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The related subjects of leverage, margin and position sizing are not only widely misunderstood, they are also usually the key reasons why traders “blow up” their trading accounts. That’s why it is very important to make sure you understand the basics, which can be explained quickly and simply.
“ECN” stands for “Electronic Communications Network”. ECN brokers construct and utilize such networks to match their client’s trade orders directly with other market participants, instead of operating dealing desks and taking the other sides of their clients’ trades.
Obviously, the concept of market timing is primarily applied to stocks on the long side, i.e. timing the buying of stocks. We can test the question of whether “market timing” is a waste of time in Forex using a very simple technical method applied to historical stock market data.
One of the easier ways to make progress with Forex trading is to “zoom out” from a chart, instead of “zooming in”. By zooming out you can see more and more information, which usually gives an increasingly reliable picture as to whether the price is more likely to up, down, or sideways in the near future. Determining this trend is what successful trading is all about.
Retail Forex traders have two things going for them that they can use to grow their trading accounts, both of which can be easily identified by using freely available price charts. This article will show you how you can succeed at doing both and profit from trend trading.
For most traders, the hardest part of trading Forex is coping with financial losses. It is not simply a matter of pain and distress, but it is also a fact that losses are usually the catalyst that push traders into making their worst mistakes, which can then cause even greater losses, producing a vicious spiral in which the trader’s account spins out of control.
When it comes to selecting a Forex broker, one of the most important factors to look for is whether or not it is covered by a reputable regulator. The surge in Forex brokers opening their doors these days has increased the likelihood that many of them are operating without any regulation or bona fide supervision.
The GBP can be a great currency to trade for profit as in many ways it is the most predictable of all the major currencies. In this article I am going to highlight a few points that should help you avoid some of losses if you digest them and keep them in mind.
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