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  • The rand shows signs of strength as the Fed puts an interest rate hike on hold again
  • The rand has been under immense pressure this year and June has been no different for the local currency. But following the release of a US Federal Reserve statement on Wednesday evening, the dollar gave up some of its gains as the central bank plans to keep rates unchanged for now. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… A weaker dollar helped the rand strengthen Yesterday, ... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • Two sensible risk management rules to apply to your forex trading
  • When you first start trading forex, like most traders, you're likely to be thinking about how much money you can make. In fact, the best thing you can do is think about protecting yourself against losing money. Do this and you have a better chance of being a successful trader. So what are the most important aspects of risk management? Read on to find out… Risk management rule #1: ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • How to trade forex: Getting started with a trading platform
  • The easiest way to trade forex is by using an online trading platform. By using a trading platform, you can really get to grips with how forex trading works. So how should you start trading forex using a trading platform? Read on to find out… Using a trading platform to trade forex When looking for a trading platform to use to trade forex, it’s important to look for one that has... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • Why you must stick to your strategy when trading forex
  • The most successful forex traders are those who stick with their strategy. If you don't stick to your strategy, you'll let your emotions interfere with your decisions and it makes it much harder to evaluate your performance. Let's take a closer look at why following a strategy is key to forex trading success… The impact of letting emotions drive your forex trading decisions It ca... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • How currency pair trading works
  • When you trade currencies, you can't just decide to trade one currency, for example the dollar. Currencies trade in pairs, for instance, the dollar/euro. This means you buy and sell a currency pair simultaneously. So how does this work? Read on to find out more… How to read a currency pair quote A currency trade means you trade two currencies. One is the base currency and the o... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Five ways to control your risk trading forex
  • Forex trading can be lucrative, but like all forms of trading, it's risky. You risk losing money. To deal with this risk, you can use a number of different things to combat it. Whilst you cannot remove the risks you take on forex trading, you can do things to minimise the risks. So what can you do to control your risks from trading forex? Read on to find out… Five risk management ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
  • Forex risk management: How to get position sizing right
  • There are two major benefits of risk management when you trade forex. Firstly, risk management protects you from losing a large amount of money in one trade. And secondly, risk management will make you more profitable in the long run. One key aspect of risk management is position sizing. So how can you make this work for you? Read on to find out… Using position sizing as part o... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Forex trading uncovered: How to profit from the rand's fall against the dollar
  • On Friday, the rand hit 13-year lows against the dollar. This year, the local currency has been under immense pressure. If you think the rand's woes are going to continue, you could try to profit from the move. You can do this by forex trading. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Trading forex through the JSE If you want to trade forex, one option you have is to trade c... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • The rand recovers slightly after sliding to a 13-year low on Friday
  • Over the course of last week, pressure was building on the rand. Traders had two main concerns. Firstly, would Fitch downgrade South Africa's credit rating? And how good was the US jobs report going to be? They had to wait until Friday to get their answers. The rand weakened in the run up to the announcements. By that afternoon, the rand had slid through R12.70 to the dollar. Let's take a... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How to trade forex: An opportunity to profit from the world's major currencies
  • Trading forex is about trying to profit from currency price fluctuations. As a South African forex trader, if you want to trade the world's major currencies, like the dollar, the euro and the pound, the easiest way to do this is by spread trading. So how does this work? And how can you get started? Read on to find out… How to trade forex with spread trading When you spread trad... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • The rand trades close to R12.40/$ as investors worry about what tomorrow will bring
  • The rand has continued to ebb weaker this week. The local currency is now trading near three-month lows. The latest slip by the rand relates to the release of US non-farm payroll numbers along with an announcement by Fitch about SA's credit rating tomorrow. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand continues to slip weaker The rand continues to rack up losses “agains... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Currency trading for beginners: Getting to grips with pips
  • Currency trading appeals to many traders. By concentrating on the price movements of the world's major currencies, you can make lucrative profits. So how do you make money trading currencies? It all comes down to the pips. Read on to find out more… How currency trading works All currencies trade in pairs. Determining the value of one currency is its comparison to the value of anot... ››› more
  • [03 June 2015]
  • Why you can't ignore risk management when trading forex
  • Forex trading gives you the opportunity to make handsome profits from changes in the prices of currencies. Whilst you can make good gains, if you don't put any thought into risk management, you can quickly lose money. So why is risk management so important when you trade forex? And what sort of risk management strategies should you consider? Read on to find out… Risk management is... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • The rand hits R12.27 to the dollar in the face of a data-heavy week
  • The rand has continued its slide against the dollar. This morning, the local unit has already lost close to 1% against the greenback. The rand is feeling the pressure as a number of data releases locally and internationally weigh. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Risks lie ahead for the rand The rand is still weakening against the greenback, reports Fin24. This as trad... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]


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