Education

A tip in managing expectations to improve your trading efficiency I often come across many new traders basing off their trading day on key central bank speakers like ECB president Mario Draghi or BOE governor Mark Carney, thinking that their speeches will contain something to heavily influence the respective currencies involved. But a less common
Are forex signals reliable? Unless you are already a full-time trader, or unable to access a computer 24 hours a day, it’s difficult to trade forex on a part-time basis. Many forex brokers and independent companies have developed trading systems that offer forex signals telling the user when to buy and sell. The execution of
Not everyone is able to start trading with a big account. In fact, if you are a beginner, it’s certainly better for you not to risk a big amount of money right away. At the same time, smaller accounts do require a special approach. In this article, we will provide some recommendations on how to
A look at a key technical analysis pattern from SimpleFX In many cases you can easily identify a trend reversal using a simple double tops or double bottoms pattern. In this post I will explain you how to do it. Here’s the next episode of SimpleFX CFD Academy tutorials for beginner traders. Of course, the
It is important to have a game plan when you trade If you read up on Forex trading, you will certainly come across a recommendation to have a trading strategy. However, the details of this advice often seem rather vague. In this article, we tried to gather the most important things you need to know
Everything you need to know about trading before, during, and after an election Trading an election can be a very profitable pursuit for the informed trader. Unsurprisingly, political elections are eagerly followed by market participants as they try to position themselves as early as possible for any shifts that may be ahead. To the uninformed
What are the keys to understanding how bank trade recommendations work With so many trade recommendations available online from a variety of different banks how do they work and, more importantly, how can you make then work for you? Bank trades are often based upon monetary policy of central banks The currency markets don’t just
Using forex signals to your advantage Unless you are already a full-time trader, or unable to access a computer 24 hours a day, it’s difficult to trade forex on a part-time basis. Many forex brokers and independent companies have developed trading systems that offer forex signals telling the user when to buy and sell. Take
A look at the simpler things you can do to help your trading Trading like anything else is about practice, reps, routine, and goals. Without any or all of these things it is difficult to be successful in your trading. Complicating this process slightly is the influence of other factors as well, namely emotions, a
A look into the more familiar patterns on the chart This article was submitted by ICM.com. Technical analysis is a type of analysis which is applied by traders on different financial assets, where they study the past price performance of a certain financial asset to forecast the future price direction or trend of this asset. There
For many newer traders, foreign exchange (FX) can seem a bit overwhelming at first glance. Given the complexity of the data or charts, it is not always clear what the best tools or patterns are to use in your trading. Indeed, figuring out the optimal indicators for your strategy and trading goals can take years
Looking at the ways one can take in order to look past the ‘noise’ When it’s too noisy, you often can’t make out what you want to hear. You may get confused and do something wrong. The same thing can happen when you trade currencies as technical analysis can be complicated by the so-called ‘market
Understand the mood of the market Emotions are the key to understanding financial markets. However, it’s tough to make rational decisions based on them. Even if you think you read your emotions or other peoples emotions, you may get lost in trying to comprehend the feelings of the crowd. And the market sentiment is the
The know hows on dealing with slower trading periods Lulls in trading can present just as much challenges as periods of great movement and volatility. During quieter intervals however, ranges can be smaller due to the reduced volatility with many institutional traders away from their desks – what is the overall impact of this on