Ryan Thaxton


Ryan Thaxton

Financial Writer

Ryan Thaxton is a financial writer based in StoneX’s New York City office and writes for both City Index and FOREX.com. Ryan joined the company after several years writing about digital trends, and he produces educational content on topics including fundamental analysis, IPOs, and economic events.


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How to develop and use a quantitative trading strategy

Quantitative trading uses computational models and high frequency trading to rapidly execute trades based on massive amounts of data. Learn how to trade like a quant here.

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Zeekr IPO: Everything you need to know about Zeekr

Learn everything you need to know ahead of the Zeekr IPO such as how much Zeekr is worth, when Zeekr might go public and how to trade Zeekr shares once they are listed

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January 12, 2023 08:42 PM
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Grindr SPAC: Everything you need to know about Grindr stock

The California-based LGBTQ+ dating and networking app went public via a SPAC deal in November 2022. The company soared past expectations of a $2 billion valuation on the day before dropping to just half that value. Read more about Grindr and its high-profile listing.

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January 6, 2023 04:51 PM
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How GDP affects forex trading

GDP releases are crucial events on the forex trading calendar, measuring the percentage change in the economic output of a country. New GDP rates are highly anticipated by forex traders because of what they mean for the country’s economy and what policies central banks and government may enact in response.

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Ampere IPO: Everything you need to know about Ampere

Ampere first filed for an IPO in early 2022, and it has been waiting for the right market to go public. As an innovative microprocessor startup, Ampere has created popular cloud-native processors and high-profile partnerships.

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December 6, 2022 05:04 PM
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What is the oldest currency in the world?

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.

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Breaking down the 5-3-1 forex trading strategy

The 5-3-1 trading strategy is a guide for currency traders that helps you lock in the basics of your trading plan including which forex pairs to trade and the best time to trade.

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November 10, 2022 08:30 PM
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What are free market economies

Free market economies, sometimes shortened to just market economies, describe nations whose financial systems are largely regulated by freely moving market forces of supply and demand. Learn more about how market economies operate, the political theory they’re founded on, and whether or not they work in our guide.

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November 4, 2022 06:04 PM
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How to use the currency carry trade strategy

A carry trade is a trading strategy that involves borrowing a low-yield currency and investing in a high-yielding asset to exploit the interest rate differential. Carry trades are most common in forex trading with traders borrowing the low interest Japanese yen to buy higher interest currencies. Learn what currency pairs work best and how to execute the strategy yourself in our full guide.

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October 25, 2022 09:15 AM
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What are the most traded commodities?

The most traded commodities are energy sources like oil and gas, plus metals such as gold and agricultural products. Here we break down the top ten most traded commodities and explain how each one is traded.

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How to create a forex trading journal

Trading journals are crucial for implementing your trading strategies effectively. Learn how to start one and what you should be tracking with it in this guide.