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.

  • A beginner’s guide to the ASX 200 index

    A beginner's guide to the ASX 200 index Index trading can prove a smart way to diversify your investment portfolio. It allows you to speculate on the performance of a group of major companies or sectors, rather than individual stocks. The ASX 200 is one such index. It's highly liquid and tradable and considered the preeminent benchmark index for Australia. And like any index, having a deep understanding of how…

  • Your guide to entry orders

    Your guide to entry orders Keeping track of the price movements of securities is crucial to effective trading. Whether you're involved in forex, commodities, shares or indices, the ability to know whether it's time to buy or sell is the difference between profit and loss. But watching price charts poised to buy isn't the most effective use of your time. You need entry orders. Comprising market, stop-loss, and stop-limit orders,…

  • Sentiment Analysis: What is it? Why do you need it?

    Sentiment Analysis: What is it? Why do you need it? It's not unusual for a trader to have a hunch – to feel as if the market or the price of an asset is about to move. But is a hunch enough to make fully informed decisions about any investment? Using sound logic, reasoning, and analysis gives you the best chance of achieving returns. And sentiment analysis is one of…

  • Everything You Need to Know About Margin Trading

    Everything You Need to Know About Margin Trading Margin trading is a popular method used by traders all over the world. It can offer attractive opportunities, but as with any form of trading there are no guarantees and the level of risk must be taken into account before any decision is made. Trading on margin means using leverage, which has the potential to magnify profits or losses depending on the…

  • Your Guide to Out-of-Hours Trading

    Your guide to out-of-hours trading Many stick to day trading, ending their buying, selling and speculating once the final bell has rung. However, there are those who trade after the markets close. There are plenty of benefits and opportunities that come with trading out of hours, and there is a real appetite for holding off until the day traders have finished up. If you want to know how to trade…

  • How to Create a Trading Plan That’s Right for You

    How to Create a Trading Plan That's Right for You Whether you're new to trading or have years of experience to fall back on, operating with a clear strategy is central to your chances of success. It's not a venture that should be entered into lightly, because a lack of direction is likely to lead to clouded decision-making and mixed results. So, you need to create a trading plan that…

  • Fundamental Analysis: What is it? Why do you need it?

    Fundamental Analysis: What is it? Why do you need it? For traders, there are several tools or resources that can help with the decision-making process. Knowing the right time to buy and the right time to sell is what makes a telling difference to the success of your trades. Technical Analysis is one of arguably two main methods used by a lot of investors to work out what position to…

  • Green Metaverse Token: The essential guide to GMT and STEPN

    Green Metaverse Token: The essential guide to GMT and STEPN Some of the more recent entrants on the crypto scene are making greater moves towards Web 3.0 and the metaverse. This immersive, decentralised arena is opening up new opportunities to gamify and incentivise activities. STEPN and the Green Metaverse Token (GMT) is no exception; an app that tracks a user's physical activity and offers rewards in the form of crypto…

  • Harmonic Patterns: How to use them when trading

    Harmonic Patterns: How to use them when trading Chart patterns are often used by traders as part of their technical analysis, enabling them to identify trends and make predictions. There are multiple geometric chart patterns that can be studied, some fairly basic and simple to interpret - such as the classic rectangles - and others of a more complex nature. All chart patterns, however, are able to demonstrate whether a…

  • CHN50: A beginner’s guide to the China A50 Index

    CHN50: A beginner's guide to the China A50 index The CHN50 is an index of the 50 companies with the highest market capitalisation listed on the Shanghai and Shenzen stock exchanges. It both tracks the performance of A-listed company shares and offers a benchmark for investors to access China's domestic market. If you're keen on trading indices or CFDs (contracts for difference) in the second-largest economy in the world, the…

  • What is day trading? Everything you need to know

    What is day trading? Everything you need to know Day trading has become one of the most popular ways for retail investors to make money off the ups and downs of financial instruments like shares, forex, indices and contracts for difference (CFDs). If you're considering getting into day trading, as a beginner it's crucial that you have the information that you need to get started on your front foot and…

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