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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Price to Fall Again...

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 20, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +32 491 contracts...

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Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Trade Tensions Escalate; PMIs Send Mixed Messages

U.S. Review Powell Promises to "Act as Appropriate" Fed Chair Powell emphasized that the FOMC would "act as appropriate" in the face of slower global...

The Weekly Bottom Line: More Fed Cuts Ahead As Trade Risks Loom

U.S. Highlights This week may have been short on economic data, but the fireworks were lit on Friday as the President lashed out against...

China Steals Fed’s Thunder With New Round of Tariffs

The US dollar is lower across the board against major pairs at the end of a volatile Friday. The speech by Fed chair Jerome...

Forward Guidance: Trade Developments Overshadowing Economic Data… Again…

A week of broadly as-expected economic data developments was sideswiped, again, by a late-week Twitter tirade from US President Trump. The latest was a...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Trade Tensions Escalate; PMIs Send Mixed Messages

U.S. Review Powell Promises to "Act as Appropriate" Fed Chair Powell emphasized that the FOMC would "act as appropriate" in the face of slower global...

The Weekly Bottom Line: More Fed Cuts Ahead As Trade Risks Loom

U.S. Highlights This week may have been short on economic data, but the fireworks were lit on Friday as the President lashed out against...

China Steals Fed’s Thunder With New Round of Tariffs

The US dollar is lower across the board against major pairs at the end of a volatile Friday. The speech by Fed chair Jerome...

Forward Guidance: Trade Developments Overshadowing Economic Data… Again…

A week of broadly as-expected economic data developments was sideswiped, again, by a late-week Twitter tirade from US President Trump. The latest was a...

So Much for the Summer Doldrums

Monday is a public holiday in the UK, and the following Monday is a public holiday in the US.  Many people take vacation next...

Can Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus Save the Global Economy from Trump’s Trade War?

Stock markets around the world have rebounded this week as talk of stimulus in China and Germany has given rise to hopes that pre-emptive...

China Weekly Letter: Retaliation is Not Over Yet

China retaliated against Trump's tariff hikes on Friday. While countermeasures were expected, it was a reminder that the trade war is alive and...

Trump Steals Powell’s Thunder after Jackson Hole

Fed Chairman delivered his much anticipate speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium earlier this morning. Here is the key comment which summaries his speech: “…...

Week ahead – Politics Continues to Dominate

Trade war dominates as China retaliates The next week was likely to be rather quiet and then China announced new retaliatory tariffs against the US. There...

MARKET WRAP: Trade War Concerns Pushed Stocks Lower

*China is back with vengeance *The biggest fear for markets is now is the counter reaction from Donald Trump *Gold price surged above the...
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Can Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus Save the Global Economy from Trump’s Trade War?

Stock markets around the world have rebounded this week as talk of stimulus in China and Germany has given rise to hopes that pre-emptive...

Trade War, Not Protests, is Key Reason For Slowdown. USDHKD Peg Not at Risk

Ongoing massive protests in Hong Kong against extradition to China have raised concerns about a rapid deterioration in the city’s economy and, more importantly,...

RBA: 50bps in Cuts Look Assured But Global Factors May Require More Stimulus

The minutes of the Reserve Bank Board meeting for August provided one significant surprise. In the Governor's decision statement following the meeting on August 6,...

Will German Fiscal Stimulus Be Too Little, Too Late?

The euro area is on the brink of yet another crisis, with Germany likely to enter a technical recession soon, as the export-heavy economy...

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...

Trading USD/CAD Currency Pair

The Canadian dollar is a national currency of Canada. It is a free convertible currency and the sixth most traded currency on the Forex...

GBP/USD. Popular Currency Pair Features

The British pound is one of the most important currencies in the world. The pound takes the 4th place in terms of turnover, as...

Trading Decisions: What’s the “Best” Price to Apply?

Traders who base their trading decisions on technical analysis tools will ultimately face a few dilemmas when it comes to choosing the “best” price...

Forex Trading vs. Equities, Commodities and More

Top Down not Bottom Up FX or Forex trading is one of the engines of global financial and economic systems. The decision by the United States...

Including Fundamental Analysis In Your Trading

Do you remember the first time that you came across the financial markets, or more specifically, forex trading? Unless you had a keen interest in economics, it's highly likely that you were almost immediately drawn to technical analysis (T.A). Those attractively colourful indicators, pin-point accurate support/resistance lines and rumours of other technical traders trading for a living, is usually enough to lure the majority of newcomers into this category. There is, however, another technique used to analyse the markets: fundamental analysis (F.A).

What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

To the uninitiated, the champion day trader may seem like a person of action. But they are just as comfortable stalking their trade as they are decisive when it comes time to execute.

Is it Possible to Trade Part Time?

'But out of limitations comes creativity'. Debbie Allen. Every endeavour has its own set of difficulties, with trading being no different! Trading the markets, even if only on a part-time basis, is incredibly challenging, and will, despite what your favourite guru may claim, take time and require a great deal of dedication.

5 Common Trading Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Forex Trading is definitely not rocket science. Simple and subtle guidelines can allow aspiring traders to progress up the learning curve and become consistent in a relatively short period of time. These very guidelines have worked for centuries. Back in the early 1900s, Jesse Livermore used the exact same guidelines to make his fortune.

Make An Honest Self Appraisal

If you are willing to accept total responsibility for your investment results, you will realize that you are the most important factor in your...

Learn How to Become a Grade A Student of Forex Trading

Start off strong and ace your forex trading education. Through good forex education, traders can become successful no matter what strategies they apply. To do well in both execution and analysis, you must first learn how to become an efficient and knowledgeable trader. When initially focusing on education, traders can begin to understand the market and learn the best ways to profit from it. For long term success, master forex education to build a healthy and profitable trading career.

How to Cut Losses and Ride Winners

Have you ever pulled the plug on a trade, only to see it cover 200+ pips in the next few hours? I have, and it's not a nice feeling. Vice versa: have you ever held onto a losing trade, thinking that the market had to turn around sooner or later? Again, I've done that. I've widened my stop loss, exposing more of my capital to the market. These are direct violations of the one rule that we simply cannot ignore: cut losses quickly and let winners ride as long as (logically) possible.

How to Trade Forex Using Fibonacci Retracements

How a centuries-old mathematical sequence can help traders identify entry or exit points in modern markets. What if I told you there is a mathematical...

Scalping the Forex Market: A Beginner’s Guide

An integral part of becoming a consistently profitable trader is finding a trading style that suits your emotional disposition. Fortunately, a number of trading...

Scalping Strategies – What is Scalping?

What is Scalping? Scalping is a trading strategy that relies on making multiple trades over short-term time frames. The trader hopes to capture small profits...

What Are the Best Strategies for Short-Term Forex Trading?

Short-term trading can be very profitable. However, it is also connected with high risk. Such kind of trading attracts traders with the possibility of...