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Pound Softer after May’s Resignation, Loss Limited Though

News from the UK catch most headline today as, finally, Prime Minister Theresa May announced to resign. Pound's reaction is generally softer but selloff...

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May’s Resignation Means Brexit is Back to Square One

One word perfectly sums up the events of this week. Disappointing. For some it began with the uninspiring conclusion of Game of Thrones, long-term...

China Weekly Letter – US Pulls Out the Heavy Weapons by Targeting Huawei

The US blacklisting of Huawei is a clear escalation of the trade war; Xi-Trump meeting in June could be at risk Xi Jinping...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Global Economy Pauses, But Will It Refresh?

U.S. Review Housing Looking Up as Dark Trade Clouds Gather Durable goods orders slipped 2.1% during April. The grounding of the 737 MAX led to...

The Weekly Bottom Line: Trade Woes Weigh on Markets

U.S. Highlights Pessimism dominated markets this week, as negative headlines about U.S.-China trade relations continued. UK PM Theresa May announced her resignation after repeated...

May’s Resignation Means Brexit is Back to Square One

One word perfectly sums up the events of this week. Disappointing. For some it began with the uninspiring conclusion of Game of Thrones, long-term...

China Weekly Letter – US Pulls Out the Heavy Weapons by Targeting Huawei

The US blacklisting of Huawei is a clear escalation of the trade war; Xi-Trump meeting in June could be at risk Xi Jinping...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Global Economy Pauses, But Will It Refresh?

U.S. Review Housing Looking Up as Dark Trade Clouds Gather Durable goods orders slipped 2.1% during April. The grounding of the 737 MAX led to...

The Weekly Bottom Line: Trade Woes Weigh on Markets

U.S. Highlights Pessimism dominated markets this week, as negative headlines about U.S.-China trade relations continued. UK PM Theresa May announced her resignation after repeated...

Week Ahead: May Quits, EU Elections and Trade Wars

This week has been a volatile one for the markets, with stocks and especially crude oil taking a nose dive after a sharp escalation...

Forward Guidance: International Trade Tensions Unlikely to Sway the Bank of Canada Rate Decision

International trade tensions unlikely to sway the Bank of Canada rate decision Wednesday – Q1 GDP data to follow The Bank of Canada is not...

MARKET WRAP: May’s Departure Moves FTSE Higher

Pound had more than 100 pip move today and the volatility continues *Crude recovers some of its losses. Stocks The S&P 500 Index trying to...

Week Ahead – US PCE Inflation, BoC Meeting and Aussie Q1 Capex Eyed amid Rising Risk Aversion

As trade tensions continue to simmer and there’s no end in sight to the Brexit turmoil, risk sentiment will probably remain the biggest driver...

Weekly Focus – As Sentiment Turns Sour, We Look for Hard Data to Match

Market movers ahead Next week will be fairly slow in terms of US data and we should get a better sense of how resilient...

Sunset Market Commentary

Markets Global core bonds are close to unchanged. Following yesterday’s risk-off rally, when EU/US equity markets fell and core bonds jumped higher, risk sentiment was...
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RBA to Cut the Cash Rate to 0.75% by November; AUD to USD0.66 by End 2019

Our forecasts are consistent with the need for policy to ease through the full course of 2019, not to go on hold as early...

ECB Lacks Confidence that Economic Forecasts Could be Achieved. Focus on June for TLTROs Details

Reinforcing the dovish tone, the minutes for April’s ECB meeting exemplified the members’ pessimism over the economic outlook. They were becoming less confident that...

May’s “New, Bold” Brexit Deal is Dead on Arrival; Pound’s Outlook Turns Grim

Theresa May’s last-ditch attempt to secure support for her hard-fought Brexit deal failed dramatically on Tuesday with the beleaguered UK prime minister facing strong...

FOMC Minutes Reinforced Patience Approach to Monetary Decision

The FOMC minutes for the meeting in May unveiled that the members remained optimistic about the economic outlook. They also viewed that soft inflation...

01 – Fundamental Analysis Overview

As you have already read, Fundamental analysis is studying the economic fundamentals of a currency, country, or economy. Economic fundamentals really is a very...

