Beginner Forex Trading
This is very much a beginner topic, but I think it is essential to learn about the market open and close because trading mistakes made during these times can be avoided, as long as you are aware of them.
To start, I want to point out that the Forex market is not the same as the stock market in terms of when the market closes and opens.
Today we will look into the rising wedge pattern which occurs in the markets when price contracts in a specific direction. On a chart, you will observe a trendline underneath price and channel line above.
Within the wedge, the market still has bullish momentum, but breakouts out of this pattern can occur in either direction.
Whenever someone talks about taking a break in Forex trading, or trading in general, it usually comes after losing money. SO… you probably just lost money.
A little, a lot, it doesn’t matter, but you feel like all the trading advice you’ve been given indicates that you should probably take a break. Should you? I wouldn’t advise it.
A trading strategy is a set of predefined rules that a trader follows when opening, managing and closing a position. This means that specific criteria must be met before any trades are placed or modified.
Trading strategies dictate when you should be participating in the market vs. when you should stay out, which essentially means that the rules are making the trading decisions.
Psychologically we human beings require rest in order to function and make the best decisions possible in the Forex markets. When our minds are tired, although we may have an edge over the markets, we can tend to be very lethargic in our approach to market analysis and trading our plan.
Volume refers to the amount that a financial instrument has been traded over a specified period. In the Forex market, this would be how much a certain currency pair has been exchanged. For example, traders will analyze the volume of EURUSD over a 4-hour timeframe.