managing risk

Forex traders can have the best systems in place, but still fail due to their lack of appropriately managing risk. Risk management can be said to be a combination of different ideas and strategies to control the risks of trading. Losses are sometimes unavoidable in the forex market, but it is essential to control them where possible. Orbex even ...

2018-03-23 Orbex Read more
Webinar-22-11-17 2PM GMT

Managing trading risks can be a challenging task unless you plan your investments ahead and embed risk assessments in your trading routine. Sounds good in theory, but does it work in practice? In this FREE webinar, Orbex will take a deep dive into real-life risk management: what an average trader can do to improve his financial stability and...

2017-11-23 James Harte Read more
Star Trek

“You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown — only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.” The long-running and hugely popular Star Trek series might just seem like light entertainment; however, it actually contains a lot of useful lessons and ...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more

From Humble Beginnings Bruce Kovner is a renowned forex trader who, like Bill Lipschitz, was born in New York and rose from a meager start to amass a fortune. As founder of the famous fund Caxton Associates, Bruce Kovner is now worth over $5.5billion, leading the company from its origin in 1983 through to 2011. Learning Lessons Like Lipschu...

2018-03-13 James Harte Read more
Trading mistakes_2103_tutorial

Trading can be quite a challenge for most, regardless of whether you are a novice or an experienced trader. Emotions, analysis, trading strategy all play a role when it comes to executing the picture perfect set up. But more often than not, traders tend to end up making mistakes which often can be decisive between increasing your bottom line tr...

2017-03-21 John Benjamin Read more
Stop loss_Take profit_1002

More to trading than entries Many new traders make the mistake of focusing the majority of their attention on entries. Traders obsess over finding the best strategy, with the highest hit rates and the most precise entries. However, what is often overlooked is the far more important practice of trade management. Perfecting stop loss and take pr...

2017-02-10 James Harte Read more
market shakedown

If you are passionate about forex, and closely follow the markets on a day to day basis, the chances are that you might have come across a frequent pattern of being shaken and perhaps spooked from your positions or your analysis. Pardon the cliché, but to quote John Maynard Keynes, "The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solven...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
focus on the trade

Rather than wasting valuable forex trading time continually computing your profit and loss on a trade, focus instead on executing the trade plan that you had devised for it properly and with the required discipline. You can also spend time on developing and executing a suitable follow up strategy once the market has moved after the trade has bee...

2017-09-20 Orbex Read more
Trade Journal

In continuation from the previous article, we have so far identified the reason for traders to maintain a trading journal and also how to correctly or appropriately log entries to your trading journal. In this article, we take a look at how a trade journal can help you to improve in your overall trading performance and also some tools that ca...

2015-05-01 Orbex Read more
Successful trader

For most traders, trading is all about pulling up their charts and some currency instruments and trading as and when their trading system signals a buy or a sell. Confront a trader in and most cases, they will vehemently defend their trading patterns. Comments such as "I don't read the fundamentals because price already discounts it" or "I am an...

2015-05-06 Orbex Read more