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Message in a Building N/A/19
Posted 11.5 hours ago by apttappat Ranking
Forex Fiction Insider Information

Its become a ritual of mine, to stop and admire the aquarium. It slows me down and puts my mind at rest. Its 70,000 liters and has over 60 species of fish, and is an entirely self sustaining ecosystem. When they built the Heron Tower (officially 110 Bishopsgate) and decided to include an aquarium in the lobby they went so for as to hire expert biologists and animal curators to ensure compatibility and adaptability to the environment. To those who don't know of the effort put into its planning its just a big fish tank, but to some of us, its an amazing sight. Its that insider information that causes me to stop and enjoy what stands in front of me. Without that knowledge I my self would just see a big fish tank as well.
Its 5:30 A.M. Monday morning. My office is on the 29th, I have a great view of the Gherik (30 St Marry Axe), previously know as the Swiss Re Building. It stands on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, which in 1992 was severely damaged when the Provisional IRA planted a bomb on St Mary Axe, the name of the street which the tower takes its name. For some reason this morning as I open my blinds and gaze at the tower I get the chills. The architecture of the buildin…
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Trading with the Stars - Astrological Trading N/A/19
Posted yesterday at 13:13 GMT by Ivory Ranking
Trading Analysis Technical Astrology Zodiac Eclipse Planets Starts

The pioneer that started to integrate the theory of Astrology in the financial markets was William D. Gann, which along with other types of strategies, was a very successful trader with high winning rates on the start of the 20th century. Probably many have seen the Gann indicators in trading software, but there is much more to know about this man’s ideas. Let’s start with an introduction about the zodiac.

The Zodiac

This is the basic astrological tool to start with. It is a two dimensional chart of our solar system and it is used to point the location of the planets in any moment. The zodiac is split in twelve equal signs that start from the right, counterclockwise, beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces. Here is the list of signs associated with the geometric degrees on which they position on the wheel, and the wheel itself:
Further, we take into account the nine astrological bodies, together with the Sun and the Moon that are considered planets here, which are used with the zodiac signs to form an ephemeris. An ephemeris helps to view the positions of astrological bodies. The final instrument we need here are the relationships between the planets that describe the relatio…
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Reading Moving Averages for Technical Analysis N/A/19
Posted yesterday at 09:06 GMT by ivanbgd Ranking
Technical analysis Moving Averages Reading Moving Averages Understanding Moving Averages

If we want to find the most important tool for the technical analysis of securities we just couldn't find a better one then moving average. Traders was using it as an earliest tool for finding profitable buying and selling points. Moving average is still used by traders and investors from all hues as a major reference point. All of the variations that are existing are trying to remove the noise …
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Crude Oil Prices Spike after Sink ? 1/19
Posted 2 Sep by fxigor Ranking
Technical analysis Crude Oil Oil Price
1.0 Introduction
Oil prices fell in August to the lowest level in six and a half years due to increased production and concern that the slowing economy of China, which is a very big energy consumer. US crude oil dropped to 37.7 dollars on 24. august, the lowest since the beginning 2009, when the world economy was hit by the financial crisis and recession.
Figure 1: Oil price bottom on 24. August 2015.
Economists around the world are struggling to assess what will be the effects on the global economy leave the current dizzying increase in the price of oil on the world market. The shocking rise in oil prices the past few decades was accompanied by rising inflation, the decline in employment and the recession. On the macroeconomic radar now no trace of these phenomena. This time it's not about reducing deliveries, but the unstoppable demand, despite the price. If the global economy is tottering and soon, it will be because of a collapse of the mortgage market, and not because of the turmoil in the oil market. Insatiable thirst of China, India and other third world economies on the rise for oil, the main reason why oil prices, expressed in the weakening US dollar, has not yet begun to…
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The Greenback Rose against the Fed 2/19
Posted 2 Sep by MrLOSS Ranking
USA Dollar Fed Hike Rate

Introduction

The euro is not going to give up, drawing strength in China, where the fall of the August business activity in the manufacturing sector to its lowest level for the past three years has been another reason for the sales of local shares. Shanghai composite in early trading fell by 5% and a probable intervention of the People's Bank lackeys helped stock indexes closed the session at a modest 1.7%. China's disease is likely to be picked up on European and US stock markets, expectations of subsidence which has allowed the "bulls" on EUR / USD came close for the thirteenth figure.

