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Whether you’re looking for Forex articles that cover Forex basics or those that focus on more advanced trading topics, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our exhaustive Forex articles database. Browse by category to find articles about a specific subject or peruse the entire list to get a full picture of how the Forex industry functions.

When is the best time to trade forex ?

11/17/2016 12:27:35 PM

When is the best time to trade forex ?   The foreign exchange market is open 24 hours a day 5 days a week, this enables investors to trade whenever they want. However there are times when price action is consistently volatile and periods when it is muted.  We need to decide what is the best time for us to trade depending on our strategy and what are the currencies we should trade at this time.  The market is separated into 3 sessions 1: The Asian  (Tokyo). 11 ...

The Pinocchio Trading Strategy

10/27/2016 7:07:15 AM

The Pinocchio Trading Strategy   The Pinocchio trading strategy provides you with the accuracy you need to get an edge on the competition, as you can see the market behavior with proper visuals. This is a trading strategy that deals with a price action reversal formation. The Pinocchio trading strategy relies on a setup called a Pinocchio or “pin” bar.  The pin bar has a long upper or lower wick, also called a tail, and a smaller body. You can use candlestick charts ...

Discover the EUR/USD Currency Pair

10/25/2016 6:59:59 AM

Discover the EUR/USD Currency Pair   Top on the list of most popular currencies in the world are the U.S dollar and the euro, in that order. While the dollar is the international standard, the euro is the official currency of the second largest economy in the world, the European Union. The U.S dollar has been stable for decades and there’s been a great deal of transparency in the government regarding the management and regulation of the dollar. Most commodities on the international ...

Central Banks and Monetary Policy

10/24/2016 6:22:27 AM

Central Banks and Monetary Policy   Understanding the functions of central banks and monetary policy is important for any investor because the decisions of the central bank or Federal Reserve can affect their investment portfolio directly. Some of the things to watch out for include monetary policy meetings, consumer price index (CPI) reports and changes in the base lending rate among other things. The roles of central banks are often dynamic especially in developing countries, or economies ...

Basics of Technical Analysis

10/20/2016 6:44:41 AM

Basics of Technical Analysis   Technical analysis uses charts and other tools to identify patterns that can imply future activity. It doesn’t attempt to calculate an assets intrinsic value. Understanding the basics of technical analysis can help investors predict the future price movements of assets. Some technical analysts use technical oscillators and indicators while others rely on chart patterns; however, most use a combination of the two styles. What separates technical analysts ...

A Must Have for Every Serious Trader: The Trading Diary

10/18/2016 6:47:38 AM

A Must Have for Every Serious Trader: The Trading Diary   In addition to all the tools needed by forex traders, there’s a must have for every serious trader: the trading diary.  This tool will help you to build on past successes, avoid repeating your losses and learn from your mistakes. There’s no set of specific guidelines for determining how you set-up your trading diary.  The more information you record here the more useful it will invariably become.  You ...

7 Tips for Trading Forex Successfully

10/17/2016 6:38:10 AM

7 Tips for Trading Forex Successfully   A common mistake made by many novice traders is viewing forex as an easy way of becoming rich over a short period of time.  However, there are things to consider like the effort required and the risks that must be taken to achieve the goal of financial success.  Below are some tips for trading that can help you to become a successful trader. 1 Avoid placing large trades in a bid to make huge profits if those trades will severely affect ...

What are the Benefits of Using a Forex VPS?

10/13/2016 6:49:42 AM

What are the Benefits of Using a Forex VPS?   A VPS or virtual private server eliminates the need to be dependent on the power supply or Internet connection to keep an application running.  The host ensures that the servers are up and running on a consistent basis.  In recent times, virtualization has been playing more and more of a major role in hosting financial applications and in forex trading.  Since faster connectivity and more stability are typically required by ...

Using Japanese Candlesticks Terms to Improve Returns

10/10/2016 6:51:46 AM

Using Japanese Candlesticks Terms to Improve Returns   Japanese candlesticks terms have been used for centuries, and have become one of the most popular methods to track market movements. The charts originally developed centuries ago by a rice trader in Japan are the first, and probably the best known method of displaying information on securities and futures for graphical analysis. It's easy to guess where the candlesticks name comes from - they look like a candles and wicks. The ...

Understanding the Link between Risk Appetite & Carry Trades

10/7/2016 6:15:14 AM

Understanding the Link between Risk Appetite & Carry Trades There is a direct link between risk appetite & carry trades. Carry trades are essentially low interest loans in one currency being used to buy currency of a higher value. Assets in the higher value currency may also be bought. Simply put, assets may be stocks, bonds, commodities or real estate. Where the currency or asset bought results in a profit, you earn the difference between the profit made and the interest you must pay back to your ...