Forex Columns - Trading Articles 2017

We review the top financial industry events on a weekly basis

The Worlds three Most Successful Forex Traders Ever

Whether you are new to trading Forex or an old hand at the currency markets, you are likely to share one key aspiration. One way to improve is to learn by example and to look at some of the most successful Forex traders in the world. In this article, you will learn about what the top Forex traders in the world have in common and how those strengths helped them to make huge profits. While you may have read about the statistics thrown around; suggesting that the ratio of successful Forex traders to unsuccessful ones is small. There are at least a couple of reasons...

The Pound Tumbles in delayed reaction

The Pound Tumbles in Delayed Reaction, as May gets Green Light from Parliament to Trigger Article 50. This has, so far, been a mixed week of good and bad news for Theresa May. The good news was that on Monday of this week she received the green light from parliament to trigger Article 50. The bad news was, however, very bad news indeed, after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signalled the start of a legal process for an independence referendum. This quickly resulted in the pound tumbling against all of its Group-of-10 peer currencies...


Forex Awards live updates from iFX EXPO Asia 2017

Here today at iFX EXPO Asia 2017, taking place in Hong Kong, FX industry experts are gathered to answer burning questions. How to market electronic brokerage and succeed in China? What are the hottest trends in todays Forex trading when it comes to technology? How to deal with new regulatory demands imposed on forex brokers? What new opportunities does MetaTrader 5 give to FX business operation? These and many other hottest issues are now being discussed by forex industry professionals at the Hong Kong Exhibition...

Will 2017 be the Beginning of the End of the EU?

The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course, not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation. Nick Clegg, British Liberal Democrat politician - 2010 to 2015 in the David Cameron coalition ministry. A special report on the current state of the EU and what could be in store, for the EU in 2017 - post Brexit and Trump and the rise of the EU populist movements, by Victor Romain, for Invest Ratings....


A Roundup of the Main Business News Headlines of 2016

Our moral economy went bankrupt long before our financial one. - Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience. A lot of crazy things have happened this year and I believe that I could be right in saying that many years down the road from now - many people are going to be talking about 2016. The history books will surely be looking back at 2016 in awe. This year also saw in some of the most surprising and, at the same time disruptive and seismic changes in the world of politics...

Warren Buffet backs low cost funds

EFTS - Exchange Traded Funds are quickly becoming the darlings of the financial world and are, in fact, even coming to dominate it. What used to be a relatively niche sector, is now rapidly becoming one of the biggest games in town - they now even have Warren Buffet blessing and seal of approval. Trading in Apple shares is worth over 3 billion pounds a day. However, that pales into insignificance with the 14 billion pounds, which is traded daily in the shares of State Street SPDR 500 fund. Today, the buying and selling of ETF accounts for almost 90%...


The Next Big Change in Forex Trading

Forex trading platforms have always been at the cutting edge of using the latest that the Internet and computer software technologies have to offer - ever since the introduction of broadband and high-speed, fibre optic cables first came to be the norm: from domestic use to businesses, which was not so many years ago. Today many businesses can now be run from home: with teams of people, from different cultures and countries, in real time, who will probably never, ever meet physically each other face-to-face...

The UK/EU - Post Brexit Referendum Update

Right now, the future for the UK is so uncertain that no one government minister can seem to form a consensus on exactly what to do and how to chart the passage of the UK exit from the EU. There seems to have been a general malaise, which has set in - in the halls of Westminster. For my part, I often try and understand what Boris Johnson, who led the Brexit campaign, is now doing daily, in his new role of Foreign Secretary. From what little I have seen and heard about him in the UK press, of late...

Forex - Demand for speed

In the Daily Telegraph, there is an excellent article, written by Alan Tovey on a book review entitled, Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis, which reminded me of a TED Talk video I had once watched on how the Internet is changing the world of financial dealings and how high frequency traders are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to gain this speed advantage. The TED Talk was all about a length of fibre optic cable which was being laid - except that this, of course, was no ordinary piece of fibre optic cable, which was being laid and the distance to be covered...


Choosing the Best Forex Affiliate Program

One of the ways to obtain extra income in the Forex market is participation in forex affiliate programs. The core of this partnership for a partner is attracting customers/traders, and for a brokerage company/dealing center - payment of commission to partner affiliate account for trading activities of engaged traders. The amount of actual earnings from affiliate programs depends on the specific terms of partnership, number of attracted clients, their trading activity and volume of transactions. There are two types of affiliate earnings in such programs...

Best Forex Trader

Great personalities always attract attention. Most traders, who proceed to studying Forex, refer to the works of greatest forex traders - aces, who have reached the highest class in the skill of trading. Starting to learn Forex mechanisms, new Forex traders typically use specialized literature and Internet resources. Somehow, they always come up with amazing stories about the achievements of the best forex traders and their scientific works. Emerging interest in life journeys, stages of formation of successful forex traders and desire to learn more about the best of the best is quite natural...


Forex - The Best Place To Exchange Currency

Forex is the largest international foreign exchange market, where speculative transactions on the exchange of one currency for another for the purposes of obtaining profit are executed. The share of such transactions makes up to 95% in the turnover structure. The remaining 5% of turnover fall to the share of public institutions, companies, which buy or sell any goods abroad and exchange earnings, obtained in foreign currency, to national currency. Generally, deal-making process is performed in pairs (EUR/USD), etc...

