Forex Basics

ESMA Finally Puts Its Foot Down On MiFID II Regulations
Changes to FX regulation in Europe had been looming for over a year ever since the final draft of MiFID II was tabled by ESMA. The new rules came in place from the 1st of August, and they have been considered draconian b ... Read more >>
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The Best Forex Events And Expos To Attend Every Year
How would you like to learn a lot more about the FX industry from the experts themselves? Well, if you’re like me, then you must be curious about the changes and occurrences in the industry, and who better to learn ... Read more >>
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Think Twice When Making A Deposit In A Forex Company
You’ve got to spend money to make money, that’s true. But also all that glitters is not gold, which is why you shouldn’t be too eager to spend your money lest you lose it all in the process. Despite all ... Read more >>
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Revealing Forex Bonuses Of Brokers: How To Identify A Real Bonus
We all love free goodies, no doubt. Just think of how excited we all get around the Christmas season in anticipation of free gifts. This is why many sellers usually dangle some freebies in different forms. For retailers ... Read more >>
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How Not To Be Added To The 95% Of Losing Traders
You have probably already heard the statistic that 95% of all participants who attempt to trade the Forex arena end up losing money. While there is no data to indicate that indeed 95% of participants lose money, the stat ... Read more >>
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Forex Rigging And Manipulation: How The Major Investors Pull It Off
Every day, $5.1 trillion is transacted in the Forex market. This is the largest financial market, dwarfing even the largest stock exchanges like the NYSE that averaged about $77 billion on the 31st of May 2018. Not only ... Read more >>
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Should You Invest In CFDs Or Stocks To Make More Money?
There are only two ways of trading the stock market – directly at an exchange, or as a CFD (contract for difference). Buying and selling stocks directly at an exchange is not as simple as walking into a shop and wa ... Read more >>
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Can A Forex Broker Avoid Sending Trades Directly To The Interbank Market?
Whether a broker sends trades to the Interbank Market is the question of interest to many traders. Fewer than all understand, what the Interbank Market is, why trades should be sent there and how traders benefit from it, ... Read more >>
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How Is Spread Betting Different From Forex Trading?
Most people understand Forex exchanging, but the term is so often used alongside gap betting that it can be easy to get confused. Let’s start by stating that they are not the same thing, and that there are several ... Read more >>
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Is It Time To Upgrade To Metatrader 5: Features Of MT5
Both of the exchanging software by MetaQuotes are the still the most favoured online retail Forex exchanging software. The developer, released MetaTrader 4 (MT4) back in 2005, right around the time when the retail Forex ... Read more >>
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Concepts Every Trader Should Understand: Leverage, Margin And Hedging
In every field, there are certain terms that are often used to describe the various unique elements in that particular field. This is the same with the retail FX industry, where there are some unique terms you are very l ... Read more >>
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Who Are The Best Forex Social Trading Brokers To Work With?
One major difference between Forex trading and other financial markets is its global nature. Sure, something like the stock market too can be accessed globally, but not with the same flexibility. Thanks to this feature o ... Read more >>
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GDPR Is Finally Here! All You Need To Know And How It Affects You
You may have noticed that you have received dozens of emails over the past week from different companies. In all of them, the companies are either updating their privacy policies or asking you to give consent again. All ... Read more >>
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What Is The Financial Commission And Can It Be Trusted?
Oversight is essential in all sectors, including the FX market. To achieve this, every country’s financial regulator oversees the FX market to ensure it is fair. However, in some cases, an external dispute resoluti ... Read more >>
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The 3 Most Trusted Exchange Authorities in The World
The exchange authorities play as much of a role as the brokers they monitor. Due to their importance, it is key to realize who are the best authorities so that you will be able to choose wisely when the time comes. Fina ... Read more >>
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7 Powerful Candlestick Patterns to Learn and Understand
There are so many technical indicators you can load onto your trading platforms, expert advisors, etc. but ultimately it comes down to what you see. It is actually possible to do a technical analysis of the markets just ... Read more >>
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Changes In Forex Regulation Through MiFID II
Since 2011, the ESMA started to look for better ways to improve financial markets. This is also around the same time the US had implemented the Dodd-Frank Act. By 2014, the final journal was published and the dominos sta ... Read more >>
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Why Traders May Need To Use a VPS Service
There are many resources available to us forex traders. Some of them are absolutely essential like reliable forex companies and forex trading platforms, which you can’t do without. Most are important resources like ... Read more >>
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Top 10 Most Outrageous Forex Market Scammers
Scams in the Forex market have been run since the industry became decentralized, and even though the regulators try to reduce the occurrence, it still goes on. To avoid falling for one, here are some notable scams whic ... Read more >>
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How much money Forex brokers make?
As a Forex trader, you’ve probably wondered at some point how much forex trading brokers makes from their business. Or maybe you’re thinking about starting your own Forex brokerage firm that you’re wond ... Read more >>
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Laws and limits of forex trading in the US
Every country has the right to create their own laws to control how financial markets are run within their borders. In the US, there are 2 institutions responsible for regulating the Forex market, the Commodity Futures T ... Read more >>
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Best tips on working with Myfxbook
There are many online resources where traders can find information about the Forex market and even learn more about the industry. Myfxbook is one such resource, but we have chosen to mention it because it provides more t ... Read more >>
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Secret of Monday's Gap Trading
Gap trading is a common trading strategy that has been widely in use in the stock markets. Because of the after-hours and pre-market trading sessions, gaps were a common phenomenon in the stock markets, not so much with ... Read more >>
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How to earn on corrective waves
Corrective waves simply refer to changes in the dominant trend that appear to go opposite to the direction of the trend. They can occur anywhere, which is why all real-time Forex charts appear rugged with up and down mov ... Read more >>
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Uncommon technical indicators
Technical indicators are essential for any trader who relies on technical analysis of the charts to know where and when to place orders. Even fundamental analysts can still make use of technical indicators to know their ... Read more >>
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How to launch an expert advisor on MT4
Expert advisors are among the most innovative features offered through Forex trading platforms, and they can have enormous benefits to the user. If you have never used one before and still don’t know how to launch ... Read more >>
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5 tips of opening a PAMM account in the US
Following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the US government felt the need to tighten regulation around various financial instruments. Although they didn’t admit it, the financial crisis was fuelled by the regula ... Read more >>
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Use Twitter to follow Forex news and events
Regardless of your feelings toward social media, you can’t deny what an enormous resource it can be. Just think back at the early 20th century when any information was only found in newspapers, and how difficult it ... Read more >>
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Main central bank meetings
The role of any country’s central bank is to keep the economy of the country it represents balanced. This means balancing between ideal market conditions for its citizens while maintaining a competitive advantage i ... Read more >>
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What is the S&P 500?
The S&P is only an index of some 500 major companies in the US, but it is also a lot more. Of all the indices in the US, of which there are a few, the S&P has the widest variety of industries included. From telec ... Read more >>
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