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  • Evolution Of The Marketplace: From Open Outcry To Electronic Trading

    Background By definition, the term "trade" is the act of buying, selling, or exchanging goods with other parties. Dating back to the beginnings of human civilisation, "trade" has been the apparatus by which people have exchanged valued assets in an attempt to prosper or survive. The instrument of trade is credited with linking different civilisations and acting as a conduit for the transmission of culture and ideas. The earliest forms…

  • What Is The Average Directional Index?

    The average directional index (ADX) is a charting tool that judges trend strength. It was formulated by market technician J. Welles Wilder and presented in his 1978 book New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems, along with the minus directional indicator (-DI) and the plus directional indicator (+DI). Trading on a price trend can be profitable, but for some it may also be nerve-racking, especially given uncertainties in market movements that…

  • What Is A Golden Cross?

    A golden cross is a technical indicator that investors use to predict bullish market momentum and it forms when a security’s short-term moving average rises above its long-term moving average.

  • What Is The Ichimoku Cloud?

    The Ichimoku Cloud is a central element of the Ichimoku chart technical analysis system aimed at forecasting price trends through a multi-dimensional visual representation of support and resistance levels. Ichimoku Kinko Hyo Since technical analysis came into common use in the 20th century, numerous charting systems have come into popularity. Many have specific strengths for given situations and purposes, such as identifying trend direction, support and resistance, and gauging price…

  • What Is Rollover In Forex?

    In forex, "rollover" refers to the value of accrued interest on a spot currency position during the overnight holding period. Interest rates, leverage, investment horizon and the currencies being traded are instrumental in quantifying rollover. When Is Rollover Calculated? In forex, rollover is calculated for application to an investor's trading account Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. On weekends, the forex market is closed for business, but…

  • 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. Active trading without the…

  • How To Use Your Own Trading Journal

    One of the ways in which a trader can learn from past success and failure is through keeping a trading journal. A trading journal is a comprehensive record of data exclusively related to a trader's performance over a period of time.

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