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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  • Pi Network | Pi Coin, Price Predictions, How It Works

    There are tens of thousands of cryptocurrency projects in existence, although most struggle to get enough attention from the non-crypto community. One blockchain project that's trying to make crypto mining as easy as possible, especially for non-crypto veterans, is the Pi Network. Despite being newer to the crypto scene, the Pi Network has attracted a noticeable fanbase since its founding in 2019. However, that hasn't stopped it from attracting its…

  • Automated Market Makers (AMM) | A Complete Guide

    The rise of decentralised finance (DeFi) has changed the way we buy and sell cryptocurrencies. One of the essential ways in which any DeFi protocol operates is by using what's known as an automated market maker (AMM). Although many investors may not be familiar with AMMs, they play an integral role in ensuring liquidity on a decentralised exchange. Let's go over exactly what an AMM is, how it works, and…

  • Liquidity Provider (LP) Tokens | A Complete Guide

    More people than ever are participating in the world of decentralised finance (DeFi). In contrast to traditional finance, even every day investors can play a big role in developing the blockchain-powered world of DeFi. One way that they can support the DeFi world is by providing liquidity to decentralised exchanges (DEX). Unlike centralised financial institutions like banks, which can create liquidity rather easily, DeFi protocols don't have a convenient third…

  • FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast (Ep. 36)

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine has heightened the concern of stagflation. The price of oil, wheat and corn have risen significantly due to the supply shocks caused by the conflict. In this environment, central banks must navigate tighter monetary policy, with the Fed announcement on Wednesday. Markets will focus on Fed Chair Powell's press conference and the dot plots to gauge possibilities in this regard.

  • Guide To Green Investing

    Over the past decade, a revolution in investing has taken place. Instead of relying on conventional fundamentals and technicals, market participants have gravitated toward green investing strategies. What exactly is green investing? It is a method of investment management that values business practices that have a positive impact on the physical and social environment. Green investing is often combined into a discipline known as ESG investing. When adhering to ESG,…

  • Ethereum vs Polkadot | What You Need To Know

    Ethereum and Polkadot are two of the most well-known blockchain platforms in the crypto world today. Both are designed for smart contract developers and decentralised applications (DApps), but they have some crucial differences. Ethereum is older and more established, whereas Polkadot is considered an up-and-coming newcomer as a smart contract platform. Despite its smaller size, Polkadot has attracted a passionate fan base of supporters. Let's go over exactly what separates…

  • Bitcoin drops into weak zone on daily

    Further to our previous article, the lefthand chart below shows the daily heikin ashi chart of BTCUSD. Heikin ashi (HA) candles are trend-following, and it's noteworthy that the BTCUSD HA has turned red and has headed down. It is currently trading in BTCUSD's bearish zone, between the lower blue and red bands. The chart on the right is the BTCUSD hourly time frame. Momentum here has been down as per…

  • What Is SWIFT? A Complete Guide

    SWIFT is an acronym for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Based in Brussels, Belgium, SWIFT is an electronic messaging service that enables the world's financial institutions to notify each other when they transfer funds to each other for their customers. It calls itself "the global provider of secure financial messaging services." SWIFT is not a financial institution and doesn't hold or transfer the funds itself; rather, it is…

  • Ethereum vs Avalanche | What You Need To Know

    Ethereum and Avalanche are two highly popular blockchain platforms. While many blockchains support smart contracts and decentralised applications (DApps), few have earned the respect as being serious DApp platforms. The most popular of which is Ethereum, a long-time frontrunner in the blockchain decentralised finance (DeFi) ecosystem. However, Avalanche has attracted a passionate following within the past couple of years as well. This article will explain the differences between Ethereum and…

  • Solana vs Polkadot | Key Differences And Similarities

    Solana and Polkadot are highly visible blockchain technology projects that have drawn substantial interest from both investors and developers. While they do have some similarities, they are different in many ways, especially when looking at their fundamental purpose or use case. This article will look at both networks, providing an overview and explaining how they are alike, and how they are dissimilar. Solana Explained Solana is a blockchain network that…

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