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  • Fri 04 August 2017 10:32 UTC

    What is Cryptocurrency?

    What is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is the latest fad to hit the financial markets made famous by names such as Bitcoin or Ethereum and Litecoin. As the name suggests, a cryptocurrency is digital money or an asset. It acts just like a normal currency. This means that a cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange. The difference however is that…
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  • Fri 04 August 2017 05:47 UTC

    What is Trailing Stop Loss and how to use it?

    What is Trailing Stop Loss and how to use it? A trailing stop loss order is a type of order that allows the trader to capitalize on the gains from a trade when it moves in the direction of the trade. At the same time, a trailing stop order is triggered and automatically closed when the trade reverses by a specified number of pips or ticks. A…
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  • Fri 04 August 2017 05:13 UTC

    What is Forex Stop Hunting?

    What is Forex Stop Hunting? Stop hunting, at the name suggests refers to the phenomenon when price reverses sharply (usually resulting in a long wick). This sudden and sharp movement occurs usually when some important economic news is released. Stop hunting happens when a lot of traders’ orders are liquidated. In most cases, these are the stop…
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  • Tue 25 July 2017 19:31 UTC

    What is a social trading network?

    What is a social trading network? Social trading network or a social trading platform is similar to Facebook or LinkedIn. However, social trading goes beyond just networking and making friends. Social trading network also offers to share trade recommendations and even trading ideas and signals. Social trading is something new that has grown…
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  • Tue 25 July 2017 18:59 UTC

    Why are traders always searching forex brokers?

    Why are traders always searching forex brokers? The search for forex brokers is probably something that most forex traders do on a regular basis. This is somewhat akin to searching for the "Holy Grail" trading system. Most traders, especially those who are beginners, often end up in this cycle, jumping from one forex broker to another and looking…
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  • Tue 25 July 2017 17:09 UTC

    Benefits of MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform

    Benefits of MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform Metaquotes, the company that created the hugely successful MetaTrader 4 platform for currency trading, introduced the multi-asset trading platform MetaTrader 5 (MT5) in 2010. The MT5 platform was created using MQL5, a special programming language, to provide multiple functionalities to it. The revised…
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  • Sun 23 July 2017 20:51 UTC

    Five annoying things Forex Brokers do

    5 (Five) annoying things Forex Brokers do Forex brokers have become the main pillar when it comes to retail forex trading. Whether we like it or not, forex brokers are the middlemen that connect retail traders to the interbank markets. While forex brokers were mainly concentrated in the area of market makers, as volumes began to grow, a new breed…
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  • Sun 23 July 2017 14:57 UTC

    Do Forex signals really work?

    Do Forex signals really work? Forex signals are probably one of the most sought after service by forex traders. For the most part, it is the beginner traders or those who do not have enough knowledge of the forex markets who look to using a forex signals service. These days, one can subscribe to a forex signals service for as little as $5 a day…
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  • Wed 19 July 2017 10:18 UTC

    Expos and why Forex Brokers pay for their booths

    Expos and why Forex Brokers pay for their booths Forex trading expositions or expos for short are nothing but tradeshow fairs for the forex industry. There are quite a few expos that are held throughout the year. Some focus on the B2B side of the markets, connecting forex brokers, liquidity providers and other technology services. Then, there are…
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  • Wed 03 May 2017 10:44 UTC

    Forex trading tips - Things to know to be a successful forex trader

    Forex trading tips - Things to know to be a successful forex trader When it comes to trading forex, every beginner dreams of making it big. Indeed, the lure of trading the world of currencies and the potential rewards the markets can give often blinds potential traders from the glaring potholes that are filled in the journey. Somewhere down the…
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  • Wed 03 May 2017 08:01 UTC

    What is forex trading?

    What is forex trading? For many people, including financial traders (stocks, bonds and other types of markets) the question of what is forex trading often comes up. Foreign exchange or forex trading deals with exchanging one currency pair for another at the prevailing price that is set by the markets. The forex or currency markets are one of the…
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  • Sun 30 April 2017 16:44 UTC

    Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    Things Successful Forex Traders Do In just about any career, or profession, there are a few super achievers who make things look very simple. Regardless of whether it is sports or medicine or even finance, there are some who absolutely hit the ball out of the park when it comes to excelling in their professions. The forex industry is also no…
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  • Wed 29 March 2017 11:01 UTC

    How to trade forex successfully?

