5 Common Trading Errors and How to Avoid Them

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Over the years technology has revolutionised our world, creating irreplaceable tools and putting useful information at our fingertips. Thanks to these technological advances, it’s easier than ever before to participate in the financial markets. Despite this, novice traders remain vulnerable to costly mistakes. While some trading mistakes are expected, it is vital you don’t make … Continue reading 5 Common Trading Errors and How to Avoid Them

A Primer to Understanding Basic Chart Patterns

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Do technical trading patterns exist and are they profitable? This is a question often asked by new traders. Depending on who you ask, the response will differ. Some academics and investors believe patterns don’t exist – that price action is entirely random, whereas the majority of technical analysts are adamant chart patterns exist and are … Continue reading A Primer to Understanding Basic Chart Patterns

Candlestick Patterns Every Trader Should Know

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Traders and investors who adopt technical analysis typically use price charts to identify market behaviour. For that reason, before learning anything else, it is vital to understand the basics of each widely used chart (see figure 1.1 for a visual representation): A bar chart, often labelled OHLC chart, employs the use of bars, representing the … Continue reading Candlestick Patterns Every Trader Should Know

Trading the Head and Shoulders Chart Pattern

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Technical analysis is an efficient technique used to study price movements of financial markets, with its findings forming a credible guide to future market direction. One of the most well-known chart patterns is the head and shoulders formation, boasting not only high profitability, but also distinct rules for its assembly. Although considered a high-probability pattern, … Continue reading Trading the Head and Shoulders Chart Pattern

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