Millions of people have a personal coach in many areas of their lives. Only when trading the financial markets, many people act on their own and get lost quickly. The online broker nextmarkets therefore wants to find a remedy with various analysis tools. In this context, CEO Manuel Heyden talks about the trends for 2018 and 2019 as well as possible risks for investors.

According to nextmarkets, the company’s own trading platform combines the conventional online broker with an innovative e-learning platform. With the help of the “follow analysis” function, customers can directly follow the analyses and resulting trades of the 14 hand-picked stock exchange experts. This allows the dynamic risk setup of the coach to be adopted.

The platform promises that the user will be accompanied by experienced coaches when trading and will also gain insight into the trading system and the underlying fundamental and chart analysis.

Nextmarkets aims to provide its users with an in-depth insight into the financial market. How exactly is this undertaking to be implemented? In addition to various analysis options such as the use of indicators and oscillators, the nextmarkets coaches have the opportunity on the in-house platform to give the customer an understanding of their trading impulses both in text form and via chat. This is complemented by the latest analyses and financial market events via mobile app. In this way, users can keep an overview of the market and theoretically never miss a chance to enter it.

Cannabis and Bitcoins: Past Trends

The past year caused a sensation from the perspective of the financial sector with two major trends. The first was cannabis stocks. Due to the political development heading towards a more liberal regulation in some countries, cannabis was able to generate great interest on the financial market. Countries like Canada legalized the banned drug and automatically created a new industry.

On the other hand, crypto currencies were booming. First and foremost “Bitcoins”, whose development shot to undreamt-of heights. In Japan, the Bitcoin was even recognized as a means of state payment. However, investors in both sectors are now struggling with losses, which most likely is due to timing. Entering and exiting these sectors at ‚the right time‘ is very important. Both sectors have shown the typical signs of classic bubble formation. During the hype, investors who dropped out in time were able to make big profit.

Which sectors are experiencing an upswing in 2019?

“I think we will see a strengthening of gold,” nextmarkets CEO Manuel Heyden predicts. The stock markets experienced a significant correction at the end of 2018. Investors benefited from this and could reap further profits so that investors can once again look for a safe haven for their money – gold. However, this development could be stopped by a recession. If this is not the case, a large part of the capital could flow into gold. 

Private investors can benefit from the market’s development in a number of ways. “If you don’t want to bring physical gold into your house or locker, you can buy gold funds or certificates,” says Manuel Heyden. In addition to these options, there are now also gold ETFs that cover many areas of the industry. A short-term alternative is trading in gold CFDs.

If you are looking for a long-term investment opportunity for your money, you will find good opportunities in parts of the automotive industry. The sector is currently in a phase of upheaval. As a result, e-mobility and the hydrogen and fuel cell alternatives are becoming more and more important.

In addition, potential investors should bear in mind that some companies in the industry – such as Tesla or Volkswagen – are currently struggling with some difficult issues which will be resolved eventually. While Elon Musk is confronted with persistent complications in production, Volkswagen has been dealing with the diesel affair. This opens up new opportunities. “It’s still hard to figure out who will be the winners in this market yet. But e-mobility definitely is becoming a trend market,” Manuel Heyden assures.

Possibility of minimising risk

Manuel Heyden recommends an in-house solution called “Spar-CFD” which is supposed to attracts risk-averse investors. It is a Contract For Difference (CFD) which charges no fees and reflects the differences in the interest rate between the USA and the EU. According to the nextmarkets CEO, the product is expected to generate annual interest of 2.1 percent. A possible entry and exit at any time completes the low-risk approach.