Understanding Forex

Understanding Forex

This series of 10 articles starts with an essential guide on the basics of foreign currency trading. Readers are then introduced to the comparisons between forex and stocks, before we explore the importance of the news cycle as it relates to forex, and also look at some different trading strategies.

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What is forex trading and why does it appeal to retail traders?

If you’re interested in trading, and have perhaps already started creating a portfolio, it might be the right time to consider the opportunities available in forex trading.

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Forex versus stocks: How do these two trading instruments compare?

Trading currencies and trading on a company’s share price involve very different tactics. Which suits you? Read on to find out.

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Currency pair correlation: How does fx align with other assets?

How do forex pairs interact with each other – and with other asset classes such as commodities and equities? Find out in this in-depth article.

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How GDP data helps forex traders consider the bigger picture

Gross Domestic Product data is important for economists. That means it’s important for the financial markets, particularly so for forex currency pairs involving the dollar.

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How to use NFP data to help your forex trading

Read our guide to understand why NFP data releases are such important “signposts” for forex traders and discover some of the ways in which traders react to the news.

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How CPI impacts forex trading

The Consumer Price Index or CPI is a critical inflation measure and an essential economic indicator for forex traders to follow. Here’s more on what it is and how it’s applied.

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How to day trade forex: Introduction and strategy

Day trading is a short-term trading strategy and involves making trades over the course of a few minutes to a few hours. Here, we look at what day trading is and how it can be applied to forex.

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What is swing trading and how does it work in forex?

Swing trading suits agile forex traders looking for trading opportunities from favorable chart patterns. It’s about reacting to daily price action and taking a view on the short-term direction of a particular market.

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Forex scalping strategy: What to know about scalp trading forex

Scalping is the shortest-term trading strategy, involving many quick trades to try and secure small profits – but it comes with a significant degree of risk. Here, we dive into what scalping is and how it can be applied to forex.

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What to know about forex interest rate trading

Interest rates are crucial to follow for forex traders. Here, discover more about how rates impact currency markets and how they can be incorporated into a strategy.

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