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Riksbank cuts rates by 10bps at July’15 Meeting

Riksbank cuts rates by 10bps at July’15 Meeting

While the markets were expecting the Swedish Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank to cut rates at today’s meeting, few expected that the rate cut would be so sharp. The Riksbank, in its monetary policy meeting today cut interest rates by 0.1% or 10bps, bringing the interest rates to -0.35% from -0.25%. The Central Bank last cut […]

By Published On: 07/02/2015 0 Comments Read More »
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 »

Financial Markets Explained

What is the ECB’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance or ELA Program

What is the ECB’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance or ELA Program

Ever since the recent Greece crisis hit the news headlines, a constant abbreviation “ELA” has been mentioned in the same breathe. For most investors and traders alike, the ELA might initially come across as yet another ‘complex financial jargon’ (think: EFSF, ESM, etc) put together by the technocrats in the EU Commission and the ECB. […]

By Published On: 06/24/2015 0 Comments Read More »
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 »

Technical Indicators

Trading with Donchian Channels

Trading with Donchian Channels

The Donchian channel, also referred to as Donchian Bands, is one of the famous channel indicators besides the more popular Bollinger Bands. It is a trend following channel indicator and has given rise to many different trading strategies including the famed ‘Turtle Trading Strategy’ as well. The Donchian Band is primarily used to gauge the volatility […]

By Published On: 07/03/2015 0 Comments Read More »
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 »

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 »

Technical Analysis

Weekly Currency Indices Update: 04 – 08 May 2015

Weekly Currency Indices Update: 04 – 08 May 2015

Candlestick Patterns (Daily, Weekly) Index Daily Weekly AUD Bearish DCC 3 days ago. No specific pattern identified on Friday’s close Bearish with a shooting star like candlestick. No specific pattern identified CAD Bearish since the last 3 candles. No specific pattern identified Doji, one candle ago with a bearish candlestick GBP Bearish engulfing on body […]

By Published On: 05/03/2015 0 Comments Read More »
AUDNZD – A potentially juicy trade setting up

AUDNZD – A potentially juicy trade setting up

The Aussie dollar has been prone to some wild swings this week. It all started off few weeks ago with the RBA Governor Glenn Stevens giving a speech to the Australian American Association in New York. In his comments, the RBA Chief made indirect reference to the ‘high exchange rate‘ of the Australian Dollar and […]

By Published On: 05/01/2015 0 Comments Read More »
Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 16 March

Weekly Currency Index Technical Analysis – 16 March

Weekly currency index technical analysis for the week of 16th – 20th March 2015. Currency index analysis based on LiteForex currency indices.

By Published On: 03/14/2015 0 Comments Read More »

Trading Platforms & Software

Forex Trade Simulator – SphereTester Review

Forex Trade Simulator – SphereTester Review

SphereTester is a unique and a new product that offers an enhanced visual trading experience for market simulation. SphereTester, in a nutshell offers a visual trading interface that is applied to the ‘Strategy Tester’ function from MT4. Instead of trading the live market environment, SphereTester makes it easy for traders to simply load up the […]

By Published On: 07/04/2015 0 Comments Read More »
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 »
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