Forex charts assist the investor by providing a
visual representation of exchange rate fluctuations. Many variables
affect currency exchange rates, such as interest rates, bank policies,
geopolitics, and even the time of day may affect exchange rates.
In order to help the investor attempt to predict when or in what
direction a rate may change, advisors provide forex charts. Quality
forex websites provide subscribers with a daily newsletter that
includes a forex chart, forex signals and a forex forecast.
There are a variety of forex charts available for the investor
to use and study. Some are very simple using only a couple of
forex signals or indicators and are ideal for beginners. Others
include 30 or 40 forex signals or indicators and live on-line
streaming data so that the investor may analyze trades quickly
In order to make an accurate forex forecast, it would seem that
the more indicators, the better, but some analysts prefer a simpler
The idea behind studying forex charts is that history repeats
itself. Instead of trying to “see the future”, a forex
forecast evaluates the past. That is to say that the analyst who
is responsible for attempting to predict future currency moves
analyzes what happened to an exchange rate yesterday, last week,
last month or last year and uses this knowledge to the best degree
he knows how.
Some people trade short term, some intermediate term, and some
long term. All three types of traders may benefit from the use
of forex charts, just adapted to their own trading time frame.
Investors also create their own forex charts to evaluate their
own performance. Creating a forex strategy for oneself is the
goal of many investors. Instead of looking to a professional to
analyze forex signals, these investors choose to create their
own forex forecast.
Others, however, create their own strategy but also follow the
opinions of professional currency traders at the same time. It
all depends on your personal preferences.
There are other forex charts that deal with known correlations
between two currency pairs, that is, how they move in relation
to each other. Some exchange rates are known to affect other exchange
rates, either by moving in the same or the opposite direction
depending on the correlation.
Charts are available that explain these correlations in detail
and show which pairs have strong correlations or strong negative
correlations, so that an investor can use the movement of the
exchange rate of one currency as a signal to trade another currency.
These correlations are also the basis for some forex forecasts.
It can be difficult and overwhelming to enter the world of forex
trading alone. Experts recommend education, practice with a demo
account and advice from a reputable broker who is backed by a
quality institution. Learning to read forex charts and evaluate
forex signals is a skill that comes with time, skills that are
essential when an accurate forex forecast is the the goal.