ECB MEETINGS OF 2020 SHOULD REALLY BE CALLED ECB ‘STRATEGY REVIEWS’.
Newly minted Chair Christine Lagarde clearly wanted to give herself ‘room’ having ordered a review to consider all aspects of its mandates, targets specifically inflation, performance, operational tools, communication and policy setting, plus others. It clearly leaves the ECB in a holding pattern, but that holding pattern means its highly unconventional policies setting won’t change until the Strategy Review is complete.
FP Markets is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Best Global Value Forex Broker for 2020. The Global Forex Awards 2020 awarded excellence in the financial industry in areas such as cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading and customer service. This is the second consecutive year that FP Markets has been voted asREAD MORE
Its geographical dispersion, trillion-dollar daily trading volume, and round-the-clock movement throughout the week positions the Forex market on most traders’ watchlists. The Forex market’s sheer size and continuous order flow, however, can make it difficult to stay informed through a single monitor. Multiple monitors provide a greater workspace, particularly convenient if you operate with different technicalREAD MORE
Whether you’re just beginning your trading journey, or are an old hand, you’ve likely encountered MetaTrader’s online trading platforms. MetaQuotes Software Corp., the developers behind MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5), was established in 2000. Boasting a worldwide presence, MetaQuotes consider themselves leading developers of software applications across a number of financial institutions. MT5’sREAD MORE
Financial trading refers to the practice of buying and selling financial assets – through either an organised public exchange or an over-the-counter market (OTC) – typically using short-term timeframes. Investing, on the other hand, generally seeks larger returns over extended periods via buying and holding. CFDs, or contract for differences, are leveraged products, financial instrumentsREAD MORE
MetaTrader 5, or MT5, continues to grow in popularity, despite MetaTrader 4 (MT4) remaining a favourite among retail Forex traders since its inception in 2005. Officially released in 2010 under MetaQuotes Software Corp., MT5 offers traders the freedom to navigate financial markets in real-time, including foreign exchange (Forex – currency pairs), CFDs, stock exchanges, andREAD MORE
While discretionary trading, or manual trading, is employed by many traders in today’s markets, a marked shift towards automated trading systems has been seen. Whether a trader focuses on an individual financial instrument or several markets (think the Forex market [Forex trading], cryptocurrencies, and commodities, for example), a major appeal to automated trading systems isREAD MORE
In comparison to the futures market, beginning in 1710 at the Dojima Rice Exchange in Osaka, Japan, contracts for difference, or CFDs, are still very much in their infancy. Much credit goes to UBS Warburg’s John Wood and Brian Keelan for their work with CFDs in the early 1990s initially traded among financial institutions. However, nobodyREAD MORE
Technical analysis is, and remains to this day, a popular method of analysing the foreign exchange market. Technicians attempt to plot market sentiment and psychology via chart studies, employing concepts such as support and resistance levels, trend research, Fibonacci patterns, and technical indicators. Given the broad range of currency pairs available in the Forex market,READ MORE
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with – Robert Staughton Lynd Electronic trading, particularly foreign exchange trading, continues to grow in popularity. According to the BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey, the most comprehensive source of information on the size and structure of global foreign exchange (FX) and over-the-counter (OTC)READ MORE
Stock indexes, such as the UK’s FTSE 100 and the S&P 500 (as well as the Dow Jones Industrial Average) out of the United States, are an important part of the financial market and are frequently acknowledged in the evening news and across major financial networks. Yet a stock index is nothing more than aREAD MORE
One of the biggest mistakes Forex traders make is addressing trading as a hobby. The reality is trading Forex (foreign exchange) is a business and should be processed as such. What separates professionals from hobbyists are professionals are prepared, and willing to go that extra mile. Before you embark on a quest to master theREAD MORE