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I thought about calling this thread "Secret Trading System Revealed!" or "Strategy Guaranteed to Make X Return" because I know that for many, the idea of money management in trading holds little interest. I decided against it though because "you can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" so to speak. More than anything I hope to get a proper discussion going to highlight the importance of paying proper attention to the figures and trading accordingly and discuss ideas. I hope this thread can be a place where more experienced traders can share their ideas and newer traders can learn and ask questions.

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One of the top trading secrets is money management. All traders have heard of it and some may think they actually know it. But how many traders practice sound money management?

 

Most traders lose mony because they lack money management, do not have enough knowledge of the market they trade, do not have a sound trading methodology, and trades a market that does not fit their style.

 

If the average win per trade is greater than the average loss per trade, a 50% winning trading setup can make you money. But excess risk, greed, poor psychology, and the failure to understand probabiltiies can take an account with a 60% winning methodology to ruins.

 

There are several money mangement models. In this thread, Im going to discuss just the basics of account sizing and peek-to-trough drawdown.

 

Alot of new traders fail get into the trading business hoping to make a million by the end of the year with a $5,000 to $10,000 account day trading. This is an unrealistic goal. Day trading is a business of grinding profits everyday. Consistency is the key to survivial and learning to ring the register often. One of the main reasons why new traders go bust is their account size. A $5,000 to $10,000 is too small to practice sound money management. A 10 point YM loss is equivalent to $50 per contract. $50 is 1% for a $5,000 account. 3 losses a day and a trader has just lost 3% of his account. Now 3% may not sound like a big deal but take a look at the data below:

 

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The percentages really start to change after a 30% drawdwn. A 50% drawdown requires a trader to double up just to break even. A gambler mentality tells a trader to double up his position to make back a loss. This is one of the worst habits a trader can have. Frustration and lack of emotional control will cause a trader to double his size on the next trade in hopes to break even. At first this may work, but it leads to bad habits and will lead to bust.

 

 

Peek-to-trough Drawdowns

 

Let's say you are a fund manager managing other peoples money. Your initial fund size is $500,000. In the first month, you managed to increase the $500,000 to $750,000 for an impressive 50% gain. Now the next month you dont have any good trading signals. However, your portfolio goes down to $600,000 in value. You have not made a single trade that month, however your accout has gone down from $750,000 to $600,000. the peak-to-trough drawdown would be (peak = $750,000 and trough = $600,000) $150,000 or 20%. This has occured without a single losing trade that month.

 

Your clients are only concerned about this 20% drawdown. If they simply withdrew their money the month before, they would of been $150,000 richer. The third month, your $600,000 account goes down to $525,000. Thus the peek-to-trough drawdown is now $225,000 or 30%. From industry standard, your annual rate of return of is 5% (up only $25,000) with a 30% peek-to-trough drawdown. This data will label you as a terrible money manager.

 

In calculating risk vs reward, we need to look at the peek-to-trough percentage. If your annual rate of return is 5% a year with a 30% peek-to-trough drawdown, your risk-to-reward ratio would be 5/30 or 0.166. This is a terrible ratio. Make sure to keep this in mind when day trading. Although at the end of the day you may have been up, what was your drawdown? If you are trading with a $5,000 account and your account goes back and forth from $4,500 to $5,100, are you practicing good money management? Do you have good trading strategies and setups? Is it worth the stress of seeing your account fluctuate to $4,500 just to make $100?

 

I hope this makes sense. Money management is everything in trading. We are in the business of risk. Happy trading :)

 

I had a quick look at what was on TL already and there seems to be a reasonable amount. If anyone has a particularly useful thread to add, please post it. Anyway, I came up with this one from James, the founder of TL. Pretty useful post really. 12 replies. 12 flippin' replies. I'm not surprised but it does seem somewhat of a shame. But there you go.

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So I'll get started with some really, really simple basics just to make it clear that MM and sticking to your risk limits and max daily losses are very important.

