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27 02, 2017

How to Manage Risk

February 27th, 2017|Strategies|

Managing risk is a huge subject, and it is impossible to cover completely in a single blog, or even a hundred blogs. But even if we look at it on a limited basis, risk is important to address. It impacts everything you do when you’re trading, and if you know what to expect, you have [...]

23 01, 2017

Brexit is Still a Major Event

January 23rd, 2017|Markets|

The Brexit vote from last year took a lot of people by surprise. After a couple months of instability, most worldwide stocks quickly recovered from the jarring decision from England to leave the European Union, but now that the details of just how the UK will split from the EU, these concerns are beginning to surface again. And this time, the impact will be much more permanent in nature. If you are a European based trader, or an international trader that focuses on the Euro economy, even if it is through trading of the euro or the pound in some capacity, you probably are going to have concerns about how the events of the next year or so are going to impact your ability as a trader to create a profit for yourself. Here, we will take a look at some of the current Brexit facts and rumors, and how they are most likely to impact you and your trading. […]

28 12, 2016

Retracement Price Action

December 28th, 2016|Strategies|

The retracement price action trading strategy relies on technical analysis, and has proven to be very helpful when trading currency pairs. It also works very well as a binary options strategy. You can also use it with other types of assets, but not always with the same success. If you’re going to use this trading strategy, be sure that you know how to use it and what to look out for. Application of Price Action In order to use this strategy, you will need to have an active graph or chart going for the asset in question, preferably a candlestick chart as this will help reveal the most amount of information to you in the smallest amount of space. […]

21 12, 2016

Dollar Sees Setback but Still Strong

December 21st, 2016|General Trading|

When the latest labor report was released for November 2016, the U.S. dollar dropped in price against other major currencies. There were slightly more jobs added to the economy during the month than what were expected, and although this could have been much stronger, it added to the perceived strength of the U.S. stock market and overall economy. This pushed the dollar down, at least for the time being. The dollar has seen a surprising increase in strength around the world over the past several months. And it’s very likely that the weakness that the dollar saw after the job report was released is just a temporary setback. At least, that’s what most technical analysis methods indicate. There is still quite a bit of momentum backing the USD, and the long term (100 day) exponential moving average points to the fact that the USD is still the strongest currency in most every pair that it comes up against. This can change, of course, but it doesn’t seem likely to in the near future. […]

7 12, 2016

Finding Long Term Success in Your Trading

December 7th, 2016|General Trading|

We are all short term traders, but if we lose our focus on the long term there’s a strong chance that we won’t be trading for very long. If you are not successful over the long term, all of your short term successes and profits will dry up and you will end up losing money. Obviously this is something that we want to avoid. The whole point of trading is to make money, and if you’re not doing this over the long run, then you are losing money over this time. Anyway you look at it, this is a bad thing. […]

3 12, 2016

Pound Sterling Loses Momentum

December 3rd, 2016|Currency|

The British pound sterling had a significant dip in price early in the trading day on the morning of Monday, November 28th. The dip was visible against both the euro and the U.S. dollar. After a month of the pound gaining steam against the euro, this hasn’t yet become a major victory for the pound, but it is a step forward for those that desire a strong British currency. The euro had just recently seen its worst week against the pound in almost two years, so this kind of change shouldn’t have been a surprise. However, because of the strength that the ongoing trend had shown, for many it was a rude beginning to their week. […]

29 11, 2016

Technical Info on Trading the Trend

November 29th, 2016|Strategies|

Trading the trend is by far the most popular binary options strategy out there, and for a very good reason. When you are trading with a trend, you have a slightly higher chance of a successful trade, especially when executing short term trades. Binary options can already have a thin margin of error, and giving yourself even a 1 percent better chance of being successful can be the difference for some between losing a lot of money and being profitable. Hopefully, you are already a very successful trader. Even so, this little tutorial will prove to help you boost your profits when applied correctly. Knowing exactly when to enter a trade even when you are going with the trend is a little bit trickier than it seems. Anyone with some experience can tell you that no matter what the trend says, you will still be wrong once in a while. That’s just part of the oscillating nature of markets, and when there is a definite expiration point placed on your trades, like what we see in binary options, then you are creating a scenario where you could be wrong, regardless of what the trend says. […]

15 11, 2016

Financial Sector Set for More Growth

November 15th, 2016|Markets|

The financial sector is on fire in the U.S. economy right now, and understanding the reasons why could help your binary options trading go a long way. Between what is occurring in the U.S. politically, the worldwide economy, and monetary policy, financial stocks are poised to ride this growth for an indefinite amount of time. It will be interesting to watch, but rather than just being a passive spectator here, securing some of that profit as your own can be far more beneficial to you. On Monday, November 14th, the financial sector within the U.S. rose as a whole by 1.21 percent. This in itself is a huge deal, especially considering the fact that the Dow Jones Industrial Average only rose by 0.11 percent, and the S&P 500 fell by 0.01 percent. By all accounts, this day should have been an uneventful one. […]

9 11, 2016

How to Keep Your Trading Day Relaxed

November 9th, 2016|General Trading|

In the busy world of trading, sometimes the best strategy that you can use is to take a deep breath and slow yourself down. We’ve all been in those tense situations where we are monitoring three different currency pairs just waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger on a trade. Sometimes this is a part of trading, but it shouldn’t be a constant part. The moments of chaos should be few and far between. Our argument is that by knowing exactly what you are looking for before you begin—through having a solid strategy, a firm knowledge of the asset in question, and by simplifying your trading as much as possible—the trading day doesn’t need to be hectic at all. It can be structured and quite fun, in fact. […]