I found it incredibly hard to delete around a dozen pairs and I 8767 m down to the recommended 66. Now that I 8767 ve taken the plunge I cant believe I spent so much time and energy analysing so many charts. Its taken a long time to turn my thinking around that less charts mean more success, and not the other way around! I have noticed that the eur/jap and gbp/jap are also very closely correlated. Great stuff Nial!
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The USDCHF is negatively correlated to the EURUSD, so if the EURUSD is moving higher the USDCHF is most likely moving lower. You will find if you take a EURUSD chart and a USDCHF chart of the same time frame and hold one right side up and one upside down, they will look fairly similar, this is because they are negatively correlated.
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The EURUSD is also the most widely traded pair, and therefore it carries the highest volume of all currency pairs, this also means it is the most liquid, which is another reason I prefer it over its correlated counter-parts. The EURUSD makes up about 77% of forex trading volume, next is the USDJPY at 68%, followed by the GBPUSD at 67% of the total forex trading volume
Hallo Nial, great info as usual, but wanted to add that AUD/USD is a good choice for us newbies, as it can be fairly predictable at times and more importantly it can be traded with less margin committed in mini and micro accounts, especially now that the Euro and Sterling are so high relative to the . dollar.
The difference can be employing $6555 vs $6555 of available margin, and also typically the spread is quite favorable.
Thanks for all your efforts.
I want you to develop a very close feel for the behavior of a small group of major markets, because doing so is going to improve your trading in more ways than you might think:
Fiat currency is, at its core, money that is worth what the government and free market determine it is worth. It gets its value through fiat. Every developed nation uses fiat currency , because the value can be controlled through monetary policies. Some examples of fiat currency include the American dollar , British pound, and Euro.
6. The . Dollar
First and foremost is the . dollar, which is easily the most traded currency on the planet. The USD can be found in a pair with all the other major currencies and often acts as the intermediary in triangular currency transactions. This is all because the USD acts as the unofficial global reserve currency , held by nearly every central bank and institutional investment entity in the world. (For more, see Profiting From A Weak Dollar. )
Hello Nial. Thanks for this article. I also noticed that USDCHF pair has its chart rather erratic as movements of the price are secondary after that of EURUSD. I am not going to trade USDCHF anymore.
Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information, Thing are more clear and also interesting,And increased the chances of doing right trades thank you Nail.