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  1. Hello guys, I'm starting to swing trade commodities, especially soft commodities (corn, sugar, coffee, cotton, soybean, ...). I'm also checking gold and oil. My problem is I'd like to know what is the best broker for trading those markets (regulated, large commodity choice) ? For CFD trading. I'm thinking of IC MARKETS who are very good with forex and have good trading conditions. The concern I have is that I need a broker that offers MT4 as a platform, and also I'd like to be able to open mini lots positions for a better risk management. As a swing trader, I'm less concerned by the spread but looking at the financing fees. Wish you have a nice day, and thanks in advance. Alexandre.
  2. Hello, My name is Yana. I would like to establish here JustForex company. I would like to tell you a little bit about our company and gather a community of traders here and if you have any questions, I would be happy to help you here. JustForex offers several trading account types with a wide choice of trading instruments and everyone can find the most suitable one according to his preferences. Trading conditions: spreads from 0 pips, leverage up to 1:3000, mobile versions of MT4, order execution from 0.05 s. Please feel free to contact me here if you have any questions. And the question for traders here. What Forex broker do you trade with? And why? Let's discuss.
  3. I invested 60% of my retirement payment on Coin Bull and Paperex with the mindset of getting it multiplied and enjoying a better retirement life. It was sweet and smooth from the start, withdrawals were easy and consistent until it gets to a point I started to be denied withdrawals and that was how I lost all money, I couldn't get my investment amount back not talk of the bonuses. I contacted several lawyers but it was all waste of time and money, they couldn't render an inch of help. God so good to my old self and family, I later met with a certified binary options recovery expert that helped me recover my money within 5days from the brokers(Coin Bull), it was worth it, he was able to retrieve my funds. If you have found yourself in same situation as me you can contact the expert on '' Hacknet1seven1( A T)p r o t o n m a i l ( d o t c o m )" also he can render any other desired hacking services, I can assure he would be able to help you just as he helped me, you can give him a try if you don't mind. Binary options brokers shouldn't get away with this.
  4. A pip is the measure of change value between the two currencies and one pip is equal to 0.0001 of the change in value Multiplying the number of pips with the exchange rate is needed which tells how much the account has appreciated or depreciated in value
  5. Whether you have $20 or $200,000 to invest, the objective is the same: to make your money grow. The means, however, vary dramatically based on your investing style and how much money you have to work with. If you invest effectively enough, you could conceivably live off the earnings from your investments! 1. Build your emergency fund. If you don't have such an account already, it's a good idea to focus your efforts on setting aside three to six months' worth of living expenses just in case — hence, an "emergency fund." This is not money that should be invested; it should be kept readily accessible and safe from swings in the market. You can split your extra money every month, sending part of it to your emergency fund and part of it to your investments. Don't tie up all of your extra money in investments, unless you have a financial safety net in place; anything can go wrong (a job loss, injury, illness) and failing to prepare for that possibility is irresponsible.
  6. Hi guys , I'm making a research about individual stock traders and also about auto-trading companies (which offers algorithmic trading for it's customers) and I'm looking for information regarding this matter. I want to know mainy about how many traders/investors are there in the US, in the world, How much money individual traders lose, How many dealer-broker companies are there, How many algo-trading companies are there, and so on... I tried to google it for weeks but there's just too much economic info so basically I got nothing. Does anyone have an idea how can I get answers to these questions? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks alot, Ami
  7. hello all, I am new here so please forgive if I am posting in the worng place. I am looking for help with two things... 1. EA recommendations I have an ea,it does ok but mostly breakeven (more or less) but I am looking for something that can trade higher volumes with similar breakeven permanence. The reason is I think trading for rebates is great value, plugin the ea, let it trade (as long as it doesnt blow) and benefit from the rebates because rebates are very valueable today. This leads me to next question 2. Broker choice I am searching for brokers that pay rebates directly to client (no IB) and see a range of options starting from 0.1 pip per lot ($1 on eurusd trades), a friend of mine recommended IVBrokers, he is trading on their Pro account or ECN, not sure what its called. I looked at the broker and saw they have a "Cash Back" account. It pays 1 pip ($10 per lot) on winning and lossing trades. Even with my current EA I can breakeven and generate $500 cash back easily. As this is the highest rebate I have seen, can anyone tell me if they know of any other broker offering more than 1 pip rebate (must be real cash). IVBrokers are offering 1 pip real cash money
