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The Book

Stock market investors trade securities that fluctuate based on a variety of factors.


The exchange market is a currency mechanism, and it is not subject to the same regulations and factors that make stock prices go up or down.


Ian Charles Robert Gracias, a senior technical analyst and commodity and foreign exchange market trader, explores how stock markets and foreign exchange markets work in this book. He highlights topics such as:


  • Economic indicators that affect the performance and operation of exchange rates.
  • Direct and indirect ways that stock markets and exchange rates affect economic growth rate.
  • Ways individual investors can bolster returns by understanding how stock markets and exchange work.


Gracias pays particular attention to the stock markets and exchange rate markets in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America, examining the relationship between the FTSE 100 index and the NASDAQ 100 index as well as correlative patterns with currencies and global indices.