forex Expo in Dubai
ActivTrades announces its attendance of the 5th Middle East Forex Expo held in Dubai at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on the 17th and 18th of November. Located in the City of London, ActivTrades offers fast and reliable access to trading global markets via a range of state-of-the-art dealing platforms.
MetaTrader 4 is the globally respected system for Forex and CFD trading. Its years of development, professional suite of analytical tools and algorithmic trading capabilities provide a powerful platform for your access to markets. Our spreads are highly competitive and Islamic accounts are welcome.
11 Aug 2008
An Interview With ActivTrades
Read a comprehensive interview with Federicco Cirulli, Chief Executive Officer of ActivTrades.
What is your name and position?
Federico Cirulli, Chief Executive Officer of ActivTrades.
What is your professional background?
All members of the ActivTrades team are highly experienced Forex brokers and come from Sales and Trading backgrounds covering a variety of financial products, including Forex, CFDs, Futures and Options….