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Fed in Focus – US Repo and Funds Rate
September 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fed in Focus - US Repo and Funds Rate  During the week, it was all about the Repo market. A Repurchase Agreement known as Repo is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities. The Repo ma...

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Six Steps to Improve Trading Discipline – #1 Awareness
September 18, 2019

 With very rare exceptions every trader must battle with trading discipline at stages in their trading career. Commonly when we explore trading discipline, there is an obvious focus on what we will term “execution discipline”, that i...

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ECB: Draghi’s Last Call for A Significant Degree of Monetary Stimulus
September 11, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsCentral banks of major economies like the US, UK and Japan turned to quantitative easing (QE) at a time where they were unable to push interest rates any lower. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched its firs...

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3 Game-Changing Questions You Could Ask of Your Trading Journal Data
September 10, 2019

 In previous articles we have discussed in detail the merits of a trading journal in offering evidence for both: a. How well you are following a trading plan? b. How well your trading system is serving you? (assuming you are already fo...

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One Country, Two Systems
September 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets One Country, Two Systems The Hong Kong protests have reached a point where it is threatening the “one country, two systems” that exists between the special international financial hub and the mainland.It...

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5-point checklist for using chart patterns within your trading plan
September 4, 2019

 Chart patterns (e.g. head and shoulders, triangles, double bottoms/tops), are commonly used to assist in trading decision making. If using these as part of your entry approach, their use should be viewed as a specific strategy, amongst othe...

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Making trading choices – A trading journal?
August 30, 2019

 We frequently refer both in the articles we publish and the weekly “Inner Circle” sessions we present, to the benefits of a trading journal. However, the reality is that many traders make the choice not to measure trading despite the lo...

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August – A Challenging Month for Markets
August 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets August – A Challenging Month for Markets A wave of volatility swamped the markets in August. Recession fears, yield curve inversion, and the big breach of the Yuan were the dominant headlines that alarmed inve...

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Avoid the FOUR traps following a major trading capital drawdown
August 27, 2019

 There are few long-term successful traders that at some stage have not suffered a major capital drawdown on their account at some stage. For whatever the reason the major factor as to whether you continue and get back to “winning ways”...

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All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
August 22, 2019

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and is annually held in Wyoming. It is an exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions on g...

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Accumulating into a Profitable Trading Position: A System Checklist
August 21, 2019

Position accumulation is to increase exposure to a currency pair, by adding a second (or more) position in the same trading direction. Although on the surface the opportunity to increase potential return is attractive, there are also risks that MUST ...

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8 attributes of trading as a business rather than as a hobby – A checklist
August 20, 2019

 Many traders recognise the positive nature of the theoretical philosophy of treating your trading as you would a business, and yet the majority are unsure about what this may mean in practical terms and fail to move beyond the “hobby trad...

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“Digital Gold” – New Safe-Haven Asset?
August 8, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsDuring times of market turbulence, investors usually seek safety with safe-havens. Wall Street’s fear gauge indicator, the CBOE Volatility Index jumped by nearly 40% at the start of the week on fears of heigh...

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Two Advanced Position Sizing Techniques to Consider in Your Trading
August 8, 2019

Irrespective of what vehicle you are choosing to trade (Forex, CFDs, share CFDs), position sizing is a crucial part of your trading risk management. It is position sizing, along with effective exit strategies, that have an undoubted major impact ...

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RBA August Statement
August 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsThe Main Headlines of the RBA August Statement By Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy DecisionThe Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global eco...

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