01 – Support and Resistance

For the bushy-tailed and bright-eyed newcomer, technical analysis of the Forex market often becomes an obsession. I know for me it was. Although you will learn...

00 – Trading Psychology 101

Now that you've studied the basics of technical and fundamental analysis, as well as the importance of proper risk management techniques, it's about time...

00 – Risk Management 101

In forex trading, there are several factors that you can't really control. While you can be able to make predictions based on fundamental analysis...

00 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fundamental Analysis

What is Fundamental Analysis? Fundamental analysis mostly refers to the use of economic data to predict forex price movements. While technical analysis focuses on historical...

00 – A Beginner’s Guide to Technical Analysis

Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action as a guide in forecasting future price movements. This involves looking at candlestick formations,...

01 – How to Start Trading in 4 Easy Steps

1. Register with OctaFX by opening an account Having an account allows you to access your personal area on our website and to trade...

01 – How Does Forex Work?

How Does Forex Work? Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another These two currencies make up what is...

A Complete Guide to Fundamental Analysis in Forex

Fundamental analysis in forex is one of the ways to analyze the currency markets. As the name suggests, fundamental analysis is completely different to technical analysis. While technical analysis deals with price and historical price behavior, fundamental analysis focuses on the factors that are driving the prices in the market. Fundamental analysis is widely used in the stock markets and primarily among investors. But it can also be used in a number of other markets, including forex and futures.

The Four Letter R-Word

Forex traders hear a lot about Risk; whether the markets are tolerant, averse, or neutral. It is a headline that is bandied about on...

The Trader’s Guide to Eurodollar

What is Eurodollar? Quite simply, eurodollar (also known as EURUSD), is the exchange rate between the currencies of the world's two largest economies when measured...

Institutional FX Positioning: Don’t Fight The Flow

Informational Imbalances The development of trends in FX markets relies on the aggregation of institutional order flow to drive a currency or currency pair in...

What is Bull and Bear in Forex Market

Bulls and bears are the main participants in the forex market. They differ in market behavior. These terms appeared on the stock exchanges but...

Forex Trading Psychology

Forex trading psychology is a big thing. Often, it is the psychology, not a lack of academic knowledge or skill in application, that is...

What Snipers Can Teach You about Trading

A military sniper's edge is not only crucial, it's also extremely extensive! Determining distance, selecting camouflage, preparing a suitable location, making sure that the rifle is well-sighted, having the correct mindset and showing patience are just some of the components that help form a sniper's edge in the field. Without it, there could potentially be fatal consequences. Fortunately, for us civilians we don't have to deal with the stresses of conflict. What we can do from here, however, is apply some of these elements a sniper uses to form a complete trading edge. What we mean by 'complete' is simply an edge which has all the necessary components to achieve consistency in the market.

Five Simple Trading Lessons from Hell’s Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen, one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's many reality TV shows is quite an entertaining show to watch. Chefs face off to win a grand prize of running their own restaurants at the end. However, the path to success isn't easy as the contestants are truly put to hell. From having to deal with their peers to putting their differences aside and working as a team, Hell's Kitchen simply draws the viewer into it.

How to Simplify your Forex Trading

It’s entirely possible to trade profitably using just our eyes, charts, and grey matter as “hunting” for setups can cause more pain than gain....

Getting What You Really Want

I used to do an exercise in the Peak Performance 101 workshop entitled "Getting What You Want". The exercise starts out with a question:...

Forex Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic trading is trading using so-called robots or advisers, mathematical algorithms that can predict the behaviour of a currency pair with high accuracy. Today...

Does a Perfect Strategy Exist?

Visualise yourself perfecting your trading method: spending countless hours working on a perfect system that has a 90% win rate and small losses. You study, study, study, and study again. At a certain point, the back-tested results give you the confidence to take it live.

Should You Trade With Forex Price Action Or Indicators?

One of the most common questions that traders would at some point ask themselves is to whether to trade with the aid of indicators...

How to Use the RSI Indicator in Forex

What is RSI? RSI or Relative Strength Index (often referred to as RSI 14) is an indicator designed to track and compare the current price...

Breakout Trading: Methods & Tactics To Improve Your Chances of Success

What is Breakout Trading? Breakout trading is simply where we look to capture an expansion in price as it moves beyond either a defined high...