Category: 2. Intermediate Tutorial

Order Types

Market Order/Execution A market order is an order to open a buy or sell position at the best current available price. Pending Order A pending order is an order to buy or sell an instrument at a specified future price, only if the market reaches that specific price. Limit...
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Gold (XAU/USD) – Reasons Why Gold is Traded

As an investment, gold is the most popular of the precious metals Investors generally buy gold as a hedge or safe haven harbor during economic, political, or social uncertainty (including investment market declines, burgeoning national debt, currency failure, inflation, war and social unrest). The gold market is subject to...
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What is a Technical Indicator

Technical Indicators are a result of mathematical calculations/algorithms designed by professional traders and are based on indications of price or volume. The values obtained are used to create various patterns that may be added to a chart and allow traders to forecast probable price changes and, therefore, probable times...
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Trend Lines

The term ‘trend’ describes the current direction of the financial instrument or an investor’s outlook towards the direction of a financial instrument. A trend line can be drawn on a chart between two or more price pivot/turning points. Trend lines are commonly used to judge entry and exit points...
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Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is the study of prices over time, with charts being the primary tool. This is done by comparing current price action with historical price action to identify patterns that can suggest probable future price movement. Technical analysis helps traders to determine trends and acts as a signal...
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Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis is the study of the overall economic, financial, political and other factors that represent and quantify the economy in question and can influence a financial instrument. These macroeconomic and economic health elements of a country help traders to determine future movements in a financial market. Each day,...
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Basic Terminology

Before trading currencies, an investor has to understand the basic terminology of the forex market, including how to interpret forex quotes and calculations. Straight Through Processing (STP) Broker Pepperstone is an STP broker to provide clients with direct access to other participants in the currency market by consolidating price quotations...
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Day trading

Day trading a short-term trading strategy where you’ll hold your trades for minutes or even hours (it’s similar to swing trading but at a “faster” pace). The timeframes you’ll trade on are usually the 5mins or 15mins. As a day trader, your concern is to capture the intraday volatility. This...
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