Tag: risk management

Forex Trading Golden Rules Part 5: Don’t Go With Your Gut!

There's a time and a place for going with your gut instinct. Deciding on whether to accept a marriage proposal is a good one....

Forex Trading Golden Rules Part 3: The Magic 2%

One of the most common - and most frequently ignored - rules in trading is to never risk more than 2% of your capital...

Forex Trading Strategy: Setting Stop Losses Part 2

In the previous lesson, we talked about the importance of using stop losses, and explained the simplest method for selecting a stop loss level,...

Forex Trading Strategy: Setting Stop Losses Part 1

It's a simple fact of life that the forex market is inherently unpredictable. No matter how much you research your trades, it's inevitable that,...

Guide to Currency Correlation: Part 3

In the previous lesson, we showed you how to use a currency correlations table, and how to calculate these correlations yourself. Today, we're going...

Guide to Currency Correlation: Part 2

In the previous lesson, we explained what currency correlations are, and why they are useful for forex traders. Today, we're going to show you...

Guide to Currency Correlation: Part 1

If you've been following the forex market for a while, you'll probably have noticed certain trends emerging. For example, you may have noticed that...

Forex Trading Strategy: Scaling In and Out Part 4

In the final part of our series on scaling in and out of forex trades, we're going to take a look at a way...

Forex Trading Strategy: Scaling In and Out Part 3

In the previous lesson, we looked at how you can scale out of trades to lock in profits and reduce the risk attached to...

Forex Trading Strategy: Scaling In and Out Part 1

One of the most popular techniques for maximising profits and minimising losses when forex trading is to 'scale' in and out of your positions....

Forex Trading Strategy: The Carry Trade Part 2

  In the first part of our series on the Carry Trade, we explained the logic behind this popular trading strategy. Today, we're going to...

The Five Essential Elements of a Good Forex Trading Plan

As the old saying goes, 'A failure to plan is a plan for failure', and nowhere is this more true than in the field...

CFD Trading: Ten Tips to Maximize Profits

CFD trading offers many advantages over trading other financial instruments, such as the ability to take short positions and leverage your trades for greater...

Discipline or Trading Strategy – What is More Important?

  Often, traders will expend huge amounts of time honing and calibrating their trading strategy, and this is, of course, a good thing to do....

Why Average Forex Traders Need to Highlight Risk

The increase in volatility in the forex market over the past few years has been something of a double-edged sword for traders. On one...

How to Manage Risks in Forex Trading

There is no getting away from it, forex trading is a risky business. While there is the potential to make a lot of money...

Forex News: NYSE, Hotspot, Paretto, Dollar

  SEC punishes NYSE with US$ 5 mln fine NYSE Euronext has released a statement announcing a settlement with SEC in a response to charges that...

Biodiversity and the FX Ecosystem

This is a guest post by Peter Atkinson, Fx Product Manager smartTrade. Peter is a specialist in FX eCommerce. His experience has been gained in...