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    MFX Trading Academy is education portal devoted to Forex trading.

    In the end of October the MFX Broker group launched its new project under the name MFX Trading Academy. This project is represented in the form of information portal devoted to free Forex trading-related education.

    MFX Trading Academy is worthy solution for those who just settled down to the course of trading. The Portal will offer features that will be useful for beginners: full course of online lectures , practical video-lessons, video newsfeed and opportunity to participate in webinars with experienced host.

    MFX Trading Academy offers not only education materials, but auxiliary services as well, both for Forex-beginners and for those, who already trades and earns profit. Beginners will find out about successful trading stories of professional traders, examine introductory articles and take advantage of the Forex-simulator. This service demonstrates the trading platform’s interface and helps to apprehend, how trades are carried out in the international financial market.

    Experienced traders will be offered to check analytics, presented not only as articles, but as video newsfeed as well. Regardless of a skill level visitors of the MFX Trading Academy portal can communicate with professional traders using webinars and feedback forms.

    The main advantage of the MFX Trading Academy portal is the unique set of lectures and original video-lessons. 12 lectures and 33 video-lessons constitute the full Forex-trading education course. All education at MFX Trading Academy is for free, meanwhile as the lecture course is completed, depending on test results every visitor will be able to get a monetary bonus to a real trading account.

    MFX Trading Academy invites you to evaluate the quality of its education services that you can use on absolutely free basis.

    Within this thread, each week, we will provide you *Weekly forecast * tips for beginners * lectures * trading strategies analysis * trading psychology and Video lessons.

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    #649

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    Level 1
    Basics of Forex

    Lecture 1
    • The concept of financial market

    What is the financial market? Financial market is system of relations originating in the course of economic goods exchange with money being used as the intermediary asset. Redistribution of capital takes place on these markets. Let’s assume there is a large shipping company. It needs to enlarge its fleet, to by an oil tanker. Just because an oil tanker costs too much, not every company can afford such investments anytime. With this purpose the company can float securities on the financial market – in an exchange house. It will allow to raise a significant amount of funds and to purchase a tanker.

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    #650

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    I visited MFX Trading Academy. It is packed with lots of useful information for new traders. I hope, new traders use this website to enhance their trading knowledge. Thanks to share it with us.

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    #651

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    Candlestick patterns: It is a «hammer»! And a «hanging man»
    Vera Six, expert MFX Trading Academy

    One of the most important things in Forex trading is to filter out a possible trend reversal, so you can place your buy or sell order at the beginning of a trend for large profits. If you are using candlestick charts, there are some useful patterns that can be an alert for the trader that there might be one of such trend reversal ahead. Let us speak about two of them: the hammer and the hanging man.

    The candlestick has a small body as you can see in the picture below, and one long shadow, and a very short or even no second shadow. The body’s colour is not of much importance. But please be wise enough to wait for the candle coming after the hammer, and if it confirms it, you might jump in with your trade, especially if the second or third bar confirms it, too. Please make use of other indicators additionally.

    A hammer which appears in a bearish market might introduce a bullish trend as can be seen in the picture on the left. A hammer which appears in a bullish market is also known as “hanging man” and is often followed by a bearish engulfing as in the right picture.

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    #652

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    Gold

    The bulls were absent and Gold did a >US$30 free fall midweek and recorded a weekly low 1705.75 . Though it recovered more than 75% of the drop but was held back by EMA100 and closed low at 1713.30 . With a double bottom being formed, the normal target shall be at 1755.80 , but there are doubts because it has to pass through the critical resistance EMA100 at 1727.50 and top bearish channel at 1742.50 . On the downside, we have a critical support waiting to be breached at 1703.50 , once taken out, we might see the weekly target at 1686.60 . A possible spike might expose Novembers low at 1672.35 .

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    #653

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    Preparing yourself for trading

    In the present post I’ll try to point out the moments I consider very important in a trader’s every day life. What I am going to talk about now is of great importance not only in the context of preparation for work day on the market, but for the trading in general. In other words these are rules for all times. Needless to say, it’s impossible to cover all aspects in few articles, so I am going to return to undisputable truths many times in the future. Today I’ll tell about the basics, without knowing which it’s impossible to become successful trader, in my opinion. These recommendations must be adhered to everyday without any exclusion.

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    #654

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    Level 1
    Basics of Forex

    Lecture 1
    Currency excange market

    Every type of market is unique in its own way, every one of them has its peculiar distinctive features. Initially, the foreign exchange market was established to facilitate international export and import operations. Exporters and importers exchange currencies of their countries in order to settle payments, central banks control their national currencies and traders try to gain profit from it.

    Currently the foreign exchange market is the system of interbank , which can be accessed via banks, currency brokers and dealers. The largest deals are made between banks, but the deals may be initiated by insurance companies, pension funds and other major investors. Thats why Forex is comprised of the interbank payments settlement system.

