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  1. Or are they the same thing? They seem so similar, but my broker (Jones Mutual) offers both, so what is the difference and which one is better?
  2. Does it mean that you are an expert just because you make a lot of profit? The amount of profit cannot be used to measure the value of a trader. Yes, you must be doing something right if you are making a frequent profit. However, that does not determine if you are an expert or not just by your profit. This is quite a common misunderstanding in the forex industry. Making a large profit is only one side of the forex market. Majority of forex traders tend to lose most of the time after they have experienced profit. But why? So many traders fall into a fantasy land where they make an endless amount of money at the beginning. Many beginner traders tend to gain profit at the start not knowing the importance of technical analysis of the market. The experts on the other hand who stayed became wealthy and stayed that way, continue gaining profit, are all knowledgeable when it comes to the basics. Experts have dialed many ways to control their minds to be set right to be a trader. Understanding of the market is a must know anyway. Expert traders wait patiently until the right opportunity comes. Opportunity comes to everyone. What differentiates the experts and the beginners is that experts know when the opportunity has come and knows to take advantage of it. Making profit by luck is possible, and yes luck is also very important. But can you profit with luck every time? How an expert trader is determined is not by how much the person gained, it’s about the precision and the frequency of results. Profit can’t be maintained by luck. It is maintained and is a result of precision and strategical execution. You shouldn’t worry because you’re not gaining any profit right now. You should be building your skill sets to be a better trader by experiencing many trading situations of losses and wins. If you invest in your time to improve, your results are guaranteed to increase more frequently and will become more stable.
  3. OEC Trader is now called Gain Trader and the Gain API now allows you to have simultaneous connection to mobile and web. Thanks, Matt Z Optimus Futures www.optimusfutures.com There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
  4. Hello I am interested in starting day trading, I have been trading the last year in long term investing but lately I have been getting really interested in day trading. I am from Canada and would like some pointers on where to start and what softwares, screeners, platforms etc to use here in Canada. Thanks in advance!
  5. 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.
  6. So I was wondering, what software do you guys generally like? Trade Station, Ninja Trader, other? Personally I'd have to say flowshark, it tells where the buyers and sellers are coming in, it's quite powerful.
  7. I have been learning binary options and crypto trading for a little bit now. Its difficult to find a strategy that works best for me because there is a endless amount of them. What is the way that you found the strategy that worked for you or fit your trading style?? I have been trying alot of different ones but cant seem to find one that benefits me and its the most frustrating thing.
  8. One of the most important reasons why traders take big losses is because they often fail to recognize when a trade has gone wrong. You see, stopping out of a trade is probably the biggest fault of traders and investors. Often, this happens to young and inexperienced traders and investors, but I know many veteran traders and investors that struggle with this as well. Early in my own career I struggled with stopping out of a bad trade myself, so I can sympathize with this problem. The problem with taking a loss is really two fold. First, the trader has to admit that he is wrong. As you all know, as human beings we all hate to be wrong. The ego simply gets in the way and we all want to always be right all the time. The first secret in this business is to check the ego at the door. The market does not care about your the color of your skin, religion or anything else. It will move in the direction of the money and that is the bottom line. Once a trader or investor goes into what I call 'hope mode' the trade is over. I'm sure everyone has been in this position at one time or another. Simply put there is no room for ego or hope in the stock market. The market is always right and there is no reason to fight it. Here is the second problem with taking a loss, it hurts. Pain and pleasure are the two reasons why humans do anything at all. As a human being, we are always looking to have pleasure and avoid pain. Well, losing money is painful and many people would rather simply hold a losing equity than lock in a small loss and move on. I cannot tell you how often I see a trader hold a losing trade only to see the position move further out of the money. Many years ago I watched a day trader blow up a $200,000 account in a single day averaging in on a bad day trade. To this day I can remember the look on his face as his money vanished in thin air. Believe it or not, this trader could have exited the position with a $500.00 loss, but instead he kept averaging in and fighting the position until he was wiped out. As a rule, once you have your full position you should never average in on a trade. At that point, it is critical to know where your max loss is going to be and stop out if that level is breached.Now when should we stop out? The answer to this question is not that simple, but here is what I personally do. I always place my stop loss below an important breakout or pivot on the chart. You see, prior breakout or pivot levels are usually defended when retested. After all, this is usually an area where institutional traders and investors got involved, that is why there is a pivot low or high on the chart to begin with. If that level is breached on a closing basis then I will move out of the position. So If I took a trade based on a daily chart pattern then I will usually check the daily and weekly chart levels. If there is a major pivot on the weekly chart then I will use a week chart close as my stop out level. While this method may not be perfect, it has saved me from much bigger losses when I have been wrong. Nicholas Santiago
  9. I want to learn about it as I am quite confused of which would be better. Please help!
  10. I am new to the world of bitcoins and cryptocurrency and this question hit my mind recently. Bitcoins are gaining popularity at a faster pace but will anybody make it clear to me that who decides the price of these bitcoins?
