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Can economists be trusted?

For the most part, economists don’t give people advice on how to run their lives. Rather we tend to focus on explaining the behavior of consumers and businesses, usually assuming they are at least somewhat rational. One exception is when there is a “principal-agent problem”, […]

Postscript: Orwell for Socialism

[Scroll to the end for a couple final reactions to comments .] In a reflective moment, George Orwell wrote, “Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand […]

Platform Self-Preferencing Can Be Good for Consumers and Even Competitors

Critics of big tech companies like Google and Amazon are increasingly focused on the supposed evils of “self-preferencing.” This refers to when digital platforms like Amazon Marketplace or Google Search, which connect competing services with potential customers or users, also offer (and sometimes prioritize) their […]

Amazon Higher As UK Grocer Opens

Amazon Lower On Year Shares in tech giant Amazon are trading higher today ahead of the US open. The company’s stock price has been on a steady decline from the yearly highs printed above the 3400 level, taking price down to recent lows around the […]

How Will the End of Lockdowns Across the US Affect the Markets?

The US is about to cross an important covid vaccine threshold of reaching a quarter of the population getting at least their first dose. While this would exceed the percentage of people over the age of 65, the rollout hasn’t been as concentrated. So far, […]

USDCNH Cycle Correction Hints At Impulse Growth

The current USDCNH formation hints at a large zigzag of a cycle degree. This recently completed the bearish correction b which took the form of a triple zigzag. On the 1H timeframe, the final part of correction b, and the bearish impulse (C) of the […]

Is India a Socialist State?

India gained its freedom back in 1947. At the time this article is being written that is 75 years of freedom. How did we cope in terms of economic structures? Let us traceback. At the time when India gained Independence, countries all over the world […]

Oil Rallies Despite Massive Inventories Build

Crude Stocks Soar Following two days of declines, oil prices shot higher midweek. The latest report from the Energy Information Administration showed a mammoth build in US crude stockpiles. The EIA reported that in the week ending February 26th, US crude inventories rose by 21.6 […]

Intraday Market Analysis – Channel Trade

EURAUD capped by falling channel Despite Australia’s soft retail sales number, the euro remains under technical pressure. The pair has been sliding within a bearish channel since last October and the eurozone’s retail reading today is unlikely to change the course. As the pair rebounds […]

The Markets in Waves: Euro​ & Gold​ Approach Interesting Levels

Welcome to the Orbex daily Elliott Wave update! In today’s video, our Head of Investment Research Stavros Tousios dives into the top opportunities the markets have in store for us. Asset TimeStamps: EURUSD​​ 00:30​ XAUUSD​​ 02:25​ AUDJPY​ 04:15​ EURCHF​ 05:50​ Join our responsible trading community […]