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A1 Trend Scanner

The A1 Trend Scanner allows traders to easily scan for trend trading setups, see latest entry suggestions, & monitor 30 charts automatically.
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Grandmaster Forex EA

The Grandmaster Forex Robot is an expert advisor built for MT4, designed to help traders automate their grid trading strategies.
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A1 Trading Dashboard

The A1 Trading Dashboard scans the markets for various price action setups and information. The dashboard generates signals based on pairs added to your watchlist.
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Candlestick Pattern Scanner

The Candlestick Pattern Scanner will scan for both bullish and bearish candlestick patterns, including doji patterns, engulfing patterns, pinbar patterns, and 3 bullish/bearish soldier pattern setups.
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Currency Strength Meter

The Currency Strength Meter acts as a currency heat map to show overall change in price. Instead of having to go chart to chart to find the best trends, the Currency Strength Meter will objectively tell you what currencies are strong and what currencies are weak.
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Engulfing Hunter EA

The Engulfing Hunter is a MT4 expert advisor that helps traders find the best engulfing candlestick pattern trade setups. The tool assists the user by printing trade setup ideas on the chart, as well as alerting the user via email or MT4 alerts if they are enabled.
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Breakout Super Scanner

The Breakout Super Scanner is a tool built specifically for MT4, designed to find potential breakout trading opportunities. The tool specializes in identifying both trend breakouts and counter trend trading breakouts.
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The XMR Indicator 

The extreme mean reversion indicator (XMR) is a MT4 chart indicator used to identify potential reversal signals in a financial market. The XMR indicator specializes in scanning previous price action in order to signal potential overbought or oversold conditions in a market. 
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July 21, 2020
Introducing The New Trading Scanner- The XMR Indicator

The A1 Trading team has been developing another trading tool that we believe will be very helpful in finding extreme readings in the markets. The scanner is fundamentally volatility reader on multiple periods. The user has the choice to select 5 "lookback" periods, which basically read the volatility of each period set, and compute a […]

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October 5, 2021
Using a Currency Strength Meter to Find the Best Setups

By the end of this article, you'll know how to use the currency strength meter in ways that will both save you time and help you find better trade setups! What is a Currency Strength Meter? The currency strength meter is a tool that helps trend traders determine what is moving in the foreign exchange […]

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October 12, 2021
Forex Trading Robot- How to Automate Your Trading

Using forex trading robots is an easy way to automate steps in your trading so you don't have to constantly be watching your charts. Using a forex trading robot like the Grandmaster Expert Advisor you can set your preferred parameters, have the bot watch charts that you're interested in and automatically enter trades based on […]

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June 7, 2022
3 Pairs Worth Selling Now

While there are many currency pairs worth buying and selling in the foreign exchange markets, many pairs worth watching fly under the radar of retail traders, particularly minor pairs. The EdgeFinder, an A1 Trading tool for traders aiming to holistically bolster their analysis skills, is helpful for identifying such opportunities for trade setups. Today we […]

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June 10, 2022
These New Edgefinder Features Could Change Everything

The A1 Edgefinder is a fundamental trader's dream tool. This market scanner tool allows you to see a variety of metrics such as COT data and retail sentiment on 37 different currency pairs. This week, our team released some major updates on the A1 Edgefinder that you won't want to miss out on. Let's take […]

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June 14, 2022
This 1 Pair Worth Buying

While there are many currency pairs worth buying and selling in the foreign exchange markets, often pairs worth watching fly under the radar of retail traders. The EdgeFinder, an A1 Trading tool for traders aiming to holistically bolster their analysis skills, is helpful for identifying such opportunities for trade setups. As we wait for tomorrow […]

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July 11, 2022
Warning: How Doomed Is GBP?

GBPUSD reached a new two-year low today upon falling beneath 1.19 support yet again, the second time since last week. These lows are due in part to USD strength after Friday’s strong Non-Farm Payroll data revealed over 100,000 more new US jobs than were expected; as traders anxiously await Wednesday’s new CPI numbers, anticipation for […]

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August 4, 2022
How To Trade GBP Post-Rate Hike

Consideration #1: A Hawkish Bank of England The morning of Thursday, August 4, the Bank of England (BoE), the United Kingdom’s central bank, enacted a substantial interest rate hike: 50 basis points (bp), bringing the base rate up to 1.75%. The size of this hike is the BoE's largest since 1995, which had last occurred […]

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August 5, 2022
Shocking News for USD

At 8:30 am Eastern Time today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported staggering new US labor market data, revealing a far hotter economy than traders and investors expected. They reported on three different economic indicators, each of which signal roaring US inflation and the likelihood of an even stronger US Dollar in the foreign exchange […]

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August 8, 2022
Could the US Senate's New Bill Reduce Inflation?

What is the Inflation Reduction Act in the US? On Sunday, August 7th, the US Senate narrowly passed a budget reconciliation bill, coined the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’, by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie. It primarily focuses on three goals: combatting climate change, expanding health insurance coverage, and reforming […]

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August 12, 2022
Has Everything Changed for Major Pairs?

