Forex trading for beginners

Forex trading for beginners analyses the basics of Forex, how macroeconomics and other factors move currencies and advanced trading strategies. Successful forex trading uses systematic processes to predict future currency moves by analyzing macroeconomic and global financial market dynamics. Int this guide we will cover the basics of Forex, how to find forex trading opportunities…
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How to invest in mutual funds

There are thousands of mutual funds available for investing in different sectors, investment styles, and asset classes. Our checklist below on how to invest in mutual funds presents the hidden risks you should avoid when investing in any mutual fund and how to select the best mutual fund based on objective investment criteria and metrics.…
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Top Down Approach

The top down approach in portfolio management seeks to analyse the major components driving the global economy which ultimately drives all financial markets. The most important task of a trader is to predict where market will be in 6-12 months ahead. The major components of the top down approach are: Global Economic Growth Analysis Global…
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Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is the science of structuring a portfolio of investments to protect the capital of clients (investors) and generate steady returns in both rising and falling markets. The performance of a portfolio management strategy is measured by its Sharpe ratio which summarises in one number the investment return generated compared to the risk undertaken.…
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Momentum Trading

Momentum trading definition Momentum trading is used to capture moves in shorter timeframes than trends. Momentum is the relative change occurring in markets. Relative change is different to a trend. A long-term trend can be up but the short-term momentum of a specific market can be 0. If a market moves down and then moves…
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Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is the process of structuring an investment portfolio by allocating funds across asset classes like stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, real estate and cash. The guide below explains how to structure a typical asset allocation strategy. You can also explore MacroVar’s database of systematic investment strategies. Asset Allocation principles The investment strategy analysed is…
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Trading Psychology

Moving Average Definition A Simple Moving Average (SMA) is the average price of a security over a given number of days. Simple Moving Average is a momentum indicator used to monitor whether a security’s momentum is rising, falling or bound to reverse. The important timeframes to monitor the simple moving average are: 20 days (1…
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Portfolio Risk Management

Portfolio Risk Management Portfolio Risk management is the process of identification and modelling of financial risks and the use of statistical methods to control them. Portfolio management is the science of structuring a portfolio of investments to protect the capital of clients (investors) and generate steady returns in both rising and falling markets. The performance…
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MACD

MACD definition The MACD is a trend deviation indicator using two moving averages. MACD is interpreted by using the signal-line crossovers as buy and sell signals. The MACD is a trend deviation indicator using two moving averages. MACD is interpreted by using the signal-line crossovers as buy and sell signals. The MACD is composed using…
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Volume indicators

Volume indicators are especially important technical analysis indicators. They must be examined in conjunction with a security’s price movements. High levels of trading volume indicate a significant price move. A consolidated breakout followed by high trading volume confirms the move. Trades with lower than average volume should be avoided. How to use volume indicators When…
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