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What Can We Learn About Forex Trading From Crocodiles?

September 29th, 2014

It might sound funny to some, but we must have all heard several references from the animal world whenever talking about trading and finance in general. Bulls and Bears, Wolf of Wall Street, Loan Shark etc. are famous and popularized references made for the world of finance and trading.  Joining new in the list of
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Choosing the Best Platform to Learn Forex Trading

July 24th, 2014

Foreign exchange trading is an exciting and challenging way to make money. Having the best tools at your disposal is critical. It’s important to select the best forex trading platform to make trading simpler, more efficient and more profitable. The ideal platform will include trading tools and education to help you learn to be a
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Forex News, A Non-Technical Aspect of Trading Strategy

July 3rd, 2014

The current market scenario has leading expert strategy advisors. However, the forex news trading is considered to be the least popular format, according to the technical aspects. There are forex robots, who analyze their genre of profit, by calculating the past prices in order to analyze the future currency position. There are beliefs of the
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Top 10 Global Events in the Cryptocurrency Market

June 9th, 2014

There are a wide range of different news events that are starting to draw in attention from many within the Bitcoin community. Some people will be watching to see whether these changes may prove to be a positive development for the cryptocurrency. It could actually presage some of the major changes that are going underway
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7 Rookie Forex Trading Mistakes

February 19th, 2014

Forex trading is one of the most challenging ventures a person could probably undertake in their life. Going to the gym and building muscle won’t help you, nor will going to university and getting a fancy degree. This job requires psychological features of strength, which most new traders do not have, and sadly may never
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Pros and Cons of FOREX Arbitrage

April 23rd, 2013

Using triangular or transitivity arbitrage strategies on the FOREX market has one very salient advantage: predetermined profits can be realized if the trades execute smoothly. Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this strategy are numerous: Higher transaction costs. The trader must pay the bid-ask spreads on three separate trades. Higher margin requirements. Roughly three times the margin
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What is Arbitrage in FOREX?

April 23rd, 2013

Arbitrage, especially triangulation methods, is a perfect candidate for computer analysis and execution; it requires both deep and lightning-fast calculation. In general, arbitrage is the purchase or sale of any financial instrument and simultaneous taking of an equal and opposite position in a related market for the purpose of taking advantage of small price differentials
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Grid and Pac Man Programs

April 23rd, 2013

Another interesting and less esoteric direction in FOREX automated trading are grid and Pac Man programs. Between the resurgence of artificial intelligence at one end and the continued frenzy of HF and UHF trading at the other end, a new trading paradigm is emerging. Grid systems trade both sides of a market, scaling in-and-out of
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The Trend Machine

April 23rd, 2013

There is, however, exciting and promising research using nonlinear methods and modeling techniques culled from the sciences of complexity and artificial life (A-life). The underlying hypothesis is this: While the basic input data of the marketsâ

Into the Future of FOREX

April 23rd, 2013

Although it has lost some luster in this century, application of artificial intelligence (AI) methods has been seen in the FOREX arena. The three primary approaches are: expert systems, neural networks, and genetic algorithms. I developed an expert system-neural network hybrid in the early 1980s, Jonathan’s Wave, and used it successfully in the futures markets
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High-Frequency and Ultra-High-Frequency Trading

April 23rd, 2013

I anticipated this in an article I wrote some years ago, “A Bust to the Markets” (Currency Codex, 1996): It will be most interesting to see how HFT and UHFT develop in the future. It should be said that at least in the short term, they do add liquidity to the market, which is, of
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Cloud Computing in FOREX Trading

April 23rd, 2013

Cloud computing is all the rage today. It is not as new as the marketing people would like us to believe, of course. Application service providers (ASPs) were cloud vendors 10 years ago. But cloud does sound more exciting and the available storage media and space and bandwidth has aided its expansion greatly. FOREX traders
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Automated Trading, Agents, and BOTS

April 23rd, 2013

An expert advisor may be manually traded — the trader waits for the signal and then executes the order manually, or, more commonly, automatically traded — the expert advisor executes the trade as it occurs. Computers do not get tired or hungry. They can make money for you 24 hours a day — if the
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Do Expert Advisors Work in FOREX?

April 23rd, 2013

Expert advisors are combinations of indicators with a small rule set for determining specific buy and sell signals. They have become popular in the past two or three years. Some EAs can be quite complex and sophisticated. Others may be simpler: “Buy only when the 3-unit moving average is above the 10-unit moving average and
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Advantages of Computers in FOREX Technical Analysis

April 23rd, 2013

Technical analysis is the preferred trading method for many traders, big and small, institutional and individual. See Technical Analysis, for a summary of technical analysis ideas. Computers are an obvious aid to doing technical analysis studies, both for finding new methods and testing old ones. A computer can help in two areas. Complicated ideas and
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Research and Resources

April 23rd, 2013

Compile a list of your own of at least five prospective money managers who have some level of appeal to you. Perhaps it is their longevity that attracts, their trading method appeals to you, or their track record agrees with your risk-reward sweet spot. Then evaluate performance. Finally, of those who make your short list,
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Peter Panholzer-DynexCorp

April 23rd, 2013

Mr. Panholzer is featured here for several reasons: I have known him for over 30 years; he represents a FOREX manager with a balanced trading methodology who has performed well for many years maximizing returns while minimizing risks; his website is a good paradigm for the kind and depth of information a money manager should
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High Performing FOREX Managers

April 23rd, 2013

Note: Inclusion of any manager herein is not to be considered a recommendation. Here is a list of FOREX money managers who are getting good reviews at this time. Remember, in the currency markets, the music changes often and quickly. The tango dancers do not look so good when a slow ballad begins to play.
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FOREX Manager Costs and Fees

April 23rd, 2013

Two types of costs are associated with a managed FOREX account: those incurred in the process of the manager making trades on your behalf and those incurred by the manager. Transaction Costs Your manager will have selected a broker-dealer with whom to do business. Prima facie, if the manager is happy with them, so should
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How to Pick the Right FOREX Manager: The Due Diligence Process

April 23rd, 2013

Now that you have defined your own requirements and considered them vis-í -vis performance by analyzing the FOREX manager’s track record, it is time to do a due diligence review of the managers who remain on your list. Tip: Unregistered is not always a bad word. Some very reputable U.S. brokers decided to go unregistered
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