Do you remember the first time that you came across the financial markets, or more specifically, forex trading? Unless you had a keen interest in economics, it's highly likely that you were almost immediately drawn to technical analysis (T.A). Those attractively colourful indicators, pin-point accurate support/resistance lines and rumours of other technical traders trading for a living, is usually enough to lure the majority of newcomers into this category. There is, however, another technique used to analyse the markets: fundamental analysis (F.A).
There are some things that knock you for six when you hear them, and this is generally the case when one first encounters the foreign exchange markets, or 'forex' for short. Followed by the credit (debt) market (think US government bonds, notes and bills here), forex is the largest, most liquid market on the planet - an immense auction house which has a daily turnover of $5.1 trillion (according to the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets). Forex is a globally decentralized marketplace, which simply means that there's no central exchange or physical location. It Operates around the clock five days a week, with the action beginning in Wellington, New Zealand and closing on Friday evening in New York, essentially allowing one to pick and choose when to trade.
Trading can be quite a challenge for most, regardless of whether you are a novice or an experienced trader. Emotions, analysis, trading strategy all play a role when it comes to executing the picture perfect set up. But more often than not, traders tend to end up making mistakes which often can be decisive between increasing your bottom line trading equity and erasing your gains completely. No matter how good a trader you are, here are five most commonly made trading mistakes along with some suggestions on how one can avoid or deal with them more objectively.
We understand that this is a perfectly natural question, especially for newer traders. Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer. To a degree, we believe it depends on the person who is doing the asking. With that in mind, let's have a look at some of the key points relating to this subject…
Forex Trading is definitely not rocket science. Simple and subtle guidelines can allow aspiring traders to progress up the learning curve and become consistent in a relatively short period of time. These very guidelines have worked for centuries. Back in the early 1900s, Jesse Livermore used the exact same guidelines to make his fortune.
In the previous article, we looked at how traders can ignore the moving average and instead focus on just the Average Directional Index (ADX) and the Moving Average Convergence and Divergence (MACD) indicators to determine the trend strength.
The harmonic domain is a bizarre, yet intriguing, phenomenon for most traders.
While some dismiss the approach entirely, others are unable to trade without it.
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