 

First simple chart. Following on a little from James' chart, here is effectively a risk of ruin chart:-

 

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It's assuming a 10k account and no margin for simplicity. The point is that very quickly as a greater original % of the account is risked per day (or per trade), the number of losing days in a row that the account can withstand drops dramatically. This doesn't take into account commissions even, so you can see how important having an appropriately funded account is.

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Next, I've just taken a random set assuming a goal of taking 2 points per day on a $10k account. The number of contracts traded is the account balance/$5000 i.e. 2 to begin with. The max daily loss is set to 4 points per contract - so initially on 2 lots a max loss should equal $400. Just for ease, I am talking about ES where 1 point = $50/contract, but it applies to anything. I've randomized the data to get roughly +2 points/contract average per day. On the second column, I've turned 1 -4pt max loss per day to between 6 and 12 points once a month (used 200 traded days for a year and 17 days/month ish) to simulate a loss of control by a trader. I've not accounted for whether a big loss would negatively affect trading on subsequent days or not, neither have I addressed whether the max loss is appropriate- clearly if your max loss is 4 pts but you frequently go over and finish up for the day, you daily loss limit could need to be tweaked. Anyway, this is how an account is affected when trying to build it up over the course of a year:-

 

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Just to clarify, the difference in number of points per contract over the 200 days is 47 or 12% less. But when you look at the final balance, the difference is substantial. It's $131,650 lower or 39% less because of how many contracts were traded. Now this is in a world much closer to 'perfect' than many would recognize, so you can only imagine how it's a problem for the average trader if it's not looked after properly.

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Negotiator,

 

Thank you for posting this subject matter, and reminding all of us how important MM really is. I would like to share a couple of comments that may be of some use to others beginning their education.

 

It is my opinion that ones education on the topic of MM should come first, prior to anything even closely associated with trading setups, etc. My path did not start this way, but I certainly wish that it had. Without MM, you have the very highest possibility that your equity will not last. For example, a good entry system without good MM equals very high probability of a ruined account. Even a good entry and exit system without good MM equals a high chance of a ruined account. Everything else less worthy (from a systems quality perspective) equals a ruined account.

 

How does one take steps to develop a proper MM strategy for themselves? .....Education.

 

There are many threads and posts here on TL that are very helpful in the quest of educating ones self on a proper MM strategy. I found many of them helpful (here and other areas of the public domain). However, I was unable (at the time) to differentiate which opinion being represented was valid or not (one that would hold up to actual long term testing). There are many people on this forum who have quite different ideas on the topic of MM, and not all of them would pass statistical or mathematical study (my attempt at being gracious).

 

I also recommend looking at published works to further educate oneself on this topic. I had my eyes opened a number of years ago to the importance of this matter when I read through some books that I would recommend for anyone who has not delved into this topic. The first book that I read that discusses this topic is 'Way of the Turtle' (Faith). In it the author discussed what Negotiator is stating above, on the possibility of risk of ruin, and the basis for this term.The author discusses several very important concepts in the "Risk and Money Management" Chapter. This should be enough to get your interest up as to the importance of this topic. The next book that I read after this one that was instrumental with my learning the important aspects of MM was "Trade Your Way To Financial Freedom" (Tharp). This was a real eye opener for me at that time, as it instilled in me that I had to have not only a proper MM system (from a statistical probabilities perspective), but one that was a proper MM strategy for me (fits who I am as a person - my psychological profile). This work also allowed me to understand that "my" MM system would dictate a lot of the parameters of what my trading system could look like (and just as important could not look like), based upon my account size and my aversion (or lack of aversion) to risk. One of the more recent books I have read that delves into this topic is "Modeling Trading System Performance" (Bandy). There are multiple examples of MM strategies (and the why's and how's behind them) that one may use on their path of discovery for their proper MM strategy. Lastly, Tharp also has a book called "A definitive Guide to Position Sizing" that remains very helpful in giving one a basis for this topic.

 

My path took me from searching on the public domain to published works. And I now will not do anything that deviates from my MM system (incur more risk). I am convinced that if I do, I cannot achieve any long term success in the markets. In other words, once I setup my level of risk, which is always done prior to entry, I never increase this level of risk (In fact I do not even think about increasing my risk). I would suspect that others may not be in agreement with this, but I would refer anyone interested to look at a study of statistical probabilities and make their own determination on which system is right for them.

