By admin | January 26, 2009 - 10:55 am - Posted in Articles

Some investors love the stock market. They live and breathe equities: the excitement, the passion, the devastation of loss, the victory. Some like the options and futures markets, feeling it takes more skill than equities. And, there are some that prefer the global aspects of the FOREX.

But no matter what you prefer, you come across again and again the problem of whether you should trade with the trend, or trade for range. The impact of which method is chosen affects your chance of success, and, the reason we’re all here, your wallet (or purse as the case may be).

But those dealing in the FOREX have a unique advantage in that the market responds well to both styles of trading. So, what exactly is trading trend and range? Let’s take a look.

Following the crowd

Put simply, a trend is the direction a market, or the price of a single asset, takes. Trends vary from short, to long, to longer and to even longer or shorter.

There are trend identifiers that can tell you which way the wind is blowing. The simplest, and probably the best, method is to look at the higher lows in an uptrend and the lower highs when the market or asset is in a downtrend. There are other methods of course. For example, some investors like to define a trend as “a deviation from a range as indicated by the Bollinger Band.” What’s a Bollinger Band, you ask? It’s a band plotted two standard deviations away from a simple moving average.

But in the end, it doesn’t matter how you define it or look at it because the goal is the same: to make money by buying in on a trend early and holding on until the trend gives out and starts slowing. Most traders use tight stop trade orders (an order to buy or sell a security when its price surpasses a certain point), to limit their risk.

This method of trend trading can have huge payoffs. Leverage in the FOREX, because of its size and 24 hour trading, is typically 100:1, meaning that you only need to put down $1 of margin to get $100 worth of currency control. Given that the stock market is 2:1 and the futures market which is usually 25:1, you can see why you can make a huge amount of money with trend trading in the FOREX.

The Long Term

But trend trading isn’t for everybody. It takes discipline, with many traders meeting 20 or even 30 stop calls before they can catch a trend. If you get emotional about it and try to fight the market, you could lose your shirt.

That’s where range trading comes in. The range trader doesn’t care about direction. He trades knowing that no matter where the currency goes, it will come back to where it started. Range trading is based on the theory that prices will trade at the same levels many times, and the range trader will be there to gather up those profits from the oscillations in price.

But range trading isn’t free and clear either. A range trader will have to have a lot of money they are willing to risk to put the practice into play successfully. But, with more money (in the case of the FOREX, more leverage), there’s more chance of the trader’s enemy (i.e. emotion) coming into play. Positions can go against you many times in a row before you get a profit, and many traders just don’t have the stomach to watch their hard earned cash dwindling while they hang on to the idea of profits in the future. Also, if you’re not careful, with more than a few losses in a row you could trigger a margin call before you’ve had a chance for the currency to produce profits for you.

But, don’t despair. Many FOREX dealers have come up with a solution: they allow you to trade in mini-lots. By trading in mini-lots you can withstand many more drawdowns before triggering a stop order. This allows you to withstand more losses in a row before a margin call is issued.

One or the Other

Regardless of which method the trader chooses, the FOREX market is ready and able for both. As long as the trader remains disciplined and realizes that there will be some losses no matter what they do, they will improve their chances of fattening their bank accounts.

Kevin Davis has been investing online for 10 years and just recently started looking into expanding his investments into the FOREX market. To learn more about Kevin, visit his blog at

If you are one of the many who have just started taking interest in the potential monetary returns of trading in the FOREX market, then the first thing before you do anything else is to learn about how to successfully trade FOREX on autopilot.

Sure, you can try doing it using a very hands-on approach but that would set you back instead of taking you further.

Many traders use autopilot systems that basically does all the trading for them, day in and day out. So you can go do what you want or need to do and not worry about not making any money at all. However, don’t think that just because you have this autopilot system you can forget about learning the basics of trading FOREX.

That is a big no, no. You would still need to learn and understand how the market ebbs and flows. Why? That’s because it’s one, if not, the only way to be truly successful in trading currencies in the FOREX market. Of course there are plenty of reliable autopilot systems like the Forex Tracer and the Forex Funnel which are both effective and efficient in searching for the best possible trades.

After learning the basics of Forex trading, another thing you should consider is to get more information as well as to familiarize yourself with the numerous techniques and strategies used in trading and you can do that through getting into “clubs” such as Forex Brotherhood that would provide you with all the information you need.

The best part about these clubs is that you get information from the best of the best in the industry so you are guaranteed that whatever strategy or technique you will learn has been tried and tested.

I personally started out with this remarkable and easy to use automated trading software named Forex-Brotherhood. And amazingly, it made my work so simpler and make my Forex trading so hassle free that now I Literally earn money on auto pilot after 1-2 months of set up. You can Check this and some other great software and it reviews –

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By admin | January 20, 2009 - 8:31 am - Posted in Articles

Everyone is becoming curious about Forex trading. It can earn you a lot of cash, but it can also cause you to lose loads of money. It is a high risk market, but with automated Forex trading systems and a few basics, you can become a profitable trader. There are five important aspects of Forex trading; knowledge, budget, broker, discipline, and tools.

Knowledge: Before beginning to Forex trade you have to know what you are doing. No one jumps in a lake without first learning to swim unless they are suicidal. Take the time to learn the language and different strategies, and practice before investing thousands.

Budget: You cannot trade with little or no money. You need to know how much you can afford to lose before deciding how much to invest. Regular accounts cost a lot of money to open, but there are smaller accounts such as mini and micros that allow you to trade at a much lower lever. Some automated Forex trading programs can get you started for as little as $500.

Broker: A broker for Forex trading is the middle man between the trader and the currency market. They complete requested transactions for the buyer or seller. In order to trade, you must have a foreign currency broker registered with the Futures Commission Merchant. These brokers are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and are typically associated with a large bank.

