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Price prediction on CABLE for couple weeks

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:37:00 +0000

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Cable main chart on weekly and daily were clearly show us the reversal signal for couple weeks bullish (How easy to earn money this time)
source:kennacci trader.

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source:http://rapidshare.com/files/125839839/kuasa_forex.rar


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The signal alert possibly will happen after the decline of few bar in timeframe 1 hour.



gbp/usd today

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:36:00 +0000

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see how the fibo method in action this time (candlestick show us the shooting star with bear candle) and one or another reason was maybe caused the world crude oil fall .



XB_Forex_System_V4

Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:44:00 +0000

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source : http://adry-fx.blogspot.com/


TREND DIGITAL INDICATORS

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GBP/YEN try this at home and leave the risk to virtualtester

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Cable intraday today

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:26:00 +0000

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The head and shoulders pattern is generally regarded as a reversal pattern and it is most often seen in uptrends. It is also most reliable when found in an uptrend as well. Eventually, the market begins to slow down and the forces of supply and demand are generally considered in balance. Sellers come in at the highs (left shoulder) and the downside is probed (beginning neckline.) Buyers soon return to the market and ultimately push through to new highs (head.) However, the new highs are quickly turned back and the downside is tested again (continuing neckline.) Tentative buying re-emerges and the market rallies once more, but fails to take out the previous high. (This last top is considered the right shoulder.) Buying dries up and the market tests the downside yet again. Your trendline for this pattern should be drawn from the beginning neckline to the continuing neckline. (Volume has a greater importance in the head and shoulders pattern in comparison to other patterns. Volume generally follows the price higher on the left shoulder. However, the head is formed on diminished volume indicating the buyers aren't as aggressive as they once were. And on the last rallying attempt-the left shoulder-volume is even lighter than on the head, signaling that the buyers may have exhausted themselves.) New selling comes in and previous buyers get out. The pattern is complete when the market breaks the neckline. (source : http://www.chartpatterns.com/headandshoulders.htm)




Sun, 14 Sep 2008 06:40:00 +0000

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GBPUSD - We continue to claim that the British Pound is headed for further recovery against the US dollar, as sentiment had clearly reached extremes on GBPUSD declines. Such dynamics are visible in our recent GBPUSD COT Analysis and increased financial media attention on GBP weakness. We wrote recently, “A rally through 1.7705 would signal that the short term trend is up.” The next noteworthy resistance mark now becomes previous spike-highs at 1.7978.
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The trend is considered down as long as price is below 1.7974. As low as oscillator readings are on the daily, there is little on the intraday charts that suggest a major turn from current price. Even a push through 1.7705 could complete a flat correction and would not be enough to suggest that the decline is over. Of note is that the pair is now in the middle of a significant congestion and support area from late 2005/early 2006.
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source : dailyfx





How to exist in Forex trading ? see more truth explanation on forex trading

Sun, 24 Aug 2008 05:22:00 +0000

To exist as forex trader not easy as like turning our hand side,based on the result of observation and experience of mine untill now around 100% trader both that already the experience and the amateur were only 10% that remained in this business and 90% of themall went out,Why this could happen? The reasons were :1.Less of knowledge,didnt understand and regarded could significant investment could befast rich (only saw the other person was successful) .In fact forex was the same as necessary education time and the hard work as well as the experience to know or understand it well.It also was needed capital for his training.2.The despair of tradingOften experienced loss than the profit and regarded was in vain all with what in studied especially technical indicator.According to my experience in the use of technical indicator must be careful to avoid false signal that possibly happened because the trend was began from smallest timeframe to biggest timeframe so it was not depend on one timeframe only.Usually professional trader divided trend become 3 parts of timeframe,all of them are :a.Main trend (timeframe weekly or moonly)b.Medium trend (timeframe daily or 4 hour)c.Small trend (timeframe 1 hour or 30 mnt ,sometime was smaller than 30 mnt)The rule of trend above not standard at all ,sometime daily timeframe also could be the standard played trend whereas the medium trend according to me only to see how the power of trend could be strengthen and small trend was first supported all time frame.In previous trading i was also not free from the mistake and have lost much money at that time , possibly was wrong in the election of played trend(main trend), for example saw chart below;The truth main trendBut why, my choice were these below chart :Weekly chart that was forgetable by me,i am so impulsif and rush in decision .okay just forget it even i am also lost much money.3.Bad money management riskNot discipline in the use of the problematic margin also danger in this business ,sometime it would happened because of the greedy characteristics from a trader that finally had been even unfortunate (loss money) .it would be better if we used the margin 10 or 20 percent of capital and tried to get the focus to one or two pair currency position.4.Not yet in founding the good trading system.A trader that succeeded in forex must have the certain system in their trading .According to my experience i have 3 category of them,they are :I.Trader that analysed main trend we mentioned it swing trader where the pattern of the analysis often used Elliot's pattern wave and fibonnaci as the target loss or profit.The margin was used in small quantity but the profit target and loss was bigger .The weakness of this systems trading was not be able to use the momentum of the correction from some trend.II.intraday trader ,a trader that analysed was based on the medium trend and small trend as the implement to execution open pair,usually they often used various things of technical indicator both custom and expert also robotrading.Here the margin quantity was big in use but target of profit or loss was small,almost every time in front of the computer if he was online trading.Trader must be beautiful to see how much the power reversal signal strengthen that would happened or was the reverse signal that was seen from indicator technical only false signal or not .And they must know to take the profit because reversal signal or the correction trend.III.scalping trader ,a trader that analysed or waited open position at the time of news fundamental was not release . Profit target was small and use big margin without stopping loss because they using the 90% margin available.[...]



