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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...

How to Master Technical Analysis?

One of the best ways to forecast future price movements on the Forex market is to apply technical analysis. Using technical analysis, traders monitor...

Fundamental Analysis in Forex Trading

In terms of Forex trading, Fundamental analysis aims at analyzing group of countries’ economic data and performance in order to compare them. The use...

Inside the Forex Market: Fake News, Currency Wars & Corruption

Fake news has become one of the buzzwords of 2017, with almost weekly reports regarding politicians or political events, causing outrage due to their spurious nature. The growing importance of social media has exacerbated the problem with fake news reports spreading like wildfire and quickly garnering vast amounts of attention before they can be disputed and or corrected.

The Four Letter R-Word

Forex traders hear a lot about Risk; whether the markets are tolerant, averse, or neutral. It is a headline that is bandied about on...

A Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Yen

Did you know that over 80% of the trading volume in the FX market is dominated by only a handful of currencies? According to the...

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.

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.

The 3 Core Principles to Improve Your Trading

Simplicity is best in just about anything, but as humans making things complex is what we do best. Forex trading is no different either....

Traits of a Successful Trader

Trading, especially to the unaware, is generally intimidating. Some would even go as far to say that it's frightening! Over time we've heard it all: 'participating in the market is a sure-fire way to lose your shirt', 'the market is rigged', 'it's gambling' - the list is endless! So why, if all the above is true, are there traders that seem to almost effortlessly pull money out of the markets on a consistent basis? Is it luck, insider knowledge or were they just born with a trading gift?

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.

Risk/Reward Ratio

Frustrated with losses? Continuously looking to alter your method? If so, the following article may help. What is risk/reward? Risk is the amount of capital that one...

How to Use the RSI Indicator in Forex

What is RSI? RSI or Relative Strength Index (often referred to as RSI 14) is an indicator designed to track and compare the current price...

How to Identify Supply and Demand

Technical supply and demand is an approach based on price action. The general idea is to locate points on the chart where price has...

Everything You Need to Know about Confluence

To say confluence is powerful would, in our humble opinion, be a huge understatement! We agree that individual pattern recognition is worthy of attention, but without additional confluence it is not something we would entertain as a conceivable setup. .

11 Tips for Improving the Performance of Your Expert Advisor (EA)

For many Forex traders, EAs represent dozens of hours spent carefully crafting an automated version of their own trading strategy. It is a labour of toil and love, but more often than not all the donkeywork ends in an EA that does not come up to scratch. Perhaps it works inconsistently, or worst case it does not work at all.