Main indices such as the Baltic Dry Index, other transportation indices, SP500, Dow, DAX, FTSE100, EURO Stoxx, Nikkei, SMI, Hang Seng, Nikkei, commodity indices and many others are of paramount importance in today’s financially structured business environment, as they significantly impact the overall economic climate.
Indices… indicate: they indicate momentum, prospects and adversities, correlation effects and they can overall be considered as leading indicators of the economy’s forthcoming performance.
Seametrix+ offers you a personal insightful view on indices’ trend which, accompanied with our relevant detailed chart analysis, can hint, pinpoint, forewarn and generally be a lot more helpful than total or partial ignorance of the chart analysis perspective.
Commodities are less leveraged products, closer than other to the real economy, and mainly traded by real market players such as producers, merchants, shippers, hedgers of any kind, multi-national companies, commodity traders etc.
They are destined for real-world consumers whose disposable income depends on the overall economic conditions; thus, their price more effectively takes into account definitions such as elasticity of supply & demand, inventories, inflation, currency fluctuations etc.
Our certified financial technicians apply advanced chart tools and offer you detailed commodity analysis, which shows cyclic models, periodicity, volume tracing, geometry & ratios and money flow indicators among other trend lagging oscillators used in commodity trading.
Currency pairs and exchange rates are affected by many variables and, therefore are quite hard to analyse technically. Most of the time they are trending in range, which makes them more sensitive and vulnerable to central banks’ decisions, market makers’ tactics, news, announcements, short-term expectations and a lot of other variables.
On top of that, FX markets have low trading margins which results in “unexplained” volatility at times. All these factors leave little room for traditional chart analysis.
That said, Seametrix+ chooses to keep it simple and focus on the bigger picture by plotting and presenting charts spanning through many decades in the past & thus helping our users step back and observe the overall trend.
Shipping stocks analysis’ goal is not to encourage trading in stocks, but rather to give an alerted/insightful view into shipping-related equities and by extension into the performance of the related shipping sectors. Their price, other than reflecting each company’s prospects to some degree, does anticipate and discount momentum, outlook, and future prospects of the freight market.
Seametrix+ thoroughly analyses this information and can be very useful if used as an additional validation method when compared to the trending of the freight markets.
As these mainly trend in a certain range for the last years, we believe that monitoring shipping stocks’ charts and identifying divergences or pattern break-throughs, can act as a second eye.
Intermarket analysis is a branch of T.A. used in certain Seametrix+ reports in order to examine correlations and relationships between various assets.
This technical analysis method presents graphs of two or three assets within one chart, so that our readers can clearly see what one asset does in contrast with an other (e.g. the Dollar index VS commodities like oil, wheat, All Commodities index etc.). Some other characteristic analysed pairs are assets like Bonds vs Stocks, Main Indices vs Transportation indices, Oil vs Industrial metals and more.
Seametrix+ implements Intermarket analysis, as it is considered very helpful for spotting inflationary and deflationary environments and events, as well as leading versus lagging sectors or instruments.
Seametrix+ introduces seasonality charts. They are basically statistical charts showing price fluctuations within certain months/periods by using historical data spanning back many decades in the past; therefore, our readers can have a very good view on whether each analysed instrument’s value tends to statistically increase or decrease within certain months or years.
Seasonality charts also help our reader gain an initial rough view regarding the analysed instrument, and figure out if it “obeys” certain cycles or if it has periodical price tendencies. For instance, commodities and transportation do tend to rise during certain seasons of the year and fall during others, since supply and demand depend on weather and seasonal conditions that significantly affect them.