What’s “the secret” behind successful traders? The Forex market is the largest trading network in the world with $1.8 trillion dollars being exchanged every day. There are dozens of different currencies traded but the big players to focus on are all traded with the US dollar and include:  EUR (Euro), GBP (British pound), JPY (Japanese
I’m just posting this up on behalf of Giles, all credit goes to him for this series On a recent weekend I spent the afternoon watching a dramatisation of Charles Dicken’s novel, Little Dorrit. Writing in the mid 19th Century Charles Dickens spoke of an age old problem; namely that of Speculator’s Guilt. The lesson
A quick one on a real basic in markets. All sorts of markets.  Not financial markets – imagine your favourite pop singer. She is outing on a concert. There are ‘x’ number of tickets. And they are quickly all bought up. Leaving potential buyers empty handed. So scalpers offer tickets they have bought at higher
How to make the best of a situation where markets are ranging What if the market lacks a trader’s main friend, a trend? When the price is moving sideways, trend trading strategies won’t do you any good. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that you should twiddle your thumbs. The solution is to use
A look at day trading and how to go about it Day or intraday trading is one of the trading styles. It implies that you hold a trade open for a couple of hours on average and close it before the end of the day. The general approach to day trading is different from the
With the launch of a brand-new FX offering that promises huge cost savings for traders, TIOmarkets has put together the 4 surest ways to keep your trading costs low and your potential for profit high Traders often come across what they associate as ‘endless possibilities’ in the world of trading. Interestingly enough, displayed across the
Your habits will determine your success It’s always wise to get the best of the other people’s experience. Trading is no exception. They say that it takes doing something for 21 days in a row to form a habit. Isn’t it time to get going? Below you can find a list of recommendations that will
Learning to assess central bank focus In George Orwell’s animal farm one of my favourite lines is ‘all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’. It is a phrase that encapsulates a critique of communism, namely the inherent corruption of the human soul. What started as an ideal sharing of all,
How to evaluate the market Trading is a process that can be broken in 2 stages: market analysis and the trade itself. To the latter we attribute things like opening an order, choosing position size and making sure that your actions conform to the rules of risk management. This part of the process is very
What to look out for in a forex third-party signal provider? When choosing a third-party signal provider for your forex account you need to be careful. Here are a few tips and things to look for when making your decision. With the growing popularity and easy access to the foreign exchange market, more and more
A tip in managing expectations to improve your trading efficiency I often come across many new traders basing off their trading day on key central bank speakers like ECB president Mario Draghi or BOE governor Mark Carney, thinking that their speeches will contain something to heavily influence the respective currencies involved. But a less common
Are forex signals reliable? Unless you are already a full-time trader, or unable to access a computer 24 hours a day, it’s difficult to trade forex on a part-time basis. Many forex brokers and independent companies have developed trading systems that offer forex signals telling the user when to buy and sell. The execution of
Not everyone is able to start trading with a big account. In fact, if you are a beginner, it’s certainly better for you not to risk a big amount of money right away. At the same time, smaller accounts do require a special approach. In this article, we will provide some recommendations on how to
A look at a key technical analysis pattern from SimpleFX In many cases you can easily identify a trend reversal using a simple double tops or double bottoms pattern. In this post I will explain you how to do it. Here’s the next episode of SimpleFX CFD Academy tutorials for beginner traders. Of course, the
Why the focus is on the Treasury yield curve by Giles Coghlan US 10 year Treasury yields touched a 14-month low in late March as concerns mounted regarding the trajectory of the Federal Reserve. This article is for you if you have been reading about the inverted yield curve in US Treasuries, but haven’t really
Instaforex: See what different account options are available to FX traders  There are a number of different account types available in the FX sphere and this article will run you through some of the most popular account options there are and outline some of the key advantages and disadvantages. The first account type we will
It is important to have a game plan when you trade If you read up on Forex trading, you will certainly come across a recommendation to have a trading strategy. However, the details of this advice often seem rather vague. In this article, we tried to gather the most important things you need to know
Everything you need to know about trading before, during, and after an election Trading an election can be a very profitable pursuit for the informed trader. Unsurprisingly, political elections are eagerly followed by market participants as they try to position themselves as early as possible for any shifts that may be ahead. To the uninformed
Talks with Government  DUP Dodd is commenting about meeting with government We’ve had a long series of discussions with cabinet ministers had a constructive dialogue key problem is the backstop focus has always been on how Northern Ireland can leave EU with the UK a lot will depend on what government can do to provide