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Economic News Calendar Tool
One of the most useful and popular tools for the forex trader is the economic news calendar. This list provides traders with the future market consensus, as well as previously released outcomes, for key economic data and relevant geopolitical events. It also usually lists the timing of central bank policy statements, monetary policymaker speeches and elections.

This important forex trading tool is of special interest to fundamental analysts. Economic calendars are typically offered by forex brokers and financial news websites. They generally consist of a listing of all future fundamental economic releases that will affect the valuation of a nation’s currency. This vital fundamental information is usually available on most online calendars one or two weeks in advance of the releases listed.

Most published economic calendars include the type of release, such as the Unemployment Rate for example, as well as what the previously released outcome was and the market’s consensus expectation for the upcoming release. In addition, the type of release will generally be coded in some way depending on whether it has a significant impact, a medium impact, a light impact or no impact at all.


The Currency Correlation Tool
Because the foreign exchange market is made up of multiple pairs of currencies, known and calculable correlations exist between currencies, which can be positive or negative, with correlations typically being more prominent in some pairs than in others.

For example, the Swiss Franc generally has a positive correlation with the Euro. Therefore, USD/CHF will have a negative or inverse correlation to EUR/USD most of the time, which means that those two currency pairs will typically move in opposite directions.


Pip Calculator Tool
Working with amounts expressed in foreign currencies can be somewhat confusing if one is not familiar with the pip valuation system. A “pip” is the lowest trading unit for a currency pair, and it is usually worth a different amount depending on the base currency and the counter currency involved.

A currency pip calculator is a forex trading tool that allows the trader to determine the amount a pip is worth based on the size of their position in their local currency. A typical pip calculator might also show the pip value for a specified currency pair based a Standard lot of 100,000 units, a Mini lot of 10,000 units, and a Micro lot of 1,000 units.

For example, a major currency pair, such as the EUR/USD pair, is conventionally expressed in U.S. Dollars per Euro. If this currency pair is trading at 1.0000, then the value of a single pip or 0.0001 U.S. Dollars/Euro, on a Standard Lot of 100,000 Euros would be worth 10.00 USD.


Broker Spread Comparison Tool
One of the most important elements that spread sensitive traders tend to examine before selecting a forex broker is their typical dealing spreads. A tight dealing spread is always preferred by traders, since getting in and out of positions can be considerably less costly if a trader is able to execute their trades at the better exchange rates generally offered by a tighter spread.


Money Management & Risk Management
A trader should choose to reduce position sizes in currency pairs with higher volatility to reduce risk as part of their overall money and risk management strategy.


Demo account
Traders can open a Demo account and practice trading techniques and increase the accuracy before actually trading on a Real account with Real money.

Keeping a Trade Journal
It helps in keeping a record of all trades, helps a trader hone and refine their trading, learning from mistakes and examining ways to avoid them in future.

Binary option Trading Tools

Binary options trading is one of the most technically advanced types of financial trading. From the very beginning, binary options were based on internet technology and dependable on technological advance. This type of trading was developed in the internet age and there was no need to adjust it to new technologies like some other types of trading, but some old techniques and tools are still used for market analysis.
Many traders neglect the importance of all possibilities the modern trading platforms provide. Platforms are nowadays equipped with trading instruments, tools and features that can help traders increase their profit, but only if they know how to use them. Following the chart available in platform doesn’t provide enough information for successful trading, as traders must know how to analyze it. That’s when tools come into scene.
Here is the list of 5 most important tools that can help traders maximize their opportunities in binary options trading.

Candlesticks charts
There are many charts that are used for financial trading, and candlesticks are among most popular and most useful ones. Candlesticks were developed by Homma Munehisa, rice trader from Japan. Besides creating candlesticks technique, he was also among the first to recognize the importance of psychology in trading in his book “The Fountain of Gold – The Three Monkey Record of Money”.

Every candlestick represents certain time frame (like one day), and their color represents the direction. White or green candlesticks are a sign that the price goes up while black or red color stands for downward direction.
Every candlestick has two parts – body and wick. The longer the wick, the bigger the chances that market will move in the opposite direction. This information can be used as a signal, but is better to confirm the information by using other tools as well. Candlesticks should be used as part of the analysis prior to the trade execution.


