Category Archives: Monthly Market Reports

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    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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    Sep 2018

    October Trading Insights from David Long

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    Trade war rhetoric weakened throughout the month, despite the tariffs coming into effect and China refusing to sit down and talk with the US anymore. The markets most sensitive to a trade war (commodities and commodity currencies plus emerging markets) all gained against the greenback this month. Just this week however, we had the FOMC

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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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  • 31
    Aug 2018

    Forex Trading Opportunities in September

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    While the past month has largely seen continuation of trends across both currencies and metals markets, September is currently setting up to become a possible turning point for several trading assets, including the S&P 500 in the US, gold, and the US dollar. Breakout in the S&P 500 Over the course of August, we have

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  • 31
    Aug 2018

    3 Tips to Improve Your Trading Mindset

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    In trading, mentality is one of the most important ingredients for success. Without the right mindset, the motivation, and enough “emotional capital,” it simply becomes impossible to succeed at this game. It’s for good reason that you often see former top athletes, special forces soldiers, and other high-performers becoming some the most successful traders and

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  • 31
    Aug 2018

    September Trading Insights from David Long

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    Yet another testing month is behind us. With the US dollar still stuck in the range between 95.20 and 93.40. Commodities fell early on in the month thanks to trade war escalating, but as the war disappeared from headlines the commodity market found a floor. Gold has been sideways for last week or so and

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  • 31
    Aug 2018

    Have you ever wondered why professional traders seem to talk more about boring things like risk management, position sizing, and diversification rather than the latest profitable trading strategies? As a new trader, I always struggled to understand this. After all, it’s the trading strategy that makes us money, right? While technically true, thinking that just

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  • 23
    Aug 2018

    Why Does Technical Analysis Work?

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    Have you ever wondered what makes technical analysis of a market really work? Take support and resistance levels for example. If you observe that the EUR/USD is struggling to get past the 1.17 level, is there some magic ceiling there that is preventing the price from moving through it…? Or when you see a head

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    Aug 2018

    Using Technical Indicators in Forex Trading

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    Technical trading indicators is something traders spend a lot of time trying to understand, and, to be frank, we also spend lots of time teaching it. Probably driven by the excitement of testing out new indicators and the hopes of finding that one strategy that will kill it in the forex market, it seems that

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