How to Profit from Candlestick Patterns in Forex Trading

By bsuper

Did you know that it is possible to design a trading strategy entirely around the most basic elements of a chart – the candlesticks? The truth is that this is not only possible, but many traders are actually having huge success doing it. Even entire bo […]

Forex Trading Opportunities in August

Forex Trading Opportunities in August
By Learn to Trade

While July was certainly an eventful month in the forex market, August is currently setting up to become even more exciting. Among the things we have seen unfold over the past month is an intensified trade war initiated by president Trump, a sharply we […]

August Trading Insights from David Long

August Trading Insights from David Long
By David Long

Yet another testing month is behind us. With the US dollar still stuck in the range between 95.20 and 93.40. Commodities fell early on in the month thanks to trade war escalating, but as the war disappeared from headlines the commodity market found a f […]

Idea of the day: Can Apple save tech?

Market update today
By Learn to Trade

Apple will announce its earnings at 2130 BST this evening, and it is easily the biggest event for stock markets today, even this week. After some big earnings misses from the likes of Netflix, Facebook and Twitter, the heat is on for Apple to deliver a […]

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 […]