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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Aug 22, 2011

 

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Realistic Goals...

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10790-realistic-goals-4.html#post128383

This all varies depending on the trader, and his style of trading. Many traders ONLY trade the first couple of hours, for example. For day trading--and by that I mean some trades will ...

 

Moving Averages and the Lag

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10807-moving-averages-lag.html

i've read an article from John Ehler. which explains mathematical nature of the moving averages. he has described that how to calculate the lag of moving averages. SMA's lag is ...

 

What Happens to an Account in the Case of Death?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/money-management/10806-what-happens-account-case-death.html

We're all young and healthy. The world is our oyster. So quite naturally none of us like to think about the inevitable. I for one plan to outlive y'all but -- just for the sake of argument ...

 

The First Day of My New Trading Business

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10671-first-day-my-new-trading-business-5.html#post128395

TWs, I've actually just changed over to NT and eSignal as my primary charting platform from IB, so I've only just started using the tick chart in the last two weeks. When i started using the ...

 

Is Daytrading Right For You?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-articles/374-daytrading-right-you-5.html

It is a commonly known fact that only 5% will ultimately succeed in trading. Unfortunately this is not mentioned in the article. Trading is extremely difficult and requires certain skills that you can ...

 

Implementing Optimal Donchian Channel

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/coding-forum/10804-implementing-optimal-donchian-channel.html

i've seen an interesting article that describes Optimal Donchian Channel. it's kind of adaptive. don't need to input static period. automatically finds optimal period to plot donchian ...

 

 

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Day or Night Session - Which Hold More Upside Potential?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10802-day-night-session-hold-more-upside.html

When do you think the most points are accumulated in the S&P E-mini market? During the day session or during the overnight session? To answer this question I developed two simple strategies. Both strategies only go long. They both use a daily chart and a 200-period simple moving average (SMA) as a market environment ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 24, 2011

 

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Day or Night Session - Which Hold More Upside Potential?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10802-day-night-session-hold-more-upside.html#post128554

I suspect that you probably are completely unaware of the built-in bias embedded in your comments and that you didn't deliberately mean any offense, but you should know that night/day ...

 

Anyone Have Experience with Currensee?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/general-discussion/7672-anyone-have-experience-currensee.html#post101522

If you check out the commercial section on FF there's an active discussion going on there about the broker password issue. I think the thread is called "Currensee Security Risk". With ...

 

Optiontimer's Project Still Going Strong!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10158-optiontimers-project-47.html#post128223

If you'll pardon my obtuseness, I'm puzzled as to why you would have gone long the USDCHF trade (spot) in mid-January 2010, per the chart? When I look at the immediate chart only ...

 

How High Can Gold Go?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/markets/10786-gold-s-ascent-fuelled-dollars-decline-3.html#post128492

In reference to my previous post, I am not promoting getting into real estate now, its not time yet. The gold rush and currencies deflation needs to take place and then as gold peaks ...

 

Tick Volume in Currency and Commondities Market

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/10810-tick-volume-currency-commondities-market.html

My main method is VSA so when I join to currency and commondities market , I feel so difficult. Now I am study about to tick volume to use this like a real volume in stock market ...

 

Intrabar Price Behavior Analysis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10529-intrabar-price-behavior-analysis.html#post128615

My strategy involves a lot of trades; exiting, and then re-entering trades in the same direction. In order to do this, I need to know intrabar price behavior. Looking at a historical chart, it may ...

 

 

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Trading the Trendlines

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/10814-few-questions-about-trading-trendlines.html

I've recently been trying to tighten up my ability to draw the right trend lines, horizontal lines, and identifying trade channels. Do you guys have any specific pointers that could help? Furthermore, how reliable are trend lines on smaller time intervals like a 2min? ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 27, 2011

 

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Trading the Trendlines

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/10814-few-questions-about-trading-trendlines-2.html#post128646

I always use them, together with my (customized) DTosc, which is a combination of Stoch./RSI. When using proper money management (duhh), they are VERY useful! IMHO ...

 

Connection Speed Fast Enough?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10781-connection-speed-3.html#post128457

A few other things people forget: 1. Latency is a double edged sword. Your latency is the delay for a quote to get from the broker to your platform, whereas the price may have moved ...