On the market are lively discussions about the status of the euro. Proponents of the theory of a reliable currency believe that investors for some time forgotten that regional monetary unit previously performs these functions. Now everything is back to normal. Indeed, the correlation between the EUR and JPY rose to its peak in 2007 amid a global rout in equity markets.
Rally of EUR / USD has been closely connected with the publication of data on business activity in Germany and in the United States, information on the reduction of unemployment in the euro area to the level of 10.9%, the minimum fo…
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Trading Forex Using Margins or Binary Options (summary) 20/59
Posted 24 Aug by khalidamassi Ranking
Trading Forex Binary Options Summary Profits And Losses
Summary of last articles
In this article, summary of the last 5 articles wrote about Trading Forex Using Margins or Binary Options will be done.
Preface

Trading Forex using margins have a lot of advantages and limitations, the same, Trading Forex using binary options, but for traders like us existence of multiple trading options is not luxury, it should be beneficial for us, we should use margins when its benefits exceeded the benefits of binary options, also, we should use binary options when its benefits exceeded the benefits of trading using margins.
Advantages of Trading Forex using margins:
  • Ultimate profits, you can make profits without any limitations.
  • Your sell or buy instrument may continue as long as you can.
  • You can close your buy or sell transaction at any time.
Disadvantages of Trading Forex using margins:
  • Using high margins may cause quick and big losses for you, sometimes, change of margins due to weekends or due to financial crisis may make your trading complicated and may cause unexpected losses for you.
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Emotions, the Main Enemy of the Trader! 24/59
Posted 24 Aug by Magic_FX Ranking
Forex Market Trader Emotions
This is a very touchy subject for many traders, why people go into the currency markets - is to make money. If this business that does not yield positive returns is generally something people do not wish to come back in this work.
In order to become a professional trader for which trade is a real job, you need to have the special abilities of intelligence, self-discipline and a strong desire. Have excellent trading system, effective and modern software platform is no guarantee of success. In the end, it all depends on the nature of the trader and his ability to control his emotions.
Anyone who decided to achieve success in trade, must constantly work on his character. Only the ability to control emotions can develop the discipline of trading. Most often a trader for himself is the worst enemy. Of course, much depends on the success and market environment, but it is emotional control determines the success in trade. Trader should learn to control his emotions, and he can count on success. The fact that the trader can not keep their emotions under control, said the fact that he can not stop, when he loses.
To learn how to control your emotions, you need to cultivate the patience to c…
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Mastering the Trend 23/59
Posted 24 Aug by TRENDMASTER Ranking
Trend Ichimoku Indicator Mechanical Trading

MECHANICS OF TRADING
Introduction
Technical analysis is a useful tool that allows a trader to anticipate certain market activity before it occurs. These anticipations are drawn from previous chart patterns, probabilities of certain trade setups and a trader's previous experience. Over time, anticipation can eliminate the need for over-analyzing market direction as well as identifying clear, objective areas of significance.
In this article i will write on the importance of anticipating trades with technical indicators.
Technical analysis is often referred to as some sort of black magic used to time the market. However, what many outside of the financial world don't realize is that traders don't try to predict the future. Instead, they create strategies that have a high probability of succeeding - situations where a trend or market movement can be anticipated.
When deciding on whether or not to make a trade, you likely have your own method of entering and exiting the market - you should decide on these before clicking the buy/sell button. Technical traders use certain tools such as the moving average convergence divergence (MACD), Ichimoku , relative strength index (RSI), stochastic…
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USD/CAD- Are we in for another Ride up? 27/59
Posted 23 Aug by WallStreet6 Ranking
CAD USD USD/CAD Fed Rate Hike Loonie

