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Bitcoins: Mouth-watering returns, but unregulated

Which investment or asset has given the best returns from the March 2020 lows? If your answer is gold, you would be wrong. Gold has gained only around 30 per cent over the last five months. The gain in Nifty 50 is also around the same level. It’s bitcoin, the crypto asset, that has trumped them all with over 100 per cent returns, even as Covid-19 had the world in its grip. No wonder that bitcoin market places are doing brisk business and many investors are wondering if they should start putting some money into this asset.

If you are one such investor, here are a few things you need to know.

It’s not a currency

The term crypto currency or virtual currency is often used to describe Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Etherium, etc. But that is a wrong description. While the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi

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Is forex trading regulated in the UK? Here is what you need to know | London Business News

Many of us have questions like,  “Is forex trading regulated?”

I do not know, but why do we have such questions when we know that the foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid market in the world.

The market opens 24 hours a day and five days a week, while there is no government body that enforces the rules of the foreign exchange market. So, is this a relevant question?

I do not think so …

There are some independent regulatory bodies that oversee the overall market to prevent it from being exposed to fraud and other unwanted activities. These regulatory bodies are responsible for every activity conducted on the market.

Who are regulatory bodies?

In order to run the market smoothly, it is not possible to manage all activities from a single regulatory body, therefore, many regulatory bodies around the world are required to manage various functions

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Forex Trading: A Beginner’s Guide

Forex is a portmanteau of foreign currency and exchange. Foreign exchange is the process of changing one currency into another currency for a variety of reasons, usually for commerce, trading, or tourism. According to a recent triennial report from the Bank for International Settlements (a global bank for national central banks), the average was more than $5.1 trillion in daily forex trading volume.

Key Takeaways

  • The foreign exchange (also known as FX or forex) market is a global marketplace for exchanging national currencies against one another.
  • Because of the worldwide reach of trade, commerce, and finance, forex markets tend to be the largest and most liquid asset markets in the world.
  • Currencies trade against each other as exchange rate pairs. For example, EUR/USD.
  • Forex markets exist as spot (cash) markets as well as derivatives markets offering forwards, futures, options, and currency swaps.
  • Market participants use forex to hedge
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Bitcoin Price Volatility Halts Futures Trading

Talking Points

Bitcoin futures pointing to higher prices in the months ahead.

– Cryptocurrency universe continues to rally – market nearing half-a-trillion US dollars.

– France to allow securities trading using blockchain technology.

The DailyFX Bitcoin Glossary is designed to provide traders with a reference for important terms and concepts essential for understanding the emerging cryptocurrency universe.

Bitcoin futures launched on the CBOE on Sunday and immediately rallied higher, pushing prices back up to near record levels. However the launch was not without problems as trading volatility caused circuit breakers to kick in and halt trading on two occasions. According to the contract specifications, trading will be halted for two minutes if prices move by 10% or more while trading will stop for five minutes if the price moves by more than 20%.

Bitcoin Price Volatility Halts Futures Trading

The CME is expected to launch its BTC futures contract on December 18.

The latest

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How Have Trading Platforms Evolved Over Time? The Journey From Open Outcry to Electronic Trades

The nature of financial markets is always changing. This has also been changing the trends in trading platforms.

This competitive nature of trading platforms started back in 1975 when the US introduced negative commissions. This is also when electronic trading began. This caused an uncertain environment for the broker community but at the same time also increased efficiency. Let’s take a look at how the trading trends evolved with time.

How Stock Traders Came into Existence

The history of trade goes back to the origin of humankind. But modern trade started with the stock trading back in the late 16th century. Many different investors who couldn’t afford to start a business on their own pooled in to form joint-stock companies. Now, these investors became the business partners and co-owners of the shares in the business. This is how stock trading came into existence. Back then, the trading platform was the

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Top Trading Lessons of 2018

A good trader never stops learning, and every mistake is another potential learning experience. Here are some of the top lessons our analysts learned, absorbed or suffered from our personal experience in 2018.

