• Enhance Your Understanding of the MACD Indicator

    Enhance Your Understanding of the MACD Indicator

    • May 9, 2021

    Reading time: 12 minutes Although the author of several well-known trading books, Gerald Appel is perhaps most recognised as the developer behind the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator (MACD), introduced to the world in the 1970s. Interestingly, Appel also founded Signalert Corp. in 1973, a widely read newsletter to this day called Systems & Forecasts.

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  • Is MT5 Trading Platform Actually Better Than MT4? A Comparative Analysis

    Is MT5 Trading Platform Actually Better Than MT4? A Comparative Analysis

    • May 9, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes As a leading software developer for brokerages around the world, MetaQuotes Software Corp. dominates the retail foreign exchange industry (often referred to as the Forex market). Established in 2000, the release of MetaTrader 4 (MT4) in 2005 was considered a turning point for the company and remains a popular trading platform.

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  • Quick Guide: How to Calculate Profits and Losses of Your Currency Trades

    Quick Guide: How to Calculate Profits and Losses of Your Currency Trades

    • April 1, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes The foreign exchange market serves as an online platform to buy and sell currencies — think euros (EUR), US dollars (USD), British pounds (GBP), Japanese yen (JPY), Swiss franc (CHF) and Australian dollars (AUD). Fundamental analysis and technical analysis are primary research tools employed by Forex traders on a daily basis.

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  • FX Spreads: Understanding Spreads in the Forex Market

    FX Spreads: Understanding Spreads in the Forex Market

    • April 1, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes Interest in the foreign exchange market continues to grow. The foreign exchange market—commonly referred to as either the Forex market or FX market—represents a decentralised global marketplace, a platform designed for speculation and hedging in currencies. As evidenced in the 2019 Triennial Survey of turnover in OTC FX markets (BIS), trading

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  • The Risks of Trading Shares and How to Mitigate Them

    The Risks of Trading Shares and How to Mitigate Them

    • April 1, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes What are Shares? Boasting a long and colourful history, trading in shares remains popular among retail traders and investors. Often referred to as stocks or equity, shares represent units of ownership within a company. Dividend payments are common with some companies, a method of sharing company profits with shareholders. In addition

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  • The Complete Risk-Reward Ratio Guide for Forex Traders

    The Complete Risk-Reward Ratio Guide for Forex Traders

    • February 28, 2021

    Reading time: 10 minutes ‘It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong’—George Soros ‘Frankly, I don’t see markets; I see risks, rewards, and money’—Larry Hite A key factor behind Forex trading success is an appropriate balance between

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  • Trading Tools that Will Help You Make More Informed Trading Decisions in Forex

    Trading Tools that Will Help You Make More Informed Trading Decisions in Forex

    • February 23, 2021

    Reading time: 9 minutes The foreign exchange market—known by most as the Forex market or currency market— is unique in many ways. The Forex market’s gargantuan presence, boasting a global daily currency turnover of US$6.6 trillion per day, is enough to leave most open-mouthed. Until the 1990s, Forex trading, or currency trading, was a practice

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  • Forward Trends That Will Influence the Future of the Metals Trading Industry

    Forward Trends That Will Influence the Future of the Metals Trading Industry

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes ‘What are the most brilliant of our chemical discoveries compared with the invention of fire and the metals?’ – Benjamin Disraeli, UK Prime Minister (1874 – 1880) Over the past two decades, metal prices experienced notable price volatility. The World Bank’s Metals and Minerals Price Index trades at 90.28, as of

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  • A Crash Course on Fibonacci Calculators: How to Calculate Retracements and Extensions

    A Crash Course on Fibonacci Calculators: How to Calculate Retracements and Extensions

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes To some, Fibonacci values (often referred to as Fibs) exhibit an air of mystery, an esoteric mathematical approach few understand. To others, Fibonacci is nothing more than percentage ratios applied to charts.   Introduced by Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano Bigollo in the 13th century, or better known as ‘Leonardo of Pisa’

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  • How Social Media is Influencing the Rise in Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

    How Social Media is Influencing the Rise in Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes According to reports, we spend more than 2 hours a day engaging with social media platforms and messaging apps. In 2020, over 3.6 billion people used social media worldwide, a number projected to increase by almost 4.41 billion in 2025.   For many of us, social media is an integral part

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  • Crucial Things to Consider When Selecting a Great Forex Broker

    Crucial Things to Consider When Selecting a Great Forex Broker

    • February 8, 2021

    Reading time: 8 minutes   According to the Forex Peace Army website, recognised for extensive Forex broker reviews since 2005, approximately 1,600 brokers exist. This—on top of long-winded jargon and unclear statistics—can make hunting for the right Forex broker challenging, not to mention time consuming. To help navigate the ever-changing brokerage landscape, the research team

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  • Evaluating Commodity Markets in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    Evaluating Commodity Markets in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    • January 18, 2021

    Reading time: 7 minutes In mid-October 2019, the IMF forecasted 3.4 percent global growth in 2020 from 3.0 percent in 2019. Prior to COVID-19, global economic growth was humming along at a respectable pace. As a result, financial markets were largely vibrant for most of 2019. A number of commodity markets in particular outperformed benchmark

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