“Financial Markets.” What comes first to your mind when you hear this word? Something like ‘Gambling,’ ‘Speculation,’ ‘Everybody loses money,’ ‘Trap,’ right? You might have heard something like this from your family or friends, but this may not be true. There are a lot of people there to whom trading is their bread and butter, and if the abov...

2018-09-19 Tanu Shree Jain Read more

In trading, we tend to focus a lot more on where we are hoping the market goes and giving enough thought for what to do when the market throws us a curveball. It's a common practice among traders, to be realistic about it: treating stop losses almost as an afterthought. However, at some point the market is going to go against you; and as poin...

2018-08-16 Daniel John Grady Read more

As you probably keep hearing over and over, a key factor in making your long-term trading successful is proper money management, which in essence outlines how much you should risk each time you take a position in the market. There are several trading books that recommend not risking more than 1% of your account balance, and a recent study of tra...

2018-08-08 Daniel John Grady Read more

Like most of us in the hot summer months, the forex markets also slow down, especially in July and August. The sluggishness during this time of year could be a result of low liquidity conditions, less economic releases, as well as a large number of traders vacationing at this time. Even institutions known for their large volumes have a huge numb...

2018-08-09 Orbex Read more

When to exit your trade is actually something of a controversial subject. There are some traders who insist that stop losses are there to be used - you should let your trade stop out if it's not going the right way. Other traders are just as adamant about preventing losses by stopping out early - they say you should, of course, have a stop loss,...

2018-07-25 Daniel John Grady Read more

A phenomenon that a lot of traders notice - and you might have seen it yourself - is that when they increase the size of their trades, their strategy seems to stop working. For some, even just switching from their demo account to their live account, and using the exact same strategy, will lead to making mess money. This might lead a few of them ...

2018-07-18 Daniel John Grady Read more

With such a huge focus on the World Cup at the moment and so many people hotly debating which side will win and who has been the best player... I've been thinking a lot about what it takes to make it as a professional football player and whether these attributes would help someone become successful in the world of Forex trading. While the two...

2018-07-13 James Harte Read more

It's normal for trades to end positively and negatively. No one has a perfect track record in predicting the market, and every consistently profitable trader will have regular losses. As a general rule, it's not these routine losses that will hurt your trading. It's the big losses that will get you. The thing about these big losses is that the...

2018-07-13 Daniel John Grady Read more

When it comes to Forex trading it is essential to maximize profits and limit losses in any way possible. One of the best ways to do this is to have a carefully thought out trading strategy and to stay disciplined throughout the trading day. While it can be tempting to enter the markets on a whim, here are a few reasons why a tried and tested pla...

2018-07-26 Orbex Read more

There is a "trick" of risk analysis that is used in investment evaluation that you might find really useful in your trading - especially when you are thinking of closing out a position. Let's think of each trade you make as an investment. You put a certain amount of money into the market - that is your risk capital - and hope that after a cer...

2018-07-12 Daniel John Grady Read more