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In order to make money in forex consistently one has to review proven trading methods and techniques on a regular basis. They are always new simple interpretations and process that may be included in your current trading system to maintain a structured approach to the market and achieve constant returns.
Another important factor is to set a precise set of rule to control your actions when the market does not react as expected.Just like any trading system, the guidelines to combat a negative market must be simple enough to remember and execute. These guidelines must apply to a variety of scenarios and must be designed to compensate for the individuals weaknesses and inadequacies.In order to achieve long term success, they must be formulated to help in maintain discipline on a daily basis and offer timely memory aid in difficulty situations.
Here are some of the tips
1. Learn to limit your losses
Successful forex trading is more about avoiding losses than making profits. While avoiding losses, one protects from the drawdown that affect your existing account capital. Other ways of avoiding unexpected loss is by using predetermined stop loss level. A more advanced method is using trail…
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Useful tips)

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Good article!

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Hello everyone! My name is Harry from Indonesia. This is my first article, hope it can gives a little value for everyone. Every trader wants to be a consistently profitable trader. In order to achieve that, we try to improve our trading system to fit our personality, risk profile and also increase our winning chance. Maybe this Super Trend indicator can be alternative tool to profitable trade.
After googling around, searching for Super Trend calculation, I found that Super Trend indicator using 4 variables : High, Low, ATR, and coefficient. The basic formula is :
Basic Upper band : (High + Low) / 2 + ATR x Coefficient
Basic Lower band : (High + Low) / 2 – ATR x Coefficient
Using Super Trend indicator is simple. You can clearly take position by seeing this chart. You can use it on any time frame. Example below using 1H chart.
Open Buy when price cross and close above the upper band
Close Buy when price cross and close below the lower band
Open Sell when price cross and close below the lower band
Close Sell when price cross and close above the upper band
There is no perfect system or indicator. …
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FXNOAD 14 June

Very nice

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hargun 14 June

thank you :)

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Yonggi7 14 June

Yes It's really important !!!!! I wanted to know that also!! How to use indicators is very importnat in Trading!!!!

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Yonggi7 14 June

Congratulations my friend!

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The Dukascopy community has drawn people from diverse backgrounds, pursuing different passions. Therefore whether one is a model, writer or poker player in on order to crystallize the winning prize the rules dictate that a minimum trading turnover be achieved among other conditions as shown in Fig 1.
Fig 1: Prize and awarding Rules for the Fundamental Analysis Contest.
Therefore, regardless of one’s passion and interest, ultimately to be successful one has to be a god trader. Being a good trader starts with creating a working trading system.
A trading system can be defined as a set of specific rules, or parameters, that determine entry and exit points for a given Forex pair. Further to that a trading system is a comprehensive strategy that takes into account six very important factors.
In this article, we will cover the general approach to creating a rule-based trading system.
  • Examine your Mindset

Know yourself: The first port of call will be choosing the right contest that matches your style, passion and competences among the various contest on offer in the Dukascopy Community. This will ensure that you enjoy whatever you will be doing and eventually open up th…
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Skif 17 May

Success is achieved by those who work on themselves!

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good article, trader must have one realistic plan, and keep it.

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FXRabbit 22 May

Well written!

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Most new traders revel in leverage. They seek out brokers who provide high leverage, deposit a small amount of money and dream of the riches they will make. This is very delusional of course. But the subject of leverage seems to confuse a lot of professional traders and brokers alike.
Does Leverage Magnify Returns as Well as Losses?
It is often said that leverage can increase your potential returns and your potential losses. What is often missed if that this is not a linear relationship. While you can increase your returns with more leverage, it comes a point when this is counter-productive. In other words, past point X, for 1 unit of risk you don’t get a 1 unit of return anymore.
The Gremlins of Volatility
This asymmetric return works in three ways. First, increasing leverage always increases the volatility of your trading returns. These are our first gremlins, the gremlins of volatility. Take a look at our first picture below. This simple table showcases two hypothetical systems A in the first column and system B in the column below it.
System A makes 20 percent one year but loses 10 percent the next. System B on the other hand consistently makes 4.5 percent each year. Obvi…
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good observations.

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Beto 3 Apr.

