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?
In Forex trading the economic calendar refers to scheduled economic releases that have an impact on a currencies value and/ or the market as a whole; these calendars come packed with other useful information for traders.
Economic releases have an impact on trader sentiment and valuation, the influence on price is usually short term but, in significant cases, the impact can be long term.
Sentimental Trading isn’t so bad
Traders have been using sentiment to determine market direction for a long time now. Modern technology and an internet connection make trading sentiment just that little bit easier… a little.
3 sister approaches of trading dictate how you get into a trade and what influences your decision-making process. Technicals, Fundamentals, and the all but forgotten step-child… Sentiment.
Are you interested in using fundamentals to trade Forex but have no idea where to even start?
This article will set you on the right track by explaining 3 different approaches to trading fundamentals in Forex: News trading, interest rate approach and geopolitical trading.
Major global events can affect currency valuations; therefore most traders keep a keen eye on any significant worldwide developments and how these can impact their trading.
Why do global events affect Forex? Major worldwide developments influence the supply and demand of currencies.
Fundamentals, what are they and what do they mean? Why do some consider them as evil and others as good? Well, let’s dive into all these questions and understand what part they play in the forex markets.
Now it is key for me to highlight that fundamental analysis is a way of looking at the markets through the understanding of economic, social and political forces that may cause the market to react a certain way
Watching Bloomberg and CNBC will make any new trader confused beyond belief. So many types of economic data flowing on the screen and the different analysts giving their opinions, this can leave traders with a heart rate above 150 bpm thinking: “what will happen to my long USD position?” In this article, we will discuss how interest rates affect Forex trading so that you are not left chewing your nails or grinding your teeth until there is nothing left.