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 33)

    033 - Tighter Monetary Policy, Geopolitical Risks, and Poor Forward Guidance Lead to Risk-Off Sentiment Geopolitical risks at the Ukraine/Russian border, the prospects of tighter monetary policy, and poor forward guidance by Netflix have prompted a shift to risk-off sentiment. Friday saw a big selldown, which continued until a late rally on Monday. In this episode, FXCM Senior Market Specialists Russell and Nikos discuss the prospects for "work from home"…

  • Large Cap Indexes Have Declined With NAS100 Showing Relative Weakness; Bank Earnings Add To Volatility

    Daily Below are the daily charts of the Dow Jones Industrials (US30 on the left), the SPX (SPX500 in the middle), and the Nasdaq (NAS100 on the right). Of the three, the US30 is showing relative strength and is positioned between its blue bands. This area is considered neutral. However, SPX500 and NAS100 are both trading in the areas between their lower blue and red bands, which are bearish zones.…

  • Day Trading Equipment For Beginners

    Parallels are often drawn between day trading and nearly every type of sport. Whether one is a seasoned day trader, savvy chess player or a rookie linebacker in the NFL, an age-old axiom sums up performance: "At all levels of play, the secret of success lies not so much in playing well, but in not playing badly." Poor play is often the result of being ill-equipped and trading successfully without…

  • What Is Staking?

    The contemporary financial landscape is an ever-evolving environment. Over the past decade, the proliferation of blockchain technology has given rise to the cryptocurrency asset class. One of the newer, foundational aspects of the blockchain is a process known as staking. Staking Explained Staking is the act of pledging crypto assets to facilitate blockchain operations in exchange for a paid premium. According to Nicole DeCicco, founder of CryptoConsultz, "Staking is a…

  • What Is DeFi And How Does It Work?

    Since Bitcoin (BTC) broke onto the scene in 2009, the growth of blockchain technology has been exponential. From facilitating the trade of traditional cryptocurrency products, to NFTs and ICOs, the blockchain has gone mainstream. As a result, the term decentralised finance (DeFi) has become a buzzword not only in the crypto space, but within the broader commercial landscape. What Is Decentralised Finance (DeFi)? Decentralised finance, commonly referred to as "DeFi,"…

  • What Is Yield Farming? A Complete Guide

    The evolution of information systems technology has given rise to many industries that impact the global financial landscape. Among the most prominent are remote securities trading, the exchange of cryptocurrency assets and the fledgling decentralised finance (DeFi) sector. The latter two arenas are inherently connected to the blockchain. The blockchain is a digital system for recording data sets that is extremely difficult to alter. Essentially, it is a decentralised public…

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