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Trading Using Naked Charts 15/44
Posted 20 May by fr33m4n Ranking
Indicators Reversal Patterns Pric Action
There is a phenomenon commonly known as naked trading; it means making trading decisions from an unflustered chart. It means the absence of any kind of indicator or analysis tool. Here a trader is only watching what price is doing; watching candlestick formations, and deciding the trend from price activity on the charts.
In this type of situation, an accumulation of bullish candles means the market is going up (Bullish market) while several bearish candles represent a downward price action (bearish market).
On the other side of the fence is the ”Indicator-trader”; a trader who trades the market uses indicators as a guide. Most of these traders have very colorful and elaborately designed charts; the idea is that when several indicators support a trading decision it increases the likelihood of success.
With trading using naked charts, indicators are distractions; because of the bias they bring into a trading environment. With naked trading, a trader is watching price action, taking note of resistance and support,
drawing trend lines to catch reversals and trends.
The unique thing about this approach is that it makes a trader very objective. The entire trading chart is open to inter…
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Day Trading Using Moving Averages, Ma Envelopes and Adx 4/44
Posted 19 May by pipx Ranking
Day Trading Money Management Trend Trading Jforex Strategies Trend Strategy
I use three trend following techniques for day trading that rely on three common indicators but in different ways for every method. The first method (Day Scalper) targets 50 to 100 pips every one to two days while the second method (Catch a Trend) targets 300-600 pips in weekly swings. The third method (Late Swinger) is similar to the second but uses different position entry methods in case I missed an early swing entry. Forgive my lack of creativity in naming these strategies.
Day trading requires patience and great emotional control, especially around news releases. Always remember that, in day trading, such spikes are quickly evened out by ‘large’ traders such as hedge funds especially if they are against the trend. Let’s get into it. Due to article length limitations, I will cover Day Scalper separately and then the other two together.
Requirements
  • All 3 methods run on daily bar charts,
  • I trade the 6 major pairs,
  • I use the New York ‘close’- this is at 17:00 EST (Eastern Standard Time) and 21:00 GMT to evaluate the market,
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The Sultan 6/44
Posted 18 May by P3tr4 Ranking
Principles Great Traders Currency Trader

There is a very popular quote in Nigeria, it says "What an old man can see while seated a young man can not see standing".
The logic behind the quote is rather simplistic; it means youthful exuberance can never trump experience.
I am personally convinced that the best way to get better with trading the Forex market is to understudy successful traders. There is a wealth of information that can be gotten from such experienced traders. It is not necessary for a new trader to stumble in the dark looking for the "Holy Grail", a smarter option is to learn from the experience of tested and proven traders.
One of such traders is a man popularly referred to as the "Sultan of currencies". I have done some research on his trading habits, and I will use this article to highlight some of his traits worthy of emulation. His name is William Lipschutz, popularly called Bill Lipschutz.
Trading success is not defined by how much a trader makes, but how consistently he or she is able to generate profit.
As a young woman, when I first heard about the Forex market, it seemed like a world of endless possibilities. A market that had such huge liquidity, and so many trading opportunities. The fact that …
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Sma Reaction Speed Rising in the Smacross Strategy 9/44
Posted 18 May by Fecha Ranking
Strategy Indicators Jforex
INTRODUCTION
There are several variants of moving averages. Each of it has some advantages and some disadvantages. But I think that the indicator must be as simple as it can for trading purposes. That’s why there are lots of strategies which are grounded on SMA. One of these strategies is the SMACross strategy, and you can find it in DukasCopy Wiki.
The main problem of the SMA and the SMACross strategy is slow SMA reaction speed on the fast price changing. You can see the typical crossing of fast and slow SMAs on the fig. 1. The fast SMA crosses the slow SMA only after the closing of the big “bull” bar and we have an unacceptable loss (more than 40 points in this case).
Figure 1. Fast SMA and slow SMA crossing
What can we do with this problem? The purpose of this article is the SMA reaction speed rising without changing its period.
RESULTS OF THE RESEARCHES
If we want to solve the problem of SMA slow reaction speed we can use two methods: changing the period, and changing the way of the SMA values using.
  • Changing the period of the SMA