    How to trade forex successfully? Learning how to trade forex successfully, contrary to what you might think is not a straight forward method which once you follow will make you a success in the forex markets. You will not find success in forex from reading just a few books or watching webinars, but in fact every day you trade or practice to trade…
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  • Mon 27 March 2017 20:40 UTC

    How to trade Forex in the US

    How to trade Forex in the US If you reside in the US, you have probably had trouble finding a Forex broker to enable you trade in the Forex market, even though there are so many brokers around the world. This is because of stricter regulations in the US compared to other countries which prevent more brokers from operating there. Keep in mind that…
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  • Tue 07 March 2017 09:03 UTC

    Why do you need to set "Take Profit" (T/P) and "Stop Loss" (S/L) orders?

    Why do you need to set "Take Profit" (T/P) and "Stop Loss" (S/L) orders? Traders often argue about the necessity of setting "Stop Loss" and "Take Profit" orders. Some say that there can not be proper trading without them, some state that working without these orders more profit can be produced. Many newbies are confused with these discussions and…
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  • Tue 07 February 2017 17:30 UTC

    Three Unique Chart Types to Improve your Technical Analysis

    Three Unique Chart Types to give you a different perspective of the Markets For many traders who base their trading decisions from the technical analysis or chart patterns, the candlestick charts are one of the most widely used chart types. Of course, there is also the bar chart and the line charts which are also used every now and then and let's…
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  • Sat 04 February 2017 07:41 UTC

    Are We Looking at a Global Economic Meltdown?

    Are We Looking at a Global Economic Meltdown? Some very deep global reasons have been attributed to the recent decision of the Federal Reserve board not to raise the interest rates. This would have been the first interest rate in a whole period of 9 years should the decision has been positive. However, Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve Chair…
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  • Sat 07 January 2017 12:22 UTC

    The Best Time to Trade Forex

    The Best Time to Trade Forex "When is the BEST time to trade Forex?" A normal answer is "ANYTIME is a good time” but that answer almost always draws sighs from the crowd. We say "ANYTIME is a good time" primarily because the Forex Market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. The lack of a physical exchange allows the Forex…
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  • Mon 14 November 2016 19:28 UTC

    21 Signs you have what it takes to be a Forex Trader

    21 Signs you have what it takes to be a Forex Trader While the debate about whether good traders are born by nature or nurtured continues, there are some traits that are exhibited which can lay the ground for you. If you have been considering to become a successful forex trader, here are 21 signs that you might be on the right track. 1. You have…
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  • Wed 26 October 2016 18:21 UTC

    50 Fascinating facts about Forex

    50 Fascinating facts about Forex Think you know all there is to know about forex and currencies? Think again! 1. China created the first paper money in the world, some 1400 years ago!2. Up to World War II, tea was used a form of currency in Asia, spanning countries such as China, Tibet, Mongolia and Central Asia3. The word dollar finds its origins…
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  • Wed 26 October 2016 17:50 UTC

    Best Practices for Managing and Operating a Forex Account

    Best Practices for Managing and Operating a Forex Account Managing and operating a forex account is not as easy as it may sound. The failure to be attentive may result in heavy losses, a situation every trader wants to avoid. Below are some of the best practices for managing and operating a forex account that will guarantee you successful trading…
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  • Mon 26 September 2016 11:29 UTC

    Types of forex signals services and how you can use them

    Types of forex signals services and how you can use them Trading can be difficult; to put it very bluntly and there is a lot of truth to the cliché that more than 90% of retail traders lose money. Let's face it, not everyone is cut out for trading. If not, then we would all be traders, making big money and sitting on yachts taking our dream…
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  • Tue 20 September 2016 21:23 UTC

    What are the benefits of trading with a regulated broker

    What are the benefits of trading with a regulated broker? In an ever evolving world of the internet, it is now just as easy to set up an elaborate business to attract clients or customers only to shut shop and disappear. Anyone who has bought something or used a service at some point might have had their brush with some kind of scam at one point.…
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  • Wed 22 June 2016 08:20 UTC

    5 things to know before trading on a recommendation

    5 things to know before trading on a recommendation We all know that intensive study and research is the key to success and part of this is reading as many expert’s opinions as possible. You may find these opinions practically everywhere: newspapers (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, etc), magazines (The Economist, Forbes, Business Week,…
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  • Sun 22 May 2016 08:40 UTC