 

Is Market Profile an Outdated Tool?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-profile/9865-market-profile-outdated-tool-10.html#post128680

Bob, there are little to no similarities between the electronic markets and auctions. I worked the auction circuit locally for a year to help put me through college when I was a kid ...

 

S&P Intraday Range and VIX

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/5416-s-p-intraday-range-vix-6.html#post128725

Just jumped in this informative post(Ive recently joined), I trade in NIFTY Futures (Indian stock Index). I calculate the probable range for the Next day based on the Ranges of N days ...

 

How to Trade Gaps from the Beginning

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10812-how-trade-gaps-beginning.html

Did you see the gap of this week in EUR/USD? 100 pips gap! Let's start with a bit of annoying theory first (you can skip this part as this material is not examinable). Forex gaps occur ...

 

Beyond Gann

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10788-beyond-gann-5.html#post128684

This is pure Gann, very clean and simple. Keeping an open mind, however, is essential to understand the Master as there is nothing esoteric in the application of the methods of charting ...

 

 

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The Price / Volume Relationship

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/6320-price-volume-relationship-383.html#post128633

Price or Volume its like Chicken or the Egg. You cant have significant price increase without volume behind it and you cant get to the significant volume until price gets to a certain level. I believe that they are intimately correlated but volume is much more important than price, though there are times where you can make good gains on low volume up-trends, like the latter part of this last bull run. But we all know how that ended ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Sept 29, 2011

 

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The Price / Volume Relationship

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/6320-price-volume-relationship-385.html#post128817

From my own experience, Jacks writings are confusing. Jack is an extremely bright man (probably a genius) which makes him difficult to understand. Make sure you are on the same fractal ...

 

Mastering Your Emotions for Efficient Forex Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10834-mastering-your-emotions-efficient-forex-trading.html

A lot of people lose money in Forex Trading because they fail to master their emotions. Many books have been written on tips for better trading, but even so, no two people using the same ...

 

Paintbar Indicator

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/coding-forum/10843-paintbar-indicator.html

I am attempting to code a Paintbar indicator, for use w/ my trading. The goal for now is to just use a SMA, and when price is below the MA to plot the color of the bar RED, when ...

 

To Trend, or Not to Trend, is That the Question?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10850-trend-not-trend-question.html

All through my time as a trader so far, I have heard of trend traders, position traders, scalpers, faders and numerous other styles of trading. What it all seems to come down to though ...

 

Trying to Start Off Well Prepared

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10846-trying-start-off-well-prepared.html

I'm a newbie trader dealing with a double edged psychological sword. I like to prepare myself overly well, which causes me to not take any action until I feel ready. This has held me back ...

 

Taming the Furies: Disrupting Fear & Calming the Mind

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10851-taming-furies-disrupting-fear-calming-mind.html

“I don’t get it. I know how to trade,” explains Brian, “I’ve been trading for 9 years and I can’t seem to break through this barrier to really successful trading. Something is holding me back ...

 

 

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The Men Who Crashed the World

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10845-men-who-crashed-world.html

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of insolvency. Wall Street turned back the clock to 1929 ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 1, 2011

 

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The Men Who Crashed the World

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10845-men-who-crashed-world.html#post128863

this is part of and indistinguishable from the huge global ‘story’ being made up…something’s fishy … for example re the mortgage crisis, some say it was “regulation” (in a way ...

 

Point and Figure Charting

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/wyckoff-forum/3889-point-figure-charting-13.html#post128656

Point and Figure is an important part of my method. For stock trading I use an excellent software which named “Bull’s Eye Broker”. Unfortunaly, this software don’t support realtime ...

 

Uptick Downtick Ratio

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-indicators/10821-uptick-downtick-ratio.html#post128966

I've been using this indicator and really like it. It often shows buying or selling bias before the price move. And when it goes to an extreme, the peak or bottom is often very close. The ...

 

Trading Futures Using Volume

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/8613-trading-futures-using-volume-5.html#post128979

you mean that using volume we can see the overall picture of the market today (i mean market is strong or weak today ) and decide to trade buy or short when some market technical ...

 

Backtesting?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10809-backtesting.html

I use NT7...I know there are tuturials on this...but I need a shove in the right direction. I have 'backtested' by simply looking back on charts to see if my strategies work in theory. but I ...

