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Aug 2, 2011

 

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Manual or Automated Trading?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10442-manual-automated-trading-4.html

I have two main trading systems: 1. Automated entry, discretionary exit. 2. Discretionary first entry, automated add-ons, automated or discretionary exit. The first works great ...

 

Which Market Internal Did You Guys Find Most Useful?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-internals/10455-market-internal-did-you-guys-find.html

Trin & Tiki don't work as well as they used to due to the continued use of programmed and automated executions. On the other hand I use the NYSE Tick as the backbone ...

 

Tricks of the Trade

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10456-tricks-trade.html

On reading a lot of posts about the psychology of trading, the struggle between full automation and discretionary trading and the arguments between teaching trading v actually doing it...

 

Discussion on Volume

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10438-discussion-volume-urmablume-wanted.html

UB, I've been reading all your posts and find them interesting. In one example, you said something like: Point A - "the big traders go to market they don't use limit and they have a certain PRICE ...

 

Trading Regime Analysis Using RWI

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tech-analysis/10448-trading-regime-analysis-using-rwi.html

Michael Poulos shot into fame in early 90’s when he published an article about RWI. He showed that Corn has the strongest tendency to trend while Wheat has the least. RWI is ...

 

Pivot Points - John F. Carter

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/1986-pivot-points-john-f-carter-4.html

Pivots work for a few reasons: (1) The main pivot represents yesterday's value, as it is located between the close and the midline. 2) Pivots convey information on yesterday's volatility ...

 

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Why Don't Most Day Traders Scalp?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/8339-why-dont-most-day-traders-scalp.html

I'm not sure what I'm missing, but it seems that scalping is incredibly profitable with enough capital. Start with 3k. Open an account with Interactive Brokers. If you find a stock that oscillates about .1 percent, you'll be making a minimum of a dollar ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 4, 2011

 

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Why Don't Most Day Traders Scalp?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/8339-why-dont-most-day-traders-scalp-5.html

You may find that your survivability chances go up if you're willing to lose more often, lose very little on those losers and add to trades when you're winning. On a futures contract ...

 

Step 1: Set Up the Legal Trading Entity

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10483-setting-up-legal-entity.html

After trading successfully on the side for years, I'm beginning the first step in implementing my plan to move to full-time trading. Before I take the plunge, I want to have everything set up ...

 

One of My Strategies ... Need Your Comments

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/swing-trading-position-trading/10479-one-my-strategy-need-your-comments.html

Basic Ground Rules Before any trade(3 rules must be followed) rule#1:-try to trade only during the londan and us session. rule#2:-make sure to watch a news calinder and ...

 

The Dimensions Of A Successful Trading Entity

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10477-dimensions-successful-trading-entity.html

Many considerations go into creating and running a successful trading entity. We’ll look at the most popular which get the most attention, right through to the most important, which usually ...

 

At Your 'mean'

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10474-your-mean.html

Question setup: For commonality, “the mean” in the question below is your own ‘mean’ – a place where price has ‘reverted back to’. That means it’s not specifically or necessarily ...

 

Overcoming the Fear of Loss (Pulling the Trigger)

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10476-overcoming-fear-loss-pulling-trigger.html

This is a new excerpt from my forthcoming book: Mastering Trading Psychology. It is focused on another common fear that limits the capacity of a trader to develop his or her full potential ...

 

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90% of Traders Never Make a Dime!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10469-true-90-traders-never-make-dime.html

I have read this "90%" comment for a long time now and frankly, I am not sure I believe it. I'm suspicious that it isn't statistically sound. I have been trading for four years now and until lately, have beaten the S & P consistently each year with a per ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 6, 2011

 

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90% of Traders Never Make a Dime!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10469-true-90-traders-never-make-dime-2.html

One thing that one must remember is that the population of successful traders is rather stable while the population of unsuccessful traders is likely a different group of people ...

 

Moment of Truth for Stock Investors

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10509-moment-truth-stock-investors.html

A similar drop like past 10 days (more than 10% decline in a healthy bull market) is a very unusual event. This has occurred so seldom since great depression that you can count the ...

 

How Do You Use Options to Help Predict Price?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10511-how-do-you-use-options-help.html

I say "predict" for lack of a better word since I know it is impossible to predict price. But I've read some articles about this and I'm wondering if any of you look at options to help ...

 

Seasonality and Reversals Off of Ytd Lows

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10493-seasonality-reversals-off-ytd-lows.html

Just fiddling with a thought.The summer doldrums (July and August) see many stocks touch their ytd lows.I have been tracking those that trade under $5 and show signs of a reversal ...

 

Day Trading the E-mini Futures

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/9773-day-trading-e-mini-futures-8.html

What a day in the markets! I wanted to share a trade I did today. It kinda sucked. I made 10 points overall on it. I bought 1163.75. Damn! Here is a chart of the lovely rejection of the nearest ...

 

An Introduction to Technical Analysis: Keep It Simple

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tech-analysis/10496-introduction-technical-analysis-keep-simple.html

I have never understood the great divide between fundamental analysis and technical analysis. It is true that there are those who have made money trading by isolating and mastering ...

 

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Stress Makes You Stupid

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/healthy-trader/10487-stress-makes-you-stupid.html

Studies have been done that show the neural networks in a stressed out monkey have fewer branches than in a less stressed monkey. So stress can make you stupid. Oh, and it makes you fat too ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 9, 2011

 

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Stress Makes You Stupid

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/healthy-trader/10487-stress-makes-you-stupid-2.html

No, I've never had a weight problem. I don't gain weight. My brain may be atrophying though. When I imagine what a trader looks like, I don't imagine someone who has gained a lot of ...

 

New to Trading and Seeking Guidance

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10523-new-trading-seeking-guidance.html

Hi, I'm a young unmarried guy with no kids and I have a desire to learn how to be a profitable trader. I come from a internet poker background where I made the money I have now. I live in ...

 

The Sin of Predicting and Anticipatory Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10512-sin-predicting-anticipatory-trading.html

There are basically two types of traders- anticipatory and reactionary. It is important to understand which type you are to avoid the sins of prediction. The meaning of anticipation ...