  11. EURUSD: The pair looks to weaken further as it holds on to its downside pressure. On the upside, resistance comes in at 1.1600 level with a cut through here opening the door for more upside towards the 1.1650 level. Further up, resistance lies at the 1.1700 level where a break will expose the 1.1750 level. Conversely, support lies at the 1.1500 level where a violation will aim at the 1.1450 level. A break of here will aim at the 1.1400 level. Below here will open the door for more weakness towards the 1.1350. All in all, EURUSD faces further downside pressure
  12. Notice, to all my fellow traders, who wish to earn more money. I wish to share with you a discovery. The Web Analyzer tool that is perhaps the most reliable and efficient tool in the field. It puts at your disposal, strategies and potential trades suggest by professionals. This software is simply wonderful as it combines strategy, efficiency, simplicity and professionalism. It is very easy to use, and allows you, with ease to place your stop lost, choose your profits, and a lot of very useful things. This is the tool you need to make money in the long run. Personally, this software allowed me to reduce my losses and increase my earnings. If you want to make the most profit by reducing your losses, this is the best. I use it for almost 6 months and I'm not on it. I let you discover the presentation of this powerful tool in video (English translated into French) and if you have doubts, I advise you to do your own research. Presentation of the web analyzer Testimonials Download URL iMarketsLive.pdfTo register The Web Analyzer is probably the most powerful and valuable software of the company that designed it. iMarketslive (IML), the leading provider of Forex trading and trading software, is an American company operating in more than 150 countries around the world. It was founded in July 2013 by Christopher Terry, a trader who made more than 80 million profit on the financial market. iMarketslive has its own TV channel in the USA. It is a private company without any debt, which does not provide third-party service. It merges 2 major industries, namely the Foreign Currency Trading Industry called Forex, and the Network Marketing Industry. It has an educational platform that provides video lessons in several languages. https://youtu.be/vgmg3JSVHcw The goal of iMarketslive is to bring knowledge of trading, and to allow everyone to achieve financial freedom. It guarantees you: -A prestige leadership at the command of the company and traders. -A world class education, services and tools -A friendly community and support -Best performance of its Software / Tools -Significant risk reduction iMarketsLive is not an investment platform or a broker. You register to learn the trade of trader and you have all the means to arrive there easily. As if you were enrolling in a university to learn courses, with the difference that your knowledge of trading, you are automatically used to earn money. In addition to training tools, iMarketslive provides decision support software. Your registration entitles you to several hours of video and software. 2 Learning software: -IML TV '' Thanks to the master classes on Forex, become a consistent and profitable operator. Learn all about Forex trading, vocabulary and tips '' -IML Academy '' Increase your chances of success through the live mentorship program to learn how to apply what you have learned. Get involved with professional traders, with many years of experience’’ 3 Manual Trading Software: -SwipeTrade '' Receive Trade Alerts Suggested by Trading Experts '' -Harmonic Scanner '' Get help, with a high probability confirmation, to help you increase your chances of profit in the long run '' -Daily Swing Trade '' Once a week learn live from the best, and potentially win money with iMarketslive CEO Christopher Terry '' 2 Automatic Trading Software -FxSignalslive '' This autotrader software, which combines several analysis strategies, forecasts and management tools, gives you the best earning potential '' -Fusion Trader '' This software allows high frequency results, best probabilities and calculates high risks. '' Not to mention the famous '' Web Analyzer '' If iMarketslive is successful it is thanks to the training it offers and its software that offer a better guarantee of long-term gain, and a considerable reduction of losses on the market. Which explains in 5 years, she conquered more than 150 countries. In addition, iMarketslive allows you to earn money through affiliation. This is the marketing aspect of these tools, because at iMarketslive there is something for sale: Trading tools. A bit like if a school in your neighborhood paid you a commission on the registrations that you bring back to him. iMarketslive offers the best business plan ever seen in the world. You have residual income per month, ranging from $ 150 (3 referrals in your matrix) to $ 1000 (30 referrals in your matrix). You have a salary plan that goes up to $ 500,000 depending on the number of direct or indirect referrals in your matrix, and rank bonuses. It's something that combines efficiency, cost-effectiveness, reliability and security. How to register? Cost of registration 275 dollars 1- Click https://www.myimarketslive.co/paul29 and go to iMarketslive. It is impossible to register without a sponsor 2- Click GET STARTED 3- Click BECOME A CLIENT 4- Replace the form to create your account (it is important to fill this form with your real information and your real coordinates) 5- Your username and password ID that gives you access to the iMarketslive Educational Training Plate or you have all the tools and courses available to you to succeed. Contact: Euligeon95@gmail.com
  13. Anyone interested to join day traders chat room? Join here http://www.daytraders.chat/
  14. Still looking at some 15M down side w/ hidden divergence; not exp. lower than 61.8 fib retrace into congestion before 5th wave up.