 

Best wishes . . .

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Anyway, like the title of the thread suggests if you want to comment on or ask questions talk about a different aspect of MM then please do so! :helloooo:

 

Drawdown is just a natural part of trading. Just like an airplane must maintain lift regardless of the altitude height, or a ship must stay afloat regardless of how deep the water. When you get to your destination, the heights and depths that were used to get there are irrelevant. The risk returns to zero when no trades are open;)

 

Trying to use time like a 4 hour or daily loss limit to artificially stop out what you think is or is not an acceptable loss doesn't respect that the market may have its own point of view on how far prices will trend. A much more accurate stop loss would be based on a range of prices, which can be adjusted depending on how many positions you take on. Once you reach your profit target (or stop loss), the drawdown in between didn't matter.

 

Drawdown only matters in terms of knowing the maximum positions you can hold vs amount of available equity, no different that knowing how much gas you need or what your mechanical limits are. I just want to make the clear distinction between determining position limits based on mathematics and overall mechanics of the trading strategy vs fear under the guise of 'preference' or 'risk tolerance'. One is personal, the other is not:cool:

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It is my opinion that ones education on the topic of MM should come first, prior to anything even closely associated with trading setups, etc. My path did not start this way, but I certainly wish that it had.

 

I think this is a big thing that new traders fail to address. It's not a big draw for them though. Lots of fancy lines seesawing back and forth on a chart however...

 

It's true that you must have some sort of defined method to trade. I would suggest a framework for describing market state is the best place to start though. But after that it's imperative to understand and employ MM.

 

Drawdown is just a natural part of trading. Just like an airplane must maintain lift regardless of the altitude height, or a ship must stay afloat regardless of how deep the water. When you get to your destination, the heights and depths that were used to get there are irrelevant. The risk returns to zero when no trades are open;)

 

True. This is why it's important to identify risk based on the market and then work out position R:R, size or even if it's worthwhile taking the trade at all. The market doesn't care about your account so you must! ;)

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I think that possibly one of the reasons that this topic generates so little interest, even from those who do fully appreciate the role of MM in successful trading, is that there's relatively little scope for discussion or development, especially unless one is prepared to get involved in more complex mathematics.

 

This is a great shame - I'd really like to see this thread attract more contributions.

 

Here's my generic wording of something very simple and, I think, pretty well known - the formula for a fixed-fractional position-sizing:

 

TotalEquity=InitialCapital+ClosedOutP&L

(TotalEquity/100)*PcntRiskPerTrade=RiskEquity

Risk=USER DEFINED {usually based on some kind of volatility measure - eg it could be something like 2*ATR - this is essentially the 'stop-loss' size for a particular trade}

PositionSize=RiskEquity/Risk

 

A trader needs to specify the initial capital, the percent of the total equity to risk on any one trade, and the actual dollar risk for any given trade (this amounts to knowing where your stop would be).

 

Also, you'll need to round the PositionSize up or down to the nearest whole contract/tradeable unit. As I mentioned to someone yesterday, being able to vary this with a finer granularity than the minimum 1 contract for futures is one of the few concrete advantages of things like spreadbetting. It means that your position size can be increased or decreased to the equivalent of a fraction of a contract, which can be very good for small traders trying to build an account.

 

If anyone wants actual EL code to test the application of this within their strategy, just say and I'll post it.

 

BlueHorseshoe

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I've attached two pdfs. They each show the EC for a strategy in the ES over a ten year period. A non-optimal parameter was used for reasons I can't be bothered to explain, but that's unimportant.

 

The first pdf shows the results trading a single contract.

 

The second pdf shows the results with the fixed-fractional formula I gave above, with starting equity of 20k and a maximum risk per trade of 5%.

