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Let Us Make American Dollar Great Again!!!

I used to be indecisive but now I’m not so sure! The correlation between words and actions will be “strained”…

2017 Here We Come…

I think a combination of protectionism, political (aka economic) nationalism, inflation, Eurozone breakup and US fiscal stimulus are the themes…

Happy Seasons!

Success Using Seasonal Patterns Having been involved in the Financial Markets for over 30 years I have seen that markets…

Forex vs Futures

There is so much choice for today’s individual investor but one question that has been posed to the Zoo is…

Mind The Gap Or Play The Gap?!

Quite often, over the weekend from Friday’s close to Monday’s open, there is a Gap in the market. Sometimes this…

All You Need is a Basics and a Dream!

FxZoo’s Top 10 FX Trading Basics that You Must Know. Experienced or Novice Trader? Regardless of your knowledge, or experience,…

(SOLVED) MT4 for Linux, Specify the Proxy Server

Are you trying to install MT4 platform on linux (Ubuntu) and your installation progress stops when a  new dialog window opens ,…

Big Boys Playing!!!

Where do Banks Buy & Sell in the FX Market? You have your trading account with a regulated broker that…

2016 China Forex Expo 4th

Upcoming event: 2016 China Forex Expo Date: October 28th-29th, 2016 Location: Shenzhen, China The third China (Shenzhen) Forex Expo was…

Greed – The Appetizer!

Don’t be Deceived Sadly, online trading has resulted in a multitude of scams that prey on unsuspecting victims. FxZoo wants…

BRitain EXIT

BRitain EXIT? Unless you have been visiting long lost relatives on the dark side of the moon you will have…

Now Rig This

We have published a few articles recently in regards to Fixings and how, at certain times, the market sees increased…

KISS, KISS a.k.a.Trading With the KISS Continues

Looking for another KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) strategy? In our previous KISS article we looked at using RSI (Relative…

What Would You Do for The Bonus?

Something for nothing? Benefit, Gift, Reward, Perk – all synonyms for a Bonus. But however you phrase it Bonuses in…

Get Your “Fix”

We recently published an article “Let’s get ready to rumble” where we explained that there are certain times throughout the…

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

Regardless of where you are in the world it is important to know what times of day will give you…

Trading With the KISS

Trading with a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) We have discussed in numerous articles the need to have a trading…

Greed and Fear or Limit and Stop Orders

Discipline, Strategy and Tolerance Successful traders are not just traders who take the best positions but they are also diligent…

Buckle Your Seatbelt Dorothy !

Be like Nostradamus? We can’t all be like Michel de Nostredame who published several famous prophesies back in the 16th…

Tense, Nervous, Impulsive !

Impulsive Trader? It is evident that many new traders take shopping more seriously than trading. Not many people would spend…

Don’t Leave Home Without the Plan

Analyze This!!! There are 3 things that a successful professional trader does that new traders often forget: Plan a trading…

Spoilt for Choice

Do a search on Google for Forex Brokers and you will get over 12 Million results!! Whilst choice is normally…

Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered!

Charge or Sleep? Are you a Bull or a Bear? Invariably, two of the most commonly used terms in describing…

Market Never Sleeps

Open All Hours!! Unlike trading certain asset classes such as equities, that are “tied” to a particular Stock Exchange that…

2015 is Dead, Long Live 2016!

2015 Year in Review for FX So another year has past and we are all looking forward to 2016. How…

MT4 Platform – Tested, Chuck Norris Approved!

Is MT4 the best Trading Platform? I have often been asked: “is MT4 the best trading platform for an individual…

My Pet Hate

Heads or Tails? Binary Options as an investment vehicle. Conduct a Google search on Binary Options and you will get…

Africa Forex Expo

Africa Forex Expo 2016 The 4th edition of the Africa Forex Expo & Conference will take place May 13th-14th, 2016…

Time To Make The Roll!

Swap my Spot? As an individual FX trader/investor you are speculating on the future direction of one currency against another.…

ZOO Does China

China Forex Expo 2016 Though only in existence a rather short time, FxZoo has already seen a community of followers…

What’s In Your Last Look

Are requotes the Retail FX “Last Look”? Recently, financial markets media has been full of articles about the use of…

China Forex Expo 2016

China Forex Expo 2016 Following on from the recent success of the 2015 China (Shanghai) Forex Expo we are excited…

Unzip the Lingo !

Say What? The $5.3 trillion a day foreign exchange market had, until recently, a decades old language of its own.…

Dude, You’re Paying The Spread

Fixed or Floating? Because FX is not “centralized”, i.e. there is no physical Exchange House or Limit Book like we…

WYSIWYG not Included

By DoubleHit Guest post in InsideMan’s Behind the Brokers! What You See might not be What You Get! Competition between…

Good To The Last Order

Understanding Order Types Regardless of how you are accessing the FX market, be it through MT4, MT5, cTrader or your…

The Best Spread the Man Can Get

Why do Brokers have different spreads? In a market which is so crowded and competitive, Retail Brokers are often looking…

You’ve Never Had It So Good!!!