  8. Hello mad scientists! I am shopping for the first time for a online brokerage account. I realize that there are different pros and cons with even you most reputable brokers. I intend to trade the ES and perhaps the NQ to begin my trading journey. At this point I have my choices narrowed down to ATCbrokers, OEC, or GoFutures. There transaction fees all seem to be in the ballpark of 5 dollars roundturn after the proverbial hidden fees have been implied. Ameritrade is around 7.50 round turn. Could you pleaqse point me in the right direction in regards to a suitable broker........? Thank You:)
  9. CFD is a contract that binds the buyer and the seller in order to pay the difference between opening and closing value of the underlying in cash when the contract is ended. When it comes to choosing a CFD broker suitable for your trade, you need to understand that it is not only about reducing CFD trading costs. The broker will allow you to trade the way you want to trade and they even allow you to trade during after market hours. The broker must also be able to trade a sufficient number of CFDs long and short. You also need to consider trades with leverage. The many opportunities to go short are among the attractive advantages of CFD online trade. The best providers can minimize the cost of CFD trading which includes spread widening, commission, interest costs, and slippage. You should note that minimizing the expenses is a sure way to maximize your profits. Many private traders and investors are turning to this option because it is flexible as a trade instrument. This option offers the traders the capability to go long or short, leverage their trades, and even hedge existing positions at a fraction of the cost of conventional share trade. Different from the conventional share trade where you have to pay the full amount of the shares value, CFD trading allows you to make small payments of about 10% of the underlying asset value through your broker to guarantee that you meet the requirements of the contract. This is known as the margin, referred to with the traders, and which you are required to maintain at all times. You should note that if the trade goes wrong, then you will be required to pay more money to restore your margin obligations. The main benefit of CFDs is that they can be sold or bought back at any time with the value set by the stock market. In order to understand the CFD trading, you should look at it as buying shares with a short term loan from your broker. Therefore, you get a loan and pay the interest on the borrowed amount on a daily basis. However, when you terminate the contract you pay off the remaining costs and pocket the profits. With the CFD as a leveraged trading instrument, your profits are magnified and the same applies to your losses as well and you can lose more than your initial margin. CFD is also a platform to easily use with charting package, educational materials, market news and analysis. Some of the providers offer a 6 week starter training package where you get some training modules and start off with an option to trade on lower stakes if you want to. This will give you an opportunity to learn, receive and get used to the trade platform. There are several CFD providers that you can choose from and the best is a reputable broker who will give you the best services and trade platforms. You also need to consider one that constantly upgrades their services and trade platforms in order to offer their clients the best services. The internet is a useful resource that can help you come up with the best provider, and you can review their features, rate and stock CFDS and markets beforehand.
  10. There are 67 online brokerages and I thought it helpful to start a thread that will discuss the features and which trading platforms will be suitable for every unique trader. My aim with this thread is to help traders find the lowest cost option with the best research amenities, client service, promotions, etc based on their individual preferences. I will be analyzing various major online brokerages and smaller ones too. Here is an example of what I hope to bring to you in this "Top Online Brokerages" thread. E*TRADE Financial Account Details: Commission: $9.99 per trade Account Minimum: $500 Account Fees: No annual account fee Promotion: Make initial $10,000 deposit to receive 60 days of free trades & up to $500 Sign up here.