Very interesting information

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ghfran 3 Apr.

nice one )

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FXRabbit 5 Apr.

^_^ Gremlins

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great article

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Слышали об индикаторе Stochastic? Уверен, что да. Весьма полезный инструмент в толковых руках. В этой статье я расскажу о "стохастическом поглощении" и его применении в торговле на валютном рынке Форекс. В статье также будут отображены все возможные фильтры, которые помогут более продуктивно использовать данный метод торговли. Данный термин придумал я сам, поэтому статья уникальна по своей сути.
Рабочее пространство
Первым делом начнем с настройки рабочего стола. Нам потребуются четыре стандартных индикатора. Список индикаторов с настройками:
  • Скользящая средняя. Период 200. Красный цвет.
  • Скользящая средняя. Период 50. Синий цвет.
  • Stochastic. Период 5,3,3. Цвета синий и красный.
  • Stochastic. Период 21,3,3. Цвета зеленый и красный.

Так это должно все выглядеть на графике.
Работаем только на временных интервалах от четырех часов и выше. Ловим только чистый рынок, шум нам не нужен.

Как и в любой торговой стратегии у нас есть фильтры. В роли них выступают две скользящие средние с периодами 50 и 200.
Если скользящая с периодом 50 находится ниже скользящей с периодом 200, то движение нисходящее и мы будем искать вход только на продажу. Если же скользящая с периодом 50 ок…
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Хорошая статья!)

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Labs darbs

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Introduction:Forex Trading is not miracle Earning Method,Now it is very popular and real earning method for any person ,But Earning not easy ,So Here 90% Trader lose money and only 10% Trader get Profit .Most Of The Trader Lose Money Because lack of Perfect Trading strategy ,Here I present excellent Strategy for regular Profit Of Your Trading Portfolio ,Only one trade Per Day ,Not More Than One.
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Dukascopy has Also World famous Liquidity Provider ,Like HSBC ,BNP Paribas .So Dukascopy Our First Choice For Live Trading.
Risk Management Plan : First We Must Be set up Our Risk management system ,Risk Management Not Only Important But Also Essential For Our Every entry .Risk Management at Dukascopy Example
Broker_Name: Dukascopy Or Dukascopy EU
Time_frame:15 minute
Maximum_Trading Risk Per Day
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thank you for sharing

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RahmanSL 7 Dec.

Good lesson for Forex Newbies and Wannabes ...also additional ammo for Forex Traders too :))

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Nice written!

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Good article, thank you for sharing

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Good job done!

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The theme of the impact of seasonality on the price of stock assets was started by Larry Williams in 1973. Many researchers of history of technical analysis consider him as the "godfather" of this method in the commodities market. Because of this, Larry Williams is considered as the true ancestor of the seasonal trade.
Seasonality of the stock and commodity markets been known for long. Likewise described principle works at Forex market, following the same laws of supply and demand changes. Laws of exist - for example, we all know that the ruble falls in autumn.
Typically, the foreign exchange market is changing quite quickly; trends tend to unfold, changing direction, creating hazards and room for trader’s maneuver. But there are certain segments in which not only the fundamental and technical analysis, but also taking into account seasonal factors will effectively works in the "plus".
From the point of view of maximizing the impact of seasonal factors on the behavior of the market, the most sensitive is the first month of the calendar year in which many traders still make decisions about opening new positions, the development of strategies for the coming year. The increase in J…
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FX_Tiger thank you :)

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rashadali 27 Oct.

yes it is very useful to check seasonality )

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Bidza 27 Oct.

It's my first time getting this idea that there could be distinct seasonality in FX too. Thank you.

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good job !

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Datamining a profitable trading system is easy these days. Just take any decent platform like MetaTrader or Dukascopy J-Forex, try out some indicators and optimize the stoploss and takeprofit values until you get great results. But a datamined strategy in this manner will rarely work in practice. Traders have to be very careful when creating trading systems to avoid the common pitfalls with this process.
In this article I will present the six questions you have to ask yourself when creating any trading strategy. You will also see how I created and tested one of my profitable trading systems, shown in the picture below.
1. Are your trading rules simple?
The first question that you need to answer is, are your trading rules simple? The more variables you add, the more odds increase that the system will not work in practice. An easy way to think about this is that each new rule, whether it’s entry, exit or stoploss increases the complexity by one. For example, say you have a trading system that enters at a new 40 day high and exits at a new 20 day low. This means that you now have a total of two trading rules. Now if you add a fixed stoploss and takeprofit values, you increase the c…
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Well written

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nice article

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very interesting article

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BilboFX 22 Oct.