 

In the period to the right, immediately after the first very nasty single-trade drawdown, and including the second nasty single-trade drawdown, I was trading this strategy with a 20k account. My plan? Well the idea was to start out fixed-fractional, and then develop a formula that systematically reduced the percentage of equity risked per trade as the equity increased . . . If anyone wants to chat about this or other similar MM ideas then that would be great - position-sizing simply isn't discussed enough on here.

 

BlueHorseshoe

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SPR Graph with Fixed-Fractional MM.pdf

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Blue---- holiday time in the US - plus my guess is most people find it easier to just rely on single contract sizes....as for a few random thoughts.

 

Re your two charts, everytime I have seen this sort of thing it tells me that when a system is working well you want to ramp it up, and when it does not you want to scale it down. Looking at trade 228 ? shows the problem with the fractional MM.

Have you looked at why that trade occurred - was there anything different about it.

 

Plus your idea of ramping it up from the start then reducing size would go against the best use of this - ie; you have a system that is winning and then you want to reduce its size.....what do you do when a system is loosing?

Mind you people do a variation on this by tracking their equity (though the trade at 228 would not help this)

For me - I try an change the amounts based on what I think is happening - too hard to program. :(

A lot of this boils down to an exercise in what is the ideal thing to do v what is most comfortable and that works.....of course if fully systemised then it makes sense to apply the best strategy of MM for the strategy...... I wonder if there is a major difference between applying different strategies to mean reverting v trend following?

 

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As an exercise for anyone who has a long list of trades, randomly - every 20 trades, throw in a series of outliers whereby you loose 2-3x what you would normally.

Then do the same whereby you gain 2-3x what you would normally rather than taking profits.

This will tell you more about the importance of making sure you dont have big losses, v trying to get a few bigger wins.....(not exactly MM (position sizing) as it does not tell you how much to buy/sell), but when you apply an aggressive MM section to this, the winners can get bigger once you learn to let things ride a little. :2c:

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I was also gone for the long weekend.

 

I would be interest in more discussion of the ideas presented in your two pdf's and possibly gain more insight as to the details on the account losing 50% of the equity in one or two trades. Currently I am using a Fixed Fraction system of calculating my risk exposure and the amount of shares I can purchase for my transactions. I am very aware that I am not optimizing my CAR, but without long term statistical results on my system (I am still building my large sample size of trades to base my stats on), my goal is equity preservation rather than optimized gains.

 

Best Wishes ...

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I was also gone for the long weekend.

 

I would be interest in more discussion of the ideas presented in your two pdf's and possibly gain more insight as to the details on the account losing 50% of the equity in one or two trades. Currently I am using a Fixed Fraction system of calculating my risk exposure and the amount of shares I can purchase for my transactions. I am very aware that I am not optimizing my CAR, but without long term statistical results on my system (I am still building my large sample size of trades to base my stats on), my goal is equity preservation rather than optimized gains.

 

Best Wishes ...

 

Hi,

 

The 50% equity loss was from one single trade, not two.

 

The reason for this is that no stop loss was used in the backtest. Nor did I use a stop-loss in actual trading. A stop could easily have been used, and this would have resulted in a smoothing of the equity curve, and also a lower net return. Because I was trying to run a small account up (the entire balance of which I could afford to lose) into something worth compunding, I chose to trade without a stop and 'swing for the fences'. What I got in 10 months of trading was exactly what might be expected - a roller coaster ride but with a better net return at the end. I would not have gone on trading without a stop indefinitely, and towards the end of this period I began searching for a robust solution to this problem (I think it's pretty fair to say that I didn't succeed in finding a solution that I thought was acceptable). Obviously all of this is a very personal thing and may not be what most would want to do.

 

I'll repost the ECs above with some sort of stop-loss applied, and that could be useful for further discussion.

 

I'll also post ECs with SIUYA's suggestions applied.

 

BlueHorseshoe

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I know many of us focus on everything else but put MM last... In reality the goal should be to lay off risk and get to risk neutral asap...

 

Any trades specific outcome is random..now before you tell me you have 60 or 80% winners, can you tell me which one will be the next winner? Can you tell me whether you will have a sting of losers? Nobody knows...all we do know is that we have to manage the risk to stay in the game... So How?