 

EURUSD Observations

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/10839-eurusd-observations.html

I just wanted to share some basic trading analysis here: The EURO was fundamentally weakening, and on the daily ranging for a while. It would either break up or down. When it ...

 

 

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Occupy Wall Street Is Getting Ugly!

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10859-occupy-wall-street-getting-ugly.html

Check out this video ... the police are faced with a wall of protesters and separate themselves by an orange mesh barrier. The women who end up on the ground, pepper-sprayed and blind, seem to have been just standing there. Their screams seem to make even the police question their actions. ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 4, 2011

 

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Occupy Wall Street Is Getting Ugly

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10859-occupy-wall-street-getting-ugly-2.html#post129038

Definitely. One interesting thing about the protests, Facebook, and electronic communications, is that there were a few people organizing the movement. The communication and ...

 

Finally! A Way to Verify Trader Performance

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10870-finally-way-verify-trader-performance.html

I had this same idea about five years ago and cannot wait until the launch. Finally, we traders have a way to verify the success of forum and chat room participants, and to prove our own! ...

 

Getting Up to Speed...

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10874-getting-up-speed.html

With my first post on this forum, i'd like to ask you if you know of any good resources that can help someone get up to speed with investing. Let me first introduce myself. I graduated last ...

 

Risk and Time in The Market

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10868-risk-time-market.html

Can anyone refer me to any reference work on risk and time in the market. E.g. if two strategies have equal returns but one has the trader in the market longer than the other, how do ...

 

Correlation Measurement Woes

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10877-correlation-measurement-woes.html

Gmorning quants, I'd like to calculate the correlation coefficient c for two instruments so that, with c being a real number, c = +1 if the two instruments are positively correlated, c = -1 if they ...

 

Sierra Chart the Real Deal?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tools-trade/10878-sierra-chart-real-deal.html

I had the chance to take a look at Sierra Chart over the weekend. This doesn't really qualify as a review, as I don't believe I have explored the platform fully enough. But it is a summary of ...

 

 

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The Fear of Loss of Control: Type A Personality Meets the Uncertainty of - http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10879-fear-loss-control-type-personality-meets.html

Trading

David had never known fear he could not conquer before now. Both as a competitive karate champion and a business man, he had controlled his fears - not allowing them to get in the way of victory. David was a very successful, "large-and-in-charge" executive. There was no mountain he could ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 6, 2011

 

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The Fear of Loss of Control

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10879-fear-loss-control-type-personality-meets.html#post129279

Dave is actually a client of mine with a different name. And I lifted material from my notes to write this article. I change names for protection of client's privacy. Dont think he'd like his laundry ...

 

The Importance of Structural Reference

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10894-importance-structural-reference.html

To me activity based and structural references are everything. They are the what, the why, the where and the when of the markets and how they move. There are many different ...

 

What Platform is Used to Trade Futures?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10699-what-platform-used-trade-futures.html

in currencies, mt4 seems like the more popular choice for trading, what about futures? is there any demo account? It's very easy to get started with Ninjatrader. I think you should be able ...

 

Combining RSI and VIX into A Winning System

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/automated-trading/10887-combining-rsi-vix-into-winning-system.html

Here is a simple automated system that might spark some ideas on creating a complete trading system of your own. It's called the VIX Stretch Strategy and was found in a book ...

 

What is the Realtime Data Feed Do You Use?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/volume-spread-analysis/10885-what-realtime-data-feed-do-you.html

Traderguide organization told us that we can use VSA method for forex and commondities market. So we need realtime data feed source and it must have good tick volume data, right ...

 

Future Day Trader

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/introduce-yourself/10793-future-day-trader.html

Hi everyone! It is great to be here. I just landed on this site a few days ago and I am enjoying all the information. I am a stay at home mother and housewife. My children are all in school ...

 

 

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Backtesting, Demo, and Live Trading

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10892-backtesting-demo-live-trading.html

What is the difference between each? We have all heard that 90% of traders lose money, so why are most people profitable on demo's but not in practice? What changes? What changes if it is an automated system? ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 8, 2011

 

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Backtesting, Demo, and Live Trading ...

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10892-backtesting-demo-live-trading.html#post129352

What really changes is YOU, Trelco, and that is everything. In a simulated environment, you have no emotion at play (that fear and greed thing that causes us not to follow our rules, aka ...

