The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional's Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market

  • 6h 20m
  • Brent Donnelly
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

Now you can master the art of foreign exchange trading

While most currency trading and foreign exchange books focus on international finance theory or simplistic chart-based strategies, The Art of Currency Trading is a comprehensive guide that will teach you how to profitably trade currencies in the real world. Author Brent Donnelly has been a successful interbank FX trader for more than 20 years and in this book, he shares the specific strategies and tactics he has used to profit in the forex marketplace.

The book helps investors understand and master foreign exchange trading in order to achieve sustainable long-term financial success. The book builds in intensity and depth one topic at a time, starting with the basics and moving on to intermediate then advanced setups and strategies. Whether you are new to currency trading or have years of experience, The Art of Currency Trading provides the information you need to learn to trade like an expert. This much-needed guide provides:

  • an insider’s view of what drives currency price movements;
  • a clear explanation of how to combine macro fundamentals, technical analysis, behavioral finance and diligent risk management to trade successfully;
  • specific techniques and setups you can use to make money trading foreign exchange; and
  • steps you can take to better understand yourself and improve your trading psychology and discipline.

Written for currency traders of all skill levels, international stock and bond investors, corporate treasurers, commodity traders, and asset managers, The Art of Currency Trading offers a comprehensive guide to foreign exchange trading written by a noted expert in the field.

About the Author

Brent Donnelly has been trading currencies since 1995 and is currently a senior FX trader at HSBC New York. He writes a widely read and highly respected macro and FX daily called AM/FX. Over the course of his career, he has been a market maker, trader, and senior manager at some of the top banks in foreign exchange. He has extensive experience trading spot FX, interest rate products, FX options, stock index futures, single name equities, and commodities.

Brent is a respected macroeconomic and currency analyst with the unique perspective of a senior risk taker. His work has been quoted by the Economist, the WallStreet Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

Before joining HSBC, Brent was head of G10 Spot Trading at Citi New York and global head of G10 FX Trading at Nomura New York. He was also a portfolio manager at a major hedge fund in Connecticut for three years. He created and wrote a cartoon called "Daft Planet," which aired on TV in Canada and he hopes to one day win the Man Booker Prize.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction—This Book Will Make You a Better Trader
  • A Very Brief History of FX
  • Currency Trading Basics
  • Understand Market Structure
  • Understand Fundamental Analysis
  • Understand Technical Analysis I
  • Understand Technical Analysis II (The Seven Deadly Setups)
  • Understand Correlation and Intermarket Relationships
  • Understand Behavioral Finance
  • Trading the News
  • Understand Free Capital
  • Understand Position Sizing
  • Characteristics of a Successful Trader
  • Common Weaknesses in Trading
  • The Voice of Experience
  • Conclusion


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