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  1. So I've been messing with the indicators and learning about them. Made me curious what does the majority use here and why? Currently I'm using Bollinger Bands, Awesome Oscillator, Moving Average, Belkhayate Timing and Parabolic SAR. From all these Belkhayate is my favourite so far, it almost only made me win trades. While Parabolic is almost like MA, I still can read it more clearly on how the market moves.
  2. Traders can able to buy a share from new IPO without having any demat account?
  3. When everything comes together, the best technique to make money in the stock market. If you don't have a watch list, you are losing money.
  4. Hello World, Using Java to create a simple program. It is to have adjustable trailing stops (hence title) 1. Create Initial Trailing Stop. 2. If the price goes up 50% between the Entry and Target, the trailing price needs to adjust to 50% of what it was. Example: Say an Initial trail is at .40 it will need to adjust to .20 automatically. 3. Lastly when the Target price is reached. The trail is once again adjusted to a mere .05 Figured using If/Else Statements is a must. What other functions would you recommend to use? Thanks to all. Cheers and Happy New Years!
  5. Hello House, Pls I am new to fx, how do I calculate ways to enter a market that it will cut short my losess and I will be able to maximize profit. When I enter, it will just reverse against me that it runs to minus, for some mins or hours before it reverses back to 0.00 and profit..... I need help pls!!!!
  6. This thread is created to discuss important updates on an economy. In this thread, folks are invited to post latest news on the economy which has an impact on the market. The news can be positive or negative to the market.
  7. Reviewing what we need to trade and showing this weeks past trades broken down into a basic easy to understand chart and discussion on limiting risk by staying out of risky events.
  8. I did a nice little segment on scanning for set ups but its toward the end of the video, Last week was pretty perfect on the called rally and it will beharder to call a top, but I don't think we are near any medium term top. Would consider PG as kick ass trade of the week.
  9. Are you one of the many swing traders that takes the same level of risk notwithstanding the market conditions? Do you always trade "a thousand" shares just because that's an easy number to remember? I will discuss some finer points that might help you to become better at managing risk. First and foremost, the Pristine Trained Trader (PTT) should have a Trading Plan outlining his money management rules. Here you should establish parameters such as a "maximum loss per week-month". When establishing a maximum loss per trade (because no one can know which trade is going to work out), the PTT has to decide whether he wants to follow a more "static" approach where all his potential losses will be similar, or whether to adopt a more "dynamic" set of guidelines created with the purpose of governing when to be more aggressive, less aggressive, or not active at all. First and foremost, you have to understand the fact that not all market conditions present the same odds for a particular trade. Let's say for example that market "x" is in an up-trend, and has pulled back to support for several days. Today we get a reversal bar, and tomorrow the reversal is complete. Thus, the swing trader will likely find several high odds entries both today and tomorrow (depending on the tactics used, many of which are taught in our Trading The Pristine Method seminars. Then the third day comes along, the market continues to climb, and some more entries might be executed. As the market continues to rally, the odds of every new entry will diminish, as the probability of a reversal to the downside in market "x" is greater. Based on this scenario, a swing trader might enter into larger positions on days one and two, and might reduce his share lots as the market continues to climb. There will be a time when the market has climbed for 5 or 6 days in a row, and so the Pristine Swing Trader will devote more and more of his time to manage already open positions, by selling partial lots and raising his stops, instead of being too active in entering new swing positions. (He might be more active in micro trading activities though) Trade Well! Kurt Capra Contributing Editor Instructor and Traders Coach
  10. Market speculators can use a wide variety of trading strategies tomake their investment. The two most common approaches involve “technical” and “fundamental” analysis.
  11. Market Sentiment can change at any given time but is usually based on a major news event or economic release. Market Sentiment can be difficult to identify in some cases, but it can be seen in the general price trends that are seen over a given time period.
  12. A Flip is seen when the majority of the market changes from being net short to net long, or net long to net short.
  13. Fast Markets are created by higher levels of volatility, and this can be caused by things like news events, stop loss activity or major shifts in sentiment.
