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There are lot of similarities between sports and Trading. In this article I am will talk about various sports persons, who are legend in their respective careers. A legend is not merely determined by ascent to the peak of their chosen trade but by their tenacity and enthusiasm of same level of superlative performance to stay at the peak despite various challengers over long term.
Sounds familiar to a trader, I bet it does. How many of us have many outbursts of best performances followed by major losing streaks. We all know if we can allow us to trade at our best let’s say 10 years and be consistent performers, we can be legendary traders. There is one aspect sports persons area of expertise is ‘Sports Psychology’. And I will try to analyze those aspects in this article.
So let’s began with the legends.
1. Michael Schumacher

The name needs no introduction, Michael Schumacher is one such extraordinary legend, who reigns in the privileged extremely competitive and alluring world of Formula One (F1) auto racing. He has broken the most world records for most wins and most championship points in F1. Schumacher holds the records for most world championship titles(7), The most Grand P…
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Good job!

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Very good article

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fx211pips 20 July

well done, very interesting article

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kettle 20 July

very interesting article, thanks !!!

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FX 2017 highlights
  • Euro was the strongest performer last year on dissipating geopolitical risk, strong economic growth and ECB tapering.Pound,
  • Aussie and Loonie also did well.
  • Dollar Index down by 10%. The reason for this big move is that other CBs will likely tighten following FED.
FX year to date
  • Sizeable movement for short span of time.
  • Dollar still is the punching bag.
  • Pound outperformance on Brexit optimism.
  • Aussie, Kiwi outperformed on better global economic prospects and rising commodity prices.
  • Yen is not as bearish as expected.
United Stated Economy

  • Annualized growth topped 3% in Q2 and Q3 but Q4 GDP growth missed the expectation to grow by 2.6%. However growth to return above 3% after tax rate cut effect.
  • Headline Inflation for December 2017 was 2.1% y/y, below the 2017 high of 2.7% hit in February. Core PCE came in at 1.5 % y/y in December.
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Verona888 12 Mar.

Great job!)

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Vlad73 16 Mar.

good luck

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habiemile 20 Apr.

Interesting article!

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FX performance Q3 highlights

  • Dollar slightly down in Q3, dollar/yen flat as Fed maintains rate hike path but other central banks catch up.
  • Euro rally pauses after reaching 2 and ½ years high in September. ECB is proceeding gently with tightening policy. Political risks re-emerge in Europe.
  • Pound has a good Q3 quarter after a surprise hawkish shift by Bank of England. Brexit talks gather some momentum but take its toll on UK economy.
  • Commodity rally (especially metals). Oil also has a positive quarter amid signs that market is finally re-balancing.
FX year to date

  • US dollar off its lows as one more rate hike expected.
  • Euro’s rally has stalled on some political setbacks and ECB’s dovish tapering. Rise in German yields.
  • The pound up versus the dollar, down versus the Euro.
  • Aussie did well despite correction in Oct 2017, Kiwi is flat versus dollar.

United Stated Economy

  • Q3 GDP growth came in at 3.0%.
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mursei 25 Nov.

مقال رائعه

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Annyrio 30 Nov.

very interesting!

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Good luck +1

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Yonggi7 12 Dec.

This article is well done!
And it is well presented!

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thedoctor 15 Dec.

well done

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In this article I will analyze Forex asset performance so far in Year 2017. Major Themes of major economies and currencies - I will discuss and respective currencies performance so far mainly till month of Apr.
Overall Eur and Jpy did well against greenback and UK Pound rebounded after the fall due to last year brexit. Aus dollar was among best performer till April 2017. Yet as I write this article Aus plunged (Commodities meltdown- Iron ore down 7.3 percent) against other currencies.
United Stated Economy
The Fundamentals

  • Q1 annualized rate of growth was 0.7% below expectations of 1.2%. And Final estimate of Q4 GDP growth was 2.1 vs Q3 3.5 %(Anomaly due to spike in soyabean exports to South Africa)
  • Headline Inflation for March 2017 was 2.4% y/y the lowest in 3 months(falling energy prices contributed fall). Core PCE Price Index(excludes volatile Food and Energy) came in at 1.6 % y/y in March, close to Fed 2% objective.
  • And Unemployment rate was 4.4 % in April(Lowest since decade)
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Alisiya 1 June

You're doing good

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mermaid 2 June

Хорошая и информационная работа.

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Aviator 10 June

good job

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I strongly believe in psychology and optimum mindset for trading success. It is way above technical indicators and perfect trade up. I have had very good setup and I did prematurely booked profits so as to not lose small profit or fear that trade will turn into loss. It is all mind game. Mind tricks us. Also we have to have big heart to accept profits. But generally traders accept small profits and big losses. Imagine these scenarios
  • You see breakout from range and then take the right trade. But after some time you close the trade in little loss because you thought this is false break
  • Doubled down on a losing trade
  • You see one trade which you thought of but did not took only to see it in direction of profit and then you jump in to fear of missing out only to lose.
Now I will touch base a little on Mindfulness with a recent example. Mindfulness technique of meditation is helpful to stay aware in present and it can be used in Micro or Macro level events. As you know trading is very dynamic and every minute trading base rate changes. Reacting to events being aware of micro and macro level reality is the key to be successful in trading. And it is better to be aware of our own interna…
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Yuliya_N 30 Sep.

