Ryan Thaxton

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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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The oldest currency still used today: the British pound sterling

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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November 22, 2022 09:26 AM
Board of currencies

How to implement a momentum trading strategy

Momentum trading is a popular trading strategy based on entering trades during clear trends and exiting before the reversal, finding trading opportunities from the continuous price action. Learn common strategies and the best indicators to determine entry points for momentum trading.

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November 11, 2022 12:46 PM
Bank notes of different currencies

What is a fiat currency? Everything you need to know about the classic monetary asset

A fiat currency is any monetary instrument backed by a national government. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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October 26, 2022 10:52 AM
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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 04:15 AM
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Why is the Russian ruble unavailable to trade in forex markets?

FX pairs such as USD/RUB and EUR/RUB are unavailable to trade with most North American brokerages including FOREX.com because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Downward trend

Why is the Russian ruble unavailable to trade in forex markets?

FX pairs such as USD/RUB and EUR/RUB are unavailable to trade with most North American brokerages including FOREX.com because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Multiple Euro bank notes in 20€, 50€ and 100€

Guide to the 531 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.

Multiple Euro bank notes in 20€, 50€ and 100€

Guide to the 531 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.

Bank notes of different currencies

How a forex trading journal can strengthen your trades

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.

Bank notes of different currencies

How a forex trading journal can strengthen your trades

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.

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How to use the golden cross and death cross indicators in trading

The golden cross and death cross are two chart patterns that use simple moving averages to indicate when the price of an asset is entering a bull or bear market. Learn how to spot both when using technical analysis.

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August 31, 2022 01:45 PM