sma

The simple moving average (SMA) is probably the most basic indicator that traders have, but as previously discussed, it has a lot of uses. Partially because of this, it's one of the most universal indicators, and as such becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. [shortcode-variables slug="fxcottradenow"] The market moves on consensu...

2018-09-04 Daniel John Grady 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
key trading question

As every trader knows, there is no guarantee the market will go the way you expect it; even if you have the best strategy, and the best fundamental understanding of economics and finance - there can still be an unexpected event that comes along to throw the market in disarray. Ultimately, you are considering the relative likelihood that the m...

2018-06-05 Daniel John Grady Read more
Identify trend_forex_2704

In the previous article, we looked at how traders can ignore the moving average and instead focus on just the Average Directional Index (ADX) and the Moving Average Convergence and Divergence (MACD) indicators to determine the trend strength. Before reading this article, it is ideal to refer to the first part of this series to gain insight and ...

2017-04-27 John Benjamin Read more
Identify trend_2604-1

Technical indicators are often used by traders for a number of reasons, but primarily to detect the changes in the markets. Technical indicators are relied upon for signs of any change in direction, or the momentum in the price of the underlying security as well as volatility in the markets. Among the different types of indicators and the varia...

2017-04-26 John Benjamin Read more