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  • The rand holds at 11.42/$ as this week's interest rate decision looms
  • Since the announcement by the European Central Bank (ECB) last week of its massive stimulus programme, the rand has strengthened slightly. This week, the rand's focus will be closer to home as the Reserve Bank holds its first monetary policy committee meeting of the year. The money's on the bank keeping interest rates unchanged. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The ECB’... ››› more
  • [26 January 2015]
  • The rand benefits from Europe's new stimulus programme, but has it run too much?
  • This week, around the globe, investors were waiting for yesterday's announcement from the European Central Bank (ECB). The new stimulus programme exceeded expectations. The rand rallied on the news, but there are concerns the local currency's signs of strength are going to be short-lived. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand rallied strongly on the back of the ECB’... ››› more
  • [23 January 2015]
  • If Europe goes ahead with quantitative easing, it could be good news for the rand
  • The rand is holding its ground as markets around the world wait to hear the outcome of the European Central Bank's meeting. Analysts expect the bank to announce a massive quantitative easing programme. But the news will only come out later today. So if the European Central Bank launches a new stimulus programme, what effect will it have on the rand? Let's take a closer look… The r... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • As speculation grows over an impending interest rate cut, the rand feels the pressure
  • Yesterday, the rand managed to hold its ground and recoup some earlier losses. But the local currency isn't out of the woods. Speculation is growing about whether the South African Reserve Bank will cut interest rates when it meets for the first time this year next week. This is putting pressure on the rand. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… An interest rate cut could... ››› more
  • [21 January 2015]
  • How to use gearing to your advantage when you trade forex
  • When you decide to trade derivatives you make use of gearing. Gearing is what makes trading more risky to buying shares. And it's gearing that multiplies your potential profits. Trading forex also makes use of gearing. This means you have the potential to magnify your gains. So what is gearing? And how can you use it to benefit you most when you trade forex? Read on to find out… W... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • Don't be Rambo - pick your Forex trades like a sharpshooter to always hit your target!
  • There's no doubt Rambo is cool. He's got it all - muscles, huge weapons and the most cliché catch phrases of all. But when you watch him in action, he destroys everything in his path. It doesn't matter whether it's an enemy or a conveniently placed barrel of oil, nothing gets out alive - but you can't say the same for a sharpshooter. You see, a sharpshooter sets his sights on his target, w... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • The rand weakens slightly as the start of a busy week kicks off
  • After gaining some ground on Friday, the rand weakened slightly against the dollar this morning. But today starts off a week full of local and international data releases. These could have a large bearing on the local currency. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand comes under pressure After benefitting at the end of last week from the Swiss’ decision to scrap it... ››› more
  • [19 January 2015]
  • The rand takes a surprising step stronger as the Swiss uncap the franc against the euro
  • Yesterday, the forex market got a surprise when the Swiss decided to uncap its franc against the euro. The decision led to a surge in volatility on the markets. The move helped take the rand stronger. This followed a dip in the local currency following Eskom's announcement that daily load shedding would be likely over the coming months. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Th... ››› more
  • [16 January 2015]
  • Forex trading a nightmare? Three truths you must accept before you take another trade
  • Do you find Forex trading to be a constant struggle? Do you battle to sleep if you leave your trades open overnight? If so, you might be making the same mistakes thousands of other Forex traders also make every day. I know, I've been there. But, I've done the research and I believe the biggest problem traders face is that they have a false understanding of what Forex trading really is. ... ››› more
  • [15 January 2015]
  • Make 3,700 pips with only one Forex trade!
  • To start my year, I looked at my favourite currency pairs monthly time frames for a long term view and you won't believe what I spotted! An opportunity to make up to 3700 pips in just one trade! But before I show you the trade, let me explain how I found it so that you can spot similar opportunities in the future… Long-term time frames will increase your chances of successful trades ... ››› more
  • [14 January 2015]
  • How to catch the big moves in the Forex market and make R1,918 in just ONE trade!
  • Do you often see big moves in the Forex market but always find yourself missing out? You know, the ones where you see the price move in one direction for days, weeks and even months? Almost as if nothing can stop them. Do you have a nasty habit where you close your trade only because it's gone a little bit against you, and get scared because it might result in a loss? If you answered “... ››› more
  • [08 January 2015]
  • Forex traders beware: Avoid trading when the forex market is quiet
  • At certain times of the year, a large number of professional and institutional traders switch their computers off and head off on holiday. We're just coming out of one of the quietest periods on the markets, over Christmas and New Year. So when the markets are quieter, should you trade? Read on to find out… When the professional forex traders take a holiday, so should you If yo... ››› more
  • [06 January 2015]

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