Cate Cook

Cate Cook

Cate is a journalist by profession who started trading shares in 2008, after which she became a fulltime CFD day trader for more than 10 years. She now combines her passions for writing and trading at MarketMates. Join the blog to get the latest articles from Cate.

Latest articles by Cate

  • How to Read Price Charts for Traders

    June 12, 2024

    Learning to read trading charts is one of the most fundamental skills every new trader will have to master.They are not just a record of the price movement of a particular asset. They can tell an entire complex story about the price history of that asset on one screen. That...

  • How to Trade Breakouts Using Indicators

    June 12, 2024

    Price breakouts are pivotal events in technical analysis, occurring when the price of an asset breaches a significant level of support or resistance on a chart pattern.These breakouts often signal a potential shift in market sentiment, and can provide valuable trading opportunities.In this lesson we’re going to look at how...

  • Complete Guide on How to Use Bollinger Bands

    June 6, 2024

    Among the numerous technical indicators available, Bollinger Bands are one of the most popular.They are a useful and powerful tool for analysing market volatility, identifying trends, and spotting potential trade entry points. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about Bollinger Bands, from their origins and calculation,...

  • How to Trade Breakouts Using Chart Patterns

    June 6, 2024

    Being able to spot breakout patterns is vital for every trader, no matter what or how you want to trade.It’s an important step in every trader’s journey towards trading success.This journey starts with recognising the diverse forms that price breakouts can take.Price breakout patterns are like signposts to traders, indicating...

  • How Does Shorting Work in Forex? Understanding the Basics

    May 24, 2024

    Shorting, also known as selling short or going short, is a trading strategy used by investors to profit from the decline in the price of an asset.While shorting is commonly associated with stock trading, it is also possible to short currencies in the forex market.In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore...

  • What does Overbought and Oversold Mean for Traders?

    May 27, 2024

    The terms ‘overbought’ and ‘oversold’ are commonly used in the trading world.In this lesson, I take a deep dive into overbought and oversold market conditions, and explain exactly what they mean and how to trade them.I explain how to use indicators to recognise these market conditions, and look at some...

  • Candlestick Chart Patterns: Essential Guide for Traders 

    June 4, 2024

    Reading trading charts is an essential skill for all successful traders.First you need to understand what individual candlesticks are telling you.Then you need to understand what the combinations of candlesticks signify when they appear together in certain patterns.In this lesson we dive deep into candlestick chart patterns to help you...

  • Trend Analysis and Trend Trading Strategies

    May 22, 2024

    Understanding price trends is fundamental to successful trading. Trends are a key concept in technical analysis, which involves analysing historical price data to forecast future price movements.   Recognising and understanding price trends enables traders to identify potential trading opportunities and to manage risk effectively. In this lesson, we look at price trend analysis,...

  • How to Use Moving Averages: Guide for Traders

    May 29, 2024

    Moving averages are a fundamental technical analysis tool used by traders to smooth out price data by creating a constantly updated average price.They are called ‘moving’ because they provide the latest average price, while also accounting for past data points, making them dynamic indicators.They are used extensively by CFD and...

  • The 12 Best Indicators for Forex Trading

    May 22, 2024

    Indicators are graphical or mathematical tools used by traders to analyse price data and identify potential trends or patterns in financial markets.It doesn’t matter what asset you are looking at, chart indicators remain the same, no matter what financial asset you choose to trade.That means you can use the same...

  • Is Forex Halal or Haram? 

    May 22, 2024

    Whether forex trading is halal or haram in Islam is a matter of debate among Islamic scholars.There is no simple consensus on the issue, and there are valid arguments to be made on both sides.Here we take a look at some of the many issues that Muslims may face when...

  • What Are Pips? Complete Guide To Forex Pips

    May 28, 2024

    One of the most fundamental concepts to grasp in forex trading is ‘pips. Pips play a crucial role in determining profits, losses, and overall trade management in the forex market. In this article, we take a hard look at what pips are, their significance, and how to calculate their value...

  • Trading Forex vs Stocks: What’s Right for You?

    May 22, 2024

    Are you just starting on your trading journey, and want to know what’s better to trade, forex or stocks?In this handy comparison guide, we look at the similarities and differences between trading forex and stocks.We take a close look at the factors that differentiate these two types of trading.Our comparison...

  • What is Leverage in Forex? Navigating the Risks and Rewards

    May 22, 2024

    It’s vital to understand the concept of leverage if you wish to start trading forex. This is because leverage plays a crucial role in currency trading. In this guide to leverage in forex trading, we'll delve into the intricacies of leverage and margin accounts, and offer a clear explanation for...

  • What is Margin in Forex Trading? Guide for Safe Trading

    May 22, 2024

    Forex trading, also known as foreign exchange trading, is the process of buying and selling currencies with the aim of profiting from changes in their exchange rates.It is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world, with an average daily trading volume exceeding $6.6 trillion.In this comprehensive guide,...

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