The Stock-to-GDP ratio is a key measure of economic health in the world of Forex trading. It is calculated by dividing the total value of all stocks listed in a country’s stock exchange by its gross domestic product (GDP). This ratio shows how much of a nation’s total output is represented by the stock market, and serves as an indication of how well a nation’s economy is performing. Generally, a higher Stock-to-GDP ratio indicates an expanding economy and rising stock prices. Conversely, a lower Stock-to-GDP ratio can indicate a contracting economy and falling stock prices. Because of this, traders should closely monitor changes in the Stock-to-GDP ratio when planning their trading strategies.
Apple is one of the world’s wealthiest companies with an estimated cash and investments of $285 billion as of June 30, 2020. For comparison, the U.S. Treasury has about $15 trillion of gross debt outstanding. Apple’s cash and investments are spread across various markets and currencies including the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan. The bulk of its cash is held in the U.S. where it currently stands at $255 billion as of June 2020. Apple has had a long history of prudently managing its cash hoard and using it to create shareholder value through dividends, repurchases, and debt repayment.
Affiliate marketing for Forex is an increasingly popular way to make passive income and increase customer acquisition among brokers. It works by signing up with a broker to become an affiliate, whereupon the affiliate will be given a unique URL to share with potential customers. This URL will track all referrals made by the affiliate, and the broker will offer a commission for any referrals that become trading customers. Affiliate marketing is a great way for Forex brokers to acquire new customers, while allowing affiliates to benefit from commissions with little effort on their end.