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Common Chart Patterns: A Forex Cheat Sheet

Making money on the forex market—or any other exchange, for that matter—can certainly be tricky. But thanks to a number of chart patterns, you can learn to anticipate price movements and act accordingly. Making money doesn’t have to be impossible.

Unfortunately, with so many different patterns out there, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are best for determining where prices will go in the near future.

To make your job easier, we’ve outlined some of the more helpful continuation and reversal patterns below in a forex cheat sheet. Become familiar with each of them to make better trades.

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Introduction to the Candlestick Pattern – Marubozu

Technical analysis is the study of actual movements in the price of a financial product.  However, in my opinion, technical analysis is less about trading and more about the study of mass psychology. We study the way people react in certain situations in the market, which is quite prevalent when identifying and trading using chart patterns.

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How to Spot a Falling or Ascending Wedge in Forex

Of the many different chart patterns used to predict price behavior for forex currency pairs, wedge patterns are one of the most commonly used patterns.

Wedge patterns are popular for their ease in analyzing on a chart as well as their proven value over time in predicting future price breakouts on the forex market. But while these patterns are easy to identify on a chart, the best practices for trading around them can be a little more complicated and dependent on your overall trading strategy. 

Here’s an overview of how the wedge pattern can be used in your forex trading strategy as well as how to plan trades that minimize risk and maximize potential profit.

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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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3 Indicators to Measure Forex Market Sentiment

While all forex traders bring their own strategies, preferences, and emotions to the trading market, the collective trends behind those sentiments can reveal a lot about how overall trader sentiments may shape price movements and forex market activity.

The concept of market sentiment is applicable to any financial trading market, including forex, and these sentiments can play a powerful role in predicting the kinds of price movements and other market effects that may develop in the near future. 

Fortunately, traders don’t have to make guesses about these sentiments on their own. Through the use of forex market sentiment indicators, any trader can evaluate how macro market sentiments may be reflecting overall ideas, hesitations, and other underlying factors that are pushing the majority of traders in a single direction regarding their trading strategy.

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How the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Report Impacts Forex Trading

One of the most fundamental indicators of both financial market activity and exchange rate changes is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report. At its core, the GDP’s first release and its revisions influence the currency of the nation for which it is released. If the data comes out higher than expected, this is typically considered to be positive news, and the currency will often see a boost in relation to other currencies. On the other hand, when the GDP data is lower than the market expects, it’s typically considered negative news, and the currency will usually drop in value as a result.

GDP is such a commonly used term, with the GDP report being routinely cited. The following builds on the above introduction to further explain what how the GDP report impacts the forex market.

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How to Spot a Scam Forex Broker

While there are plenty of reputable online forex brokers to choose as your preferred trading platform, you can also run into brokers that are little more than a moneymaking scam.

These scam brokers generate profits by luring in traders under the guise of guaranteed earnings only to charge them excessive fees, profit off of their trading activity, and skim money from their accounts until traders wise up and cash out. 

If you’re looking for the right forex broker online or are suspicious of your current brokerage platform, here are some of the top signs your forex broker may be running a scam.

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The Risks and Rewards of a Forex News Trading Strategy

You’ll hear the term “trading the news” routinely mentioned within the world of forex, but what does it actually mean? Plus, why are more people than ever before adopting a forex news trading strategy? Well, ignoring the obvious answer of “to make money”, forex news trading strategies have gained traction because of how close they bring traders to what is actually taking place within the market. Open 24 hours a day, five days a week, economic data runs rampant throughout each forex trading day, proving to be the catalyst for both short-term and long-term movements. At last count, at least seven pieces of important data are being released daily, which means that those who opt for a forex news trading strategy have plenty to get stuck into.

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Position Trading: How Forex Traders Use Positions

Within the forex market, there are traders known as position traders (sometimes referred to as “buy and hold” traders), who take positions for the long term. They base this on long-term charts and macroeconomics, and they operate in pretty much every market there is—including the hyperactive forex market. 

Considering how the popularity of position trading is growing, it’s worth putting this market approach under the microscope. Here’s a look at the details behind position trading, along with how common traders use positions.

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How to Open a Forex Demo Account

The forex market isn’t exclusive to big company and hedge fund traders anymore.

These days, anyone can get into the foreign exchange markets, so long as they have the capital to get started and the access to a computer to trade on. However, just because you can rush into something doesn’t mean you should—after you register Valutrades and make a deposit, you shouldn’t be in a hurry to put your money where your mouth is. Smart traders, new and old alike, can understand the value that comes with a forex demo account.

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