 

Educated Opinion?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10906-educated-opinion.html

there is a "small" financial crisis going on in a small town in China right now, it is not reported in the main stream media, this "small" problem can have the potential of the straw that breaks ...

 

ADX, RSI, EMA Envelope Reversal Scalp Tools

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10904-adx-rsi-ema-envelope-reversal-scalp.html

Hi, this is a refined version of a scalping reversal system that I had developed and posted previously. The post can be found here with many other alerts and indicators. I will present ...

 

Beyond Gann

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10788-beyond-gann-8.html#post129285

Today we have predictions for 11.30am 12.15pm, 12.00pm and calculating from yesterdays low,another prediction for 12.00pm. One interesting thing i noticed is the bull% indicator which ...

 

Trading The News

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/1207-trading-news-3.html#post128476

Are these Bernie's testimonies the most important news to trade? I never traded one, but will make sure to try the next. So far I have traded but the rate statements and some others like nfp, cpi ...

 

Signal Log

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/tradepoint-software/10900-signal-log.html

In this thread different users of the TPS Indicator Pack will post graphics of signals they have found useful. As the thread develops you will notice that reagardless of the market or ...

 

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No Progress (Frustration!)

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10896-no-progress-frustration.html

I started a very small acct in august ($3000)..and am becoming very discouraged..Ive been learning about trading futures for over 3 years..in the last year concentrated mainly on technical analysis ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 11, 2011

 

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No Progress (Frustration!)

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10896-no-progress-frustration-2.html#post129483

One of the things I do is use multiple time frames at once. I used the weekly to find markets with strong direction, then the daily chart to find markets that are moving the same way as ...

 

Newbie Understanding Wyckoff's 7M Analysis

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/wyckoff-forum/8845-newbie-understanding-wyckoffs-7m-analysis-5.html#post129505

Ok, back at it again. I'm having trouble because I read something from the course, and I try to understand it. But when I try to see the flaws in the contrasting, devil's advocate position ...

 

Trading vs. Investing

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10913-trading-definition.html

The first lesson i learned here is that there is a difference between trading and investing (they're not entirely different but the two words aren't synonyms) Well we all know that in trading there ...

 

Correlation and Hedging Revisited

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10917-correlation-hedging-revisited.html

Hello, I am starting a thread regarding the idea of trading positively correlated currency pairs. I read the extensive postings on other threads and have developed some tools that ...

 

Can Trading Starts Small and Grow Big?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10916-can-trading-starts-small-grow-big.html

Dear friends of trading. Sometimes I am confused and have this question in mind.Can retails traders start trading in a humble way, such as on part time basis or small capital, then ...

 

Why Immitation is a Path You Shouldn't Follow

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10918-why-immitation-path-you-shouldnt-follow.html

There are many roads which lead to dead ends or wild goose chases when a new trader starts to look for a methodology or style which suits them. Finding something which suits you ...

 

 

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Build Your Own Trading System

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10910-build-your-own-trading-system.html

Everyone knows that trading is high risk. Imagine yourself to be a soldier, who is your best friend to make you survive in the battlefield ? right, Weapon. then, do you get your weapon ? if you do, just stick to it. but if not, how to get your own weapon ? or, how to build your own weapon ? ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 1, 2011

 

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Build Your Own Trading System

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/10910-build-your-own-trading-system-2.html#post129711

We talked about Money Management, so, we all know how to survive in this market for longer time now. Now, we will get to learn how to get some profits from the market. We often ...

 

One Result, Three Outcomes

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/10930-one-result-three-outcomes.html

Just for fun let us consider 3 different trading days, days that we have all lived through if we are in this business of trading. These days could happen any time in no particular order. So let's just ...

 

Whose Game Are You Playing?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10932-whose-game-you-playing.html

After a few years of trading I have come to the realization that the key to winning is all in my head. This is a psychological battle with myself. The market participants are irrelevant. There is no ...

 

Price Pause Strategy

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10934-price-pause-strategy.html

I'm trying to formulate a strategy that might take advantage of price pause after an instrument has paused. Let me provide an example. I have written a program that will alert me to ...

 

The Right Coach/Mentor?

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/3335-right-coach-mentor-14.html#post129737

This will probably only handicap you. Trading is very personal; even reading and sharing on forums is getting to be counterproductive for me in most cases. You keep ...

