Ben Lobel

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Ben Lobel

Financial Writer

Ben is a financial writer for FOREX.com and City Index. With a ten-year background in trade journalism, he has been writing solely about derivatives since 2018.

Ben produces educational content across equities, indices, commodities and forex, with a particular interest in the fundamental drivers of markets - but he also enjoys the technical side too. 

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NZD explained: A guide to NZD

NZD is the currency of New Zealand and is involved in some significant forex pairs. Discover everything you should know about NZD before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
November 23, 2021 12:56 PM
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Energy crisis: Oil surge causes petrol panic at pump

Oil’s continued increase has combined with supply issues caused by the HGV driver shortage to fuel petrol spikes and stoke winter energy crisis fears. Here’s the latest, as well as a technical look at Brent.

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By : Ben Lobel
September 24, 2021 07:21 AM

EUR explained: A guide to the euro

The euro is a major world currency and the currency most used by the world’s largest trading bloc, making it a powerhouse in the forex market. Discover everything you should know about EUR before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
August 5, 2021 05:15 AM

CAD explained: A guide to the Canadian dollar

The Canadian dollar is the currency of a top-ten global economy and reflects the strength of Canada's economy, as well as being a proxy for its key exports such as oil. Discover everything you should know about CAD before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
July 23, 2021 06:33 AM

GBP explained: A guide to Pound Sterling

The Pound Sterling is the oldest currency still in use and an integral part of the forex market. Discover everything you should know about the UK’s currency before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
June 15, 2021 07:35 AM
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USD explained: A guide to the US dollar

The US dollar is the world’s reserve currency and the currency of the world’s largest economy, making it a powerhouse in the forex market. Discover everything you should know about USD before you open a position.

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By : Ben Lobel
May 25, 2021 02:42 AM
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Everything you need to know about earnings season

Earnings season is a key time of the year for many involved in stocks. It affords market speculators the opportunity to gauge the progress of their trades and investments, providing key financial insights that may inform future decisions. Read on for more on what earnings season is and how you can approach it.

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By : Ben Lobel
April 7, 2021 06:25 AM
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Everything you need to know about the Federal Reserve

Discover what the Federal Reserve is, how it operates, and the way its policies can influence markets.

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By : Ben Lobel
February 17, 2021 01:08 AM

What is MACD? Trading with the MACD indicator

Discover what MACD is, how it is calculated, and how to apply MACD consistently in your trading.

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By : Ben Lobel
February 8, 2021 11:20 PM