The Beginner’s Guide

Trading

Discover the basics of trading, the most popular & relevant tools of analysis and our experts’advices.

Fibonacci retracements

Leonardo FIBONACCI was an Italian mathematician who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries ((1175 - 1250). He is known to have highlighted the famous Fibonacci sequence. The sequence of fibonacci numbers is, after 0 and 1, a sequence in which each new digit is the sum...

Reading a chart

Japanese candlesticks Japanese candlesticks were invented in the 1600s to follow the evolution of rice prices in what was then the first market on the planet. They were later popularized by Steve NISON. A candlestick represents a unit of time. The reading is carried...

Support and Resistance

How to trace the supports and resistances in trading? The first and certainly one of the most essential thing to understand is that you have to trade prices. This implies the existence of different levels on the market. These levels are called ''supports'' and...
Risk Reward & WinRate

Risk Reward & WinRate

There are two ways to earn in trading. The first, mainly used by swing / intraday traders, is the positive risk / reward ratio. Intraday traders, and especially swing traders, generally enter into positions with the highest possible ratios. The second is the winrate...

Bollinger Bands

Bollinger Bands

What are Bollinger bands John Bollinger, an American writer, and financial analyst is best known for his technical indicator, the Bollinger Bands, that measures whether prices move too far from a moving average, and therefore from a volatility indicator. There are 3...

Moving averages

Moving averages

What is the moving average? Very present in technical analysis and indicator par excellence for trend monitoring, moving averages make it possible to gauge the current trend and measure its extent. There are different types of moving averages, the main ones being the...

The momentum

The momentum

What is momentum? A key indicator of technical analysis, it belongs to the oscillator family and makes it possible to measure the strength of price movements. Its calculation is very simple. Momentum = Closing of the price of the period - Closing of the period n...

Dow’s Theory

Dow’s Theory

Charles Dow, author of the most famous stock market information company Dow Jones and Company and the world famous Wall Street Journal, he also gave his name to a theory : the Dow’s theory.   This theory identifies three main trends : - The primary trend that...

Stochastic

Stochastic

What is Stochastic? This indicator developed by George C. Lane in the 1950s compares the closing price to the difference in the same value over a period of time. Composed of two lines, the first one, blue, is called the numerical stochastic noted ''%K'' set by default...

On Balance Volume (OBV)

On Balance Volume (OBV)

What is OBV? The OBV or On Balance Volume is an open-ended indicator related to prices and volumes.  Developed by the American Joseph Granville, who used to say that volumes are in trading ''the steam that makes the train whistle'', this indicator makes it possible to...

Fibonacci retracements

Fibonacci retracements

What is the retracement of Fibonacci? Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries ((1175 - 1250). He is known to have highlighted the famous Fibonacci sequence. The sequence of Fibonacci numbers is, after 0 and 1, a...

Fibonacci extensions

Fibonacci extensions

Fibonacci extensions are the opposite of Fibonacci retracements. While retracements ''retrace'' the price of the main movement and are therefore between 0% and 100% (full and total retracement), extensions to the opposite extend the previous movement beyond 100%....

Pivot point

Pivot point

What is the pivot point? Pivots are a technique widely used in financial markets. The objective of the pivot points is to determine areas that will serve as psychological thresholds (support and resistance) for the prices. These pivotal points are generally calculated...

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