Top Lessons:

  • John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist: Set Aside Time for Trading (Yes, Even Analysts)
  • Christopher Vecchio, Senior Strategist: Don’t Look Back, There’s Nothing There for You
  • Ilya Spivak, Senior Strategist: Adjusting to Changes in Market Volatility can Make or Break a Trading Strategy
  • Nicholas Cawley, Market Analyst: Trade Set-Ups Need Time and Room to Work
  • James Stanley, Currency Strategist: The Difference Between Trends and Fads
  • David Cottle, Market Analyst: Market Focus Can Switch Incredibly Fast, as AUD and NZD Showed
  • Martin Essex, Market Analyst: Timing is Everything, Especially with Overarching Themes Like Brexit
  • Paul Robinson, Market Analyst: Selectivity is a Good Thing, but Being Overly Selective is Not
  • Justin McQueen, Market Analyst: Be Patient
  • David Song, Market
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Sentiment Analysis for Forex Trading

Forex sentiment analysis can be a useful tool to help traders understand and act on price behavior. While applying sound technical and fundamental analyses is key, having an additional feel for the market consensus can add depth to a trader’s view of forex and other markets. In this article, we outline what market sentiment is, how it relates to forex trading, and what the top sentiment indicators are.

What is Market Sentiment?

Market sentiment defines how investors feel about a particular market or financial instrument. As traders, sentiment becomes more positive as general market consensus becomes more positive. Likewise, if market participants begin to have a negative attitude, sentiment can become negative.

As such, traders use sentiment analysis to define a market as bullish or bearish, with a bear market characterized by assets going down, and a bull market by prices going up. Traders can gauge market sentiment by

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The Basics Of Currency Trading

Trading in any investment market is very difficult as evidenced by the fact that most beginning traders lose money. However, success can be found with enough of the right education, practice, and experience. So, what is currency trading and is it right for you?

The currency market, or forex (FX), is the largest investment market in the world and continues to grow annually. On April 2010, the forex market reached $4 trillion in daily average turnover, an increase of 20% since 2007.

In comparison, there is only $25 billion of daily volume on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The market may be large, but until recently the volume came from professional traders, but as currency trading platforms have improved more retail traders have found forex to be suitable for their investment goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Forex exchanges allow for 24/7 trading in currency pairs, making it the world’s
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Trading Forex In a Runaway Market Due to News Events

Talking Points:

  • What Causes a Runaway Market
  • Identifying a Runaway Market on the Charts
  • Indicators to help you exit in an Orderly Fashion

“Buy the Rumor, Sell the News”

-Trading Lore

Markets can experience many types of emotions. These emotions can easily be seen on the chart using price action that moves higher, lower, or sideways. When markets move in one direction too far too fast however, that can lead to excited traders without a plan for exiting, which is dangerous.

Learn Forex: Stages of a Runaway Market

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What Causes a Runaway Market?

At the risk of oversimplification, forex markets trade on available information about the economies backing the currencies. When no new information is present that would change anyone’s view, the markets tend to move sideways. Therefore, if there is no news the markets tend to be range bound between easily identifiable levels of

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AvaTradeGO awarded Best Forex Mobile Trading app in Global Forex Awards 2020

DUBLIN, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AvaTrade, one of the largest, most regulated CFD brokers on the market, is delighted to announce it has been awarded ‘Best Forex Mobile Trading Platform/App – Global’ for AvaTradeGO.

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The Global Forex Awards 2020 champion cutting-edge technology with the winners awarded based on public voting.

“Our mobile trading app AvaTradeGO takes only a few seconds to get on board and start trading – users can get direct access to the world stock markets, which they may have previously thought were restricted to investment banks and hedge funds,” said Dáire Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, AvaTrade. “People now realise they can join in the trading world at the click of a button. We are very proud of the app we have created and absolutely delighted to be recognised by the Global Forex Awards.”

“Congratulations to AvaTrade and more specifically the AvaTradeGO product team,”

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