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Get A Basic Forex Education Before You Start Trading

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Understanding Forex

Forex can be very intriquing. To the uninitiated, it can be very complicating. Foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX), is all about money. Money from all over the world is bought, sold and traded. On the Forex market, anyone can buy and sell currency and with possibly come out ahead in the end. When dealing with the foreign currency exchange, it is possible to buy the currency of one country, sell it and make a profit. For example, a trader might buy a Japanese yen when the yen to dollar ratio increases, then sell the yens and buy back American dollars for a profit.

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5 Important Strategies in Forex Trading

Monday, August 7th, 2006

When trading in Forex market, it is important to work out winning strategies beforehand if at all possible. Making decisions regarding your forex trading and developing a strategy can be seen as your foundation. With your strategy you will optimize your risk with respect to the expected reward, or put the odds in your favor. Trading strategies should be disciplined and limit risk, while placing you at the most favorable advantage in the market. One strategy is the simple moving away average, which is based on a technical study over twelve periods, with each period fifteen minutes in length. This is a good example of a trading decision that is arrived at through strategy.

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Relative Strength Index and Its Failure-Swing Points

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

J. Willes Wilder Jr. explains the relative strength index (RSI) in great detail in his book, “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems“. Over the years, chartists and technicians alike have written volumes about the RSI, which has been categorized as an overbought/oversold indicator. In this article I am going to follow the writing of Wilder and his theory of RSI as it applies to a high-profile issue in both the United States and Canada.

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What You Need To Know About Brokerage

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Before investment, one of the most important decisions you will make is how you will invest your money. This is because taking the wrong investments can easily wipe out your bank account, and in some cases, could even leave you in debt.

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Online Brokerages

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

For investor, it is now easier to invest because almost all transactions can be made online in recent years. Given the ease that online transactions bring, more and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon to provide products and services over the Internet. In keeping with the times, securities exchanges have also taken the necessary steps to provide online or web trading services to investors. This has made it possible for more people to invest in stock markets as information on these types of investment are also provided together with the web trading service.

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How to Read a Chart & Act Effectively

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Introduction

Here ia an article that uses simple understandable language to tell you, how to choose the right charts, read them correctly, and act effectively in the market from what you see on them. Probably most of you have taken a course or studied the use of charts in the past. This should add to that knowledge.

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Fundamentals of Short-Term Trading

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Part I

In this article, I will describe patterns of price behavior on an intraday basis and their implications for trading. I believe that an adequate consideration of how price changes actually occur during the day will challenge traditional methods of trading and open the door to new ways of viewing and analyzing the markets.

The Challenge of Stationarity
I’d like to begin this article with a set of descriptive data on the ES market, the main market that I trade. For purposes of convenience, I looked at the market between October 9th, 2003 and January 16th, 2004, which gave me 68 full days of data. I broke down each trading morning (9:30 ET – 12:00 ET) into half-hour segments to see how each segment compares to the ones around it. Below is a table of the average range and standard deviation (in ES points) for each 30 minute period in the morning.

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A Foreign Exchange (FOREX) Trading Primer

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

The largest traded “market” in the world is not the U.S., Japanese or European stock markets. It’s the foreign exchange market. It’s called Forex for short, or also called the cash currency market. Speculators can and do trade this huge market, in which nearly 2 trillion dollars (and other currencies) can change hands every day.

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When to Stop Trading

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Part I

Much of the advice given to traders concerns either what to buy or sell or when to buy or sell. This makes sense, as it is doubtful that brokerage houses and advisory services could make much of a living by telling traders not to trade. My experience with professional traders, however, suggests to me that they frequently wrestle with the question of when to stop trading. This question typically emerges in two contexts:

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Technical indicators Tutorial

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Price is the primary tool of technical analysis because it reflects every factor affecting the value of a market. However, price doesn’t produce just trend lines and basic chart patterns. Analysts have expanded their research far beyond those basic elements to develop a number of technical indicators that provide more insight into price action than what you see on the surface. You may be able to see that a market is “extended” (overbought or oversold) just by looking at a bar chart, but an indicator can put a number to it and confirm your thinking.

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