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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  • 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…

  • The Basics Of Exit Strategies

    When trading in forex (as with trading in any asset), market participants will want to follow the age-old recommendation to "buy low and sell high." To do this, they will clearly need to develop a rationale and trading strategies designed to enter the market when asset prices are low. But what about the other end of the trade? When is it an appropriate time to get out? Many market participants…

  • Could The Yuan Renminbi (CNY) Become A Reserve Currency?

    As an industrial superpower, China has taken steps to ensure that its domestic form of money, the yuan renminbi (CNY) or Chinese renminbi (RMB), is in line to secure reserve currency status. Through extensive economic reform and adoption of policies promoting the globalisation of its financial markets, China has advanced the CNY via internationalization. Offering foreign investors access to its markets, as well as modifying protectionist economic policies, are two…

  • Interview with General Manager of TradingView, Pierce Crosby

    TradingView is the top charting, financial information, and trading platform on the web. The platform allows users to chart their trades, interact with other traders, and trade through their favorite brokerages. TradingView has a faithful one million paid users and over twenty million active monthly users with the average user spending 8 hours on the site. The recent surge in retail investing has resulted in TradingView raising $298 million dollars…

  • 2022 Trading and Markets Outlook: Pop Goes the Liquidity Bubble

    Last year was an exciting year concerning financial markets. Economic activity was still fragile, and inflation was determined to be from the low-base of 2020 and the pandemic period. However, yields were appreciating, and the USDOLLAR bottomed the week of February 22nd. This marked a shift in dynamics. Inflation continued to climb, and participants debated whether it was transitory or a more sustained phenomenon. The SPX500 appreciated close to 28%…

  • EURUSD Short-Term Analysis – 1st February 2022

    The EURUSD daily chart is weak, between the lower blue and red bands. Moreover, the red bands have expanded with the currency pair's downside swing (green rectangles). Yesterday saw a long blue candle, and there has been some follow-through today, leaving the price at the border between the weak and neutral areas (blue arrow). Given the increase in volatility from the broader downside move, this rally may provide an opportunity.…

  • FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast (Ep. 34)

    034 - This Week We Likely See Another BoE Rate Hike, and its NFP Friday Last week the Fed prepared the market for a March rate hike. Five rate hikes at 25bps each are expected for 2022. Thursday sees the BoE And ECB statement releases and President Lagarde's press conference. Another 25bps is likely from the BoE. NFP payrolls on Friday with consensus between 155k-166k.

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