How to Profit from Candlestick Patterns in Forex Trading

How to Profit from Candlestick Patterns in Forex Trading
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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 books have been written about it, perhaps best-known among them […]

Forex Trading Opportunities in August

Forex Trading Opportunities in August
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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 weakening Chinese yuan, a possible bottom in bitcoin prices, and a US […]

An Introduction to Momentum and Trend Trading

An Introduction to Momentum and Trend Trading
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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 to educate yourself on a few key concepts related to it. Remember, in trend trading we don’t make guesses […]

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
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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 during the market crash of 1929, as all […]

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

How much trading capital do you need to earn $100,000 a year?
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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 teach five different strategies for people […]

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
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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. The fashion show itself was like something out of the Wizard […]

Choosing The Right Chart Type in Forex Trading

Choosing The Right Chart Type in Forex Trading
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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 the sentiment of the participants in the market, and […]

Could crypto rise again?

Could crypto rise again?
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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 around the $6,600 level. So, where is the crypto market likely to […]

Why stocks aren’t sweating the commodity decline

Why stocks aren’t sweating the commodity decline
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Source: Bloomberg and Capital Index Usually when commodity markets move sharply it can spell danger for the broader financial markets. Thus, the sharp decline in some metals on the back of global trade war fears, and the overall malaise in the commodity markets might be a warning sign that other asset classes could be at […]

UK banks brush off EU access fears as US inflation fails to move the Fed’s dial

UK banks brush off EU access fears as US inflation fails to move the Fed’s dial
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Source: Bloomberg and Capital Index US CPI was in-line with expectations for June, suggesting that prices are rising at a manageable rate. The annual rate of headline inflation rose to 2.9% from 2.8%, while core prices rose to 2.3%, the highest level in 2 years. The dollar index, which had rallied into the data, backed […]