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Markets in Range, Trapped by Low Month-End Volatility

The forex markets are generally staying in tight range today, without much reaction to better than expected job data from US and GDP from...

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Chaotic American Politics, ADP Impresses One Last Time

Chaotic American Politics, ADP impresses one last time, Oil higher on weaker dollar and surprise draw, Gold recaptures $1900 US stocks climbed higher following further...

Three Takeaways for Traders from a Debacle of a US Presidential Debate

Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the legitimacy of the election regardless of the outcome has stoked fears of a contentious legal battle and/or...

US Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Markets

With almost one month to go until the presidential election, investors are increasingly focused on how the outcome will impact financial markets. The short...

NFP Jobs Report: The Last Release Before the US Election

The US will welcome the final quarter of 2020 with the release of the famous Nonfarm payrolls report as markets get into election mode. The...

Chaotic American Politics, ADP Impresses One Last Time

Chaotic American Politics, ADP impresses one last time, Oil higher on weaker dollar and surprise draw, Gold recaptures $1900 US stocks climbed higher following further...

Three Takeaways for Traders from a Debacle of a US Presidential Debate

Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the legitimacy of the election regardless of the outcome has stoked fears of a contentious legal battle and/or...

US Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Markets

With almost one month to go until the presidential election, investors are increasingly focused on how the outcome will impact financial markets. The short...

NFP Jobs Report: The Last Release Before the US Election

The US will welcome the final quarter of 2020 with the release of the famous Nonfarm payrolls report as markets get into election mode. The...

USDTRY Holds Near Record High; Indicators are Overbought

USDTRY surged to a fresh record high on Monday once again, hitting the 7.8605 barrier. The price has been in an ascending movement since...

Sunset Market Commentary

Markets This week’s trading continues to be choppy in nature. European equity markets were looking against losses of up to 0.5% until the more positive...

Canada GDP Recovery Continues at Slower Pace

Canada GDP up 3% in July, prelim estimate of +1% in August Over 70% of decline in spring has been retraced - but...

USD/CHF Higher on KOF Economic Barometer

USD/CHF has posted considerable gains on Wednesday, recovering most of the losses from Thursday. In the European session, the pair is trading at 0.9226,...

U.S Futures Sliding – Watch DIS, MU, GOOGL, REGN, SBUX

The S&P 500 Futures remain under pressure after a first acrimonious presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Later today, final readings of 2Q...

Oil’s Brief Rally Ends, Gold Climbs

Oil's brief rally ended unceremoniously Oil's steady rally over the past week ended up hitting a wall overnight. Oil prices fell aggressively as traders took...
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US Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Markets

With almost one month to go until the presidential election, investors are increasingly focused on how the outcome will impact financial markets. The short...

Crude Oil Prices Down in 3 out of 4 Weeks. Outlook Dependent on Pandemic, OPEC+ Compliance and Libya’s Output

Crude oil prices have declined for 3 out of the past 4 weeks. the most recent weakness has been driven by concerns over the...

RBA Policy Changes Pushed Back To November 3

Last Wednesday we released a bulletin in which we forecast that the RBA was set to cut the overnight cash rate to 0.1%; the...

SNB Expects Deflation to Stay Until 2Q21. Pledged to Intervene Exchange Rate as CHF Remains Highly Valued

As widely anticipated, SNB left the policy rate unchanged at -0.75%. It reiterated the view that Swiss franc remained “highly valued” and the commitment...

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 Trading the New Zealand Dollar

The country, economy and the currency. New Zealand could be considered to be the smaller and often overlooked cousin of Australia. But in truth, the...

What Is the GDP Report and How It Impacts Forex Markets

GDP or Gross Domestic Product represents the total monetary value of goods and services produced over a specified period of time in a country. In other words, GDP measures the overall productivity of a country's economy and is used to measure the level of growth and the economy's health in general.

Trading Safe Haven Assets

Where does money flow in times of financial stress and why? Safe haven assets are financial instruments or commodities that investors turn to in times...

Why Is Forex Trading Illegal in Some Countries?

Forex Financial Currency Exchange is the largest and most far-reaching market in the world, which gives many traders a chance to start a successful...

Five Ways to Earn Additional Income Trading Forex

Many people turn to forex trading in hopes of growing their account equity. This dream is made possible by the fact that with leverage and low deposit requirements, just about anyone with a disposable income can deposit funds and can start trading forex. .

Combatting the Dreaded Analysis Paralysis

Despite a perfectly reasonable trading opportunity in the offing, traders frequently find themselves analysing and questioning the setup’s validity, placing them in a position...

Making Use of Your Demo Account

Imagine for a moment that you're a newly appointed trainee chef. Eager, excited and ready to get in the kitchen, the head chef unexpectedly throws you a curve ball. He asks that you begin preparations to cook five-star meals at their finest restaurant in town that evening. We'd be surprised if this didn't raise an eyebrow, or two! A trainee chef, especially one that's new to the industry, would surely need time to hone his/her skills before being let loose in a restaurant kitchen! Not knowing how to properly slice an onion or even read a recipe would, as you can imagine, likely end in a culinary catastrophe.

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.

Taking Your First Live Forex Trade

From a psychological standpoint, taking trades on a demo account compared with trading in the live market are two completely different animals. Think tame house cat and wild lion! Regardless of how long one has successfully been trading on a demo account, pulling the trigger when hard-earned money is on the line is emotional for just about any trader.

Do You REALLY Have What it Takes to be a Successful Forex Trader?

Trading any market consistently is difficult. It tests you in ways you’ve not likely been tested before, with the majority failing to achieve their...

Five Rules Around Managing Risk

Risk and reward are two sides of the same coin when it comes to trading the markets. In fact, taking on, managing and, where possible,...

Approaching Money Management

The majority of traders seem obsessed with carving out a flawless trading method, often mistakenly overlooking the significance of money management.Whilst it is strongly...

Forex Day Trading Strategies and Tips

Intra-day trading is a set of Forex day trading strategies that demand opening and closing trades on the same day. Considering that markets can...

Using Fibonacci Levels in Your Trading

An Italian mathematician who went by the name of Leonardo Pisano, or Leonardo of Pisa, was perhaps the most talented western mathematician of the...

How to Use Retail Sentiment to Gain an Edge

If there's one overriding instrument that can help smart traders obtain a clear edge, it's the Sentiment Trader. Top tier brokers have been opening up their books for years now, plainly showing how their clients are positioned. This data was always readily available to brokers, but only in the past 8-10 years has it actually become "public information".