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FX Trading : A Guide to Trading Foreign Exchange - Alex Douglas

FX Trading

A Guide to Trading Foreign Exchange

Paperback Published: 1st January 2012
ISBN: 9780730376521
Number Of Pages: 273

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Your total plain-English guide to trading Forex

Open 24 hours a day, 5½ days per week, and trading nearly $4 trillion (US) per day, Forex is the biggest, fastest growing financial market in the world. Your complete A-to-Z guide, FX Trading gets you up to speed on everything you need to know to make a killing trading Forex. Starting with the basics of money management, analysis, and FX market trading mechanics, it swiftly advances into more advanced territory, discussing trading strategies and wealth management.

From quotations, pips and spreads to the pros and cons of using online brokers and websites to FX risk management, FX Trading is an indispensable tool of the trade for beginners and experienced Forex traders alike.

  • Helps you to see past the media hype, while alerting you to common Forex trading mistakes and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Filled with invaluable expert insights and proven strategies, backed by numerous examples, charts and checklists
  • Updated to reflect the enormous growth in Forex trading and the new players involved, as well as the many changes wrought by the global financial crisis and the rapid evolution of electronic trading platforms
About the Authors

Alex Douglas drew his first currency chart by hand in 1983. This opened the door to a career in the financial markets that has included being an FX voice broker, a trader on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange and a director of global FX and derivative trading firms. He has been a director and president of several technical analyst associations around the world and has established a solid media reputation for his lucid comments on markets. Alex is currently the managing director of IBFX Australia.

Larry Lovrencic GDipAppFin (FINSIA), Dip TA (ATAA), CFTe, SF Fin has extensive experience trading financial markets and teaching technical analysis. He is Vice President of Australian Professional Technical Analysts (APTA), a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and was a Director of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA). Larry is Executive Director of First Pacific Securities and IchimokuCharts.com, which provide research and educational services.

Peter Pontikis is a capital markets and private wealth management specialist for high net and ultra net worth families. He has more than 30 years of institutional and corporate experience in Australia and South-East Asia. Peter is past director and treasurer of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA). He is an accredited dealer with AFMA, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia as well as a Senior Fellow of FINSIA, and sits on their financial markets and national advisory councils. Peter has several degrees in finance and economics as well as a master of arts.

Preface vii
Acknowledgements xi
1. Money management - an overview p. 1
2. What is foreign exchange? p. 3
3. Show me the money! p. 23
4. Talking the talk p. 31
5. Who's who at the FX marketplace p. 51
6. Trading platforms for retail traders p. 69
7. Factors influencing FX markets p. 89
8. Technical analysis for traders p.115
9. FX fundamental analysis for traders p.159
10. FX trading at the big end of town p.181
11. Introduction to FX trading strategy p.201
12. Money management - the fundamentals p.231
13. (Your) Wealth on the global stage p.241
14. New technology p.253
Conclusion and next steps p.261
Appendix: World currency codes p.263
Index p.247
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ISBN: 9780730376521
ISBN-10: 0730376524
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 1st January 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 230.0 x 153.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.415
Edition Number: 2

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