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What is short selling and how do you short a stock?

Short selling is a popular trading and investment method used to take advantage of falling market prices. It can be extremely lucrative if you get it right, but it does come with big risks. Discover what shorting a stock is and how to take your first short position.

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February 3, 2023 09:48 AM
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The top 10 most traded currencies

Learn about the 10 most traded currencies like the dollar, euro, and yen and why forex traders prefer trading these major currencies.

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Brazil and Argentina start preparations for a common currency

Brazil and Argentina have announced plans to work on a common currency which, if successful, would create the world’s second-largest economic bloc. Find out everything we know so far.

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January 24, 2023 04:00 AM

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How to develop and use a quantitative trading strategy in forex

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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January 20, 2023 01:22 PM
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How GDP affects forex trading

Learn what gross domestic product (GDP) is, how it’s calculated and what it means for a nation’s economy. Then, learn how to use GDP when trading forex.

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January 18, 2023 03:44 PM
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Free market economies explained

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 they work in our guide.

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November 30, 2022 10:21 AM
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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
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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
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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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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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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.

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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 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
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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

Learn the difference between bullish and bearish divergences and how to recognize both when using technical indicators in forex trading.

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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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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.

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Energy crisis: Oil surge causes petrol panic at pumps

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

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