This week the public received startling news: on Wednesday morning, month-over-month CPI (a proxy for inflation) in the United States had unexpectedly remained static, clocking in at 0% whereas a moderate 0.2% increase had been forecast. Core CPI (which excludes food and energy prices) likewise came in lower than anticipated at 0.3% month-over-month, while Thursday […]

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August 17, 2022
Top 4 Pairs to Sell Today

At 2 am Eastern Time today, the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics reported that annual inflation has officially crossed into the double digits for the first time since 1982. In July, year-over-year CPI in the UK beat expectations by rising 10.1%, while year-over-year Core CPI (which excludes volatile food and energy prices) similarly beat […]

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August 18, 2022
Shock: Best Pair to Buy?

News for USD/TRY Today, Turkey’s citizens and the financial world received astonishing news: Turkey’s central bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), decided to lower interest rates amid an inflation rate just shy of 80% year-over-year. The CBRT cut rates by a full percentage point, down to 13% from the previous 14%. […]

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August 21, 2022
When (and How) to Buy Treasuries

This past year has been distressing for economies and markets around the world. From limited supply amid war, geopolitical tensions, and environmental disasters, to scrambled supply chains post-COVID, to flooded money supplies following unprecedented degrees of economic intervention, high inflation has ravaged many countries, and the US is no exception. Given the erratic market behavior […]

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August 25, 2022
Warning: Jackson Hole is Here

The next few days will likely be full of unusual degrees of volatility in both the forex and stock markets. Let’s discuss why, and how to prepare for it, as we issue an urgent warning: Jackson Hole is here. What is Jackson Hole? The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, often simply referred to as ‘Jackson Hole’, […]

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August 31, 2022
Is Gold's Value a Myth?

The past two years have been historic for gold against the US Dollar (XAU/USD), as XAU/USD crossed above the 2000 level for the first time in history in 2020, and then again in early 2022. However, shortly after touching resistance in March this year, the pair began trending downward, recently hitting key support at 1700. […]

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September 1, 2022
Get Ready: Big 3 Tomorrow

On September 2nd, tomorrow morning, at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release another crucial round of US labor market data for last month. The public will learn 1) how average hourly earnings, i.e., labor prices, have changed month-over-month, 2) how many non-farm payrolls (NFP) were added, and 3) […]

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September 8, 2022
3 Ways to Sell JPY

The Japanese Yen has continued to plummet in value in the forex market, recently hitting a low not seen in twenty-four years. It appears as if the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will not budge on monetary policy as negative interest rates continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future, despite vocal concerns from Japan’s […]

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September 8, 2022
Why CHF Might Be Underrated

Forex traders had a fair bit of news to chew on this morning. All eyes were on the European Central Bank as they implemented an anticipated 75 basis point rate hike followed by a press conference, after which the world was treated to yet more commentary from Fed Chair Powell. Perhaps sliding under the radar […]

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September 12, 2022
How to Short GBP

(More) Bad News for the United Kingdom This morning, at 2 am Eastern Time, the UK’s Office for National Statistics reported that month-over-month Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a key measure of economic output, had failed to meet forecasts. While markets and analysts had expected 0.3% or 0.4% growth, the reality was a disappointing 0.2%. Though […]

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September 13, 2022
USD Still Strong from Inflation

This morning, at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the United States’ Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that inflation had once again beaten expectations. Market forecasts had anticipated a 0.1% decrease in month-over-month CPI in August, whereas a 0.1% increase was the result. However, even bigger news was month-over-month Core CPI coming in hot at 0.6%, double […]

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September 22, 2022
Why the New FOMC Decision Matters

Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve’s policy-making body, implemented yet another 75 basis point interest rate hike. While this move was perfectly in line with market forecasts, Chair Powell’s comments following the subsequent press conference, in which he discussed the FOMC’s new set of economic projections, were significant. He continued to […]

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September 28, 2022
Historic Peril for the Pound

A strange series of events recently sent the United Kingdom’s Pound Sterling tumbling to historic lows. Just weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II (a head of state who was uniquely well-liked among the UK’s population by contemporary standards) Kwasi Kwarteng, Britain’s new chancellor in recently appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss’ administration, issued a […]

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September 30, 2022
Even More Bullish USD News

This morning at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the United States’ Bureau of Economic Analysis released even more bullish USD news. The Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index, which measures changes in prices for consumers (excluding volatile food and energy prices), rose more than expected month-over-month. A 0.5% increase was expected for August, with 0.6% […]

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October 6, 2022
Warning: NFP is Nearly Here

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will release three key monthly labor data reports: Average Hourly Earnings (month-over-month), Non-Farm Employment Change/Payrolls (NFP), and the new US unemployment rate. These three measures of nationwide labor market activity, and NFP in particular, have tremendous market-moving potential as fundamental catalysts. […]

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October 10, 2022
How to Trade the OPEC News

