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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.
A good trader never stops learning, and every mistake is another potential learning experience. Here are some of the top lessons our analysts learned, absorbed or suffered from our personal trading in 2014.
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.
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.
View an in-depth guide to Elliott Wave for forex traders who are already familiar with the approach to the markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What was once a consistent and dominant advance for the US Dollar is now a consolidation and debate over fundamental value. The Greenback still stands at the most hawkish end of the monetary policy spectrum, but that premium may already be incorporated. Will risk trends or rate hikes revive the currency in Q4 or is a correction overdue?
Gold has made an unsteady attempt to retrace lost ground amid the Federal Reserve's confusion over its interest rate bearings. An aborted effort to hike rates in 2015 could give the metal a more significant foothold for bulls, but the central bank doesn't seem as discouraged as the market seems to presume they are.
Many outsiders to the oil market have been scratching their head as supply continues to outstrip demand. A quick view of production growth into falling prices seems to go against classic market dynamics. However, there's a very simple answer although it may not appear logical at first. Individual producers in the oil field are continuing to drill in order to meet individual debt repayments while subsequent loans are dependent on production.
A period of range for the Euro may soon come to an end as investors cast their focus on the European Central Bank's effort to buttress the region's economy and financial stability. With global headwinds increasing and the Fed backing off its hawkish stance, a countermove for more European stimulus may drive the currency to lows not seen in over a decade.
A wide gulf exists between the monetary policy programs in Japan and the United States, and that disparity may resolve USDJPY's congestion. As Japan struggles to reach its 2 percent inflation goal, the probability of an increase to the Bank of Japan's QQE program rises - and the incredible driver of three years of Yen cross appreciation may be revived.
The past year was defined by a global capital market that grew increasingly skeptical of the persistent 'reach for yield' and a substantial shift in the ranks for monetary policy. Heading into 2015, speculation over central banks' next moves will find even greater prominence. The DailyFX Analysts list their top trades with these scenarios in mind.
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