SYDNEY, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Technical Analysis proved to be by far the most popular method of determining what trades to make for Forex, index, commodity and share CFD traders in 2012 Investment Trends Australia CFD Report, conducted in May last year. LCG Markets' leading ClearTrader and MetaTrader 4 platforms allow the avid chartist a comprehensive suite of tools to apply across their charts plus access to over 2,000 pieces of analysis expertly crafted daily by Trading Central. One of the most successful technical analysts, Richard Dennis - trainer of the Turtles, amassed a fortune of over $200 million in his trading lifetime and many hedge funds and money managers use Technical Analysis for their buying and selling decisions.
The report found that 70% of CFD traders use Technical Analysis when determining what to buy and sell and those most likely to use Technical Analysis are frequent traders. Interestingly, Fundamental Analysis came in second favourite at 37% with Analyst Recommendations hitting the mark at 25%.
Technical Analysis is a study of historical price information using indicators and technical tools to determine the possible future direction of the share, index, commodity or Forex pair you might be trading. One of the most famous proponents of Technical Analysis is Richard Dennis, who founded the Turtle Traders, and amassed over $200 million during his trading lifetime.
Whilst Technical Analysis isn't the Holy Grail and golden path to riches, many traders feel it gives them a lot of control and puts the odds of success in their favour. Ashley Jessen, Director of LCG Markets Australia, suggests "Successful trading is all about putting the odds of a profitable outcome in your favour and many traders believe Technical Analysis can provide that edge."
"Many successful analysts tend to categorise their indicators according to the type of market they are trading, such as trending, range bound or volatile markets. Moving averages for example work best in trending markets whereas oscillators like the stochastic or RSI indicators, work best in range bound markets. Successful traders spend countless hours applying their indicators across a wide range of market conditions to identify those which will give their trading systems the edge needed to boost their bottom line." Commented Jessen.
"Many traders start with Technical Analysis but come to the conclusion that it can be quite time consuming, and in many cases, the next step is to invest in powerful charting software to automate the process or find a resource whereby the Technical Analysis is done for you daily."
"LCG Markets has teamed up with Trading Central, which has over 30 analysts working full time dissecting the market and providing over 2,000 pieces of analysis per day across shares, index, forex, commodity and bond markets, saving our clients hundreds of hours of analysis," added Jessen.
"If tools or services exist that better automate your daily routine and make you more efficient at trading the markets, then all the better." Jessen continued saying, "Logging in to your live trading platform and clicking on the tab to access the research takes seconds. From there you select your preferred market(s) and view the comprehensive suite of analysis already done for you."
"Richard Dennis carved out a $200 million trading career using Technical Analysis and then taught a selection of people across all walks of life to use Technical Analysis to amass their own individual fortunes," said Ashley. "Our Technical Analysis tools are available free of charge to all our live account holders."
To find out more about our choice of trading platforms, including MetaTrader 4 and our web based ClearTrader platform, visit http://www.lcgmarkets.com.au and discover why last year we came top for Value for Money, Spreads and Customer Service In the 2012 Investment Trends Australia CFD Report.
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SOURCE LCG Markets