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Module 1
What is forex?Forex is Foreign exchange.It is the opportunity to trade two currencies against each other. If you think one currency will be stronger versus the other, and you end up correct, then you can make a profit. If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you usually had to find a currency exchange booth at the airport, and then exchange the money you have in your wallet into the currency of the country you are visiting.The foreign exchange market, which is usually known as “forex” or “FX,” is the largest financial market in the world. The Forex market is a global, decentralized market where the world’s currencies change hands. Exchange rates change every second so the market is constantly moving. Most of the currency transactions that occur in the global foreign exchange market are bought (and sold) for speculative reasons. Currency traders (also known as currency speculators) buy currencies hoping that they will be able to sell them at a higher price in the future.
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Forex Trading Basics Level 1 (Free)
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    Relative Strength Index

    RSI

    Relative Strength Index, or RSI, is a popular indicator developed by a technical analyst named J. Welles Wilder, that helps traders evaluate the strength of the current market. RSI is similar to Stochastic in that it identifies overbought and oversold conditions in the market. It is also scaled from 0 to 100. Typically, readings of 30 or lower indicate oversold market conditions and an increase in the possibility of price strengthening (going up). Some traders interpret an oversold currency pair as an indication that the falling trend is likely to reverse, which means it’s an opportunity to buy. Readings of 70 or higher indicate overbought conditions and an increase in the possibility of price weakening (going down). Some traders interpret an overbought currency pair as an indication that the rising trend is likely to reverse, which means it’s an opportunity to sell.

    RSI can be used just like the Stochastic indicator. We can use it to pick potential tops and bottoms depending on whether the market is overbought or oversold. RSI is a very popular tool because it can also be used to confirm trend formations. If you think a trend is forming, take a quick look at the RSI and look at whether it is above or below 50. If you are looking at a possible UPTREND, then make sure the RSI is above 50. If you are looking at a possible DOWNTREND, then make sure the RSI is below 50. To avoid fakeouts, we can wait for RSI to cross below 50 to confirm our trend. Sure enough, as the RSI passes below 50, it is a good confirmation that a downtrend has actually formed.