Advanced Trading

  • ESG vs Impact Investing vs SRI: What Are The Differences?

    More and more people today want their investments to reflect their values—in a sense, "putting their money where their mouth is"—while also providing a good financial return. Professional investment firms have responded by creating mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other vehicles to respond to the demand. According to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, or US SIF, there were US$17.1 trillion invested in sustainable investing strategies at year-end 2019,…

  • Complete Guide To Warby Parker IPO

    The first half of 2021 was an extremely active time for initial public offerings (IPO) on U.S. stock exchanges. In the 14 months following the COVID-19 market panic of March 2020, equities investors became extremely active. As a result, stocks rallied across the board as large, mid, and small caps posted epic gains. In fact, from 1 April 2020 to 1 July 2021, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+59.1%), S&P…

  • A Guide To Forex Technical Analysis

    When it comes to active forex trading, there are three basic types of analysis: fundamental, technical and hybrid. Each features a collection of unique advantages and may be integrated within the context of a comprehensive trading plan. However, for legions of traders around the globe, technical analysis is the go-to methodology for crafting astute market-oriented decisions. What Is Forex Technical Analysis? Technical analysis is the exclusive study of past and…

  • Forex Trading Twilight Hours

    The forex is an immense international marketplace, accounting for more than US$5 trillion in average per session traded volume. Everyday participants from around the world trade forex pairs in the hopes of achieving their financial goals. Due to the fact that currency trading is a truly global pastime, the forex is open for business 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Although technically operational around the clock, each day…

  • Anatomy Of A Volatile Currency

    In forex, volatility is the exchange rate variance facing a domestic currency. It is commonly attributed to many factors including politics, economic events and central bank activities. Given adequate understanding, a volatile currency may be easily identified.

  • How does a Python wrapper simplify the process of coding an algo?

    Python is one of many programming languages used by algo traders to create a trading strategy. A Python wrapper simplifies a function into a much shorter expression that can be used repeatedly. When programming a trading strategy, one may need to use the same function or series of functions repeatedly, for example to authenticate login credentials, to pull live data, or to place a trade. Fxcmpy can easily be installed…

  • Algo Trading in Ranging Markets

    An automated trading strategy contains a set of rules which will take particular actions in response to incoming market data. When automating a trading strategy, the trader may want to add rules to trade only during certain market conditions. Rob Pasche of QuantNews presents three tools which can be added to an automated trading strategy to filter for ranging markets. The Average Directional Index indicates whether the price of an instrument…

  • What Is FIX API?

    The FIX API is a set of clearly defined rules and methods designed specifically for the electronic transfer of financial data. Developed in 1992 for equities, it has evolved into being one of the industry standards in the markets of securities around the world.


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