Signal for CHF/USD

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:40:00 +0000

After saw the chart all time frame are recommended to buy it for intraday or take long term target its were not a problem at all,for intraday trading the price has touch pivot level area 1.0969 and now presently the price between pivot and resistance level and fibonacci also create 123 wave elliot .Congratulation all of you guy caused this time are your fortune to get more pips on intraday is perfect time due to long term target was support it.


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Forex trading system

Sat, 16 Aug 2008 11:27:00 +0000

IF you have mastered technical or fundamental analysis, so now you must build some forex trading system through your experience of trading. If you still could not build the good forex trading system then meant you must repeat lessons beforehand. It was not possible for you to take a step more far if you could not build the good forex trading.Basically all the available matters in and around us always were connected with a system that affected all the available objects in and around us for example our body personally that had the digestion system, breathing et cetera or the other object of air for example or the object anything tried to be paid attention to by you well all of them had the system that terstruktur well..The system in principle aimed at arranging our steps in doing something. The regularity will cause us to be able to achieve the aim or to take the decision well as well as steps in anticipation or the improvement that will be carried out if something happening that apart from the assumption.Therefore the trading system was a collection methods trading both technical or fundamental that could guide us did trading in various conditions market and of course produced the profit.In making one trading system its steps must be carried out was as follows:Money Management- Profit management.Determine the profit target that wanted to be reached by you. In reaching this profit target determined whether you will carry out the transaction began lot smallest and increased for example the first transaction 0.1 lot, the two 0,2 lot et cetera or the use lot certain that was appointed by you stagnantly in each one of your transactions to receive the profit.- Risk management.Determine the level stopped Loss (SL) that will be used by you or that could be borne by you in each transaction that was carried out by you. Remember always the pair stopped loss when you carried out the transaction. Although the risk will always be then there the role stopped loss to reduce the risk that must be borne by us. If your transaction touched the level stopped loss had several steps that could dlakukan as follows:a.Switching (returned the direction): If you received signal for example buy and evidently the descending price touched the level stopped loss you then you could be opened sell. If you took this step then observation before the movement of the price that happened along with indicators that you with to see whether still enabled to do switching or opened again the position buy earlier because moment the decline in the price that happened was finished and the rising price came back.b.Averaging (in general): If you for example to be opened buy and evidently the price went down after stopping loss affected then you will at once open the position buy again with lot that was bigger than the first transaction that meant you opened the position buy that was new in the level of the lower price and with lot that was bigger. Your example did buy of 0.1 lot in the level of the price 1000, SL 950, TP 1010 and the price went down as far as 950 then you will experience the loss of 0.1 x (1000-950) = US$ 5 furthermore you at once were again opened buy of 0.6 lot in the level of the price 950, SL 900, TP 960 for example in this second transaction the price increase as far as 960 happened then you will receive the profit of 0.6 x (960-950) = US$ 6. Therefore your profit was of US$6 – US$ 5 =US$1 that meant the loss in the beginning transaction was covered and the profit as big as US$ 1. used the technique averaging this you continued to have to analyse the available situation good the indicator that was used by you or news that emerged at that time because not necessarily if buy you were affected by the level stopped loss him you will do buy still was caused moment to buy was finished so as could you sell with lot that was bigger to cover the loss as a resu[...]



10 kinds of news that must be recognized by us

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:59:00 +0000

It just reminded at all ,even if possibly we have been known it before.
There are so many great fundamental news in forex but at least its has 10 kinds of great large affect to forex.
There are :
1. Nonfarm Payrol USA - average affect 100 - 200 pips
2. Trade Balance USA - average affect 70-120 pips
3. Interest Rate statements - average affect 100 pips
4. Producer Price Index - average affect 50 -60 pips
5. Durable Good - average affect 50 - 100 pips
6. Unemployment Rate - average affect 30-50 pips
7. Trichet, Bernanke, & Fukui Speaks - average affect 30 - 100 pips
8. Consumer Price index - average affect 50 -60 pips
9. PPI excl. Food and Energy -average affect 50 -60 pips
10. CPI excl, Food and Energy - average affect 50 - 60 pips



Expectation on second target profit ?could it be comes true ?