Nice article!!!

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very good

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In today's article I want to talk about two types of traders. They define two different styles of trading.
The important thing I realized, engaging in trading - there is no trading system that would suit everyone. We all have different financial goals and a different perception of risks. Read this post until the end, think and decide what style of trading suits you most.
System Trading

System Trading is based on specific rules that the trader does not have the right to violate. This means that if trading strategy gives you a signal to buy, then you should definitely buy. There is no place for the human factor and reflection.
The first systems traders, which I learned about, were "turtle-traders." They traded futures on the 20 and / or 50-day breakdown. In total, I think, about 18 instruments. Their task is to catch the trend. Drawdown reached in some cases 40%. That is, the number of losing trades was great.
Now imagine that a system trader suddenly decides not to enter the market, although he got strategy signals. And just at this moment trend starts - a source of profits of this trading style. As you know, one mistake, so it is the human factor, resulting in a significant l…
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Cremelady 27 Sep.

good topic

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klintons 27 Sep.

Gut artikel

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If ideas mattered, we would all be rich and thin’. I heard that quote once and it stuck with me. Think about all the overweight people around you constantly struggling to control their weight. Don’t these people know how to lose weight? Eat less then you consume. Get off that couch and workout. It’s not rocket science. Yet they don’t do it. Ideas or knowledge are not the problem here. Discipline is.
There are no Secrets
When I first started trading I read all the books I could find on the topic. I backtested all these different systems trying to find my ‘holy grail’. Yet I was losing money. I kept jumping from system to system or trying to improve a perfectly good trading strategy.
Several years and many mistakes later I started to develop the skill that is (in my opinion) the key to being a profitable trader. That skill isn’t programming or backtesting in a futile search for the perfect system. I didn’t figure out a new revolutionary way to look at the market. I developed discipline.
DALBAR Studies Show Investor Underperformance
Take a look at our next picture. This is from the famous DALBAR studies. It compares the returns of the typical investor versus the respective benc…
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mcquak 13 Sep.

Great article, thanks for the information and effort!

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very nice

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very good

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Great work

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very good

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Poseidon is an offspring of famous Donchian Channel and Turtle Trading Strategies first introduced in Poseidon Strategy Rules and Test Results (1 March 2013). It is a trend following strategy aiming to capture a trend and not letting it go until trend fades.
The rules are simple and can be found in above mentioned article in detail. Shortly, it enters the market when 55 days’ highest or lowest value is breached. It has a initial stop loss and trailing stop depending on the ATR value of currency pair.
You can find test results of optimization of ATR values and proof that Poseidon works with wide range of stop loss and trailing stop values in Simple Money Management and Poseidon Test Results Revisited (1 April 2013). Also why I believe risking certain percentage of your equity is better than using fixed amount per trade explained in the same article.
I re-introduced my own system with my simplified rules in Poseidon Makes 50.000 $ to 360.000$ - Jforex Files Included (7 July 2016). I removed ATR calculation for every trade and started use fix amounts…
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Efegen 28 Aug.

Thank you everyone for your support :)

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driven 28 Aug.

Nicely done.

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Хорошая стратегия, но не каждый сможет следовать ей. Спасибо за материал.

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great article as always!

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great article))

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Poseidon is an offspring of famous Donchian Channel and Turtle Trading Strategies. It is a trend following strategy aiming to capture a trend and not letting it go until trend fades.
I have working on this strategy for a while and I published two award winning articles regarding my strategy. Please click on them to read them.
1) Poseidon Strategy Rules and Test Results
2) Simple Money Management and Poseidon Test Results Revisited
In this article I will continue my award winning series and I will introduce simplified rules for Poseidon, deliver Visual JForex files i developed and share my 10 year long test results for EURUSD.
1) 20 days’ Average True Range
2) 55 days’ highest high and 55 days’ lowest low are the only three information we will use to setup this strategy.
I simplifed my rules. I do use fixed values to determine my stop as will be explained below.
The motto of the strategy is to buy high to sell higher, sell low to buy lower.

