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Introduction

Dukascopy offers trading in currencies, Metals, CFD ETFs, CFD stocks, CFD Indices, CFD commodities and cryptocurrencies. Understanding the dynamics of the various options available makes trading them much easier.
This article looks at the blockchain technology, the bedrock on which all cryptocurrencies are established. Getting to understand this technology will aid in the trading of Bitcoin, and the other cryptocurrencies.

History of Blockchain

Before it was ever used in cryptocurrencies, it had humble beginnings as a concept in computer science, particularly, in the domains of cryptography and data structures. The Merkle tree is the earliest record of the blockchain technology which is a data structure that was patented by Ralph Merkle in 1979, and functioned by verifying and handling data between computer systems in a peer-to-peer network of computers, validating data was important to make sure nothing was altered or changed during transfer.
In 2008, Satoshi Nakamato conceptualized the distributed blockchain. It contains a secure history of data exchanges, utilize a peer-to-peer network to time stamp and verify each exchange, and could be mana…
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Muller 2 Sep.

Interesting information

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useful information

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good article

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In the jungle where a lot of animal species live, every animal is different and has its own lifestyle and the way of living, but all of them are controlled by the same instinct which is the hunger and hunting. The survival and fear of death are enough reasons to keep animals looking for foods and a good hunt to stay alive. Animals are following their instinct very strict and they invented and innovated a lot of tricks and ways to get the food they need to keep alive, some predators wait for days and weeks patiently until an unlucky prey get trapped, hunted and eaten by them. Some animal species such as lions, Cheetahs, Crocodiles, and Wolves share the same goal of getting the prey trapped and hunted but every animal has its own tricks and characteristics which make them very successful hunters.
In fact, the animal kingdom is full of lessons and tricks that strongly associated with being successful and lucrative Forex Trader, and if we closely observe animals we will be surprised on how intelligent and creative animals are. Therefore valuable tricky lessons can be learned and adopted by Forex Traders to improve their profitability and to be successful in Trading. Animals have succes…
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Very very interesting!

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Labs raksts !

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I am using volume indicator in my trading. But it is very simple and not comfortable to follow all the time. I started using other volume indicators. As a result found On Balance Volume indicator as a very useful volume indicator. After testing indicator I decided to share trading with OBV method in Article contest.

Note: OBV is suitable for trading stocks and does not work well with currency pairs!

What is On Balance Volume Indicators?
OBV was developed by Joseph Granville in 1960s. He found that when volume increases while price stays stable later price jumps. And vice versa happens when volume drops while price stays on the same level. A rising OBV reflects positive volume pressure that can lead to higher prices. Conversely, falling OBV reflects negative volume pressure that can foreshadow lower prices.
Investopedia says:
The theory behind OBV is based on the distinction between smart money – namely, institutional investors – and less sophisticated retail investors. As mutual funds and pension funds begin to buy into an issue that retail investors are selling, volume may increase even as the price remains relatively level. Eventually, volume drives the price upward. At that poi
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thorough analysis

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genial!!!

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great

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Hedging is simply coming up with a way to protect yourself against big loss. Think of a hedge as getting insurance on your trade. Hedging is a way to reduce the amount of loss you would incur if something unexpected happened. Simple Forex Hedging Some brokers allow you to place trades that are direct hedges. Direct hedging is when you are allowed to place a trade that buys a currency pair and then at the same time you can place a trade to sell the same pair. While the net profit is zero while you have both trades open, you can make more money without incurring additional risk if you time the market just right. The way a simple forex hedge protects you is that it allows you to trade the opposite direction of your initial trade without having to close that initial trade. It can be argued that it makes more sense to close the initial trade for a loss and place a new trade in a better spot. This is part of trader discretion. As a trader, you certainly could close your initial trade and enter the market at a better price. The advantage of using the hedge is that you can keep your trade on the market and make money with a second trade that makes a profit as the market moves agains…
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In some cases Regulators determine that firms have been concealing retail or customers accounts and have found out that they are breaching the Regular T margin rules in the process. Sorry to say, arbitrary and selective enforcement by regulators in a prejudiced manner has proprietary traders and firms to restructure, modify how they transact business and to close down doing business in their current manner.
Since more and more scams are involve with regulators and brokers, here are 9 good questions that you can ask in choosing a Forex broker. Although looking for a broker can be a quite a complicated search for traders, you have to be certain to make sure to ask prospective brokers for you to have a reputable broker to work with. These questions may be a good basis for choosing a good broker.
1. Ask the broker what regulatory authority is your brokerage firm registered with and in what country. The NFA or National Futures Association conducts audit on books and is one of the best present regulators. The Forex market is presently far less regulated than stocks, bonds, and commodities.
2. Know how fast they can execute the order. Apparently, it should be a second or less than a seco…
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cool!

