Market structure is crucial to successful trading. A critical part of active trading is identifying the state a market is in, be it rotational, trending, consolidating or entering reversal.
Standardised futures contracts and exchange-traded funds are viable methods of engaging the financial markets. Offering derivative and conventional products, each provides access to the [...]
There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to short (aka "inverse") ETFs when they're utilised by investors. Learn more about how these specific ETFs work at FXCM Insights.
Bond convexity is similar to duration but takes the concept further by measuring how a bond's price will react to certain market conditions. Learn more about how bond convexity works at FXCM Insights.
An important concept for bond investors to understand, duration measures how a bond's price can be expected to react to changes in market interest rates. Learn more about how duration works at [...]
Learn more about the "rolling down the yield curve" strategy, why it works, when it doesn't, and how investors can use it as part of their overall approach to markets.
Learn more about leveraged exchange traded funds, which are commonly called 2x ETFs, and the opportunities they can provide to investors.
The practice of proper risk management in active trading is a necessity. Through adherence to a comprehensive trading plan, use of stop loss/profit targets and understanding risk vs reward, [...]
A straddle trade is used by investors who are particularly interested in when a stock price moves sharply in either direction. Read more about this strategy at FXCM.
In the arena of active trading, a wide range of participants strive to sustain profitability and achieve specific objectives. Whether one is trading equities, futures or currencies, competitors [...]