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Smart Investment to Precious Metals - Part 4 N/A/63
Posted 12 hours ago by VectorCZ Ranking
Trading Precious Metals Gold Silver Portfolio Diversification
In the next few episodes of the series on investing in physical precious metals We elaborate on specific perspective silver and gold coins belonging to quality investment-collectors' collections.
Term perspective, as we know, presents the following characteristics of the coin:
  • Each year a different design while retaining the basic theme,
  • Limited edition,
  • World investment and collector's popularity.

These coins over time increase their value. Any adverse changes in the prices of gold and silver in the financial markets affects the value of the coins is limited.
Today, a closer look at the second most senior investment perspective-collector coins, Australian Kookaburra.
Kookaburra among the most popular investment coin-collecting world. Along with Chinese panda is one of the longest regularly minted investment collectible coins. Raids since 1990 in renowned Australian Mint Perth Mint.
On the obverse side of the coin is replaced every year a nice theme Kookaburra - the largest kingfisher in the world. Always above the Kingfisher is the inscription Australian Kookaburra, also are on the coin contains basic parameters = weight, fineness and year.
The reverse side of the coin bears the …
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Using the Dukascopy Sentiment Index for Profit N/A/63
Posted yesterday at 16:45 GMT by fxsurprise8 Ranking
Article Contest USD/JPY AUD/JPY AUD/USD Cot Report Smart Money Dumb Money Retail Sentiment Swfx Sentiment Index Dukascopy Sentiment
Traders often say ‘’follow the smart money’’ or follow the big money. But how are you supposed to do that? The closest we have to knowing what the ‘’Smart Money is doing in forex is the COT report. But that report comes out late on Friday and only includes the positioning as of Wednesday. So by the time we get to trade on this information on Monday, we’re already five days late. Plus, the COT report shows positioning in the futures currency markets, not spot FX. No doubt there’s a lot of overlap and the same players are probably trading both markets but a better indicator would be forex positioning.
Bet Against the Dumb Money
The ‘’Smart Money’’ can be in the markets for various reasons other than taking a directional bet. These include hedging by large multinationals, arbitrage or just old-fashioned market making by banks and high frequency firms. In my experience a better course of action is to bet against the ‘’Dumb Money’’ instead.
Who is the ‘’Dumb Money’’ in the forex market? In large part, retail traders are the proverbial ‘’Dumb Money’’. Before we go on, let’s see why betting against retail forex traders is a good strategy.
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Price Action 25/63
Posted yesterday at 15:10 GMT by Alivio Ranking
Price Action Profit Price Popularity Pin Bar
In recent years Price Action has rapidly gained popularity among traders for its simplicity and reliability.
It really is so good that many traders have started to use the elements in their trade. The most popular and recognizable element was a pin-bar. Its name he received from the hero of the old tale about a wooden boy, Pinocchio, as a prototype, a pin bar poking his long nose outwards and tells you the truth that the price goes down.
A diagram of the pattern you can see above, the idea is that the nose is a candle whose body is in the lower third, close to the minimum price, or Vice versa, in the upper third, close to the maximum price of the candle. Thus the body itself must be within the left eye. This is a classic case of the pin bar, and these are worth to sell.
Thus a good pin bar has:
1. Open/close within the left eye.
2. Long nose, protruding far out from surrounding prices.
3. Open/close both near one end of the bar.
But one pin-bar will not give you good results in trading. Besides the candles should pay attention to the presence of pin-bar.
Best score pin bar will show, if will start from:
1. Levels of support and resistance.
3. Important reversal levels.
4. Fibonacci…
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Les Canaux De Tendance: Partie 2 15/63
Posted yesterday at 06:37 GMT by isomere Ranking
Strategy Pattern Channel Strategie Trend Channel Canal De Tendance Principe
Nous poursuivons notre article consacré aux canaux de tendance dont la première partie peut être consultée ici :
https://www.dukascopy.com/fxcomm/fx-article-contest/?Les-Canaux-De-Tendance-Partie&action=read&id=3128#read-article

