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How to Calculate Margin for Forex Trades

Margin and margin requirements are something that no forex trader can afford to ignore. Margin has often been labeled a “good faith deposit” to open a position.

Margin is usually presented as a percentage amount of the full position, 0.25%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%, and so on. You can calculate the maximum leverage you can use with your trading account based on the margin required by your broker.

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Why Milliseconds Matter: 3 Reasons to Use a Forex VPS

There is a saying that goes, “Blink and you may miss it”. Well, with Forex trading, there is maybe no truer saying. In an industry that transacts more than five trillion dollars a day and with more and more being driven by algorithmic (“algo”) traders, it is becoming increasingly harder for the individual trader to keep up. One of the solutions for forex traders is the VPS, or virtual private server. In this post, we will look at three reasons why serious traders should use a VPS.

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Incorporating a Forex VPS into Your Trading Strategy

“Forex VPS” is a term that is currently doing the rounds within the world of investing, but what does it actually mean? If you’re not sure, don’t worry—not only is this tool easy to understand and implement, but it offers a lot of benefits to your overall forex trading strategy.

VPS stands for “virtual private server,” with the term actually having established links within the realm of web hosting. Forex VPS is a slight twist on the normal use of this technology: through the use of a virtual private server, you can tweak your trading activity and increase your reliance on automated expert advisors (EAs) or signal services.

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MT4 vs. Other Platforms: Why MT4 Is Perfect for Almost Every Forex Trader

Those who are just starting out in the world of forex trading are likely to face a wealth of options on the trading platform front. ZuluTrade, NinjaTrader, and Trading Station—among others—all have plenty to offer, but there is one trading platform that appears to be head and shoulders above the rest. MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is used by all leading forex trading experts and is truly award-winning in stature. Considering its comprehensive nature and growing reputation, the following looks at why MT4 is the perfect trading platform for almost every forex trader.

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Forex Exit Indicators: When to Exit Your Trade and Take a Profit

Timing is everything in forex trading. Enter a position too late, and you might miss out on the price movement you were hoping to use to generate a profit from your trade. 

The same is true when exiting a trade: If you exit too early, you might miss out on additional price action that would have fattened your profits. But if you hold on to a position too long, your profit margin could come crashing down as the price movement reverses and puts you at risk of taking a loss.

Experienced traders understand the importance of exiting as close to the peak of their potential profit as possible. Forex exit indicators can offer the foresight and information you need to identify the right exit opportunity and take a profit from your trading action. If you’re unfamiliar with these indicators, it’s worth educating yourself on your options so you can experiment with different strategies and identify the indicators that work best for you. 

Here are some popular forex exit indicators to consider using in your own exit strategy.

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Analyzing a Parabolic SAR: How to Spot a Buy Signal

The parabolic stop and reverse (parabolic SAR) indicator was developed to help traders locate buy and sell signals for current trends and determine when to enter and exit trades based on an asset’s momentum. It was created by J. Welles Wilder Jr., a prolific mechanical-engineer-turned-analyst who pioneered a variety of the technical analysis tools that financial traders still rely on today. His other feats include the relative strength index (RSI), average directional index (ADX), and average true range (ATR).

Parabolic SAR
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4 Steps to Using the Inside Bar for Trading

When analyzing chart patterns to identify potential volatility with an asset’s price, an inside bar indicator is one of the stronger signals traders can spot. Inside bars on a candlestick chart represent the consolidation of price action where the bulls and bears are both struggling to move the price higher or lower from its current position.

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How to Install and Use an EA on MT4

The journey of forex trading doesn’t always run smoothly, and even the most successful traders will experience some bumps in the road. This is especially true for traders who opt to head down the manual trading route, ignoring the automated processes that can aid their trading. Although automated trading does have its drawbacks, any trader can exhibit tighter control over their currency-trading portfolio through such means, particularly when they use expert advisors (EAs).

Considering the positive impact that an appropriately used EA can have on anyone’s trading efforts, the following takes an in-depth look at how to install and use an EA on MetaTrader 4.

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Currency Pair Trading: How and When to Trade USD/JPY

With high liquidity and low bid-ask spreads, USD/JPY is a popular currency pair for experienced traders as well as beginners. Since the financial crisis in 2008, Japan’s yen has demonstrated itself as a reliable reserve currency, becoming the world’s third-largest safe-haven currency in recent years. The USD/JPY pairing also plays an important role in trading activity throughout Asian markets, because JPY is often bought or sold as a substitute for more unpredictable currencies in the region.

Because JPY is the leading reserve currency in the Asian markets its high liquidity is a benefit to traders looking to capitalize on market movement in countries whose currencies would otherwise be tougher to trade—especially at a large volume. Even though the USD/JPY pairing offers greater stability and liquidity than other pairings, traders should still study the market factors that can affect its price movements.

Here’s some insight into the timing considerations and other market influences to watch when trading USD/JPY.

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3 Categories of Technical Indicators All Forex Traders Should Know

Price movements in the forex market may be hard to predict, but they aren’t entirely random, either. There is logic behind the way currency pairs rise or fall in value, and decades of forex trading have revealed that this logic can often be identified—and then predicted—through the use of technical indicators.

Technical indicators come in many shapes and sizes, and no specific indicator is viewed as a required tool for assessing potential forex trades. As traders gain experience and learn about the different technical indicators at their disposal, they end up developing a preference for specific indicators that align with their trading strategy and prove to be reliable over time.

These technical indicators can be broken down into three broad categories.

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