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China's new coronavirus overshadowed central bank activities last week and prompted global risk aversion. At the timing of writing, death toll jumped to 41...

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Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Something in the Air

U.S. Review Something in the Air Fears of an escalating coronavirus outbreak reached the United States this week, as a Washington state man became the...

The Weekly Bottom Line: This Is What It Feels Like…When Doves Guide

U.S. Highlights Markets were focused on the progress of the new coronavirus in China, with few economic headlines in the U.S.. It is still...

Week Ahead: Coronavirus, FOMC, BOE, and Brexit

Wow! I’m sure not many people expected a risk off move this week due to the outbreak of a virus!  With 3 Central Bank...

Oil Market Week Ahead: Virus, Tesla and Hedge Fund Positioning

China will celebrate its New Year festival for the best part of next week, trying for a few days to forget the spread of...

The 2020 Election and the Economy: Part III

Executive Summary In part I of our series on the 2020 election and the U.S. economy, we examined some of the key facts about the...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Something in the Air

U.S. Review Something in the Air Fears of an escalating coronavirus outbreak reached the United States this week, as a Washington state man became the...

The Weekly Bottom Line: This Is What It Feels Like…When Doves Guide

U.S. Highlights Markets were focused on the progress of the new coronavirus in China, with few economic headlines in the U.S.. It is still...

Week Ahead: Coronavirus, FOMC, BOE, and Brexit

Wow! I’m sure not many people expected a risk off move this week due to the outbreak of a virus!  With 3 Central Bank...

Oil Market Week Ahead: Virus, Tesla and Hedge Fund Positioning

China will celebrate its New Year festival for the best part of next week, trying for a few days to forget the spread of...

Forward Guidance: Canadian growth concerns back in focus

The Bank of Canada held interest rates unchanged this week, as widely expected, but clearly signalled that a cut could be coming if domestic...

Week Ahead – Central Banks Back to the Fore

Coronavirus developments closely monitored What a start to the year it’s been. There was so much that could have gone wrong in the opening weeks...

Week Ahead – Fed to Stand Pat but BoE Could Cut; US and Eurozone Q4 GDP Eyed

There will be no shortfall of market-moving events in the coming week, with plenty of top-tier data and crucial central bank meetings shaping the...

Cliff Notes: The Case for Monetary Easing in 2020 is Intact, Albeit with a Delay

Key insights from the week that was. The Australian economic data flow came back to full strength this week, with the release of the January...

Weekly Focus – Concerns about Coronavirus Shake Markets

Fears about the spread of the so-called coronavirus in China weighed on financial markets this week. In particular, Chinese stocks and currency took a...
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The 2020 Election and the Economy: Part III

Executive Summary In part I of our series on the 2020 election and the U.S. economy, we examined some of the key facts about the...

Flash ECB Review – Nothing to See So Far… Keep Moving

If there is a highlight from today's meeting, it is the launch of the strategic review, although the 15:30 details did not reveal...

BOC Turned Dovish Again, Opening Door For Rate Cut

While leaving the monetary policy unchanged at expected, BOC delivered a dovish tone at the accompanying statement. This raised hopes of a rate cut...

January Flashlight for FOMC Blackout Period

Executive Summary If all goes according to the FOMC's plan, its January meeting will be considered a snooze. Consistent with the consensus, we expect the...

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...

Inside the Forex Market: Fake News, Currency Wars & Corruption

Fake news has become one of the buzzwords of 2017, with almost weekly reports regarding politicians or political events, causing outrage due to their spurious nature. The growing importance of social media has exacerbated the problem with fake news reports spreading like wildfire and quickly garnering vast amounts of attention before they can be disputed and or corrected.

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...

What Are the Methods to Predict Forex Changes

To know how to properly analyze the market is equal to making money on it. The whole essence of work in the financial markets...

How to Use Yearly, Monthly and Weekly Opening Points

We'd be surprised if the title did not raise a few eyebrows! Opening points? Well, we can tell you that we're not referring to pivot point levels. This is a common method. Just type 'Pivot points forex' into Google search, and you'll be inundated with information.

Is it Real to Earn on Forex Without Investments?

A currency speculation is the basis of earnings on Forex. That is traders trade according to a simple principle "buy cheap, sell expensive". The...

5 Key Trading Affirmations to Help Keep Your Mind Sharp

‘You become what you think about all day long’ ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Our thoughts have an immense effect on what paths we take in...

Self-Sabotage Revealed

In my peak performance training with traders, I give a strong psychological slant to the concept of self-sabotage. Self-sabotage typically occurs when one lacks...

What are the Habits of Successful Traders?

What are the habits of successful traders? How can you implement these habits in your own trading to achieve better results? In this article, you can find some tips about trading habits that may help you achieve better results.

How to Improve Your Trading Results with Daily & Weekly Routine

As humans, we tend to perform our best when we have a well laid out routine. Chaos is something that most of us by human nature tend to avoid at best. With trading, having a routine brings with it a certain level of discipline which helps you to improve your performance as a trader. Having a trading routine helps you follow a trading process and at the same time will help you to avoid taking impulsive trading decisions, be it entering or exiting a trade prematurely. Professional traders, whether they trade currencies or bonds, or stocks follow a routine.

Don’t Let Your Doubts Prevent You from Trading Successfully

Many traders come in the Forex market to get easy and fast earnings. But instead of the desired profit, they lose their deposit in...

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...

How To Trade Pullbacks With 5 Key Technical Tools

Trading forex can be both interesting and rewarding if one can spend the time learning how it really works. First you have to build a base or foundation. That includes developing a strategy that works for you, finding good money management techniques and training your mind to be disciplined in all facets of trading. Remember, at the end of the day you must muster up enough courage to pull the trigger for any strategies developed to work.

Exponential Moving Average Revealed

Like most indicators, it is very easy to apply on the price chart - you simply drag it onto the prices. Its interpretation is also fairly straightforward; buy above or sell below the moving average line. It's no wonder that so many technical traders, even fundamentalists, use it for their analysis and trading.

Tricks of the Trade – The Head and Shoulders Pattern, Part 2

In the previous article, Tricks of the trade - The Head and Shoulders pattern, Part 1, we look at how a few simple tweaks can increase the hit rate when trading the head and shoulders pattern. In this second part, we look at some advanced techniques which can alert you in pre-positioning your trades long before the rest of the crowd.

Rising and Falling Wedge Patterns

When talking about reversal patterns in Forex trading, few are more familiar or widely-known than rising and falling wedges. But why so? Well, wedge...