-BUY if Price breaks above 55 days’ highest high. We will buy when the Price gets one tick higher than the 55 days’ highest high.
-SELL if Price gets below 55 days’ lowest…
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Go for the trading contests.

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klizthiac 11 Aug.

Good job

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Knaz_RA 17 Oct.

На истории красиво.....однако рынок не постоянен, характер движения цены постоянно меняется- из-за чего приходить редактировать ТС.Данная ТС  проживет года 2-3, о 10 лет нужно забыть.......

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The reality is that most people are lose their money at the forex market ... The question is, how good looser you are?
If you are not first day at the Forex market, you know what is drawdown and that drawdown periods are unavoidable, whether you work in the old way, manually or using a robot.
However, the long periods of drawdown simply killing, people start to doubt your system and modify endlessly, thus cause even longer periods of subsidence, and in the end, their patience is broken, and they leave this trading system, moving on to the next one. Many are well aware that trade without subsidence is impossible, but still lose their heads as soon as the drawdown is slightly delayed.
This moment is forcing people to look for systems with long periods of profit, which usually ends with abruptly deep subsidence (a simple example - Martingale, Scalping). That is why dangerous strategies have such a large fan base, especially among the newcomers - there is no need to endure long periods of subsidence. Such systems show a very steep yield curve with hundreds or thousands of percent, which always ends in one or more devastating recessions.
The use of such systems by newcomers leads to
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first picture))

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sore point  - about  losses

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fx211pips 25 Mar.

great article! A trader should focus on how much he/she can lose instead of how much can be won.

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kstubun11 25 Mar.

thanks for your advice

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geobio66 27 May

жизнь - это волновой процесс. нужно уметь определять положительные аномалии. тогда неудачи превратятся в удачи

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In this article I want to discuss the possibility of applying the definition of a local minima (local maxima) in the technical analysis and forecasting , as well as to determine optimal levels of stop loss and take Profile.
So firstly I recall the definition of a function, and derived function to reach the local minima (local maxima).
Function definition
we define a function symbolised by "f" , when we associate to real number one and only one real number
We write :
f : x→ f(x)
x : is a real number represents the variable of the function f
The price in the market can be considered a function whose variable is the time:
P : t→ P(t) ;
P: is function price ,the variable of this function is the time symbolised by "t"
The derived function of a function:

t0 is an instant in a time segment of length h
The ratio (dP(t))/dt=(P(t0+h)-P(t0))/h is it called the growth rate.
If this ratio takes a fixed value when approaches zero sufficiently , this number will be called the function derivated of the fuction P at the instant t0 , we write:
lim(h→0)⁡〖(P(t0+h)-P(t0))/h〗= P'(t0)
If P'(t0)>0, then P(t) is strictly increasing.
If P'(t0)>0, then P(t) is strictly decreasing.
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good work . keep doing it

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Nacerdz 16 Dec.

thank  very much freind

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thnak you Rimma

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Nacerdz 31 Dec.

Next month I will added more application with all details , Happy new year to all member ,success , health , happiness, peace

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The rules in the trader contest are forcing me to re-evaluate my entire participation in the contest. Some of the aims of the contest include encouraging traders to show long-term consistent trading results, and encourage traders to share their trading ideas with other traders. A standard is now being set; with a maximum acceptable drawdown of 60%, the Dukascopy Forex Community (DFC) administrators are now placing some focus on risk management.
The contest begins with each trader having a DEMO account containing $100,000. The account is to be traded for a period of one month, and is subject to several trading restrictions which form a part of the contest rules.
A trader’s objectives are very simple:
  1. Make maximum profit
  2. Keep Drawdown below 60%
It is necessary to note that having the highest account balance does not guarantee winning a cash prize, there are several other categories where points are awarded. Points are awarded for daily posting on the trader contest blog and the use of pending (conditional) orders for all trades opened.
Many of us know these rules, but there are still traders who trade well but lose points because they ignore the blog points and use of conditional …
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well done

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well done))

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