 

Why You Should Not Be a Trader

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10929-why-you-should-not-trader.html

Before I answer that statement let's have a look at why people want to be traders. 1) They can't sleep. 2) They just got fired. 3) They have never been hired. 4) They want to make lots of ...

 

 

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Apply For A Trading Psychology Webinar Scholarship

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10920-webinar-scholarships.html

You are invited to apply for a full scholarship to participate in an upcoming 4 session trading psychology webinar with Rande Howell. If you are interested, please return to me., zdo, a 1 or 2 paragragh (ie very short) description via PM of your need to work on your trading and self at this level. Also address your level of commitment to completing the course ...

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Oct 22, 2011

 

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Developing Trader's State of Mind Discussion

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10964-developing-traders-state-mind-discussion-2.html

I wonder what the minimum and maximum time range is for someone to make the protocols he introduced 'habit' for any uncertainty based emotional perturbation that arises while ...

 

Hopium - Again

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/10968-hopium-again.html

Once again the markets experienced an early updraft due to short covering that was followed by yet another preposterous Hopium explosion. One more media source – The Guardian ...

 

The Importance of Structural Reference

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10894-importance-structural-reference-3.html#post130210

Yes, agreed, generally on the counter if you believed that the move up had legs you would be looking for buyers to come in right off of that first red candle down (on the second ...

 

Fibs on ES and 6E

- http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/9559-fibs-es-6e-3.html#post130195

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Walk-Forward TradeStation

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Walk-forward analysis is good but the problem is finding an edge. It's like someone offering you a fancy car audio system as a present but you have no car. I would like TS to incorporate ...

 

Trading - a Psychological Game?

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This is Lucian and I`ve been trading for the past 3 years with some modest success. I`ve had my heavy drawback periods and sometimes my portfolio seemed to go underwater. Luckily it ...

 

 

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Will the Germans Really Bring Back the Deutsche Mark?

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[1]Will the Germans Really Bring Back the Deutsche Mark?

I would have thought as Germany is an exporting nation they would be happy

to have a weaker Euro and be part of it.....a DM might not be wanted by

Germany....it would be too strong ...

1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-analysis/10975-will-germans-really-bring-back-deutsche-2.html#post130333

 

[2]What Really Works for Technical Traders

Guess I'm not sure what you mean by succeeding in not blowing up an account.

Does it mean you're not trading? Trading is not a spectator sport! Anyway,

what you said about trading ...

2. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/9764-what-really-works-technical-traders-34.html#post130308

 

[3]The Price / Volume Relationship

Here a video I created a few days ago with 2 live trades, one small loser,

found myself on the wrong side and a quick correction. I added some comments

what I was thinking ...

3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/6320-price-volume-relationship-400.html#post130354

 

[4]Leading Indicators for Economy and Stocks

Economic Indicators are among the most talked and closely watched pieces of

news in the investment world. Practically every week there is some

announcement that affects ...

4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/10693-leading-indicators-economy-stocks.html

 

[5]Never Lose Again!! TheRumpledOne

"Look, for example, at this elegant little experiment. A rat was put in a

T-shaped maze with a few morsels of food placed on either the far right or

left side of the enclosure. The placement ...

5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/4859-never-lose-again-therumpledone-129.html#post130349

 

[6]Developing Trader's State of Mind Discussion

These kinds of situations will be addressed as we move into mindfulness

training. What you are talking about is at the level of internal dialog. The

emotional regulation practices ...

 

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[7]To Trend, or Not to Trend, is That the Question?

All through my time as a trader so far, I have heard of trend traders,

position traders, scalpers, faders and numerous other styles of trading.

What it all seems to come down to though is you either go with the market or

you go against it. To me, this rather pidgeon holes traders. It tends to

lock them into a certain market with certain tendencies and when changes

come about, it will give pretty lean spells to them or kill them entirely.

This is kind of a self regulating structure I guess ...

7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/10850-trend-not-trend-question.html

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Nov 26, 2011

 

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[1]How Large Players "Shred" Market Orders in Futures

This thread is concerned with understanding how large players break-up or

"shred" market orders in the futs mkts.The reason I am trying to understand

better how this is done is part of ...

1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/9364-instutional-shredding.html

 

[2]How Do You Know the Markets Aren't Random?