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:02:00 +0000

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Please prepair your self for having hope on second profit target at cable pair (overdrive trader system on MACD 96,576,9 timeframe 15 minutes has been supported ) and first target on usd/chf ,just only simple fibonnacci system that i had written it on August 5, 2008 ago.



THIS WEEK SIGNAL FOR USD/CHF

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 04:28:00 +0000

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Actually i was intraday trading type but lately the pattern of intraday technical indicator
(TF 15m,1H,daily) often was wrong from the prediction,if we considered it from the aspect of economic law where the demand and supply were balanced then caused and effect
necessarily the pattern of the technical indicator also must be the same his movement with the economic law .Maybe it was change because of the conduct of speculators or
possibly the discovery of the source of new nature resources as being seen by us that the decline in so significant world crude oil.Okay for this reason, this week i will take you all to gain more pips on chf/usd pair.See the picture above where the divergenge was occured and the piercing candle has comfirm too.


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weekly chart and fibonacci target hopefully would happened this week !
ADX +D maybe would show his target to hit 50% high line.

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The success story of a Forex player with the income hundreds of millions as far as billions each month.
There was the difference between the view of the experts and Theo F. Thoemion in connection with the economic crisis that worsened since the last quarter last year. The first side more saw the crisis was based in the weakness of the banking system, budget baldness, bad him the supervision, the monopoly, collusion, corruption, nepotism, and high cost economics. Whereas Theo more saw the conduct of speculators in the money market as because most dominant. Sides of the cause of the rottenness of the foundation of economics of the negative so that caused the crisis not immediately could be overcome. If Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia could recover in the calculation of the month, our country was far more older. As the perpetrators of the foreign currency market, Theo knew true, signs of the disaster had emerged since long before. All of them were the game fund the Manager or the player of the foreign currency market, who was coloured by the wish to test the strength of the monetary authority of a country. He knew how the foreign currency wholesaler - that often was acknowledged as speculators - a kind of George Soros played the role in Yendaka, bounced him the exchange rate Yen against the USA $, in 1994. He also......bla bla find more on http://www.indomedia.com/intisari/1998/april/theo.htm



1% failure among 100% analysis prediction ,GOD is A Trend never forget it

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:27:00 +0000

Sorry guy ,yesterday was failure prediction but according to technical indicator signal all timer were tend to buy section even a trap line was crossing to bearish trend.It was my fault ,never want to learn a past experience that the expert trader always said God in trading was A TREND (bull or bear). sometime simple strategy always usefull than the complicated strategy.Ok lets see it

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Weekly chart that was forgetable by me,i am so impulsif yesterday and rush in decision .okay just forget it even i am also lost much money this time maybe it was 1% failure analysis among
100% profitable analysis. See picture above if trap line(white line) would be cross below make a first profit on blue line and second profit on green line...okay just try it but carefull if the price never hit white line maybe trend would be kick up


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say no word at this time, just chose it ,daily or weekly chart .RSI daily was 33 and weekly was 43. Expecting correction could be occured if you had seen picture above



How can I do for you on cable pair this week (forex trading tips)???

Sat, 02 Aug 2008 13:59:00 +0000

Okay at this time ,i am so sure that you have mastered and understood about the candlestick pattern .IF you haven't got it yet ,you could be looked for by using search engine machine like google or other .picture above was the pattern chart timeframe 15 minutes it already has happened double bottom and candle bull comfirm and the indicator macd (overdrive trader) waited for the momentum reversal but i dont know how the reversal momentum strengthen up ?picture above on timeframe 1 hour divergence was occured but the uptrend bullish power does'nt know will be up to hit cross bearish line or not on timeframe daily chart,in this situation i am usually use fibonacci retrace 50% line wave 123 target to make a decision take profit.And finally i have make a decision through the picture above that bullish reversal momentum will be up to hundreds pips after see Head and Shoulder pattern and expected the last candle chart will be the point of Neckline HEad and Shoulder pattern so the first and second picture above were the execution time to open buy .learn more about Head and Shoulder patternThe head and shoulders pattern is generally regarded as a reversal pattern and it is most often seen in uptrends. It is also most reliable when found in an uptrend as well. Eventually, the market begins to slow down and the forces of supply and demand are generally considered in balance. Sellers come in at the highs (left shoulder) and the downside is probed (beginning neckline.) Buyers soon return to the market and ultimately push through to new highs (head.) However, the new highs are quickly turned back and the downside is tested again (continuing neckline.) Tentative buying re-emerges and the market rallies once more, but fails to take out the previous high. (This last top is considered the right shoulder.) Buying dries up and the market tests the downside yet again. Your trendline for this pattern should be drawn from the beginning neckline to the continuing neckline. (Volume has a greater importance in the head and shoulders pattern in comparison to other patterns. Volume generally follows the price higher on the left shoulder. However, the head is formed on diminished volume indicating the buyers aren't as aggressive as they once were. And on the last rallying attempt-the left shoulder-volume is even lighter than on the head, signaling that the buyers may have exhausted themselves.) New selling comes in and previous buyers get out. The pattern is complete when the market breaks the neckline. (source : http://www.chartpatterns.com/headandshoulders.htm)[...]