On Wednesday, October 5th, the multinational group known as OPEC+, which consists of the OPEC member countries plus a selection of non-member allies (including Russia), made a shocking and controversial move. They decided to collectively scale back their oil production, which currently amounts to approximately 40% of the world’s supply, by 2 million barrels per […]

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October 11, 2022
Caution: 3 Big Catalysts Tomorrow

Transpiring between 2 am and 2 pm Eastern Time, the forex market will be subjected to several bits of significant economic news on Wednesday, October 12th. Because of these potential fundamental catalysts, there is a chance that financial markets will experience substantial volatility accordingly. Let’s explore what this news could be and how it may […]

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October 13, 2022
What Today's CPI News Means

At 8:30 am ET this morning, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new set of shocking Consumer Price Index (CPI; a proxy for inflation) data. Month-over-month CPI and Core CPI (which excludes volatile food and energy prices) both rose far more sharply than expected in September. Month-over-month inflation had been forecast to […]

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October 19, 2022
Best Currency to Short

There is a near endless cycle of global economic news worth focusing on. Recent noteworthy stories include the complete abandonment of UK PM Truss’ ill-timed signature tax cuts, as well as the US Dollar Index briefly falling during better-than-expected US corporate earnings. Just this morning, both UK and Canadian CPI data came in hotter than […]

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October 20, 2022
USD Falling on the Philly Fed News

This morning, at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released an unfortunate batch of news for the US economy. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey, otherwise known as the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, which surveys over 200 Philadelphia manufacturers on a monthly basis, indicated worsening business conditions this month. While a […]

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October 21, 2022
Warning: PMI on Monday

From the hours of 3:15 to 9:45 am Eastern Time on Monday morning, there may be several fundamental catalysts that cause great volatility across the forex market. This prompts us to issue a warning: PMI on Monday. France and Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States will all be releasing the latest monthly results […]

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October 24, 2022
New UK PM, New Fundamentals

The next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has been decided: Rishi Sunak, former Chancellor of the Exchequer in Boris Johnson’s administration, has won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership election by default. Having previously sounded the alarm against Liz Truss’ debt-financed tax cuts while running against her in the last leadership race, his efforts to […]

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October 25, 2022
New Aussie CPI Data Tonight

Tonight at 8:30 pm Eastern Time, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release new Aussie CPI data tonight, providing two key measurements of inflation. Quarter-over-quarter CPI, as well as quarter-over-quarter ‘Trimmed Mean’ CPI (which excludes the 30% most volatile items), will be made available to the public. CPI is forecast to increase by 1.6% and […]

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October 26, 2022
Big Bank of Canada Upset

There was a big Bank of Canada upset this morning: at 10 am Eastern Time, the Bank of Canada (BoC) issued their latest Monetary Policy Report and announced their new Overnight Rate, a key interest rate. While another 75 basis point rate hike had been forecast, the hike was instead a mere 50 basis points, […]

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October 28, 2022
What Will the Fed Do?

This week has been fascinating for financial markets: stock markets have performed quite well despite global interest rate hikes and some disappointing tech earnings in the US, while the US Dollar Index continued to decline from late September’s highs. These movements are perhaps only more surprising considering that key data on the US economy was […]

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November 3, 2022
Fed Doubling Down on Hawkishness

Yesterday afternoon, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC; the Federal Reserve’s policy making body) met market expectations by implementing another 75 basis point interest rate hike. With this now being the fourth time in a row such a large hike has occurred, this was not the central story of the day; rather, it was Fed […]

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November 3, 2022
NFP and More Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 am Eastern Time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will be reporting the latest data for three major measures of US labor market activity. Average Hourly Earnings is forecast to increase by 0.3% month-over-month, Non-Farm Employment Change (NFP) is expected to see net 197,000 jobs added last month, and the new […]

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November 8, 2022
This Strong Currency May Surprise You

One of the main reasons why the EdgeFinder, A1 Trading’s market scanner, is so helpful is because of its ability to convey nuance when presenting analysis. For example, one currency pair may have strong bullish fundamentals while institutional sentiment somehow remains quite bearish, and the EdgeFinder is able to present this data concomitantly. This makes […]

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November 8, 2022
Caution: US Midterm Elections Tonight

For those trading stocks or the US Dollar this week, we would like to encourage caution: US midterm elections tonight may become fundamental catalysts, creating volatility across markets. With hundreds of millions of potential voters going to the polls across the United States today to decide who they want to represent them in government, these […]

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November 11, 2022
Time to Buy Treasuries?

While the A1 EdgeFinder can aid traders and investors by compiling analysis for currency pairs and stock market indices, it also offers great insight into bond markets as well. This can be helpful to remember considering that US Treasuries, debt securities backed by the US government, often become more enticing for buyers as interest rates […]

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November 21, 2022
Kiwi Dollar Spike Tomorrow?

While today is relatively uneventful in terms of major economic news around the world, this will not be the case for long. There is a chance that the forex market could witness a Kiwi Dollar spike tomorrow due to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announcing their latest interest rate hike at 8 pm […]

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