HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do
Trade continues in forex despite the closing of futures tade due to limit locks  FX has no such restriction, the chaos is expressed in wild swings (USD/JPY range today has been over 300 points, and others have been wider still) and wide spreads. No limit down. No limit up.  USD/JPY chart. daily candles: ForexLive
The importance of gauging market sentiment 101 Having returned from Dubai where I taught around 150 people how to trade the financial markets it has reminded me once again of going over the basics of trading. One of the most foundational aspects to grasp is that of sentiment, or put simply, the mood of the
Unpicking the jargon What is the Gold/silver ratio? The Gold/Silver ratio measures the relative strength of gold versus silver prices. It shows how many ounces of silver it takes to purchase one ounce of gold. To get this number, you divide the current gold price by the current silver price. When you have done this you now have
Keep the main thing, the main thing I was thinking this last week what I would consider to be the most important aspect of FX trading to understand. There are many different aspects of trading: the fundamentals, the technicals, sentiment analysis, trading psychology and risk management to mention the main ‘pillars’. The reality of course
Understanding the balance sheet The Fed is going to continue adding cash into the banking system by buying billions of Treasury bills for a few more months. However, it want to start cutting back these purchase in Q2 according to Jerome Powell on this week’s rate meeting.    Why did the Fed start buying Treasury
How month-end models can predict movements into the end-of-month fix Here is how SocGen explains its month-end currency rebalancing model and it’s a good basis for how all firms try to anticipate what will happen into the month-end fix. The FX Month-End Rebalancing model explained The model is based on the concept that global portfolio
How to combine strategy, analysis, and indicators  A successful Forex trader stands out from the crowd with the types of trading strategies they choose to deploy to and how to utilize different strategies in different circumstances. More experienced traders know that a single strategy will not do when trying to become a success in the world
A case study in sentiment trading A few weeks ago I wrote a post here on trading fresh sentiment. From September 23 – October 08 I kept the news flow going for Justin over the European am session, so I thought I would put together a few examples of fresh sentiment trading that there was
Crypto bulls are not happy with me The classic expression is that: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall”. For markets, it might be “the harder they fight, the weaker they are.” I’ve written about markets for more than a decade and often the articles that generate the most-surprisingly lively reactions are the when
Feel like it’s time to achieve your investment goal and boost your income? Every trader has its own unique reason for why he or she started trading in the first place. But at the end of the day, every trader feels disappointment and frustration when profits are not coming the way he or she hoped.
A better understanding of forex signals Forex trading can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. This is why trading signals are a valuable tool in your resource kit. Thanks to signals, you can make decisions about whether you should buy or sell a currency pair at a certain point in time. Signals can be generated by
Risk management 101 This article is for you if you want a starter on risk management that is practical and simple to follow. I have written recently on the attitude required to manage money. See this article here on talking about the M-word. I have also written previously on the use of leverage and how
How to start out in forex trading, from EagleFX Forex, often shortened to FX or the foreign exchange, is a global decentralized market for the trading of a wide variety of currencies. The forex market is the largest in the world, with billions of dollars being traded daily. Once you’ve selected a broker, whether it
A great taboo of our age Sex, religion and politics are easier to talk about than the ‘M-word’. Well it’s true. Money is very hard to talk about. I was talking to my friend who works in accounting a few months back and he was bemoaning the fact that whenever he tried to advise his