today pound signal for another days timer 18.47 (jakarta )

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:35:00 +0000

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Was based on the picture on hope bull will happen when candle or the bar chart finally was formed higher from before and touched the red line ,but psychologically should not be cheated by the pattern chart (see timeframe one hour) like the price yesterday that be the same as today that continued down,maybe the price will down like yesterday or deceit only ???

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Even you have known forex trading in a few days,you can get rich today by using my simple strategy on cable(pound) currencies ,don't believe just see it above when price hit blue line .can you tell what is bullish or bearish mean,it just a name and mean nothing.(timer 20 : 20 jakarta today 31 july )



JULY 30,2008 cable pair prediction

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:38:00 +0000

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The trap was formed in daily chart,according to the public's habit at this time was bearish trend.Daily range movement has been reach out 150 point more, maybe the correction pattern could be created,if it were happened we should use fibonacci pattern 123 elliot wave to solve it.

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Attempt to buy on this situation after fibo 123 line will created.combined with another indicator recommended on blog of mine



How to see future signal prediction ?

Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:26:00 +0000

Signal was coming from the deep analysis of fundamental news and then it would be executed by technical indicator.So that it was difficult for me to give the explanation about signal to the form of certain figure because that was impossible for me,considering market was dynamic not like mathematic.Ok i am directly to the point how to predict future signal analysis.

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Making trap was perfect condition for cable pair for the next couple day,if the bull candlestick daily chart would create comfirm ,the bullish momentum will occured.Just see it occured is my expectation but maybe monday sideway market still have a chance , remind that the related news was a little.



How to gain hundred pips on your trading ???

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:52:00 +0000

I studied forex in a manner of the autodidact method through trial and error system, at that time forex for me was same
with gambling which its contain lose or win .But later that opinion tasted untrue because if forex were a gambling why always lost?.Why another people always won?.Is forex trading a gambling?.

Here some forex trading system to answered it that forex was not a gambling:

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The first picture above show us how to see reversal bullish signal that was began when the Macd indicator period 96,576,9 timeframe 15 minutes show its Value line number more bigger than Signal line number.(source : overdrive trader)

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The second picture above show us how to see the power of bullish strengthen after watching the first picture.The tools are MA 4 (yellow line),MA 13 (red line),and MA 50 (blue line).On timeframe 4 hour we see that MA 4 across MA 13 and will hit MA 50,if crossline between MA 4 and MA 13 will hit MA 50 the power bullish strengthen will occured after waiting RSI indicator upper 50%.(130 pips,my trade last night on july 25 ,2008)



Theory: What To Trade?

