Forex short term forecast

Forex short term forecasting is a term used to denote the prediction of foreign exchange rates between two currencies within a very short time interval. The difficult part of forex is saying what the future holds, looking into the crystal ball of the tumultuous market and saying exactly how the forex market will behave at a certain time period in the future. Now even when a one is set out to try, the first question that comes to mind is, what time range should his/her prediction be based.


No forex trader who his worth his salt can be a total novice when it comes to forecasting, even in the new trend of making use of  online trading platforms where expert advice is provided unsolicited. Even with the use of the most advanced computer algorithm such as neural networks and the latest software in the market. There is the sitting down with the mass of data, reading in between the lines, juggling facts and events and weighing them on economic scales to see their likely effect on trends. Yes, there is need for this analysis and coming up with an outlook of the forex market within a time period. This gives the big picture and prepares you for the yet unseen forces that will rock prices and shake rates, this way you are saves from being engrossed in the daily numbers and pattern such that you miss what looms ahead. Forex forecasting puts you in the right position to carry out your next action.


When we step into the actual forecasting, it becomes clear that short term forecasting has quite a number of advantages over long time forecasting, some of these may not be so obvious, we listed a few below;


One main problem of forecasting forex is the difficulty in ‘seeing ‘the future. The events upon which forex depend are many and making a good guess on how forex will look even in the nearest future entails having a clear cut view of how these events will play out. That problem is almost none existent when we shorten the future date to a time within the current happenings. The advantages this confers is that, one can use be rest assured that the current happenings will extend or at least have a direct effect on the time period within which the forecast covers. This removes the bottle neck of trying to determine what economic events will hold sway in the time period under forecast.


The tool made used of in forex forecasting is the charts and graphs, among which is candlestick chart etc. their usefulness lies in their ability to show clearly how rates changed under different conditions in the past, so that the one can predict the behavior of the market whenever such conditions repeat themselves. In short term forecasting, the conditions under review are being played out and the forecaster simply has to make inferences and predict the future which in short term forecasting is always close ahead.

The content of this article reflects the author’s opinion and does not necessarily reflect the official position of LiteForex. The material published on this page is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as the provision of investment advice for the purposes of Directive 2004/39/EC.

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