Support and resistance levels
No matter what type of chart trader is using, support and resistance levels are of crucial importance. Chart can be in shape of candlestick, lines etc., but there are two lines that can change the direction of entire process. Resistance and support lines should be seen as possible limits in market movements.

Resistance level or line is a line that is placed on the top of the chart. It shows the highest values over the selected time frame. This line basically resists the urge of the trend to break it. The support line is on the bottom of the chart and is calculated based on lowest price values. It supports the uptrend.
Here is an example. Trader wants to trade binary options on certain asset whose price maximum, in certain period of time never crossed $50. This means that $50 can be considered resistance level. After the price of the asset is getting closer to $50, there are bigger chances it will change the direction, and trader should invest in put options.


Rollover and DoubleUp
These two tools should be used after the purchase is made. Sometimes traders place reckless trades, but sometimes market takes an unexpected turn. Even though binary options are considered to be one of the safest types of financial trading, there is no 100% guarantee of success. Reason for this is that it can happen that events outside financial sector influence the market (war, natural disasters etc.). In cases when things are going differently from the plan, there is still a chance to make a profit. Rollover allows a trader to extend the expiry time. This can be useful when a trader knows he made the right decision and that it takes just a bit more time to achieve profit. DoubleUp is another useful tool that can be used to increase profit. It can be used in case when trader believes the adverse price is not here to stay, he chooses to double the investment, but also double the profit in case of success.

Sell and Buy

Brokers are really doing their best to provide full service to their traders. As the competition in the binary industry is getting bigger and bigger, brokers are forced to provide more and more useful tools. Such tools are sell and buy, but traders are sometimes intimidated by their strong names.
The logic behind these tools is easy and simple. A trader buys an option for $10, but the price movement takes an unexpected turn. The trader can use sell tool in order to gain part of the investment back. In the case the trade really ends the wrong way, the trader didn’t lose entire sum, but only part of it, and still has, let’s say $6 from the investment.
On the other side of the planet, there is a trader that believes that this is a valuable trade that will end up in profit. He buys it and continues to trade with it.

Demo Account
Many lines of text are written about demo accounts. And while the demo account is not a tool per se, it can be considered one as nothing helps traders improve their trading as it does. Demo account is the best tool for learning binary options trading.
Demo accounts are equipped with same tools, assets and options types as a real trading platform. They help inexperienced traders to learn how to use various tools but experienced traders can profit from it as well. For example, they can test their strategies and analysis, and that way, optimize their trading results and achieve better profits. All this can be done by using virtual funds provided with the account. Those funds are not real profit but act as the real money on the demo account. Traders can multiply the funds, or lose them, depending on their skills, but the real money will stay intact. Such accounts are usually limited to a certain period of time, usually seven days. It is still a great opportunity for all binary options traders to become more successful in the trading process. After the demo trading has been experienced, trading on real money platform should be more successful and pleasant experience.

Cryptocurrencies Trading Tools

Here is the list of Cryptocurrencies Trading Tools.

Bitcoins Trading Tools

Top 3 best tools for getting started trading with Bitcoin:

Coinbase – The easiest way to buy Bitcoin
Coinbase has raised over $100M in venture funding from angels and VC’s. They’re a highly-trusted digital wallet service that allows you to buy and sell Bitcoin. They make it really easy for the average person to get started with digital currencies. In fact, you can link your Coinbase account to your checking account and quickly transfer money to and from the exchange.

Bitfinex – A very liquid exchange with the ability to short Bitcoin
Bitfinex is one of the best places for shorting Bitcoin. Aside from a few technical glitches in the past, this exchange is a reliable place for active traders. They consistently rank as one of the top exchanges by trading volume for the U.S. dollar.

Poloniex – The best place to trade altcoins
Poloniex is a newer exchange that gained popularity because they offering margin trading and shorting on many of the most popular altcoins. This is actually the first place I started trading Ethereum, and thanks to Poloniex was able to catch Ethereum’s first massive bull market.