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Which is better – range trading or trend trading forex markets?

Many traders come over to the 24-hour and deeply liquid currency market from other asset classes. The reasons for market such a shift are varied; but one thing is the same for those that wade into the new arena: they bring their methods and biases for trading with them. In many ways, the Forex market…

How to know if a share price has bottomed or topped

Question: What are the indications that a share price has bottomed or topped its current trend?   Response: There are many ways to potentially identify if a share has bottomed or topped in a current trend. One of the most popular ways to identify the end of a trend is through technical analysis. Often the…

Does Any Financial Institution Lend for Investment in Forex?

By Kathy Lien, Director of Currency Research, GFT When it comes to investing or trading forex, there is generally no need to seek out a financial institution for funds.  Most forex and CFD brokers offer spot trading on a leveraged basis.  Some brokers offer as much as 400-to-1 leverage, which means that you only need…

Home ownership dream ebbing away

The Australian dream of home ownership is slipping away, leaving a threat of a US-style collapse in house prices, according to a team of university researchers. Analysis by researchers from South Australia’s Flinders University has revealed home ownership in the 10 years from 1996 rose only 0.8 per cent despite strong economic growth and low…

Is the carry trade coming back from the dead?

By Kathy Lien, Director of Currency Research, GFT If you have spent more than one month in the foreign exchange market, you have probably encountered the term “carry trade.”  A carry trade simply involves buying a currency with a high interest rate and funding it with a currency pair that has a lower interest rate. …

Making lump sum contributions to super

I am 69 years of age and not working full time. I am living off the income from 2 rental properties and have the opportunity of part time employment. I have been advised that if I work 40 hours in a 30 day period I can make a lump sum contributation to superannuation. I do…

When is the best time to trade currencies?

When it comes to trading, everyone is trying to look for an “edge” but of course it is not easy to find. An edge can come in any form and is usually a small change that can make a difference. Many people, particularly new traders, do not realize that you can gain an edge in…

Commencing a transition to retirement strategy while still adding to super – Part 2

In Jeremy’s recent article “Commencing a transition to retirement strategy while still adding to super” he says (with reference to the 2009/10 financial year): “Secondly, at $30,000 taxable income you have optimised your personal tax situation. There is no point salary sacrificing below this level as things like low income earners rebate take you to…

Commencing a transition to retirement strategy while still adding to super

I am 60 and have commenced a transition to retirement pension. I am taking the minimum amount 2%. As I am still working I am in a position to put some of my savings back into my super fund. Am I correct in assuming that I can do this providing I do not exceed $450,000 over a…

How to analyse price charts and use trading tools before you trade the markets

Market trading, like any mental exercise, requires a bit of knowledge and expertise before you really can give it a go. For many traders, that knowledge starts with not only having a sound trading plan, but also in techniques that help analyze a market in question – whether one wants to track and trade commodities,…