ECB in a bind, BOJ plays stick not twist, and why the dollar is looking weak

Market update today
By Learn to Trade

Inflation may become the hot new topic for financial markets as we move into the latter stages of the summer months. The July CPI rate for the Eurozone came in stronger than expected at 2.1%, the fastest rate of price growth since 2012. Core prices are […]

Understanding volatility and the summer months

Market Update
By Learn to Trade

As we reach the end of July it is worth looking at volatility, which can be notoriously hard to predict in the summer months. The Vix index is close to its average of the last 12 months, at 13.48, the average of the past year is 13.68. However, it is w […]

Week Ahead: 30th July 2018

Market update week
By Learn to Trade

  Central banks and data deluge to drive August markets As we start a new week the Vix index (Wall Street’s fear gauge) is sitting at 13.45, a notch below the average of the past 12 months, which comes in at 13.68. However, this figure is worth wa […]

Two things to watch in FX this week

Market update week
By Learn to Trade

Two key events are dominating the FX world this morning: the first is the Reuters report that the Bank of Japan will alter its stimulus programme. The yen is the top performing currency in the G10 this morning, which reverses a month-long period of wea […]

An Introduction to Momentum and Trend Trading

An Introduction to Momentum and Trend Trading
By Learn to Trade

Trend following trading remains one of the most popular trading strategies among retail traders in nearly all markets; forex, stocks, and cryptocurrencies alike. But before you jump into this potentially profitable approach to trading, it’s important t […]

To Trade or Not to Trade – Situations Where It’s Best to Stay on The Sidelines

To Trade or Not to Trade – Situations Where It’s Best to Stay on The Sidelines
By Learn to Trade

There is a time to go long, a time to go short, and a time to go fishing.– Jesse Livermore, legendary American trader The quote above is from one of the best traders of all time, Jesse Livermore, who made his fortune short-selling the US stock market d […]

How much trading capital do you need to earn $100,000 a year?

How much trading capital do you need o earn a year
By bsuper

In this article we take a look at how much capital you would need to earn this magic number in trading. There are many different ways to trade and every trader has their own style, time zone they work from and strategy they use. At Learn to Trade we te […]

Greg Secker: Vibrancy, diversity and giving back – being part of Louis Vuitton’s Paris launch

Greg Secker: Vibrancy, diversity and giving back – being part of Louis Vuitton’s Paris launch
By Greg Secker

Recently Rachel and I were invited to Paris by Louis Vuitton on an all-expenses paid trip to the launch of their new designer Virgil Abloh’s new collection. As the only invited clients from the UK it was quite the honour and an incredible experience. T […]

Choosing The Right Chart Type in Forex Trading

Choosing The Right Chart Type in Forex Trading
By Learn to Trade

One thing that most forex traders have in common, and that sometimes separates us from stock traders, is how much we love to study charts. A price chart of a currency pair can reveal so much information about a market and even help us better understand […]

Could crypto rise again?

Could crypto rise again?
By Kathleen Brooks, Research Director

This time last year the rise of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies seemed unstoppable. Bitcoin appreciated by some 2000% before it came crashing down to earth at the start of this year. After trading just below $20,000 last December, it is now trading […]