Following on from "The Question of Randomness" thread. How do people know

the markets aren't random? I'm up for creating some random data to see if

someone can show me how they know ...

2. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/11150-how-do-you-know-markets-arent.html

 

[3]Subliminal Stimuli- Anyone Using It?

Since the owner of Trader's Laboratory had been so kind to us, as a small

token of my appreciation, I will share the following mp3 that has previously

only been available to CFRN Partners ...

3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/11143-subliminal-stimuli-anyone-using.html

 

[4]Trading the Storm - Methods for the Struggling Trader

I thought it worth sharing as he emphasizes the importance of qualifying /

confirming with patterns which you know I'm an advocate of...have really

been on a roll, up net 67% since Oct ...

4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/10206-trading-storm-methods-struggling-trader-26.html#post132417

 

[5]The Main Reason Why Forex Traders Fail

There are many answers in the market to this question: Why do most forex

traders fail? - Some blame it on over trading - Some blame it on emotions -

Some blame it on revenge mentality ...

5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/10765-main-reason-why-forex-traders-fails.html

 

[6]Building Your Own Trading Company

This thread is for the subject of a trading company. What it is, it's

benefits, it's detriments, how it would be run, how you would find people to

be a part of it, and what it's mission would be ...

6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/9487-trading-company.html

 

 

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[7]Type of Volume (delta) Important?

I am prompted to write this post because I have read this a couple of times

over the last year and have thought about it again today: "As I said, and as

I've said a great many times before, a "lot of people" can't buy unless "a

lot of people" are also willing to sell. Unless someone is willing to sell

and also someone willing to buy, there can be no transaction. If there is no

transaction, there is no volume." ...

7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/wyckoff-forum/11151-type-volume-delta-important.html

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Dec 13, 2011

 

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[1]Handling Early Success

When you say 5% a day, I do not feel comfortable with that expectation. In

fact, I don't feel comfortable assigning any expected percentage return or

daily trading goal. Since ...

1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/11449-handling-early-success-3.html#post133612

 

[2]Britain Stands Firm!

Today, PM David Cameron faces MP questioning over his veto on new financial

changes to the EU Treaty. Mr Cameron said no because there were no

safeguards for Britain's financial ...

2. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/11463-britain-stands-firm.html

 

[3]Risk On, Risk Off is Bull

I'd like to see what others think about the phrase which has been used more

and more recently. Anyone with even a slight interest in the markets has

probably heard this phrase. "Today is ...

3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/11440-risk-risk-off-bull.html

 

[4]New To Trading : My Bio

Hi everyone, just joined today. My bio: 34, married with 3 children, ages 9,

6 and 2. Worked in the financial industry for around 7 years and then

decided to go back to school. Double ...

4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/11464-hi-there-my-bio.html

 

[5]Is the Technical Analysis Valid Under the Current Market Situations?

What I am interested in knowing is whether the current market situation such

that it will be following some trends. There are events which affect markets

out of no where ...

5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/11454-technical-analysis-valid-under-current-market.html

 

[6]Debate: Hard stops or mental stops?

often well known stop order levels can be triggered as people try and push

prices.....thats just the market working normally. These days with automated

systems and brokers having ...

6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/294-debate-hard-stops-mental-stops-3.html#post133515

 

 

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[7]How to Pick Intraday Market Direction – the 80% Rule

Let me introduce you to one simple technique I've used to pick intraday

market direction with 80% accuracy. Would you like to know if a particular

trade has an 80% probability of working? Would you like to know exactly

where to enter that trade, and where to exit? Would you like to trade this

technique with a 2 point stop loss or less ...

7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/11423-trading-tip-13-how-pick-intraday.html#post133081

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Apr 14, 2012

 

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[1]Short Term TF & ES Trading

I've been trading for over eight years now, and I'm looking to get more

involved with the trading community. I don't know anyone else that trades

really. I'll be posting daily trade recaps ...

Links:

1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/12754-short-term-tf-es-trading.html

 

[2]I Want To Be A Money Manager

I read an article in Forex Magnates today that NFA goes after PAMMs and

money managers. Does any one know that is it illegal to be a money manager

to trade for clients in ...

Links:

2. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex-trading-laboratory/12721-money-manager.html

 

[3]Volume and Market Profiling

Years ago, after blowing out a few accounts, my trading was turned around by

a group of prop traders who wanted to give something back to the trading

community. With the help of ...

