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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
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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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August 11, 2022 10:54 AM
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How to implement a momentum trading strategy in forex

Momentum trading is a popular forex 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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May 19, 2022 11:25 AM

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What is the US Dollar Index and how can you trade it?

The US Dollar Index is widely used as a measure of sentiment toward the US dollar. Discover what the Dollar Index is, which currencies are in the basket and how you can use it to inform your forex trades.

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May 17, 2022 10:58 AM
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How to trade bullish and bearish divergences in forex

Bearish and bullish divergences in forex occur when price action moves against your technical indicator. Learn how to identify divergences with the most popular technical indicators and how to trade them.

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What are Mergers and Acquisitions? Definition, Types and Overview

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) describe the financial transactions enacted to combine two companies. Read how mergers and acquisitions are structured and how they affect traders and shareholders in our full guide.

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April 4, 2022 10:37 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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February 23, 2022 09:36 AM
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Fixed vs floating exchange rates – what’s the difference?

A fixed exchange rate describes when a currency’s value is pegged to a stronger, more influential currency. By contrast, a floating exchange rate allows a currency value to fluctuate with supply and demand. Both systems have pros and cons depending on a country’s economy.

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February 15, 2022 10:24 AM
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The impact of market volatility on performance for retail traders

Do traders perform better when markets are moving, or when they’re calm? We studied over 10,000 retail traders to uncover any trends when volatility was high – and when it wasn’t.

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December 8, 2021 05:30 AM

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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November 23, 2021 12:56 PM
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What is the Awesome Oscillator: Definition, Use, and Strategies

The Awesome Oscillator (AO) makes use of simple moving averages to confirm or deny market trends. Learn how to confirm those trends and predict possible reversals in our AO guide.


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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September 24, 2021 07:21 AM

Fed tapering: what does tapering mean and how will it impact markets?

Monetary policy – particularly in the US – impacts global markets. As the Fed starts to talk of its tapering timeline, we take a look at what that really means and how it could play out on US stocks, indices and global assets.

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August 23, 2021 07:54 AM

Who is Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell?

The Federal Reserve guides monetary policy in the United States, but who executes the mandate of the central bank? Read on for everything you need to know on Fed chair Jerome Powell.

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August 10, 2021 07:09 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
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A guide to market sentiment: what is it, indicators and how to trade it

Market sentiment is one of the most popular ways of analysing trending markets and whether a stock is over or undervalued. Find out what market sentiment is and how it can be used in a trading strategy.

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August 5, 2021 01:30 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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July 23, 2021 06:33 AM

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Japanese candlestick patterns cheat sheet

Explore 22 key Japanese candlestick patterns here – including bullish, bearish, reversal and continuation patterns. Plus, how to trade using candlesticks, and more.

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Inflation explained: definition, causes and current inflation rates

Inflation affects consumers, economies and financial markets in diverse ways. Discover what inflation is, how it impacts consumers and the effect it can have on your trading positions or investments.

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June 28, 2021 07:04 AM
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What is market liquidity? Definition, calculation, and examples

Market liquidity is a key component of a functioning financial market, as it determines how fast trades can be executed at the preferred price. Discover what market liquidity is, how it is measured and what the most liquid markets are.

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June 22, 2021 07:51 AM
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Currency reserves: what are they and why do they matter?

Currency reserves are a vital part of the global financial system. Most currency reserves are held in what are known as reserve currencies – the most famous of which is the US dollar. Find out more about currency reserves and why they’re so important.

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June 20, 2021 11:57 PM
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What is a repo? Repurchasing agreements explained

The repo market has gathered significant attention recently after the Fed’s purchases hit a record of half a trillion dollars. But is a repo? And why does central bank action impact the market so much? Find out below.

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June 17, 2021 12:35 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