This way of solving the problem has its own features. On the one hand, you can get the decreasing of losses when one position is closing and …
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Twitter Robot for Jforex Platform 7/44
Posted 17 May by MobNaga Ranking
Twitter Jforex Platform Plugin Gmail Robot Tweet

1: Introduction

In this report, we would like to talk about how to use my plugin for manual / auto tweet on the JForex Platform. You can get that plugin from JStore. Please search the "PluginTvvitter" at Plugin category of there. This plugin can do 2 things. One of that is manually tweet (or email). Another one is auto tweet (or email). You can easy tweet with chart image by this manually tweet function. And also you can easy manage and control the tweets (or emails) from the plurality of strategies by this auto tweet function. In this report, we would like to focus on tweet functions. Firstly, 2: Instruction Manual; we explains how to tweet by manual and auto in this section. Secondly, 3: Conclusion; we summarize what can do by this plugin's manually / auto tweet functions in this section.

2: Instruction Manual

2.1: Initial Settings
In this section, explain about setting an initial settings for manually tweet or auto tweet.
2.1.1: Password
When you activate this plugin for first time, you need to input the new password for the settings file.
2.1.2: Main panel
Next, please look the following picture, it is main control panel of this plugin.
Fig. 2.1.
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Martingale System and Binary Options 14/44
Posted 17 May by Ziyabash Ranking
Contest Binary Options Money Management Binary Option Contest
I am going to share my thoughts on the Martingale system and Binary Options. There are a lot of traders in the community who make 75%-85% winnings and make good profit. I unfortunately haven't had much luck with the Binary Options Contest and end up losing.So I decided to give Martingale System a shot for the upcoming contest.
I Hope you are familiar with the martingale system, which is used for betting in many casinos. In this system you double you bet on each bet to regain your original bet along with a small profit. The probability of losing is near 0% but never exactly 0% with the increase in the number of bets.
Assumptions
Firstly, our probability of winning a Call/Put option is 50%.
Secondly, Some assumptions are taken into consideration which are
1) we are trading the 30 minutes time frame giving us at most 48 options to trade during a day
2) losing streak does not exceed 6.
Strategy and Calculations
So lets take the example of a daily Binary Options Contest where everyone starts of with $1000 and put it to test with a payout of 90%.
Based on the 90% payout,and starting balance of $1000 for a max of 7 trades the calculations for martingale system and normal distribution syst…
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Binary Options - Theory, Reality and Practice 10/44
Posted 16 May by megajorko Ranking
Binary Options Market Sentiment Support/resistance
I am not the first who will write about binary options and surely not the last.
In this article I will try to show the main theory on entries, which time frame to look at and how long must be the duration. There are differences between other currencies but I will concentrate on the most used pair - EUR/USD because it is with lowest possible spread.
Theory
Binary options as it is well known is a choice between PUT and CALL (figure 1).
Figure 1 You double your initial deposit on the win and lose everything if wrong. There are some methods for protection. Presently in Dukascopy you can save from 5% to 20% (Figure 2)
Figure 2
of your initial risk amount on 1 option but I am not sure who use it and how helpful it is. Usually I risk all for the maximum reward of 90%. You can set Pending option to start in predefine time. You can start immediate Option but it will start in 2 seconds delay so be careful with this.
So this are the basics which I suppose everybody well know. The main idea of using Binary option is to catch the good opportunity. It is similar to trading - you buy (Call) the low price (support) and sell (PUT) the high price resistance. And usually as in trading the high price …
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Some Approaches to the Classification of Automated Strategies. 16/44
Posted 16 May by chuvee Ranking
Forex Strategy Expert Advisor
Let's look into the problem of finding the suitable EA, i.e a program that a trader would code by himself or buy and use on the currency (CFD or commodity, etc.) market. Firstly there are several kinds of automated programs that traders know. To make the general classification they could be identified as:
  • Strategies of trade only according to indicators or candle values;
  • Strategies with averaging or pyramiding;
  • Scalper strategies;
  • Strategies that use hedging;
  • Strategies based on NeuroNet;
  • Arbitrage strategies;
  • Other author's strategies with compound principles, for example, programs that work with several instruments simultaneously, etc.
Secondly it should be said that any strategy has its strong and weak points as every commodity on the consumer market. And thirdly the experience shows that very moderate number of strategies from all their quantity is profitable. These strategies listed above have different principles of work and with due testing, adjustment and optimization could return interest. Of course, you can blend them together to evade weak points and to take advantage of strong points. For a trader who doesn't like manual trading it is difficult to discern if EA…
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What a Dukascopy's Contests Teached me? (part 1) 13/44
Posted 15 May by Illya Ranking
Strategy Dukascopy Contest Profit Statistics
Hi there.
About 4 month past since that time I lost my deposit, and same about 4 month I joined to a contests. There are few things what I learned for this time:
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Investing in Turbulent times: a Case for Ukraine 1/44
Posted 13 May by llolor Ranking
UAH Article Contest Investment Ukraine Economy

