As forex traders seek out stable investments that can hedge against inflation, market instability, and other geopolitical factors affecting currency prices, gold has grown in popularity over the past few years. Traders can use gold as a way to hedge against other investments, or as a safe haven that provides consistency over time and is more resistant to dramatic swings in valuation than many other currencies are.Read More
If you’re serious about forex trading, you need to understand how charts and chart analysis tools can help you identify trades that maximize your potential earnings while minimizing risk.Read More
Most forex traders want to stay active throughout the year, even as market conditions change. Whether you’re facing a bull market or a bear market, forex trading opportunities are out there for individuals who are willing to do the research and adapt their strategies.
The key to trading in any market is understanding the factors affecting price movements. Although uncertainty in market conditions is risky territory for any trader, volatility is a profit opportunity if you have the right tools at your disposal.
Here’s a look at some basic steps you can take to adjust your trading strategy based on changing market conditions.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
Forex indicators are useful in a variety of ways. They operate as tools that are embedded in trading platforms and connected throughout in order to offer traders a different—and often more concise—perspective on the market. They can offer long- or short-term forecasts, a view into the current state of a currency pair, or a look back at historical data. There are actually quite a few different forex indicators that are of use, several of which are detailed below.
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.Read More
Volatility is an unavoidable part of forex trading. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad thing: Many traders seek out volatility to generate profits from trades. And almost every trader understands the relationship between risk and reward: If you want to earn a profit from forex trading, you need to be comfortable with a certain degree of risk.
Nevertheless, too much volatility can rattle traders and call existing strategies into question. The recent market upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect example of volatile conditions that have little precedent and can strike fear into traders. Some adjustments to your risk profile may be necessary, but there are also opportunities to take advantage of this volatility and use your analysis to forecast the long-term implications of ongoing market volatility.Read More