Choosing a reliable broker is an important step in the career of a successful trader. It is the broker, being the intermediary between you and the market, who will execute all your orders and provide a trading arena. Funds intended for trading and earned profit will also be stored at the broker, on your trading account. And on the broker's good faith will depend on how easy it will be to withdraw them.
All traders occasionally encounter the phenomenon of price gaps and might get confused. Gaps are encountered in all financial markets and most often appear on Monday, at market opening. In this article, we will explain what a gap is, what types they are, and why they appear.
Different methods are employed by investors and traders to anticipate the fluctuations in the prices of stocks, currencies, and other financial instruments. Among these, technical analysis tools have emerged as the most prevalent. These tools employ mathematical algorithms to assess the patterns of changes in quotes and infer the likelihood of future developments with a certain degree of accuracy. Another approach, fundamental analysis, is deemed by many investors to be more effective, although it is more intricate.
There was a time when it was impossible to trade with leverage higher than 1 to 100 or with fractional lots on forex or stock markets. It was impossible to open a position with a volume of less than one standard lot. It means that one could trade at the forex market only with a deposit of several thousand dollars and to comply with the risks in trading one needed a deposit of tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is clear that under such conditions forex market could not be as widespread as it is today.
Many retail investors in the market use long-term strategies and a minimal set of assets, usually limiting themselves to a few stocks, bonds, and one or two foreign currencies. However, stock exchanges offer traders many more instruments. In particular, the proficient use of derivatives traded on the futures market makes it possible to make substantial profits even from short-term market fluctuations.
The Standard Deviation indicator, which is in demand among traders, is an integral part of various profitable trading strategies. Judging by its name, it is clear that it is borrowed from mathematical statistics. The indicator is used in many profitable strategies to estimate the market volatility and find profitable points to open the trades. Let's consider in detail the principle of its work, installation, setup rules, and its readings.
Candlestick analysis, as part of forex technical analysis, offers a wide range of different patterns for determining the continuation of a trend or market reversal. A special place in it is occupied by the Doji candlestick. But it has many different variants, and each has its own definition in the market. Today we will look at all types of Doji candles and learn some helpful tips for their application in forex trading.
Forex trend trading is exactly the way many traders use to make a profit on the currency exchange. Trend trading has many advantages: the ability to take a large number of pips due to a strong, directional price movement, a high probability of profit, and good accuracy of signals. These are the reasons that allow traders to use trend trading effectively. Let's consider the basic algorithm of trend trading to learn how to make the most of the price movement and make minimum mistakes, which, no matter how hard one tries, will still happen from time to time.
News trading is notable because a single trade can make a profit of over a hundred pips in just a few minutes. The price during the impulse after the news release can overcome such a distance, which under normal conditions would take several days to pass. Such high profitability makes news trading strategies very popular. So, today we continue discovering more about news trading and will learn how to trade news.