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When to use leading vs lagging indicators

Technical indicators can be divided into leading and lagging categories. Leading indicators track data used to predict future price action, and lagging indicators confirm trends by plotting price action relative to other metrics such as momentum or volume.

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June 28, 2023 02:58 PM
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What are the best technical indicators?

The best technical indicators can offer a huge boost to your trading, helping you identify trends, outline key levels and predict price action. But which indicators should you use as part of your trading toolkit? Find out here.

What is breakout trading?

Breakout trading is a strategy in which you take a position at the onset of a trend, hoping to profit from the large volume of trades that follow. Learn how to identify breakouts before they occur and the best entry strategies for breakout trading.

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Gold: Does today’s 2% rally change the recent bearish trend?

To save you time answering the title question: No. Or at least not yet.

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September 30, 2021 06:06 PM

How to find oversold stocks: meaning, indicators and examples

Oversold stocks are often seen as an opportunity to buy into the market or take advantage of short-term volatility in the share price. But are oversold stocks really a good opportunity? And how can you identify oversold stocks? Find out in our guide.

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May 27, 2021 05:42 AM
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How to find overbought stocks: meaning, indicators and examples

Overbought stocks tend to get a bad reputation due to the fear that the speculative bubble will burst, and investors will get stuck in market that’s correcting. But overbought stocks can present a range of opportunities for traders. So how do you find them? Find out below.

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May 27, 2021 04:53 AM
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Using the RSI to Trade in Ranges: EUR/USD

The RSI can be a powerful tool when used in combination with other technical tools

October 22, 2020 12:37 PM

Make or break time for GBP/JPY bulls

The big “risk-off” trade over the last couple of weeks has taken a bite out of many markets, but perhaps no widely-followed instrument has been […]

Gold: Will the rally cross 1100?

Right as gold bears were doing victory laps, everyone’s favorite yellow metal has staged a big comeback over the last two days. Gold ticked down […]

USD/CAD: Sitting on the precipice of 1.3400 resistance

Markets were unusually choppy overnight, with the US dollar initially falling against European currencies before recovering heading into the US lunch session…and following the exact […]

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September 29, 2015 03:00 PM

EUR/USD shrugs off Catalan election, early week bounce possible

Markets are fairly quiet early in this week’s trade, belying a fairly interesting week when it comes to economic data. Beyond the continued political fallout […]

GBP/USD: Heading (and shouldering) lower if 1.5175 breaks?

After initially falling on last week’s seemingly-dovish Federal Reserve statement and press conference, the US dollar has been edging higher in mixed trade so far […]

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September 24, 2015 03:17 PM

GBP/AUD: What Would Yogi Do?

The inimitable New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, passed away today. Beyond his impressive baseball record, including 10 World Series rings and three Most Valuable […]

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September 23, 2015 03:04 PM

EUR/USD: Could the near-term uptrend weather the Fed maelstrom?

We’ve finally arrived at the day of the long-awaited September Federal Reserve meeting, with the outlook for interest rates still about as clear as mud. […]

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September 17, 2015 03:20 PM

WTI: Crude oil in holding pattern…until Fed?

Markets are a bit groggy on the first day of the week that traders have been looking forward to for months. In case you’ve been […]

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September 14, 2015 04:16 PM

WTI: (W)ound (T)ight (I)nside a triangle

It’s been an interesting day for global markets, highlighted by a big intraday reversal on Wall Street. After gapping almost 1% higher to start the […]

BOC Preview: Keep the powder dry for another month?

The next 48 hours will be massive for global central banks, with major monetary policy decisions taking place in Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and […]

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Will EUR/GBP bulls be singing “The (.7390) ceiling can’t hold us” after the ECB?

“Can we go back, this is the moment Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over So we put our hands up like the […]

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September 2, 2015 09:20 PM

USD/CAD: Bulls’ case suffers a setback, but still holds water ahead of data

Last week, we speculated that USD/CAD could serve as a possible bull haven amidst the ongoing market turmoil. As it turns out, our timing could […]

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September 1, 2015 08:22 PM

GBP/USD: The hits keep coming for shell shocked bulls

Not quite a week ago, we noted that it may finally be “bears’ turn for a day in the sun” on GBP/USD, noting that the […]

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September 1, 2015 02:46 PM

NZD/USD: Could this be a major bottom? Test of .6770 will tell

Earlier this week, my colleague Chris Tedder noted that NZD/USD had “a new lease on life” after a nearly 15% rise in this week’s GDT […]

S&P 500: Is the rally finally running out of brea(d)th?

The following is the updated version of a report that I wrote for the July issue of Modern Trader magazine: There’s no two ways about […]

EUR/GBP taking a POUNDing, but .6950 support remains intact

While most other currencies are stuck in the boring kiddy park, pound sterling has been a rollercoaster ride so far today. The pound rocketed higher […]