Forex Market Commentary—The market is temporarily in what appears to be a C wave on most currency pairs. The question is how deep or whether or not this is actually a reversal for some pairs. reversal seems unlikely. Continuation of general trending is expected at the completion of the C wave of a sub-wave 4 of a wave 3 of a wave 5 in most pairs, as seen on the 4H chart.
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People interested in trading currency on the foreign exchange currency market (FOREX) soon discover that it’s not as easy as it seems.
These people are naturally drawn to investigate different FOREX trading systems. Many are lured by marketing claims allegedly backed by statistical evidence of trading systems that capture a tempting number of pips a phenomenal percentage of the time.
These systems often rely on elaborate combinations of technical indicators that mainly succeed in creating so much trader confusion that there is no way to separate hype from reality.
Forex swing trading is a method of trading where currencies are held for more than a day and traded on basis of the weekly or monthly oscillations between the highest value and the lowest. Basically, the trading period is longer than that of day trading and shorter than in trend trading. In swing trading, traders can hold the stock for a period ranging between two days and two or three weeks at most.
Beginners will find this trading style ideal, as it provides them with several opportunities to trade in a win, without the pressure of day trading or the unpredictability of trend trading. Advanced traders too can make good profit since they have more or less mastered the strategy and can make accurate judgments.
Technical analysis has practical uses for investors in all types of asset classes and markets, regardless of whether the investor’s focus is stocks, commodities or foreign exchange. Indeed, many of the technical and analytical tools commonly relied on by investors can be applied and understood in the context of different investments even if the investor is unfamiliar with that particular type of trading: simply put, if you have trained yourself to rely on your analysis of charts, for example, and have learned to spot certain chart patterns and respond to them when making your stock trading decisions, then you already have the skills needed to analyze Forex charts and apply the exact same methodology, responding to the same patterns, regardless of whether you have Forex trading experience.
When it comes to trading in the foreign exchange market, you’re going to need a broker to be able to access the market. While there are hundreds of different brokers to choose from, they are not all created equally and they do not all provide the same types of service. Some brokers are considered market makers and simply take the opposite position of you when you place a trade. Another form of broker, known as an STP or straight through processing broker, uses a different model of handling trades. Using this type of broker can provide you with some different advantages and considerations as a trader.
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When you get started in the foreign exchange market, all of the terms and lingo can be a little bit confusing for the average person. When you log into your trading platform for the first time, it may seem like a lot of bells and whistles, and none of them make sense. As a result, the area of Forex pricing can seem a bit overwhelming at times. If you are confused about how currency pairs are priced and how this affects you as a trader, you’re not alone. Here are a few things to consider about Forex pricing and how it works.
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The speed at which one is able to trade in the forex market matters a great deal more than it may seem. Those who can have their orders executed the fastest are often the ones who end up with the best trades. Slower trades have to settle for whatever is left over from these instant traders. Many forex brokers are starting to take note of this and update their systems wherever possible to make instant transactions more available. However, there is one broker that has already done this.
The Japanese Yen is currently in a strong uptrend that began early in February of this year that shows it testing its high against the United States dollar from early April of 2011. This remarkable recovery that is taking place in just over a year since the devastating tsunami wreaked havoc with Japan’s economy is a testament to the resiliency of the Japanese people and the diversity of their economy.
It remains to be seen if the Yen can equal or surpass this high, but it is quite possible if any major economic event were to occur to threaten the somewhat fragile recovery the U.S. economy has displayed recently.
There seems to be a lot of talking going on about Forex trading, but not everybody ultimately understands exactly how it works. A common cliche’ is somebody over the Internet announcing how Forex trading has multiplied his wealth changing his life almost overnight. Often, these statements are a turn off for many people especially when it sound too good to be true. With all the spamming, hacking and scams going on over the Internet, such reactions come as no surprise.
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