Guiding Forex Traders

According to NetPicks, Online Trading Company, Forex Trading gives traders the rights to invest based on the movement of currencies. Forex Traders operate based on speculations on whether the prices of currencies will rise or go down.

Forex Trading is popularly referred to as FX trading, direct currency trading or foreign exchange trading. FX trading gives traders an ideal opportunity to trade currencies in decentralized markets. Due to the advancement of technology and the internet, you can trade Forex through online platforms. Additionally, some traders choose to purchase Forex over-the-counter in major cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, and New York.

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Most traders prefer spot marketing. Nevertheless, you are also provided with a chance to trade through the forward markets. Most business owners prefer forward or future demands.

Characteristics of Forex Markets


Forex Markets are incredibly liquid. Many traders choose to trade currency pairs due to the cash in the forex market. According to NetPicks, the Forex trading for every day is nearly $5.2 Trillion.

limited Trading Alternatives

Different from stock exchange markets, the Forex market provides a limited array of trading alternatives. The most traded currency pairs are; The US Dollar against Canadian Dollar, the US Dollar against the Sterling Pound, the Euro against the Japanese Yen among others

High Liquidity in price variations

Most Forex traders benefit from the high liquidity in Forex markets due to the subtle price variations. Such movements provide trading benefits.   Additional tips on

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Sightsavers Trying To Eradicate Blindness

It’s one of the main infectious causes of vision loss and nearly 182 million people are at-risk of becoming infected with the disease. According to Sightsavers, Trachoma, a bacterial infection of the eye, impacts the poorest communities, but it could be eliminated.


Millions of people live in areas where trachoma is endemic. Trachoma spreads in communities where sanitary conditions are precarious due to limited access to drinking water. The first symptoms are those of a common conjunctivitis: burning in the eyes, tearing, and redness. If left untreated, the infection causes scars to the conjunctiva until the eyelashes are turned back into the inside of the eyelid.


Trachoma is estimated to cause severe hypo-vision in 2.2 million people, and Sightsavers says over half of them become blind. The first symptoms manifest themselves with redness , photo-sensitivity, strong burning, tearing and swelling of the eyelids. In a few weeks the conjunctival follicles become inflamed and the capillary vessels invade the cornea.


In countries like Africa, it is children who have become healthy carriers of the infection, and then spread this relapsing conjunctivitis to parents, siblings, and friends.


Trachoma affects mostly women, preventing them from working and taking care of themselves and their families. The disease compromises vision, which is fundamental for the socio-economic wellbeing of people, trapping them in the cycle of poverty. Among the countries in the world where trachoma is even more widespread is Ethiopia.


Collaboration To Control Trachoma

Sightsavers, along with several other alliances, and members of the International Coalition for Trachoma Control have banded together to promote a new protocol called the SAFE strategy. SAFE is an acronym which means: surgery of trichiasis (Surgery), distribution of antibiotics to treat the infection (Antibiotics), education in appropriate cleaning and facial hygiene (Facial cleanliness), and the improvement of environmental conditions (Environmental improvement). This strategy works and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization.


This program has already achieved important results and field workers, using smartphones, collect and relay the information back to home offices for data analysis. But the data proves that it’s working.


Sightsavers also revealed, at a TED 2018 event, a new philanthropy project for trachoma elimination called the Audacious Project. With the support of philanthropists and various not-for-profit organizations, the Audacious Project focuses its efforts on a global change. In schools, students are being educated, says Sightsavers reps, about hygiene rules that prevent the spread of this disease, and they look to continue to spread this important audacious program.

Robert Ivy Carries Home the highly esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award

Time and again, Robert Ivy has proven himself a natural-born winner. His candidacy for this year’s Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award goes on to consolidate this fact and cement his winning streak. And for the first time, his success spills on to the American Institute of Architects considering that he will be the first practicing architect to receive this prestigious award since its inauguration in 1978. The architect goes down in the history books of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as one of the propagators of arts, joining the likes of Morgan Freeman and Shelby Foote.

Robert’s nomination

The lifetime awards recognize Mississippi citizen’s contributions to the continuation and development of art within the state, the country and internationally. Robert Ivy’s nomination, therefore, came on the heels of his achievements in spreading architectural awareness. The award particularly recognizes his writing and authorship contributions, both of which have aimed at further spreading the architect’s gospel. The success achieved as an author and leader may, however, be seen as the last nail hammering home the award.

How Ivy’s success brought the award his way

According to Mississippi institute, the lifetime achievement awards honors an individual’s contribution to art, especially if that individual dedicated their life towards championing this course. Robert Ivy is seen as having dedicated his life towards the advancement of architectural art through his past and present engagements. His dedication and commitment to each one of these courses further earned him points for the award.

For instance, Robert successfully published his biography and Fay Jones: Architect in 2001. The book that is now in its third edition extensively showcases the work of an American Architect. It has since gone on to win several awards and recognitions including being voted as having the highest standards of design, scholarship, and production.

Before transitioning to his current role as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy worked as the editor-in-chief for a McGraw Hill architectural journal. While here, Ivy steered on the publisher’s journal to becoming the number one most distributed architectural journal globally. He also played an important role in the expansion of its global reach as well as its translation into Mandarin and more to know

Best fit for the award

Taking these achievements into consideration, the Mississippi Institute president of congratulated him arguing that there is no one like Robert Ivy when it comes to spreading the architectural awareness. Robert will receive this award during this year’s ceremony held at the institution on 2nd June.