The loonie against the US dollar is at it's weakest level since September 2004. The USD/CAD is trading below the 1.32
level.
It has been on an uptrend since 2011. Althought there have been some periods of substantial depreciation, the long term
upward direction remains. Since the end of 2012 the appreciation has been accelerating and the upward trend line has beenchanging into a steeper and steeper one. Currently it is moving along a very steep upward trend line. Once it breaks the 1.32 resistance level, further appreciation may be quite strong. This scenario seems quite possible as many investors are expecting US rate hike in September, but will it actually take place then?
With the rate hikes in the US very probable in the upcoming months, or even in September, it may seem that we shouldexpect the USD/CAD to be appreciating inevitably. However, actually this currency pair may prove to be the barrier
to earlier rate hikes and may actually impact the decision and lead to a postponement of the rate hikes in the US. Fed
chairwoman Janet Yellen has stated recently that she expects the impact of the strong dollar on the US economy to
lessen with time. However, this has not taken place…
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Are you Relaxed or Stressed in Trading? 12/59
Posted 23 Aug by wisdom_consultant Ranking
Trading Forex Psychology Stress Danger Burnout
  • Introduction
In my view relax mind in trading is very important for success in trading. Trading is not the type of work where you work more and you will get more profits. In this article I will point to the causes of "burnout" of the trader, the impact of market stress and subjective (sometimes inadequate) response from the trader; causes of fatigue, overtrading, tilt, inability to admit a mistake, violation of own trading rules etc. I will mainly focus on how a trader can be relaxed while trading the market.
As a trader, you must be familiar with the situation: you took position with indicator signal. The price starts to go in your favor - but then something strange happens. The price slips your against your entry point and rushes sharply in the opposite direction. If you don’t put stop-loss, immediately a thought appear: "well, maybe the price will come back?". You are now riveted to the terminal, sweating, your heart palpate. Price meanwhile goes to your pain threshold and you curse everything in the world. And then, lo and behold, in half an hour (half day) price shot to original position. There comes a sense of calm.
Let's look at this situation statistically. What happens if …
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A Day in the Life of Sklansky 31/59
Posted 22 Aug by davidrubin Ranking
Rbnz Copy Forex Option Humor 100Pounds
A day in the life of SklanskySklansky woke up in a good mood. It was Saturday, and he was going to meet with his friend Pete, who he had not seen for more than a month. Last week he got a lot of positive emotions and a few thousand pounds earned through RBNZ, that lowered the percent rate just on time for Sklansky. He sold the New Zealand dollar half an hour before the event started. On the top of it, Greg earned 100 pounds on Binary Options by opening the Put option in the same pair. Recently Greg developed an interest in binary options, and he did not have to find a new broker to trade, as his Forex broker could open an account through options. Moreover, the Binary Trader platform, which Greg installed on his smartphone, was very convenient and easy to use even for beginners.After looking through some news websites,
Sklansky got ready and went out. The sun was shining brightly outside, so Sklansky decided to go from his rented apartment in West Hamstead to Soho by bus. He payed 1.5 pounds and took a seat at the second deck of the 139 route bus. The pleasant trip helped to relieve the stress, that he got during week. After getting of the bus, Sklansky leisurely went to the pub, ey…
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Systems Are only Half of the Battle 13/59
Posted 21 Aug by fxsurprise8 Ranking
Euro Trend Article Contest Stocks Bollinger Bands Stochastics Trading Systems Trading Summer Vix Range-Bound
Having a good system is only half the battle. Knowing when and how to use it is the second and arguably more important part. Some strategies work better during ranges while others excel in trending markets. In my previous article I shared 3 very simple systems to trade range-bound markets. You can read more about them HERE .
As most seasoned forex traders know, the currency market usually enters into a lull during the summer. This period is also called the summer dull-drums.
All 3 of these systems performed great in the EUR/USD this summer. In this article I will provide an update. Let's see how the 3 systems performed from July 1st to August 20th.
Three Wins for the Bollinger Bands System
The Bollinger Bands system already scored three sizeable wins! Here are the ground rules for the system:
1. We go long when prices hit the lower Bollinger Band
2. We exit when the price touches the middle between the BBands, the 20 SMA
3. Alternatively, we place our stoploss below the most recent swing low
For shorts:
1. We go short when the price hits the upper Bollinger Band
2. We exit at a touch of the 20 simple moving average in the middle
3. Alternatively, we define our risk by pl…
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Technical Analysis: Gbu/USD 25/59
Posted 21 Aug by fr33m4n Ranking
Technical analysis Gbpusd Daily Chart Fundamental Analysis
After the Gbpusd market peaked in June at 1.5929, it bottomed in July to a low of 1.5329.
The market has formed a range which is very noticeable on the Daily chart, with the top of the range at approximately 1.5700, while the lower part of the range is around the 1.5400 region.
Even though the Gbpusd market has been ranging, there has been a strong tendency for the market price to move to the up side. Some of the fundamental reasons for this up trend include:
  • Strong wage growth readings recorded in April (with March readings reviewed upwards)
  • Strong inflation readings in May after a four-month slump
  • Possibility of an interest hike