 

A Brief Comparison of Various Charting/trading Platforms.

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10520-brief-comparison-various-charting-trading-platforms.html

As this is perhaps one of those things which is a real pain for traders to research and then switch if necessary, I thought it'd be good to share with you some of my experiences ...

 

Considerations for a Wannabe Trader

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/9328-considerations-wannabe-trader-4.html

Not to get into an argument over semantics Tim, but "So when a stock moves from $40 to $50, your setup is to enter long at $45" causes the confusion for a lot of people. Many dont ...

 

Harmonic Pattern Recognition Software?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/10339-harmonic-pattern-recognition-software.html

Can anybody recommend me a good pattern recognition software for MetaTrader or Ninja Trader 7, I’m tried the AutoChartist software, but I having issues with it and well ...

 

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Good News and Bad News

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10517-trading-tip-17-good-news-bad.html

One of the biggest moments for the markets can come when there is a key news release or fresh fundamental data. Buyers and sellers seem to wrestle with the potential outcome, and in the case of larger announcements, volatility goes through the roof ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 13, 2011

 

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Yum! The Seasoned Trader Feeds On The New Trader

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10542-yum-seasoned-trader-feeds-new-trader.html

This is the kind of article that results when the writer has 22 years experience in the markets but has merely repeated the first year 22 times. Does he actually believe that new traders ...

 

What's Your Experience with 'renting' Strategies?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/automated-trading/9902-whats-your-experience-renting-strategies.html

For the past 4 months I have been monitoring several trading strategies available for rent on the Collective2 site. Recently I have subscribed to a four of them. Mostly I have taken ...

 

List of ETFs for Sector Rotation

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10557-list-etfs-sector-rotation.html

Sector rotation is one of the easiest and top performing trading strategy. It is easy because you have to track markets only on daily time frame and hence requires little dedicated time ...

 

Intuition to Intentional Action

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10551-intuition-intentional-action.html

Today I came to the realization that I'd intuitively been trading a certain way, but could not define or explain it. This state was very frustrating to me. I could trade well, and immediately ...

 

Currency Crisis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10548-currency-crisis.html

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what there in reality will happen when the currency crisis occurs. My scenario and thinking is based in my heavy investments in XAU/USD ...

 

Evidence-Based Technical Analysis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/book-reviews/3778-evidence-based-technical-analysis.html

Well, this is easily the strangest book in my entire library. I had bought this book almost immediately when it came out. I tried to read a few chapters the first day I got it and it basically sat ...

 

 

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Risk of Ruin Discussion

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/money-management/10553-risk-ruin-discussion.html

I'd like to start a disscussion on the maths behind risk of ruin as from what I've read previously, it leaves me a little uncomfortable. I'll start by discussing the way it's usually presented. Usually when calculating ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 16, 2011

 

 

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Risk of Ruin Discussion

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/money-management/10553-risk-ruin-discussion-4.html

Stops make the loss unbounded. It's bounded only if taken a stop you quit trading forever. All scammers and brokers push hard on stop because this way your loss is unbounded ...

 

Harmonics Basis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10526-harmonics-basis.html

What is the basis for the harmonic movement in financial markets? What are the foundations for the harmonic movement and harmonic patterns? Why do they work? Are they related ...

 

Can Underlying Issues Move Futures?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10572-can-underlying-issues-move-futures.html

I'm still relatively new to trading and I was wondering if you guys/gals can shed some light on what's been happening with the markets over the past week. Basically, I've been ...

 

Are Day Traders 100% Technical?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/901-day-traders-100-technical.html

A day trader finds opportunities in a trending market or a rangebound market. You can buy the dips in an uptrend and short the rallies in a downtrend. You can fade the upper ...

 

6 Tips to Feel More Alert and Focused During the Trading Day

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10570-6-tips-feel-more-alert-focused.html

Trading full time can put a strain on your body. Waking in the early hours of the day and keeping your focus throughout the entire session can be a challenge. Here are 6 tips ...

 

Continuous Contracts - To Adjust or Not?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10569-continuous-contracts-adjust-not.html

I've been racking my brains trying to sort out back-adjusted data recently, none of the various data providers do it as I'd like them to. However I've been wondering if it's really necessary ...

 

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Concepts in Technical Analysis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tech-analysis/10554-concepts-technical-analysis.html

There are many techniques in Technical Analysis which have been called voodoo by academicians. However, if we approach Technical Analysis as study of price behavior, we get sufficient evidence from past ...

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Once upon a time we could simply click on the Forums buton and at the bottom we'd bring up the most active threads for the last thirty days, the most viewed threads, etc and so on.

 

Why did you get rid of those? I used to use them as short cuts or book marks. Now you made it so that I have to go ahuntin'.

 

Seems to me that if you want to increase eyeballs you ought to make it easier rather than more difficult for folks to find the topics that have proven most "eye-catching" over the years.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Thales

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Once upon a time we could simply click on the Forums buton and at the bottom we'd bring up the most active threads for the last thirty days, the most viewed threads, etc and so on.

 

Right now, it shows Latest Posts and Hottest Threads (last 30 days) ... but I assume there used to be more options? I'll look into this - thanks for the feedback.

 

Why did you get rid of those? I used to use them as short cuts or book marks.

 

wasn't me, must have been someone else ;) But I will see if I can fix this.

 

thx

MMS

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 18, 2011

 

 

TOP POSTS & THREADS

 

6 Tips to Feel More Alert and Focused During the Trading Day

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10570-6-tips-feel-more-alert-focused.html#post125645

Caffeine does perk you up but personally I think it leaves you more tired after the effects wears off. Try green tea. Adding one more thing that works for me. Instead of eating 3 meals ...

 

Manual or Automated Trading?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10442-manual-automated-trading-7.html

This is exactly why I auto trade. Good trading signals may only occur once or twice per day - often less frequently. In order to catch these one would have to be at the computer ...

 

Considerations for a Wannabe Trader...