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:43:00 +0000

... I can't tell you what to trade as much as the next person, essentially you need to make that decision yourself ... Hi there!Time for another theory article while the markets are quiet, this time on the first question asked by every new trader I see in the chat rooms, "Can someone tell me what to trade?". Now I can't tell you what to trade as much as the next person, essentially you need to make that decision yourself, not rely on others to tell you what to do, but we can look into how some currency pairs behave to give us a hint into what will suit you.There are a multitude of currency pairs out there, pick a countries currency, and there will probably be a broker out there trading it, but what we want to look at is the most commonly traded pairs, or the majors as they are refered to. Below is a list of the major currency pairs most commonly offered:EUR/USD (Euro/US Dollar)GBP/USD (Pound/US Dollar)USD/CHF (US Dollar/Swissy)USD/JPY (US Dollar/ Yen)AUD/USD (Australian Dollar/US Dollar)USD/CAD (US Dollar/Canadian) Now what do you notice is the common theme through them all? Yep the USD, all the majors either have the USD as the base currency or are matched against the USD. You will find the above list will also have the tightest spreads (see Forex 101 for an explanation on spreads) with most brokers, and will have the biggest daily ranges (difference between the daily high and low).So what to trade?, if you are a beginner trader, without a tested and trusted system in place, it would be best to choose a couple of these pairs only. More than 2 or 3 will more than likely confuse the buggery out of you, and the last thing we need is to trade confused (I live my life confused, so I would rather not trade that way ;)).The GBP/USD (known as the "cable") is very popular amongst traders as it tends to have the highest daily range, giving up more pips in it's moves than any other on average. The EUR/USD is also popular as it tends to have the smallest spread with most brokers, why the USD/CHF is another that has some substantial movements.... as you trade you will start to notice the relationship between the different majors ...Quite often which pairs you choose might be to do with when you trade. If you tend to trade the asian session the most, the pairs that include asian or oceania currencies would be a good choice such as the USD/JPY, AUS/USD or even, while not a major, the NZD/USD. Those trading the european session of course might choose teh EUR/USD or the GBP/USD, which just about all the majors are ok to trade during the US session.As you trade you will start to notice the relationship between the different majors, such as how the EUR/USD and GBP/USD tend to mimmick each other, and that if the EUR/USD is going down, then more than likely the USD/CHF is going up. This of course is because they both have the USD as part of their pairing, so if the USD is getting stronger, the EUR/USD will be moving down (Euro getting weaker against a strengthening USD) and the USD/CHF moving up (USD strengthening against the Swissy).The only exceptions to this relationship will be when country specific news is released, such as a good economic meter reading in switzerland might move the USD/CHF but not the GBP/USD and so forth.Whichever you choose, there is money to made and lost just as quickly, so be sure to keep your money management tight and your head clear.Happy trading![...]



Theory: When To Trade?

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:43:00 +0000

The question quite often comes up about when are the best times to trade? Everyone has their own ideas on what they think is the best time to trade, and quite often it depends on what type of system you are using. If you run a system that looks for trends, the best time for you would be different for a system looking for breakouts.Rather than get into all that however (again just google "best forex trading times" for plenty of info on that) let's look at the best times to trade based on your experience instead.A beginner, I would think, would be someone new to the forex markets, someone who has yet to fully develop their trading system, or, if they have, find it hard to maintain the discipline to stick to it no matter what. Some things that might identify a beginner trade could be:Unaware of stop lossesUnsure of trend identificationLooking at one timeframe only (probably the 5M or 15M)Quick to jump into a trade, slow to get outHazy on when to exit a profitable trade Please don't think I am talking down to anyone, as some of the above applies to us all at times but these are things that I see encapsulate beginnner traders.With those points in mind, the safest trading time would be one where:The chances of big losses are lowYou have time to think you trades throughThere are some defineable trends to help you out in getting on the right side of the tradeSharp, quick movements in the opposite direction to your trade aren't common The markets can move so quickly, and any trade placed without a stop loss, is open to a sharp reversal and a big loss. Head out for a cup of tea, come back and your +10 could now be -50 by the time the kettle has boiled.So when is the best time to trade based on the above? Well lets look it another way, what are the times where the above points are not met. My opinion? The opening of the different markets! There are three major markets to look out for, the Asian market, the European market and the US market. The opening and closing of these markets are often the most volatile, with sharp movements up and down with no apparent order quite often seen and many a beginner trader crying foul over a sharp reversal on their trade they have just been watching for the last hour.Look at the above chart, this is a 15M chart from late last week of the EUR/USD. I have highlighted two areas, which is the opening of the European and US markets. Notice, how just before the opening of the price was slowly trending in one direction, but then, as the respective markets opened a sharp reversal sprung up in the opposite direction, taking with it many peoples profits I am sure, and spoiling many a traders tea. You find this espectially on the opening of Europe.The best times for quiet, trending activity tends to be in the middle third of the trading sessions, the middle of the Asian session is a less volatile time, but can be too quiet for some. Approaching the opening of the European sessions, activity tends to pick up, but remember, be careful come opening time. I prefer the mid European session, but rarely get to trade it due to the time differences here in Australia, the mid US session can also be good but usually I am so buggered by that time, my decision making is shocking.So pick what you prefer, if you are in it for a fast buck and don't care about making it a possible career, then opening and closing times can be right up your ally, but if you want to test out a system you are developing, look at the mid session times that suit you. Remember though news releases and data can effect everything, so always keep an eye out on the new[...]



