Education

Climbing the path of improvement All of us want to keep improving in our trading, so how can we keep continuously developing? We achieve this by building on our strengths and working on or around our weaknesses.   The first thing to do is to be brutally honest with yourself and reviews these key areas:
A strong frame of mind We have already established that trading is stressful (as if we needed persuading), so now let’s look at some strategies for helping us to deal with stress. We all need stress to motivate us, so we don’t want to avoid all stress. We just want to be able to cope well with
What to look for when markets turn We are undoubtedly in the bull-iest of bull runs, which has made market watchers declare: Bully! The problem is that this bull seems to be running through a tech stock china shop. In the past few months we have Facebook take a significant dive after the Cambridge Analytica
Winning and Losing in the Markets How do you handle the stress of trading? Have you ever felt like throwing your computer out of the window with a losing trade? Or have you ever felt the elation of a winning trade that’s run and run? Woohoo , Warren Buffet watch out, here I come. And then you
Technical techniques for following the trend If you have been trading for any amount of time, you have likely read about trend following – which can be used as a forex trading strategy. Is it truly the allegorical Holy Grail of trading? Let’s dive deeper into Trend Following and see if it lives up to
What is the RSI and how does it work A quick search about Forex indicator will yield millions of results – 11.2 million results in fact. So once you’ve cut your teeth trading and you’re ready to graduate to a more technical way where do you start? One of the most popular methods of technical
Tips for staying ahead in a quiet market Summer trading can present a number of challenges for trading. For starters, ranges can be smaller due to the reduced volatility with many institutional traders away from their desks. Markets are more vulnerable to having patches of illiquidity with random moves taking out stops more readily on
How to make experience work for you Practice makes perfect. There are few axioms that are more frequently repeated than that one. Probably because it actually works. Trading though is completely different beast – a bull or a bear. When trading with a virtual balance, emotions such as fear, ego, greed and “revenge trading” are
How to avoid mental pitfalls Trading is a high-performance activity and, like all high-performance pursuits, the mental element of how you approach your trading is extremely important. Ironically, it is also easy to overlook with many novice traders seeing it as an irrelevant part of their trading. However, trading psychology mustn’t be ignored since our
Something to add to your trading arsenal The internet is awash with Forex trading theories, strategies and magic incantations to achieve consistent results on the markets. Although it is likely that some of these have validity and can help traders, many of them cannot prove their efficacy or viability in the long term. This article
Article provided by FxPro, an industry-leading online broker regulated by the FCA Frequently, many beginning traders think that there is nothing difficult in trading and all they need is to choose several favourite instruments, the leverage, and press “Sell”-“Buy” buttons. Here the trader is likely to make a mistake. Mistake #1: “Buy low and sell
Can Reddit offer anything to traders? What could possibly be the value of advice from an online forum like Reddit? The specific Forex subreddit, not only features success stories but horror stories of forex traders “blowing” their accounts in a myriad of ways. It’s like being privy to an extensive trial and error process (most
What can technical analysis do for you Whether to use technical indicators or not is a question that creates great controversy among forex traders. Many traders who relied on technical indicators felt betrayed at some point – by a wrong entry signal or a late exit from the market. As a result, there are those
Add some news to your trading Forex trading or any type of CFD and non-derivative trading requires an immense amount data. The stereotypical image of a trader sitting in front of a six-screen array with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times opened on their desk, exists for a reason. If you go
Seven tips for getting the most out of the summer market It was Ella Fitzgerald who performed the song ‘Summertime’. The iconic opening lyrics are, of course, ‘Summertime and the livin’ is easy‘. Well living may be easier during the summer months, but trading can often be more challenging. During the summer months large market
Forex education from LegacyFX There are a number of different strategies that traders use to govern their actions or decision-making. One of the most effective is sentiment analysis, which reflects simply understanding the current mood of the market. The market, like any person or individual is subject to different moods. Correctly reading the market’s mood