Frequently
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Q1. What is FX Leaders?

FX Leaders is an information station for traders, focusing on providing traders with high-quality market analysis, in-depth insight and live market updates 24/7. We focus on forex trading, commodities, indices, and cryptocurrencies. We also provide real-time trading signals on instruments in these asset classes.

Besides our excellent trading signals, we have an extensive knowledge base for traders which includes the best forex trading course, an extensive forex trading strategies category, and our Learn Center.

Q2. What educational tools does FX Leaders provide to help improve my trading?

FX Leaders’ team of professional traders and analysts combine their market expertise to bring you the following benefits:

  • Live market updates covering the global trading sessions around the clock.
  • Top free- and premium forex, commodity, stock index, and cryptocurrency trading signals.
  • Numerous forex trading strategies.
  • A powerful Learn Center with a variety of trading concepts and info covering different financial instruments, trading platforms, investment options, forex brokers, forex trading tips, etc.
  • The FX Leaders forex trading course.
Q3. Can I use FX Leaders’ trading signals and forex trading strategies for free?

Yes, you can! To use our free forex trading signals simply visit our forex signals page where you will find details of the latest short-term and long-term trading signals in the signals terminal. We also have a premium forex signals service which offers additional benefits that include email and mobile alerts for trading signals.

FX Leaders’ forex trading strategies can be used free of charge. Visit the link above to find a variety of trading strategies including fundamental, technical, and popular forex trading strategies.

Q4. Do I need any specific educational background or forex trading experience to utilize FX Leaders’ trading education and become a winning forex trader?

You don’t need any fancy qualifications or forex trading experience to enjoy the wealth of forex trading education and services on the FX Leaders website. The sooner you start, the sooner you can become a successful and profitable forex trader.

Even if you don’t know anything about forex trading, you can quickly become involved in this amazing market. For example, inexperienced traders can easily follow our profitable forex trading signals without worrying about technical analysis or market timing. This is a great way to take advantage of the expertise of our seasoned traders and analysts while learning the details of forex trading yourself.

Q5. I would like to begin trading forex and use your trading signals. Where do I start?

You can start trading in no time by taking these simple steps:

  • Open a forex trading account with one of our recommended forex brokers.
  • Deposit your initial capital into this trading account.
  • Visit our forex signals page and copy the trade signals into your personal trading account.
Q6. I would like to be a professional forex trader. How can the FX Leaders Trading Guide for Money Makers help me to become a pro FX trader?

This powerful forex trading course offered by FX Leaders contains 11 chapters of handy trading information which covers a wide range of topics.

In this guide, you will learn basic and advanced forex trading terminology, how to apply technical and fundamental analysis, how to use all kinds of technical indicators, how to discern between different market structures, how to apply Elliot Wave theory, and much more! You will find everything you need to become a professional forex trader in our superb forex trading guide.

Q7. I’d like to start trading forex and other instruments like commodities, indices, and cryptocurrencies. I’m also interested in social/copy trading. Can you please help me to find a reliable broker?

Absolutely. Guiding prospective traders in finding the best forex broker suited to their individual needs is one of FX Leaders’ top priorities. We know that it is critical to team up with a trustworthy broker who offers reliable trade execution combined with an easy-to-use trading platform and good trading tools.

To find the right broker for your specific trading needs, take a look at our recommended brokers page where you will find exceptional forex brokers who offer competitive spreads on commodities, currencies, indices, and cryptocurrencies. Some of these brokers, like for example eToro, also facilitate social trading.

Q8. I already have a forex trading account. How can I make the most of the materials and services available from FX Leaders?

FX Leaders’ premium trading signals is a great way to start taking advantage of all we have to offer. Our premium signals offer the great advantage of being delivered to you by email and mobile alerts. By copying FX Leaders’ trading signals to your personal trading account, you can profit from trading different financial instruments whether you’re a beginner or experienced trader. Let our professional traders and analysts filter out the profitable trades for you!

Of course, we have daily forex news and live market updates by our team of superb analysts. Not to forget all the educative material we have on our website to make you a better trader.