  14. I am basically a trend trader. I have been out of this market now for some time as it (the market) has been up a down and sideways now for months. We have been in a sideways pattern for weeks and now we have seen a parabolic up move that just looks like it might blow off at any time. The problem is that when I am out of the market I make no money - but don't lose any either. Is it better to sit back and do nothing when the market is like this or should I just look for setups and work them regardless of having no direction from the market?
  15. Picture this: you live outside the US, let’s say Australia, you think the price of Oil is going to appreciate over the next month or two. Your options are to buy the commodity through the futures markets, buy a CFD, or buy an ‘oil’ based ETF. Either way, you will be buying an oil based asset and in which currency? The US dollar. What happens? Well the price of Oil appreciates, and low and behold, so too does your purchase (whichever that may be), in fact it appreciates 20% over two months. Nice! Then something strikes you. You look at your financial statement only to be reminded that your sale price has been converted back to Australian dollars; naturally, this is where you live and so too does your broker. So, what do you do, you flip back through your statements to the day when you made the initial purchase to see what it cost you in Australian dollars and then Whammo!, it hits you, as you realize your purchase price in Australian dollars was 10% more than what you just received. You didn’t make a 20% gain, you made a 10% loss! The Australian dollar appreciated during those two months. The famous investor Jim Rogers was on CNBC one morning, so I decided to email a question to Martin Soong, to be directed to Jim Rogers, and the question simply was in general, “in your investing of commodities, all of which are priced in US dollars, how do you account for the fluctuations in your own currency?” You can see the interview, my question (around the 58 second mark), and his response here: News Headlines . Admittedly, I was a little disappointed with his answer, as his investment horizon is far more longer term than mine and as such I would have thought it an even more crucial factor for him than me, but it may also be that being as seasoned as he is, it may be something he does more instinctively or at a subconscious level. Anyway, the point is, currencies can be volatile and can appreciate or depreciate massive amounts against other currencies at breakneck speed, and unless you are prepared for it, you may face losses in what appear to be good trades. We will look at a simple rule of thumb approach, as there are always other factors, including time, leverage and interest costs associated with that leverage. The most general way to look at it if you are looking at overseas markets, and provided your trade ends up being correct, is that if you feel your own currency is going to strengthen, you are better off finding markets to short. If you feel your currency is going to weaken, then look for markets to go long. If you think your currency will be range bound, then you are a lot safer to play either way (long or short). If you go long a market and your currency also strengthens, this will reduce your profit potential (or even create losses as per example above). If however, you go short a market and your currency also depreciates, you have what is called a double whammy in your favour. Let’s look at some simple examples to demonstrate this (these examples are not taking into account brokerage costs, or the use of leverage), and let’s for illustrative purposes, give the Australian dollar the value of exactly one US dollar at the point of the initial transaction and show the changes from there. You purchase a US stock for $100. This will cost you $100 in US dollars, and obviously, $100 in Australian dollars. Look at what happens over a period of time, when the stock goes up 10%, and when the Australian dollar changes. Purchase price $USD 100 100 100 AUD/USD Rate 1.00 0.90 1.10 Sale price in $USD 110 110 110 Value in $AUD 110 122.22 100 Percent change +10 +22.22 0 We used a simple 10% change in the AU dollar, and a 10% appreciation of the US stock. When the AU dollar appreciated by 10%, the trade ended up being a no profit in AU dollars, even though it went up 10% in US dollars. However, when the AU dollar, depreciated by 10%, the trade ended up being a 22.2% gain in AU dollars, even though it was only 10% in US dollars. So I hope this illustrates how the change in currency exchange rates does affect the overall performance of any overseas trade on your financial statement.