4. Canaux parallèles
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4.1. Définition.
Une paire de devises ne peut évoluer indéfiniment dans un canal de tendance, le franchissement d'une des bornes devrait voir les prix se retourner ou poursuivre la tendance avec plus de force. Mais il existe une troisième possibilité où les prix évoluent avec exactement le même momentum, après le franchissement d'une borne, dans un canal parallèle au précédent. Cette configuration graphique particulière fait suite à un fort mouvement des prix qui déborde une des bornes du canal pour, dans un second temps, recouvrer la tendance précédente; en voici une illustration avec l'EUR/SEK en données journalières:
4.2. Construction.
Il n'existe malheureusement pas de règles en la matière, seule compte l'acuité visio-spatiale du trader. Il est rare qu'un ensemble de canaux de tendance apparaisse à l'observateur du premier coup d’œil, telle une évidence, cela nécessite du temps et de l'attention. L'approche se fait par phases d'h…
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Proper Motivation to Trade Forex 28/63
Posted 20 May by edotoocute Ranking
Trading Money Management Psyhology
Motivation is the most important thing in ensuring that we will succeed at what we do. For most retail traders, the motivation to trade forex is to get rich quickly in a short timeframe. It is very natural to want to be rich. People say money can’t buy happiness, but money can eliminate some of our troubles. Money can pay the bills, provide food and shelter for our families. If that can’t make you happy, I don’t know what else will. But here’s the intriguing question: will such motivation ensure that you succeed in trading forex? I would say no.
There’s two main reason for my argument above. These reasons are based on my own personal experience since I first trade forex years ago, and based on observation of retail traders that I have been in contact with. The first reason is that most new traders approach forex with the thought that it is easy. They usually tempted by the success of other traders, and then come to the assumption that it is easy and they can get rich quickly by trading forex. The bitter truth is, trading forex is not that easy. There are so many things to learn. Trading systems, money management, fundamental driver of the currency to name a few that one must maste…
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Smart Investment to Precious Metals - Part 3 24/63
Posted 17 May by VectorCZ Ranking
Precious Metals Gold Silver Portfolio Diversification Golden Coiins
In the previous part series, we saw the basic division of the physical design of precious metals investment:
- according metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium)
- according to design (coins, medals, ingots and bricks)
The important thing is the following distribution of coins made of precious metals:
- Classic investment coins
- investment-collector coins
- Collector (numismatic) coins
Classic silver bullion coins are minted in millions of copies, gold coins, of course, cost a little less. This category of coins bears the long term remains the same motif and design. On the coins varies only year of publication.
The best-known representatives of gold and silver investment coins are US Eagle, Maple Leaf Canada, Mexico or the Wiener Philharmoniker Libertad.
The price of these coins at the time only copies the development of metal prices on world commodity markets. Even in this category, there are (very rare) exceptions, where some coins add value much better and development of metal prices on the market is not interested. The rarest vintage jednouncové Mexico Libertad traded above 100 euros. Thus, 300% higher than other investment silver coins normal years.
Categories that…
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Weekly Trend and Developments 16 . 05 . 2016 20/63
Posted 17 May by TRENDMASTER Ranking
Trend Technical Forecast Equilibrium At A Glance Ichimoku Practitioner

INTRODUCTION
Forex mkt price movement and volatility are compounded weekly monthly quarterly and yearly. This week I will write on technical and trend development for the week16/05/2016 as I take a look into the trending currency pairs; price action, what has happened in the mkt in past week and what may likely be installed for the week ahead.
A review on the US dollar index as we all understand that all major currencies trade against the US dollar, so I found it informative to take a look at the US dollar index from week to week to determine its weakness and strength also gauge mkts trend direction for the week .
Dollar index continued uptrend as predicted after trending retracement at 93.50 to close at 94.60 last week. Major economic data from the US last week showed US retail sales rising at the fastest pace in a year at 0.80% excluding autos. The retail sales control core increased 0.90% beating estimates of a 0.40%. while retail sales Excluding autos jumped 0.80%, above the forecasts of 0.50%.
Comparing the dollar against the bracket of major currencies , The dollar emerged the top gainer last week while other currencies traded in negative territory with Nzd Aud and Yen been …
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May Bias for Financial+forex Markets 17/63
Posted 16 May by pshan Ranking
Trader Contest Jforex Brexit Summer Olympics 2016 Rio U.s. Presidential Election
Happy Monday from LA/OC in southern California! It’s been two months since I have been actively trading FOREX, and wow! What an amazing two months it has been! This is my first article published exclusively to you, the DUKASCOPY community. So I will give you a brief note about me, and why I’m even qualified to write FOREX articles worth reading.
ABOUT ME:
I’m a freelance writer, with a B.A. in Finance from an accredited University, I have published online finance articles in the realm of personal financial planning and investments, and have developed three trading systems with the help of math and a lot of time researching financial derivatives.

