Forex Trading Opportunities in September

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While the past month has largely seen continuation of trends across both currencies and metals markets, September is currently setting up to become a possible turning point for several trading assets, including the S&P 500 in the US, gold, and the […]

3 Tips to Improve Your Trading Mindset

3 Tips to Improve Your Trading Mindset
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In trading, mentality is one of the most important ingredients for success. Without the right mindset, the motivation, and enough “emotional capital,” it simply becomes impossible to succeed at this game. It’s for good reason that you often see former […]

Risk Management is the Key to Survival for Traders

Risk Management is the Key to Survival for Traders
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Have you ever wondered why professional traders seem to talk more about boring things like risk management, position sizing, and diversification rather than the latest profitable trading strategies? As a new trader, I always struggled to understand thi […]

Trump’s impact on US GDP, and why the Brazilian real is the new Turkish lira

Market Update
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US stock index futures have turned lower even though the second reading of Q2 GDP was revised higher to 4.2% from 4% initially. Personal consumption slipped a little, to 3.8% from 4%, however private investment and trade helped to boost the overall GDP […]

Why Does Technical Analysis Work?

Why Does Technical Analysis Work?
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Have you ever wondered what makes technical analysis of a market really work? Take support and resistance levels for example. If you observe that the EUR/USD is struggling to get past the 1.17 level, is there some magic ceiling there that is preventing […]

Why you can’t trust Trump when it comes to the dollar

Market update today
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What do you do if you want a currency to move 100 pips in 24 hours in mid-August? The answer is simple; wait for a President to talk down his currency and criticize his central bank. No, this is not Turkey, this is the US, where President Trump pulled […]

Turkey bailout fails to boost TRY, as Italy weighs on the euro

Market update today
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The Turkish lira is the worst performing currency in the FX space today after a spokesman for the German Chancellor ruled out financial assistance for Erdogan’s government. Considering today sees the final tranche of bailout money handed out to Greece, […]

Using Technical Indicators in Forex Trading

Using Technical Indicators in Forex Trading
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Technical trading indicators is something traders spend a lot of time trying to understand, and, to be frank, we also spend lots of time teaching it. Probably driven by the excitement of testing out new indicators and the hopes of finding that one stra […]

Managing FOMO: Emotional Challenges Traders Must Overcome

Managing FOMO: Emotional Challenges Traders Must Overcome
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The fear of missing out – commonly known among traders as FOMO – is a very real thing that everyone who has ever dipped their toe into trading has felt. With forex markets open 24 hours a day and full access to an entire world of fast-moving markets fr […]

The Most Important Number of the Month in Forex

The Most Important Number of the Month in Forex
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Although it may feel like some kind of computer game at times, it should be no surprise that the forex market is driven by events that take place in the real world. To be more precise, we are mostly talking about economic data releases from various cou […]