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Dominos 17 Aug.

good article

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thedoctor 17 Aug.

good article

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Introduction
The Elliott wave principle was developed by R.N. Elliott in his 1938 book, The Wave Principle. The Elliott wave principle is a form of technical analysis that attempts to analyse financial market cycles and forecast market trends by looking into extremes in investor psychology expressed by highs and lows as well as prices and several other factors.
This article serves as a basic introduction to Elliott wave theory. A basic 5-wave impulse sequence and 3-wave corrective sequence are also explained. While Elliott Wave Theory can get more complicated than this 5-3 combination, this article will only focus on the very basics.
Basic Sequence
There are two types of waves in the sequence that is the impulsive and corrective phases. Impulsive waves move in the direction of the larger degree wave. When the larger degree wave is bullish, advancing waves are impulsive and declining waves are corrective. When the larger degree wave is down, impulse waves are down and corrective waves are up.
Fig 1: Elliot Wave – Basic 5 wave sequence.
Fig 1 above shows a rising 5-wave sequence. Waves 1,3 and 5 are impulse waves because they move in the same direction with the trend, where…
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Nice one!

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good article!

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Hello friends, last month i came with the article forex style and attitude,this month i m going to focus on how to exit the trade successfully
Lets start...
What is the hardest decision you have to make on any given trade? If you said the trade exit, you are correct and if you’ve traded for any length of time, you already knew that was the answer
To be clear, ‘trade exits’ means managing your stop loss and profit target as the trade unfolds. This can be a very tricky topic to tackle, because it is ‘tricky’ in reality, to put it nicely, as you probably already know. So, let’s dive into what I consider to be the best way to exit your trades after they are live in order to maximize profits and minimize losses…
Why are trade exits so difficult?!Mentally, people make trade exits much more complicated than they ever need to be. They give into greed, they freak out and close trades out prematurely, they don’t give them time to work out, they don’t have a plan etc. These are some of the reasons why trade exits are hard for most people. The two most important things to realize, and what many traders have a lot of trouble accepting, is the following…
1. You are NEVER going to get EVERY pip o…
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AndreK 27 July

Интересная статья!

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Pisakjanos 30 July

impressive

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rajwinder 31 July

I always believe .....Its easy to enter in to markets any point of time, but whoever knows when to exit...is a master of the markets.

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good article!

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Trading and Investment
So, you decided you want to trade the markets, currencies and stocks. Knowing what time of the day to trade is crucial, especially when you’re making trades early in your investing career. The markets trading hours is one of the frequently asked questions. Even I read somewhere that if you want to become a successful trader, you have to move to the time zone which is more convenient to trade during the most important trading hours. This is really interesting. You want to become a trader to be your own boss and work and make money from the comfort of your home. Now, all of a sudden, some people suggest you to migrate to another time zone. Now... before you read the rest of my article of this Month July 2018, make sure to check others in different articles especially some articles in https://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest you might have great results over your trades. Let’s learn what the markets’ hours are and then decide to choose the best one. This is true that the currency market is open 24 hours per day and 5 days per week (it opens on Sunday afternoon at 5 pm Eastern time and closes on Friday afternoon at 5 pm Eastern time). But there ism…
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nice

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nice

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Very good article

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fx211pips 19 July

very well written

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Forex indicators are mathematical functions based on the evaluation of the difference between bidding and price. While analyzing charts, a trader can predict whether a current trend will be the same or change somehow and thus create his own most profitable trading strategy. By using divergence indicators, traders may effectively reveal higher and lower momentum, and therefore the possible trend continuation or reversal. Effectively using the forex divergence trading system may be one of the best tools to forecast the situation and to achieve the best trading results.
CONTENTS
1. What is divergence
2.Types of divergence
3. Indicators to use for Divergence Trading
4. Rules for Determining Divergence
5.Divergence Trading – Some important points
6.conclusion
1.WHAT IS DIVERGENCE
It is an age-old concept that was developed by Charles Dow and mentioned in his Dow Tenets. The most important of all is when Dow found out that when there was a divergence between the two, it presented a possible change in the markets. For example, when the Dow Industrials made new highs and when the transportation index failed to make a high it indicated that there was some discrepancy. This formed the basis …
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fx211pips 19 July

great article, divergence is a powerful tool

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tangell 20 July

nice job/ good luck

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Good article!

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well done

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It's very informative to me, thanks for job

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Dukascopy has helped many of us to become a stable and efficient trader , let it be by it's rules based trader's contest or analytical contest like fundamental. Initially some may feel rules are slightly strict but later I am sure they do realise that they are focused on cultivating good trading habits and avoiding common mistakes Forex traders do in live market.
It's almost five years now since Iam associated with this thrilling community and with this article I wish to show my gratitude to all my fellow traders and entire Dukascopy team for this beautiful journey. Being a community member I have always desired that Dukascopy expands even further and gain heights, so couple of thoughts just erupted in my mind which I would like to share with you all.

