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  • How Forex Trading Works
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  • Top trading opportunities in 2014
  • Currency Forecasts

Forex Trading Guides

Beginner Trading Guides

Forex for Beginners

How Forex trading works from the beginning. How to read quotes, make orders and trades, develop your strategy and more. This 10 page guide will help anyone get started in the world's largest and most global market.

Top Trading Mistakes of 2013

A good trader never stops learning, and every mistake is another potential learning experience. Here are some of our top mistakes from our own personal trading for 2013.

Elliott Wave For Beginners

Learn the basics of Elliott Wave Analysis, one of the most misunderstood theories of technical analysis. When its rules are understood and applied correctly, Elliott Wave Analysis can often help you interpret and forecast price action.

Introduction to Forex News Trading

Major economic events and fundamental developments are closely watched by currency traders, as they reflect the strength of a given economy and may indicate direction of a given currency. Trading the News is often difficult and may not be suitable to everyone, but the volatility that follows can generate a trading opportunity.

Advanced Trading Guides

Elliott Wave for Advanced Users

View an in-depth guide to Elliott Wave for forex traders who are already familiar with the approach to the markets.

Why Might we Auto Trade the FX Market?

Auto trading has exploded in popularity in recent years, which is both good and bad. It is good because what was formerly the domain of only sophisticated institutional traders is now available to many investors. Bad because with auto trading come untold promises of riches; this guide is not that. Read on why you might think about auto trading the FX market.

Trading Forex News: The Strategy

With the basics covered, we will outline a simple strategy that can be tailored to meet different market conditions as well as the various styles of trading. This is the strategy we will play SHOULD we see a confirmed move in the price action following the release.

Understanding Gann Square Root Relationships: Basic Trading Guide

The use of square root relationships in market analysis is a relatively unknown method of identifying potentially important inflection points in price. Despite this lack of widespread use, square root relationships are one of the easiest and most reliable methods of identifying potential support and resistance points in just about any freely traded instrument.

How to Analyze and Trade Ranges with Price Action

Here's a secret about trading that seasoned traders will say often, but novices will learn often the painful way: there is no Holy Grail trading system. Instead we'll focus on simple currency price action in order to analyze and trade major ranges.

Trading Forecasts

US Dollar Q4 Forecast 2014

US Dollar Leans on Fed Forecast, Looks for Risk. The US Dollar's performance this past quarter was nothing short of exceptional. Defined by a record-breaking 11 consecutive week rally to four-year highs, market participants are equally jubilant and cautious heading into the final months of the year.

Gold Q4 Forecast 2014

Gold Vulnerable As Fed Moves Towards Policy Normalization. Gold may continue to be guided by several key themes heading into the end of 2014. Chief amongst these will likely be expectations for US monetary policy.

British Pound Q4 Forecast 2014

British Pound Goes Back to Basics, Looks Attractive in Q4. The British Pound heads into the end of the year almost exactly where it started. Why might the final months of 2014 see the Sterling trade towards key highs?

Euro Q4 Forecast 2014

Deflation Pressures Stack Up Against ECB, Euro in Q4. The European Central Bank stepped up its easing measures unexpectedly in early-September, cutting its interest rate corridor further into negative territory while pre-announcing a second wave of stimulus, an ABS purchase program to begin in mid-October.

Top Trading Opportunities in 2014

Fear and volatility virtually vanished last year, feeding persistent leverage and risk-taking. Moving into 2014, that complacency is in jeopardy. And, out of that peril arises many of our DailyFX Analysts' Top Trade Opportunities of 2014.

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