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Company

Valutrades Limited - a company incorporated in England with company number 07939901. View more information here.
Valutrades (Seychelles) Limited - a company incorporated in the Seychelles with company number 8423648-1.

Regulation

Regulated by the FCA (Fincancial Conduct Authority). Financial Services Register Number 586541.
Regulated by the FSA (Financial Services Authority). Regulatory Number SD028.

Max Leverage

30:1 (or up to 500:1 for Professional clients, click here to find out more about professional client status)
Up to 500:1

Country

United Kingdom
Seychelles

Negative Balance Protection

Yes
Yes

Recent Posts by Stuart McPhee

The Value of Indicators: MACD, RSI, Stochastic Oscillator

When it comes to trading, it is widely accepted that there are two main approaches to your analysis of potential trades.  They are fundamental analysis and technical analysis.

Technical analysis is widely used by private traders and is becoming more and more popular.  It involves the study of a financial product’s actual price, to form an opinion on the likely future direction in which the price will move.

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Market Wrap – September 2020

Another month and another increase in the number of coronavirus cases all around the world as this now passes 33.5 million with over 1 million deaths, and this pandemic continues to dominate the economic landscape.  With the world now dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for more than six months, it has become obvious to most that it is not going away any time soon, and it continues to impact everyday life and more importantly the global economy.  In an approach matched by many central banks around the world, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) at its most recent two day policy meeting, maintained its promise to keep interest rates near zero and keep them there until inflation rises consistently.  Fed officials changed their economic forecasts to reflect a smaller decline in GDP and a lower unemployment rate in 2020.  Some individual Fed members indicated interest rates could stay anchored near zero until 2023.

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The Forex Trading Game

Unfortunately, many people who start trading find success difficult to achieve, especially in the first few years after starting.  Trading is a challenging endeavour that has torn people from across the world across generations, from every extreme of their emotions.  It is our money that is directly involved in trading and therefore at risk, and the potential of making more money is our primary motivation for beginning this undertaking.  Therefore, any emotions that we may associate with other endeavours are heightened because money is something that seems to accentuate any natural human emotions that we have.  Ironically, it is the money that encourages the vast majority to attempt to trade yet it is the money that causes most people to fail.

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Market Wrap – August 2020

Another month and another increase in the number of coronavirus cases all around the world as this now passes 25 million with over 850,000 deaths.  The coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, and it continues to impact everyday life and more importantly the global economy.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have dug deep into their toolboxes to attempt to save their countries from total collapse economically. 

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Making Sense of Time: How Much Time Do I Have to Trade?

I still am bemused by the number of traders I speak to who still haven’t finalized their trading plans, nor developed an idea of the way they are going to trade.  The way you are going to trade hinges a lot on your time frame you choose which is not something that is obvious to someone starting out in trading.  

One of the most important parts of being an effective trader is knowing the parameters within which you are operating.  These parameters including things like available capital, personal risk tolerance, market knowledge, and time availability.  This last one, time, could be the most important of all when developing an effective trading plan, and can go a long way in determining what and how you trade.

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Market Wrap – July 2020

Another month and another increase in the number of coronavirus cases all around the world as this now passes 17 million with over 675,000 deaths.  What is certain is that coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, as it continues to wreak havoc across the world.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.  The United States Commerce Department recently announced that the U.S. gross domestic product contracted at a staggering seasonally adjusted annual rate of 32.9% in the April-June quarter, providing some tangible evidence of the significant impact the coronavirus has had.   In the recent two-day U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, the official statement said, “The path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus.”  “It’s just such an important sentence, we decided it needed to be in our post-meeting statement,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell added during his post-meeting news conference. “It’s so fundamental” which only underscores how significant this event really is on the global economy. 

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COVID-19 Trading Lessons

As the world navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted everyone’s life, it is timely that we look forward to our trading post-COVID-19 and also look back on some of the lessons we have learned in the last 12 months.  

What have we been reminded of in the last 12 months?

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Market Wrap – June 2020

Another month and another increase in the number of coronavirus cases all around the world as different countries are starting to adopt different approaches to handling the pandemic.  What is certain is that coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, as it continues to wreak havoc across the world.  Generally speaking, the volatility financial markets experienced throughout the early period of the pandemic has all but disappeared as the world is becoming more accepting of the new reality in 2020.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.  Many countries are now starting to ease restrictions and allowing much more normal freedom of movement for people.  However, as the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell said while addressing the specific situation within the United States, “A full recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to reengage in a broad range of activities.”   This will likely be the experience in many countries which will severely impact economies all around the world for some time yet. 

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Endowment Theory: What Forex Traders Should Know

It is amazing how many people I speak to about trading and how often the conversation eventually makes its way to the topic of cutting losses and exiting trades.  It is almost as if people accept that most of your trading success boils down to this single clearly identifiable task.

Whilst trading routinely involves decision making, there are not too many more important decisions you have to make than when to exit trades.  It is one of those items that you probably wish you knew when you first started trading – as a beginner, it is incomprehensible that your trade exits are so important to making money. 

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Market Wrap – May 2020

It has become clear that the coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, as it continues to wreak havoc across the world.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.  The level of borrowing is moving into unchartered territory as the fears of the economic fallout are overwhelming.  The world now has almost 6 million people infected and over 350,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19.  Many countries are now starting to ease restrictions and hopefully reignite some economic activity however many believe it will not be as easy as flicking a switch.  As the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell said, “this is a time of great suffering and difficulty and it’s come on so quickly and with such force that you really can’t put into words the pain people are feeling and the uncertainty they are realizing.”

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