INTRODUCTION
Having witnessed the meltdown of the Zimbabwean economy in the period 2000 to 2008, the predicament of friends and colleagues in Ukraine is perfectly understood. This article is meant to explore the depth and dynamics of the economic situation in Ukraine and how individuals can preserve value and invest in such a difficult environment.

MACROECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FACTORS

  • GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS

The geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine has had extensive media coverage and has had negative economic impact on both nations. The major impact is that Ukraine can no longer benefit from the economic resources of the annexed Crimea, thereby reducing the size of the economy. The ensuing wars has also lead to a huge drain from the government coffers to fight the insurgents, resources which could have otherwise been deployed to other productive sectors of the economy. “A third of Ukraine’s gross domestic product lies in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics”, according to a statement by Ukrainian Interior Ministry Arsen Avakov.
  • GDP GROWTH
When calculating the country’s GDP in 2014, Ukrainian officials excluded the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of S…
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How to Get Profit from Simple Strategy. Smart Improvement 11/44
Posted 12 May by Fecha Ranking
Improvement Jforex Strategies Profitable Strategy Filters
In the DukasCopy Wiki we can see a simple strategy for JForex platform, based on crossing of two SMAs. The SMAStrategy strategy based on two SMA (Simple moving average): SMA with time period 10 and SMA with time period 90. The strategy logic can be described as 2 actions:
  • If SMA 10 cross SMA 90 from up to down, then the strategy closes existing short position and open a buy order if long position does not exist
  • If SMA 10 cross SMA 90 from down to up, then the strategy closes existing long position and open a sell order if short position does not exist
But you can’t use this strategy to get profit because the purpose of it is educational, and the results are not very good. All what you can get is slow decreasing of depo (fig. 1) for the random strategy parameters
  • instrument - EURUSD;
  • period – one hour;
  • filter – weekends;
from 01.01.2012:
Fig. 1. But can we improve this strategy to get a profit? Let’s see…
How many hourly bars do we have from 01.01.2012 till now? It is approximately 21300 hourly bars. DukasCopy tester generated 375 orders in this period. So, the average trade length is 57 hours. How can we use this information to improve our strategy?
Let’s think about the waves of …
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The CAD-yen Relationship 8/44
Posted 12 May by CD1V1 Ranking
Trend Correlation Oil Prices