  16. In trading there is a factor known to many as the ‘R’ factor or risk factor. Traders determine their average or base risk per trade they’re willing to take and name it ‘R’, and then measure profits as a multiple of this ‘R’. For example, a 3R profitable trade means the trader has made 3 times the amount they risked. The idea is to determine the ‘R’ factor early on in the trading system building stage and keep it consistent, whether it is a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of available capital. The benefits of using an ‘R’ factor include measurability, especially during back testing, which helps to determine a systems potential, and being able to track your trades from a systematic point of view rather than a monetary point of view. However it is the monetary point of view that I would like to address as I feel there could be another angle or point of view that could aid struggling traders, especially those that find themselves cutting winning trades short (breaking their systems rules). First, let’s do a quick demonstration of the use of ‘R’. A trader has $20,000 in capital, and decides he wants to risk $200 of his available capital per trade. After much back testing, he finds that out of 100 trades, 40 were 1R winners, 10 were 3R winners and 50 were 1R losses. He now knows that after 100 trades he system will provide an estimated 20R profit (40R plus 30R minus 50R = 20R), and if ‘R’ is $200, then that equates to $4000. This trader can now use this information to help determine what he needs to do to reach his goals. Now, when determining the ‘R’ factor, there is one element this trader has missed, and that is, what is his ‘R’ factor from a personal point of view? Why did he choose $200 and not $300 or $100, or some other figure? This in my view is a serious question that needs to be asked and then answered, and in order to do that, one must look at their personal finances and spending habits. In your every day life you have small, medium and large expenditures all of which fall into the categories of either tangible or intangible. For the most part, most of us have no problems with medium to large tangible expenses, such as house or car payments, or a new TV as these are things we can see or touch. Medium to large intangible expenses are much harder, such as a seminar or course fee where the results are not guaranteed. Small expenses on the other hand are a different breed altogether. How often will you go and spend money on something small and intangible and think nothing much of the actual expense? An example would be some lunch on the go; where you buy some food and drink and know that the cost won’t change things much for you so you don’t concern yourself with it too much. But let’s say you get home that evening and decide you like the idea of eating out for dinner. Do you now think twice about where you will go and how much you are willing to spend? If so, you have a threshold on the amount of money you are willing to spend (as most of us do), especially on intangible items or items quickly consumed. This threshold or level of expenditure where you change from not thinking to thinking twice is a perfect example of where your comfort zone currently sits when it comes to the value of money relative to you. Go over it and you get uncomfortable and have to think twice. In trading, it will be no different. You will find it much easier to take losses where the amount, or ‘R’ factor, is under your threshold, than if it is over. I know many people will respond to this comment with the issue of, by risking so little it will take too long to make any decent amount of money or even the fact that brokerage costs etc will start to become a heavy burden, and these are fair responses. However, the fact of the matter is, the act of trading is not going to change the way your brain responds to such losses because there is nothing to show for the loss (intangible), and if the loss is out of your comfort zone then your brain is not going to like it. What’s more, imagine you are sitting on a nice paper profit which is in excess of your threshold; an amount that if you were to spend on something intangible would cause you to think twice. Your brain is way out of its comfort zone because a) it’s a lot of money to you, and b) you can’t realize the profit and thus bank it until you actually close out the position! When you are in such a position all sorts of justifications for breaking your rules start flooding your mind. Both of these instances of not being able to take losses well and cutting winners short are major hurdles traders face all the time and much of the issue lies in their personal relationship to money and the value they place on it. If you have a low relative value of money, it doesn’t matter what the system you use is or how well it performs for others; you are only able to extract from it what your relative value to money is. You should spend some time assessing your spending habits and determine where your threshold lies. If it is too low to even consider making substantial money in the markets, then you are faced with the tough decision of either looking for a different career or changing your threshold level. Much of the problem lies in the belief that money is something we generally lack, and that there never quite seems to be enough. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter which way you look at it, this is a fundamental issue for most people, and it is no wonder 95% of trader fail.
  17. Hi, i have a problem, in easy language(Multichart) i write "buy this bar at market", but multicharts buys only on open on next bar, it's too late for me. Maybe someone can recomend me some soft which can resolve this problem? Because as i know multichart doesn't support such types of orders. Am i wrong? Thank for help!
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