 

I'm going to assume you have a non-random executable setup...

 

You must know what the probability is for that setup to hit a specific minimal MFE and what the typical MAE is.. (based on the market traded).

 

Ex.. If you know the ES has an average 1.5 point counter rotation..wouldn't you want to scale at or just past that rotation to lay off risk... ? If you trade a 2 lot (3 is better) then your goal is to get the first scale.. If you are trading a 2 lot with 1.5 pt risk = 3 pts, then if you scale 1.5 you have no risk going forward on the second contract... With 3 lot you would then have reduced your risk to 1.5pts on 2 lot...Then you would scale #2 at the next logical target subject to your plan and then manage the last runner per your plan...

 

Some will say the R/R ratio doesn't work..I say the probability of getting the scale is the primary initial objective...after that it is up to the market participants to either carry the trade to its objective or for it to fail... That outcome is not under our control... but execution, Risk management and trade management is...

 

I am a discretionary trader. To me it's all about the risk...the profits take care of themselves. Get risk neutral then you've protected your equity and then you can let the trade work... Emotionally it allows you to be more detached from the outcome...

 

Also, make sure you know when the trade fails...it should be something structural, not $ driven if possible...

 

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...and basically, the more you can lay off risk, the more stable your equity curve will be. The more stable your equity curve is, the quicker and safer you can scale your strategy up in terms of your clip size. 3 lot turns to 10 lot turns to 50 lot etc. and so your account ratchets up quite quickly.

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I had a quick look at what was on TL already and there seems to be a reasonable amount. If anyone has a particularly useful thread to add, please post it. Anyway, I came up with this one from James, the founder of TL. Pretty useful post really. 12 replies. 12 flippin' replies. I'm not surprised but it does seem somewhat of a shame. But there you go.

 

I believe most are looking for the magic not the reality. Facing the facts would errode the dream of placing positions while sipping a cocktale on tropical beach from the laptop.

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I believe most are looking for the magic not the reality. Facing the facts would errode the dream of placing positions while sipping a cocktale on tropical beach from the laptop.

 

This statement provides a me to think from another angle. Thanks.

I just have a simple question about MM and market. Does the MM lead the trades in market or the trades in the market lead the MM? If the MM leads your trades, you probably can control your risks more efficiently, but if your trades attached to market leads MM(I assume that you are a very talent trader), you probably can have a chance to max. your profit? Am I right? Well, maybe it very depend on your current situation. If you are a fund account manager, learned to MM is very important, but if you are Mr. buffet in young, will he handle the situation as fund manager? Just think it from another angle, cheers.:missy:

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This statement provides a me to think from another angle. Thanks.

I just have a simple question about MM and market. Does the MM lead the trades in market or the trades in the market lead the MM? If the MM leads your trades, you probably can control your risks more efficiently, but if your trades attached to market leads MM(I assume that you are a very talent trader), you probably can have a chance to max. your profit? Am I right? Well, maybe it very depend on your current situation. If you are a fund account manager, learned to MM is very important, but if you are Mr. buffet in young, will he handle the situation as fund manager? Just think it from another angle, cheers.:missy:

 

I use % rule, no more than 3% of account at any one time. So, if I perceive a trade to be highly probable (who knows that anyway? but it's in my rules) I will risk as much as 3% of account. But, for example, I may place 3 trades on so theoretically I could have 1% per position.

 

To answer your question, MM controls my actions as should any trader.

 

For example, when I first began trading I ran my account too low to trade so I withdrew my funds closed the account & reevaluated my trading short & long term systems & most of all myself. Once soughted I opened an account.

 

Hope this answers your question. :cool:

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"........To answer your question, MM controls my actions as should any trader. ........"

 

Is there anyone using trades which is interacted with market to lead money management? I just curious. Thanks.:helloooo:

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Not sure this is a proper topic to ask, but I'm gonna risk it and ask nevertheless.

 

I have a question about rich investors and how they search for investment opportunities.