1) Dukascopy Forex Institute
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There are very few forex education institutes available in the market and majority of them are unreliable and not trustworthy . Yes, there are several articles,books,teachings published on forex but as there are many it becomes difficult to rely on any particular one , also confusing . Many of the traders don't even know the significance of the indicators they use in trading but they simply apply becaus…
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A good one!

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Interesting proposals!

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Introduction

Identifying patterns in forex trading, forex binary options trading or touch binaries can be a game changer, resulting in huge success. Pullbacks and throwbacks are one of the man patterns that traders could make use of, especially in binary options trading.
This article discusses the definition of pullbacks and throwbacks, their differences, how to spot them and some practical information for a binary options trade.
What is pullback and throwback?

In general terms we can define the terms pullback and throwback as the return of the price to the predefined line of support or resistance, which was already broken, following which there is a classic example of support and resistance role switch.
  • Pullback
In a pullback the price breaks the line of support from the top, for a short moment, returns back and transforms support into resistance from which it reverses. A pullback is also referred to a as retracement or a consolidation. Graphically it can be represented by Fig 1 Below.
Fig 1: Pullback illustration
  • Throwback
A throwback is the opposite of a pullback. It occurs when the price breaks the line of resistance from the bottom, return and creates support from th…
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Cool!

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Good information

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INTRODUCTION.

The 22nd of May has been dubbed Bitcoin Pizza day due to the infamous incident that happened on this day in 2010. On May 22, 2010, the first Bitcoin transaction was recorded, whereby Laszlo Hanyecz agreed to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for two delivered Papa John's pizzas. On the eighth anniversary of this transaction, the Bitcoins would have been worth over USD 80 million had he kept them.
The new order of cryptocurrencies is upon us and the world has been forced to accept the new reality. In the past the Bitcoins were traded on Bitcoin exchanges on a long only basis, with the exchange taking place between a willing buyer and seller. But as more and more participants enter the market and its depth increase, we have witnessed the introduction of Bitcoin CFDs meaning that it is possible to short sell the asset. This article gives the author’s personal strategy when it comes to trading the Bitcoin (BTC/USD).
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Dukascopy Bank SA provides leveraged CFD trading on price movements of cryptocurrencies, its derivatives or value estimations and more information on this will be found on the following link …
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Labs darts !

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interesting

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Hello, my dear friends and Dukascopy Community Members, We are talking about Fundamental Analysis and Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis Contest.
Fundamental Analysis :
Fundamental Analysis is a popular method among traders to predict price changes in the Forex market. The basic analysis is based on an analysis of indicators of leading economies and statistical data on developments in economic sectors produced by major countries. The fundamental analysis takes into consideration important political and financial news, Which may affect prices. Based on the nature of the information analyzed.
Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis Contest :
  • Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis Contest is competition prepared for participants to forecast the Fundamental Analysis on the selected currency , Discuss potential outcomes with other community members before and after the release the news . Technically, This competition is like trading binary options.
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great job

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klintons 31 May

Labs raksts !

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NataAzov 1 June

После такой инструкции - все сразу на 1-м месте будут в конкурсе)))

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Отлично. Мне очень понравилось

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Introduction

Pivot points are a darling to most traders and are undoubtedly one of the most popular technical tools used by Forex traders, regardless of their level of experience in the markets. Essentially pivot points are a price level which indicates the market’s sentiment or direction.
This article seeks to unpack the pivot points and how they can be of use to traders. This will be done through defining what pivot points and the calculation thereof and how the various pivot point types can be of use to the trader.
What are Pivot Points?

Pivot points can be defined as a technical analysis indicator used to determine the overall trend of the market over different time frames. It can be put simply as benchmarks that traders use to get a feel for the way the market is moving. A bearish sentiment is formed when the price goes below the pivot point level, and in contrast, the bulls are in play if the price goes beyond the pivot point level.
Support levels are levels where the price tends to find support as it falls. That is, the price at which it is more likely to "bounce" off this level rather than break through it. However, in the event of a break through, by an amount exce…
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Sehr Interessant !

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Chilli 31 May

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Hello, my dear friends and the fellow community members.
In the article of the month of April, we learned about the Head and Shoulder pattern. This month, I have come up with the Cup and Handle pattern. It is also very famous chart pattern. It is a continuation pattern. In this pattern, there is a consolidation period in the form of a rounding bottom after a trending move higher in the price. This rounding bottom is known as the cup. It is followed by another consolidation period which has a depth less than half of the depth of the cup. It is known as the handle. This is why the pattern is known as the cup and handle formation. This pattern is very easy to visualize. I have included a few charts where this pattern had emerged.
FIGURE-01

1. ABOUT THE CUP AND HANDLE PATTERN
A few facts about the cup and handle pattern:
It is considered as the bullish continuation pattern. It has 4 necessary ingredients.
1. The prevailing uptrend
2. The cup
3. The handle
4. And the neckline
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klintons 31 May

Very well

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iiivb 1 June

personally, I do not trade this pattern but thanks for sharing!

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interessante

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