  15. Many traders fail for many different reasons. I am sure if you have been active in the markets for any decent period of time you will have experienced the numerous obstacles that the markets can throw in front of you. Sometimes the thing holding you back from being successful is one the most basic principles. A high percentage of traders are not able to overcome them, and often have not even considered them. Below you will find my list of the most encountered obstacles which stop a willing trader from making a profit. Find Your Edge So you have a trading system but do you know what makes it profitable? Have you any idea of its strike rate and can you trust it? A question many traders cannot answer. A simple system that gives you 51 winners versus 49 losers from every hundred will make you money if you know how to manage it correctly, but there is an element of trust needed. Before you trade your system you need to properly analyse it to find out how often it wins and how often it loses. How big are the wins compared to the losses? How big is the drawdown? After answering these questions you will gain an element of trust in your system and be able to ride out the lean times to harness the gains from the bigger picture. Stick To A Plan If you are in a hurry to get somewhere you wouldn’t take the long route would you? Would you drive 1000 kilometers without consulting a map? I would think not. Much is the same with trading. Your system (or edge) is your plan and when travelling to your destination you must stick to the highway. Never stray from the plan and ignore any signs that tempt you to try a different route. Don’t Spend What You Can’t Afford Often a big mistake a losing trader will make is to trade too heavy in one single position. To lose a large percentage of a trading account on one trade is suicide and in doing so you are giving yourself a mountain to climb whilst clawing yourself back to breakeven. Not even mentioning the psychological damage it will do. Trade small in comparison to your trading account, the market will always be there tomorrow and trades will come each and every day. Focus On Points Not Profit We are all in this for one reason and that’s to make money, but money is also the root of all evil. By focusing your mind on percentages of your trading account, counting the points won (not dollars) and risk reward ratios eventually the money will stack up on its own. Thinking “I lost 20 points on that trade” rather than “I lost $200 on that trade” will also help you to stay out of the markets emotional games. Learn From Mistakes They say the clever people in this world are the ones who can instantly learn from their mistakes. This is also true when trading. If you repeat the same mistakes over and over its possible you may not have the correct frame of mind needed to become successful in this game. Learn and never look back. If you stray from your plan and lose try to understand the mistake and reinforce to yourself that it will never happen again. Less Is More How much time can you commit to this? This is a question that should be answered well before you select a system. Trade when you feel happy, trade when the markets open, take your money and leave. Often no position is the best position. Overtrading is one of the biggest downfalls of any new trader and will most likely lead to your account (and mind) burning out. Takes some trades and go do something else to stay fresh. Live Your Life Last but not least never forget what you are doing this for. You are doing this to give yourself a better life and more money. Enjoy it, take some time to live your life and don’t get caught up in the trap of being addicted to the markets. Written by Pete Southern, editor at stockpricetoday.com
  16. Hi everybody, I am in little confusion with Tradorax, in actually I want to start trading so I was looking for the good trading websites which can assist me in testing strategies, creating expert advisors or indicators. So, I have found Tradorax easier for me but after doing some research there were some bad reviews and good reviews about Tradorax. It makes me little worried about starting with them but positive reviews are attracting me too. So, Please guys suggest me some good advise and also tell me if you have any personal experience with Tradorax.
  17. Hi everybody, I'm relatively new on the trading online world and I would like to have a suggestion regarding the trading platform to use. I prevalently use Interactive Brokers but I also own other accounts and I would like to use all of them with a single software, instead of learning how to use several different platforms for every broker I trade with. Does anybody know a trading platform which is able to use data for more than one broker? And which is the best in your opinion?