Theory: When to Exit

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:42:00 +0000

...you actually make bugger all money if you can't execute and exit as precisely as you entered...Hi all,Welcome to another article, this time on when to exit a trade. When beginner traders start looking for that magic "make me a bucket load of cash" trading system, quite often the last thing thought about is their exit strategy. Usually the first and most important thing on a traders mind is when to enter a market, forgetting that you actually make bugger all money if you can't execute and exit as precisely as you entered.There are three main scenarios that a trader will find themselves thinking of their exit:A trade has moved as expected and they are in profitA trade has moved opposite to what they expected, and they are in lossA trade is dancing around the neutral zone of their trade At first glance, you would think the easiest scenario of the three to exit under is number 1, i.e. when you are in profit, after all you are "cashing in" so how hard can it be. In fact, in reality all three can be as hard as each other. The reason?, like most things with trading, it comes to emotion. Below I have added the underlying emotions that might stop you closing a trade under these three scenarios:A trade has moved as expected and they are in profit (GREED)A trade has moved opposite to what they expected, and they are in loss (OPTIMISM)A trade and dancing around the neutral zone of the trade (FEAR) Let's look at them one by one.Cannot close a profitable trade (Greed)Everyone fights greed every day in life, always "wanting" rather than sticking to what you actually "need". It is part of a materialistic modern day culture that most of us are subject to. Trading is no different, and it is usually greed that can turn a nice logical, well planned and profitable trade into a losing one. When this happens, a trader reacts two ways, one, they are distraught at themselves for letting it all get away, or two, they tell themselves "well I was right with my prediction, the market just had it in for me".Think of this, you set up a trade, monitor the setup closely, wait for the exact time to enter a trade, calculate your stop loss, your order is hit and you are in the trade. The price action moves beautifully, moving quickly towards your scantily thought about target (if you set one), and the sense of delight sends your brain into overdrive, working out the profits, imagining the ferrari soon to be in the drive-way, wondering if 2000 pips has ever been done in one day. This is when you know you are in some trouble, this is when greed has started to set in, you remove your profit target thinking "let's see how long this goes", you don't move your stop loss, cause you don't even contemplate that it might reverse, and you "go for the ride".A common saying is "cut your losses, and let your profits run" (or something like that ;)), and it is a very good theory that should be followed. However, how do you ride your profits, without risking a reversal that you will undoubtedly put down to "a correction that will soon move back my way".Personally I look at it this way:Move your stop loss to break even or better as soon as is logically possible without risking being whipsawed out, that will ensure you will not lose money on the trade, ease the stress, and bring peace to the world (ok maybe not that). I take the view of never let a winning trade turn into a losing one so at least lock in 1 pip if it makes you feel better.If the move was stronger that you anticipated, and you had a 20 pip profit target. Remove your profit target, and move your st[...]



Theory: Forex 101

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:41:00 +0000

A bear chased two hikers. One hiker, while being chased, stopped to put on running shoes.As he was changing out of his hiking boots, his companion looked at him in horror and exclaimed, "What in the world are you doing? You'll never outrun the bear if you stop now!"Calmly, the other hiker said, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you." This is a fantastic quote in a small e-book I just read from robbooker.com and describes the forex market wonderfully. You can never beat the market, but you can beat other traders. To help you on that journey, here is an introduction to the very basics of trading Forex.Forex, Foreign Exchange, FX ... whatever name it goes by it can be a daunting thing when you first encounter it. There are so many terms and concepts to understand that without some guidance it can become "all to hard". So in response to the requests I have received, here is a beginners guide to the basic concept of what Forex is.Currency PairA currency pair is a representation of one currency against another. For example one currency pair is the EUR/USD, or the Euro to the US Dollar. If the EUR/USD is listed at 1.2150, you read this as 1 Euro will but 1.2150 US dollars.PipLearn to love this word, because this is what you will be seeking for the rest of your forex career. A pip is the smallest denominator of a particular currency pair, so for the above example, if the EUR/USD moves from 1.2150 to 1.2155 then it has moved up 5 pips.LeverageThis one I'll leave to robbooker.com:Leverage is a simple concept. If you have $10,000 to trade with, your forex broker will let you borrow money from him so that you can trade in larger quantities. They will let you borrow as much as 400 times (400:1) what you put up in a trade. Most brokers allow between 50:1 and 100:1 margin. So, if you put up $1,000, and your broker allows 100:1 margin, then you'll be trading $100,000 worth of currency (instead of $1,000).That's important, because every pip equals a certain dollar amount. When you trade $10,000, each pip movement equals $1. The chart below shows how it goes from there. If you trade 10,000 worth of currency, each movement would be equal to $1. So if you bought at 1.1445 and sold at 1.1545, you would make 100 x $1, or $100. If you trade $100,000, each pip movement would equal $10 and so on.Going Long and ShortNow there is two different ways you can trade on the forex market, and many beginner traders are surprised to learn that you can actually make just as much money when a currencies price moves down as you can when it moves up. Let's start with the most logical movement, when the price moves up.Most people are very familiar with the concept of buying something at a low price and selling it when the price increases. So the concept of buying the EUR/USD at 1.2150 and selling it at 1.2160 for a 10 pip gain should seem logical. This process is called going long.However, you can also do this in reverse! If you think you know that a currencies price is going to go down rather than up, the you can go short. This is just the opposite of the above transaction, selling it first and buying it back later in the hope that the price will go down for you to make a profit.This can be somewhat strange for those hearing this for the first time, but the concept remains the same either way, that being, that you always want to buy something at a low price, and sell it at a higher price than you bought it at. Which order you do it in doesn't matter, just that for a transaction to c[...]