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/9328-considerations-wannabe-trader-5.html

A little about me- I'm Jerry a 53 year old military vet and owner of a bankrupt trucking company. I have been on ssdi for about 3 years. I began trading with the spare time on my hands ...

 

20 EMA and Patterns

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/candlestick-corner/4461-20-ema-patterns-14.html#post125724

Right well i will show you two examples of successful trades that i took last week. Now they show that ema is excellent and we should all be making huge amounts of money using ...

 

What Made You Profitable?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/622-what-made-you-profitable-13.html#post125477

It has been said before by many in this thread. Lose indicators and learn what the candles / bars tell you. Find or devise a method that works for you. (mine is trend analysis on EVERY ...

 

Day Trading the E-mini Futures

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/9773-day-trading-e-mini-futures-9.html

Thought I'd share a chart for anyone who is still out there! Who would have thought a couple of weeks or so ago that a 19.25 point day would be dull?!? In fairness, there have been a few ...

 

 

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The Heck With Trading for a Living

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10583-heck-about-trading-living.html

Foremost, apologies to the author of the very popular book “Trading for a Living”. I skimmed it very long back and felt most things talked in the book are just basics. This article has nothing has nothing to do with the book. “Trading for a Living” is an over-hyped and abused phrase on internet forums. What this article talks about is ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 23, 2011

 

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The Heck About Trading Psychology

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10611-heck-about-trading-psychology.html#post126024

Dr. Steenbarger is a very nice guy...but human as are the rest of us, and his opinion doesn't jive with my experience. What I see in my classes is that students seem to "get" the basic concepts ...

 

How HFT Has Changed Tape Reading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10610-how-hft-has-changed-tape-reading.html

There have been significant structural changes in US Equity Markets over past few years. Daytrading NYSE was a totally difference ball game (way easier) until 2008. There have been ...

 

Margin Accounts?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10552-questions-about-margin-accounts.html

Hey everyone. First of all, I would like to say that I have no intentions of acquiring a margin account for at least several months (mostly likely more than a year). I am just curious ...

 

Manage Your Workspace Correctly And Good Things Happen

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10637-manage-your-workspace-correctly-good-things.html

Any experienced trader will tell you that being successful is, in large part, a matter of overcoming all the hurdles that get in your way. Now there are two basic types of hurdles: the physical ...

 

Optiontimer's Trading Project

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10158-optiontimers-project-41.html

I've been on hols last week so my access to TL was (deliberately ) restricted. I usually don't linger in front of my laptop any longer than necessary while we're away hence I decided that ...

 

Trade ES with Tradestation

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/automated-trading/10516-trade-es-tradesation.html#post125116

Numbers look fantastic. But we can all make reports look fantastic with heavy optimization that doesn't hold up the real world trading. What portion of your results represents trades made on ...

 

 

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Technical Trading Axioms

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10620-technical-trading-axioms-candidates-approval.html

I would like people to suggest Technical Trading Axioms. So you will state or propose a Technical Trading "Truth" that you regard as self-evident, generally accepted, or has evidence of being well established. I ask for Technical Trading Axioms, in the sense that there is some quantifiable means to measure something. I do not consider the statement, "The Trend is Your Friend", as a Technical Trading Axiom. If you have a way of ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 25, 2011

 

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New Friends Wanted

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10431-new-friends-wanted-4.html

I hope every one is making as much or more trading your favorite market. TF 8/23 chart and matrix is posted today. It shows how I traded the TF for a sell and a buy. The matrix is of ...

 

What is the Best Multi-monitor PC for Day Trading?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10643-what-best-multi-monitor-pc-day.html

I started trading from a laptop; good, bad, or ugly... that's the way it was (for me). It wasn't a high speed super-lux model, just a standard run-o-the-mill laptop. I wouldn't recommend ...

 

Reading Charts in Real Time

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/6151-reading-charts-real-time-795.html

Going along with MK's idea of analysing your past trades to see what would have happened with different profit taking situations, I'm wondering if you've read Van Tharp's book "How to ...

 

3 Ways to Keep More of Your Trading Profits

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10647-3-ways-keep-more-your-trading.html

The number one way new traders fail is in counting their trading profits, or the money that could be made on the trade before the trade is even placed. Pro traders know you should be ...

 

Market Profile Confusion

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-profile/7747-market-profile-confusion-3.html

The thing is, how to we know if price is leading value or value leading price? context is key, but .... The only job we have to do is...Determine S/R levels and then determine direction ...

 

Understanding The Process Behind The Movement In Price

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-videos/10648-sam-seiden-understanding-exact-process-behind.html

Here is a video that changed mine whole view on trading. It made a one trick pony out of me when it comes to trading. Sam is tha man when it comes to simplicity and reality of markets ...

 

 

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Vendors Vendors Vendors

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/general-discussion/10633-vendors-vendors-vendors.html

Ok I see a ton of threads degenerating into a 'vendor' bash ... so here is a thread for all of you to give your opinion on vendors. I'll be reviewing this thread for feedback. And if I see good threads going down a wrong path, I will also be moving offending posts here so people can continue those discussions outside of the main thread ...

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Once upon a time we could simply click on the Forums buton and at the bottom we'd bring up the most active threads for the last thirty days, the most viewed threads, etc and so on.

 

Why did you get rid of those? I used to use them as short cuts or book marks. Now you made it so that I have to go ahuntin'.

 

Seems to me that if you want to increase eyeballs you ought to make it easier rather than more difficult for folks to find the topics that have proven most "eye-catching" over the years.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Thales

 

I found this feature for you ... go to the main Forums page, and at the bottom under Latest Forum Activity click the "Hottest Threads (in last 30 days)" heading all the options you've described are there!

 

thanks,

MMS

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 27, 2011

 

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Methods for the Struggling Trader

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10206-trading-storm-methods-struggling-trader-26.html

I agree about the volatility. It feels like being on a roller coaster ride! Just wondering if anyone has thoughts regarding trading strategy. Is it better to scalp or ride short term trends ...

 

Most Influential Stocks of Dow & Nasdaq

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10656-most-influential-stocks-dow-nasdaq.html

I have style of trading that monitors the components of the DJIA to trade YM and the components of Nasdaq 100 to trade NQ. I was advised the best approach would be to monitor a select ...