My track record in trading FOREX has been inconsistent due to lack of quality signals, yet my trading systems when forward-testing have proven to supply accurate BUY/SELL signals, despite there being many days without a single recommendation.
Naturally, as I focused my early day more and more on trading and finance I became in dire need of more and more trade signals. And, unfortunately, I don’t have an advisory practice with Assets Under Management to sustain a balanced, profitable trading plan. So, essentially, I must work for a l
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Les Canaux De Tendance: Partie 1 11/63
Posted 16 May by isomere Ranking
Strategy Pattern Channel Strategie Trend Channel Canal De Tendance Principe
1. Introduction.
La préoccupation première de tout trader, qui pour certains confine à l'obsession, est d'arriver à mettre de l'ordre dans le désordre apparent d'un graphique, à encadrer en quelque sorte la marche des prix dans le but d'anticiper son évolution future.
Pour ce faire, nous disposons par bonheur d'une multitude d'outils dont font parties les figures chartistes: ensemble de droites qui viennent se greffer au graphique des prix.
Cet article sera consacré à l'étude d'une figure graphique en particulier : les canaux de tendance. L'exposé se limitera au canaux constitués de droites parallèles. Nous verrons dans un premier temps les principes de base nécessaires à la compréhension et la construction de tels canaux et terminerons, dans une seconde partie, par quelques applications sur le marché des devises.

2. Définitions.

Un canal de tendance est constitué de deux droites parallèles où les prix évoluent de part et d'autres des droites. Ces droites vont ainsi encadrer les prix, ce sont les bornes du canal. Un canal de tendance est caractérisé par quatre grandeurs : l'inclinaison, la hauteur ou amplitude, la ligne de résonance et les points de contact.
a) L'inclinaison.
L'in…
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Currency Update 23/63
Posted 16 May by yaritza2 Ranking
GBP CAD EUR JPY CHF USD
Today’s session is expected to be uneventful with bank holidays in France, Germany and Switzerland and no significant economic data due until Empire State Manufacturing Index during the NY session. As always on Mondays I prepared the currency update so you can familiarize with the situation in the markets.
Currency Update
USD: NFP for April missed on the headline figure at 160k vs 202k expected. However, Average Hourly Earnings came in as expected at a solid 0.3% rise for the month, which bodes well for the inflation picture and prompted some upside in the USD post release. The Fed’s April 27 statement failed to provide any further clarity on when the Bank may raise rates. There was no indication in the statement that a rate hike is likely in June, with Fed fund futures pricing a less than 20% chance of a hike at that meeting. CPI for March slightly missed estimates with Core dropping to 2.2% y/y from a prior of 2.3% and for the month, missing estimates at 0.1% versus 0.2% expected.
EUR: Flash GDP for Q1 missed expectations at 0.5% q/q versus expectations of 0.6%, and at 1.5% y/y versus expectations of 1.6%. Inflation data for April has pushed the Eurozone back into deflation. CPI …
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EUR/USD Technical Analyze for 2nd Half of May 2016 21/63
Posted 15 May by mcquak Ranking
Eurusd Technical Analyses Harmonic