Theory: Fibonacci

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:40:00 +0000

Hey all,First of all, very sorry about the lack of updates the last couple of days, but would you believe TODAY is the due date of baby Akuma, but of course, I would not be writing this if it was on it's way ;). My trading activity has been very low lately, but Ill be sure to post at least the results soon, but instead, I thought I would put together a new theory article for you all, this time about Fibonacci.Fibonacci was named after a mathemetician and trained accountant by the name of Leonardo Pisano in the 1100's (ah yes I remember them well ... those were the days). He came up with, amongst other things, a series of numbers that is now referred to as the Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it. Here is the beginning of it, and of course it goes on to infinity:1, 1 (1+0), 2 (1+1), 3 (2+1), 5 (3+2), 8 (5+3) etc.Pretty simple huh! ... this guy is famous cause of that simplicity though, which gives us all hope ;). Anyhow from these numbers a whole bunch of ratios can be taken from them, now I'm not going to pretend to understand them, but the main ratios, that are reproduced through the world, in nature, buildings, cells, ice cream ... ok not ice cream ... are:0.236, 0.50, 0.382, 0.618 ... There are many more, but these are the main ones to concern us beginner traders, and here is why. Quite often in the liquid markets of Forex, prices respect these levels when they move, meaning, just like Pivot Lines, prices will quite often pause, and more often reverse at these levels. Most charting packages have the ability to add Fibonacci lines to your charts, for example in Metatrader 4 all you do is; if the price was moving down, drag a line from the recent peak, to the most recent bottom and the lines are added for you. Unfortunately Marketiva does not offer them as yet, however here is a chart with them drawn:The blue dotted lines are the fibonacci lines that correspond to the ratio's I was talking about. You can see in the move up, that the 38.2 fibonacci line formed the point for the price to reverse its retracement and continue with the trend (support). Of course, any of these lines could have been the points of reversal, but a reversal at the 38.2 line is a good sign that the trend will continue as the retracement was shallow.The other line that I find most commonly hit is the 61.8 line as shown here:Be a little more wary when such a deep retracement occurs, as it is less likely (although not in the above case) that the previous support will be broken again.So what do you do with this knowledge? Can you trade with fibonacci alone? In my opinion, no as you don't know which line will be the turning point without the aid of other indicators or reading the price action, but they can be an excellent addition to your trading system to confirm other signals. For example if you have a signal from another indicator telling you a reversal is about to happen, and price is hovering at a fibonacci line, this might give you added confidence to place the trade.Happy trading! [...]



Theory: Divergence

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:39:00 +0000

If you have been around Forex chat rooms or forums for any amount of time, one term you would have heard of many times is Divergence. While by no means a fool proof indication, it is a nice thing to store in the back of your already full brain to help you in confirming suspected trend changes.


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Above is a snap shot of the hourly chart of AUD/USD in the week just gone (click on it to see it larger). Divergence is essentially when an indicator is trending in the opposite direction to the price. You can see in the above chart, a trend line clearly shows the price at this time is making a series of lower highs and lower lows, so it is in a clear downtrend.

Below that is an indicator called the Stochastics, with settings of 15, 5, 5. Here you can see that as the price is making lower lows, the indicator is making HIGHER lows, so the price is downtrending, the stochastic indicator is in an uptrend, this is Divergence.

When you see this occur, look out for a sign of a reversal of the current price trend, in this case, it happened when the price broke the trend line as indicated by the orange area. I don't trade this method currently of course, but it something good to know, and something to look out for if you are trying to figure out if the trend will continue.

Best of luck, hope it helps.



