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How to predict currency movements in forex

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How to predict currency movements in forex

The forex market is always changing because exchange rates are always fluctuating.

From one day to the next, prices could change rather unexpectedly, so it is necessary to always stay on top of things if you want to minimize losses and increase the odds that you will make some good profits on your trades.

But how can you go about predicting currency movements in forex so you can achieve your goals and reduce risk? Check out the tips below to get started.

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An economic calendar can be a simple yet surprisingly helpful tool when it comes to predicting what currencies will behave like in the near future.

Basically, it shows you when certain events will take place, including events that can have an impact on the economy and on currencies from around the world.

With this calendar, you can prepare for news announcements about the economy, and you can prepare your trading strategy accordingly so you can minimize losses and boost the odds of gains.

You won’t get far in forex if you are not aware of the many different factors that can have an effect on currencies around the world.

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So, one of the important steps you can take as a beginner trader is learning how the prices of currencies can move up or down based on what is going on in a country and globally.

Factors like interest rates and inflation, to name just two, can change the price of a currency, and the change can come about surprisingly quickly.

Beyond that, instability in the political realm or in a country’s economy could also determine what will happen to a currency’s price, so it’s necessary to consider those situations as well.

Once you know what can affect a currency’s value, it will be easier to look for information that will help you stay on top of things and see changes coming.

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Then, you can plan accordingly. Remember, because you work with currencies from all over the world when you trade in the forex market, it isn’t enough to just stay on top of what is happening in your own country.

You also need to be aware of what is going on in other parts of the world. For example, what is going on economically or politically that might impact the value of a particular currency that you are planning on trading or that you are already working with?

Another way to predict what may happen to a currency’s value in the future is by analyzing its performance from the past.

Make a list of currencies that you plan on working with, and track them over time so you can see what typically impacted them and how their prices reacted to various factors and situations.

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With an understanding of what affected currencies in the past, you might more accurately determine how current economic or political conditions will affect specific currencies you have been tracking. And, if you see certain things happening, you can place your trades appropriately.

Predicting currency movements is not an easy task, but it is a worthwhile one. Putting effort into this can help you become a more effective forex trader.

Sure, it may be quite daunting at first as you think about the many things you need to learn, but once you gain this knowledge and you have access to helpful tools that can simplify things like staying on top of headlines from around the world, you should find it less stressful.

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