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  • The rand trades back through R14/$ giving back last week's gains
  • The rand staged a bit of a rally last week, but it's given back its gains. Emerging market currencies, including the rand, are under pressure once again as the market focuses on whether the US will hike interest rates or not next month. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand’s gains are cut short   The new week brought an end to the rand’s “five day winn... ››› more
  • [23 November 2015]
  • Forex trading 101: The most important technical indicator you need to understand
  • Technical analysis works very well with forex trading thanks to the strong trending market. There are a wide number of different technical indicators you can exploit to help you profit from the forex market, but the most important ones are support and resistance. So what exactly are support and resistance? And how can you use them in your forex trading? Read on to find out more… W... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • The rand rallies on the back of an interest rate hike
  • Yesterday, the South African Reserve Bank hiked interest rates 0.25% amid worries over inflation. The news came as a bit of a surprise as the majority of economists thought the central bank would leave rates unchanged. The rand reacted positively to the news, clawing back some of its recent losses. Let's take a closer look… The rand strengthens on news of an interest rate hike  ... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • Forex trading 101: How to use trend lines to spot money making opportunities
  • If you're new to forex trading, one of the key things you need to understand is trend lines. Trend lines will be invaluable to you during your daily trading activities. The most profitable way to trade the forex market is to trade with the trend. And this means knowing how to draw a trend line. Let's take a closer look at what you need to know about trend lines… What are trend li... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • The best way to unearth winning forex trades
  • If you want to start forex trading, you'll need a strategy to help you find winning trades. With forex trading, there is one strategy that will help you do this. This is technical analysis. So what is technical analysis? And why does it work so well with forex trading? Let's take a closer look… What is technical analysis?   Technical analysis is about trying to predict pr... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • How you can use currency indices with your forex trading
  • With forex trading, you're concerned about the movement of a currency pair. Through your research, you may have noticed that there are currency indices. So what role do currency indices play with forex trading? Let's take a closer look… What are currency indices?   Currency indices show you the performance of one specific currency in relation to a number of other currencies.... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • The rand waits for the next telling bit of economic data out of the US…
  • After weakening to a new low against the dollar yesterday, this morning the rand picked up slightly. But the local currency is waiting for the release of inflation data from the US later today. This could give further clues as to whether the US Federal Reserve will hike rates next month. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Traders are focusing on what’s going to happen wi... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How to use currency futures to trade forex
  • If you want to trade forex, there are a few different instruments you can use. One of these is currency futures. If you decide to trade the rand against major international currencies, currency futures are more reasonable to trade than spread trading. So how do currency futures work? And what currencies can you trade the rand against? Let's take a closer look…   What are currenc... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: How forex trading works in practice
  • Many traders are attracted to the forex market as it is highly liquid and open 24 hours a day, five days a week. So what are the basics of forex trading you need to understand? Let's take a closer look… Forex trading is all about trading currency pairs   Each time you trade forex, you’re trading a currency pair. You take a view on how one currency in the pair will perform ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • After hitting new lows, the rand shows some resilience
  • This week hasn't been good for the South African rand. The currency is struggling against a weak dollar as speculation grows that the US Federal Reserve will finally hike rates next month. Yesterday, the rand slid to its weakest level ever against the dollar. Yet in spite of the rand showing some signs of strength today, it doesn't look good for the currency. Let's take a closer look at what... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • The risks of trading forex
  • Trading the foreign exchange market all comes down to speculating on the moves of currencies. By trading a currency pair, you hope that one currency will rise in value and the other currency will fall in value. As the market tends to follow long-term trends, many traders use technical analysis to find trades to their gain. But it comes with risks. So what are the risks of trading forex? ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • How to pick the best times to trade forex
  • One of the advantages of trading the forex market is that it's open 24 hours a day, five days a week. This means that apart from a short time over the weekend, you can trade this market. From first thing on a Monday morning, the forex market starts trading in the east. As the day goes by markets open and close across the world heading west. But there are times when the forex market is at its... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: The best currencies to trade
  • If you've decided that you want to trade forex, one of the first things you'll have to decide is which currencies you're going to trade. Whilst the idea of trading currencies from far flung countries may appeal, it's important to weigh up the best currencies to trade. So which currencies should you stick to? Read on to find out…   The currencies you should trade   The t... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • The rand continues to weaken hitting new record lows
  • Since the US Labour Department released its jobs data on Friday, the rand has been weakening rapidly against major currencies. The rand is now trading in unchartered territories as it trades at levels unseen before. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand is still reeling following good US jobs data   The rand kicked off the week still digesting news of “soli... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]


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