All posts by Learn to Trade

  • 22
    Oct 2018

    Finding the right entry points is a challenge beginners and experienced traders alike face on a daily basis in the forex market. Imagine this familiar situation: You are sitting in front of your screens and looking for set-ups or chart patterns to take advantage of. You then see the perfect trading set-up that matches your strategy,

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  • 3
    Oct 2018

    Forex Trading Opportunities in October

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    September has been marked by several interesting events taking place in both the forex and stock market globally. In the US, the broad stock index S&P 500 broke through its all-time high in late August, and has continued up since, remaining above the psychologically important 2,900 level. In our previous market overview, we noted that

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  • 21
    Sep 2018

    Trading the Dollar as Trade War Looms

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    As the trade war between the world’s biggest and second biggest economies intensifies, leaders of both the US and China seem determined to continue to slap tariffs on each other, most likely fearing the loss of “face” among people in their respective home countries. This past Tuesday, a new round of tariffs was announced by

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    Sep 2018

    Week Ahead: 10th September 2018

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    As we begin to think about a new week, last week’s sharp sell-off in emerging market assets, developed market equities, particularly tech stocks, remains in focus. Although risk sentiment had picked up by the end of the week, it highlights a fragility in the markets, and this could be the first of many risk off

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  • 5
    Sep 2018

    Is market sentiment brightening?

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    There are tentative signs that this week’s risk sell off, particularly in emerging markets, could be taking a breather. The Argentinian equity index rose more than 4% on Wednesday, and the Brazilian index is up some 0.5%. The Istanbul index is also up more than 1% on Thursday, which is symbolic since Turkey was the

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  • 5
    Sep 2018

    As we move into the autumn months, it’s worth looking more closely at the US stock market, which appears to have disconnected from other risk markets. For example, Amazon made a fresh record high on Tuesday and became another trillion-dollar company. In contrast, the South African rand is close to a record low and has

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  • 5
    Sep 2018

    Is the EM FX sell off overdone?

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    Emerging markets are in focus for another day. The South African rand made a fresh 2-year intraday low versus the USD and is now more than 4% lower since Monday. Contagion has taken hold, and emerging market FX is a sea of red today, this has also spread to the emerging market equity space, with

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  • 3
    Sep 2018

    Why US equities could continue to outperform

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    Markets across the board are struggling with uncertainty on Thursday, and US equity futures are all pointing lower at the time of writing. Events weighing on investors include, the continuing trade dispute between the US and Chin, which has flared its head once again, and the as yet unsigned Nafta deal is also leaving investors’

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