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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.

Reading Forex Charts

6/28/2016 7:33:55 AM

Reading Forex Charts   If you plan to trade forex, it is critical you learn how to read a forex chart.  Below are five important things to keep in mind when looking at the forex chart (example based on EUR/USD): When you buy a currency pair you are going long and you want the chart of the pair to go higher.  This means that the EUR is strengthening or the USD is weakening.  The opposite is true if you sell the pair. Always make sure you know what time frame you are ...

Why Capital Management is so Important

6/20/2016 7:34:55 AM

Why Capital Management is so Important   One of the keys to longevity in trading is capital management, also known as money management or risk management.  The trader who can minimize losses will have money left to trade another day.  One of the primary reasons traders end up out of the game is the inability to limit losses.  These traders take losses that are too large for their accounts to stand, and end up with no capital left to trade. Limiting losses isn’t difficult ...

Handling Bearish Divergence in Forex Trading

5/17/2016 9:07:11 AM

Handling Bearish Divergence in Forex Trading   The commonly used indicator, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), looks for ways to bet against upwards trends.  As bearish diversions are used to enter short positions, being experienced at handling bearish divergence in forex trading can be useful, not to mention profitable. What Exactly is a Bearish Divergence? A bearish divergence compares price movements to movements of oscillating or ranging indicators.  Experienced ...

Golden Rules for Successful Trading

2/25/2016 7:51:33 AM

Golden Rules for Successful Trading   The Ten Golden Rules for Successful Trading 1. Create boundaries take profit and stop loss. Set your stop loss levels at the most you are willing to lose. 2. Don't give in to your emotions. It can be easy to get lost in the adrenaline of trading and lose more than you planned. 3. Take trading seriously. Yes, the platform looks and feels like a game, but your profits hinge on your ability to understand and time markets. 4. Know yourself ...

Developing a Good Exit Strategy

2/15/2016 8:12:14 AM

Developing a Good Exit Strategy   Developing a good exit strategy is very important when trading. Although trading has got some challenges, it's important to realize that the market always moves in waves. By using certain guidelines and rules, a trader can exploit this phenomenon. The first questions you need to ask yourself when developing an exit strategy is the time you expect your trade to last; how much risk you can accept; and how you will exit the trade. If you plan your ...

Building a Trend Following Strategy

2/11/2016 8:50:49 AM

Building a Trend Following Strategy   Investors who plan to trade in the markets for any length of time are usually advised to develop a trend-following strategy that increases their chances of success. A good trend following strategy will help the investor make money more often than they lose it and consequently realize a net profit. Traders should try to match their trading strategy with the right market conditions. Many popular trading indicators are useful when building a trend-following ...

Creating a Trading Plan

1/28/2016 7:44:40 AM

Creating a Trading Plan   Trading can be lucrative if you are able to enter and exit trades at the right time. Here are some tips on creating a trading plan: Market Entry Your trading strategy must have well defined market entry rules. To set market entry rules, most experienced traders use technical analysis tools. A market entry rule does not have to be complicated. In fact, a simple rule is likely to deliver better results than a complex algorithm. Market Exit Trading typically ...

How to Improve Your Forex Trade Strategy

1/15/2016 8:15:05 AM

How to Improve Your Forex Trade Strategy   If you would like to make sure that you are going to be able to be as successful as possible for your forex trading, then you are going to want to check out some of the following tips for how to improve your forex trade strategy. This way, you will have just as good of a chance as anyone else to really make something of this venture you are about to embark on. The best thing to do is to start with a demo account. This way, you are not going ...

Why is it Important to Have a Trading Plan?

12/29/2015 8:06:20 AM

Why is it Important to Have a Trading Plan?   A trading plan helps you: 1. Choose the Right Currency Pairs You need to decide which types of investments work for you. This requires understanding what you want to achieve and what you feel comfortable risking. Research is definitely required, so start with some general searches on "trading forex". 2. Establish a Trading Timeframe You must understand what trading timeframe work best for you. Based on your lifestyle, habits ...

11 Economic Indicators to Know About for Informed Investing

12/10/2015 8:24:43 AM

11 Economic Indicators to Know About for Informed Investing   The United States Census Bureau keeps a list of 11 indicators that are a barometer of the fiscal stability of the country. Retail Sales This indicator is a reflection of the disposable income of Americans and will help monitor the markets. Report on Durable Goods Measures how much people are spending on cars, furniture, electronics and commercial equipment. Construction Spending The dollars spent on new construction ...