About us

sa.Fxexplained.co.uk is owned and operated by Optilab Partners AB located in Stockholm, Sweden.

We have writers, developers and other contributors in different countries including India, the US and UK. It is our firm belief that in order to build and operate great trading websites for a global market we need to have a global perspective. We feel that we earn that perspective by collaborating with people from around the Globe. This perspective aids us in our mission to create great trading websites for our users.

Sa.Fxexplained.co.uk is aimed at the South African forex market but welcomes visitors from everywhere. Our aim is to be of real help to traders whatever their knowledge level, however, most of the learning articles focus on beginner traders and intermediate traders. The technical and fundamental analyses are useful to all traders.

We also provide reviews of forex brokers that we consider safe to trade with. Since the forex market is global and different rules and regulations apply in different countries, it also draws in some bad elements when it comes to brokers. Scams and fraud are unfortunately a real problem in all financial markets. Therefore we research all brokers we recommend and we don’t want you to only take our word for it but encourage you to do your own research as well before you decide what broker to start trading with. Although most large brokers that are regulated are very serious financial institutions that can be trusted, it is only prudent to do some research.

Our writers and analysts are highly experienced and publicly acclaimed in their respective fields. We are always on the lookout for more contributors, so if you feel that you can live up to our standards and want to write or contribute in any other way to FxExplained South Africa please contact us with a presentation of yourself.

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Market Chartist

Editor in chief

Steve Miley is the Market Chartist and has 29 years of financial market experience and as a seasoned expert now has many responsibilities. He is the founder, Director and Primary Analyst at The Mar...

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Stephen Pope

Macroeconomic Strategist

Stephen Pope is the Managing Partner of Spotlight Group. He has worked in the world of finance since 1982 and has performed d...

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Jeff Wecker

Trading Coach

Jeff Wecker, "The Trading Coach" is a former member of the CBOT and coaches novices and experienced traders around the world from the U.S., Canada, the UK, India, UAE,  Australia, New Zealand.and ...

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David Newman

Semi-Pro Trader

David has successfully traded the FX markets since 2010 from a semi-professional standpoint, principally using technical analysis. His strategy uses price action, support and resistance levels, Fib...

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Gregor Horvat

Elliot Wave Technical Analyst

Gregor Horvat is based in Slovenia and has been in the Forex market since 2003. He has been working for Capital Forex Group and TheLFB.com.

He is the owner of www.ew-forecast.com, which p...

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James West


Having started his online career back in 2005, over the years, James has written for scores of websites, covering online poker, eSports, Forex trading, binary options, and digital ledger technology...

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Shaun Downey


Winner of the Technical Analysis Book of the Year 2014, Mapping Your Voyage of Discovery, Shaun Downey is a veteran of the markets and a globally recognized name in the world of Technical Analysis....

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Gavin Pannu

Senior Market Analyst and Mentor

Gavin has over five years’ experience in providing market analysis and employs a combination of fundamental and technical analysis. He has been working at the London Academy of Trading as a senio...

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Akif Din


Akif SH. Din MSTA, CFTe, 2018 Bronwen Wood Memorial Prize Winner, has a solid understanding of global markets, fundamental analysis as well as having a vast amount of knowledge in technical analysi...

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Bryce Willmott


Bryce has over 3 years of experience managing his own personal investment portfolio. In 2018 he completed a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Sussex in Event Management. He then went on to ta...

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Andre Gratian

Editor It has been many years since I was introduced to technical analysis by a friend. I immediately realized its value and learned everything I could about it, starting with the Wykoff course and later on ...
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Michael Pento


Michael Pento is the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies (PPS). PPS is a Registered Investment Advisory Firm that provides money management services. The firm also provides research...

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Doug Jordan


Doug Jordan led the world’s highest-volume foreign exchange franchise and was a key member of the 24-hour market-making operation, leading the team credited with earning Deutsche Bank’s recogni...

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Jason Sen


Jason Sen began his trading career in the options pits on the trading floor of LIFFE in 1987 at the age of 19, making markets on his own account. In 2001 when the trading floor closed he successful...

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Stefano Sciacca


Stefano has developed a multi-asset investment experience throughout his professional background. He worked for QW Capital LLP, the London Stock Exchange Group and Goldman Sachs before joining Kyli...

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Anton Sviridov


Anton is an accomplished Director at Markom Development Ltd where he combines cross functional competencies in staff management, operations planning, customer retention and strategy development. BU...

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Sean Miley


Sean is currently a student at Coventry University studying a BSc in Economics. He has a strong interest in economics and financial markets, having also studied Economics at A level.


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Luke Miley


Luke is currently a student in his final year studying A levels in Economics, Maths and Physics at The Bishop’s Stortford High School. He has a strong interest in economics and financial markets,...

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Jim Martens

Editor Jim Martens is Elliott Wave International's Senior Currency Strategist and editor of the trader-focused Currency Pro Service. He got his start working with metals traders on the Commodity Exchange Cen...
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