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    #655

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    Vera Six, MFX Academy expert

    In the following example of the 1-hour chart of the EURUSD I am using the exponential moving averages of 20 (yellow) and 5 (red) for the crossovers, and one of 200 (green) that shows me the major trend direction. This is what they look like in the chart:

    I prefer to use exponential (also called progressive) moving averages (EMAs) to the simple moving averages (MAs), because they evaluate the latest movements more than the older ones, which is more precise for what is going on at the moment. Moving averages have the disadvantage that they respond rather slowly to market changes, because they calculate old prices from long ago, too, and the exponential moving averages compensate this up to a certain extent.

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    GOLD

    Gold extended its slide for the most of last week but closed at 1704.30 . The critical support at 1686.00 proved to be a tough cookie and it held back 3 attempts of penetration. Having formed a 3 river bottom, or commonly known, triple bottom, the likely upside target lies waiting at 1722.80 . It might, reach there, but there is a tough resistance at 1714.50 , where EMA100 will meet the 50% retracement of last month’s high/low. If the bulls proved to be tough and break that critical resistance, the likely target shall be 1734.00 , otherwise, a sideways movement with a downside inclination shall prevail to try and break 1686.00 , again, to target 1672.00 , November’s low.

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    #657

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    Basics of Forex

    Forex is based on futures contracts trading as illustrated below.

    Margin System

    Margin is a determined as an amount of money that acts as a good faith deposit. A trader has to have enough margin to be able to trade.

    Standardised Contracts

    Each exchange will determined the size and value of futures contracts and its information are always available for the public. Each futures contract has a value equivalent to an underlying commodity.

    High Liquidity

    Its easy to get on and off positions in futures markets, because of the huge volume. Also, a trading account works like a current account but, without an ATM card. Withdrawals can be made easily by submitting a withdrawal form, and the money shall be in your bank account the next day . Provided there’s no open positions.

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    #658

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    Level 1
    Basics of Forex

    Lecture 1
    History of the forex market

    What is the financial market? Financial market is system of relations originating in the course of economic goods exchange with money being used as the intermediary asset. Redistribution of capital takes place on these markets. Lets assume there is a large shipping company. It needs to enlarge its fleet, to by an oil tanker. Just because an oil tanker costs too much, not every company can afford such investments anytime. With this purpose the company can float securities on the financial market – in an exchange house. It will allow to raise a significant amount of funds and to purchase a tanker.

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    #659

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    The Bollinger Bands in action
    Vera Six, MFX Academy expert

    The following chart shows a 1-hour chart of the GBPUSD and the Bollinger Bands (yellow). I will explain how they can be analysed here. It would be wise not to base your decision to enter or exit the market on the Bollinger Bands alone. Please keep in mind that they need confirmation, maybe by using an economic calendar or other tools. It is very good for spotting trend reversals together with other tools that give you more information

    Please have a look at the image below.

    A: You can see the two outer Bollinger Bands (yellow) as if squeezed. This gives us a signal that there might be a stronger movement coming soon, but the direction is not clear yet.

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    #660

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    GOLD

    Golds last weeks movements were as predicted. It had another go to break resistance at 1722.80 , and failed, thereafter it slid to break support at 1689.20 but closed at 1694.20 . We can expect a further downside extension in line with the bearish channel. Albeit, a bullish counter trend will try and break a critical resistance at 1713.10. The tough support at 1686.50, may hold back a further slide for a while, but once penetrated, the downside targets lay waiting at 1672.20 and ultimately at 1663.50 .

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    #661

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    As any other market, the FX has its sellers and buyers. On the Forex market these concepts are leveled. Everyone can be seller and buyer. As a rule, this role is passed from one market participant to another depending on aims and motives.
    Nevertheless, there is strict ranking of the participants according to extent of their influence on the market. There are leading players, the largest investors – banks, insurance companies, pension funds, other funds, the largest exporters and importers such as Gazprom. And there are secondary players traders. Although about 80% of the market is speculative, its extremely hard for traders to affect the market.

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    #662

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    Using the MACD
    Vera Six, MFX Academy expert

    The oscillator MACD is a powerful tool for spotting a change of the trend, especially if it is used together with other indicators like the Bollinger Bands, not so much as a stand alone tool.

    Below you can find the MACD in the lower part of the chart. You have two moving averages shown in the grey bars and the red dotted line, and a horizontal zero line. The strategy is to start a buy (long) position or exit a sell (short) position whenever the MACD crosses the signal (or zero line, trigger) from below, and to sell or exit the buy position whenever the MACD crosses the zero line from above.

    A positive MACD goes along with an upwards trend, and if it is negative, you have a downwards trend. The vertical red lines demonstrate the reversals.

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