Links:

3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-profile/12755-volume-market-profiling.html

 

[4]Price Patterns Are The Secret

After some years, you start to memorize price movements. My favorite pair is

GBP/USD so I watch it more carefully. I noticed that you can see very

similar patterns over and over. I will ...

Links:

4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/12745-price-patterns.html

 

[5]Darn Squawks & Rumours!

Yesterday was a classic of squawks trying to relay news to justify moves.

Rumours were that China GDP was going to come in higher than the expected

8.4% at 9.0%. Obviously that was ...

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5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/12744-squawks-rumours-remaining-focussed.html

 

[6]Why Are 3rd Party Datafeeds Recommended?

I'm learning to start trading forex. I'm not sure I understand why I need to

invest in a reliable datafeed that is not provided by the forex broker. For

this case, lets say the broker is truly routing ...

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6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/beginners-forum/12713-why-3rd-party-datafeeds-recommended.html

 

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[7]I Can Help with the E-mini!

I trade the E-min and make money every day. I do some swing trading, and I

regularly trade the NASDAQ, Copper Notes and Bonds. I am an auction market

trader and I use a combination of CBOT Market Profile, volume at price

analysis, and pattern recognition techniques. I have been a screen trader

for thiry years and have tried everythig. What I have now works for me. I

made 22 points in the NASDAQ today, shorted the ES a 1370 and am still

holding, shorted copper at 3.6600 and am stil holding. You don't have to

believe me, I will post set ups staring tomorrow, the proof is in the

trades. I generally make one to 3 trades a day. The first set up is usually

between 7:30 and 9:30 CST in the ...

7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/12729-i-can-help-e-mini-spookywill.html

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Apr 20, 2012

 

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[1]Term Of The Week: Speculative Attack

A speculative attack is seen when market traders sell a currency in a

drastic fashion. The term tends to be used by media outlets to describe

excessive volatility as currency values ...

Links:

1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-dictionary/12855-speculative-attack.html

 

[3]Price Patterns

After some years, you start to memorize price movements. My favorite pair is

GBP/USD so I watch it more carefully. I noticed that you can see very

similar patterns over and over. I will ..

Links:

3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/technical-analysis/12745-price-patterns.html

 

[4]Economic Data is All Cock and Bull

To anyone who tries to trade or invest based on economic releases and can't

fathom why the market reacts the way it does, please take a look at this

story and the video ...

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4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-markets/12789-economic-data-all-cock-bull.html

 

[5]Beyond Fear: Developing Your Inner Trader

Despite their knowledge of trading, the vast majority of traders experience

fear on a level that compromises their capacity to trade effectively. This

problem eventually comes to a ...

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5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/12830-beyond-fear-developing-your-inner-trader.html

 

[6]Bigger Picture in E-minis Discussion

I wanted to start a thread to discuss longer term technical picture of the

E-minis and thought it could be useful to not only e-mini day traders, but

those looking to swing trade too ...

Links:

6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/12736-bigger-picture-e-minis-discussion.html

 

[7]Book Review: Unholy Grails - A New Road To Wealth

In his third book “Unholy Grails – A New Road to Wealth” Nick Radge presents

the straight forward yet frequently misunderstood concept of systematic

momentum ...

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7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/book-reviews/12835-unholy-grails-new-road-wealth.html

 

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[8]Support & Resistance and Trading Trend

Put simply, support is the price at which those who have enough money to

make a difference are willing to show their support by retarding, halting,

and reversing the decline by buying. Resistance is the price at which those

who have enough money to make a difference attempt to retard, halt, and

reverse a rise by selling. Whether one calls this money professional or big

or smart or institutional or crooked or manipulative or (fill in the blank)

is irrelevant. If repeated attempts to sell below this support level are met

by buying which is sufficient to turn price back, these little reversals

will eventually form a line, or zone. Ditto with resistance ...

[9]Continue Reading...

8. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/12801-support-resistance-trading-trend.html

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - Apr 25, 2012

 

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[1]Better for scalping: ES or YM?

I am mostly concerned about fill times i only trade 1-2 contracts of ES. But

have had a lot of problems with fills as the posters above noted. I have not

tried the YM but what is the difference ...

