The Dow Theory: How It Can Help Traders Navigate the Markets

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Considered by many as the father of technical analysis, Charles Henry Dow was the first to create an index measuring the overall price movement of US stocks. Founded in 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took its name from Dow and statistician Edward Jones. The index was a way for Dow and Jones to report … Continue reading The Dow Theory: How It Can Help Traders Navigate the Markets

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

5 Must Read Trading Psychology Books

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What separates a winning trader from a losing trader is psychology. Trading psychology, for those new to the subject, refers to the emotional aspects dictating a trader’s decisions. Irrespective of the trading plan employed, good psychology is a must-have trait for any trader. Learning to govern emotions and develop good decision-making skills will, unequivocally, improve … Continue reading 5 Must Read Trading Psychology Books

The Spot Market

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Typically, one’s first encounter with the financial markets tends to be a mind-boggling one. Faced with a myriad of peculiar terms and an inordinate number of different markets to choose from, it can almost seem an impossible feat to trade effectively. To help clear some of this confusion, the following piece will illustrate what the … Continue reading The Spot Market