 

Monthly Option Trade Log

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/options-trading-laboratory/10170-monthly-option-trade-log-3.html

better result on this trade, closed a day early (thanks SUIYA for the rec! ). bought back at $0.05 for a profit of $0.85 - a 10.4% return on the original margin. EXC is a good stock ...

 

Risk of Ruin Discussion

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/money-management/10553-risk-ruin-discussion-12.html#post126299

If you've gotten rich off trading futures, that's great for you. It was a long journey for me with a lot of heartaches and setbacks. I had made a bundle with stocks at a daytrading firm I traded ...

 

Possible Exit Methods

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/1729-possible-exit-methods.html

Since many threads end up asking about how to exit a trade, I thought we could all compile one thread that shares the many, many ways to exit a trade. Obviously nothing is perfect, but ...

 

Moment of Truth for Stock Investors

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10509-moment-truth-stock-investors-4.html

As mentioned in first post, I'm out of almost all of my investment stocks (avg holding 18 months) and currently most trading is short-term. Buyers are stepping in and the market on both ...

 

 

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Market Manipulation

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10655-market-manipulation.html

I keep hearing about alledged market manipulations. How do they exactly do that? It is because of the size of the orders that can drive the market up or down? Is this with HFT? Who manipulates the market? Big banks and hedge funds or does it require some kind of cooperation between big players? Where can I know more about that? ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 30, 2011

 

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Market Manipulation and Technical Perspectives

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/7484-market-manipulation-technical-perspectives.html

Was reading some interesting info on high frequency trading and the ability of not only funds to move the market, and the idea of adjusting tick bias by the market makers. We have some ...

 

Top Biases That Affect Traders

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10661-top-biases-affect-traders.html

People in standard finance are rational. People in behavioral finance are normal. —Meir Statman. Behavioral finance tells us how biases affect individuals and patterns in crowd ...

 

Almost a Record Breaking Week

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/10524-almost-record-breaking-week.html

A record breaking week indeed, but nevertheless it will provide long-term traders with some excellent buying opportunties. For example, there are mechanical trading systems that simply ...

 

The First Day of My New Trading Business

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10671-first-day-my-new-trading-business.html

G'day folks....after 6 years of trading part time and recently resigning my full time job, i have finally taken the plunge into the world of trading full time as a business. The next 3 months ...

 

Option on Futs SPAN Margin

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/options-trading-laboratory/10672-option-futs-span-margin.html

I'm getting into options on futures a bit more - mostly as a longer term positions. Does anyone know of a platform that lets you know the margin requirements of different strategies/structures ...

 

How to Distinguish Accumulation/Distribution with VSA?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/volume-spread-analysis/10670-how-distinguish-accumulation-distribution-volume-spread.html

Hello VSA Experts i'm new to VSA. i'm just curious that when price moving in sideway how VSA distinguish Accumulation and Distribution. attached image is a stock daily chart. as you ...

 

 

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Understanding The Exact Process Behind The Movement In Price

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-videos/10648-sam-seiden-understanding-exact-process-behind.html

Here is a video that changed mine whole view on trading. It made a one trick pony out of me when it comes to trading Sam is tha man when it comes to simplicity and reality of markets and i am lucky that i had chance to learn from him and other instructors. Hope it will help some one ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 1, 2011

 

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Understanding The Movement In Price

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-videos/10648-sam-seiden-understanding-exact-process-behind-3.html

Here is the unfortunate problem. I've become cynical and skeptical about subscribing to trading services and products. Now I have an emotional and psychological block that I ...

 

Intra Day Margins Trading Eminis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/10688-intra-day-margins-trading-eminis.html

If you have traded eminis for few years, can you list the best and the worst of platforms and also their providing brokers. Also the brokers that offer self directed trading with low intra day ...

 

Depth Market: is It Useful Information?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/10689-depth-market-useful-information.html

Times and sales is useful information. But what about depth market? Can we determine buy and sell pressures? I have watched ES and down trand day were more orders on offer ...

 

10 Min Chart Vs 3 Min Chart??

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10683-10-min-chart-vs-3-min.html

Will someone please explain the difference ... and pros and cons of these 2 time frames? less noise w a 10 min chart= higher probability trades?? I've been trading 6E, 6A, CL, GC, and TF ...

 

Virtual (Paper Trading) The ES?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/10685-virtual-paper-trading-es.html

Im new to futures and Im looking to practice trading the ES, what are some could places/services/brokers that will let me virtually trade the ES? Help please!

 

Data Visualization

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10675-data-visualization.html

Technical Analysis can help only if you can identify patterns which are non-random. So the important part is identifying profitable patterns- either through graphs or through machine ...

 

 

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What Experienced Traders Consider As EXCESSIVE TRADING....?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/support-center/10682-what-would-experienced-traders-consider-excessive.html

Specifically, if a trader pulled the trigger 30+ times in the opening hour....would or could it be considered in your learned experiences as excessive and/or lunatic and/or moronic and/or suicidal.... and/or all the above combined together....?

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 3, 2011

 

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What Would Traders Consider As EXCESSIVE TRADING....?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/support-center/10682-what-would-experienced-traders-consider-excessive-2.html

It's very simple...if these are trades that are not valid trade signals from your trading plan, it's overtrading (excessive). Therefore, it's never the number of trades you take. Thus, if you took 300 ...

 

Zero Lag EMA

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10700-zero-lag-ema.html

Does anyone here use this EMA? Ive been tinkering around w a 20 period ZLEMA w pretty nice results (so far). If anyone has any info and input on this indicator, or strategies using this ...

 

Value Area And Previous Days Range

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-videos/921-value-area-previous-days-range-2.html

Cool stuff. i recently started using VAH/VAL studies on S&P e-mini futures to gauge market bias for intraday option trades and EUR/USD and your observation is definitely interesting ...

