Category: Forex Basics

QE: Who got it right, Krugman or the Gold bugs? – Market Movers #41



This episode of Market movers is dedicated to Quantitative Easing (QE). This happens as the “QE baton” is passed from the Federeal Reserve to the ECB. These banks are not alone. We define and explain it, review the main uses, the benefits and the secondary effects. Does it really work? Will central banks know how to unwind it?

Welcome to a new episode of Market Movers, presented by Lior Cohen of Trading NRG and Yohay Elam of Forex Crunch.You are welcome to listen, subscribe and provide feedback.

The points we touch on are:

  • What it actually is
  • Does it work?
  • Implementations and peculiarities in Japan, US, the UK and the euro-zone
  • What are the perils for using QE?
  • How will it end?

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Yohay and Lior hold no positions on any of the stocks and financial instruments that were mentioned on the show. The podcast should be used for general information. This isn’t financial advice.

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity

I remember taking off a t-shirt and throwing it across the room in anger and frustration in 2009. It seems quite funny now! Thinking about trading I can see why many people fail. If you were born into a regular home with a regular upbringing then believe it or not you are at a disadvantage.

Yellen & the hike, AUD & CAD rate previews, Jobless claims vs. USD & Greek back burner – Market Movers #39

Yellen & the hike, AUD & CAD rate previews, Jobless claims vs. USD & Greek back burner – Market Movers #39

A packed show awaits you, our listeners, in which we cover a wide variety of market moving events, covering commodities, the next moves in the dollar, euro and pound as well as a time for pausing and reflecting on trading strategies. Tune in. Welcome to a new episode of Market Movers, presented by Lior Cohen of

Questions for traders, State of Fed, Greek crisis, oil, gold and GBP – Market Movers #38

Questions for traders, State of Fed, Greek crisis, oil, gold and GBP – Market Movers #38

A packed show awaits you, our listeners, in which we cover a wide variety of market moving events, covering commodities, the next moves in the dollar, euro and pound as well as a time for pausing and reflecting on trading strategies. Tune in. Welcome to a new episode of Market Movers, presented by Lior Cohen of

History of Currency – From the 1970s onwards

History of Currency – From the 1970s onwards

For as long as there has been trade, there has been a need for currencies. We say that money introduces liquidity to commerce, because it allows goods to circulate, and wealth to flow. A shoemaker can swap his shoes for bread one day of the year, for example, but the baker does not need 365

Interview with Dan Blystone, update on Greece – Market Movers #37

Interview with Dan Blystone, update on Greece – Market Movers #37

In this week’s episode we have the honor to speak to Dan Blystone of traderslog.com. We discuss a wide variety of topics with Blystone, ranging from current market conditions to technical patterns and lots more. In addition, we provide an update on Greece. Welcome to a new episode of Market Movers, presented by Lior Cohen of Trading NRG and Yohay

Fxstreetoption.com is NOT related to FXStreet – Update: site removed

Fxstreetoption.com is NOT related to FXStreet – Update: site removed

A website called FXstreetoption  has nothing to do with FXStreet.com. Evidence is mounting regarding the malpractices of the firm and the abuse of FXStreet’s reputation, Update February 5th: And it seems we have a happy end: the site has been removed from the web. More details here. Here is more information from FXStreet’s publication: A website called

The Better You’re Doing the Bigger You Can Play

The Better You’re Doing the Bigger You Can Play

Some traders are able to turn small amounts of money into very large amounts. It might be tempting to believe that this is because of risky trading practices and sometimes it can be. If you take large positions compared to your account size you could get lucky. If you are willing to take big risks,

Forex Traders, Time to Get Back to Basics

Forex Traders, Time to Get Back to Basics

It’s that time of the year where we look ahead to what the market may bring us. Will we finally see the EURUSD hit parity? Will Abenomics continue to drive the JPY lower? What will the drop in Oil mean for the CAD or currencies in general? But I am going to suggest you take

What habits make a forex trader successful?

What habits make a forex trader successful?

Is it patience? Discipline? Or perhaps dedication? The infographic below, courtesy of Forex Referral, explores this very question, asking 20 of today’s professional forex traders to reveal their top forex success habits. And here they are, the top 10 habits of successful traders: