Forex

  • How to go about placing your forex trades
  • Once you've decided you want to trade forex, one of the first things you need to do is sort out a trading strategy and how you're going to manage your risk. Then it's time to trade. When you go to put on a trade, you'll notice there are different types of orders. So what are the differences between them? Read on to find out… The types of orders you can use as a forex trader  ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • The future looks bleak for the rand
  • The rand has yet again struggled to hold under R14 to the dollar. The currency is under pressure as the market expects the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. After the South African Reserve Bank raised interest rates last week, the local currency experienced a sharp rally, but most of these gains have disappeared. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The ra... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • Book review: Pocket Forex Profits Guide
  • Forex trading is something that appeals to me. The largest financial market in the world is brimming with trading opportunities. The thing is, I wasn't sure what I needed to know before I began trading the forex market. This led me to start looking for a resource that contained everything I needed to know. This is how I came across Pocket Forex Profits Guide. This book answered all the ques... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Three useful charts to use when you're forex trading
  • Once you decide you're going to trade forex, you're going to have to start looking at the performance of currency pairs on charts. So which charts should you use? Read on to find out… #1: Forex trading with a line chart   A line chart is the simplest chart you can use for forex trading. It shows the performance of a currency pair.    This type of chart is great for... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • 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]


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