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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  • 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.

  • FANG Stocks

    "FANG" is an acronym for four U.S. technology stocks—Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google—that have been among the best performers in the stock market since the bull market began in 2009. James Cramer, host of CNBC's Mad Money program and the founder of TheStreet.com, is credited with coining the term to describe these tech stocks in 2013. Amid challenging financial environments such as the COVID-19 pandemic, FANG stocks have proved to…

  • 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…

  • The Basics Of Range Trading

    Range trading is one technique forex traders can use in an effort to meet their investment objectives. Some traders use this approach in an attempt to identify ranges, predict how a currency or currency pair will behave, and profit from such expectations. As always, no investment strategy is guaranteed. Certain traders harness ranges to forecast that a currency will remain between certain highs and lows. However, the currency could break…

  • How Does An Oil Price War Impact The Markets?

    On 8 March 2020, Russia and Saudi Arabia initiated the first large-scale oil price war since 2014. Following a breakdown of negotiations between the OPEC+ members, there were extreme price cuts and production hikes. Subsequently, global oil values swiftly collapsed, led by a sudden 33.8% loss in U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures. The crude oil market crash was vital to economic progress in the Middle East,…


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