According to the results of a study conducted on over 43 million trades worldwide from Q2 2014 through to Q1 2015, across the 15 most popular currency pairs; more than 50% of traders made money most of the time and closed out at a gain. On the other hand, despite accurate analysis, recent research also reveals that 99.6% retail forex traders ...

2018-06-18 Orbex Read more

While many retail traders often trade independently, institutional traders often trade in teams referred to as “desks”. They cover specific markets or employ specific strategies, whether this be at a bank or a hedge fund. Designing trading teams and matching the right people is just as important as trading the correct instruments or finding the ...

2018-05-25 James Harte Read more

When it comes to trading it can be tempting to reach for the stars and make foolish trading decisions on a whim – but this can be disastrous. To avoid catastrophic losses and protect your capital, it’s essential to respect the volatility of the markets and implement good risk management techniques. So, with this in mind, here’s a cheeky little p...

2018-05-02 Orbex Read more

Stars Wars has become of the most well know and well-loved film franchises to ever exist. The depth of the characters, the richness of their relationships and the texture of the plot have made this series into an iconic masterpiece spanning generations. However, it is not just film buffs who can appreciate Star Wars. Although set “a long time...

2018-04-24 James Harte Read more

As the main title holders in the heavyweight division of men’s boxing, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are two of the biggest sports stars in the world. While the two have risen to the top of their game, they are yet to meet in the ring. As an inevitable showdown draws closer each day, boxing fans around the world are asking “who would win?”. ...

2018-03-23 James Harte Read more

For those just starting out in the markets, it might seem that to become a successful, full-time trader it would require super human powers. However, it doesn’t. Trading is no different to any other endeavour and the attributes that will eventually help you achieve long lasting success are mostly the same as those needed in any other field. Howe...

2018-03-23 James Harte Read more

Trading is a profession that demands extreme control over the mind. After all, precious money is involved, which could be lost in the blink of an eye. As much as trading depends on strategies, efficient and faster platforms and risk management; trading psychology is also an important aspect here. Forex investors drive market activity; hence t...

2018-03-20 Orbex Read more

Trading can be an extremely challenging endeavour. While many traders believe that the key to success simply lies in finding a profitable system and applying it, most underestimate the psychological challenges of trading, particularly the emotional hurdles they will face. The two key emotions that can affect trading performance are fear and gree...

2018-03-02 James Harte Read more

Want to improve your trading skills? It's that time of the year when resolutions are perhaps something everyone makes, regardless of whether they acknowledge it or not. It is an entirely different story about how many can stick to their resolutions during the year ahead. For traders, the New Year can be a great opportunity to take time to imp...

2018-03-02 John Benjamin Read more

Statistics say that hardly 2% of traders actually make the cut. The remainders of the 98% are merely a flash in the pan. Some traders give up at the first taste of failure; others continue to spend money in hopes of finding the 'Holy Grail' of trading. Others simply use a social trading or a PAMM account and hope that other's decisions will aff...

2017-09-13 John Benjamin Read more