financial markets

Trading Guide: The Smoothed Moving Average (SMMA)

By Digital Assets Team / 26 Jun 2024

The Smoothed Moving Average (SMMA) is a technical analysis tool used by traders to identify trends and gauge price momentum in financial markets. It is a variation of the Exponential Moving Average (EMA)…

Mastering Market Predictions: A Beginners Guide to Elliott Wave

By Michael Kelley / 01 May 2024

The Elliott Wave Theory (EWT) stands as a distinguished method of technical analysis, deployed extensively to forecast price movements within financial markets.


What is VWAP and How to Use It in Trading

By Michael Kelley / 23 Nov 2023

Trading in the financial markets involves various strategies and tools to make informed decisions. One such tool is the volume-weighted average price (VWAP), which is widely used by traders and investors to analyze price trends and determine optimal entry and exit points. In this article, we will explore what VWAP is, how it is calculated, and how it can be effectively used in trading strategies.

How much of what we do as speculators is guesswork?

By Tony Westfallen / 03 Nov 2023

I would suggest much more than most experts and analysts are willing to admit. Of course, we analyze product information and data as much as we can and look for chart patterns to form…

How Emotion Influences Financial Market Moves

By Tony Westfallen / 16 Oct 2023

The financial markets are a complex and ever-changing landscape reflecting millions of investors’ collective actions and sentiments worldwide. While economic indicators and various fundamentals play a significant role in shaping prices, the interplay of human emotions often drives short-term volatility and, at times, even long-term market trends.

The King of Commodities

By Tony Westfallen / 07 Sep 2023

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth”, then he created Gold! The world is going through some tough times. We’re dealing with a global economic slowdown, higher interest rates, and people spending less money. These issues are making the prices of things like metals and crops stay low.

How speculation has evolved during my career

By Tony Westfallen / 24 Aug 2023

Speculation has long been a driving force in financial markets, shaping investment decisions and influencing economic trends. Over the past 50 years, the nature of speculation has undergone a remarkable transformation…

When you get it wrong, you get it wrong… or do you?

By Tony Westfallen / 03 Aug 2023

The strength in equity markets surprises me to no end. I don’t have exposure to these markets, so it’s not costing me directly. But what was just a few companies bolstering value has expanded to other companies…