  18. Hi All, As a former City trader, experience has taught me...there is always something new to learn. I have been thinking of a way to cut a little bit of the learning curve required for folks to trade successfully.. I know demo accounts exist, but as we all know, live markets are, often, about long periods of tedium interspersed with bouts of mania!! Not necessarily, the most action packed way to learn quickly. So I formed a company which built a trading simulator for anyone who has an interest in how Market-makers (emulate them!!! they generally don't lose money)used to go about their business before algos dominated the world( although there is some algo stuff going on in the simulator)...its also supposed to introduce a little bit of fun into what can be a seriously stressful business.
  19. Ultimately what we are trading, are numbers. Numbers are relative, what does a number mean to you? Does it mean buying a new luxury vehicle? A high dollar timepiece? Or does it mean, making a living on your own, without some jerk boss lording them self over your life? So when we look at our profits and losses while are we holding onto that trade, what sentiments come to mind? This is a "Put your money on the table, take your money off the table market" now, cut your losses at 7% Unfortunately we are or have been at one time, self programmed into the adrenaline rush of entering a trade, whether we lose or gain, we scour through forums (such as this one) to look for added incentive to keep the position, or take one. But ultimately what do the numbers say? No, not what one armchair economist thinks, im talking about what makes sense. A fellow I know, lost 50k in one trade a few years ago, why was this? Doubtless he kept up the incantation "its going to go back up". When in reality ,he should have cut his losses at the 7% line. When we see positive numbers on our trades, take them. Don't get married to your trade. The trade doesn't care about you nor your feelings, you have to be detached to make money trading. http://www.QDRV.com
  20. How Can the Chaos Theory be Applied to Forex? Chaos Theory is a mathematical theory that studies systems, and how small differences in their initial conditions can have majorly differing outcomes. This is often explained and related to as the butterfly effect. This theory is that a small initial condition such as a butterfly flapping its wings could cause a large difference such as a change of weather on the other side of the world. Famous forex trader Bill Williams was one of the first to suggest that Chaos Theory could be applied to the markets, and devised a strategy behind it. The principle behind his ideas is that psychology plays a large part in success, and that the key is to find determinism within events in the market. Traditionally, traders will use technical and/or fundamental analysis to work out which way they think prices are going to move, but Bill Williams believes that this is an inferior way of trading, because neither method works for the dynamical system that is the real markets. There are two critical aspects that must be understood for Williams’ theory to work. The first is having confidence in your own judgement, and the second is proper understanding of the structure or dimensions of the market. According to Williams, there are five dimensions to the market, and analysing each one will reveal further information, building a bigger picture each time. These sections are the following: • Fractal – Trades should not be made before the first fractal appears; indeed, any signals from other dimensions can be disregarded initially. A buy fractal is five consecutive bars, in which the middle bar is the highest. The opposite configuration would be a sell fractal. • Momentum – The Awesome Oscillator illustrates the current market momentum of the last five bars. They are compared with the previous 34. • Acceleration / Deceleration – This dimension measures the acceleration and deceleration of the market momentum, by looking at the momentum and the five bar moving average. • Zone – The fourth dimension is known as the zone, and appears when the momentum and acceleration (or deceleration) are of the same direction. • Balance Line – The last dimension of the market is the balance line, which is the level at which the price would be if chaos was not having an effect on the market. This ‘chaos’ is any kind of information that might be hitting the markets. It is also described with the Awesome Oscillator. The idea is that it requires less energy for the price to move away from this line.
  21. Good morning everyone I saw a pairs trading webinar on the topic and found this code. I can not understand these two pieces of code, anyone is kind enough to explain % The strategy: % 1 Compute residuals over next N days res = series2 (i: i + N-1, 1) ... - (Reg1.coeff (1) + reg1.coeff (2). * Series2 (i: i + N-1, 2)); % 2 If the residuals are large and positive, then the first series % Is Likely to decline vs. the second series. Short the first % Series by a scaled number of shares and long the second series by 1% share. If the residuals are large and negative, do the % Opposite. indicated (i: i + N-1) = res / reg1.RMSE; s (i: i + N-1, 2) = (res / reg1.RMSE> spread) ... - (Res / reg1.RMSE <-spread); s (i: i + N-1, 1) = -reg1.coeff (2). * s (i: i + N-1, 2); end end Thank you very much for your cooperation ps do you know where I can find some code on the pairs trading?
