Top 10 2017: Educational Articles, Analysis Contributors and Economic Events

As one of our traditions, our Top 10 is back! Today we want to share with you our most read Educational Articles and our most checked events in our Economic Calendar. Have a look!


    1. Top 10 Chart Patterns Every Trader Should Know by Colibri Trader.
      In this article, Colibri Trader provides a Guide to the top Chart Patterns for trading.
    2. Pre – Market Trading Opportunity by Sam Seiden.
      Sam talks about a simple profit-yielding strategy for everyday use.
    3. Five tips to improve your day trading by Marco Mayer.
      The expert talks about how reducing the frequency of your trades can profoundly improve your results.
    4. Trading with Heikin-Ashi, A simple high low breakout method by John Benjamin.
      John Benjamin from Orbex discusses a strategy using Heiken-Ashi candles.
    5. MACD- How to Use It and More by Colibri Trader.
      In this article, Colibri Trader walks us through one of the most popular trading indicators out there- the MACD.
    6. 5 fundamental events every serious trader should know about by Colibri Trader.
      Colibri talks about volatility-providing events every trader should be aware of.
    7. Predicting Big Market Moves by Sam Seiden.
      In this video, the expert talks about his main interest when trading: catching the big ones!
    8. Incorporating Fibonacci Retracement in your Existing Trading Strategy by Adinah Brown.
      In this article, Adinah speaks about ways of adding Fibonacci retracements to your existing strategy.
    9. Self-Mastery: How to Stay Calm and Disciplined When the Money is Real by Randee Howell.
      Rande Howell from Traders State of Mind walks us through ways of keeping your wits and being more discipline when trading.
    10. Invest in Yourself by Axel Merk.
      The Forex expert gives us valuable advice on how life can be better with 2 simple habits.


  1. Slobodan Drvenica
    An industry veteran with over 22 years’ experience, Slobodan Drvenica joined Windsor Brokers in 1995 when he was an active trader for more than 10 years, managing the trading desk and own account departments. During the past decade, he has been heading the analysis department and specializes in FX and commodities.
  2. Jim Langlands – FX Charts
    Jim Langlands began his trading career in the commodities markets in London in 1976, before moving to Australia in 1979 to work as a floor trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange.
  3. Dukascopy Bank Team
    Dukascopy Bank SA offers direct access to the Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace. This marketplace provides the largest pool of ECN spot forex liquidity available for banks, hedge funds, other institutions and investors.
  4. RoboForex Team
    The RoboForex Team is a group of professional financial experts with high experience on the financial market, whose main purpose is to provide traders with quality and up-to-date market information. Their reviews help readers to get a omprehensive technical analysis of the most liquid assets on currency and commodity markets.
  5. Kathy Lien – BK Asset Management
    Having graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Ms. Kathy Lien has more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on currencies. Her career started at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange and later in the cross markets proprietary trading group where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures.
  6. AceTrader Team
    Led by world-renowned technical analyst Wilson Leung, we have a team of 7 analysts monitoring the market and updating our recommendations and commentaries 24 hours a day. We provide genuine real-time forex market commentaries and trading recommendations to both Reuters and Internet users in over 60 countries around the world.
  7. Yann Quelenn – Swissquote Bank SA
    Yann Quelenn is a Market Analyst at Swissquote Bank with strong technical and financial background. Previously, he worked as FX Trader at Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild and as Portfolio Manager at Polaris Investment in Luxembourg. Yann has a Master in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management from Università Bocconi, Italy.
  8. Gregor Horvat – EW Forecast
    Grega is based in Slovenia and has been involved in markets since 2003. He is the owner of, but before that, he was working for Capital Forex Group and His feature articles have been published on,, Action Forex, Forex TV, Istockanalyst, ForexFactory,,, etc. He recently won the award on for Best Forex Analysis in 2016. At he helps clients and educates them about the Elliott Wave principle and how to label and track unfolding patterns in real time. His approach to the markets is mainly technical. He uses a lot of different methods when analysing the markets such as candlestick patterns, MA, technical indicators, etc. His speciality however is Elliott Wave Theory which could be very helpful especially if you know how to use it in combination with other tools/indicators.
  9. Richard Perry – Hantec Markets
    Richard Perry, Market Analyst at Hantec Markets, has worked in the city of London for 13 years. Originally trained in the art of technical analysis, he has since developed to become a strategist with great experience of FX majors and equity markets. Richard now provides research and strategy on Foreign Exchange, CFDs and Bullion for Hantec Markets’ clients. He can regularly be seen commentating on CNBC and various news websites such as Reuters and Market Watch. Richard is a graduate from Reading University, and has a distinction in the Society of Technical Analysts diploma and is also an MCSI.
  10. Fawad Razaqzada –
    Fawad Razaqzada is’s technical analyst based in London. He entered the FX market in early 2010. Having graduated from Brunel University with a degree in economics, and mentored by some of the industry’s leading experts, he has an excellent understanding of the fundamental drivers of the markets. But it is his unique ability to predict price moves using technical analysis that has made him popular amongst his peers. Fawad is regularly quoted in the leading financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Market Watch, FT and Associated Press. On a day to day basis, Fawad produces and delivers market commentary and research for, with an emphasis on technical analysis. Fawad also trades on his own account.


US Nonfarm Payrolls retained the top one of most viewed reports for another year, despite the employment sector in the US hitting its best year since the 2008 crisis. The incredible job numbers helped improve the mood in the markets despite inflation not really showing its head.

Slowly growing inflation, with most economies picking up some very mild steam this year, has given Central Banks some air. Only UK citizens are starting to feel some inflationary pressures.

Another surprise this year came by the hand of oil. OPEC and the biggest oil-producing economies reached an agreement that has seen oil build on last year’s recovery to probably close the year around $65.

  1. US NFP
  2. Fed Interest Rate Decision – United States 
  3. API Weekly Crude Oil Stock – United States
  4. BoJ Interest Rate Decision – Japan
  5. BoE Interest Rate Decision – United Kingdom
  6. EIA Crude Oil Stocks change – United States
  7. ECB President Draghi’s Speech – European Monetary Union
  8. BOE’s Governor Carney speech – United Kingdom
  9. ECB Interest Rate Decision – European Monetary Union
  10. Fed’s Yellen Speech – United States

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