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Trade ideas and insights

We share some of the trade ideas generated within our HCA trading community. Trade ideas here are generated from the collaboration between our strategists, traders and clients. We also share tax insights for traders and investors, as well as, general news and updates from team.
Every week needs a new plan! Markets change all the time. New fundamental drivers emerge, technical setups mature or fail and our trading plan must adjust in order to keep up with the ever changing environment. Here we will highlight some of the trade ideas that are generated within our client community so that you can stay on top of what our HCA trading community is looking out for and planning to trade at the beginning of each week. 

A dose of patience needed

The fast paced world out there always tries to get us to take action immediately. There is a sense of urgency that is ever pressing. You have to buy this useless trinked right now! You have to act now to make money on the stock market! Cryptocurrencies are exploding and you must act immediately lest you want to ‘enjoy staying poor’. This is all garbage. The reality is that there is a lot of patience needed if you want to make any sustainable, long-term progress. The same is true with trading. The patience needed to wait for the right trades, at the right levels is something that almost never talked about. So although there are a few decent setups this week, there are a few markets on which we have to respect the patience needed and wait for a more clear setup.

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The trend is strong with this one

The U.S. market is closed on Monday for Presidents’ Day, which means that our market will likely be rather quiet at the start of the week. Overall though, the bullish trend is strong and has been for some time. I rang some alarm bells last week, although it seems that I was wrong. This doesn’t mean that we should all rush out and put on a thousand new long positions. Patience, caution, always.

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Technical trade ideas

This week I am keeping things a little less ‘opinion’ and focusing just on technical trade ideas. Well, trying to keep opinion out of it at least and just following what the chart says. So let’s get into it.

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From time to time we will be sharing some of the ideas that our strategists generate in the global market arena. These views and ideas will likely not come every week, although as and when they do, we will share selected ideas here so that you can stay on top what our team is looking out for.

Long and strong

It’s almost time again for the U.S. markets to open for the week. As usual, we have some offshore trade ideas to help you prepare for the week ahead. Mostly, our ideas this week are bullish, as the U.S. market is staying long and strong. Just remember, as always, that stop losses save lives. So make sure you manage your risk before anything else.

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Wall Street bets

Perhaps not as exciting or even nearly as recklessly speculative as the trades that come from the now notorious Wall Street bets subreddit, but still some trade ideas on U.S. listed equities. Unlike the Wall Street bets subreddit, we want to remind and encourage you to make use of very strict risk management. Always use a stop loss and always ensure that you are not taking more exposure that what you can reasonably afford. That said, here are some of our offshore trade ideas for this week.

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Trading setups for bulls

As usual on the International Outlook blog, we focus only technical analysis. This week we mostly have some trading setups for bulls, although there is at least one short in the mix.

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Our specialist tax consultant and Registered Tax Practitioner shares some useful insights every month to help you stay on top of and efficiently manage your tax affairs.

Expenses traders can claim from income tax

The deadline for submissions of income tax returns is on the 16th of November 2020. We’re assuming that there still a few of you out there who have not yet finalised or submitted your income tax returns. So, we’d thought that we would do a quick post to give you some guidance on what expenses traders are able to claim in their income tax returns.

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Depreciation in your tax return

An important thing to keep in mind when doing your annual tax returns is whether any depreciation can be claimed against your earnings. This may seem like a strange thing for a salaried individual to think of, but if you have had to buy a laptop or a piece of equipment for work, it applies to you.

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Tax treatment for individuals with multiple income streams

Over the last few weeks we’ve noticed a trend among the tax queries we are receiving. Rather a lot of the questions we’ve received have been around the tax treatment of income generated from trading and investment activities, over and above salaries earned. We’ve received questions like; how do I report additional income on my taxes?, how do I claim stock losses on my taxes?, what is a tax directive? Therefore we thought it would be helpful if we shared some tax guidance for individuals with multiple income streams.

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