Weekly time frame.
On weekly we can see that EURUSD is ranging between 1.4455 and 1.0555. However the last down side range touch was happen on 29 Nov 2015.From that time we can see rising channel trying to push price through the upside range boundary. It failed several times however bulls are preventing price to move back downside the range. If price would broke the upside range boundary it could indicate buy signal for the pair. Possible 1 TP level could be defined by 38.2 % Fibonacci retracement level around 1.1800. On the other hand If price would broke the downside channel it could indicate sell signal with 1 long term TP level in the middle of the range around 1.1000 and 2 long term TP level down at the bottom of the range around 1.055. See chart below.
Daily time frame.
On daily we can see that last week nice Bearish Three Drives has formed (see grey line on the chart below). So now the down move is in play and main important thing is to watch how the price will react on support levels at 38.2% and 61.8% Fibo. retracement. (see picture and 2 green dashed line from the top). If levels holds we could expect further upside move towards 1.62 and possibly up. However when price …
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Forex Weekly Outlook - Rba Effects of Cutting Rates 7/63
Posted 15 May by amerfx86 Ranking
Audusd Rba Fundamental Analysis Forex Weekly Outlook My View Technical Analisis Rba Meeting
Review of last week
Last week began with the BOJ meeting minutes which was not volatile for the yen pairs and we got the conclusion that the economy of Japan improving gradualy, however it did not help the yen to be held in relation to other currencies and was the weakest currency in the last week among the majors. In the EU we had weak data particularly in the industrial production and GDP of EU, which was below expectations, while perhaps the only positive point was that Germany had somewhat better than expected inflation and trade balance that far exceeded expectations. Also, the euro was one of the weakest currencies and compared to usd fell and broke through some key supports.
On Thursday we had the BoE, pound was very choppy but after expectations of lower inflation and moderate dovish stance of Carney continued to decline. Rise of oil prices in the last week did not help commodity currencies and they were all in the red compared to usd. Based on the above, we conclude that the US dollar was the strongest currency in the last week after a week of declined from the low this year.
This week we will analyze one of the commodity currency compared to usd which is now in a very st…
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Williams Percent Range Indicator 18/63
Posted 11 May by fx_lmcap Ranking
EUR/USD Williams Percent Range Indicator Wpr
Scope and calculation
Williams Percent Range (%R) is a momentum indicator that helps to identify if an asset is overbought or oversold.
Williams Percent Range (%R), also shortly written in this article as WPR reflects the level of how relative close the current price is to the highest high for the look-back period.
  1. Williams Percent Range (%R) = (Highest High - Close) / (Highest High - Lowest Low) * [-100]
  2. Lowest Low = lowest low for the look-back period
  3. Highest High = highest high for the look-back period
  4. (%R) is multiplied by -100 in order to correct the inversion

WPR oscillates from 0 to -100, as shown in the following EURUSD chart.
Customizing WPR
The default setting for WPR is 14 periods, which can vary within the selected time period, weeks, days, or a daily timeframe. A WPR 14 period uses the most recent close, the highest high over the last 14 periods and the lowest low over the last 14 periods.
As mentioned before, the main objective of WPR is to identify possible overbought and oversold areas. Generally:
  • If the indicator climbs above -20, the asset is set to be overbought;
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Weekly Trend and Developments 09 . 05 . 2016 14/63
Posted 10 May by TRENDMASTER Ranking
Trend Equilibrium At A Glance Ichimoku Practitioner Technical Forcast

INTRODUCTION
In continuation with the Weekly trend and development for the week 09/05/2016 as I take a look into the trending currency pairs; price action, what has happened in the mkt in past week and what may likely be installed for the week ahead.
A review on the US dollar index as we all understand that all major currencies trade against the US dollar, so I found it informative to take a look at the US dollar index from week to week to determine its weakness and strength also gauge mkts trend direction for the week .
The dollar managed to resume uptrend last week after briefly falling to an 17 month low to close at 94.01 .
ISM Non-Manufacturing/Services Composite and NFP were the major economic data release from US last week .
ISM Non-Manufacturing came In at 55.7 more than expected 54.8 while Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) number for April came in on Friday at 160 below consensus forecasts of around 200 .
The Australian…
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Wie in Den Markt Einzugehen: 7 Wirksame Punkte. Teil 2 9/63
Posted 9 May by Neght_dreeze Ranking
Fibo Handel Grenzzone Bewegung
Die sehr geehrten Teilnehmer der Community! Ich bin froh, Ihnen den zweiten und letzten Teil meines Artikels vorzustellen.
Erste Teil finden Sie hier .
Der Punkt 4.
Der Verkauf vom Widerstand in der Zone zwischen der vorletzten Gründung und den ersten Fibo-Niveaus der beendeten Marktbewegung nach oben.
Wie auch für den Fall mit den Punkten 1 und 2, der Punkt 4 – das Spiegelanalogon des Punktes 3, das damit zu richten uns in den Handel auf der kurzen Seite bei der Einstellend- Rückgabe der Preise nach oben vorbestimmt ist. Auf dem Markt, die Gesellschaft, zu fallen, klären sich die Durchbrüche zur Zeit der Überwindung der Niveaus, die in den vorangehenden Preisminima erreicht sind oft. Ziemlich oft, besonders schlägt auf den frühen Stadien des sich entwickelnden Trends nach unten, die Wiederherstellung des Marktes bis zum Niveau Durchbruch der Unterstützung mit den möglichen Löchern höher auf. Hier - gerade jene Stelle, wo man verkaufen muss. Genauer die Zone des Widerstands zu bestimmen es werden die Fibo-Niveaus helfen, aus denen 38 % am besten arbeiten. Manchmal tritt als die gute Aushilfe das Niveau auf 23.6 %, zeugend über die offensichtliche Schwäche des Marktes und seiner Be…
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