Market trends are formed by a series of with-trend and countertrend price moves. Understanding the terminology used when describing price action is vital for anybody starting in the Forex market.
Pip is an acronym for “price interest point” or “percentage in point”, which is a price change of 1/100 of 1% or one basis point. This represents the smallest possible change in an exchange rate.
The majority of Forex pairs are quoted up to 4 decimal places i.e. a pip is the last of those 4 decimal places.
At the time of writing, I’ve had an incredible week. Filled with opportunities and trade setups that would have you questioning whether or not we’ve actually come to the end of the year! I mean, seriously, since when are the markets so volatile in December??
Today we will look at another uncommon indicator that isn’t really spoken of in the Forex trading community.
Remember the first day you were introduced to algebra in math class, and you were so confused? Okay, maybe not all of you, but for the majority of us it was the case. However, by the end of the term, you understood the concept.
As Forex traders, we often learn different things from mentors, teachers, and “experts”. Even though knowledge is shared continuously, many indicators are hardly ever mentioned.
It is almost impossible to find in-depth information about these indicators and what works best with them.
In this article, we will take a look at the William Percentage Range indicator.
Flag patterns are a form of consolidation that occurs during market trends. Breakouts from these patterns favor trend continuation, so flags are considered retracements within a prevailing trend.
A bullish flag pattern indicates that an uptrend is likely to continue, while a bearish flag pattern suggests that a downtrend will continue.
Bollinger bands are a technical analysis indicator that consists of an upper, a middle (simple moving average), and a lower band. Usually, price action will be contained within the Bollinger bands, although breakouts do occur.
This indicator can be a great asset to technical analysts because it can be used to gauge market conditions, spot entry opportunities, and set targets.
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.
There are two ways most traders achieve a positive expectancy (get the probabilities in their favor). These can be used separately or together to gain an edge but the logic is simple – You either FOLLOW THE TREND or trade using CONFLUENCE.