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Articles about Forex trading

On this page you can find articles about working on financial markets, written by company specialists and our clients; all exerienced traders and investors. A fresh look at the market, stories of success, Forex secrets and more in our articles.

Support and resistance indicators: how to trade S&R in Forex

07/02/2019 | Alpari

Support and resistance levels are one of the most important concepts in Forex trading. Many technical tools rely on support and resistance lines to find or to confirm trade setups, and they are probably one of the first tools that new traders learn in trading. Support and resistance levels can come in various forms, and there are even complete trading strategies which rely purely on these levels. Given the importance of this topic, we prepared a detailed article which covers everything you need to know about it and shows how to calculate support and resistance levels in Forex.

How to become a Forex trader

04/02/2019 | Alpari

While Forex is an exciting and lucrative financial market, many traders face difficulties when trying to make steady profits and grow their trading account. In fact, most beginners on the market blow their first trading account in a few weeks because they lack the understanding of basic trading concepts and don’t pay too much attention to risk management.

How much money do you need to start trading Forex?

04/02/2019 | Alpari

To trade on a financial market, you need capital. Capital is used to buy an instrument if your analysis shows that its price could increase in value, eventually leading to capital gains and a profit for the trader. The Forex market is no different – in order to start trading currencies, you need to invest a certain sum of money with your broker which is then used to buy and sell currencies. The amount invested has a direct impact on the amount of profits you can make, as larger trading accounts can open larger position sizes than smaller trading accounts (given the same amount of leverage).

Best Forex charting software

04/02/2019 | Alpari

Even if you’re new to Forex trading, you may have noticed that following the price charts of currency pairs is extremely important. Charts show the movements of currencies in a graphically appealing way, and traders use these charts to apply various technical tools in order to anticipate future price movements.

How to trade bitcoin CFDs on Forex

24/01/2019 | Alpari

With all the hype surrounding the cryptomarket since its spectacular rise in value in 2017, there are not many people who haven’t heard about cryptocurrencies, including the most popular – bitcoin. However, is trading bitcoin as you would any other financial instrument possible? Is it traded on Forex? How volatile is it? And how can I analyse it to make sensible trading decisions? This and much more will be discussed in this article. We’ll also include two complete trading strategies to trade bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and show you what to pay the most attention to on the cryptomarket. So, let’s get started!

What is a Forex arbitrage strategy?

24/01/2019 | Alpari

There are many ways to profit on the Forex market. Anticipating the future price movements of currency pairs is one of them, and arguably the most widespread among retail Forex traders. Carry trades and accumulating rollover profits is also a popular trading approach, which is based on buying a higher-yielding currency and simultaneously selling a lower-yielding currency, making a profit on the interest rate differential. However, did you know that traders can also make profits with very low risk through Forex arbitrage? If you don’t know what Forex arbitrage is, then you're in the right place. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Forex arbitrage strategy and give examples on how it works.

Top 10 Forex money management tips

24/01/2019 | Alpari

Money management plays an extremely important role in Forex trading. Without proper risk and money management techniques, trading would not differ too much from gambling in a casino. Even the most profitable trading strategy won’t produce positive trading results if the trader doesn’t respect at least the most crucial concepts in money management. To help you out in your trading journey and to show how important Forex capital management in trading can be, we compiled a list of the top 10 Forex money management tips that every trader should know.

How to identify Forex scams

21/01/2019 | Alpari

Just like any other financial market, the Forex market has been a target of Forex scammers for a very long time. Unethical behaviour, promises of unusually large profits without any risk, and the advertisement of “holy grails” are all signs of a Forex scammer who wants to make a profit from naïve traders. Fortunately, there are easy ways you can identify a Forex scammer and protect yourself from their misleading promises. In this article, we’ll cover exactly that, and show you how Forex scammers operate.

The complete beginner’s guide to Forex

15/01/2019 | Alpari

If you’re new to Forex trading, chances are that there are still many trading concepts and basic terminology that you’re not fully familiar with. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make your trading journey as seamless as possible, mention the best time to trade Forex, and showcase a few of the most important differences between Forex and stock trading. By the end of the guide, you’ll have a solid foundation of the most important trading concepts so you can get your feet wet on the most exciting financial market in the world.

Forex robots and how they work

10/01/2019 | Alpari

In essence, there are two ways Forex traders can approach trading: they can either decide to analyse the market and trade on their own, or they can go with the increasingly popular Forex trading robots that do all the hard work for you and place trades automatically. But, are they really a profitable substitution to trades hand-picked by experienced Forex traders? Let’s find out.

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