Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar!

Data Collection Notice

We maintain a record of your data to run this website. By clicking the button, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

facebook logo with graphic

Join Us on Facebook

Stay on top of company updates, trading news, and so much more!

Thanks, I already follow your page!
forex book graphic

Beginner Forex Book

Your ultimate guide through the world of trading.

Get Forex Book

Check Your Inbox!

In our email, you will find the Forex 101 book. Just tap the button to get it!

FBS Mobile Personal Area

market's logo FREE - On the App Store


Risk warning: ᏟᖴᎠs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

69.21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading ᏟᖴᎠs with this provider.

You should consider whether you understand how ᏟᖴᎠs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

5 tips for holiday trading

5 tips for holiday trading

2019-12-26 • Updated

Information is not investment advice

The end of December and the start of January is a peculiar period for financial markets: trading schedule changes because of holidays and many traders get away from their terminals. The natural question in this situation, “Is it possible to trade at all during these two weeks?” FBS answers: yes, it’s possible! You just need to keep in mind several tips and you will be make money while others rest. 


Tip #1 – Take seasonal trends into account

If you already have some experience in trading, you have probably noticed how currencies tend to fall during one period of time and rise during another – what we know as a “seasonal tendency”. In particular, the so-called “year-end” effect is that the USD tends to weaken in the final days of each year, but then starts recovering in January or February. This happens because of deadlines for taxation and reporting. In addition, many positions are closed before the end of December and reopened at the beginning of January. Take these things into account while planning your trades and be careful with your money.

Tip #2 – Readjust stop-losses and take-profits

Normally volatility subsides during the holiday period. That’s why you may need to readjust the sizes of your standard stop losses and take profits. For example, if you normally place take profit 100 pips away from your entry point, it might be better to choose a target of 70 to 80 pips. 

Tip #3 – Scalp if possible

The market gets less crowded as many people decide to take a break and celebrate. The amount of liquidity is lower than usual. As a result, major pairs tend to spend the majority of time in narrow ranges. In such an environment, there’s sense to consider scalping strategies – don’t forget to check spreads though. In technical analysis, focus on locating support and resistance levels. Range trading techniques may also come in handy.   

Tip #4 – Check the calendar

Although there’s no trading on December 26 and January 1, other days will offer you lots of opportunities to open great trades. You can find more about the working time of the market and FBS in the "company news" section of the website. Notice that although the holiday economic calendar contains only few important events, even a small piece of news may move the thin market. So, despite the fact that most of the time holiday markets resemble a calm sea, the situation may change in no time resulting to big spikes of the price. 

Tip #5 – Protect yourself and stay alert 

Remember about risk management: stop loss orders, for example, will protect you from an unfavorable turn of events. At the same time, be ready to earn on occasional spikes in volatility, monitor newsfeeds, and use mobile versions of MetaTrader to keep an eye on the key instruments.   


You may hear that the end of the year is not the best time for trading. However, if you are careful and attentive to the specific characteristics of the market during this period, you will definitely succeed.



Williams’ Strategy

Bill Williams is the creator of some of the most popular market indicators: Awesome Oscillator, Fractals, Alligator, and Gator.

ADX Trend-Based Strategy

Trend strategies are good - they may give significantly good results in any time frame and with any assets. The main idea of the ADX Trend-Based strategy is to try to catch the beginning of the trend.

Counter-Trend Impulse Strategy

Counter-trend strategies are always the most dangerous but also the most profitable. We are pleased to present an excellent counter-trend strategy for working in any market and with any assets.

Choose your payment system


Please fill in the form below so we can contact you

Select the best time for us to call you. We give calls from Monday to Friday in suggested intervals. In case we couldn't get through, we will try again at the same time the next day. For getting real-time assistance, use FBS chat.

We provide only English-speaking callbacks. If you prefer any other languages, contact the support team.

We will call you at the time interval that you chose

Change number

Your request is accepted.

We will call you at the time interval that you chose

Next callback request for this phone number will be available in 00:30:00

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later