December 24, 2012

Looking in the Mirror

The best way to become a successful trader is to honestly evaluate your own performance without allowing emotions to cloud your judgement - all try, some succeed, most fail.

December 17, 2012

If You Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

Have your considered speculatively trading the world's financial markets? Then look before you leap.

December 10, 2012

In For a Penny, in For a Pound

Too often novice traders start trading with large volume, made possible by excessive leverage - it’s no surprise that the majority quit the market within six months. It’s important to understand leverage and how to utilise it correctly.

December 3, 2012

David Versus Goliath

Retail traders are the David's of the FX world, taking on the Goliath's that are banks and institutions. This article takes a pragmatic view of what retail traders are up against and where they fit in. There are ways that David can beat Goliath; the secret is having a clear strategy that plays to your strengths.

January 9, 2012

FX Weekly: 9th January 2012

  • Oil and Gold again the volatility leaders
  • Market tension continues strongly into 2012 as European debt, US fiscal health, Chinese growth and geo-political tensions in the Middle-East lead the market themes
  • The EUR directed focus last week but it was the high-beta currencies that were the weakest performers overnight after Sunday’s market open
  • Over the past six weeks USD is higher against the Euro and down against JPY, but it has fallen against the higher yielding commodity currencies
  • This week’s macro calendar centres more on Europe and China than the US