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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 the patience of a sniper You are a patient person, and you wait for the right opportunity to strike in general. You are prepared but aren't impulsive enough to pull the trigger immediately. You…
Saturday, 19 January 2019 19:32

50 Fascinating facts about Forex

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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 in the world thaler from Eastern Europe. Silver coins were called as thalers and used widely in Europe between 16th and 19th century. The thaler transformed to the dollar.4. The British pound sterling is the world's oldest…
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 in the forex market? 1. Take the Time to Find a Reputable Broker As you are starting out, you will have a variety of forex brokers to deal with or choose from. Even though the forex market is regulated, it…
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 holidays. There is a reason why you take your car for a fix up to a mechanic and not to a doctor. For the very same reason, if you want to trade…
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, Barron’s, etc), websites (marketwatch.com, bloomberg.com, reuters.com, money.cnn.com, etc), blogs, you name it. There is plenty of information provided by thousands of experts. However, how do you navigate this sea of information? How do you know if an “expert” is really an expert? How can you…
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 place orders, but it should be a weapon and a way of making a difference. In order for this to happen it must fulfill some requirements, different from trader to trader. Without saying…
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. With the retail forex world which has grown by leaps and bounds, as a trader you too must have question the legitimacy of a regulated forex broker and an unregulated forex broker. So…
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 you avoid losing any money. 1. Make sure you’re in good physical shapeYesterday you’ve had a great trading day, one of those days when every trade goes your way, so you felt…
Friday, 18 January 2019 12:08

8 Basic Rules any trader should obey

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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 information and still some will produce better results. Even though you may hear them being called Uber-traders, they actually have one simple thing in common: discipline. Let me elaborate and make it easier for you…
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…
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