  22. What GoPro Has Done Right Now that the stock has surpassed the 90 mark, the owner has a worth of over 5bn (still holding 48% of the company after IPO). It raises the question as to what has Gopro done right? 1. Actually SELL something. (I’m looking at you Facebook) I’m not saying that you need to sell something physical, but when it comes down to it, people have faith in companies that actually do something. 2. Life is a popularity contest. I’ll quote Jesse Jones on this one “What other company do you own the product you trade?” (Forgive me if the quote is off Jesse). Simply put, Gopro is in people’s faces day after day. Every time you go on YouTube, there will be a new video up, and many people, including myself, own one. They aren't just selling an idea; they are selling a physical product attached to an idea. Business side: What have they done right? A few key points here you will see effect the stock in the coming months. 1. Their launch date was chosen to perfection. 2. Mid October they are slated to launch a new camera. This will be perfect timing if the stock does falter, breathing new life into the company. They will be on the front page with this move. Not only will it help their stock (assuming they don’t have a bendable camera #bendgate), but they will reap the rewards of the increased media attention from their successful IPO. Free advertising. 3. Here is the big one. Their lockup expiration is 12/23/2014. Christmas Eve. The last point is what I will end on. They have crucially chosen a time to allow for their 180 day lockup period to end on Christmas Eve… This goes in the best form of announcing any kind of bad news late on Friday to let the market forget about it over the weekend. How do you prevent a sell off of company stocks post lockup period? Provide the sellers with one of the quietest times of the year in the stock market. Well played Gopro. A bit about me: I'm a Futures and Forex trader who has been personally trading for years. I find all aspects of trading interesting, and on occasion, like this one, I even write articles on the stock market. Trader psychology has facinated me since the first time I moved from a paper trading to real live trading. The difference sparked an interest that I write about today.
  23. If you have $10,000 to put towards your trading account, don’t waste your time. As a matter of fact if you have $15,000 or even $25,000 in your trading account, don’t waste your time. That is, don’t waste your time with careless mistakes because every trade counts. The Learning Curve is Flat The learning curve for learning how to trade futures for a living can be extremely flat, that is you may spend countless hours learning all there is to know about the trading the markets, but you aren’t seeing a return in profits. Your time spent learning increases, but your account stays the same, or in many cases shrinks. If you want to win at this game and become consistently profitable over time then you absolutely, positively, must be disciplined 100% of the time, all of the time. Don't Waste Your Money on Tuition Many people like to credit their trading losses in the early years towards “tuition” or “paying their dues” and while there is something to be said for learning by doing, there is no reason for justifying a trading mistake. Every error you make in trading is costing you money. That First Step When starting out as a trader, you probably traded a practice account for a couple of months and began to learn the ropes, testing your strategy (my broker of choice is Infinity Futures for both practice accounts and live trading). After becoming anxious you make the switch to live trading and realize that most of what you learned goes out the window when you’re in a live trade. Your emotions come into play and your methodology becomes foggy. And the Light Bulb Goes Off There are many “light bulb moments” along the way, but limiting the mistakes when you’re trading a small account is crucial if you want to prevent blowing up your account. Along with reading the material on the EminiMind Blog I recommend reading and learning from the mistakes of other top traders in the Market Wizards series. 3 trading mistakes that will lead to disaster: Impulse trades – If you find yourself clicking sporadically on the trading ladder you need to stop immediately and reevaluate your trading plan. Revenge trading – Just because you had a loss doesn’t mean your next trade needs to be a home run, try for consistent singles and doubles with a few strikeouts in the mix. Trading too big for your account size – If you’re trading an account size of $10,000 then the max number of contracts you should be trading on the ES or 6E is 2, enough said. The Only Guarantee While no one can guarantee your success trading the markets (if you come across such claims be leery) I can guarantee you that if you make any of these 3 trading mistakes you will lose money. Treat your trading capital like you would your children, or if you don’t have children, like a one of a kind Porsche, you wouldn’t throw your kids in front of a bus so don’t piss away your trading account with avoidable mistakes. Patience pays in trading the markets so don’t waste your time trading a small account. Every trade is a valuable step towards generating consistent income trading futures for a living.
  24. MrFunke

    Types of Traders

    .. Apparently I'm a shark. (I would have liked to think I was a bull!) What are your thoughts on this quiz? Would you say you could relate yourself to any of these animals?
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