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BoJ surprises markets with stimulus expansion

BoJ surprises markets with stimulus expansion

The Bank of Japan surprised the markets earlier today by expanding its monetary stimulus to 80 trillion Yen. It was a close call considering the stimulus vote barely passed with a 5 – 4 vote. The surprising stimulus measures are being seen as the BoJ’s 2% inflation target in the next two years is starting […]

By Published On: 10/31/2014 0 Comments Read More »
October FOMC Preview – The end of QE3?

October FOMC Preview – The end of QE3?

The Federal Reserve Open markets committee meets today for a two day meeting. First of all, the most important point to remember is that tomorrow’s FOMC statement will not have the usual press conference. As we have seen in the past, FOMC events without press conferences usually tend not to steer too far away from […]

By Published On: 10/28/2014 0 Comments Read More »
Should investors be looking beyond a US rate rise?

Should investors be looking beyond a US rate rise?

That rate rises have been the dominant global economic story of 2014 is unsurprising. The effect that this sustained period of record-low interest rates across key economies is having on asset trading is inestimable, and markets are yearning for some tangible signs of a change in prevailing winds. Which is perhaps why the spectre of […]

By Published On: 10/15/2014 0 Comments Read More »

Financial Markets Explained

What is the TLTRO and how is it different to LTRO

What is the TLTRO and how is it different to LTRO

The ECB recently concluded its first round of TLTRO or targeted long term refinancing operations, which turned out to be anti-climatic. Against an estimated 150bn Euros up for grabs, banks managed to take only 82bn Euros in TLTRO loans from the ECB. The question that might come to one’s mind is what is the TLTRO […]

By Published On: 09/20/2014 0 Comments Read More »
ECB’s Negative Deposit Rates – Busting the misinformation

ECB’s Negative Deposit Rates – Busting the misinformation

After yesterday’s ECB decision to venture into negative deposit rate territory; which now the mainstream media terms it as ‘Historic‘ there have been many articles cropping up about how the ECB’s negative deposit rate will affect the retail consumers.

By Published On: 06/06/2014 0 Comments Read More »
European Banking Union Explained

European Banking Union Explained

The much talked about European Banking Union proposals has been making news on and off. For a complex set up such as the European Union which is comprised of various sovereign countries, in this article we explain the basics of the European Banking Union, the purpose of setting up the banking union and its far […]

By Published On: 12/20/2013 0 Comments Read More »

Technical Indicators

Trading the Awesome Oscillator

Trading the Awesome Oscillator

The awesome oscillator was developed by Bill Williams, part of his series of ‘Chaos Theory‘. Bill Williams went on to develop various indicators as part of this ‘5-market dimensions‘. Some of the other well known indicators from Bill Williams include the Williams Fractal, Alligator, Awesome Oscillator. The Awesome oscillator is commonly found on many charting […]

By Published On: 07/18/2014 0 Comments Read More »
What is the Standard Deviation Channel

What is the Standard Deviation Channel

Standard deviation channel is also alternatively referred to as the Linear Regression channel. In the course of this article, we will use both the words as they mean the same. As the name implies, the Standard deviation is a channel with an upper and lower range which are placed ‘x’ standard deviations away. The Standard […]

By Published On: 12/09/2013 0 Comments Read More »
Understanding Money Flow Index

Understanding Money Flow Index

The Money Flow Index, or MFI for short is a momentum based oscillator that was created Gene Quong and Avrum Soudack. The purpose of MFI was to measure the strength of institutional money flowing in and out of the security/instrument. It is quite similar to the RSI (Relative Strength Index) but differs in the fact […]

By Published On: 11/23/2013 0 Comments Read More »

Trading Strategies

Identify trends correctly with the 4-week rule

Identify trends correctly with the 4-week rule

Trends in the currency markets are one of the most important and basic elements to trading. Incorrect recognition or interpretation of trends can have a devastating effect on traders. Like a slow moving trading, the equity can be easily depleted without knowing what happened until the last dollar disappears from your trading capital. Trends, however […]

By Published On: 09/19/2014 0 Comments Read More »
Parabolic SAR and Stochastics MTF Trading System

Parabolic SAR and Stochastics MTF Trading System

The Parabolic SAR is a versatile trading indicator which can be effectively used as a trailing stop indicator. It forms a kind of trend following strategy and works best when markets are in a strong trending mode. When combined with the Stochastics oscillator, which basically oscillate between overbought and oversold conditions, thus representing rising and […]

By Published On: 09/05/2014 0 Comments Read More »
Easy trading strategies with Renko Charts

Easy trading strategies with Renko Charts

Renko charts, as written in our previous article is purely based on price action and is independent of time. Due to the nature of renko bricks, it is therefore easier to use various charting analysis such as trend lines, chart patterns, support & resistance. Unfortunately, most trading strategies based on Renko tend to focus on […]

By Published On: 07/23/2014 0 Comments Read More »

Trading Articles

Getting an edge with Forex Tools – Order Book

Getting an edge with Forex Tools – Order Book

Order books, which are largely prevalent among exchange based trading instruments is one of the ways some traders tend to trade. An order book is nothing but a record of the buy and sell transactions, similar to what an accountant would maintain at a regular office. Trading with the order book has been around for […]

By Published On: 02/19/2015 0 Comments Read More »
Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath

Dealing Desk or Non Dealing Desk? – The SNB Aftermath

Last week’s Swiss National Bank shocker caught the markets off guard posting heavy casualties which was felt more with the retail forex trading industry. Traders and brokers alike got caught up in a black swan event which led to quite a few brokers going bust while some reputable brokerages seeking capital to continue to keep […]

By Published On: 01/19/2015 0 Comments Read More »
Variable spreads and why they matter

Variable spreads and why they matter

Forex brokers nowadays offer a lot better choice of trading conditions for their customers. When it comes to spreads, brokers usually offer either fixed spreads or variable spreads. Fixed spreads are known to be the key giveaway for market markers, or brokers that operate a dealing desk or acting as a counter party and thus […]

By Published On: 01/12/2015 0 Comments Read More »

Trading Platforms & Software

ForexFalcon – A profitable EA for trading fake-outs in forex

ForexFalcon – A profitable EA for trading fake-outs in forex

ForexFalcon is a new automated trading software designed to work with MT4 trading platforms. The ForexFalcon Expert Advisor trades on a unique concept of trading fake outs. Live test results of this profitable EA has shown to make on average of 8% return on a monthly basis with a 16% draw down. Having a profit […]

By Published On: 08/09/2014 0 Comments Read More »
Technical Screener – Forex & Stocks

Technical Screener – Forex & Stocks

For traders who make use of a mechanical trading system, getting alerts at important technical events can determine the difference between staying glued to their computer screens to having time away from the screens yet being in control. MarketInOut is one such tremendously useful technical screening tool that enables traders to not just set alerts […]

By Published On: 06/08/2014 0 Comments Read More »
Forex Copier Review – MT4 Trade Duplicator

Forex Copier Review – MT4 Trade Duplicator

Forex Copier is a handy tool for traders who want to duplicate their trades across different MT4 accounts. It is broker independent and also works on both demo and real accounts. In other words, you can use Forex Copier to duplicate trades from an MT4 Real Account with Forex Broker ‘A’ and copy the trades […]

By Published On: 10/17/2012 0 Comments Read More »
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