Forex Building Blocks

A Summary of Currency Cross Pairs

As you have seen, many trade opportunities exist in the foreign market and you now understand how to locate them! Remember these few useful details and you will be doing yourself a big favor: Crosses create more opportunities for traders by giving them more currencies to trade. Typically, trends and ranges are cleaner on currency crosses than they are on the major currency pairs. Trading crosses allows you to take advantage of differences in interest rates. Make sure to analyze any currency pair you plan to use, and match the strong against the weak. Don’t worry if the pair of currencies you want to trade isn’t available at your broker, since you can create a synthetic currency pair by taking two major pairs out at the same time to create the cross. Three of the most popular crosses involving the euro are EUR/CHF, EUR/GBP, and EUR/JPY. NZD/JPY, GBP/JPY, and AUD/JPY are the three most attractive currency pairs against the JPY. Each one creates the highest interest rate differential which means better profits. If you decide to trade more obscure currency […]

Different Styles of Currency Charts

Let’s have a look at the three most popular types of trading charts: The three most prominent types of charts are line charts, bar charts, and candlestick charts. Now that you know the different charts, let’s get to the importance of each. Line Charts A simple line chart draws a line from one closing price to the next closing price. When strung together with a line, we can see the general price movement of a currency pair over a period of time. A very simple version of these charts draws a line that connects all of the various closing prices. The line is a great indicator of the price movement of a pair of currencies over time. Here is an example line chart: Bar Charts A bar chart is a little more complex. It shows the opening and closing prices, as well as the highs and lows. The bottom of the vertical bar indicates the lowest traded price for that time period, while the top of the bar indicates the highest price paid. A bar chart has a little more […]

Time Frames You Should Trade?

If you find that you’re not doing a good job when it comes to trading, then the reason can be because you’re not trading on the right time frame that fits your personality. You might want to get rich quick while trading, and this means you will probably start trading in the small time frames, such as the 5 minute or 1 minute charts. This can frustrate you during the trading, and this also means that you do not make the best trades because it does not fit the personality that you have. A lot of traders that first start, find that they feel more comfortable trading on the 1 hour chart. This is a longer time frame, but not as long as the 4 hour frame. The trade signals come fewer and farther between, but there are not too few. This allows you to have more time to analyze the market and the trade at hand, without having to feel rushed for time, as you would with a 5 or 1 minute chart. Sometimes, it might be too slow […]

Clocks of Forex Trading

You want to know the best time for trading, and which times you might want to stay away from it, when the time comes to get that money out there. Since the Forex market is open for 24 hours a day, this does not mean that you have to be on there at all hours that it is open. It also doesn’t mean that the market is active during those times. You have to find out the best times in order to make the money you want. You can make money in two different ways – by having the market move up and by having the markets move down. You will not, however, make money when the market does not move at all. The market will be still at times, and knowing those times is essential to knowing when the best time is to trade at. Knowing the Market Hours You will want to know what the best time in a 24 hour period looks like when it comes to Forex trading. The Forex market has four trading sessions: the […]

A Possible Bankruptcy

By trading your currencies on margin, you will increase the buying power of your account a great deal. That means with an account that has a $5,000 balance, you could trade up to $500,000 with a margin account that will allow 100:1 leverage, because you would only need 1 percent of the amount. In other words, you have $500,000 in margin buying power. With a greater level of buying power, you can achieve much higher profits with a smaller amount of money. It is important to remember that it is just as easy to achieve larger losses as it is larger wins when you are leveraging your account. Look out for the Margin Call As a trader, one of the things you will come to fear most is the margin call. A margin call is basically a notification that your deposits have fallen below an established level. While utilizing the ability to trade with a margin account can be profitable at times, it is important to understand the risks involved… Understand everything about how your account works before jumping in […]

The Best Type of Forex Analysis

You will find that you like a little part of each of the analysis that you come across during the trading. One of them is not better than the other, and you might find that one has more than the other; it just depends on how you view each of them. You should trade all of the trades you have based on the type of analysis that you feel the most comfortable and profitable using. A little review: Technical Analysis is a study of the price movement on the charts. Fundamental Analysis is the look into how the economy is doing, or how it is going to be looking in the near future. Market Sentiment Analysis is what determines whether the market is either a bull or a bear, depending on the current and future fundamental outlook. The fundamental factors shape the sentiment analysis, while the technical analysis basically helps the visual side of the market with the sentiment which applies the framework for each and every trade that is made. All three of those can work together to provide […]

Market Players in the Forex Market

You need to know who the players in the game are, and what exactly they do or what they are there for, to completely understand the Forex market. It is very crucial that you understand the nature of the Forex market and all of the people who are in it. Until the 1990’s hit, only the larger companies and higher standing officials were allowed to do the trading company. You couldn’t trade with less than ten to fifty million dollars. Forex was invented for the banks and large businesses that needed to trade currencies for their own needs. Since the internet has made way however, the smaller people in the world are now able to trade with smaller amounts of money. We are essentially called the ‘retail traders’ of the Forex world. Some of the market players in the Forex market include: Large Commercial Companies There are a lot of large companies that take part in the FX market just for the purpose of doing business with other large companies. A lot of people will go to the companies for […]

Different Currency Time Frames

Knowing how to analyze the different time frames can become handy when trading in the Forex market. It is a simple process, even though it sounds more complicating and confusing than it is. It is the process of looking at the same pair and price, but looking at them using different time frames on the market. A pair can exist on a number of different time frames which include the daily, the hourly, 15 minute, and even the 1 minute time frame. Different traders are able to have different opinions and feelings on how a pair is being traded because of the different time frames. What’s more is that all of the traders can be correct on their opinions. Since the times basically meet at a certain point, even though one is trading on the 4 hour chart, the other trader might be on the one minute, and in this case they can both be right because of the hours difference and the changes in the up and downs for the trade. This also can complicate the trading market because […]

Multiple Time Frame Analysis

There are a few tips you want to remember when going through the Forex market. This is because you have made it through the rest of the information and learning process, but now you have to ensure that you can keep simple tips there to help you along the way: Make sure you know what time frame is right for you. Try out a few different time frames, and decide which one is the best market environment for you to be in. Make sure you know your time frame, and then analyze the time frame to work best for your trading. You will want to go up to the next higher time frame from the one that you chose. You will want to make a strategic decision to find out if you want to go long or short based on the trend that is going in the market. You can then go back down to the time frame you chose, and decide whether or not to go higher or lower depending on what you chose. You will need to know […]

What Is Forex Sentimental Analysis

With traders, the markets will not reflect all the information that is out there in the market because the traders will all act the same way in regards to the information. This is not how they do things. It is a bit tougher to get your hands on this information, and each trader is going to have their own opinion or even explanation of how and why the market does what it does. The market is, in all actuality, a network that is complex and made up of a number of individuals who want to spam any and all news feeds out into the open for others to see. The market is actually a place that represents all of the traders and what they feel for the market. The trader’s feelings and positions in the market are actually the sentiment of the market and what makes it go. If you have a strong feeling for the market, and you have something to say when you’re a trader, there are problems. You cannot make the market move to your favor. If […]