On this page you can find educational Forex and trading information. The articles below offer you trading tips, strategies and other information every trader must know, all written by the FX Empire expert analysts.

 

Here you can find Forex Basics articles for the novice trader with much needed information, explanations and trading strategies. In addition, the FX Empire analysts also offer an in-depth section about MetaTrader.

 

June 14, 2012| Gareth Tade Mansfield

The Frequent Misconception of Price That Disillusioned Investors

What is the big deal about price? Prices tend to fluctuate over time, and occasionally have a sudden rise and drop that results some people to conclude that prices are deviating from their “Real Value”. But the price under normal condition is no more real or valid than their higher or lower levels under extreme conditions. The new and higher/lower price reflects the new reality just as well as the previous price reflected the previous reality. Often you may hear...
June 14, 2012| Martin Kay

Keys to Binary Options Trading

Binary options have become the latest trend in recent times. Most people are using the opportunity and starting to make investments that are high and make fast income. This is mainly because you could generate profits as high as 75 to 80 percent of your initial investment in less than one hour. However, just like every other investment, the binary options have its fundamentals which aid in ensuring trade runs smoothly. Working on your knowledge of trade and skills If...
June 12, 2012| Gareth Tade Mansfield

The $100K Challenge is not a Good Idea Until You Understand

Here’s the challenge, blindfold yourself and walk across a busy highway, if you made it across safely you earn yourself $100k. At this moment, you may be thinking it will take you 2-3 years of hard work to earn this amount. Before you take up this challenge, think about the risks. In most Forex Trading account, brokers may offer you leverage of 1:100 or even 1:1000. The plus side, you can start your investment dream with  just $50USD. Immediately, the...
June 12, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Irit R | Comments (2)

How to use Bollinger Bands® in your Forex Trading Strategy

There are many different ways to trade forex, but the one thing that all traders have in common is their reliance on data and charting. While new techniques are constantly being developed, some methods that have been around for many years remain as popular as ever. Bollinger Bands® have been around for more than 20 years but remain one of the best ways to track volatility in the market. Understanding the degree of volatility is essential as it can often be...
June 12, 2012| Gareth Tade Mansfield

The 2 Formulas You Need Before You Start Trading Forex with Your Money

Why would anyone give you any tips anyway? To help you trade better? Maybe. To help you become the next millionaire in town? Definitely not! I am sharing these true winning tips with you to help you reduce your emotions during live trading. Imagine stepping the acceleration pedal and brake at the same time, you will not be able to accelerate fast enough. Emotions in your trading are just like the brake that slows you down (in a game of...
May 10, 2012| Richard Cox

Identifying Binary Options Scams

Binary options trading is an agreement between a buyer and a seller to pay the trader a predetermined amount once certain price conditions are met, based on the way price activity has developed over the life of the contract.  When the contract expires, the trader will receive a payment if the contract is “in the money,” which essentially means that the trader’s original price forecast was accurate.  If the contract expires “out of the money,” the trader will not receive...
April 29, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (2)

Who Are the Rating Agencies and What Do they Do ?

Who are the ratings agencies? ‎ The big three agencies are Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor’s.  What they do is assess how likely a borrower is to be able to repay its debts and help those trading ‎debt contracts in the secondary market.‎ That means for those trading debt contracts such as Treasury gilts after they have been issued, ratings ‎agencies help assess a fair price to charge. Ratings agencies have been criticized for having too much ‎clout in...
April 27, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Historic Correlation of Gold and Silver

Gold and silver always shared being an effective hedge against money (either fiat money or gold/silver-backed money), but it’s their differences that present unique price appreciation potentials. If you study the history of gold, you always find silver. Both metals mainly occur together in ores, both are the first mentioned metals in the bible, and both are used in sacred rituals. Since thousands of years, gold and silver are considered precious and valuable. More than 6,000 years ago, Egyptians determined a...
April 19, 2012| Liam Fisher

An Introduction to Precious Metals

We’re a fiat money society, but, recently the recession and economic downturn has brought with it significant threats to the value of paper money, and this has led many people to start to appreciate the inflation beating trade in precious metals. The precious metals we’re interested in here are gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Not only are these metals traded as stocks and shares (in the companies that mine them) but there is a worldwide trade in physical precious metals...
April 18, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (5)

