Forex Analysis


Forex analysis is how traders assess the next moves a currency pair is about to take, providing insights for taking a position. For this reason it is an essential tool for traders to make the best decisions in their daily trading routine, based on the fundamental and technical aspects of an asset. Fundamental analysis is based on the countries' economic situation, future prospects, and primarily what central banks plan to do with interest rates. Technical analysis focuses on previous price action, the repeat of well-known chart patterns, and other factors.

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GBP/USD clings to recovery gains above 1.2150

GBP/USD clings to recovery gains above 1.2150

GBP/USD gained traction and climbed above 1.2150 during the European trading hours. The modest US Dollar weakness provides a boost to the pair as the market focus shifts to third-quarter Unit Labor Costs data from the United States.

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Gold price struggles to gain traction, holds above $1,770

Gold price struggles to gain traction, holds above $1,770

Gold price is having a difficult time gathering bullish momentum and continuing to fluctuate in a tight range slightly above $1,770. The benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond yield holds steady above 3.5% ahead of US data, not allowing XAU/USD to find direction.

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Rates outlook 2023: Belt up, we’re going down

Rates outlook 2023: Belt up, we’re going down

Bond market returns for 2022 have been horrific, right along the credit curve. For 2023, returns will be helped by a higher starting running yield, and subsequent falls in market rates. 

USD rates: Get ready for big falls in rates

USD rates: Get ready for big falls in rates

The year ahead will mostly feature falling market rates, as the Fed peaks out and the market anticipates future rate cuts. The curve should dis-invert through the year, and ultimately will steepen out from the front end.

Commodity prices score biggest weekly gain since 1960 – What’s next?

Commodity prices score biggest weekly gain since 1960 – What’s next?

Commodity prices across the board have made an explosive start to the month – registering their biggest back-to-back weekly gains on record since 1960.

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Wake Up Wall Street (SPX) (QQQ): More sideways trading likely before FOMC clarity

Wake Up Wall Street (SPX) (QQQ): More sideways trading likely before FOMC clarity

On Tuesday morning oil remains subdued after the sharp fall off on Monday. Overall, pricing pressure remains, but the tanker pile-up in Turkey surely will cap the declines for now. The Royal Bank of Australia hiked 25bps as expected, but it looks like it is taking a more hawkish path. The situation is data dependant, but that all seems to point higher now. 

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cycle analysis

"A cycle is a recognizable price pattern or movement that occurs with regularity in a specific time period"

sentiment agregator

"Advisory Opinion, comprised of arguments and trade ideas which have been committed to publication and therefore have an influence on the trading public, are considered a sentiment indicator."

INTRO TO ELLIOT WAVE

"Have you ever read news updates mentioning Elliott Wave yet you don’t have a clue what these mean for the Forex?"

support and resistance

"Support and Resistance Lines conform the most basic analytical tools and are commonly used as visual markers to trace levels where the price..."



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What are the types of Forex Analysis?

There are innumerable ways to analyze the Forex market, but its goal is the same: trying to predict where the price is headed next. The most popular types of forex analysis are:

  • Technical analysis
  • Fundamental analysis
  • Sentiment analysis

What indicator is best for Forex?

There are several indicators key to trade the forex market, and all of them are a great tool for the trader to forecast where the price can go next.

There are indicators of sentiment, trend, volume, etc. Their value will depend on the strategy the trader is trying to follow and its risk management rules.

How do you analyze trends in Forex?

Detecting directional movements is critical. At the end, an FX trader needs to determine and anticipate such a move, or trend, to make profits.

There are multiple tools that can be used to achieve the goal, such as trend lines, supports, resistances, technical indicators, and even pure observation of the price behaviour on the forex chart.

It’s important to take into account that fundamental analysis is as important as the technical one. Using both the trader could better forecast the trend to maximize the benefits and limit the losses trading Forex.

How do I create a Forex Strategy?

The best strategy for one person could be the worst one for others. There are several questions that need to be answered ahead of defining it. How many hours can I dedicate to FX? What is my risk tolerance? These among the most relevant questions.

A forex strategy is a combination of tools that should result in a positive balance in a certain period of time. During the creation of a strategy, flexibility and imagination are very important values. Once the strategy is created, discipline is one of the greatest virtues.

How can beginners start trading forex?

Every learning process is evolutionary and requires the right steps to be followed in order to obtain knowledge and develop skills.

For new traders, it is advisable to work with simple but very powerful tools, such as trend lines, support and resistance or Japanese candlesticks.

It is advisable to start working on simple patterns, such as triangular figures, rectangles or reversal patterns. These types of layouts are easier to manage and the novice trader will learn to manage positions without large ranges that increase risks.

Educate yourself. Knowing the tools, and learning to use it is critical. As in any other professional career, learning before practicing is the key to success. Recognizing strengths and weaknesses is also a critical part of this process.

How do I get a forex signal?

There are multiple providers of forex signals send traders positions that are ready to be traded out of box. FXStreet has its own signals service with experts at different markets. In the FXS Signals service, you will have access to multiple trading signals, both algorithmic and executed by our team of expert analysts. Automated strategies are presented in a transparent manner and the technical fundamentals on which the strategy is built are provided. Manual strategies executed by FXS experts are always explained with a didactic objective. Tthat allows the user of the FXS service to not only execute the trade with understanding, but also to make their own decisions in the future.