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

What is an ECN Broker?

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Choosing a broker you can trust is no small feat. Due to the unregulated nature of the foreign exchange market and the increasing number of unscrupulous companies marketing false information, the unaware often fall victim. Fortunately, a number of reputable brokers provide reliable services, many of which are well known in the industry and fully … Continue reading What is an ECN Broker?

Trading the Forex Market Using Bullish and Bearish Pennants

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Observing sharp moves form in the foreign exchange market followed by periods of consolidation is common viewing. The problem traders have, though, is deciphering whether the pause in market price is the beginnings of a reversal, or a pullback before proceeding on its initial course. A chart pattern that places a framework around this type … Continue reading Trading the Forex Market Using Bullish and Bearish Pennants

MT4 vs. MT5

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Irrespective of experience, you’d be hard pressed to have not heard of MetaTrader, or MetaQuotes Software. Established in 2000, MetaQuotes Software Corp. is one of the leading developers of software applications for brokerages, banks and exchanges. The company has developed a series of popular products, ranging from a simple FX Charts platform to the MetaTrader … Continue reading MT4 vs. MT5