FTG Blog - ETFs Are the New Bond Kings

ETFs Are the New Bond Kings

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are transforming debt markets as big investors use them in ways considered crazy a few short years ago. Leighton Shantz had barely begun managing part of the $26 billion pension fund for Texas state employees when he got a crazy idea. Read more

FTG Blog - The Forex Industry Makes 4.5 Trillion Euros A Day – Learn How to Trade with FTG’s Live Trading One-on-One Sessions

The Forex Industry Makes 4.5 Trillion Euros A Day – Learn How to Trade with FTG’s Live Trading One-on-One Sessions

Learn How to Trade Forex with FTG’s Live Trading One-on-One Sessions. Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where the entire world’s currencies trade. Currencies are important to most people around the world, whether they realize it or not, because currencies need to be exchanged in order to conduct foreign trade and business. With over 4.5 trillion euros’ worth of currencies traded globally every day, the foreign exchange market is the most traded in the world, making it a highly liquid and dynamic market.

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FTG Blog - Trading Forex LIVE One-on-One with a Professional FTG Trader

Trading Forex LIVE One-on-One with a Professional FTG Trader

Are you interested in trading like a pro? If so, consider learning LIVE One-on-One with one of FTG’s experienced traders. Our carefully selected group know the markets well and have been trading Forex successfully for many years and we have plenty to teach you about the markets, Forex, as well as lead your development as a trader. Being a successful trader is much more than having a winning strategy. It is essentially a state of mind and a lifestyle and more over you’d be surprised how this experience can change your trading habits.

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FTG Blog - Millionaire traders; what you can learn from them

Millionaire traders; what you can learn from them

Learning from millionaire traders is a no-brainer, if you want to do something to the best of your ability, learn from people who do well at what you want to do. If you’re a trader, or aspire to be one, then study the lessons offered by people who have been or are successful in the markets. Trading can be difficult, as almost everyone who’s ever tried it can relate to this. Winning one or two trades is relatively easy, but consistently winning many trades is a much harder task. A certain strategic and methodical approach is required if you want to make money in the markets.

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FTG Blog - Trading challenges; learn to run before you can jump

Trading challenges; learn to run before you can jump

Why do people want to pursue careers in trading? The benefits of course! The hopes of becoming wealthier would tantalise anyone into trying out the trading scene. So one makes this decision based on the end result of financial gain. Sounds simple enough? Not quite, you need to understand the trading challenges involved.

Becoming a successful trader requires restraint and the ability to overcome the challenges involved. Simply stepping into the world of trading is not going to get you very far, if anything the risk of ruining your savings account and developing a bruised ego is quite high.

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FTG Blog - Try trading communities

Are you caught in a circle? Try trading communities.

Are you in the right circle of friends? It’s important to surround yourself with the right type of people, and to most, many don’t realise this until it’s too late. Simple habits will dictate who you hang around with, for example, if you want to be healthy fit and happy, then spend more time with other individuals that share the same outlook on health matters. If you want to be smart then interacting with smart people will help, such is the harsh reality. If you want to be a more successful trader then there are trading communities you can join.

This brings us to why financial trading communities are so important; in most cases this component is missing other than a financial advisor.

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The Bond and Stock Correlation

Credit markets are not very well understood. In the futures market, these encompass all debt instruments such as Bonds, Notes, and U.S. Treasury Bills, and are not limited to derivatives of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury. Debt instruments can be either long-term obligations or short-term obligations. Short-term debt instruments, both personal and corporate, come in the form of obligations expected to be repaid within one calendar year. Long-term debt instruments are obligations due in one year or more, normally repaid through periodic instalment payments. German treasuries can also be traded in the U.S. on the Eurex exchange. The Bund has the maturity of 10 years, the Boble has 5, and the shortest is the Schatz with 1 year. These government bonds trade on the Eurex market, and they all have their own characteristics. They are each different in terms of liquidity, speed, volatility, but they all tend to move in correlation, one leading the other 2.

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FTG Blog - The Importance of Trading Psychology and Discipline

The Importance of Trading Psychology and Discipline

Trading psychology is not a scary topic. If your aim is to become a successful trader in today’s financial markets then you’ll need to have the necessary characteristics and skills. A trader needs to be knowledgeable in the inner workings of a company; its fundamentals and the ability to determine trend directions, but the ability to control emotions and maintain even discipline are a few other key ingredients that are required.

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