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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.

What is fundamental analysis

08/05/2018 | Alpari

This type of analysis is often used by traders which prefer long-term trading. A forecast is made on the basis of the current economic and political situation Traders analyse the economic news and base their actions on events that could have a significant effect on the world economy. This could be changes in the political life of a country or its overall economic state, information about price changes in different indices, etc. Fundamental analysis takes everything into account, even rumours and expectations.

How to filter good and bad price action entry signals

07/05/2018 | Alpari

Forex market price action comes with many false signals that can generate huge losses for unprepared traders. The market has periods where prices are range-bound, after which they either break out of the range to continue the previous trend, or they reverse. These are the critical times when traders can easily get whipsawed and accumulate piles of losses.

The 5 types of support and resistance you need to know

07/05/2018 | Alpari

When unexperienced traders and beginners open up their trading platform in the morning, most of them will only see choppy and unconnected price behaviour on the screen. Experienced traders, on the other hand, will immediately try to identify various price patterns, trends, swing highs and lows, and potential support and resistance zones.

The psychology of trade profit targets

07/05/2018 | Alpari

Closing the trade at the most favourable price level is equally as important as getting into the trade at the right time. In the end, the price level at which you get out of your position and exit the trade determines the overall profit or loss of your trade. In this article, I’ll shed some light on the psychology of profit targets and the probabilities game of every single trade.

5 ways to improve your Forex trading routine

07/05/2018 | Alpari

Being successful at Forex trading is not only a function of your trading strategy. There are many more factors that influence your bottom line, and having a straightforward trading routine is one of them. In this article, I’ve listed the top 5 ways you can improve your Forex trading routine. The sooner you embrace them, the more effective your trading will be.

The most dangerous time to trade

07/05/2018 | Alpari

There are times when the most profitable trading decision is to avoid trading altogether. One of these is just after scoring a big win on the Forex market, although many people continue to trade regardless.

The stochastic indicator explained

26/04/2018 | Alpari

The stochastic indicator is a momentum indicator developed by George C. Lane in the 1950s, which shows the position of the most recent closing price relative to the previous high-low range. The indicator measures momentum by comparing the closing price with the previous trading range over a specific period of time.

How to read and use Bollinger bands

26/04/2018 | Alpari

Bollinger bands are one of the most versatile technical indicators available for technicians or chartists. The uniqueness of Bollinger bands lies in the fact that it combines two main components; the trend and the volatility. The trend, as every trader knows, is one of the most important aspects when analysing any financial market. A trend in the market will determine the direction of the price. Trading in the direction of the trend, also known as trend trading, is considered to be one of the safest ways to trade.

A traders guide to the relative strength index indicator

26/04/2018 | Alpari

The relative strength index is a technical indicator that falls under the category of oscillators. Oscillators in Forex trading belong to a class of indicators that are plotted below the price chart in a sub-window. As the name suggest, oscillators tend to oscillate within a range such as 0 to 100 or -100 to +100 and so on. The zero-line is the most important aspect as oscillators can give out buy or sell signals as well as crossovers when two variables are used.

How to use Fibonacci in trading

26/04/2018 | Alpari

Trading based on the Fibonacci method is a unique way of analysing markets. The Fibonacci hypothesis that was developed by the famous mathematician, Leonardo de Pisa, has stood the test of time.

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