Put it on tape!  I overheard BSD calling! You’ve Never Had It So Good!!! From the 1970’s to the late…

A Trader Anonymous

STP Model Though market making was the first brokerage model adopted in the retail FX market, it is no longer…

The Birth Of The Euro

The History of FX: Part 4 Maastricht Treaty On February 7th 1992 the Maastricht Treaty was signed. This was an…

After the “System” Failure

The History of FX: Part 3 Life after Bretton Woods Negotiations to define a new monetary system in 1973 and…

Bretton Woods

The History of FX: Part 2 Manipulation in the markets? Though it came on the heels of the Great Depression…

The Gold Standard

The History of FX: Part 1 What was the “Gold Standard”? The Gold Standard was a system under which most…

Follow the Leader

The Global Markets, whether it be Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities or FX are in a “heightened state” of risk aversion…

Order Book and DOM and TOB and VWAP. All In The One Place

What is VWAP? VWAP refers to the Volume Weighted Average Price which traders receive when they are filled over multiple…

Price Action – Spike and Reversal – Possible Reasons

Some reasons behind price action and its volatility. There are a multitude of “reasons” behind volatile moves, or “spikes” in…

Aaahh, Slippage!!!

Whether you are an experienced trader or a complete newbie, you have no doubt heard about Slippage and there is…

Am I in Dangerous Position?

Question: Am I in dangerous position? I did not manage to close my position before Friday closed. Answer: Very good…

Is Forex a Scam?

Question: Is Forex a scam? I recently learnt about the Forex. I shared my new interest with my friends and…

Problems With Controlling Emotions!

Question: Just finished my Forex course and I am averaging 1% a day, but having problems with controlling my emotions!…

Instant Execution vs Market Execution

“Are you old school or new school as a Retail trader?” Since we recently covered Instant Execution we felt it was…

How To Calculate Profit & Loss

Get your calculators ready! There are 3 main groups (or types) of Currency Pairs: • Direct Rates : These are…

Poetry in Trading

When trading goes well and when all the pieces come together the Game of Markets feels like a poetry. And…

5 Things To Think About When Choosing a Broker!

Well begun is half done! Too many traders start out by choosing a Broker that does not adequately suit their…

Instant Execution

“Where instant can often mean delayed and sometimes disappointment” Moving away from Broker Models for a breath, we want to…

What is Fundamental Analysis?

Fundamental Analysis or Causality of Events The Foreign Exchange market is the most liquid financial market in the world. In…

What Return Should I Expect?

Question: What return should I expect? 15%? 200%? Answer: Trying to figure out the return for the next 12 months(250…

Am I Good Or Is That Game Is That Easy?

Question: I studied Markets for 1 year and with my first trade on demo I made 4000 pips. Am I…

I See Opportunity But My Entry Conditions Are Not Met.Should I Trade?

Question: I see opportunity but my Entry Conditions are not met.Should I trade? Answer: As fellow traders lightly suggested: Do…

Good, Honest Dealer/Broker To Start Trading

Question: I need a good ,honest dealer/broker to start my trading adventure. Answer: Always use reputable broker or the broker…

Do My MAs Change Over Time Or They Stay The Same?

Question: Do my MAs change over time or they stay the same? Answer: Example: H1 MA21 is a sum of…

Pivot Points Anyone?

Question: I just busted my account; I’m adding pivot points to my analysis; so, far they are just pretty good…

Better To Increase Lot Size or Leverage?

Question: I’m a noob trying to form an intelligent strategy before I even do a demo trade. Aside from the…

Trouble “Pulling The Trigger”?

How Strong is the Relative Strength Index (RSI) ? One of the hardest obstacles to overcome when trading is taking…

The Market Making Model

As seasoned FX Professionals we frequently see traders on blogs, forums and numerous websites providing inaccurate information about Brokers and…

Trading Psychology Equals Trading Discipline

Are you fit for The Job? Game of Markets is not for the skittish, timid or shy. By DoubleHit No…

Risk/Reward Ratio: One Size Does Not Fit All!

You will find a plethora of articles online referencing risk reward ratios in FX trading. Sadly the majority of these…

The Leverage in Forex (Part1):What Leverage Should I Choose To Trade Forex? Mystery Revealed!

Everyone heard about The Leverage! This is this scary Thing that all experts warn us about? Double edged sword some…

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Never Lose Sleep Over Your Positions

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Pip Value Cheat Sheet

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How Much Is Mr. Pip Worth?

A short reminder: Forex Quote consists of 2 currencies. Base currency (EUR/xxx) which determines the Value of your trade, how…

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Forex Quote: How To Read One?

We have all seen FX Quote before. All financial TV stations are showing FX rates with their commentary all the…

How Many Pips Are There In a EUR/USD Quote?

Introducing Mr. Pip. Have you ever wondered what is this “pip” in an FX quote? Where is this pip if…

Game Of Markets: Preparations

The Reminiscences of the Stock Operator ” by Edwin Lefèvre. If you are thinking of succeeding in The Game of…