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Five Ways to Survive in Extreme Volatility

When we combine leverage and incredible movement in financial markets, we need to adapt our approach. Otherwise, we run the risk of either being stopped out or in line for a loss that could be disproportionate to our account size. When we anticipate greater movement in an instrument, the first...

How Global Events Can Affect the Foreign Exchange Market

Over the course of the past two decades, the forex market has grown into the world’s largest financial venue. In fact, according to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Triennial Survey for 2019, the forex market regularly posts an average daily turnover of more than $5.0 trillion. While these...

Factors Affecting the Cryptocurrency Market Today

Cryptocurrency refers to any digital currency that involves cryptographic technologies. Today, cryptocurrency is one of the fastest growing classes of trading assets, which represents great possibilities for making the profit. Cryptocurrency is characterized by gradual growth and drop in rate, as well as abrupt changes. Like any other asset, the...

What are the Best Market Entry Strategies When Trading Forex?

One of the most important aspects of Forex trading is choosing the right entry point, the most successful moments in which it is profitable to open a deal. There are several methods for determining entry points: chart patterns, Japanese candlestick patterns, technical indicators, etc. Let’s look at how to determine...

Can I Leave Orders Open over Weekends?

Friday is the end of the working week for traders as well. Ahead is the weekend and rest, after which again Monday comes, and the new working week herewith. Many traders are concerned about the question "What to expect from the new Monday?" What happens over the weekend? Should...

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 in 1971 to allow the Dollar to float freely rather than be pegged to the value of Gold, effectively gave birth to both our modern...

The Most Traded Currencies in Foreign Exchange

According to the Bank for International Settlement Triennial Central Bank Survey (BIS), the Foreign Exchange market (or FX or forex market) is the largest and most liquid in the world with a global turnover measuring $5.1 trillion per day in 2016. As disclosed in the table below (courtesy of BIS),...

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 is the ability to predict the price movement. Therefore, leading analysts of the world come up with all the new ways and patterns by which...

Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Yet Cryptotrading Still Works

The first major economic bubble is related to the very idea of public trading. The moment East India Company started selling stock, it had dozens of copycats. Most of them ended up disappointing their investors, being unable to keep up with the first corporate world power. Other people made...

The Relationship Between Crude Oil And CAD

Historically speaking, crude oil and the Canadian dollar have had a very strong relationship, most of the time, the two assets having a high degree of correlation. This can be explained by the fact that Canada holds the second biggest oil reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia. Moreover, a...

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 a regular basis. Quantifying the value of risk, and its forex impact, may be so much harder to do in the trading arena, than reporting...

Times To Trade

Trading the OTC (over the counter) currency markets offers an opportunity to hedge stock and bond investing, but really is more of a traded market following the ebbs and flows of global commerce than it is an investment arena to plan retirement from. Getting to know six major currency...

Trading the Dollar With USDX

The US dollar index (USDX) is an important analytical tool for traders in just about any market. The USDX is actually a futures contract which means that if you have a futures trading account you could trade this instrument like corn, oil, gold or currency futures contracts. However rather...

Trade Bitcoin the Right Way

To say recent history has been an emotional roller-coaster for Bitcoin would be an understatement! The market opened 2017 at a price of $966.0 and wrapped up the year at $18,960, carving out a whopping 1861.51% gain. 2018, however, has not been so kind. Deteriorating from its 2017 peak just south...

Trading Safe Haven Assets

Where does money flow in times of financial stress and why? Safe haven assets are financial instruments or commodities that investors turn to in times of stress. We’re not talking about personal stress, not in this article, anyway, but the type of stress seen in the wider markets. Capital is hard...

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 quickly came into common use in most financial markets, including Forex. On Forex, both categories of traders expect a rise or fall in the exchange rate,...

Why Is Forex Trading Illegal in Some Countries?

Forex Financial Currency Exchange is the largest and most far-reaching market in the world, which gives many traders a chance to start a successful business and make money with the currency trading. Currency trading, like any other activity, is surrounded by numerous misconceptions and myths. They can affect every...

How Much Money You Need to Start Trading on Forex

One of the most common complaints about Forex is the high barrier of entry. With a value of a standard lot being 10 000 USD, a lot of traders prefer to skip the market entirely. However, there is no legal minimum for day-trading Forex — unlike with stocks and...

What Currency Pair is the Most Difficult to Trade?

If you were to look into any Forex trading guide, you’d get a recommendation to trade on major currency pairs only — at least until you get comfortable with trading and see some profits. However, not many of them explain what is wrong with the more exotic currency pairs...

What’s Better, Forex or Stock Trading?

Many people often ask the question as to whether forex trading is better than stock trading or vice versa. The question is like comparing apples and oranges.  Forex trading is very different to trading stocks and although price might look the same on a chart, there are some significant...

A Look at the US Employment Situation Report

Why do I need to know this? I’m a technical trader! Have you ever had one of those trading setups that boasted a staggering amount of confluence fail in dramatic fashion? You know the kind of setup that wouldn’t look out of place as wallpaper on your mobile phone. Of course...

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 to apply in their technical tools calculations. Since nowadays most traders use Japanese candlesticks to understand price on their price charts, it’s important to note...

Non-Farm Payrolls Explained

What is it? The Non-Farm Payroll is a monthly record of job creation (not including seasonal agricultural roles) in the USA. But the report also contains details about the unemployment rate, participation among the available US labour pool as well as metrics about hours worked and the hourly earnings of...

What Currency Pair is the Most Difficult to Trade?

On Forex, a currency pair is the main trading instrument. Traders usually choose major currency pairs, the so-called majors. But there are other currencies available for trading: cross-pairs and exotics. Cross currency pairs Any currency pair that does not include the American dollar is called a cross currency pair. For example,...

How to Master Technical Analysis?

One of the best ways to forecast future price movements on the Forex market is to apply technical analysis. Using technical analysis, traders monitor the price fluctuations and determine its possible rise or fall. What is a trend and how to define it? The sentiment of market participants determines the direction...

What Is the Economic Calendar and What Is it For?

There are 2 ways to analyze forex: technical analysis – forecasting the trend direction based on indicators and historical data and fundamental analysis which is based on statistical data, news, events. Economic calendar is one of the most effective tools for analyzing the market, which is actively used by traders....

Forex Trading Accounts: What Account to Choose

For effective and profitable trading, it is important to choose the right type of a trading account. The choice depends on the knowledge level of a trader, the preferred style of trading, the amount of capital and the risk level that the investor is ready to assume. Trading accounts are...

Exchange Rate on Forex

Exchange rate is one of the key concepts on Forex. Traders sell one currency, buy another and earn on the difference in rates. When a trader buys a certain currency, he or she expects the growth of the exchange rate relative to another currency. How the rate is formed The "supply-demand"...

Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Forex Broker

There is so much money being traded daily in the forex markets, making it one of the hottest investment opportunities around. Because of this, the number of brokers is increasing and so choosing the right one can difficult due to all the advertising claiming they have the best offers etc. Here...

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 market. The Canadian currency is also known as the commodity currency. That means that it correlates with commodity prices. So, it is necessary to be aware...