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The Weekly Bottom Line: Positive Data Releases Overshadowed by NAFTA

U.S. Highlights U.S. equity markets were unbowed by escalating trade actions between the U.S. and China this week. The S&P500 reached new highs bolstered...

Brexit, Trade and FOMC to Dominate Agenda Next Week

Another week has flown by and what a week it has been! The biggest story this week was perhaps the easing of trade wars...

FOMC Preview: Destination Neutral

As the real economy is in good shape, the Fed is on autopilot until the target range reaches 2.75-3.00% (most FOMC members' estimate...

Week Ahead – FOMC Meeting and PCE Inflation Eyed as Dollar Loses Momentum; RBNZ also Meets

All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve policy meeting in the United States next week as markets await the central bank’s response to...

Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary: Firmer Global Growth to Be a Gradual Process

U.S. Review Housing Remains in a Soft Patch Housing starts rose 9.2% in August. Volatile multifamily starts increased 29.3%, while single-family units rose 1.9%. Building...

The Weekly Bottom Line: Positive Data Releases Overshadowed by NAFTA

U.S. Highlights U.S. equity markets were unbowed by escalating trade actions between the U.S. and China this week. The S&P500 reached new highs bolstered...

How Will the US Mid-Term Elections Impact Markets?

Geopolitical risk has been a dominant theme of 2018, with escalating trade tensions, Australia’s Prime Minister getting ousted, traders questioning the independence of Turkey’s...

Brexit, Trade and FOMC to Dominate Agenda Next Week

Another week has flown by and what a week it has been! The biggest story this week was perhaps the easing of trade wars...

Week Ahead; Theresa May, Trump, Trade War, Fed

Thersa May created a lot of uncertainty in the market by saying no deal is better than a bad deal. She has nothing on...

Trump’s Trade Crusade: Good or Bad for World Economy?

Key points The tit-for-tat trade dispute between the US and China escalated this week. However, the market reaction was positive, as the actions were...

FOMC Preview: Destination Neutral

As the real economy is in good shape, the Fed is on autopilot until the target range reaches 2.75-3.00% (most FOMC members' estimate...

Week Ahead – FOMC Meeting and PCE Inflation Eyed as Dollar Loses Momentum; RBNZ also Meets

All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve policy meeting in the United States next week as markets await the central bank’s response to...

Weekly Focus: Italy Countdown

Market movers ahead In the US, we expect the Fed to hike the target range to 2.00-2.25% and PCE core inflation to rise +0.1%...

GBPUSD Outlook: Sterling Slumps on Signals of Brexit Talks Stall

Sterling crashed on Friday, losing 1.45% for the day so far, on dip to session low at 1.3063, driven by signals that Brexit talks...
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How Will the US Mid-Term Elections Impact Markets?

Geopolitical risk has been a dominant theme of 2018, with escalating trade tensions, Australia’s Prime Minister getting ousted, traders questioning the independence of Turkey’s...

Trump’s Trade Crusade: Good or Bad for World Economy?

Key points The tit-for-tat trade dispute between the US and China escalated this week. However, the market reaction was positive, as the actions were...

China Unlikely to Give In to Trump’s Demands Despite New Tariffs

Trump is expected to implement the second round of tariffs on an additional USD200bn of imported goods from China either later today or...

Yield Outlook: Italy Moving to the Background and Fed Hikes to Continue

The focal point in the European bond markets over the summer has been Italy. This has resulted in downward pressure on, in particular, German...

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...

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...

What is Leverage and How Does it Work in the Forex Market?

Leverage essentially means having the ability to control a large sum of capital using very little of your own funds and borrowing the rest. When you buy a house on credit i.e. a mortgage, for example, you are actually trading with leverage. Say you put a 25% down payment of $50,000 on a house worth $200,000, you are effectively using leverage here!

How to Trade Forex for Beginners

With the improvement of technology in the late 20th century, the world of forex trading opened up to the internet. By 2004, forex had developed into a $1.9 trillion a day market. As of 2016, the daily volume surpassed $5 trillion a day! Gaining access to the markets is relatively easy. The creation of the Internet made it possible to trade currencies anywhere in the world with internet access, 24 hours a day five days a week.

Is it Real to Earn on Forex Without Investments?

A currency speculation is the basis of earnings on Forex. That is traders trade according to a simple principle "buy cheap, sell expensive". The...

Using Expert Advisors to Improve Your Trading

Traders may or may not agree that using an automated trading strategy will improve your trading results. But one cannot ignore the fact that an EA can be beneficial in the early stages of developing your trading strategy. In this article, we look at how using automation can help you to cut down on time while providing an objective analysis of your trading system.

3 Steps to Building a Winning Mindset for Successful Trading

Statistics say that hardly 2% of traders actually make the cut. The remainders of the 98% are merely a flash in the pan. Some traders give up at the first taste of failure; others continue to spend money in hopes of finding the 'Holy Grail' of trading.

Is it Possible to Trade Part Time?

'But out of limitations comes creativity'. Debbie Allen. Every endeavour has its own set of difficulties, with trading being no different! Trading the markets, even if only on a part-time basis, is incredibly challenging, and will, despite what your favourite guru may claim, take time and require a great deal of dedication.

Thinking in Probabilities

Did you know that you do not have to be right each time you interact with the market? Heck, you don't even need to be correct 50% of the time to bank a profit in this business! Once one has mastered a setup with an edge, trading should, to a point, be no more than a repetitive chore. However, because of our natural tendency to always want to be correct, we make trading difficult.

How To Bounce Back From Trading Losses: 5 Lessons Learned

Trading is an interesting profession and has no peak as in other occupations. It is in fact an endless journey of discovery of oneself and trading itself. Trading for me at beginning was very tough not that I was not successful in other endeavours but i took it like every beginner thinking that it was easy. With this perception, i approached trading without a plan or proper trading education on how the market works. What do you expect? Your guess is as good as mind. It was a total disaster after taking many losses; i was almost psychologically blown a way. At this stage, two important things happened to me, my P&L was in the red and i was down emotionally.

Mastering Risk Management within Forex Trading: Professional Techniques Simplified

Risk management is a phrase traders love to hate. It's the first thing new Forex traders are taught, and it's the first thing they ignore. No matter how much the pros emphasise risk management, the new trader is too easily distracted by the lure of their charts. There's no stopping the train.

Forex Price Action Techniques -Trading the Doji Candlestick

Forex price action, as one might have guessed now is a rather broad term and is, in fact, an umbrella term with various approaches...

Range Trading Explained

Traders who are just beginning to get a handle on how the markets move, focus on the range pattern; one of the most popular price patterns in technical analysis. In a range, the price bounces from a lower horizontal line (support) and rebounds back down from an upper horizontal line (resistance). This creates a sideways or "trend-less" price movement, which is very appealing even for advanced traders, because when a trader looks at the range in hindsight or on paper, it looks like a very easy way to make money.

Algorithmic Trading Strategies

What is an Algorithm? An Algorithm is a set of specific rules instructing particular actions to be taken, or responses to be made when certain...

How to Build a Successful Expert Advisor

Automated day trading is probably one of the most exciting things for day traders in the forex community. It offers traders the option to build a mechanical trading system; one that doesn't require human intervention and one that can, of course, make money consistently.

Guide to Trading with Divergence: the Background

Divergence-based trading strategies are quite common and often used in tandem with trend following strategies. Perhaps one of the most commonly used technical indicator...