  11. I have just received a link to a Newsmax video “The Aftershock Survival Summit” that is obviously a sales video promoting their information package, but nevertheless it contains some truth and touches important points, which made me think hard about the recent situation. It is not my intention to promote them, but it would take a lot of typing to explain what they warn about. It is much easier to just paste the link here. If the links get deleted then the interested can still find it on google. Here is the video and its transcript: w3.newsmax.com/a http://w3.newsmax.com/a/aftershockb/video47a.cfm?promo_code=C915-1 One of its main claims is that the dollar is going to collapse this year, and the S & P will do the same. I am also convinced that the dollar will collapse sooner or later since all the data about the national debt and the way the dollar is created out of thin air backs this up. The only question is when will this happen. 1) What I hesitate about is whether the S & P (or stock market) would really collapse with the dollar. It is clear that if the crisis hits hard the real value of the stocks expressed in gold or commodities will fall. But the S & P is based on the dollar value of 500 stocks. The index will fall if the real value of the stocks falls faster than the value of the dollar. But if the inflation reaches unprecedented rates then the value of the dollar may fall faster than the real value of the stocks, and consequently, the S & P might rise (or at least not fall that much as expected) despite the fact that its real value is falling. It may be dangerous to sell S & P and expect it to collapse about 60% like it did in the last few years. What is your take on this first question? In a hyper inflation would the stocks rise (in dollar value) or fall as their real value is falling? Could the heavily depreciating dollar compensate the stocks falling tendency by the sheer fact that one would need a lot more dollars to purchase even a lower value stock? I have seen a video on youtube when a bloke paid for few bottles of bear with a full backpack of their hyper inflated currency... 2) The second question to consider is whether our money would be safe in banks when the collapse starts in earnest? The recent banking scandal in Cyprus is like the dying canary in the coal mine, warning us that we may lose our savings and earnings in more than just one way. The accelerated inflation steals people’s money in stealth mode without most of them realizing what is happening. But we may be subjected to very direct and overt thefts by the banks and governments like in Cyprus - see the article: “The Global Elite Are Very Clearly Telling Us That They Plan To Raid Our Bank Accounts” http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-global-elite-are-very-clearly-telling-us-that-they-plan-to-raid-our-bank-accounts 3) The third question is whether our money would be any safer in a broker account, or Forex Bucket-shop account in such a situation? If the banks start stealing the deposits why would the broker accounts be left out? Finally they are also under the control of the banks and subject to government regulations and taxes – right? You may be making nice profits short selling the crisis, but when you want to transfer it to you bank account, it could be stolen (all or a part of it) by the broker or by the bank when it arrives there. Even if your broker has been the most reliable and correct in the past, a government extra tax order may force them to do the unthinkable. The only safe solution to the mother of all crisis that is coming might be to buy and hold physical silver and gold, or other value-preserving commodities. What are your thoughts on these subjects? What concrete information and data supports support your opinion? fxYogi
  12. I'm looking to get into swing trading, and am starting off small ($10,000). Currently I use Fidelity but there are a couple issues which make me think there may be better solutions: 1) The fee is 7.95 per trade ($15.90 round trip). This eats significantly into my expected profit per trade (especially considering I'm starting out small). 2) When you sell a stock there is a 3 day waiting period for the trade to settle before you can use that cash. This basically means the trading opportunities are reduced by 1/3. Having to wait for 3 days doesn't seem very good. I assume people Swing and even Day Trade with Fidelity, how do you get around this waiting period? Do you just have to deal with it, or are there other brokers that don't have this? Any ideas and thoughts would be greatly appreciated
  13. As most forex brokers offer traders a large amount of leverage in the current trading environment, Transaction Risks are arguably higher now than at any point in market history. Individual traders must keep this in mind when placing trades, as over-leveraged accounts can quickly lead to margin calls and significant losses.
  14. Virtual Balances are something that traders should pay special attention because this is a good indication of whether or not your account is trading too close to a margin call. When this is the case, leverage should be scaled down to more managable levels.
  15. Choice Markets are a very rare occurrence, as brokers will generally need to be paid for providing access to the trading markets. The Forex market is one of the markets closest to being a choice market, as spread prices are usually seen at a fraction of zero.
  16. Some traders view ECN brokers as preferable because there is not chance in these cases for the broker to trade against the client. This happens because ECN brokers simply match willing buyers and sellers.
  17. All Phone Calls With Brokers In The UK Now Recorded; Coming Soon To Europe and America http://www.forbes.com/sites/marcwebertobias/2011/11/28/all-phone-calls-with-brokers-in-the-uk-now-recorded-coming-soon-to-europe-and-america/ Could this have stopped MFG meltdown? No Martha Stewart? Maybe Would love to hear thoughts on this as I spend 2 plus hours online and on the phone with my broker every day. Good idea? Bad idea?
  18. Trading the OMNI live with O$CAR In another thread, a broker from NY (now trading out of Vegas), known to his many YouTube fans as "Oscar", was referenced. Since my reply was probably off-topic there, I've started a thread here for discussion. Curiously, I had come across one of his videos wherein he was speaking to a group down under about his services. I couldn't believe it when I saw him say how much he charges for a round-trip futures trade in the US markets (and presumably in US dollars, although it's just as egregious in Aussie bucks too). Just go to the 1hr 17min mark and you'll see it for yourself. Fifty (yes, 50) dollars a round trip. No typo or misquote here. In fact, at the 1hr 18min mark on the video he repeated his fee, just in case you didn't catch it the first time around. Unbelievable. So my question to everyone in TL land is...for any broker, full service or discount, is FIFTY dollars a round-trip ever justified? -fs
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