Q9. I’m not sure which forex trading platform I should use. Do you have some good information to help me choose the right trading platform?

Yes, we do! All of our recommended brokers offer excellent trading platforms. To try out these platforms without any commitment or obligation, simply open demo accounts with the ones you favor. Whether you need a standard MT4 platform or an advanced social trading platform, we have all the information you need.

For detailed information on reliable forex trading platforms, check out our Best Forex Trading Platforms page now!

Q10. What are FX Leaders’ trading signals?

FX Leaders has a team of highly skilled traders who are expert market analysts. These traders constantly scan the forex, commodity, and other markets to find the best trading opportunities for you!

When our analysts spot good trade opportunities, they post trade ideas in the form of long- and short-term trading signals (trading alerts) in our forex signals terminal.These trading signals are posted with details such as take profit and stop loss parameters and can simply be copied into your personal trading account.

Q11. How do I use FX Leaders’ trading signals?

Using FX Leaders’ trading signals is really easy. Simply follow the trading signals as they appear in the signals terminal on our forex signals page and copy the trading signals’ parameters (stop loss and take profit orders) into your personal trading account. Here is more detailed information on how to use our profitable trading signals.

Also, you may wish to purchase the If you’d like to be notified each time a new trading signal appears in our forex signals terminal, subscribe to our premium forex signals service now!

Q12. How are FX Leaders’ trading signals determined?

FX Leaders’ team of experienced analysts and professional traders follows the financial markets around the clock, 5 days a week, searching for outstanding trade opportunities to take advantage of. By using both technical and fundamental analysis, our analysts go to great lengths to provide our users with high-probability trade signals.

Q13. What can I do to complement my experience of using your trading signals? (Is there anything I should learn to help me use your signals more efficiently?)

It is highly recommended to at least learn the basics of forex trading. When using FX Leaders’ trading signals, there are certain risk management measures you need to implement in order to preserve your investment capital. A good example of such a measure would be to limit the amount of leverage you use with our trading signals. Furthermore, a basic understanding of forex trading terminology, trade execution and management, and technical and fundamental analysis is recommended. Are you acquainted with the following trading terms: pip, leverage, stop loss, take profit, major currency pairs, long, short, trend, etc.? To learn what these are, as well as many other simple and advanced trading concepts and strategies, visit the FX Leaders Learn Center today.

Q14. What is social trading?

Social trading takes place on modern online trading platforms that facilitate both copy trading and social interaction (centred around trading/market information) between the different users of these social trading platforms.

On social trading platforms, like eToro, trade ideas and details can be shared effortlessly between members. Investors and traders can also automatically copy the trades of experienced popular investors into their trading accounts by simply allocating portions of their trading capital to these individuals.

Q15. How can I get involved in trading or investing in the forex, stock index, and commodity markets? (What are the different approaches to making money from these asset classes?)

These are the most prominent ways to tackle forex, commodities, and stock indices:

Q16. What kind of results have FX Leaders achieved with their forex trading signals?
Our team of professional traders and analysts have been pulling thousands of pips out of the markets since they first started our trading signals service. For example, in 2016 we bagged a phenomenal 4907 pips and were profitable 11 out of 12 months. Check out the FX Leaders 2016 signals report here.
Q17. How can I effectively manage the risks associated with forex trading?

One of the most powerful ways to mitigate the risks associated with forex trading is to equip yourself with concrete forex trading education. If that’s what you have in mind, you’re at exactly the right place. FX Leaders’ Learn Center is packed with valuable information regarding forex trading and investing. This includes our forex trading course, forex trading tips, forex trading strategies, forex risk management, and much more.

Another powerful way to sidestep many of the risks posed by forex trading is to follow and copy experienced traders. Whether it be applying FX Leaders’ forex trading signals or copying popular investors (copied traders) on social trading platforms, taking advantage of hardened traders’ expertise offers many advantages.

Q18. How much money can I potentially make by trading forex, stock indices, and commodities?

