The Best Economic Calendars for Traders (2021)

Economic calendars: in order to prepare for trading each day, it’s essential for traders to be informed about the dates on which economic data is released. For this purpose, I’ve integrated a helpful economic calendar with current financial news into this website. Every trader should be aware of the release dates for important economic data, …

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Taking Advantage of Commodity Futures as a Trader (Update 2021

Commodity futures are an interesting type of speculative investment. Before the introduction of stock index futures and forex trading, speculative traders had few options other than commodity futures. In this article, I’d like to discuss the most important commodity futures contracts. Commodity futures have origins in agriculture The first commodity futures were traded on the …

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Currency Trading – What You Need to Know (2021)

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Currency trading offers excellent opportunities for private and institutional investors and traders. The reason is that there are a large number of currency pairs that usually offer sufficient volatility (price fluctuations) for trading. In addition, most currencies are very liquid and transaction costs are low. In this article, I’d like describe a few important principles …

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Toby Crabel: One of the Best Traders in the World (Update 2021)

Toby Crabel

In this article I’d like to introduce Toby Crabel. Some readers will certainly have heard of this successful fund manager, who wrote the trading book Day Trading With Short Term Price Patterns and Opening Range Breakout. But others will be hearing his name for the first time. I think you can learn a lot about …

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Calculating the Tick Value in Currency Futures (2021)

I’m often asked by traders how to calculate the tick and pip value in forex trading. In this article, I’d like to take a closer look at currency futures and provide an explanation of “tick value” as it is commonly used in futures trading. In a later article, we’ll discuss pip value, which is what …

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Tickmill (2021) – introduction of the forex and CFD broker

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Broker comparison – who is the best? In this article, we are introducing the broker Tickmill. What is behind Tickmill? The online broker with the official company name Tickmill UK Ltd has been residing in London since 2015. The vision of this still relatively young company is to offer private investors and companies worldwide an …

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XM – Forex and CFD Broker Review (2021)

Broker comparison – who is the best? In this article, we are introducing the broker XM. What is behind XM? The online broker XM was established in the year 2009 and has registered a rapidly growing customer base ever since. The main office of the company is located in Limassol, Cyprus. XM.com was founded by …

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Forex or Futures – What’s Better to Trade? (2021)

In this article, I’d like to discuss a few differences between the futures and forex market as regards trading and potential returns.  I had the idea for this article while looking over the results of the World Cup Trading Championships. There are two divisions in the championships each year: futures and forex. Significant performance differences …

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DAX Futures: The Basics (2021)

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We’ve noticed that many new traders are interested in day-trading the DAX index or DAX futures, but lack important information. In this article, I’d like to explain the basics of DAX futures trading and answer the most common questions we get about our live day-trading of DAX futures. I’ll be discussing the following topics in …

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EuropeFX forex/CFD broker – review | test (2021)

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Broker comparison – who is the best? In this article, we are introducing EuropeFX. EuropeFX – background information EuropeFX is a licenced and regulated STP (straight through processing) forex and CFD broker enabling its clients to trade more than 300 different assets. The company behind this provider is called MAXIFLEX LTD. One special feature of …

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Martingale Systems (Strategies) Don’t Work in Forex (2021)

Martingale System in Trading

Lately I’ve seen a growing number of people claiming in trading forums that the Martingale strategy is an ideal system that can guarantee you success in the long run. It’s the holy grail of trading strategies, so to speak. But what exactly is this strategy and is it really recommendable? What is the Martingale strategy? …

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