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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. 

Buy the dip

The second half of last week got really wild, really fast. Given the fact that hardly anything has changed – in the sense that there are no interest rate hikes on the table for at least another year and a half, and that the FED will continue to buy $120bn worth of bonds every month – we think that the market might have had a bit of a strong ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the FOMC minutes. Thus, we say buy the dip. As long as the free money keeps flowing, it will be difficult for the market to sustain downside.

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Follow the trend

Sometimes we just need to be patient and follow the trend. We often get so caught up in the short-term news flow and happenings of the market that we lose focus of the bigger picture. Right now markets are trending higher, so our job is simply to look for opportunities to get on the bus.

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The trend is your friend

It’s an age old saying in the market, and for good reason. The trend is your friend. Often we try to fight it and mostly, it wins the day. Markets are currently trending higher, and thus our plan is to find opportunities to get onboard with the trend and allow it to make the returns for us.

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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.

Four US trades for the week

When it comes to speculative trading, we like to ensure that we clear our minds of bias as often as we can and allow the charts to dictate our trades. This week we have four US trades that we think have good risk-reward setups.

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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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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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