 

Order Flow Second Day Testing Indicator

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-profile/9646-order-flow-advice-10.html#post127101

I've been looking for such an indicator for quite some time. I assume it bundles trades based on milliseconds, since I see a lot of prints that have the same second-timestamp? Anyways ...

 

The First Day of My New Trading Business

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10671-first-day-my-new-trading-business-3.html

Your right to pick me up on those things. Ultimately trading is one mans opinion vs another and that is what I love about it. I also very much enjoy the banter and differences in opinion ...

 

Top 10 Trading Blogs

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/8604-top-10-trading-blogs-6.html

EverBank: Daily Pfennig: This guy keeps me amused most days with his thoughts on currencies. This one isn't a blog but as a free internet magazine it contains some very interesting articles ...

 

 

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IEM - New Futures Market

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10703-iem-new-futures-market.html

There is a new futures market called the IEM. But you can only invest $500 dollars, and it's based on things like political outcomes. Iowa Electronic Markets. There is a $5 dollar minimum deposit ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 6, 2011

 

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What a New Trader Needs to Know About Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10316-what-new-trader-needs-know-about-2.html#post123519

Respectfully I disagree... There are many things a trader should know if they are going to work in this profession (I am not talking about hobbyists or other amateurs). I would like to post ...

 

Price Remains Stagnant for 35 Seconds

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10709-price-remains-stagnant-35-seconds.html

Last week, while trading the mini-dow, I noticed there were occassions when the price remained fixed (didn't go up or down) for over 35 seconds. Is this normal behaviour and what ...

 

The First Day of My New Trading Business

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10671-first-day-my-new-trading-business-3.html#post127071

What i would really like (my goal) is to be in a position to take advantage of index futures trading (Asian...K200, MHI, SPI) when there is some movement, so either on the open or during ...

 

New to Trading and Seeking Guidance

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10523-new-trading-seeking-guidance-3.html

Where do I learn how to develop a system for the forex market? Where can I learn how to back test or paper test a system? (don't know what a papertest and I think a backtest is where ...

 

Looking for Position Trading Strategy

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/481-looking-position-trading-strategy.html#post127224

I have one that you might be interested in but it's for stock market indices, not Forex. The rule is enter a long position whenever a stock market index closes at least 10% lower than the ...

 

Depth Market: is It Useful Information?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/10689-depth-market-useful-information-2.html

There is nothing exact nor scientific about it. There is an incredible amount of detail needed to describe it, but i will give it a shot. Take an example of when price is high in a range ...

 

 

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William Dunnigan's Methodology

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tech-analysis/10710-william-dunnigans-methodology.html

Dunnigan researched extensively on technical analysis before his major publication in mid-1950. However, similar to most other technical analysts in his era he was neglected because fundamental analysts largely ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 8, 2011

 

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Price Remains Stagnant for 35 Seconds

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10709-price-remains-stagnant-35-seconds-2.html#post127385

The main reason for the post was to get opinions on approaches when these situations occur. So putting this trade to one side for a moment, I would like to hear thoughts on what may be occuring ...

 

Please Comment On My New Strategy

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10729-please-comment-my-new-strategy.html

I have been working on trading strategy that I have been paper trading for a while. I will attempt to explain it in as much detail as I can - if I forget to add some crucial information let me know ...

 

Divergence Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10734-divergence-trading.html

I am trying to learn how to trade divergences in price versus Stochastic. Attached is a 15 minute chart of EUR/USD for 9/7/2011. There are two divergence trades I indicated ...

 

The Heck About Trading for a Living

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10583-heck-about-trading-living-3.html#post127195

I agree in that when you begin to draw profits out the account each week or month trading takes on a whole new meaning. Even if it's $100, physically removing those profits from your ...

 

Understanding The Process Behind The Movement In Price

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-videos/10648-sam-seiden-understanding-exact-process-behind-5.html#post127183

You have hit the nail on the head. I wrote about supply/demand zones in my thread "An Institutional look at S&P Futures". I do it differently than Mr. Seiden..but I am guessing that the concept ...

 

Why You Stay Stuck in Fear Based Patterns

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10732-why-you-stay-stuck-fear-based.html

Matt had been here before. On paper his trading was methodical – just like he had learned. He had done his review. He knew what he was looking for. He knew his symbols, entry points ...

 

 

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The Question of Randomness

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10728-question-randomness.html

When I first came across this ages ago it made me sit up and it did the same when I came across it again recently. Take a look at the chart I have attached. What is it you ask? Oil, gold, S&P 500 ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 10, 2011

 

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The Question of Randomness

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10728-question-randomness-5.html

I have to say that this thread is really something special. One can say what they want but the sheer reality really scares me...Perhaps it is time to accept the "fact" stated decades ago ...

 

Momentum Is Essential to My Trading Plan!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10742-momentum-essential-my-trading-plan.html

I look for momentum on a chart. I look for: a) Broad Trend patterns. b) Rising/ falling candlesticks. How do you use momentum in your plan?

 

Divergence Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10734-divergence-trading.html#post127514

I strongly agree but I don't think he/she was looking for such because he/she seems very focused on divergence that's counter-trend trading on his chart due to the fact it's fighting an ...

 

20 EMA and Patterns

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/candlestick-corner/4461-20-ema-patterns-27.html

Cool--I ask because I have found it much easier to get into the rhythm of a single market. A while back I was watching CL and ES at the same time, and it proved too tiresome for me ...

 

Calculations to Help Fine Tune Your Trading Strategy

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10750-calculations-help-fine-tune-your-trading.html

Once you’ve placed some trades with your strategy you can begin to analyze the data. A paper trade account is a great way to tweak and fine tune, but switching to a live trading account WILL ...

 

Tape Read (Time & Sales) Strategies

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10748-tape-read-time-sales-strategies.html

I wonder if you can help. I've spent the last few days trying to track down information on tape reading (time and sales) strategies. I searched the four corners of the internet ...

 

 

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Zero Lag EMA

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10700-zero-lag-ema.html

Does anyone here use this EMA? Ive been tinkering around w a 20 period ZLEMA w pretty nice results (so far). If anyone has any info and input on this indicator, or strategies using this, please post here ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 13, 2011

 

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Zero Lag EMA

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10700-zero-lag-ema-2.html

as I see it, you look for a situation where the Candles are clustered all on one side of the green line (Zero-lag (20). enter the trade as soon as a candle closes across the green line ...

