The Trade Balance figure is one of the most widely-watched data releases that forex traders analyze.  Essentially, it is a measure of net exports minus net imports, for a specific nation.  For the United States, this number has been negative in recent years as the U.S. has become primarily been a “consuming” nation as opposed
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One of the causes of major volatility in all asset markets (especially forex) is the release of unanticipated Geo-Political news events.  These stories can catch traders off-guard and force decisions that must be accurate and immediate if we expect to avoid unnecessary losses. Fundamental economic data announcements would fall into the category of “scheduled events.” 
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Capital flows are comprised of the dollars sent internationally with the intention of investing in foreign markets.  Capital flows track the net value of a currency that is bought or sold for financial investments.  The main issue with capital flows is maintaining a balance.  For example, a country can have either a positive or negative
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Inexperienced traders typically have less of an understanding about the forex market when compared to equities but it is important to keep in mind that the fundamentals of each trade are essentially the same.  In this introduction we will take the mystery out of forex trading and give newbies the information that is needed to
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The “Pip” is one of the most referenced terms in forex trading.  Essentially a pip is short for “percentage point,” and is the unit of measurement that you will use as the basis for your forex trades.  Your losses and gains can be used to calculate gains and losses, or simply as a way of
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