From Algebra II/College Algebra you see that degree of numerator is 1, degree of denominator is 2, therefore this rational algebraic function approaches 0 as x approaches ±infinity. y = 0 (x-axis) is Horizontal Asymptote.
The denominator tells us that there is a Vertical Asymptote, x=1; 1 is not in the domain (every other Real value is).
y=0 when x=0...the Origin is on the graph.
Since the denominator, where defined, is always > 0, the y values are all negative if x<0 and all positive if x>0 (in domain).
function is increasing only on the interval (-1,1), based on y; = -(x+1)/(x-1)3
and there's an inflection point at x= -1.