Stay in the Mix with FOREX Trading News

The FOREX trading news is one of the most important tools that a FOREX trader can use. The economic news is a very important indicator in what the market is going to do. You can sometimes avoid devastating losses in your account by avoiding trading directly before and after a major economic news announcement. Here are a few things to consider about the FOREX trading news. 

Impact of News

With a number of economic news websites out there, you can look at the upcoming news releases that will impact currencies. You will also be able to see exactly what the expected impact of an announcement is. Some of the popular news sites use a color coding system with each announcement. For example, red announcements are high impact, orange are medium, and yellow are low impact. Many traders disregard the low-impact announcements and focus only on the high-impact announcements. 

Big Movements

After a high-impact news announcement has taken place, the markets can move significantly. If the news was big enough, the market could move hundreds of pips in a very short period of time. Many brokers will not honor stop losses or take profits during a news announcement. Therefore, there is a huge risk associated with trading directly before and after news announcements in FOREX. You need to make sure that you understand the risks involved and trade accordingly.