Forex

  • 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]
  • An introduction to trading the forex market
  • If you're looking for a new trading opportunity, forex trading could be for you. From trading the ups and downs of the world's currencies, you can make substantial profits. But how does the forex market work? How can you make money from its moves? And how can you start trading? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and much more… The basics of the forex market   ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • How to start trading currencies
  • If you've decided that you want to start trading forex, you'll need to find a way to trade currencies. You have a couple of options. It all comes down to what currencies you want to trade. Let's take a closer look… Trading forex with currency futures   You need to decide which currencies you want to trade.   If you want to trade the rand against a number of internat... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • Pressure mounts on the rand in the run up to the release of US jobs data
  • After flirting close to R14 to the dollar yesterday, the rand continues to feel the strain on emerging market currencies. Later today, the US Labour Department will release its non-farm payrolls. If data comes out better than expected, the rand could be under further strain as it increases the chance of a US interest rate hike next month. Let's take a closer look… The rand is fee... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • Forex 101: How currency pairs work
  • If you decide to trade forex, one of the first things you'll come across is that currencies come in pairs. You can't trade a currency in isolation, you always trade it with another currency. So how do currency pairs work? And what does a currency pair tell you? Read on to find out more… An introduction to currency pairs   The value of one currency is always relative to th... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • The rand takes a knock on the prospect of a US interest rate hike next month
  • This week, the rand has continued to weaken. A stronger dollar is putting hefty pressure on the local currency. Not helping matters was US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments last night about the likelihood of an interest rate hike in the world's largest economy next month. So why is this such bad news for the rand? Let's take a closer look… The dollar’s strength ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • Interested in forex trading? Here's what you need to know
  • Forex trading is about trading the world's foreign exchange market. The forex market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. Its liquidity and size means there are ample opportunities for traders to take advantage of. So how does forex trading work? Let's take a closer look… What is forex trading?   Forex trading involves trading currency pairs. You ... ››› more
  • [03 November 2015]
  • Poorer than expected US GDP data gives the rand some respite, for now…
  • Since the medium-term budget, the rand has been under immense pressure. With the US Federal Reserve indicating on Wednesday that an interest rate hike is on the cards in December, the rand faced renewed headwinds. But with data out of the US yesterday showing weaker than expected economic growth, the rand has clawed back some of its losses. Let's take a closer look… The rand bene... ››› more
  • [30 October 2015]
  • The rand feels the heat as the Fed signals it may hike US interest rates in December
  • The rand has certainly not had a good year, continuing to weaken against major currencies. One major bugbear for the local currency is the raising of rates in the US. Until yesterday, the US Federal Reserve hadn't given any strong signals that a hike was going to happen. But this all changed as the Fed indicated that a hike could happen when the Federal Open Market Committee meets again in Dece... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]


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