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The Best Forex Tips and Strategies To Use in 2018

Each and every year, forex trading becomes furthered engrained in investment culture, with 2018 set to further the market’s level of influence. The high risk, high reward nature of forex trading means it is going to be at the forefront of traders minds as one of the most important ways to try to generate money online this year. At the center of any successful forex trading approach, you’ll find nerve, analysis, and strategy; when these three elements combine effectively, any trader’s efforts will become increasingly more productive.

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A Trader's Perspective: Forex vs Cryptocurrency

For generations, the traders of the world have strictly been able to deal in standardised currencies, more commonly known as fiat currencies. Fiat currencies are of the paper and coin persuasion, centralized by a specific nation, providing the basis for the forex market that we all know today. However, with changing times has come a new form of currency, as cryptocurrencies are giving the forex traders of the world plenty to think about.

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A Look Ahead: 2018 Forex Market Forecast

2018 is upon us, which means that for many investors the forex market is going to present round after round of fresh trading opportunities. As with every turn of the year, things in 2018 will start slow in the coming days, but given the level of volatility and controversy during 2017, it shouldn’t take long for things to heat up. Helping you get a firm grasp on what’s potentially ahead over the next 12 months, the following is a currency-by-currency breakdown of what’s likely to shape the forex market in 2018.

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Currency Trading: Protecting Your Forex Account and Keeping Information Safe

Trading forex can be an enjoyable and profitable experience, especially if you have the knowledge and skill required to succeed. That being said, the realm of forex hasn’t escaped the wave of cybersecurity issues that have plagued various investment markets in recent years. Anyone that actively trades forex needs to take account security extremely seriously—more seriously now than ever before. Below, we walk through the steps you need to take to make sure that you’re protecting your forex account and trading within a safe environment.

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December 2017 Forex Recap

Looking back at 2017, the forex market has presented quite the rollercoaster ride. Over the past 12 months, the world’s major currencies have been put through the grinder, facing political controversies, economic instability, and the cold feet of various financial institutions. At times, the direction of the market has been anyone’s guess, creating an incredibly challenging trading climate for any investor. From the Brexit battle to Donald’s Trump’s tumultuous reign as US President to Angela Merkel’s problematic election campaign, currencies have had to weather the storm during 2017, with December being no exception.

As the year comes to its conclusion, it seems that the forex market is likely to end feeling dented more than anything else. The following looks at why December probably hasn’t given investors too much to shout about as 2017 draws to a close.

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A CEO's Perspective: What's In Store for 2018

2017 has been a fantastic year for Valutrades. I’m most proud of the amount of great content the team has been able to produce helping engage and educate our clients as we have continued to share our focus on #BuildingTheBestBroker.

Our message that a Forex & CFD broker can provide an excellent platform, strong regulation, and most importantly, personal service—all at a competitive price point—has spread through the market, and Valutrades has seen record active accounts and volumes for 2017.

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Trading Video: Double Tops & Bottoms on MT4

If you saw our video on trading Triangles and Pennants, you noted that we promised a look at trading Double Tops and Double Bottoms.

Like pennants, Double Tops and Bottoms and Head and Shoulders Patterns represent the battle between buyers and sellers.

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Timing is Everything: The Best Times to (and not to) Trade Forex

As you probably already know, the forex market is open and active 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Traders can log onto a trading platform at any time to move currency around, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that people should be trading around the clock. When trading forex, timing can often be everything, as there will always be good times to trade and not-so-good times to trade. To ensure that you only trade at the optimum moments, the following details the best times to trade forex, along with the times when it’s well worth staying away from the market.

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Opening a Forex Account: The First 5 Things You Need to Do

Forex trading is a thrilling, exciting, and exhilarating way to invest money, but at the very same time, the forex market can prove to be a cruel mistress. With real capital riding on the line with every trade you make, you need to address the market with the utmost seriousness. For that reason, after opening a forex account, there are certain things you need to do in order to make sure that you can trade effectively.

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November 2017 Forex Recap

November has been a pressure-filled month in the world of forex, as many currencies have wilted under political controversies. Donald Trump continues to bring various arms of the US government into disrepute with questionable decision-making, Angela Merkel’s reign as chancellor has been shaken, while Brexit negotiations on European shores seem to have reached a standstill. To help you get your head around what’s been going on, read on for a look at what November brought forex traders—both the good and the bad.

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