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Technical analysis vs Fundamental analysis

There are two possible methods for analyzing markets in order to make decisions regarding trading: technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

Fundamental analysis focuses in spotting economical, social and political news & factors that may affect the price of a currency pair, a stock, an index etc. Analysts always try to find a fair price for a tradeable asset so they can investigate trading opportunities.

Technical analysis is a trading tool for spotting trading opportunities too but it is based on statistical analysis of charts and assets such as the price, the volume, the volatility etc. A basic technical analysis principle is that the market movements are not random and that somehow the past markets behaviour repeats itself in the future. Technical analysis has a series of tools such as technical indicators & oscillators, price action, patterns etc

Although fundamental analysis looks more simple and familiar, it has two very important disadvantages though:

  1. An individual trader learns the market news most likely much later than the big players
  2. An individual trader is not able to translate market news into trading action: it takes a lot of experience and knowledge in finance to do that.

 

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TRADING AS A PROFESSION

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Nowadays, many perceive trading as a path to get rich quickly and live a wealthy life, but most of the times this is not the case!

However, it is also true that trading for a living unveils significant financial opportunities – you can make your dream house or luxury car a reality.

But such achievements will only be realized through carefully designed strategies, emotional resilience and, of course, a lot of time and effort.

You should love the job to be successful, and you have to go into trading only when you know what you are going to encounter, and if you are ready to follow some rules that more experienced traders are following:

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Automation in Trading: Pros and Cons

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Automated Trading

Electronic trading platforms invade into traders lives more and more in the last years. A trader is able to trade thousands of markets all over the world from his laptop or his mobile phone. It’s very easy to open/close positions, to have configurable charts, to put technical analysis indicators and many other actions that only professional traders, banks or funds were able to do just a few years ago.

There’s something more important though, something that many retail traders don’t know even if it exists or they have a limited comprehension on it: automation 

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