Category: Forex Basics

Forex Crunch Key Metrics September 2014 – Volatility is back

The month of September saw a complete turnaround in site metrics. The surge in volatility resulted in the best month ever for Forex Crunch.

Thanks to the Scottish Referendum, the ECB’s measures and the dollar rally among other events, the interest in forex trading and Forex Crunch has certainly risen. The improvement is seen not only in visitors and page views, but also in other measures. Here are the numbers.

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Market Movers Episode #17: Contango vs. Backwardation, Scottish reverberations and key US data

Market Movers Episode #17: Contango vs. Backwardation, Scottish reverberations and key US data

Do the terms Contango and Backwardation sound Greek to you? Well, they do have an impact on oil prices and we’re here to explain. We then wrap up the Scottish referendum with its future implications and prepare for the important US events this week and next. Welcome to a new episode of Market Movers, presented by

How to Use Parabolic SAR in Forex

How to Use Parabolic SAR in Forex

One of the most common strategies in forex trading is to follow trends. However, it is often difficult to know exactly when a trend has begun and – equally importantly – when it is about to come to an end. However, there are a number of indicators which can detect when trends may be about

12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

12 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Trade

If you have been trading forex for a long time, take a moment’s rest to think about how you could improve and ask yourself these 12 questions. If you’re new to the markets, try answering the questions before you begin on your journey: 1. Do you have the time required to trade? How busy is

Hammering out the Hangman: A Beginners Look into Candlestick Reading

Hammering out the Hangman: A Beginners Look into Candlestick Reading

In the beginning of trying to understand the complexities of Forex trading, a new investor is going to be inundated with charts of every shape, size and time frame. All of these are designed to help a trader track trends and identify good starting positions. One of the most helpful for its depth of information

The World MoneyShow Toronto–October 16-18

The World MoneyShow Toronto–October 16-18

US and Canadian equity markets trading near all-time highs amid record-low volatility has many pointing to a sense of “complacency” in the markets, like it’s possible that the “easy money” has already been made. That’s why 40+ leading investing and trading experts will be speaking LIVE and in-person at The World MoneyShow Toronto, and will reveal their latest

The Advantages of Using a PAMM Account

The Advantages of Using a PAMM Account

You may have heard about PAMM accounts for forex trading, and might have wondered what they are. In essence, a PAMM account allows one trader – the manager – to make trades on behalf of other investors who are not actively involved in forex trading. In a way, you can think of this as being

Copy Trading. Pitfalls and Tips

Copy Trading. Pitfalls and Tips

Copy Trading or Mirror Trading is catching on for better and worse. Having traded and worked in the retail CFD/spread betting arena for some years I made all the mistakes starting out. Over leveraging, no idea of a target price, no capacity to cut a loser, or to hold a winner. Then as I learned

Getting to grips with trend following – part 2

Getting to grips with trend following – part 2

According to Wikipedia, trend following is an investment strategy that is based on the technical analysis of market prices, rather than on the fundamental strengths of the companies. While that is true in part, it’s also correct that trend following is not merely technical analysis. Indeed, trend following is much more. It is a philosophy,

How to Avoid Recency Bias

How to Avoid Recency Bias

One of the biggest enemies that any trader has is recency bias. This is the phenomenon that occurs when we pay more attention to things that have happened recently than to things that have happened in the past. This is natural human behavior, but it leads to bad trading decisions. A simple example of this