Oil experienced its biggest moves in some time on the back of protests in the Middle East. How do you trade political events?
Trading can be psychologically draining and you don’t even need to be trading to feel the impact of the stress.
Trading psychologist Dr Brett Steenbarger outlines some of the facts that can stress out traders.
The ordinary trader can certainly be daunted by their opposition in the market. How can a small-time trader compete with large institutional investors, hedge funds and the banks’ propriety traders?
Long-term traders in the currency markets know that sentiment tends to be affacted by one or two structural drivers at any one time. Of course, there are thousands of things going on at one time, but the big drivers of currency prices tend to be fairly simple ideas.
Gold is at all time highs, but gold stocks aren’t doing much at all. What’s the story?
An edited extract from ‘Forex Made Simple: Simple, Easy to Understand Strategies Anyone Can Use for Success!’ by Kel Butcher
The carry trade is a lot like modern art: most people have heard of it, but they’re hard-pressed to describe what it is.
Depending on the market, I trade shares, futures and options – at present I am trading only shares. This is because of lifestyle reasons.
EUR/USD: The pair everyone trades. This pair generally has the lowest spread and highest liquidity. When it gets going, it can easily move 150 pips in a day, and 400 pips in two days is not uncommon. However, for most of the time it trades in a fairly steady manner. It’s also one of the…
There’s a whole industry devoted to teaching you about forex trading. And, let’s face it, trading anything is a tough gig. A little education wouldn’t go amiss.