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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 ...

Support and Resistance in Forex Trading

10/4/2016 7:02:11 AM

Support and Resistance in Forex Trading   When trading forex, one of the first things you learn is that prices move in trends, and recognizing a trend, either up or down, is one of the most important skills to acquire. As in any market, rising and falling prices are driven by supply and demand, and support and resistance levels represent the points at which these two forces meet. In forex trading, it is possible to identify support and resistance levels by means of charts. Price trends, ...

Exotic Currency Trading: Risks & Rewards

9/15/2016 7:00:10 AM

Exotic Currency Trading: Risks & Rewards   Trading exotic currencies can be rewarding, but it generally carries more risks than regular forex.  Below are some risks and rewards of the exotic currencies. The foremost benefit of trading exotic currencies is that there are more changes in the market in the short term. Exotic currency rate changes can be higher than ten percent in just a few weeks. Some investors are able to get up to 50 percent profit in just a year. However, it ...

Calculating Risk and Reward for Beginning Traders

8/4/2016 7:14:21 AM

Calculating Risk and Reward for Beginning Traders   Sometimes, traders may not be interested in the prospect of a larger payout, so long as it means that they have a smaller steadier profit margin available. On the other hand, there are other traders who are only interested in working with high risk investments because of the enormous potential profits. Calculating risk and reward is one of the most important things any beginning trader must learn, as doing so will help them make smarter ...

Speculators vs Conservative Investors

7/14/2016 7:23:00 AM

Speculators vs Conservative Investors   When looking at the different assets and trading methods it’s fairly easy to see that some investments are more risky than others.  This has led to a distinction between speculators vs conservative investors.  The two groups approach the markets very differently, and to be successful when trading you’ll need to know which camp you fall into. Conservative Investors The conservative investor falls along the lines of Warren ...

Ask Yourself this before Placing a Trade

6/14/2016 7:51:17 AM

Ask Yourself this before Placing a Trade   The best traders don’t depend on luck to carry them to profits. Everything they do is deliberate. If you want to be as successful you should emulate their ways. Here's what to ask yourself before placing a trade:  What are Your Goals? Without a specific goal in mind, you’ll be wandering aimlessly in the markets.  Establish a goal you can work towards to sharpen your focus. All your decisions should be made to achieve ...

What is the MACD Indicator and how to use It

6/13/2016 7:44:06 AM

What is the MACD Indicator and how to use It   MACD is short for moving average convergence divergence.  It is believed to provide information pertaining to the momentum, direction and strength of a stock price trend.  Ultimately, the MACD denotes the difference between the exponential moving averages of fast and slow periods.  It is typically shown as a continuous series of lines where time is the horizontal access and divergence is recorded as a histogram or bar graph.  ...

Five Essential Elements of a Good Trading Plan

6/3/2016 10:59:00 AM

Five Essential Elements of a Good Trading Plan   Successful investors such as George Soros typically use a solid trading plan when trading. In other words, they do not rely on rumors or gut instincts. Given the success of the aforementioned investor in the financial markets, you, too, should adopt a similar trading approach. Here are five essential elements of a good trading plan to get you started: Risk Management If you do not have a risk management strategy, your trading plan will ...

Making Sense of FX Broker Stop Loss Policy

3/17/2016 8:03:52 AM

Making Sense of FX Broker Stop Loss Policy It's not unusual for traders to wonder why FX brokers guarantee stops. Apart from the obvious answer that they make money out of it, there are other reasons why they do it. Making sense of FX broker stop loss policy helps you understand how and why forex brokers guarantee stop losses. A common etiquette in FX banking is not to fill a stop until the level is breached by about 3 points. For instance, if you have a stop loss at 1.2150 with a bank, ...

Learning to Trade the Forex Market

3/15/2016 7:53:17 AM

Learning to Trade the Forex Market Trading the forex market can provide online traders with decent returns, but there are some special requirements that must be satisfied to ensure success. Learning to trade the forex market more effectively may take time, but it all starts with understanding the jargon of the forex markets. In every trade, there are sophisticated terminologies used to refer to certain things. When learning to trade the forex market, traders need to understand the following ...