Charting the Major Forex Pairs: Focus on Major Currencies

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A revolutionary approach to analyzing the foreign exchange markets

All markets move in patterns. Being able to visualize and analyze those patterns can offer powerful advantages for traders in every market. Traditionally, though, technical analysis has been the preferred technique for Forex traders. In this pioneering book, Michael Archer and James Bickford expand upon the use of technical indicators by studying and charting the most commonly traded currency pairs. Featuring ...

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Overview

A revolutionary approach to analyzing the foreign exchange markets

All markets move in patterns. Being able to visualize and analyze those patterns can offer powerful advantages for traders in every market. Traditionally, though, technical analysis has been the preferred technique for Forex traders. In this pioneering book, Michael Archer and James Bickford expand upon the use of technical indicators by studying and charting the most commonly traded currency pairs. Featuring numerous historical charts generated by proprietary software and charting system, Charting the Major Forex Pairs provides Forex traders with a graphical interpretation of the markets, enabling them to instantly see patterns, and to enter into and exit positions with confidence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470120460
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2007
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series , #311
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

James L. Bickford began trading in commodity futures in the early 1980s. Since 2001, he has focused his investment efforts solely on trading spot currency pairs via online Forex dealers. Bickford's academic background is in computer science, mathematics, and statistics. By profession, he has been a software engineer for nearly three decades. Bickford is also coauthor of Getting Started in Currency Trading and The Forex Chartist Companion, both published by Wiley.

Michael Archer has been an active commodity futures and Forex trader for over thirty years. He has worked in various advisory capacities, notably as a commodity trading advisor and an SEC-registered investment advisor. Archer operates www.fxpraxis.com and is a professional Forex money manager. He is also the author of Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies and coauthor of Getting Started in Currency Trading and The Forex Chartist Companion, all published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgment.

About the Authors.

Introduction.

PART I Getting Started.

CHAPTER 1 Understanding Forex Data.

Overview.

Streaming Data.

Interval Data.

CHAPTER 2 Tools of the Trade.

Overview.

Activity.

Direction.

Absolute Range.

Midrange.

Relative Range.

Absolute Momentum.

Standard Deviation.

Coefficient of Variation.

Composite Charts.

PART II Euro Currency.

CHAPTER 3 History of the Euro Currency.

Why Trade the Euro Currency?

Historical Perspective.

Banknotes and Coins.

Euro Currency versus Euro Dollar.

CHAPTER 4 Annual Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 5 Monthly Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 6 Composite Charts.

Daily Composite Charts.

Weekly Composite Charts.

Caveat.

PART III British Pound.

CHAPTER 7 History of the Pound.

Why Trade the British Pound?

Historical Perspective.

The Gold Standard.

Banknotes and Coins.

CHAPTER 8 Annual Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 9 Monthly Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 10 Composite Charts.

Daily Composite Charts.

Weekly Composite Charts.

PART IV Swiss Franc.

CHAPTER 11 History of the Swiss Franc.

Why Trade the Swiss Franc?

Historical Perspective.

Banknotes and Coins.

CHAPTER 12 Annual Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 13 Monthly Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 14 Composite Charts.

Daily Composite Charts.

Weekly Composite Charts.

PART V Japanese Yen.

CHAPTER 15 History of the Japanese Yen.

Why Trade the Yen?

Historical Perspective.

Banknotes and Coins.

CHAPTER 16 Annual Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 17 Monthly Charts.

OHLC and Activity Charts.

Statistics.

CHAPTER 18 Composite Charts.

Daily Composite Charts.

Weekly Composite Charts.

PART VI Cross Rates.

CHAPTER 19 Cross Rates Charts.

Overview.

Monthly OHLC and Activity Charts.

Daily OHLC and Activity Charts.

Composite Activity Charts.

CHAPTER 20 Cross Rate Statistics.

Cross Rate Activity Summary.

Single Currency Activity.

PART VII Comparative Studies.

CHAPTER 21 Major Currencies and Currency Futures.

Overview.

Futures Volume and Open Interest.

Pip Differential Oscillator.

Activity versus Volume and Open Interest.

CHAPTER 22 Major Currencies and Precious Metals.

Overview.

Gold Charts.

Gold Statistics.

Silver Charts.

Silver Statistics.

Caveat.

CHAPTER 23 The Mundo Currency.

Overview.

International Currency Unit.

Mundo Calculation.

Mundo Differential Chart.

Usage.

APPENDIXES.

A. ISO Currencies Pairs.

B. Exchange Rates.

C. Global Banking Hours.

Resources.

Index.

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