Ryan Thaxton

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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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What is the oldest currency in the world?

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.

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How to implement a momentum trading strategy

Momentum trading is a popular trading strategy based on entering trades during clear trends and exiting before the reversal, finding trading opportunities from the continuous price action. Learn common strategies and the best indicators to determine entry points for momentum trading.

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November 11, 2022 05:46 PM
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Breaking down the 5-3-1 forex trading strategy

The 5-3-1 trading strategy is a guide for currency traders that helps you lock in the basics of your trading plan including which forex pairs to trade and the best time to trade.

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November 10, 2022 08:30 PM
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What are free market economies

Free market economies, sometimes shortened to just market economies, describe nations whose financial systems are largely regulated by freely moving market forces of supply and demand. Learn more about how market economies operate, the political theory they’re founded on, and whether or not they work in our guide.

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How to use the currency carry trade strategy

A carry trade is a trading strategy that involves borrowing a low-yield currency and investing in a high-yielding asset to exploit the interest rate differential. Carry trades are most common in forex trading with traders borrowing the low interest Japanese yen to buy higher interest currencies. Learn what currency pairs work best and how to execute the strategy yourself in our full guide.

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October 25, 2022 09:15 AM
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What are the most traded commodities?

The most traded commodities are energy sources like oil and gas, plus metals such as gold and agricultural products. Here we break down the top ten most traded commodities and explain how each one is traded.

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What are the most traded commodities?

The most traded commodities are energy sources like oil and gas, plus metals such as gold and agricultural products. Here we break down the top ten most traded commodities and explain how each one is traded.

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How to create a forex trading journal

Trading journals are crucial for implementing your trading strategies effectively. Learn how to start one and what you should be tracking with it in this guide.

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How to use the golden cross and death cross indicators in trading

The golden cross and death cross are two chart patterns that use simple moving averages to indicate when the price of an asset is entering a bull or bear market. Learn how to spot both when using technical analysis.

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August 19, 2022 03:57 PM
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What is a fiat currency? Everything you need to know about the classic monetary asset

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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August 11, 2022 03:39 PM
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How does market share determine profitability?

Market share compares a company’s sales with the total sales of the market it’s in to determine how dominant it is. A high market share may indicate high profit, growth, and quality of goods and services. Learn how to calculate market share and how to use it when analyzing a company.

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July 29, 2022 07:57 PM