stop loss

Understanding the importance of stop losses, whether you are using them just for security or as an integral part of your strategy, there is still a debate among traders about whether fixed or moving stop losses are better - or, a combination of both. The easy way out is to say, "it depends on your trading style," but that doesn't help answer ...

2018-09-21 Daniel John Grady Read more
forex trading career

“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
Forex Lessons From Jumanji

When it comes to improving your Forex game, inspiration can come from many different sources. While many traders focus exclusively on the trading screens in a bid to improve their trading ability, sometimes the big screen can offer helpful inspiration too. There are of course many obvious trading films which might be running through your mind no...

2018-04-13 James Harte Read more
Trading Psychology

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
Psychological Challenges of Trading

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
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
Lionel Messi

Success Spills Over We often take a look at how the attributes responsible for success in other areas such as boxing or poker can help deliver the same success in Forex trading. In all endeavours, however, there are those key people who rise far above the rest; in football, Lionel Messi is definitely one such player. When thinking about what ma...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more
Puzzle pieces

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
Star sign_Trading_Friday_0206

For those of you familiar with trader psychology, you will know that there are different “trader types”. However, what you might not be familiar with is how different star signs can affect your trading type. Take a look at the summaries below and see how well suited your own star sign is to the world of financial markets trading. Aries (March...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more
Meditation_traders_2804

Learn How To Take Control Although trading financial markets can be incredibly rewarding, there is no doubt that it can also be extremely stressful. Indeed, one of the major hurdles that traders must overcome in order to achieve success is leaning to control their emotions. Over-trading, avoiding trades, taking too much risk, taking too little ...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more