During my research, in preparation for an upcoming webminar, I recently stumbled upon a very interesting fact about the CADJPY currency pair. This article is aimed at shedding more light on the pair in question, and also to help spot trading opportunities during periods when commodity prices are trending.
Before I begin, it is necessary to get some basic understanding about the economic forces surrounding the two countries in question: Canada and Japan.
CANADA
Canada is easily one of the wealthiest nations in the world. In the year 2014, the country had a Gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.992 trillion, and this figure has gone up with its 2015 estimated GDP.
By its GDP, it is among the top 20 largest economies in the world.
Source: www.wikipedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)
The country has a large manufacturing sector, with its primary focus on the Automobile and Aircraft industry. Some of the country’s export goods include air-crafts, motor vehicles and parts, wood, pulp, industrial machinery and petroleum.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), as at April 2010; Canada was the sixth largest producer of oil in the world.
With ov…
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Some Do's and Don'ts for Rookie Traders 12/44
Posted 12 May by bharatholsa Ranking
Article Contest Trading Success Rookie Trader Trading Misconceptions
The new breed of rookie traders has many misconceptions about trading success which I wish to demystify in this article.
1. Trading has never been a "get rich overnight" scheme. You can't get rich over night!!
Trading professionally with sound money management will most likely get the trader a return of few percents a month. So, if you’re that kind of person who wants to become an overnight millionaire, please reconsider your trading expectations.
2. Trading is not about predicting the market but reacting to it.
Do not try to predict where forex markets are headed all the time. No known psychic is a trade guru and vice versa. What a trader does is simply wait for the market to provide him/her necessary conditions that validate a trade!!
3. Control your risk.
Never trade without a stop loss.
Most rookie traders ignore stop loss by convincing themselves that they will get to a better price. It may work sometimes, but what if the price goes quickly against the trader? Is the trader mentally strong enough and able to close at a bigger loss? Most probably won’t happen until forced by a margin call.
4. Don’t give up trading when you encounter a losing streak of trades
It can go up to 10…
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Maximum Participation in All Dukascopy Contests 17/44
Posted 7 May by megajorko Ranking
Dukascopy Community All Contests Involvment
I will try to give an example of full involvement in the Dukascopy community contests by days hours and weeks.
All the present contests are:
Trading, Strategy, Binary options, Social, Fundamental, Article, I love extreme, Poker, Technical analysis, Miss Dukascopy, Trader of the year, Signal provider, Dukat Contest
First of all we have the registration which is valid for Trading and Strategy contest few days before the start of the new month.
Trading contest is the most complicated one and it needs nearly 24 hours involvement. Of course if you have entered a good early position following the trend with no drawdown this will be perfect but this can happen once in a year or even worst. There is big competition between traders and often you can see on the first day of the month someone has doubled the initial equity which can be very frustrating to catch up.
Strategy contest is with less immersion. You need to build your strategy in the Virtual Jforex which is relatively easy and with a good luck and idea of the upcoming month you can get top position. You can make second strategy upload during the month to minimize losses or to maximize profit, depends on your current profile.
Aft…
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EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for Long Trade Setup 5/44
Posted 5 May by fxigor Ranking
Technical analysis Eurusd Swfx Technical Trading
1.0 Introduction
Last month, April, was wonderful for me because I made excellent EUR/USD position gain. I am short time trader. Long trade setup can be created only using detail analysis. In this article I will try to show you my strategy and several steps which we can use in analysis process. The best approach is to use several analysis and different angles as we can see in Diagram. Fundamental analysis will be not part of this article.
Diagram : EUR/USD analysis

2.0 SWFX Sentiment Index analysis
Dukascopy SWFX Sentiment Index show long and short ratio for major forex pairs. On one side we have liquidity consumers (non banks traders such as brokers and individual clients) and on the other liquidity providers (banks and centralized marketplaces). In my opinion, liquidity consumers are mostly on right side. They follow major trend. Consumers (short time traders) very often "sell into rallies and buy into declines" and they follow short time trend. In Figure 1 we can see current Consumer SWFX Sentiment Index and in Figure 2 we can see current SWFX Providers Sentiment Index.
Figure 1: Consumers -SWFX Sentiment Index analysis

Figure 2: Providers -SW
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