    7 Important things about your trading platform

    7 Important things about your trading platform Trading is a fight. The trading floor is like a boxing ring in which millions of traders fight for winning or at least for survival. In order for you to succeed, you need all the help you can get and the first one is your trading platform. The trading platform should not be just a tool that helps you…
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  • Mon 09 May 2016 18:17 UTC

    5 Things to check before starting your trading session

    5 Things to check before starting your trading session “Today it is a good day for making money” - that’s what you said to yourself this morning. Now that the opening bell is about to ring on the trading floor, you’re in front of your computer and you are eager to start trading. Still, before that, take a look at the tips below as they may help…
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  • Tue 03 May 2016 13:10 UTC

    8 Basic Rules any trader should obey

    8 Basic Rules any trader should obey Did you ever wonder what is the difference between winners and losers in the long term? Like most people you probably think the answer is education. Then, you read a few more books, some articles and thought that was it. Now you’re the man. Well… guess what? It’s not that. Any of us can swallow tons of…
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  • Sun 24 January 2016 11:31 UTC

    Why most news traders fail?

    Why most news traders fail? The market is volatile, the candlesticks move up and down like a yoyo and the prices changes dramatically in a split second. In a normal day you might struggle to place a few profitable trades. You will analyse the market, you will test your trading strategy over and over again just to have a couple of profitable…
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  • Sun 17 January 2016 10:45 UTC

    The History of Bonuses and promotions in the Forex market

    The History of Bonuses and promotions in the Forex market Bonuses offered by Forex brokers are almost becoming universal to the point when you might be surprised if a broker does not offer you a bonus or promotion to sign up with them. This is of course not true of all brokers as some brokers prefer to offer better trading conditions in place of a…
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  • Thu 14 January 2016 12:53 UTC

    Signs you have what it takes to be a Forex Trader

    Signs you have what it takes to be a Forex Trader There are thousands of training websites out there teaching their readers about the Forex market and providing them the tools required to become a Forex trader. They provide lots of information that might give the impression you can easily become a successful Forex trader by simply learning all the…
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  • Tue 05 January 2016 12:30 UTC

    The history of Forex Brokers

    The history of Forex Brokers These days New Forex Brokers seem to constantly be emerging. New names appear on a daily basis and traders are left wondering how many Forex Brokers are actually out there. Now we are in the thick of a growing industry you are probably asked yourself how the heck all these Brokers started. In the late nineties there…
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  • Thu 10 September 2015 09:04 UTC

    How to Spot a Forex Trader

    How to spot a Forex Trader Forex traders come in all shapes and sizes; young, old, male, female, students, doctors, accountants... you name; they trade Forex.The trade can take place directly from a laptop or desktop computer or even from a mobile device or a tablet. Whether you are living, in an apartment in New York, in a villa in the…
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  • Sun 06 September 2015 15:20 UTC

    How to choose your Forex Broker

    How to choose your Forex Broker It’s extremely common for traders to use multiple brokers and quite often traders are always in search of a new broker. You might wonder why traders are obsessed with jumping from broker to broker so we have dissected exactly why. The main reasons you should always be searching for a new broker are as follows: •…
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  • Sun 06 September 2015 14:38 UTC

    3 Tips to Successful Trading

    3 Tips to Successful Trading You thought about it but it was already too late - the position you opened is losing and you’re scratching your head and thinking “why the hell did I make this mistake?” Your analysis was correct and there were no news releases at that time so your trade was fully justified but you still managed to open a losing…
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  • Thu 06 August 2015 13:17 UTC

    What happened on Black Thursday

    What happened on Black Thursday A normal employee in the private sector always fears of a Black Friday. Normally Friday is the day when companies release bad news, which quite often coincides with firing employees or making redundancies. In the Forex market it happened on Thursday. The most well-known Forex brokers with the strongest books ended…
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  • Tue 28 July 2015 20:09 UTC

    How do Forex Brokers make money?

    How do Forex Brokers make money? Let’s face it. It will be more profitable to run a Forex broker than trading in the market. Why? The return on investment can be comparably higher than the profits made from trading. In our previous post we have introduced the two main business models of brokers; Straight Through Processing and Market Making. Now,…
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  • Sat 04 July 2015 12:47 UTC

    STP or Market Maker; Does it really matter? Are there more important things to know?

    STP or Market Maker; Does it really matter? Are there more important things to know? The two main business models used by Forex Brokers are the Straight Through Processing (STP) and Market Making (MM) models. In general, STP Brokers claim to transfer all their clients’ orders directly to their Liquidity Providers (LPs) and receive a small cut for…
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