How to Trade the News?
News releases provide the largest volatility events for traders. It doesn’t matter if it’s stocks, forex, bitcoin, gold or the Dow Jones – when something unexpected happens, when new information enters the public view – that’s when things get going.
In this video we cover the theoretical part of trading the news: preparing for news events, understanding the economic calendar, adjusting your trading to the news regardless if it’s good or bad.
We also include historical examples and walk you through them. Among them are Brexit and it’s impact on the GBP/USD; the U.S. presidential election and the surprising win of Donald Trump and the effect that had on the S&P 500; a recent release of one of the main events on the economic calendar – the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls and how EUR/USD changed after them.
Let us know in the comments how you trade the news and what techniques you use! If you have any questions we’ll also be happy to answer them!
At Trading 212 we provide an execution only service. This video should not be construed as investment advice. Investments can fall and rise. Capital at risk. CFDs are higher risk because of leverage.