You’re about to ride a bullish trend; you plan your stop loss and gauge how much you can risk. You also know the rule of thumb—that is that your profit should be at least twice the amount you are willing to risk. But how can you know if the trade you’re considering really has potential […]

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Behavioral finance is a field that aims to combine behavioral and psychological theory with economics and finance to provide explanations for why people make irrational financial decisions. Therefore, findings in the field of behavioral finance can be very valuable to those who actively trade the financial markets. In this post, you will be introduced to […]

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Understanding the various types of candlesticks is one of the first things every novice trader should learn. But the experienced trader should also never forget the candlesticks’ significance. Because sometimes, when you have to figure out what’s about to happen with a certain pair and all other indicators fail, it’s the basics of reading candlesticks […]

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The Alligator Index, as its name suggests, is highly effective at biting down on trading opportunities, or more appropriately, momentum opportunities. The Alligator Indicator is comprised of three SMMAs, or three Simple Moving Averages, that run on averages. The three SMMAs are aptly named the Jaw, the Teeth and the Lips. The Jaw, the slowest […]

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Buying into a bullish trend on the dips is a popular long term strategy. You focus on the USD/JPY or any other pair that is on a long term bullish trend, wait for it to dip and jump in. You buy when the pair is low and just wait for the trend to continue. Yet […]

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There are many ratios in the trading world that are worth watching. But when it comes to trading precious metals there is one key ratio that everyone must know and should watch. That, of course, is the Gold Silver ratio which is essentially the price of Gold divided by the price of silver. You might […]

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Parabolic SAR and MACD are both very effective in spotting pivots and yet there is a difference. In some cases, you will find the Parabolic SAR is more effective while in others you might find the MACD more useful. That is why, in order to make the best of both, you must know the advantages […]

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How many times you have seen an FX pair, or any other instrument for that matter, start moving opposite to the trend? Did you wonder was it a mere correction or were you perhaps witnessing a change in trend? Your conclusion will have an acute impact on how you choose your next trade and thus […]

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Can a trading strategy be doing too well? That sounds counter-intuitive, certainly. Like suggesting that someone can be too rich or too successful. You might be thinking there’s no such thing. But when it comes to managing your trading strategy, one that is performing too well is a warning sign. That’s because, quite often, an […]

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In forex, there’s a clear distinction between two groups of currencies—the majors and the exotics. The majors include the currencies that we all trade and which are relativity low in volatility, such as the US Dollar, the Japanese Yen and the Pound Sterling. Among the exotics, we can find riskier and more volatile currencies such […]

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