 

Where/how do they get their information about start-ups and companies in general? Do they have their own personal analysts writing reports for them, or do they simply use the internet like everyone else and do some googling?

 

What would be the exact job title of someone working for a rich investor, something like information analyst?

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    • Date : 22nd July 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd June 2019.No deal Brexit risks will continue to unsettle markets next week as the two candidates hardened their rhetoric in end stages of the party elections. The ECB however will stand out as the event of the week,with Brexit uncertainty an important part of the overall outlook. Have a look at the most important events of the coming days in our usual weekly publication. Tuesday – 23 July 2019   The announcement of the next Prime Minister of the UK – Event of the week – Original Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson remains the front runner in the race and is widely expected to be confirmed as the new Prime Minister next Tuesday. Housing Data (USD, GMT 14:00) – A steady rate is anticipated for existing home sales in June at the firm 5.340 mln pace seen in May. The median sales price is estimated to ease to $275,000, for a y/y gain of 0.4%, down from 4.8% in May. In Q1, we saw an average sales pace of 5.207 mln. In Q2, a better 5.297 mln pace is expected. Wednesday – 24 July 2019   Services and Manufacturing PMI (EUR, GMT 07:30) – Preliminary Composite PMIs for Eurozone and Germany are expected to fall in July, to 51.8 and 52.5 respectively, while the Manufacturing PMIs are forecasted at 48.0 and 45.4 respectively. Services and Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 13:45) – Preliminary Manufacturing and Services PMIs are expected to decline in July, to 50.4 from 50.6 and 51.0 from 51.5 respectively. Thursday – 25 July 2019   German IFO (EUR, GMT 08:00) – German IFO business confidence is expected to slip to 96.7, after it held steady the past 2 months around the 97 barrier. Event of the week – Interest rate Decision and Conference (EUR, GMT 11:45) –The ECB is meeting on July 25, – shortly after the confirmation of the new PM in London and ahead of the Fed, which is widely expected to cut rates again at the end of the month. On balance, markets see more merit in keeping official rates unchanged next week, while moving to an official easing bias and promising that rates will be at “current or lower” levels well into next year. ECB Monetary Policy Statement (EUR, GMT 12:30) -The July meeting will clearly be a “live” one with doves and hawks battling it out over when to deliver the now widely expected easing measures. It is expected that the majority will see more merit in keeping policy settings unchanged, but change the guidance to introduce a clear easing bias. Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – Durable goods orders are expected to rise 1.0% in June, after a -1.3% figure in May. Transportation orders should rise 2.7%. Boeing orders rose to only 9 from just zero in May, with weakness due to the hit from problems with the Boeing 737 Max that prompted buyers to delay new purchase commitments. Vehicle assemblies should ease to 11.1 mln from an 11.3 mln pace in May. Durable shipments are expected to rise 0.5%, and inventories should rise 0.6%. The I/S ratio is expected to hold steady at 1.67 since April. Friday – 26 July 2019   Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – Gross Domestic Product is expected to grow 1.8% in Q2, with a sturdy 2.4% growth rate for final sales thanks to solid growth rates of 3.9% for personal consumption and 4.3% for government purchases, alongside a big $27 bln unwind of the Q1 inventory pop. 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. Andria Pichidi 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.
    • WHEN A CHECK/DRAFT IS PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT They say it’s a rule from CBN. When a check/draft is paid into your account, especially from someone using another bank, you will receive a credit alert.   The credit alert will be there as an SMS alert, email alert and if you even login to your Internet banking area, you see it there. The name of the sender is not included.   THE STATUS OF YOUR CREDIT The reality is that, the credit will never be added to your available balance. The book balance would be different from the available balance and you won’t be able to use it until after 48 hours. This would give your bank the time to confirm the cheek/draft. If it is genuine, the money would be added to your available balance. If it’s fake, the money would be removed from your account.   Sadly, most members of the public are not aware of this fact. Once many people see credit alerts from their banks, they believe it’s real money and they fall into traps. And scammers know that most people don’t know.   HOW BANKS AID AND ABET SCAMMERS Some banks will send credits alert to you, as soon as a check is deposited into your account. This is wrong, and it’s the loophole that the scammers capitalize on. Why should banks send credits alerts for checks that have not been cleared (checks that have not been confirmed)?   