So interesting! I will try to use it!

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Granchio 2 Oct.

ottimo lavoro

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valter 2 Oct.

отличная работа

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psychology and optimum mindset - 90% for succsess in trading.
good article, thank u!

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IntroductionIn the first part of this series we have seen the starting point of the development of an strategy and some of the performance statistics that can be useful in this early state of work. Some criteria for 'interesting' results have been discussed as stone marks for deciding if it is worth continuing the work or not.In this part we discuss how this performance data with some other statistics can guide us in the next step, trying to understand the (possible) behavior of the system in the market.First performance data analysisI think that the most important information that we need at this stage of work is to understand the risks of our strategy. The reason is that I only find acceptable systems with contained and well understood loses, which will allow us to trade with confidence. This is dependent, of course, on the money management policy employed, but aiming first at the simple method of scaling leverage to our risk tolerance, we can think that the rough performance estimates obtained at this moment are appropriate proxies for real trade results.So with this framework in mind, we start looking at some statistics from our tests:Profit factor(PF): This statistic can be ve…
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LinnuxFX 19 Sep.

Too complex for my strategies, lol, good luck anyway ...

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alifari 24 Sep.

I too found it to complex, but nice attempt

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hipernova 25 Sep.

I do not think is actually so complex; all the computations described in this article can be done in three or four hours with enough simulations to get solid numbers if we have the strategy coded; the most important thing is that the measures that we obtain by this method are pretty conservative and, in my experience, really good approximations of the potential performance of the system, all without the very expensive process of performing a parameter optimization.

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slimih 26 Sep.

Nice article! +1

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svdev 14 Mar.

Amazing article, keep up the great work : )

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Introduction You have an idea for trading in your mind, one that can be put in full or partial algorithmic form; and you know how to code it as an strategy in some broker's technical solution; to focus on one take it Jforex. Now, what do you do? Do you start furiously to code in Java? Supposing that your algorithm is parametric, after you have a functional and tested code, do you start historical optimization runs? If you get a good set of parameters, do you put your strategy in Live Trade and wait for profits materialize? This series of articles is my answer to such questions, spiced with tips, reflections and some recommendations for the analysis of the process and results, from my point of view rooted on my mathematical background. To maintain our feet on ground, I will use as conductor and example a system, call it Cyclop, in which I am working now, just before to go to Live Trade with it. Starting point Cyclop in reality is more a 'family' of systems that a single system, because it is highly configurable (can signal quite different market situations that offer -presumably- profitable entry points); is simple, with clear cut logic, and only needs a few indicators to work; i…
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Most traders who try to succeed in trading Forex face a question – „is it possible to be profitable in Forex at all?“. This is common because many beginners make similar mistakes – look for „Holy Grail“, use too many fancy indicators or think that complex systems are better than simple ones, etc. In Forex experience is the most important thing. So it is normal that after a strike of failures such questions arise. Some beginners lose faith and quit Forex. In this article I will try to give information about funds that trade Forex, how they perform and what methodologies they use. I hope that this will give faith at least to some. Some may dissapoint too. Most of the information I‘ve gathered from „BarclayHedge“ databases. How did they perform In a table below is a list of top 30 performers in Forex during 1 year (2011).This table might give some wrong understanding, as we should also look at total return, drawdown and how much time it is „on market“. But as we can see such funds are profitable and some generate really solid returns. Keep in mind that most of these funds use good money management and they never use full leverage like 1:100. There are much more fu…
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jurga1s 18 Feb.

Thank you for your work. Very interesting!

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aurelijus 18 Feb.

Really interesting. +1

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Bluedragon 28 Feb.

good article

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adask 29 Feb.

Thank you everyone for a kind comments. Today is the last day and new month starts.

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quantum_fx 29 Feb.

Very Interesting!

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Are all people suited to and therefore likely to excel in the same jobs or careers? Are all people suited to and therefore likely to excel in the same sports? Are all people suited to and therefore likely to excel at playing the same instrument? The answer of course is no. So are all people suited to and therefore likely to excel at the same style of trading? Of course, again, the answer is an emphatic no. There are many different markets to trade and many different ways in which to trade them. One of the key developmental goals of any trader is to find the style of trading and market that best matches them, their personality, goals and motivations and trading philosophy. A question I am often asked is “How do I know if I am trading the best market and style for me?” The same question could be asked regarding employment choices, an academic subject being studied, or a particular sport being played. Where traders are working in teams or are part of an organization, there is the possibility of getting external feedback from trader managers, trainers and coaches. This can be extremely valuable, not least because past experience and historical studies can be used.A further area that I …
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AdrianWS 4 Jan.

It is definitely useful to have a trading journal, emotions are one of the hardest things in trading.

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LinnuxFX 25 Jan.

Well done, good luck... See my article and if you want my Scalping Tool for Testing ask for it in comments...

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