Theory: Compounding

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:39:00 +0000

Good afternoon all and I hope you are having a great weekend!It has been a while since posting my last theory article, so let's get back on the bandwagon and talk about the trading and compounding. I think it is most traders dream to be able to escape the rat race, tell your boss where to go (that's if you don't like him/her of course) and let you trading skills lead you on the road to riches. I'm also sure a lot of you would have heard the saying "it takes money to make money" (if I hear it one more time .. arrgg), which to me is kind of deflating, why can't someone with very little money make money? Well pleasingly, for all of you that aren't driving a BMW and spending their weekend on their private yaughts, compounding is most likely a big part of your solution, so let's look at why.The easiest and most used analogy when describing compounding is the good old snowball, which to me, living in "the sunburnt country", is somewhat foreigh so i'll have to draw on the imagination for this one. In trading, compounding is when you add your previous earnings onto your existing account size and adjust your trade size accordingly. Umm ok let me try to explain.Let's look at the two trading scenarios, let's say you have opened a mini account with $1000US, this traditionally would let you trade "mini lots" or lots of 10,000 in size, where each pip would equal $1 US approximately (depending on the pair). If you make five "mini lot" trades on the GBP/USD, with each trade earning you 50 pips, you would have your original $1000 plus 5x$50 ... so $1,250 all up (as well as bragging rights for your 5 straight winners of course). This is just like someone packing a tiny snowball, rolling it down the hill five times, and each time you dusting of any excess snow that acumulated from the previous roll before rolling it again. (can you tell i'm struggling with the whole snow thing).Now let's look at the same trades but include compounding in the scenario. Remember compounding is adding the previous winnings to the account and adjusting your lot size according to some rule. So , from the previous example, after trade 1, our account has gone from $1000 to $1050 (50 pips at $1 each pip). A gain of $50 on a $1000 is a return of 5% of your account, so one compounding strategy would be to increase your lot size by the same amount. Now we are trading lot sizes of 10500 (500 is 5% of 10000), so each pip now equals $1.05. This means trade 2, which returns 50 pips now earns you $52.5 instead of $50, moving your account to $1102.50 instead of $1100. In snowball terms, it is like taking that small snowball rolling it down the hill five times, but each time leaving the excess, and just rolling it right back up there to acumulate even more. (gee im glad that snow thing is over with).... compounding really is a great tool for all those that can't subscribe to "it takes money to make money" ...Now what we really want to know, what does it mean to the road to riches? Well if you can make let's say a 50% annual return on your account (certainly acheivable), this time in around 17-18 years you will be a millionaire, sipping a cocktail on a beach somewhere in the bahamas (unless you live there, in which case that would kind of be pointless ... anyway). If you can make a 100% annual return then somewhere around 10 years you would make your first million, not bad from $1000US. The beauty of us as traders is we are not restricted to compounding annu[...]



Theory: Candlesticks

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:38:00 +0000

Hi all, today I'll have a quick chat on the theory of Japanese Candlesticks. In case you did not realise, there are three main ways to view a trading chart, you can view it as a line chart, a bar chart, or a candlestick chart. Below are what each of these look like:Candlestick's were first introduced in the 1600's, strangely enough to analyze the price of rice contracts. There is no special calculation, they are simply an alternative way of representing current prices. Below is the basic rundown of what a single candlestick looks like, and how it is interpreted.This is a candlestick you would see most often in a downtrend, with the black body being a sign that the closing price finished lower than the opening price.Here you can see labelled the opening, closing, high and low of the particular period that this candle is representing, which could be 5 minutes, 1 hour or 1 day depending on what chart you are looking at.Some charts have candles that represent this scenario coloured in red, either way, the main thing is to remember that usually this type of candle will usually be filled.So that is what a "down" candle looks like, a candle representing the opposite scenario, i.e. when the closing price finishes above the opening price usually is white, or uncoloured and looks like below:You can see that the main difference between this candle and the above candle is that the closing price is above the opening price, indicating that during this period, the price went up during this period.Some charting packages will show this candle as a green candle, some as white, or some with no colour at all, just an outline. If you set the colour scheme yourself, just recognise that you need to make this candle different to the above candle so you can distinguish the difference.Now if I was to run through every type of candle that existed in the theory of candlestick charts, I would more than likely get cramp and brain freeze, and not finish this article. So instead, I will run through some basic deduction you can take from interpreting a few different types of candles.Have a look at this candle (called an inverse hammer), you can see the main difference between this candle and the basic candle I showed you above is the lack of a thin line below body (the thicker white area) of the candle. So what does this mean? The thin lines are refered to as "wicks" or "shadows", and represent when prices move up or down, but are then dragged back.How to read this candle? Well here the price closed well above it's opening price, there was a push for higher prices as represented by the upper wick, which was pulled back slightly. Depending on the market, you may read this as a sign that price will continue with the upward push, as the price didn't retract too far, and there was no real push for lower prices.Ok here is another (called a hammer), the inverse of the previous candle, here you can see the closing price was lower than the opening price, hence the black body of the candle. It has a medium length wick also, which again is a sign that there was a move to push the prices lower. You make this candle to be a sign of strength in a down move, or a sign of a reversal, or pause in an uptrend.To me the wicks are just as important as the bodies of candles, and should be taken into as much consideration as the colour and length of the body. Now there are a bucket load of different candle types as I mention earlie[...]