It currency takes up to 48 hours to confirm a check or draft and banks should not send alerts to their customers until that is done. So, if the checks are later proven to be forged/spurious, the money would then be removed from your account. Many customers are not aware of this.   Sane employees of sane banks, know that it saves a lot of things, when a check/bank draft is confirmed before alerting customers. If the one who pays, or the payee is really in a hurry, then they should look for other ways to transfer money. Yes, there are other and better ways to transfer money… And insisting on draft/check should raise suspicion.   A bank that alerts customers without confirming a check is really adding and abetting scammers.   SCAMMERS ARE DIFFICULT TO CATCH Yes, scammers are difficult to catch. Be suspicious of anyone who changes their numbers too often. Once they dupe someone and the person is threatening them, they remove the SIM and that person can never reach them again.   A scammer can pay one-year house rent and spend only a few months  - only to change accommodations. Changing offices is not a big deal to them. They try their best to erase all traces to them and they do their best not to come in your way again, forever.   They’re good at forging documents and using fake addresses and fake things. Until you’re convinced that you’ve been duped, they’ll be giving you guarantee that all is well, and no problem and anything going wrong would be corrected.   Meanwhile, while they’re fooling you that there’s no problem, they’re packing away from their locations.   I can tell you that some (and most of these scammers) are married with children. Some of them are elderly people. Some of them are really gentlemen in society and they still dupe people.   They know about the loopholes in Nigerian laws and they know that if you can even catch one of them, you can never catch the rest of them.   WHAT NIGERIAN BANKS AND CBN CAN DO CBN should instruct Nigerian banks that they should stop giving alerts to customers until the bank drafts and checks paid into their accounts, are confirmed to be valid. If a customer or those who may think they’re in a hurry, then they should use an electronic method or direct cash deposit to pay.   Yes, if they think they cannot wait for 48 hours or you can’t wait for 48 hours, for the bank draft to be cleared, then they should use another means of payment.   In this digital/electronics payment age, when banking technology has advanced so much, how can someone insist on using a bank draft or check to pay people?   Bank officials that don’t alert customers or put “locked” credits in their accounts until the checks have been cleared, are saving lots of lives. Bank officials that send credits alerts, when checks/drafts have not been cleared, are really not doing the right thing.   When banks start to refuse to credit or alert any customers (based on drafts or checks brought in their names), until the checks and the drafts are cleared and confirmed to be genuine, then scammers who forge checks and drafts will go out of the business. That’s the only way.   WHAT SCAMMERS DO AND HOW THEY BEHAVE When people want to scam you, they usually pose as honest, dependable and trustworthy people. They do everything in their capacity to prove to you that you’re safe when doing business with them.   They’ll always tell you that they’ve been duped in the past, and they don’t want to be duped again. They’ll be asking you to confirm that you’re honest and safe to do things with.   They pretend to be very religious.   They pose like lawyers, accountants, bishops, imams, etc. They claim to be holding very high positions in society. They claim to have international experience and connections. They “prove” to be close friends with those who’re working at Chevron, Head of Bureau the Change or a senior nurse at LUTH. etc.   They put on corporate dresses and use cars to deceive people.   They pretend to be who they’re not. They assume titles of the positions you respect. They spend a lot of energy, days and resources (which could have been channeled into other productive things) trying to dupe you.   The best way they get you is through someone you know very well. They may be a family member, a church member, a neighbor, a friend, a customer, etc. Someone you think you can trust. They will come to you through that person, as the one who introduces them to you. You won’t know that the person has a money sharing deal with the scammers.   The premise is: The person you know, who introduces others to you, usually for business or contracts or projects, is presumed by you, as someone who will not deliberately betray you, because you’ve been dealing together for some time.   Some of them may call you through the phone number of the person you know, who introduces you to them.   Sometimes, they insist on using drafts or checks only, to pay you, for a flimsy reason. No matter how, they won’t give up on you until they succeed in duping you.   