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  • The best times of day to trade forex
  • Forex trading involves trading the world's currencies. By trading currency pairs, you can profit from the rise in value of one currency against the fall in value of another one. The forex market starts trading very early on a Monday morning and trades straight through until late on a Friday evening. With the forex market trading 24 hours a day, five days a week, are there optimum times t... ››› more
  • [25 August 2015]
  • Introduction to forex trading: What you need to know to get started
  • If you're completely new to trading or already trade stocks, the forex market may appeal. The largest financial market in the world trades 24 hours a day, five days a week. And it offers traders plenty of profit opportunities. If you're interested in giving forex trading a go, you'll need to know more about how it works… The basics of forex trading Forex trading involves trading ... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • The rand plunges to a record low as financial markets worry over growth in China
  • This morning, the rand fell sharply against the dollar. At one stage it traded through R14. The latest bout of weakness for the local currency comes as concerns continue to mount over growth in China, the world's second largest economy. This has knocked commodities down and led to large drops in global stock markets. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand hits R14 t... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Keep an eye on this commodity currency and get ready to profit from its recovery
  • You'll know that commodity prices are down and the dollar has been on a strong run. These factors spell doom for the Canadian dollar over the past few years. And they've helped push the Canadian dollar to hit an 11-year low against the greenback. But the Canadian dollar could have been through its worse and be getting ready to rally. Read on to find out more and how you can prepare yourse... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • The rand retreats but remains under pressure after breaching R13/$
  • Yesterday, the rand fell to a level not seen since December 2001. The local currency traded through R13/$. The rand has pulled back slightly, but remains under severe pressure as China continues to show signs of a slowdown. If the US Federal Reserve puts off a hike in interest rates, it may help the local unit out over the longer term. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what ... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • How to spot powerful and profitable trends
  • Many forex traders like to use technical analysis. This is because technical analysis tends to work well with forex trading due to currencies following strong trends. So how can you spot a powerful trend? Read on to find out… Finding trends in forex and trading with them One key concept that technical traders believe in is that prices move in trends. As a trader, one thing you ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • The rand is almost touching R13 to the dollar
  • The rand has weakened yet again, taking it to sit just off R13 to the greenback. Any move weaker will see it breach the key level. So what's behind this latest depreciation in the rand? Let's take a closer look… The rand bounced then fell again The rand came under pressure this morning following signs of strength in the currency last night. Last night, minutes from the latest ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • Forex trading basics: How to read currency quotes
  • The most basic aspect of forex trading you must understand before you can start trading are currency quotes. You need to know how to read these and understand what they're telling you. So what do you need to know about currency quotes? Read on to find out… How currency quotes work Currency quotes refer to two currencies as all currencies trade in pairs. For example, USD/ZAR or ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why you should stick to trading the major currencies
  • The forex market is a multibillion dollar financial market. It trades 24 hours a day, five days a week. Whilst there are a huge array of different currencies you can trade, it's best to stick to trading the major currencies. So what are the major currencies? And why should you stick to trading them? Read on to find out… What are the major currencies? The major currencies includ... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • The rand trades dangerously close to R13 to the dollar
  • The rand has continued its slide against the US dollar. This comes as the US Federal Reserve is due to release its minutes from its latest monetary policy meeting from the end of last month tomorrow. The local currency is edging closer to R13 to the dollar. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand weakens in anticipation of release of the Fed’s minutes The rand h... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Want to trade currencies? Here's how to select the right instrument for you…
  • If you want to trade the world's currencies, there are a number of ways you can go about it. The first thing you need to decide is what currencies you want to trade. Once you know this, you can pick the right instrument for you. There are essentially three different instruments you can use to trade forex. Read on to find out more… Using currency futures to trade forex   If you ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • The rand hits another new low against the pound
  • After a rollercoaster ride last week, the rand has kicked off the new week still hovering at multiyear lows against the dollar. The local unit is also trading at all-time lows against the pound. So what's going on? And what does this week have in store for the rand? Read on to find out… The rand struggles to hold its ground In early trade this morning, the rand managed to trade... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • Lower your risk by trading currency CFDs
  • If you opt to trade forex, you can obtain gearing of up to 500 times. This is great if your trades all work out as planned. But if you're just starting out or don't like this high level of gearing, you can opt for a less risky method. So what is this less risky way of trading currencies? It's currency CFDs. Read on to find out more… What are currency CFDs? Currency CFDs (co... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • The rand eyes R13 to the dollar as this week's rout continues
  • This week has certainly been a tough one for the rand. The local currency has been under fire thanks to developments in China and the US. So how much has the rand fallen? And why is it under so much pressure? Let's take a closer look… The rand is down nearly 2% this week This morning, the rand has fallen to new “14 year lows against the dollar,” says IOL. It’s now trading at... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]


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