Tristan Goldthorpe
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Tristan Goldthorpe

Tristan Goldthorpe currently lives in Madrid working for an international private sector development consultancy. He completed a postgraduate degree in London two years ago and has since been studying, trading and writing about politics, economics and the forex markets in his spare time. His particular interests are the use of support and resistance to determine price movements and the tendency for markets to become over-extended. Over the past few years he has researched and experimented with different techniques and strategies and now enjoys analysing and discussing potential trade opportunities and fundamental economics.

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Stocks

For the owners and shareholders of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the only good thing about 2011 is that it is gone forever, and hopefully, the events that adversely affected this stock have also vanished for this stock too. 2011 for Netflix was a year that graphically depicts what happens when a

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The current situation of Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) is potentially what business leaders are talking about when they offer the prophetic warning that taking your eye off the ball will allow misfortune to quietly creep in and wreak havoc. The company, an icon of early internet mail and search services, is

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Some things just don’t change. This timeless saying buttresses the fact that no matter how we try to dress something up to appear more attractive it will likely be short-term and superficial. This applies to the fortunes of silver which, for some time late last year and early 2012, was

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Stocks

After some glorious years in the 70s, 80s and 90s, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) virtually went to sleep in the first decade of the 21st century, bogged down by the dot-com bubble, antitrust lawsuits, disputes on patents, as well as a loss of market share from other more enterprising and innovative

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Judging by the quarterly results released in February, Hewlett-Packard’s (NASDAQ: HPQ) fortunes seem to have declined significantly over the past months and are a major indication that the company has not recovered from its poor performance under ex-CEO Leo Apotheker. Apotheker’s tenure was an incredibly bleak period for the company,

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Stocks

Of all the US banks that have been negatively affected by the economic crisis, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) arguably dealt with this better and more effectively than any other within the industry. The banking industry was the major victim of the 2008 global financial crisis, and Goldman Sachs was able to

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Google’s success is currently unquestionable. Virtually everything that the Sergey Brin and Larry Page have touched since they founded the company in 1998 while still schooling at Stanford University, has turned to gold. With billions of dollars being made from online advertising, and billions more being made both from rendering

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Stocks

When the global financial crisis swept through corporate America in late 2008, it took along with it some of the largest banks and seriously threatened the automobile industry. Car makers went cap-in-hand to Washington to beg for bailouts to enable them stay afloat. These were certainly not good times for

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Stocks

With a population contributing to 20% that of the world, the sheer numbers of the Chinese market is a big plus for any business operating in China that relies on the head count. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) is one such company that has tapped into the power of numbers to emerge

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Stocks

Growing up as a boy, I was taught by my IT lecturers that Bill Gates and Microsoft (MSFT) was the “in-thing”. Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Macintosh was casually described by many as some relic from the early computer development age of the 1970s. They were, as far as I was concerned,

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Trading Strategies

Whenever the question of indicator-accuracy raises its inquiring, bespectacled head amongst the global fraternity of bruised, battered and sceptical forex traders there is rarely a definitive consensus. The ‘Zig Zag’ indicator is certainly no exception to this with its Marmite ability to divide opinion and invoke contentious exchanges as to

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Trading Strategies

Most commonly known as the “stop and reversal” indicator the Parabolic SAR is one of the most straightforward indicators for traders to interpret. Welles Wilder, also of average directional indicator and relative strength indicator fame, developed this indicator with the purpose of attempting to pinpoint the highest probability of price

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