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Yen Jumps as Trade Optimism Waned Suddenly after China Canceled Farm...

Yen and Swiss Franc ended as the strongest ones last week. They're partly supported by lack of clear indication of imminent easing from respective...

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Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Fed Cuts Again, But Dissent Rises

U.S. Review Fed Cuts Again, But Dissent Rises The Federal Reserve reduced the fed funds rate 25 bps this week, continuing to cite economic weakness...

The Weekly Bottom Line: Fed Cuts Rates, More to Come

U.S. Highlights In the main financial event of the week, the Federal Reserve cut its key lending rate by 25 basis points, but was...

Week Ahead: US-China Trade and Brexit Back to Forefront

The week ahead features one major central bank decision and only a handful of market-moving data. So, it should be a quieter week. But...

China Has Instant Response to Trump Comments

It appears China may not be buying more agriculture products from the US any time soon as both the Montana Farm Bureau and the...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Fed Cuts Again, But Dissent Rises

U.S. Review Fed Cuts Again, But Dissent Rises The Federal Reserve reduced the fed funds rate 25 bps this week, continuing to cite economic weakness...

The Weekly Bottom Line: Fed Cuts Rates, More to Come

U.S. Highlights In the main financial event of the week, the Federal Reserve cut its key lending rate by 25 basis points, but was...

Forward Guidance: Geopolitical Uncertainty Matters – But Economic Data Still Looks a Little Better

A week that started off with worries about the stability of global oil supply in the wake of last weekend’s attack on a major...

Week Ahead – Markets Remain Focused on Geopolitical Risks

Iran, Trade Updates, Fed Speak, more rate decisions in focus  We could see markets return to being fixated on trade updates, some corporate earnings (Nike,...

Week Ahead: US-China Trade and Brexit Back to Forefront

The week ahead features one major central bank decision and only a handful of market-moving data. So, it should be a quieter week. But...

China Has Instant Response to Trump Comments

It appears China may not be buying more agriculture products from the US any time soon as both the Montana Farm Bureau and the...

Weaker Data this Week May Help BOC with Decision

On Wednesday this week, Canada released its inflation data for the month of August.   Although the MoM data was inline with expectations at -0.1%,...

Eurozone Flash PMIs to Hold Steady, Unlikely to Knock Euro Out of Range

The preliminary readings for the September PMIs are due out of the Eurozone on Monday at 08:00 GMT. The data will be closely watched...

Week Ahead – RBNZ Meets, But Geopolitics May Steal the Show

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will be the sole major central bank that meets next week, but there’s a flood of economic...

China Weekly Letter: Interim Deal Possible, But Still a Long Way to the Real Deal

Lower-level officials meet in Washington. Small interim deal a possibility in October but real break-through is hard to envision at this stage. CNY...
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BOE Stays Put But Warns of the Market Volatility in Case of Further Brexit Delay

BOE voted 9-0 to leave the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75%. It also maintained the asset purchase program at 435B pound and corporate purchase...

FOMC Cut Rate by -25 bps. Third Cut Still Possible Despite Sounding Less Dovish

Fed lowered the policy rate by -25 bps to 1.75-2.00%, although market expectations of a rate cut diminished markedly ahead of the meeting. The...

Fed Cuts Rates 25 Bps. Is Further Easing On The Way?

FOMC Cuts Rates and Dot Plot Shifts Lower As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced its target range for the fed funds...

FOMC Recap: “Hawkish Cut” Confirmed as Most Fed Members Don’t Expect Another Cut This Year!

As we anticipated in our FOMC Preview report earlier today, the Federal Reserve did follow through with the predicted 0.25% interest rate cut, leaving...

01 – Fundamental Analysis Overview

As you have already read, Fundamental analysis is studying the economic fundamentals of a currency, country, or economy. Economic fundamentals really is a very...

01 – Support and Resistance

For the bushy-tailed and bright-eyed newcomer, technical analysis of the Forex market often becomes an obsession. I know for me it was. Although you will learn...