The sky’s the limit! These markets offer highly liquid instruments that trade in large volumes. This makes it possible for traders to execute massive trade positions with little or no slippage. This is an amazing benefit which allows the average retail trader to build a highly scalable online business that will probably never run out of buyers and sellers.

Of course, to make money in the forex, commodity, and other markets requires determination and proper trading education if you’re going to do all the trading yourself (copy trading and following FX Leaders’ trading signals is much less intensive). If you’re looking for top-class trading education, a good place to start is FX Leaders’ Learn Center.

Q19. I can’t spend hours watching forex charts every day. Is it possible to trade forex with limited time available?

It is indeed! Many successful forex traders do end-of-day trading, or long-term trading, which doesn’t require much time at all. Even with an 8-5 job, you can still achieve considerable results trading FX in this way.

Of course, there are other ways to trade forex if your time is really limited. One of these ways is to use our premium forex signals. Another way is to engage in social trading with a social broker like eToro. With social trading, the trades of experienced traders are automatically copied to your trading account. This saves you a lot of time because you don’t need to look at charts or do market analysis at all!

Q20. Is it possible to start trading forex with a small amount of money or perhaps on a practise account?

Yes, it is. You can start trading forex with as little as $100. The availability of leverage enables small traders to open micro lot (1000 of a currency pair) forex trades with less than $15. This depends on the amount of leverage your broker offers, of course.

Traders who first want to acquaint themselves with the FX market before risking their capital, can open a free demo account with one of our recommended forex brokers and practice FX trading with virtual money.

Q21. What is leverage and how can it affect my profits or losses with forex trading?
Simply put, using leverage with forex trading means that a large trade position can be controlled with a small amount of money. For example, with some forex brokers who offer 1:500 leverage, you can buy or sell 1000 units of the USD/JPY currency pair with a ‘deposit’ of $2. The notional trade size of a 1K USD/JPY position is 1000 dollars. This means that with 1:500 leverage, you only need $2 to open a position worth $1000. The remaining $998 is borrowed from the forex broker. Of course, a trader will need more than $2 to maintain this position once it is opened. Using leverage to trade forex has the potential to magnify both gains and losses. The use of excessive leverage is a major reason why beginning traders lose money in the FX market.
Q22. What are the advantages of trading forex in times of political and economic instability?

Some traders like to short (sell) stocks when instability weighs on capital markets. Although this sounds like a good idea, it carries much more risk than buying (going long) stocks. This is because the maximum payoff on a short stock trade is 100%, which occurs when its price falls to zero. On the other hand, the potential loss on a short stock trade is theoretically infinite.

Contrary to this, whether a trader goes long (buys) or shorts (sells) a currency pair, the maximum loss on both sides is 100% while the maximum gain is theoretically unlimited. Thus, whether you’re buying or selling a currency pair, you don’t face the risk-to-reward ‘imbalance’ associated with shorting stocks. This makes forex trading more flexible and less risky than trading stocks in times when stock markets are at risk. Another advantage of trading in the forex market is the immense liquidity it offers, especially with the major currency pairs.

Q23. How volatile are digital currencies?

Digital currencies, or cryptocurrencies, are extremely volatile. Although forex is volatile, cryptocurrencies are even more so. Major currencies rarely move more than 5 percent in one day. Cryptocurrencies, however, often move more than 10 percent in a single day. Our Best Cryptocurrency to Invest in 2018 recently gained 72 percent in a single day.