 

Thought Process while in a trade

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/1259-thought-process-while-trade.html

If your profit target is not hit, do you have indicators that tell you why the profit target was not hit? For example, there was not enough buying volume. If I see weakness on my indicators ...

 

How valid is technical analysis?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/224-how-valid-technical-analysis-2.html

I'm new here (obviously), although I have a lot more experience as a value investor. I've (at best) dabbled in TA and that's what I'm here to learn. The thing with Buffett (yes, he's a genius ...

 

Free Charting Tool That Can Import Custom Data?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10766-looking-free-charting-tool-can-import.html

Hello Traders. as title says i'm looking for a Free charting tool that supports custom data importing (OHLC or just Close). and provides various popular technical indicators. i know ...

 

Calculations to Help Fine Tune Your Trading Strategy

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10750-calculations-help-fine-tune-your-trading.html

Once you’ve placed some trades with your strategy you can begin to analyze the data. A paper trade account is a great way to tweak and fine tune, but switching to a live trading account ...

 

Trading F&O by Time and Sales

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/options-trading-laboratory/9610-trading-f-o-time-sales-8.html#post127798

Please help with this question. How does large institutions enter or exit positions? I know about the following options: 1 Large block trades and 2. Algorithms ...

 

 

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Stationarity and Trading Regimes

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tech-analysis/10755-stationarity-trading-regimes.html

People spend most of the time trying to ‘find’ a better indicator but it is ironic that very little time is spent to analyze phases in which a particular indicator works well and how these phases change. Stationarity is the statistician’s term for regimes in price behavior. It is defined as a lookback period for which the averages and other statistics ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 15, 2011

 

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Position Sizing

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/money-management/10767-position-sizing.html

Hello, I've been reading about the art of position sizing and many people say that is the only "holy grail" of trading. I recently found the articles writen by the Dr. Van Tharp. Does anyone ...

 

Favorite Trading Sayings / Quotes

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/general-discussion/7027-favorite-trading-sayings-quotes-13.html#post126992

The trend is your friend. Plan your trade and trade your plan. Let your winners run and kill losing trades quick. Follow the biggest money (trend). Don't overtrade. I live and trade by all the ...

 

Tape Read (Time & Sales) Strategies

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10748-tape-read-time-sales-strategies-3.html#post127828

"The tape" is time and sales, it is not the DOM. The DOM represents orders, which can be changed. Time and sales are the tape, they are transactions that have occurred. "Reading ...

 

Data Feed for E-mini's

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/10759-data-feed-e-minis.html

i have a broker (IB) and need raw data (futures) to my ninjatrader platform. Any suggestion would be very appreciated. I had in mind Zen-Fire, Iqfeed ...

 

The Heck About Trading for a Living

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10583-heck-about-trading-living-3.html#post127956

Old news but relevant: Currency Trading | Foreign currency trading is an easy way to lose money - Los Angeles Times. An estimated 615,000 Americans are dabbling in foreign ...

 

Walter`s First Forex Research (various ideas)

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/1916-walter-s-first-forex-research-various-20.html#post127845

Has anyone idea here if the forex techniques have been changed since the crisis hit the market again with it’s bankruptcy and losing job effects. I was in a forex trading firm but after market ...

 

 

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For Those of You Good at Math and Probabilities ...

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10771-those-you-good-math-probabilities.html

This might be a dumb question but I'm compelled to ask anyway. Does anyone here know how I would go about calculating the probability (percentage wise) of price reaching a certain point completely disregarding past behavior? ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 17, 2011

 

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For Those of You Good at Math and Probabilities

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10771-those-you-good-math-probabilities.html#post127899

you should read up on volatility expressed as a standard deviation. try a google of that and/or black-scholes pricing model which basically assumes prices are random, and the current ...

 

The Science of Highs and Lows

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10776-science-highs-lows.html

Looking at historical price bars and trend lines on a chart tell very little about the real behavior of price. All kinds of things happen intra-bar that are not readily apparent on a static, historical ...

 

Is It True That 90% of Traders Never Make a Dime!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10469-true-90-traders-never-make-dime-9.html#post128147

This is great advice/ Most of the time consistency is more important than anything else. Also, I think it is very important to limit your losses on a daily basis as well. As long as your ...

 

Connection Speed

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10781-connection-speed.html

what is the minimum internet connection speed you think you need for your trading, and what is your trading style? I trade discretionary, index futures and stocks. I normally enter a ...

 

20 EMA and Patterns

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/candlestick-corner/4461-20-ema-patterns-30.html#post128009

If you ask your platform to alert you when price touches the moving average you might be able to trade multiple instruments in 5m or higher. Alternatively, you can trade off a 3m or 1m ...

 

Again Lower Lows in Net New Trade!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10597-early-warning-again-2.html#post126300

Intra-session when NNT makes new lows and price is sideways it is usually a warning that new lows in price are soon to come: Given that the current formation is a horizontal consolidation ...

 

 

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Gold’s Ascent Is Fuelled by Dollars Decline, but How High Can Gold Go?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10786-gold-s-ascent-fuelled-dollars-decline.html

In January of this year the gold bull market had its 10th birthday. Investors who’ve had the patience and fortitude to hold gold since 18 January 2001 when it made its low of $257 have been richly rewarded since today the yellow metal trades at $1,784 an ounce. ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 20, 2011

 

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Gold’s Ascent Is Fuelled by Dollars Decline, but How High Can Gold Go?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10786-gold-s-ascent-fuelled-dollars-decline.html#post128165

It could work, just as its been working denominated against the US dollar for the last 50 years or so. Problem is ... which currency would you pick? euro? But no matter which one you do ...

 

How Much Math is Involved in Daytrading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/8807-how-much-math-involved-daytrading-3.html#post128159

Yeah,this is an interesting question because there are so many ways to trade the market,and the answer,like so many trading questions,is yes and no (eg,should i use indicators? ...

