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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:28

Why most news traders fail?

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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 trades. But if you choose to trade during volatile times the reward will be much higher but it does come at a price. Many traders decide to adapt their trading strategies and to adjust their automated trading…
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 bonus, which might be preferred by some traders. Nevertheless, the majority of brokers became very aggressive in their marketing tactics and are now competing with each other on who offers the biggest bonus. This article…
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 material out there. Unfortunately, while it helps it is not that easy to become a profitable forex trader. Some may say that you need to be born with the traits to be a successful trader. You need to love…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:23

The history of Forex Brokers

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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 were only a handful of Forex Brokers as the internet was not used so widely and people in general did not know about Forex trading and there were not great resources of information like there are today. In…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:21

How to spot a Forex Trader

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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 Mediterranean or in a Chalet in Switzerland, Forex traders project some common characteristics. Those characteristics will allow you to spot a forex trader from the crowd.   New York trader   1. Loads of trading screens in his apartment…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:20

How to choose your Forex Broker

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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: • Better trading conditions: Better spreads, or better execution of your orders. Less slippage, no trading restrictions such as trading during the news and more. The better the conditions the more money you will make or the less you…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:19

3 Tips to Successful Trading

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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 position.We will try to provide you with tips so you can stay focused while you are trading, understand what you could have missed or done differently so history doesn’t repeat itself. 1. Stay Focused If you’re…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:07

What happened on Black Thursday

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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 up losing millions within an hour; even stock listed companies were severely affected. On Thursday January 15th 2015 the Swiss National Bank issued a statement that it would scrap the EURCHF floor it said it would continue to support. In a surprise announcement…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:00

How do Forex Brokers make money?

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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, we will use those business models in order to provide you with a clearer idea of the profits brokers make.First and quickly, we will touch on how Market Maker brokers profit from offering their services. Well, this is simple they…
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 doing so. On the other hand MM Brokers cover the orders internally with their own liquidity, and only cover high risk orders with external LPs. Using their own liquidity essentially means that they profit when clients lose money and lose when…
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