Q24. What leverage should I use to trade cryptocurrencies?
Cryptocurrencies, also known as digital currencies, are very volatile, so the leverage should be adjusted accordingly. If you use x10 leverage on your forex trades, then for cryptocurrency trades you must reduce the leverage by 8-10 times as the crypto market is 10 times more volatile. This means that you should trade with no leverage at all. If the volatility picks up further, you should cut your leverage even more – have fewer positions open. Don’t worry about making a good profit, there’s plenty of pips to be made in this market.
Q25. What are the trading hours of the cryptocurrency market?
The crypto market is a 24/7 market. The forex market, on the other hand, is a 24/5 market, open from Monday morning in Asia to Friday evening in the U.S.
Q26. What daily opportunities do the FX Leaders analysts provide?
FX Leaders provides daily trading opportunities on forex, commodities, indices, and the cryptocurrencies. Our area of expertise includes; real-time forex signals, live market updates 24/7, trade ideas and market analysis.
Q27. Is your signal system automated or do you generate signals manually?
FX Leaders signals are provided live by our forex experts. Lead by Skerdian Meta, our team of experts are experienced analysts and traders that scan the markets and provide up-to-date market analysis, trade ideas, and trade signals. Our analysts cover the forex market as well as cryptocurrencies, indices and commodities.
Q28. Do you trade the Aussie (Australian Dollar) and the Kiwi (New Zealand Dollar)?
We trade all of the commodity currencies, especially against the U.S. dollar. After all, the AUD/USD and NZD/USD are forex majors. We like trading them and open many trades on them as they are sometimes easier to predict.
Q29. Which is a better indicator, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) or stochastics?
There is no such thing as a better indicator. There are numerous technical indicators, at least 10 of them are good to use for technical analysis including the RSI and stochastics. We work with the RSI indicator, as we are used to it but this should not detract from the stochastic.
Q30. How would you trade the EUR/USD? What strategies would you use? Would you buy or sell it?
We use both technical and fundamental strategies when trading forex pairs. The EUR/USD is the main major pair and it reacts well to fundamental and technical events. So, we combine a number of technical and fundamental indicators from an arsenal of strategies in order to provide the best forex signals for this pair.
Q31. In what direction do you think the US Dollar will go in the next couple of weeks?

Nothing is 100% sure in forex, that’s why it’s a tough business. But profits are there to be made if you know how to analyze the markets.

When looking at the longer time frames, like the daily and weekly charts, the U.S. Dollar is trending lower against most of its counterparts. Consequently, the U.S. Dollar Index is in an established downtrend.

As long as this index remains below certain important moving averages (e.g. the 200-day moving average), there is no reason to fight the prevailing downtrend. An important support level has also been broken on the U.S. Dollar Index late in 2017 and this same level could act as resistance in the near future.

The most probable market direction for the dollar is lower and hence we remain bearish going into 2018.

Q32. What is the best way to trade Bitcoin?
As with most cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin has been in a long-term bullish trend since it’s inception. The trend has been getting stronger, so the way to trade Bitcoin is to go long (buy) with minimal leverage. It’s always recommended to wait for a decent pullback and only then open a position. With Bitcoin a buy and hold approach could be interesting.
Q33. What is blockchain? How does it work and why is it so important for cryptocurrencies?

A blockchain is a public distributed digital ledger which keeps account of transactions in a decentralized fashion. The ledger is updated in real-time and all parties have a copy of this ledger. Cryptocurrency transactions are grouped together in blocks and added to the blockchain chronologically. Entries in the blockchain ledger cannot be altered retroactively because it would necessitate all the subsequent blocks to be altered and would require the cooperation of the different parties in the network.

With these aspects in mind, blockchain technology is an excellent solution to facilitate the decentralized, peer-to-peer nature of numerous cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.

Q34. What is the best approach for trading cryptocurrencies? Which strategies would you recommend?
Due to the powerful uptrend in which the most prominent cryptocurrencies find themselves, a buy-and-hold approach has outperformed most other trading strategies. When applying conservative money management, a ‘buy-and-hold’ cryptocurrency trading/investing strategy is a great option because of its simplicity and excellent performance. It’s really important to know that unleveraged crypto trading is your safest option.
Q35. Can cryptocurrencies be copy-traded? And do you know of a good cryptocurrency social broker?
Absolutely! Like all other traded assets cryptocurrencies can be copy-traded. Take a look at our eToro cryptocurrency review.. eToro is the world’s largest social broker and currently offers 7 different cryptocurrencies and allows you to copy numerous popular investors’ crypto (and other) trades for free.
Q36. Is it possible to get notifications from you when you issue trading signals?
Yes. With an FX Leaders premium signals account, you get instant sound, mobile, and email notifications to ensure that you never miss a trade again.