Trading Tools and Strategies

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  • What Is Bond Duration?

    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 FXCM Insights.

  • Risk Management In Trading

    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, exposure may be minimised while in the pursuit of gains.

  • Black-Box Trading

    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 from around the globe implement nearly infinite strategies on a daily basis. One such approach to the marketplace is known as black-box trading. Black-box trading is a rules-based, fully automated method of engaging the financial markets. The term "black-box" alludes to the…

  • Reversal Trading

    Reversal trading attempts to capture profit through identifying the exhaustion point of a trend in price action. Reversals are an inherently risky counter-trend form of trade.

  • Swing Trading

    Swing trading is one of the most popular disciplines applied to the financial markets. It is a short-term approach to the buying and selling of securities with the goal of achieving sustained profitability. Typically, a holding period of two to five days for open positions is implemented in the markets of futures, options, currencies and equities. Swing traders commonly make decisions regarding market entry and exit using a hybrid of…

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