If this week has taught me anything, it’s that you can never be too sure because you never know what’s coming or when it is coming. This past week we witnessed the US elections, and with that came volatility.
As traders, we love volatility. We love movement in a bearish or bullish direction.
Early on in my Forex trading journey, I never followed Economic events to the tee. I genuinely felt it was useless, and so I left that out of my trading strategy altogether.
One day, I found myself on top of the moon because I had a couple of GBP trades open, which were going incredibly well until…
The Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report is an economic indicator measuring employment change within the United States.
Each month, NFP shows the net change in the number of paid employees, excluding specific sectors like the farming industry and non-profit organizations.
Do you remember the housing market crash in 2007 and the financial crisis that followed in 2008?? Like myself, you may have been too young to understand what was going on.
BUT those who worked for Lehman Brothers, and other major banks, will never forget it.
Living in the Information Age, makes information way more accessible and it also means it is easy for anyone to put out news! Whether that information is credible or not is an entirely different story. Probably the most important thing to consider is the reliability of stories before making any investment decisions.
Remember in the Main Fundamental Forces In Forex article we said that certain fundamental events can lead to large movements in the Forex markets? And we named a few such as the GDP, unemployment rates, and even interest rates. In this article, we will look at the fundamental event known as the FOMC Meeting.
Today I come before you as a wounded soldier. This week, more specifically at the time of writing this article, I was caught asleep at the wheel. It happens to the best of us and it’s important to recognize when you are out of balance as a person because your imbalance, whether it’s physical, emotional, or mental, affects your trading results directly…
What is OPEC?
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization represented by 13 countries in the world. Founded on the 14th of September 1960 in Bagdad, as a way to unify and co-ordinate petroleum policies to secure fair and stable prices for producer and consumer.
Quantitative easing (QE) is a type of monetary policy adopted by central banks to stimulate a countries economy.
Central banks face the challenge of “balancing” economic growth (making sure the economy does not grow too fast or too slow) by influencing the forces of supply and demand.
In this article, we will discuss a few key pointers that every Forex trader needs to know about his or her currency pairs. So let me start by asking you a few questions… How well do you know your pairs; EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDJPY?
Seriously how well?! Do you know what happened 2 weeks ago with cable? Or why the Euro gained so much strength over the past week? Or what price your favorite pairs are sitting at right now?