HSBC Bank. The world's Most Scandalous Bank?

A quick look at HSBC advertising webpage makes for an interesting and informative read, about this rather iconic banking brand name, stating the huge successes of their airport marketing campaign. The underlying theme of the campaign, which was launched in 2011, is to reflect the forces that will shape commerce and the world of the future. The creative themes are drawn from the core business lines of our Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets and Wealth Management businesses, their marketing narrative goes on to say...


Greece's Boxing Match with the EU and its Troika - Let's Get Ready to Rumble

Ladies and gentlemen, in the right-hand corner of the ring we have Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party, who have just swept into power in Greece and in the left-hand corner, we have the EU and its Troika. Syriza, which having fallen short of an overall majority has formed a coalition government with rightwing populists also opposed to austerity, has made debt reduction and renegotiation of the bailout agreement a priority. Alexis Tsipras, who seems to be the political equivalent of a young...

ECB President Mario Draghi Gives Eurozone the Shock and Awe Treatment

In a move, which has angered many politicians and financial pundits in Germany, the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has announced that the ECB is going to pump 60bn euro per month into the financial markets until, at least, September 2016, in what market pundits have dubbed the Shock and Awe treatment.And, on the face of things, he has certainly managed to do just that, shock and awe the financial markets, in an effort to try and rout the deflation of the eurozone...


Forex Trading Methods

Being a trader, you have access to many forex trading techniques that can be used to achieve financial independence. Besides that trading can be profitable, many traders enjoy it, because they are interested in the trading process itself. At present the situation for the FX newcomers is quite favorable, as forex brokers make an entry to the currency markets quite convenient even for a trader with a minimum start balance. A very important FX market with huge volume is the spot market. It's gotten its name because of the momentary deals, i.e. deals made on the spot. In addition to potential profit FX trading implies high risk...

Bollinger Bands

Once you've made a choice of a proper trading platform and have decided in favor of one of the best forex brokers, don't think this is all you need. To make your career lucrative and successful, you have to know how to forecast market changes the right way. Various techniques are used for this purpose, and one of them is based on the so-called Bollinger Bands (BB). BB is a trading technical tool invented by John Bollinger. It is a graph with three curves (bands) that are displayed against the price of the currency pairs. The mid-term trend is measured by the average band. This is the moving average..

Earning on Binary Options

These days there is a huge amount of advertising stating that binary options trading is a Klondike, and that only those are unaware of it, who are not interested in trading at all. Traders are promised to have high returns, simplicity and easiness; but to most people, especially to those with critical approach, such prospects appear to be rather suspicious than delightful. Let's dissect what this kind of trading is about and how to capitalize on the binary options. We won't operate with abstruse definitions and will give a common concept of binary trading. This is a financial instrument...


How forex brokers make money

Any novice trader choosing an intermediary though which to make deals is interested how forex brokers make money. The answer is simple - whenever a trader makes deals, regardless of whether they were profitable or not, he pays some money from each transaction to the broker. A spread is the amount of pips that has to be given to the broker as a commission. The amount of commission by trading tools is available at the broker's site. There should be no haste when choosing among forex brokers types, at first it is important to get to know the level of commission...

Metatrader Forex Trading Platform: the Best for Trading

In order to successfully operate on the financial markets, besides knowledge, practical skills and a good trading system, a trader needs the best trading platform: a convenient, fast and reliable one. A platform which will provide the trader with a maximum of necessary trading and analytical information, will organize quality process and performance of the operations, and more. In order that each and every trader could choose an optimal trading platform in the forex market, we have compiled this rating...

How to Choose the Right Binary Options Broker?

No matter which way you look at it, Internet is a great benefit. Some years ago trading options was only possible via bank, which would have taken seriously only clients ready to invest thousands of dollars; nowadays options are available not only to large investors, but to any trader interested in that. The most important decision to be taken when starting trading binary options is the choice of a binary options company. Offers are multiple, and some binary brokers are really reliable and can propose profitable conditions, but others are not as good...


Binary Options Trading Strategies

Binary options trading is popular due to its efficiency and profitability. It gains more and more supporters. However, just like with any other kind of trading, if you want to earn good money, you shouldn't rely on your luck or something else. You need a good binary option strategy (but it is not worthy to spend your money on the so-called win-win extra profitable binary options strategies offered on various sites), and a good reliable broker who will be your alliance partner. When choosing a broker, take a notice of the conditions offered by...

How to make money trading on gaps

Gaps in forex are as common as on the other financial markets. Beginners cannot understand what has happened to the price and why it conducts itself in quite a strange way after the position has been left open and a trader has gone to enjoy weekend relaxation. Forex gap trading strategy is sufficient enough, but it is important to understand what gap trading is about and how gaps emerge. Let's see what is gap. It can be called white space in the chart, or a break that appears due to difference between prices...

Myths about Forex Brokers

Forex brokers myths are many: some people believe that totally all the forex companies are bad, that in our country it is difficult to find a single decent and reliable dealing desk or brokerage. Traders having significant experience of trading and co-operation with the brokers can find a trustworthy company; however, if you are just a beginner, you're going to have a tough time. Making a choice of a forex company you may be afraid of being cheated and feel wary of anything. On the one hand, this is normal, because swindlers are not a few...