Risk Management Trading Strategies for Binary Options

Risk is the potential that a chosen action or activity (including the choice of inaction) will lead to a loss (an undesirable outcome). The notion implies that a choice having an influence on the outcome exists (or existed). Potential losses themselves may also be called "risks". Almost any investment endeavor carries some risk, but some are much more risky than others. Whereas Management  is the identification of the strategies capable of maximizing an investors net present value, the allocation of scarce...
April 11, 2012| Simit Patel

How to Recognize the Top in the Gold Market

The current bull market in gold has gone on for over 11 years now, starting at around $250 in 2001 to its current price near $1650. The chart below illustrates. Although it's true that buying after seeing such a chart is usually a recipe for the disaster, I don't think that's the case in gold this time around -- in fact I believe the market has much further to go. Here are three signs to look for that could signal...
March 25, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (21)

RAPID FIRE TRADING STRATEGY – How To Trade the New Binary Option 60second trades

 Many of the Binary Option Brokers have introduced what they call “60 Second Trading or Speed Trading”. The concepts are all basically the same, but the rules and the trading are slightly different. iOption’s team of professional traders and Account Managers have developed this system using the “60Second” trade method on the iOption platform. It has been tested on several others and it works just as well but on some it failed miserably, not because the strategy was wrong but...
March 15, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

The Binary Option Strategy of 3’s

If you are into numerology, or believe in Fibonacci numbers, or understand Pi, then this might be a great system for you. On the other side, if you are an investor looking for lucky number, then 3 just became that number. The bottom line is if you want to succeed at trading binary options and make profits you need to have a system and a strategy. This strategy was developed with some associates at iOption.com   Too many experienced and...
March 12, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

Understanding Distribution Days

If you are a believer in watching for distribution days in the averages, indicating professional selling, to determine whether a market is topping is there a particular number of distribution days you use to tell you whether the market is beginning to get into trouble? The number of distribution days that signals a probable top has changed over the years. This is due to the markets being so much larger than before. Institutions are managing a lot more money these...
February 26, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

MetaTrader 5: The Future At Your FingerTips

Three years ago, the development department of MetaQuotes started from scratch to build a new advanced trading technology, not simply improve their existing platform. They started from nothing and in 36 months built one of most advanced multi-market platforms th can operate on any forex or stock market around the globe. The team at MetaQuotes claims they have written 1.1 million code lines (MetaTrader 4 consists of 0.6 million lines). That's why the result is so impressive. The all new...
February 21, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (3)

My Mistakes and Building A Trading Strategy (part 4)

This is part 4 of my story which does have a happy ending; I learned to be an independent, knowledgeable trader using my own system. I make good trades and make more successful trades and failures and I am still trading with my original investment and continue to move my profits to my retirement fund. All in all, I am now a good trader but most of all I am a successful trader. This is GBP/JPY around the 6th Jun...
February 21, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Irit R | Comments (1)

FX Empire’s Choice – Best Binary Options Brokers for Beginners

If you are a novice or beginner trader or just adding binary option trading to your investment portfolio you need to start slow and easy. Binary Options is a very simple and easy trade, which has gained international acceptance in the financial markets. When you start out, you need to find a broker with an online trading platform that is easy to use and easy to understand, who also offers the tools and support to get your started. Down the...
February 20, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

My Mistakes and Building a Trading Strategy (part 3)

This is part 3 of my lessons, take heed here, this is where I learn to question and think.  Many things that it might take a while to get my thoughts in order, but here are the key points that have re-shaped my trading career. I spent a lot of time in chat rooms and blogs. Too much I think. But if you need to visit someplace try Etoro OpenTrade, a great social network place to learn to trade and meet...
February 19, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman

My Mistakes and Building A Trading Strategy (part 2)

I am going to share a personal story with you about my beginning in the Forex markets and how I learned how to develop a trading strategy and the mistakes I learned along the way. I share my journey with you in 5 articles, as you will see that I have developed very good trading strategy overtime. I hope you can learn by mistakes and that you use my system as a guide or comparison to your own. If you like please...
February 18, 2012| FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman | Comments (2)

My Mistakes and Building A Trading Strategy (1)

 I am going to share a personal story with you about my beginning in the forex markets and how I learned how to develop a trading strategy and the mistakes I learned along the way. I share my journey with you in 5 articles, as you will see that I have developed very good trading strategy overtime. I hope you can learn by mistakes and that you use my system as a guide or comparison to your own. If you...
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