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THE OPTIONS COURSE- Tools of the Trade

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THE OPTIONS COURSE Tools  of the  Trade Options traders today have a wide array of tools at their disposal.  Thanks to the Internet and the proliferation of finance-related web  sites, a great deal of information is available at no cost at all. In addi tion, many online brokerage firms today provide a large amount of research,  information, and analytical tools to their customers. However, the  abundance of tools and information can also be a double-edged sword when  traders get bogged down by information overload and subsequently lose  sight of the real objective of options trading—making profits. We examine some of the tools traders use. Not all of  them are necessary. Some, like stock charts, may seem essential; but a  number of successful traders can even get by without those. So, when  reading through this chapter, and learning about some of the featured  tools of the trade, keep in mind that not all of them are absolutely neces sary. Instead, think of them as

WHAT MOVES THE CURRENCY MARKET IN THE LONG TERM?

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WHAT MOVES THE CURRENCY MARKET IN THE LONG TERM? TECHNICAL ANALYSIS _____________________________________________________________ Prior to the mid-1980s, the FX market was primarily dominated by funda mental traders. However, with the rising popularity of technical analysis  and the advent of new technologies, the influence of technical trading on  the FX market has increased significantly. The availability of high lever age has led to an increased number of momentum or model funds, which  have become important participants in the FX market with the ability to  influence currency prices. Technical analysis focuses on the study of price movements. Techni cal analysts use historical currency data to forecast the direction of future  prices. The premise of technical analysis is that all current market informa tion is already reflected in the price of each currency; therefore, studying  price action is all that is required to make informed trading decisions. In  add