00 – Trading Psychology 101

Now that you've studied the basics of technical and fundamental analysis, as well as the importance of proper risk management techniques, it's about time...

00 – Risk Management 101

In forex trading, there are several factors that you can't really control. While you can be able to make predictions based on fundamental analysis...

00 – A Beginner’s Guide to Fundamental Analysis

What is Fundamental Analysis? Fundamental analysis mostly refers to the use of economic data to predict forex price movements. While technical analysis focuses on historical...

00 – A Beginner’s Guide to Technical Analysis

Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action as a guide in forecasting future price movements. This involves looking at candlestick formations,...

01 – How to Start Trading in 4 Easy Steps

1. Register with OctaFX by opening an account Having an account allows you to access your personal area on our website and to trade...

01 – How Does Forex Work?

How Does Forex Work? Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another These two currencies make up what is...

Forex Forecasts: Basic Forex Forecasting Techniques

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Forex market is the largest financial market in the world, especially with a daily volume of...

Inside The Forex Market: Famous Fat Finger Trades & Flash Crashes

Fat finger trades & flash crashes; these are terms that many of you might have heard on financial news channels or even seen plastered across headlines in newspapers, but do you really know what they mean?

The Trader’s Guide to Eurodollar

What is Eurodollar? Quite simply, eurodollar (also known as EURUSD), is the exchange rate between the currencies of the world's two largest economies when measured...

The Trader’s Guide to Commodity Pairs

FX markets are famous for attaching or conjoining values and metrics to individual currencies, their pairs and crosses. They believe that these “factors” have an...

What Everyone Ought to Know About Trading Oil

In this article we shall explore the fundamental influences that shape market sentiment on Crude Oil. What makes it tick? In order of importance...

Build a Thriving Career and Healthy Mindset by Managing Trading Fears

Strive for excellence, build confidence and increase efficiency by conquering your trading fears. To catch all the opportunities in the forex market, you must...

Self-Sabotage Revealed

In my peak performance training with traders, I give a strong psychological slant to the concept of self-sabotage. Self-sabotage typically occurs when one lacks...

How to Simplify your Forex Trading

It’s entirely possible to trade profitably using just our eyes, charts, and grey matter as “hunting” for setups can cause more pain than gain....

A Trade or a Gamble?

I love to trade a lot - which is of course a euphemistic way of saying I love to gamble. Although I have been...

Demo Trading vs. Live Trading

No matter how hard you try, it will be impossible for you to climb up the trading ladder until you've learned how to risk live money. Trading in the live market draws in psychological elements that are generally not experienced in a simulated environment. This, as you'll see throughout the article, is the key difference…

Session Map: How to Trade Different Money Centres

When experienced stock market speculators attempt to apply their battle-tested systems on Forex pairs, they often suffer the same setbacks as aspiring traders. Why is this? What makes the Forex market so different from stocks, bonds, or indices?

Common Forex Trading Mistakes

Mistakes in the trading business, however, can be costly. In addition to this, it can also discourage newer traders, eventually forcing them to throw in the towel. To help shorten the learning curve, we've come up with a brief list of the most common mistakes we see occur on a regular basis…

Identifying Correlations

Unless you intend on trading one market at a time, it is vital to understand how different instruments markets interact with one another. A correlation, in simple terms, describes how much (or how little) two markets move together over a period of time.

Basic Market Structure

While indicators certainly have a place, very little trumps good old fashioned market structure. As you’ll see demonstrated in the following article, building trading ideas...

Identifying Trends: A Beginners’ Guide

In the early stages of trading, the identification of a trend emerges as a compass to the markets. We have all heard the phrases "the trend is your friend", "never go against the trend" and "trade with the trend". But, what is a trend and why is it so important? A trend is simply the prevailing direction of the market. It is the direction that future prices will most likely follow. So, the early identification of the trend is imperative in trading the financial markets. Whether it's going up, down or sideways, has to be determined before entering the market. Many trading systems have been developed with precise rules on when to open a trading position, exit a losing trade and of course lock potential profits. Trend identification is one of the cornerstones of successful trading