FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team

FXCM Research Team consists of a number of FXCM's Market and Product Specialists.

Articles published by FXCM Research Team generally have numerous contributors and aim to provide general Educational and Informative content on Market News and Products.

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  • Reddit Stocks Australia, Investing & Crypto

    During the early stages of 2021, a new trading phenomenon swept the American stock market. Meeting on social media and Reddit message boards, millions of average retail investors began targeting single stocks in an attempt to "disrupt" the traditional Wall Street hierarchy. The group quickly earned the nickname "Reddit Traders" and gained notoriety among the public, media outlets and regulatory bodies. What Is Reddit Trading? Reddit trading is an informal…

  • How To Trade Bitcoin Futures

    Since its launch circa 2009, Bitcoin (BTC) has been the benchmark of the cryptocurrency asset class. Active crypto traders from Japan to New York have bought and sold BTC in a variety of markets, namely the physical and cash exchanges. Over time, a multitude of new Bitcoin futures products were introduced to the financial world. Market participants are able to trade digital assets on a variety of platforms. The most…

  • How To Trade Oil Futures

    The global energy complex is a vast trading arena that accounts for billions of dollars in derivatives turnover on a daily basis. Whether one is interested in commodities such as natural gas and crude oil futures, or the gasoline and heating oil refinements, active traders have countless opportunities available. What Is Crude Oil? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil is "a mixture of hydrocarbons that exists…

  • Databricks IPO Share & Stock Price, Dates and News

    The robust equities market of 2020 and 2021 brought a rush of fresh initial public offering (IPO) listings to Wall Street. Nearly every sector was represented in the bonanza, including offerings from the cryptocurrency, technology, and manufacturing spaces. Of all tech companies that planned to make their 2021 market debuts, the Databricks IPO garnered extensive fanfare and coverage. What Is Databricks? Founded in 2013, Databricks is self-described as being "the…

  • FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast: Ep 27

    The emergence of the new Omicron Covid strain lead to a big market sell-off on Friday as participants sought safe-havens. Join FXCM Senior Market Specialists, Russell and Nikos, as they discuss what this means for markets. The two also talk about this week's important calendar items, including Fed Chair Powell's testimony on Capitol Hill, the OPEC+ meeting on Thursday, the NFP release on Friday, and more.

  • How To Trade Gold Futures

    Since the dawn of human civilisation, gold has played a variety of important economic roles. The yellow metal has been utilised as specie, as a store of wealth and as a preferred artistic medium—functions that all contribute to its intrinsic value. In the world of finance, gold bullion has established itself as the benchmark of the precious metals asset class. As a result, tradable bullion is offered to the public…

  • How To Trade Lumber Futures

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is the world's largest derivatives marketplace, offering the public a vast array of options and futures contracts. Several of the CME's featured products face the equity, debt, agricultural, energy and metal asset classes. Among these listings is a softwood industry staple known as random length lumber futures. What Are Lumber Futures? Lumber futures are financial derivatives that furnish participants with leveraged softwood market exposure. Hedgers…

  • Gold EMAs Are Bearish Ahead of Fed Statement

    Past performance is not an indicator of future results Gold has had a very ordinary 2021. The precious metal has been drifting sideways for most of the year (blue rectangle). We have added a triple moving average to get a sense of gold's directional bias. This is inherently risky because moving averages are trend-following indicators. This means that they work very well during trending moves but give constant whipsaw signals…


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