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An Overview Of Forex Indicators And Charts

Author : Johnsons Daved

Technical indicators are nothing more than data points plotted on charts and algorithms used to calculate the value of a currency. Technical indicators or observations from forex technical analysis help the trader or investor to interpret the price movement of a particular currency and help determine if the price movement is strong or there is possibility of it being reversed.

Interpreting the data collected on forex charts is a critical component to being a successful forex trader. A forex chart is plotted for a currency pair such as the USD/EUR or GBP/JPY and shows the movement of the currencies concerned against one another over a period of time. Forex charts are helpful because they paint a clear and simple to read picture of just how a pair of currencies is doing and you can see at a glance if a currency is strengthening or weakening so that you can act as necessary.

The choice of a time frame for a forex chart is also important as a short time scale can help you to see minor trends while a long time scale can help you to identify longer term trends. Having access to suitable forex trading software that provides detailed charts that are continuously being updated in real time is an essential tool for the more experienced trader. Being able to easily and quickly watch the progress of a wide variety of currency pairings means that you are much less likely to miss investment opportunities.

Both the technical and fundamental forex traders use Forex charts. The technical trader analyzes the "micro" movements, trying to match the actual occurrence with known patterns. The fundamental trader on the other hand tries to find correlation between the trend seen on the chart and "macro" events occurring parallel to that like (political and other events).

As you can imagine, reading and understanding forex charts can get confusing for the inexperienced trader. You can get most charts as part of a subscription service, and most provide twenty four hour access to the most up-to-date forex charts covering a wide range of different currencies. Because technical analysis is such a popular method of forecasting and predicting movements in the forex market, there are many services available online.

If you would like to become more proficient in Forex chart techniques, join a service that provides charts via the Internet, and assistance in reading and analyzing the chart information, this can be very helpful and profitable in the end.

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