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As the pound continues to fall against the US dollar (USD), many traders are turning to foreign currencies for investment. However, before you decide to invest in any one particular currency, it’s important that you understand how to read a Forex chart and interpret it correctly.
In general terms, there are two major indicators that you should look for in a Forex chart. One is called the RSI (Reverse Correlated Time and Price) indicator. This gauge basically shows you how strongly correlated (or closely related) two or more time periods in the chart are. For instance, if the chart shows a spike in the RSI value, this means that the strength of price action in that particular period was incredibly strong.
The second type of Forex indicator is known as the MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The MACD is particularly useful when the value of the moving average increases, as it suggests that the market has a bullish outlook on the horizon. On the other hand, when the MACD value falls, this indicates that the market may be entering into a bearish position. These types of indicators also work well in conjunction with the RSI indicator mentioned above, so this makes them extremely valuable in helping traders identify whether they should enter or exit a particular trade based on market movement.
So, why are these types of indicators helpful for traders? To understand why, it helps to know what actually causes the fluctuations in the prices of the different currencies.
The price of each currency is determined by three things: supply, demand and economy. The supply of currencies is determined by the countries in which they are made and their ability to make them; the demand is determined by the economic situation and the overall economic health of a country. Lastly, the economy is determined by the government’s policies and actions.
Supply of currency – basically, the supply of currency is measured by the number of currency units, which are being produced. If there is less demand for a currency than there is supply, the price will decrease in relation to the USD.
Demand – in relation to supply, it refers to how many people want a particular currency. When demand is low, the price will increase because fewer people are willing to purchase it. Conversely, when demand is high, the price will decrease because fewer people are selling it.
Economy – this part of the chart is where the indicators start to get a little confusing, because the correlation between supply and demand are not always perfect. So if the supply of currency is very high, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a good economy, even though demand is high. For example, there could be high supply of gold, but very little demand for it, which could mean that investors would rather invest in other assets such as shares.
So when trying to determine whether or not the value of a particular currency is going to move up or down, it’s important to understand the importance of supply and demand. You can find a lot of useful information about the price and movement of currencies on the Internet, including a lot of charts and graphs of past market movements.
There are a couple of things that you can do to help you get an idea of what the supply and demand of currency are like for any particular time in the future. One way is to look at historical data such as the number of changes in the supply of currency over the last five years, and compare that to the amount of changes in the demand of the same currency over the same period of time, and then use this information to figure out which way the value of a currency has been moving over time.
Another useful tool is to look at some online tools that are designed to help you predict what will happen next and how a particular currency is likely to change in relation to the others in the same pair. They have a fairly strong track record of success and you’ll usually get good results using them. Some of them are free while others require a small fee, so check them out first before investing any money.
Of course, there is another thing you can do, which is to use technical analysis. A trader can look at the charts to find out if there are any patterns in the way the price of currency changes over time. This is particularly useful when it comes to predicting future movements in the value of currencies, since this is something which can be influenced by external factors.