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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.

Forex pips explained: The complete guide to Forex pips

16/07/2018 | Alpari

The concept of pips is very important in trading in order to understand how exchange rates move, how to calculate the profit or loss on a position, and how to manage risk effectively. However, many traders still lack a deep understanding of pips in trading and risk management, which puts a large burden on their trading performance. In light of this, we’ve provided a detailed guide on what pips are in Forex trading, how to calculate their value, what pipettes are, and much more.

A Beginner to Forex Trading?

16/07/2018 | Alpari

Forex trading can be a lucrative undertaking if you understand the basics and build on them with experience. While you shouldn’t expect that you’ll be a professional trader in a few weeks, with dedication, patience and knowledge you can become successful in a relatively short period of time. In this article, we’ll show you on what you need to focus if you’re just starting out with Forex trading. We’ll cover how to trade Forex and some other important techniques that you need to be aware of, such as price-action and risk management. These are major building blocks that need to be understood early in your trading journey. So, let’s start!

Top 3 Forex trading platforms for retail traders

16/07/2018 | Alpari

A trading platform is what gives us the capability to open, manage, and close trades on the Forex market, which makes it the single most important piece of software for Forex traders. This is especially true for short-term traders, who rely heavily on technical trading rules and spend hours in front of their trading platforms. In fact, the trading platform you choose can have a significant effect on your trading performance based on the tools it brings on board and its overall stability and reliability.

The best Forex trading apps every trader should know

16/07/2018 | Alpari

If you fall into the group of Forex traders who feel overwhelmed by the amount of market information available online, then this article is for you. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best Forex trading apps, which will make your life easier by filtering the important information from the unimportant. Whether it’s trading platforms, news apps, or currency heat maps – here’s the ultimate list of Forex trading apps that you need to start using today.

How to trade Forex with a small account

16/07/2018 | Alpari

When it comes to any form of investment, including day trading, being undercapitalised can easily lead to a trader losing all their money. Most successful traders don’t start off with just 100 USD in trading capital. Contrary to what advertisements from Forex brokers offering high leverage may have you believe, for the most part, traders do need a substantial amount of starting capital in order to trade Forex successfully.

The best futures contracts for day trading

12/07/2018 | Alpari

The futures markets attract a certain type of speculator, as they offer significant benefits at practically a fraction of the cost. For example, in order to trade on equity markets such as the US S&P500, an investor would need a significant sum of money.

Tax tips for the individual Forex trader

11/07/2018 | Alpari

While many traders are focused on becoming profitable and increasing their trading account, one should also consider which are the best ways to file gains and losses with the taxing authorities. Forex brokers usually don’t handle taxes, so it remains the duty of traders to report and file their dues or deductions to the relevant tax authorities.

6 Key Factors that affect Forex rates

11/07/2018 | Alpari

When it comes to analysing currencies on a fundamental level, many traders feel overwhelmed by the number of factors that impact currency exchange rates. This can easily lead to overanalysing, which in turn creates trading losses and missed opportunities in the market. This article will explain some of the most important factors and economic indicators, which are serious market-movers in the Forex market.

Getting started in stock trading

11/07/2018 | Alpari

Stock trading can be a lucrative undertaking if you understand the risks before you start investing. The stock market usually outperforms many other markets, such as bonds or the commodity market, but also carries a higher degree of risk. On the other hand, index funds which track the performance of a specific group of stocks are also a viable alternative which can have reasonable returns combined with lower risk.

4 Ways to double your investment

11/07/2018 | Alpari

Investors have a tendency to think about their investments in terms of ROI (return on investment), ROE (return on equity), and so on, but there is one measurement that is easy to understand even for the financially illiterate folks – and that is, the time needed to double your money.

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