cash indices

Cash indices allow traders to invest in the current cash value of underlying indices, with tight spreads, attractive leverage and without commission expenses. Unlike the futures derivatives market, cash indices do not have expiry dates and can be used for both short- and long-term strategies. Popular indices traded include the US30, SPX500, N...

2018-09-05 Orbex Read more

If you believe in star signs, our birthdays tell a lot about our personality. The position of the sun at the time of our birth apparently has a lot to do with our strengths and weaknesses. The month of September is governed by the Zodiac sign Virgo and the planet Mercury. Those born between September 1 and 19 come directly under the influence of...

2018-08-31 Orbex Read more
trades in october

Historically, the month of September has been a tricky one for the global financial markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has reported an average decline of 0.8% in September, since 1950. The median price return of the S&P index has been negative since 1928. But, what about the global currency markets? Let’s take a look. [short...

2018-08-30 Orbex Read more
forex trading mood

To succeed in any endeavor, the key is to have the right mindset – particularly when trading the financial markets. Trading can be taxing on various levels and if multiple losses occur it can be hard to recover mentally from such a disappointing slump. What’s more, monitoring trades on multiple screens continuously across different time-zones ta...

2018-08-24 Orbex Read more
trading theories

Human beings, by their very nature, like to feel a sense of control over their environment. This is probably why many of us still believe in the most bizarre superstitions. Of course, when you are dealing with something as unpredictable as the financial markets, superstitions seem to give some comfort. Traders across the world have many weird an...

2018-08-22 Orbex Read more
trader's weekend

A trader’s weekend is a sacred part of the week, not just for winding down and relaxing but also for ensuring that the week ahead is a productive one. With this in mind, there are a few key activities that traders tend to go through at the weekend, to ensure that they are ready to take advantage of all opportunities over the coming week. So, let...

2018-06-08 James Harte Read more
Gold rush

Gold! Gold! In 1848 a young mill worker named James W Marshall stumbled across a piece of shiny looking metal in the ground of a lumber mill in California. This small and seemingly insignificant discovery would go on to see the area flooded with 300,000 in a crazy search for gold, later to be known as the California Gold Rush. Shortly after Ma...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
Jaratt Davis

Started From The Bottom... When starting out in trading, the first question that many people have is “is it really possible to make a lot of money doing this?”. In the sports world, there are hundreds of stories of famous athletes who rose from inconspicuous beginnings to achieve great success. The same is true of acting and many other professi...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
The Tale of John Taylor- Hedge Fund Titan Gone Bust Blog Banner_preview

From Humble Beginnings John Taylor is a name that some of you might not be familiar with. However, during his career in the financial markets, he presided over a fund, FX Concepts, which grew to be the biggest currency management firm at the time, with assets north of $14 billion. Taylor has had an illustrious career spanning five decades from...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
Orbex_Railway mania

The Direct Line To Success Railway Mani or The Great Railway Bubble was an economic boom and subsequent bust that occurred in the UK during the 18402. At the time, railroads in Britain were a new and disruptive technology that drew massive interest from speculators. Britain was well into the Industrial Revolution during the 1840s, and the ever-...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more