You won’t know what people are capable of doing, until you find yourself at their mercy.   The best thing is not to fall into their traps in the first place.     HOW THE PUBLIC CAN PREVENT THIS SCAM One of the most effective ways to stop these scoundrels from their usual business and from destroying people’s life, is to create awareness and educate the public on how to guard themselves against these people.   1.         No matter what they say… No matter what they claim to be… No matter where they come from… No matter how they try to convince you… NEVER NEVER accept bank draft or check payment from anybody or any company or organization. Never allow such a thing to be used to pay money into your account.   2.         If no-one can do business with you unless they use a check or a bank draft, please forget about that business, no matter how “safe,” attractive or lucrative it may be.   3.         If they cannot pay by cash or electronic money transfer, then they should forget about doing business with you. Or they can use the draft to pay one of their own people, and then the person can pay you with cash or electronic transfer.   4.         Prevention is better than cure. It’s better to be safe than to be sorry. It’s better not to make money or not to do business, than to do what you will regret for the rest of your life.   5.         If you must accept a bank draft or a check, please disregard any alerts that come to you in any form. Wait for at least, 72 business hours, and then, contact your account officer to confirm if the money from that check has been cleared and added to your available balance. You must ensure that you are able to use that money before you deliver anything to those who used the checks/drafts to pay.   Beware of anyone making it seem to be in a hurry to do business with you. If they’re really in a hurry, then they must use another means other than a bank draft or check to pay you. Never release anything or send anything until you’re able to confirm that you’re completely safe.   Please save people from penury and financial ruin. Save them from pains and losses. Share this information on websites, social media, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram and Facebook groups.   Forward it to your exchangers and their customers and all those who deal in goods and services in return for payment. You don’t know whether the next person you’ll save is your loved one. Save someone today with this information.   Thanks for reading….
    • Hi everyone, The latest Commitments of Traders review is out. Platinum COT Change (52W) / C - 18%, LS – 20% / FTG Score / D -7.4, W -19.4, M -16.1 / The larger than average change in Large Specs and Commercials positions, together with the negative reading from FTG suggest we could see some weakness from platinum in the coming days… Bitcoin (CME) COT Extreme / LS – All Time COT extreme / FTG Score / D 25.0, W 60.3, M 24.5 / We do not have such a history of cot data to be certain that we have cot signal that we can act upon, nevertheless it is interesting to see Large specs continuing to increase their net short positions, seeing Commercials net short and only Small specs taking the long side of the market. The all time extreme signal in LS would be generally considered a bullish signal, small spec net long a bearish FTG scores, especially the weekly show significant support for further rally in the market. Canadian Dollar COT Extreme / C - 72, LS – 68 report COT extreme / FTG Score / D 37.5, W -26.2, M -25.7 / In the past few weeks we have witnessed traders changing their positions towards a more bearish situation. The example from May 2017 to October the same year suggests that we could see this trend continuing for some time before the market dips back down. Daily FTG scores seem to back this, although the weekly and monthly already expect changes happening to the CAD. All the best,  Dunstan COT Charts FOREX Trading Futures Trading
    • Bitcoin Price Prediction: Long-term (BTC) Value Forecast – July 20   BTC/USD Long-term Trend: Ranging Resistance  $10,500, $11,000, $11,500 Support levels: $10,000, $9,500, $9,000   The BTC/USD pair had been trading in the bearish trend zone after facing resistance at the $13,000 overhead resistance level. On July 10, the BTC price reached a high of $13,000 but was resisted. The bears broke the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA as the price fell to the bearish trend zone. In the previous resistances, the price fell within the bullish trend zone. On the upside, if the bulls break above the EMAs, the crypto’s price will rise to retest the $13,000 resistance level.   On the other hand, if the bulls fail to break above the EMAs.  the crypto's price  will commence a range bound move below the EMAs,Meanwhile, the MACD line, and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.     The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect that of BitcoinExchangeGuide.com and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research   Source:  https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com
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