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Trading Education Archive

A Solid Analysis Will Not Always Lead To A Winning Trade
2009-10-22 18:30:00
Student's Comments: Please let me know your thoughts. After placing this trade, and taking a step back, I probably would should not have done it this way (but losses are limited as you will note . ...
What do you think?
2009-10-22 12:56:00
Here is an interesting chart.  The first thing you should notice is that there are no prices, dates or any kind of description of what this market represents.  That is intentional as this exercise ...
The Trend of the Day - AUD/USD
2009-10-21 17:25:00
After reaching a low of .9180 on October 20th, AUD/USD looks ready launch an assault on the .9500 mark and possibly reach the elusive parity mark of 1.0000. Supported by record high prices in commo...
Fibonacci Guidelines
2009-10-21 16:50:00
Student's Comment: I can trade this 2 ways. I would watch the retracement as it approaches the different FIB lines. As the price either bounces or trades through the FIB lines I can trade it either...
2009-10-21 12:07:00
I mentioned yesterday that the USD/JPY was in a similar position as the EUR/GBP in that there was a corrective move on the daily chart which should offer a hint or two about the potential for a maj...
Pullback to Support Level
2009-10-20 17:58:00
Hi This is an evening star formation on the Eur/Gbp pair which took place several days back.  The evening star is preceded by an uptrend and is an indication that the uptrend momentum is slacking. ...
2009-10-20 15:13:00
Being stopped out of the USD/CAD trade means that I have two losing trades in a row.  They ended up as losing trades because of a change of direction in each market rather than poor execution and t...
The Trend of the Day - USD/CAD
2009-10-19 13:59:00
SSI says that the Loonie Should Head Lower
2009-10-19 12:52:00
The USD/CAD is showing a strong downtrend on both the daily and the 4-hour chart and a closer look at the hourly chart shows the pair has rallied up to a resistance level and started to move back d...
2009-10-16 20:03:00
The USD/JPY is in a strong downtrend and looks to be turning back to the downside after a rally off of the lows. One could sell on the next move down through support and place their stop above eith...
Guide to Forex Options Weekly Forecast Report
2009-10-16 19:50:00
We use FX Options Risk Reversals data to fill in the gaps. Historical relationships show that risk reversals track Non-Commercial positioning as measured by the COT. Thus we are able to track posit...
Trade the Trend or Trade the Double Top?
2009-10-16 17:04:00
Student’s Question: Was I wrong in thinking that the chart was showing me a double top pattern where line A was the top and line B was the bottom? The last three candles on the chart have not excee...
Stops and Limits
2009-10-15 23:18:00
Stops and Limits The placement of stops and limits is a critical component to successful trading.  Stops are put on a trade to take a trader out of a trade at a predetermined point at a worse price...
Support and Resistance
2009-10-15 23:08:00
Support and Resistance is the most important thing Technical Analysis.  Let’s start out our discussion by looking at a chart. As you can see on the chart above, Support is a price level below which...
Multiple Time Frame Analysis
2009-10-15 22:58:00
Multiple Time Frame Analysis is the practice of analyzing a currency pair by looking at the same pair through several different time frames on charts.  The advantage here is that by looking at a la...
Determining the Trend
2009-10-15 22:48:00
You may have heard the expression “the trend is your friend”.    Well, that could not be more true when it comes to trading.  Being able to identify the trend on a currency pair -- the direction in...
Non-Farm Payrolls
2009-10-15 22:25:00
Non-Farm Payrolls and Trading News Events Every trader knows (or should know) the impact of economic numbers on the market.  Economists gather and announce their estimates on what the numbers shoul...
Geo-Political Events
2009-10-15 22:21:00
Geo-Political events can have a notable effect on the FX market. The other fundamental announcements that we have discussed previously could all fall under the heading of “scheduled events”.  Each ...
Inflation and CPI
2009-10-15 22:16:00
The CPI is the most widely used measure of inflation and is sometimes viewed as an indicator of the effectiveness of government economic policy.  It provides information about price changes in the ...
Interest Rates
2009-10-15 22:00:00
Fundamental Analysis Next to technical analysis, fundamental analysis is what most traders will look to for their trading analysis.   Interest Rates If there is one overriding influencing factor in...
Trade Flows and Capital Flows
2009-10-15 21:54:00
Trade Balance The Trade Balance figure is a measure of net exports minus net imports.  This has tended to be negative in the US in recent years as the US has primarily been a "consuming" nation.  A...
The Trend of the Day - AUD/JPY (UPDATE)
2009-10-15 20:09:00
I previously wrote: "Today Aussie Yen has broken out of a near 3 month range between the 76.52 to the 80.000 area. Measuring the width of the range gives us a conservative price target of 83.28. Ta...
Forex Market Hours
2009-10-14 01:11:00
The Trend of the Day - EUR/USD
2009-10-13 17:36:00
EUR/USD Failed Double Top?
Greg's Trend of the Day - GBP/CAD
2009-10-09 16:59:00
GBP/CAD Breakout to New 9-Month Low
The Trend of the Day - AUD/JPY
2009-10-09 15:56:00
AUD/JPY Breakout
The Trend of the Day - EUR/AUD
2009-10-09 15:33:00
The Trend of the Day = AUD/CHF
2009-10-08 16:22:00
Aussie Dollar Dominates Swiss Franc
How to Use the SSI
2009-10-01 20:40:00
The FXCM Speculative Sentiment Index is an excellent tool to gauge trader positioning and sentiment in the FX market. Unlike major equities or futures markets, there is no single centralized exchan...
Japanese Yen Continues to Outperform, British Pound Remains Worst Performing Currency
2009-09-28 01:38:00
The Japanese yen continued to appreciate against the US dollar, with the USD/JPY extending the sell-off from the previous day to reach a fresh monthly low of 89.53, while the British pound extended...

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