Selwyn M. Gishen

Selwyn M. Gishen

  • • 15 years of experience as a forex trader and provides consulting and bookkeeping services for startups and small businesses
  • • Author of articles for Investopedia and Forex Journal, a book on trading the forex market for online traders, and a trading guide for Trade Station
  • • CEO of ProGro Group, a property development company for regional shopping centers and industrial parks


Selwyn Gishen is an author, consultant, property developer, and forex trader. He currently provides consultation, recruiting services, finance, and bookkeeping services to a variety of companies in the tech industry, yoga and fitness, and real estate industries. He helps start-ups and small business owners with bookkeeping as well as implementation of his idea to vision to mission program. Selwyn helps connect qualified veterans to businesses seeking talented military personnel. Over the past 35 years, he has been involved with several endeavors that include retail, fast food, jewelry manufacturing, real estate development, and forex trading for high net worth individuals in the financial markets.


Selwyn received his associate's degree from Oxford College in South Africa, where he studied finance, business, marketing, and contract Law.

Quote from Selwyn

"Most people can search the internet or read books on 'how-to' information or what successful people have achieved. Very few people know how to do the inner search to learn how to deal with their own emotions, a critical feature when trading financial instruments, for example. My own passion is to find ways to expand consciousness and to help others in their quest for self-mastery. I wrote a book called Mind, which is a spiritual approach to dealing with various life aspects."

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  1. Forex & Currencies

    Is there a world currency? If so, what is it?

    There is no such thing as a world currency. However, since World War II, the dominant or reserve currency of the world has ...
  2. Forex & Currencies

    The Stages of a Forex Trend

    How to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  3. Managing Wealth

    Keep It Simple and Trade With the Trend

    The simple solution is often the best one, which is why you should learn to trade with the trend.
  4. Forex & Currencies

    How often do exchange rates fluctuate?

    Learn how exchange rates fluctuate. Exchange rates float freely against one another, which means they are in constant fluctuation. ...
  5. Forex & Currencies

    How To Pay Your Forex Broker

    Learn how to evaluate forex broker fee/commission structures with these three types of commissions and find the one that ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    Position Sizing: The Way To Profit In Forex

    Position sizing will account for the quickest and most magnified returns that a trade can generate.
  7. Forex & Currencies

    Why is the U.S. dollar shown on the top of some currency pairs and on the bottom of others?

    All currencies are traded in pairs. The first currency in the pair is called the base currency while the second is called ...
  8. Trading Strategy

    Tiger Trading: Long-Term Charts For Short-Term Currency Trades

    Stock traders can add currencies to their portfolios by using this patient investing strategy.
  9. Forex & Currencies

    4 Reasons Why You Need A Forex Trading Journal

    Most brokers will provide you with trade records, but it's also important to keep track on your own.
  10. Forex & Currencies

    6 Steps To A Rule-Based Forex Trading System

    Learn to add structure to your trading methods with these six important steps.
  11. Forex & Currencies

    How do you lose money in the Forex market?

    All trades made in the forex market are made in pairs. In other words, one currency is always quoted against another currency, ...
  12. Trading Strategy

    Using Feedback To Improve Your Trading

    Positive and negative trading experiences can affect the way you trade. Find out how.
  13. Forex & Currencies

    Understanding Forex Risk Management

    There's risk in every trade you take, but as long as you can measure risk, you can manage it.
  14. Forex & Currencies

    Price Shading In The Forex Markets

    This practice puts brokers ahead of their clients, but it doesn't have to be a negative for traders.
  15. Forex & Currencies

    How is the forex spot rate calculated?

    The forex spot rate is determined by supply and demand. Banks all over the world are buying and selling different currencies ...
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