Forex

  • 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]
  • Forex CFDs: A new way to trade the forex market
  • Until recently, you only had two ways to trade currencies in South Africa. You could use currency futures to trade the rand against major currencies or you could spread trade international currencies. But now, forex CFDs (contracts for difference) are available through some trading companies. So what exactly are forex CFDs? Let's take a closer look… What are CFDs? Before we loo... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • The rand claws back after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan
  • The rand hit 14 year lows against the dollar this week following China's shock decision to devalue its currency in a bid to boost its export market. The step by the Chinese central bank led the rand along with other emerging market currencies to weaken sharply. It also led to sharp falls in global stock markets. But today, after reassurances from the People's Bank of China, the rand has mana... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • Use these two forex indicators to know when to buy and sell for profit
  • Oscillators can be very useful to identify when the price path of a currency pair is changing. You can use them to check if a currency pair is overbought or oversold. And you can use them to identify when it's time to enter and exit trades. These two oscillators are the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) and the relative strength index (RSI). Let's take a closer look at each of... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • What exchange controls mean for your overseas travel plans
  • If you're going overseas, one thing you'll need to sort out before you go is foreign currency. You'll need to buy foreign currency before you head off. But thanks to exchange controls in place in SA, there are a few rules you have to adhere to. Let's take a closer look… What are exchange controls? Exchange controls give a government a way to control money coming in and out of the... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • Forex indicators uncovered: Use this tool to generate buy and sell signals
  • Technical analysis can work really well with forex trading. There are a wide number of different tools at your disposal. One group of tools looks at the divergence of the price of a currency pair and an oscillator. One of these oscillators is the stochastic oscillator. So how do you know when the stochastic oscillator generates buy and sell signals when you trade forex? And what settings ... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • The rand slides as China devalues the yuan for a second day
  • The rand has continued to weaken after China devalued the yuan for a second consecutive day. The local currency traded to levels not seen since 2001. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Today China depreciated the yuan by 1.6% The People’s Bank of China devalued the yuan by “a further 1.6%” today, reports BDLive. This comes a day after the bank devalued the currency... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • How to ‘predict' the forex market's next move using the stochastic oscillator
  • Knowing when a currency pair price hits an extreme is very useful. It usually indicates a change is ahead. You can use different types of oscillators to show you when this happens. One of these oscillators is the stochastic oscillator. So how does it work? Let's take a closer look… How the stochastic oscillator works A stochastic oscillator works on the premise that: ... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • China devalues its currency to combat slowing growth, hitting the rand in the process
  • China has devalued its currency, the yuan, in a bid to stimulate economic growth. The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, fell on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Why China devalued its currency The People’s Bank of China has devalued its currency by 1.9% in a bid to “make the exchange rate more market orientated,” reports the BBC. This t... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • How to use moving averages to get in and out of forex trades profitably
  • Moving averages are a common forex indicator to use. They have a few uses. You can use moving averages to identify the market trend. And you can use moving averages to show you when it's time to enter and exit a trade. By using moving averages in conjunction with other forex indicators, you can increase the chances of getting your trades right. So how can you use moving averages to enter ... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • Basic forex indicators: Your first step to trading profits
  • When you trade forex, there are a wide number of different indicators you can use to help you find profitable trades. The most basic and essential of all these forex indicators are trends. So why are trends such an important forex indicator? And how can you find them? Read on to find out… Trends as forex indicators Trends are most simple forex indicators. Trends indicate the o... ››› more
  • [06 August 2015]
  • The rand hits 14 year lows ahead of US jobs data release
  • Yesterday, the rand hit a 14-year low against the dollar and traded through R20 to the pound. The local currency is under severe pressure. So what's going on with the rand? And what does the future hold for the currency? Let's take a closer look… The rand falls sharply This morning, the rand is slightly stronger against the dollar after touching levels not seen since 2001 yeste... ››› more
  • [06 August 2015]
  • What exchange controls mean for you taking money out of SA
  • South Africa has strict exchange controls in place. Whilst South Africa isn't alone in implementing these regulations, the number of countries using exchange controls is falling. So what are exchange controls? And what do they mean for you taking money out of SA? Read on to find out… What are exchange controls? Exchange controls are measures taken by a government to control ... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Forex indicators: Why you must keep an eye on economic indicators when trading forex
  • Many forex traders use technical analysis with much success to find trades. But you can't ignore the impact of economic data and news on currencies. So what impact can economic announcements have on your forex trades? And what economic data and news should you watch out for? Let's take a closer look… Why you need to know about economic indicators when trading forex There are a nu... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]


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