Author: Greg Michalowski
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Up and down markets, what they imply, and how to best trade them

What to do when the story lines can be different and the markets are trading each? Trading up and down forex markets can be one of the more difficult kind to trade. Traders tend to want to know the story line that tells them which way to trade, but in reality there may be multiple stories that are equally as believable. That creates the potential to get traders out of sync with the rhythm. of the market.. In this video, I discuss up and down markets, why they exist, and how best to trade them.

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Author: Adam Button

Why you never trust a late-December market move

A look at the New Zealand dollar The final minutes of January 2017 trading are here and it's clear that the bigger percentage gainer in the FX market this month was NZD/USD. The pair gained 5.67% in a steady but choppy climb from 0.6950 to 0.7340.

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Author: Adam Button
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The trading game has changed

Economic data and central banks don't matter right now The trading game is always changing. In general, the market focuses on economic data. Sometimes it's jobs, other times it's the consumer, inflation or growth. Another focus of the market is often central banks and interest rates.

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Author: Greg Michalowski
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A technical look at the EURUSD for the week starting Jan 16th

What levels are in play in the EURUSD next week. The EURUSD closed the week about 120 pips higher. The low bottomed near the low from 2015 at 1.0462. That was a good bottom for buyers. The topside was contained by retracement resistance. Although bullish for the week, there is some work to do to convince the market that this is nothing bur a correction higher.

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Author: Adam Button
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How to trade when you have solid technical support

Video from Greg Michalowski In case you missed it on Thursday, Greg made a great video looking at how to trade off a key technical level. In this case, he demonstrates with NZD/USD.

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Author: Greg Michalowski
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Forex Education Video: When risk is really low, reward does not really matter

Risk a little to make more than a little There are times when a technical level is important enough to just focus on the risk, and forget about the reward.  In other words, if you trade at a key level where risk is only 5 pips, you only have to see the market move 10 pips for a 2:1 reward to risk ratio. If you make 20 pips, you have a 4:1 reward to risk ratio. That is not a lot of movement in a forex market that is moving.   

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Author: Adam Button

Five economic terms to learn this year

If you want to walk the walk, gotta talk the talk Bloomberg's Noah Smith with a great little list of five economic terms to learn this year: Endogeneity, Marginal versus average, Present value and discounting, Conditional versus unconditional and Aggregate.

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Author: Mike Paterson
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A few thoughts after the Asian spike in euro pairs

EURUSD currently trawling along the bottom of a retreat 30 Dec Still no confirmed explanation of the Asian spike to 1.0657 in nano-seconds but we can reasonably guess that robots got hold of stops above 1.0560 in extremely thin liquidity and equally ran into good sell interest once that ran out of puff.

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Christmas is a time for giving but not for giving your profits away

How will you protect your positions over the holiday period? It's that time of year again when we all get an extended break to recharge the batteries and spend some well earned time with family. For most of you, I'd hope that you'll be closing out your trades, switching the screens off and taking the chance for some good R&R.

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