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Steve Connell

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Steve Connell spent over 17 years working in the finance sector and has experience in a range of financial markets from foreign exchange, commodities to options and futures.
Breakout on volatility squeeze


Breakout trading is a profitable strategy that's often used by professional Forex traders, however dealing with failed breaks is one of the biggest problems faced.

The yield curve shape at different point in the economic cycle


Yield curves for a currency pair can reveal a wealth of valuable information. They tell you the expectations for the economies and the interest cycle.


There's a widely held view that trade deficits are bad for a currency and surpluses are good. But is this really true? What does it mean when a country has a trade deficit?


The Foreign Exchange market could be in for a major shakeup. There has been increasing concern at how easily foreign exchange dealing is open to abuse, especially around the fixings.


Because interest rates and the debt markets have such a significant effect in forex, it pays to keep a close eye on them. It isn’t enough just to wait for the announcements and guidance from central banks.

Carry trading: Short duration strategy


In tactical carry trading, short-term "technical" trades are entered in the direction of carry interest. This allows interest income to be accrued.

Carry Income example


A profitable carry trade involves selecting the right combination of currency pair and broker. This article looks at the factors a trader must consider.

Trading economic calendar


If you’ve ever tried to trade on the economic calendar, you’ll know just how demanding and frustrating it can be. In fact, many avoid...


An Anti Martingale system does what many traders think is more logical. “Martingale in reverse” hangs on to winning trades, and drops losers. If that sounds better, read on.

Learning Martingale trading system


Martingale: What is it and how does it work? In this post, I talk about the strategy, it’s strengths, risks and how it’s best used in the real world.