An Introduction to the Stochastic Oscillator with IC Markets

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In the right hands, oscillators offer an additional opinion on market conditions. At its core, the stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator in the field of technical analysis: a technical indicator. Momentum is the strength of a positive or negative change in market prices. It essentially measures the speed at which price action is rising/falling. … Continue reading An Introduction to the Stochastic Oscillator with IC Markets

A Primer to Elliot Wave Theory

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In the 1930s, Ralph Nelson Elliot discovered price movements adhere to certain patterns, composed of what Elliot titled: waves, consequently firing the opening shot in a decades-long debate. Fascinating as it is, the theory is a broad and complex topic within the field of technical analysis, invariably taking practitioners years to master. Despite its complexity, … Continue reading A Primer to Elliot Wave Theory

Scalping the Forex Market: A Beginner’s Guide

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An integral part of becoming a consistently profitable trader is finding a trading style that suits your emotional disposition. Fortunately, a number of trading styles are available. Although each style differs on holding periods and frequency, position trading, swing trading, day trading and scalping are among the most widely used channels within the technical community. … Continue reading Scalping the Forex Market: A Beginner’s Guide

The Most Traded Currencies in Foreign Exchange

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According to the Bank for International Settlement Triennial Central Bank Survey (BIS), the Foreign Exchange market (or FX or forex market) is the largest and most liquid in the world with a global turnover measuring $5.1 trillion per day in 2016. As disclosed in the table below (courtesy of BIS), foreign exchange swap transactions cleared … Continue reading The Most Traded Currencies in Foreign Exchange