Ryan Thaxton


Ryan Thaxton

Financial Writer

Ryan Thaxton is a financial writer based in StoneX’s New York City office and writes for both City Index and FOREX.com. Ryan joined the company after several years writing about digital trends, and he produces educational content on topics including fundamental analysis, IPOs, and economic events.


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Backtesting: How to test and refine your trading strategy

Backtesting is a method of testing your trading strategy against historical market data. Learn how it can help refine your strategy.

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March 17, 2023 06:53 PM
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FOMC meetings: What are they and how to trade them

FOMC meetings are some of the most important economic policy events. The meetings provide opportunities for both day traders and longer-term traders. Learn about the impacts of FOMC meetings and how to trade them.

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March 13, 2023 01:48 PM
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Fiat Money: What is a Fiat Currency?

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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February 17, 2023 04:05 PM
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Zeekr IPO: Everything you need to know about Zeekr

Learn everything you need to know ahead of the Zeekr IPO such as how much Zeekr is worth, when Zeekr might go public and how to trade Zeekr shares once they are listed

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February 17, 2023 02:47 PM
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CVC Capital Partners IPO: Everything you need to know about CVC Capital Partners

Learn everything you need to know about the private equity for CVC Capital Partners ahead of its long-awaited IPO set to occur in the first quarter of 2023

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February 10, 2023 08:12 PM
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W3BCLOUD SPAC: Everything you need to know about W3BCLOUD stock

W3BCLOUD provides infrastructure for blockchain-based software. The technology company has plans to go public via a SPAC, but in December shareholders redeemed 95% of holdings in the blank-cheque company. Learn more about W3BCLOUD and its plans for the future.

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The top 10 most traded currencies

Learn about the 10 most traded currencies like the dollar, euro and yen and learn why forex traders prefer trading these major currencies

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How to develop and use a quantitative trading strategy

Quantitative trading uses computational models and high frequency trading to rapidly execute trades based on massive amounts of data. Learn how to trade like a quant here.

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January 20, 2023 05:22 PM
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Grindr SPAC: Everything you need to know about Grindr stock

The California-based LGBTQ+ dating and networking app went public via a SPAC deal in November 2022. The company soared past expectations of a $2 billion valuation on the day before dropping to just half that value. Read more about Grindr and its high-profile listing.

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January 6, 2023 04:51 PM
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How GDP affects forex trading

GDP releases are crucial events on the forex trading calendar, measuring the percentage change in the economic output of a country. New GDP rates are highly anticipated by forex traders because of what they mean for the country’s economy and what policies central banks and government may enact in response.

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Ampere IPO: Everything you need to know about Ampere

Ampere first filed for an IPO in early 2022, and it has been waiting for the right market to go public. As an innovative microprocessor startup, Ampere has created popular cloud-native processors and high-profile partnerships.

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December 6, 2022 05:04 PM