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1. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/3214-better-scalping-es-ym-4.html#post147566

 

[2]Trading - My Beginning and Conclusion

This would be my first post in entire /2 week long/ experience with forex

trading. I have been reading day and night to learn and give myself best

possible try on markets. I probably will shock ...

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2. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/day-trading-scalping/12872-trading-my-beginning-conclusion.html

 

[3]How Much Would You Pay to Learn from a Veteran Trader?

How can you really check if the person is profitable or not? Not many are

willing to show their accounts. I would pay a percentage of my winnings if I

knew that the mentor who ...

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3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/futures-trading-laboratory/3619-how-much-would-you-pay-learn-8.html

 

[4]MD FootPrint Chart Comparison with Different Data Feeds

Hey guys. I currently have MD with zenfire and want to know if the footprint

bid asks are accurate. Can someone post a 5min footprint of theirs for 6E or

ES? It would be nice to compare ...

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4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/market-profile/9637-md-footprint-chart-comparison-different-data.html

 

[5]Week 3 Trades- Spookywill

We have a great entry Sunday night at 7. Go long off consolidation on the 30

min chart. Unfortunately it has already risen to 1374.50, the idea area

would be 1373-1374. Long ...

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5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/e-mini-futures-trading-laboratory/12866-week-3-trades-spookywill.html

 

[6]Stop Hunting Strategies

It is widely understood that the forex is the most widely leveraged

financial asset market in the world and this has some implications that many

traders fail to consider. To get ...

HOT TOPIC

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6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/forex/12874-stop-hunting-strategies.html

 

[7]Seven Habits of Ineffective Traders

Recently, a couple of people I know packed up and quit trading after

struggling for a long time to hold their heads above water. They didn't make

it. This isn't unusual, of course. This profession has a high failure rate.

But it frustrated me. It frustrated me because I could see potential in

them. I don't believe you have to be particularly talented or intelligent to

be a successful trader, but these people seemed to have a grasp ...

7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading/12821-seven-habits-ineffective-traders.html

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TradersLaboratory Newsletter - May 5, 2012

 

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[1]Term Of The Week: Dollar Bear

A Dollar Bear is a forex trader with a negative view for the outlook of the

US Dollar. Generally, Dollar Bears will look to “short” ... [2]Read More

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[3]Market Close High Volume

I am just beginning to trade and I have serious doubts about ultra high

volume at closing time. I noticed that every single day or 2 there is ultra

high volume at close and surprisingly the ...

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3. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/volume-spread-analysis/12961-market-close-high-volume.html

 

[4]The Illusion of Control: The First Step to Emotional Sobriety in Trading

It was the start of another trading day, and John was ready. “This day is

going to be different. I am going to trade my plan – no matter what!” John

said resolutely into his reflection in the ...

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4. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/psychology/12958-illusion-control-first-step-emotional-sobriety.html

 

[5]FX Club

I'd like to know if anyone of you has an experience of trading with that

Forex broker. There're lots of contradictory feedbacks on the Internet while

my friends tell me that this company is well ...

Links:

5. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/brokers-data-feeds/11812-fx-club.html

 

[6]Testing Day of Week, Time of Day MultiCharts, 24 Hour Forex Data

Hi, I have an intraday forex system which is always in the market either

long or short, average holding period just a few hours. I would like to

study performance reports in MultiCharts based ...

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6. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/coding-forum/12945-testing-day-week-time-day-multicharts.html

 

[7]Psychopaths and Trading

Traders can become compulsive gamblers. Financial psychopaths fit the well

rounded job candidate profile. Eventually the behavior leads to forgery,

fraud, theft, and embezzlement ...

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7. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/trading-psychology/12972-psychopaths-trading.html

 

[8]Options Log

I will post up some of my options positions(not actual size though) here to

see if anyone has some good feedback to perhaps help me some. I'm new to

spread strategies ...

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8. http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/options-trading-laboratory/12873-options-log.html

 

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[9]Are You Ready for the Truth?

You know as well as I do that traders read and read in their attempts to

find that magic formula or secret ingredient that'll change them from being

an "also ran" to a "champion trader". I like trading books and genuinely new

ideas and ways of thinking in the market. I think it's important to

challenge yourself and constantly evolve. But my thoughts are more about

inexperienced traders and their lack of direction or understanding of what

might truly make the difference to their trading. I have seen so many books

...

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