TRADING BASICS

Day Trading for Beginners

 |  Monday, 05 July 2021 09:53  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 11 July 2021 12:02

In order to help you minimize the potential risks and maximize the rewards, the following Day Trading For Beginners book will guide you to get started on the right foot. First you will learn all about what day trading entails including the fundamentals that any trader needs to know before dipping their toe into the deep end of the trading pool. You will then learn about the characteristics you need to strive to embody when it comes to being a successful day trader as well as tips for success that will help you on your way. Then you will learn about the common mistakes that new day traders make as well as how to avoid them. Finally, you will learn about the key tools of the trade as well as several useful starter strategies to try. Every effort has been made to ensure that it contains as much useful information as possible. Enjoy trading!

Japanese Candlestick Chart

 |  Thursday, 07 January 2021 05:39  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 24 January 2021 21:48

Japanese Candlestick Charts are the most popular way of visualizing price movements and track the vagaries of price changes of a given time span. This type of chart is popular among traders and has been in use by Western traders for many years after originating from Japan. It is important to learn how to read a candlestick chart as you will encounter these often while trading currencies. A person who studies Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques will know immediately to recognize market activities such as indecision, sideways trending as well as successful currency trading strategies. A discerning trader can use the information in candlestick charts to optimize trading as well as to get better profits from each trade.

Forex Scalping

 |  Thursday, 08 October 2020 04:40  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Thursday, 08 October 2020 09:58

Scalping the Forex market iѕ one of the fastest growing methods for trading іn the modern day world. In Forex scalping trading іs performed over much shorter periods than other forms of trading and income іѕ often generated even from relatіvelу small fluctuations іn a currencies price. The main reason people trade vіa this technique іs often that due to the quick nature of the method, profits can be built up fairly quickly. When scalping a trader will often only hold a currency for a matter of minutes before they resell at a profit. It is also rare for Forex scalpers to hold a position overnight. Most of them will close all trades before shutting down their computers for good. At first glance, scalping strategy would seem like a very profitable trading strategy but it does require some level of skill and discipline.

Trading Strategy Basics

 |  Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:26  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Thursday, 01 October 2020 20:28

One of the most common mistakes novice Forex traders make is that they don’t take time to develop and establish a trading strategy prior to entering the trade. When you trade without strategies, it becomes more dependent on emotion rather than disciplined and systematic methodology. It becomes more of gambling than well thought-out investments. Without a trading strategy, your chances of winning become less likely. As a matter of fact, all successful Forex traders trade with trading strategies.

Stop Loss Order

 |  Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:20  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:18

One of the key pillars of good Forex money management is the ability of the trader to calculate his risks regarding each trade he transacts. There are several types of managing risks, one being the use of stop loss orders. There are several types of stop losses and the trader should recognize when and when not to use them regardless of the type of technical analysis indicator used or fundamental analysis strategy employed and regardless of the traders trading philosophy.

Forex Risk Management

 |  Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:44  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 17 January 2021 20:33

The Forex Market is Risky! It is unlike anything else in the financial world because of its speed, volatility, and enormous size. Currency markets are highly speculative and volatile in nature. Any currency can become very expensive or very cheap in relation to other currencies in a matter of days, hours, or sometimes, in minutes. This unpredictable nature of the currency market is what attracts so many investors to trade. However, you have to first ask yourself how much you can afford to lose before you start trading.

Choosing A Forex Broker

 |  Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:03  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 05 April 2020 18:05

The forex market is rapidly becoming one of the most popular trading markets today. Many non-professional individual traders are entering the market because they see the forex market as a new way to diversity their financial portfolio and also they see the real potential in the forex market for maximizing their returns on their investments in spite of the current economy.

Among so many forex brokers that exist in the market today, there are some good forex brokers out there as well as bad ones. Selecting the right forex broker is important as it can affect your trading experience greatly.

Characteristics of Currencies

 |  Saturday, 17 August 2019 21:13  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Saturday, 17 August 2019 23:06

To be a successful forex trader, it is essential to understand the characteristics of currencies. Although there are a large number of currencies available for trading in the forex market (see the Currency Acronyms), most trading transactions are done on a selected few of the more widely accepted currencies, namely the currencies of major powers, such as EUR/USD, GBP/JPY, or USD/CHR. Because of its financial soundness and economic and political background, each currency tends to carry certain characteristics of its own.

Currency Acronyms

 |  Saturday, 10 August 2019 13:44  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 20:00

All currencies have an internationally recognized 3 letter acronym. The first two letters represent the country name and the third one denoting the currency unit.
For example: GBP → GB for Great Britain and P for Pound. CAD → CA for Canadian and D for Dollar.

Below are the 3 Letter Currency Acronyms for most of the world in circulation currencies:

Trading Styles

 |  Monday, 05 August 2019 14:29  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:46

There are different styles and flavors of Forex Trading: Day trading, Swing trading, and Position trading. Day trading style is typically putting on a trade for a day; opening and closing the trade on the same day. Swing trading style is being in a trade typically from a few hours to a few days, but sometimes even a week or two. Position trading style is putting on a trade and stay in the trade for months to years. Each of these trading styles requires a different set of skills.

Order Types

 |  Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:30  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Sunday, 28 July 2019 21:26

When trading in the forex market, there are certain types of orders that you need to understand. To have the basic understanding of what they are and what they do is crucial to your success in forex trading.

Pips, Lots, Long and Short

 |  Friday, 26 July 2019 15:45  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Thursday, 25 June 2020 04:45

A pip stands for a “point in percentage” and is the smallest amount by which a given currency pair can change. The actual value of a pip varies depending on the size of your trade. A Long position means you buy, and a Short position means selling. The smallest size in currency trading that you can buy or sell is called a Lot. The spread is the difference between the Ask price and the Bid price.

Forex Trading Fundamentals

 |  Monday, 22 July 2019 20:51  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Monday, 22 July 2019 23:45

Forex trading is not a game of chance and therefore, you should gain at least basic understanding of the forex market and what factors determine the value of currencies before you start trading. Some of the main factors that can influence the value of currencies are political environments, monetary flows, and economic conditions.

Forex Meaning

 |  Saturday, 20 July 2019 13:19  |  Published in TRADING BASICS  |  Last modified on Friday, 26 June 2020 12:26

Forex stands for foreign exchange market, also known as fx, or currency market. Forex is a global-scale decentralized trading market for international currencies and financial centers as well as individual private investors around the world, functioning as trading anchors between several foreign currencies. It functions in a similar way as the stock market except that the forex market is an over-the-counter-market where individual investors can trade freely from all over the world, and the market is open all day, 24 hours a day, except for weekends. The forex brokers are typically large-scale international banks and financial institutions.


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