Basic Trend Analysis

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.18557 1.18611 5.4
GBPUSD 1.38039 1.38257 21.8
USDCAD 1.24631 1.24719 8.8
USDJPY 110.199 110.319 12
USDCHF 0.92197 0.92348 15.1
AUDUSD 0.74830 0.74881 5.1
NZDUSD 0.69351 0.69449 9.8
EURGBP 0.85759 0.85945 18.6
EURCHF 1.09356 1.09519 16.3
EURJPY 130.665 130.818 15.3
AUDJPY 82.476 82.606 13
GBPJPY 152.073 152.228 15.5
USDSGD 1.34325 1.34661 33.6
XAUUSD 1763.57 1763.89 32
XAGUSD 25.796 25.828 3.2

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Trend Lines

The term ‘trend’ describes the current direction of the financial instrument or an investor’s outlook towards the direction of a financial instrument. A trend line can be drawn on a chart between two or more price pivot/turning points. Trend lines are commonly used to judge entry and exit points when trading.

Trend lines are probably the most common form of technical analysis in forex trading. They are probably one of the most underutilized ones as well. In their most basic form, an uptrend line is drawn along the bottom of easily identifiable support areas (valleys). In a downtrend, the trend line is drawn along the top of easily identifiable resistance areas (peaks). If drawn correctly, they can be as accurate as any other method.


There are three types of trends

  • Downtrend (lower highs)
  • Uptrend (higher lows)
  • Sideways trends (ranging)

Here is an example of the listed trends in action:

Trend lines


Once you have familiarised yourself with the information and concepts, you can open a Demo Trading Account to practice what you have learnt and build on your knowledge and understanding of how to trade successfully. Treat your demo account as you would your real account.