 

Zero Lag EMA

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10700-zero-lag-ema-2.html#post128179

I've been experimenting with this 4-bar/12-bar setup, and it looks great. What sort of results have you had with it? And, what time frame works best for you? I'm using it on 30-min/Hourly ...

 

Zulutrade

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/automated-trading/7789-zulutrade-10.html#post128109

I have my account set up and set at custom settings generally using medium-risk settings, with $1500 deposited in the account (trading mini lots of course) following only 1 or 2 ...

 

Beyond Gann

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10788-beyond-gann.html

How many of you have studied Gann and concluded he was either a conman or that he didn't tell us everything.? Did you leave it at that and move on, or are you like me, fascinated with ...

 

Share Price Increase?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10792-share-price-increase.html

I'm writin a thesis about mobile trading platforms and I'm looking for an answer to this specific question: Does an increase in trader's number make general share prices higher? Let's ...

 

 

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Realistic Goals....

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10790-realistic-goals.html

I'm currently setting up my goals for my day trading and would appreciate your feedback. I paper traded daily on futures for the last six month, i used the time for educate myself..... mainly blogs, forums and books. I opened up a live account with 10K and would really like to know if I'm shooting to high on my goals ...

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    • Date : 25th November 2021. Market Update – November 25 – Solid US data lifts USD, Stocks, & Yields. USD (USDIndex 96.70) holds on at 16-mth highs; Strong set of US data yesterday GDP (2.1%) up a tick but missed by a tick, Claims (199k) at 52-yr low, PCE (0.4% m/m & 4.1% y/y), in-line & largest since Jan.1991, along with a big beat (5.9%) for GDP Price index, Durable Goods (0.5%) in-line, Personal Spending (1.3%) a big beat, Personal Income (0.5%) a beat, Trade balance a big beat (14.6%) on strong Exports, Inventories (-2.2%) a big miss, but shows demand is strong. Consumer Sentiment a beat and New Home Sales flat (745K) and missed. Stocks & Yields pushed higher, Oil held onto gains and Gold tested 3-week lows.   The FOMC Minutes showed (1) there could be a faster taper than the $15bn/mth currently planned, (2) Inflation could indeed be “persistent” (3) Clear division over 2022/23 rate hike cycle, Doves hold sway for now. US Yields 10yr trades at 1.644%, down from yesterday’s 1.694% high. Equities – Gains into the Holiday USA500 +10.76 (0.23%) at 4701 – USA500.F trades higher at 4713. USOil – peaked at $78.53 Inventories +1.0 vs -1.7 weakened prices – now at $77.65 Gold found a floor at 1782, but struggles to recoup $1800 at $1790. FX markets – EURUSD now 1.1216, having broken 1.1200, USDJPY now 115.36, from 115.50 & Cable back to 1.3350 from 1.3315 yesterday. Overnight – JPY PPI (1.0%) hit a 10-yr high, German GDP and consumer confidence both missed (1.7% vs 1.8% and -1.6% vs -1.0%) respectively. European Open – December 10-yr Bund future up 16 ticks, while US futures are slightly in the red. Bunds already outperformed yesterday, as EZ spreads widened in the wake of hawkish leaning ECB comments & confirmation that German finance ministry will go to the liberal FDP, which likely means more resistance to debt mutualisation across the EZ & more pressure on ECB to limit asset purchases. DAX & FTSE 100 futures are currently up 0.4% & 0.3% respectively & US futures are posting gains of 0.3-0.4%, suggesting markets are coping quite well with the prospect of less accommodative policies. Indeed, it seems to an extent that they welcome the CB’s acknowledgement that inflation risks could be less temporary than previously thought. Today – ECB Minutes, ECB’s Elderson, Schnabel, Lagarde and BOE’s Bailey Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) CADJPY (0.20%) The rally from Tuesday’s low under 90.00 has been sustained with 91.25 being tested earlier today. MAs aligned higher, MACD signal line & histogram rising & over 0 line, RSI 61, H1 ATR 0.077, Daily ATR 0.707. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Stuart Cowell Head Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
    • Date : 24th November 2021. Market Update – November 24 – USD & Yields Higher, Stocks Mixed, Oil Recovers. Trading Leveraged Products is risky USD (USDIndex 96.50) holds on at highs; EM currencies under particular pressure. (TRY lost 15% after Erdogan refused a rate rise). RBNZ raised rates but NZD fell (like the last time they raised rates!) JPY Inflation 2 ticks better than expected. USDJPY at January 2017 levels around 115.00. PMI data better across the globe, Stocks mixed in US & Asia, Yields bid, Oil recovered significantly and Gold pressured by yields. Biden invites Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy”, WHO talks of additional 700k Covid deaths across Europe (Slovakia latest to talk lockdowns). US Yields 10yr trades at 1.667%, down from yesterday’s 1.684% high. Equities Mixed. Musk sold more stock, Banks & Oil majors lead. USA500 +7.76 (0.17%) at 4690 – USA500.F trades lower at 4684. USOil – rallied over 3% to $78.20 highs despite global strategic reserves being sold to cool prices. Gold found a floor at 1782, but struggles to recoup $1800 at $1790. FX markets – EURUSD down to 1.1245, USDJPY over 115.23, earlier now at 114.88 & Cable back to 1.3375. European Open – December 10-yr Bund future up 26 ticks, US futures also broadly higher. RBNZ delivered expected rate hike & markets seem to be scaling back fears of escalating inflation as even dovish leaning BoE & ECB members highlight risk of second round effects. ECB VP Guindos highlighted overnight that the drivers of inflation are becoming more structural, which adds to signals that the CB is finally ready to start reining in stimulus. DAX & FTSE 100 futures currently up 0.3% & 0.2% respectively. Today – Big data day ahead of Thanksgiving Weekend. – German Ifo, US Weekly Claims GDP, PCE, Durables, FOMC Mins. & ECB speak Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-0.77%) RBNZ in-line but Dovish, sank from breach of 80.00 yesterday to 79.24, and 79.40 now. Faster MAs aligned lower, MACD signal line & histogram falling & below 0 line, RSI 35 & weak, Stochs OS. H1 ATR 0.17, Daily ATR 0.70. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Stuart Cowell Head Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
