Instrument Guide

The key to being a successful trader is having a good understanding of your trading instruments. Our financial instrument guides cater to all levels of traders. In these handy guides, you will learn more about trading the Swiss Franc, Euro, British Pound, United States Dollar, Japanese Yen, Crude Oil, Nikkei, and Gold. Continue reading to learn more about instrument correlations, which economic events are important and much more.

Trading the EUR/USD Currency Pair – A Beginner’s Guide

The Euro/U.S. dollar currency pair denotes the exchange rate between the euro and the U.S. dollar and expresses it as the number of dollars needed to buy one euro. Full Article

Trading the GBP/USD Currency Pair – A Beginner’s Guide

Being the most liquid forex pair in the world its imperative to understand what influences its price. What major economic events have an impact on the EUR/USD. Get a better understanding of the most traded pair in the world. Full Article

Gold Signals – A Beginner’s Guide, Part 1

Gold can be electronically traded in the same way as currency pairs. Retail forex brokers usually facilitate gold forex trading by means of a contract for difference (CFD). This enables retail forex traders to easily participate in the gold forex market where they can engage in both long and short positions on this precious commodity. Full Article

Gold Trading Signals – A Beginner’s Guide, Part 2

Gold can be traded in many ways. The most basic way is to buy physical gold, of course. Luckily, there are more advanced ways to trading gold nowadays which are much faster and cheaper. You see, if you buy physical gold like bars and coins, it’s normally more expensive because of its manufacturing costs. Some investors pay for safe storage of their physical gold, which in turn makes it more expensive. Besides these costs, it generally costs more to convert physical gold into cash than to liquidate an open (electronic) gold trading position. Full Article

Trading Crude Oil – A Beginner’s Guide

FX Leaders provides excellent trading signals on WTI crude oil (USOIL). WTI is the abbreviation for West Texas Intermediate. Full Article

Trading the Nikkei 225 – A Beginner’s Guide

The Nikkei 225 is a price-weighted stock index or stock average of the top 225 blue chip stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei can be compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of the United States. Full Article

Trading the USD/JPY Currency Pair – A Beginner’s Guide

The United States dollar/Japanese yen currency pair denotes the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen and expresses it as the number of Japanese yen needed to buy one U.S. dollar. Full Article

Trading the USD/CHF Currency Pair – A Beginner’s Guide

The United States dollar/Swiss franc currency pair denotes the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc and expresses it as the number of Swiss francs needed to buy one U.S. dollar. Full Article