With the recent weakening of the United States Dollar, we have seen the Gbpusd market rally closer to the top of the range, with the last three daily candle showing strong bullish signs.
The big question on everyone's mind is whether the Gbpusd market is going to break out of this range and head North.
The upward breakout was expected this week, but the Gbpusd market is still not showing enough momentum to break out of the range. However, it should be noted that the Gbpusd market has broken its daily trend line in the upward direction, so a breakout is st…
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Bits and Pieces that Make Developing in Vjforex Faster 7/59
Posted 20 Aug by pipx Ranking
Article Contest Programming Robots Visual Jforex Jforex Strategies
I am no way near a professional programmer or a financial engineer, but I have a dream of becoming a Quant. I am still learning JForex having started doing so this year and wish to share bits of reusable code that make using JForex and VJForex easier for beginners. As I stated, this is going to be moderately basic stuff suited for beginners so “quants” can skip this.
All functions discussed, are available to download here:
OnCandle as Your Start Point
Most strategies in the contest use the onCandle method to start their strategies, but not all utilize the following two fail-safes.
  1. Matching candle instrument to default instrument
  2. Comparing default period to candle period

Checking if the candle instrument is the same as the current default instrument is necessary for situations where a strategy loops through currency pairs looking for qualifying signals or to create a trading currency basket.
Example of Different OnCandle Period and Instruments
The example below checks first for the 20-day Average True Range (ATR) values of 4 pairs before assigning the instrument to trade. Note: It uses the daily candle while a different part of the strategy uses 1-minute candle.
The above two chec…
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Learning how to Lose Money 5/59
Posted 20 Aug by CD1V1 Ranking
Trading Control Profits Losses Currency Markets

This is a very touchy subject for many traders, because the primary reason why people go into the currency markets as an investment strategy is to make money. A business that does not yield positive returns is generally something people do not wish to associate with.
We all know the FX siren song, how trillions of United States dollars flow through the currency markets on a daily basis, and how it is easy to get a small chunk of that pie as a retail trader. This is very true, but where some traders get it wrong is when they expect to make money all the time.
The fact of the matter is that, there will be good and bad days. And the bad days can be very lousy, and can make a trader really doubt his ability to make profitable transactions.
But the bad days should never overshadow the good ones. When I say overshadow, I am not referring to our feelings or emotions.
No! I am referring to the monetary profit or losses of those good and bad days. This article is aimed at creating a right trading mindset to losing in the currency markets.
Risk
The first thing we should realize is that as people going about our daily businesses, we are always exposed to risk. On an average day, there are…
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