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How to get an edge in the Forex market?

28 September 2016 By GO Markets


People often ask me how they can get an edge over other traders in the currency market. My simple answer is this. Study financial market history and it will greatly enhance your profit opportunity because Forex markets will highly likely react the same way each time based on how they reacted last time. Human beings are what drive all financial markets and as a whole the big money is reasonably predictable in what it will do. It will likely do the same is it did last time when a similar event occurred. Take for example the Yen, which has risen some 17% in 2016 as the BOJ has tried to lower its value by printing more money and putting interest rates into the negative. Each time the BOJ announces more of the same (money printing & bond and stock buying) the forex market buys more Yen. This is one of the reasons why you have to be in this business for the long haul because the longer you are in the business the more you learn about the history of how the forex market behaves. The average trader often doesn’t want to do the time and they want the profits quickly without doing the forex trading apprenticeship that is required. This does not mean sitting in front of a computer for hours a day it simply means reading for 15 or 20 minutes a day about why price is moving. The chart is NOT making the price move, the news is making the price move and the chart is simply a reflection of how traders have interpreted the news and bought up or sold off a currency. Join with me and become a detective of forex trading and you will highly likely enhance your profit making potential.

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Andrew Barnett |  Director / Senior Currency Analyst

Andrew Barnett is a regular Sky News Money Channel Guest and one Australia’s most awarded and respected financial experts, and is regularly contacted by the Australian Media for the latest on what is happening with the Australian Dollar.

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