    • EURUSD HOVERS NEAR MULTI-MONTH LOW, UNDER 1.1250 LEVEL   EURUSD Price Analysis – November 24 Throughout the session, the EURUSD pair remained on the losing side and was last seen moving with considerable losses around the 1.1250-36 level. The announcement that the White House has opted to reappoint incumbent Fed Chair Jerome Powell for a second term sparked the recent strong dip. The spot is trading at 1.1253 at the time of writing, down 0.25 percent on the day. Key Levels Resistance Levels: 1.1525, 1.1422, 1.1300 Support Levels: 1.1200, 1. 1150, 1.1100 EURUSD Long term Trend: Bearish EURUSD has sunk to fresh multi-day lows, as seen on the daily chart, after extending the recent breach beneath the moving averages 5 around the 1.1300 level. This exposes the possibility of a deeper pullback and a re-test of the psychological support around 1.1200. Under the 1.1200 level, the euro’s underlying bullish attitude is in jeopardy. Overall, the EURUSD stays bearish while trading under the major horizontal support turned resistance and significant level at 1.1422. A breakout of the 1.1300 level, on the other hand, would aim for the 1.1350 level on the way to the 1.1400 zones. The fall of the 1.1200 zones, in the alternative scenario, is viewed as a bearish continuation indicator. EURUSD Short term Trend: Bearish The risk is weighted to the negative on the 4-hour chart, as the pair is developing below the firmly bearish 5 and 13 moving averages. Technical indicators have shifted to the downside, with negative levels. However, in the present scenario, the RSI has not yet reached oversold territory, allowing for more selling. On the upside, a break over the modest resistance level of 1.1300 might shift the intraday bias to neutral. On the downside, the 1.1200 zones provide initial support. The next important level of support is around the 1.1150 mark. If there are any more losses, the 1.1100 extension level of the low decline may be tested. Source: https://learn2.trade 
    • IS IT RATIONAL TO SETTLE FOR 10% RETURNS PER MONTH? “One of the secrets few know and fewer implement when it comes to trading success is that you have to really care about doing well. These days, I see a lot of traders not caring enough, not prioritizing learning about trading, and making pathetic weak-willed excuses.” – Chris T. Perfectionism – a bane of the trading world When people look for a solution to their trading problems, they tend to look for the solution in the wrong places, having the wrong mindset. One problem with most traders is perfectionism. For instance, we tend to go to those who promise us 50% to 100% per week or month. If someone gives an estimate of 5% profits per month, we would think that is too small. If an investment salesperson promises huge returns in a short period of time, we’re drawn to them. What if I tell you that 5% per month is good returns on your trading or investment, would you agree with me? Is 60% growth per annum not good enough? Many years ago, one of my mentors in the financial industry told me that, even 20% growth per annum is good. In schools, we tend to ridicule those who make average grades and praise those who make excellent grades. The same is true of the world of sports. Do you think great sports teams win all their matches always? No! But they do well over time. Are 10% gains per month too low? Now let me ask these questions: How much percentage do you earn on your savings account per annum? How much do you earn on your fixed deposit account per month? How many people can pay off their mortgages within one year? If you buy a bus, to use for commercial purposes, is it easy for you to recover your money in one year? Can you buy a property and sell it for 100% profit within 10 months? If you found a startup, how long do you think it would take you to start making profits? Please attempt to answer these questions yourself, based on real-life experiences. Now, back to the question that makes the last subheading: Are 10% gains per month too low? Why do we tend to be unrealistic and fallacious when it comes to online trading? Making 10% returns per month from Learn2.trade crypto signals One good thing about the margin trading of cryptos is that you can make money, both in bull and bear markets. You don’t make money only when the price is going up. If your timing and methodology are right, you can predict a downward movement or an upward movement and participate in them. Learn2.trade provides quality crypto signals to interested traders. Each signal comes with stop loss and take profit targets. Sometimes a trade is closed before the stop or the target is hit. We use 5 types of orders for the crypto signals. They are Instant Execution, also known as Market Execution, Buy Limit, Sell Limit, Buy Stop, and Sell Stop. Generating an average of 2 – 3 signals per day, we also use risk settings that are usually around 1% per trade and we attempt to gain more than we risk. As these signals are sent, we ensure that we also use them, practicing what we preach. Learn2.trade crypto signals – recent performances Please check the image below to peruse what has been made recently. You see can that we use stop loss, and use small lot sizes, relative to the size of the accounts. It just doesn’t make sense to bet too big on an individual trade. You can also see that we have both losses and profits. However, our average profits are bigger than average losses. That is the pedigree of a viable/ promising strategy: Make more money than you lose. Therefore, losses and drawdowns are also tightly controlled so that they don’t have significant effects on the account. These kinds of drawdowns are shallow, for recovery and eventual growth always happen. The markets are difficult but profitable Making consistent, regular profits from the market is hard, but success is possible. When the markets prove difficult, then we only need creative approaches. Markets will continue to prove uneasy and tough, but we will continue to make profits from them, no matter what. We target 10% profits per month, though we make more than this in most cases. 100% profits every 10 months is an enviable achievement. If 10% gains per month are compounded, the results in a few to several years will be amazing. Yes, you should be aware of the power of compounding. Join us today, in this journey of regular, monthly profits. Please see the image above, to know relevant metrics and figures of the recent results of the strategy behind the signals. You can join us here for, few free crypto signals per week: For Cryptos. Or you can hop in, and become our VIP right away, and enjoy all our crypto signals, up to 3 signals per day. Get access to the ability to make 10% or more per month. You can monitor our crypto signals trading performances here: L2T Crypto Signals on MyFxbook   Source: https://learn2.trade   
    • Yes trading currencies is much more risky than trading stocks, since they're not supported by central bank policy efforts but instead freely fluctuation in a very random fashion. Profits can create wrong impression that you learned how to trade but often it is just the product of pure luck. 
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