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11 – How to Use Autochartist Metatrader Plugin

Technical analysis, while proven to be one of the most reliable ways to make informed trading decisions, can be time consuming and often requires multiple indicators and other tools. In order to simplify chart analysis and ensure a higher percentage of profitable trades among our clients, OctaFX has partnered...

10 – How to Use Autochartist Market Reports

Autochartist Market Reports provide a clear overview of the current trends across most popular trading instruments. Delivered to your inbox at the beginning of each trading session, the reports can suggest which trade you should enter next or whether your current strategy needs an adjustment. Moreover, it provides significant...

09 – Fundamental Analysis and Economic Indicators

Fundamental analysis is the study of how economy of the country affects its currency rate, which mainly involves interpretation of statistical reports and economic indicators. Hundreds of economic news and reports released daily allow, to some extent, to predict whether the currency value will appreciate or depreciate in future...

08 – Risk Management

Risk management, also known as money management, refers to a number of trading techniques employed to lessen risk exposure. Being affected by various factors, currency rates may be quite volatile at times, thus protecting your account against adverse price fluctuations is an essential part of a trading strategy. The core...

07 – About ECN Trading

What is ECN/STP trading? It is a broker's business model in which clients' orders are sent directly to one or several liquidity providers to be executed on their end at the liquidity provider. There may be many liquidity providers (that is, banks, aggregators, other financial institutions). The more liquidity providers...

06 – Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is a method of price forecasting that involves pattern recognition on a chart. Analysts employ various tools to identify levels of support and resistance, breakouts and breakdowns, trends and trading ranges. Knowing the strategies basics, one can likely find oneself able to implement some of the key...

05 – Trading Strategies

Forex trading strategies vary in time and effort required, analysis and tools they are based on and, most importantly, market situation they suit. Getting familiar with several strategies may prove beneficial for your trading. Below you will find a brief description of several commonly used trading strategies. Note, however, that...

04 – How to Trade Forex

Currency pairs and rates All currencies in forex trading are quoted in pairs, one against another. Their names are given as a three letter abbreviation known as ISO code, where the first two letters represent the country and the third one is the name of the currency. Depending on how commonly...

03 – Forex Trading Sessions

Currencies are traded 24 hours a day 5 days a week around the world. Trading Market opens Monday morning in Wellington, New Zealand and stay open till the Friday night in New York, USA. Knowing which trading session is active now can help with choosing a pair to trade...

02 – An Introduction to Forex Market

Foreign Exchange market, commonly referred to as Forex or simply FX, is the largest financial market where currencies are bought, sold and exchanged one for another. Unlike, for example, stocks market, it has no centralized exchange and transactions are performed over-the-counter, that is, participants trade with one another through...

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 with OctaFX. Once registered, please check your email to find out your personal area login details and trading account credentials. Personal area login details will allow...