The Major Trading Sessions in the Forex Market

The FX market is active 24 hours a day – it is important for the active forex trader to identify the times where there is the most volatility and largest trading ranges. 1. Asian Session (Tokyo) 7PM-4AM EST Tokyo is one of the principle dealing centers in Asia and is the first major Asian market … Read more

What is a Pip?

A pip is the smallest price increment in forex trading – pip stands for percentage in point. Prices are quoted to the fourth decimal point in the forex market – for example EUR/USD might be bid at 1.1914 and offered at 1.1917. In this example we can see that the spread is 3 pips wide. … Read more

Using Currency Correlations in Forex Trading

Very often currency pairs are closely related to one another – and this is something that can be used to the Forex Traders advantage. Correlation analysis helps you understand these relationships. Positive and negative correlations between currency pairs are measured in decimal form – and they serve to reflect the extent to which the pairs … Read more

What is a Trading System?

A trading system is a collection of formulas and rules that generate buy and sell recommendations. Trading systems have been developed for decades, but the recent advances in technology with the pc and internet have increased interest in them and broadened the number of people actively involved in their use. Technical indicators such as oscillators, … Read more

Forex vs. Currency Futures

By Carley Garner The Forex market has quickly become a popular playground for speculative trading; but is it the best arena to be trading currencies?  Those looking to profit from fluctuations in currency valuations have two primary trading forums, the spot market often referred to Forex or simply FX, or currency futures which are primarily … Read more