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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Running Profits and Managing Open Trades

10/3/2016 7:31:48 AM

Running Profits and Managing Open Trades   Sometimes it’s good to break out and run profits as long as it’s done in an educated manner that balances risks and rewards. The best results are obtained through sensible management of open trades. Let's dive further into how we can successfully go about running profits and managing open trades.  Investors should aim for a reward-to-risk ratio that is no less than 1:1. It is generally more difficult to win if the ratio ...

Is the Forex Market Underestimating Volatility?

9/29/2016 10:03:10 AM

Is the Forex Market Underestimating Volatility?   Is the forex market underestimating volatility? The answer is an emphatic no because volatility is a normal process in the market. The trick to making money in the currency market is using volatility to your advantage. This can be done in the following ways. Avoid Using Tops and Bottoms One thing to avoid in a volatile market is picking tops and bottoms. If the market is going up and down, you don’t need to figure out the exact ...

Is Forex Day Trading Still Relevant Today?

9/27/2016 7:19:48 AM

Is Forex Day Trading Still Relevant Today?   In the world of business, something is considered relevant if it has a positive cash flow. This means anything that generates a profit is relevant, however small that profit might be. In forex trading, profitability depends on market volatility. When the markets are volatile, forex day traders can make a killing. On the other hand, traders can make losses or break-even when the markets are moving sideways. You don't have to trade the EUR/USD ...

How to Create a Forex Trading Plan

9/22/2016 7:01:34 AM

How to Create a Forex Trading Plan   To become and remain disciplined and organized, forex traders need to create a practical trading plan and use a trading journal. Creating a trading plan around the right trading strategy can work to solidify the trader's understanding of the strategy, and can also provide a blueprint of what to do while interacting with the market. A market blueprint can help traders develop the unwavering discipline needed to succeed over the long-term.  Using ...

A Look at Volume Based Indicators

9/1/2016 7:58:03 AM

A Look at Volume Based Indicators   When learning how to use volume to improve trading, it’s important to look at volume based indicators. They’re very powerful tools that are often overlooked by many traders. Knowing how to use such indicators can help you to increase your profits and minimize risk. On Balance Volume This indicator has a huge role to play in showing accumulation. Starting from an arbitrary number, volume is added when the market finishes higher or subtracted ...

4 Things to Remember in Part-Time Forex Trading

8/30/2016 7:33:58 AM

4 Things to Remember in Part-Time Forex Trading   Forex trading can be challenging, especially when the market has little volatility. With part-time trading, achieving profitability can be a gigantic task. Here are 4 things to remember in part-time forex trading. 1. Proper Time Management When trading forex part-time, you only have a few hours to watch the markets and make trading decisions. This makes it important to schedule your trading time carefully. Ideally, you should trade ...