At Stock Trend Investing, we believe that also you, even when you are not a finance or investment expert, can make money, grow your savings and protect your wealth in the financial markets.
We believe you can do this through perseverance, knowing your tolerance for risk, and one hour of your time per month.
We believe it makes the world a better place when you, in this way, can achieve more financial freedom for yourself and your family, will endure less financial stress and are free to spend your time on what you really enjoy doing.
About half of our Stock Trend Investing members invest just in the U.S. markets. The other half invest internationally. You need to know a few things extra when you want to invest your savings in international markets compared to when you invest domestically only. At Stock Trend Investing, we want to help in you in getting the required understanding and insight.
When the Japanese Nikkei gained 7.2% during January and the NASDAQ gained 4.1%, you are mistaken when you think that the Nikkei would have made you more money. Yes, you are reading this right. In this case 7.2% is not more but less than 4.1%. I will explain.
To be able to see how 7.2% can be less than 4.1%, you have to take into account the currency that the stock market index is nominated in. The value of the NASDAQ is measured in U.S. Dollars. The value of the Japanese Nikkei index is measured in Japanese Yen.
Thus during January, the NASDAQ gained 4.1% measured in U.S. Dollars. And the Nikkei gained 7.2% measured in Japanese Yen.
You would like to know how long gold is going and how high it is going up. When you have this information, investing and making money is easy. With this information you know exactly what call options to buy or when to sell your Gold ETF or futures.
At the time of writing, I am “long” gold. But here is the crux. I’m long gold without knowing how long and how high this commodity will increase in price. I actually acknowledge the fact that my bet could turn out wrong and that gold will from now onwards only decline in price.