Discipline: You have to set limits and be prepared to stick to them. You can get in deep fast without set limits. Automatic Forex trading allows you to program in your stops, decreasing human emotion and error. When emotion becomes involved with any gamble, forex trading included, bad things can happen. You also need confidence to pull off risky trades, hesitating will often result in a loss.

Tools: You have to have the right help to trade correctly and make a profit. No Forex trading software is foolproof. They are not guarantees to making money, they are tools! Never-the-less Automated Forex trading has many benefits that will favorably increase your chances of making money and is well worth looking into.

Don’t hesitate to research forex trading online or ask for help understanding terms, forex trading strategies, or quotes. The more you know before you begin, the better off you will be.

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By admin | December 18, 2008 - 6:16 pm - Posted in Articles

titleCurrency Trading Strategy – How To Use The Fib 127 For Consistent Profits/titlepA solid currency trading strategy consists of entering a trade at the right place, having a stop that is properly calculated, and setting a reasonable profit target level that works time after time after time./ppMany newer traders set too ambitious profit targets expecting the trade to be the big one and hoping it will help offset the losses they have accumulated./ppHowever, a far more effective currency trading strategy is to set a reasonable profit target each time, not expecting the home run, and being satisfied with smaller profits which on a consistent basis will build the equity in the account surprisingly quickly once the compounding action kicks in./ppHere is where the Fibonacci tool comes in./ppThis article assumes a trader knows how to use the Fibonacci tool which comes as a standard technical analysis tool on most charting software packages./ppWhile the key retracement levels are 38, 50, 62 and 70 percent, two extension levels are commonly used – 1.27 and 1.62 percent./ppbThe Importance Of Fib 127/b/ppIt is the 1.27 level we are interested in./ppWhy?/ppBecause price regularly gets to the 1.27 level, or at least within a few pips of it. Price also gets to the 1.62 level fairly often but not nearly as often as the 1.27 level./ppSo if you are trading with the trend, always a safe currency trading strategy, and price has pulled back to the 50 or 62 retracement levels, there is a very reasonable chance price will reach the 1.27 target./ppIf price pulls back to the 79 retracement level it may not go so far. If you trade from that retracement, you will want to take the first profit at the end of the swing as price may not extend beyond that point to the 1.27 or 1.62 level./ppSome traders just focus on this currency trading strategy when going with the trend:/ppul liIn at the Fib 50 retracement/li liOut at the Fib 127 extension/li/ul/ppbWhy is this such a sound currency trading strategy?/b/ppBecause the Fib 38 retracement level does not offer such a good risk reward ratio many times. There is always the risk price will pull back further and take out your stop./ppOn the other hand, price frequently fails to reach the 62 or 79 retracement levels so the trader is left on the sidelines as the trade fails to get filled./ppThe 50 level is frequently reached so the trader has a good chance of getting his order filled./ppOn the other hand, the 127 extension is not too ambitious. In at 50 and out at 127 will often net a profit of somewhere between 25 and 40 pips. With a 20 to 25 pip stop the risk reward ratio is satisfactory./ppbHow To Use Fib 127/b/ppHere are some other factors to consider when using the Fib 127 extension:/ppLook to see if this level coincides with other factors such as/pliA previous key level of support or resistance on the higher time frames such as 1 hour, 4 hour, daily, or even weekly./liliThe 200 EMA (Exponential Moving Average) on the 1 hour or 4 hour. This often provides quite a strong level of support and resistance./liliA pivot point (Central Pivot Point, R1, R2, S1, S2, or M1-4 levels ) calculated from the previous days High, Low and Close./libr/ulpEven when targeting the Fib 127 as the profit taking point, it is wise to trim a couple of pips of the limit order. So often price will nearly reach Fib 127 and pull back./ppYes it might go on to touch it later but in the meantime price retraces and you have to have the mental stamina to be able to handle that./ppMany traders would rather just take a slightly smaller profit and save themselves one or two hours of price consolidation with the risk they may lose the profit altogether./ppA solid currency trading strategy develops over time. A key ingredient is not being too ambitious. The Fib 127 extension level is a reasonable profit target you can use regularly to extract your wages from the Forex market!/ppbFor a free Fibonacci calculator, pivot point calculator, and the best free economic calendars click here:/b/ppa target=_new href=http://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/tools.htmlhttp://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/tools.html/a/ppbFor a free candle chart pattern recognition reference tool click here:/b/ppa target=_new href=http://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/Candle-Chart-Patternshttp://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/Candle-Chart-Patterns/a/ppbSee how to use trendlines to get an optimum trade entry point:/b/ppa target=_new href=http://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/trendline.htmlhttp://www.vitalstop.com/Forex/trendline.html/a/pbrbr

By admin | December 16, 2008 - 3:15 am - Posted in Articles

Pick Up Forex Trading Now!

The name Forex, come from Foreign Exchange Market, which also referred as “Forex” or “FX” in short. Basically it involves a pair of currency. Meaning you buy a currency in exchange to another country currency.

For example if you visit Hong Kong from US. What would you do? Go to the money changer, use your US dollar to exchange for Hong Kong dollar right? By doing so you are actually selling your US dollar and buying Hong Kong dollar so that you can spend in Hong Kong. So if you return to US, you too will exchange your Hong Kong dollar to US dollar. Now you are buying back US dollar and selling your Hong Kong dollar. By now I hope you get the idea of basic currency trading.

So why trade Forex, you may ask? Well Forex is a 24 hours market and it is one of the largest markets in the world in term of daily volume. It trade volume range from 1 to 3 trillion USD every day. This is 6 to 8 times higher than the volume of the stock market in the world. It provides a lot of liquidity in the market. The large volume of participants also reduces opportunities for insider trading. To put thing to simple, there has NEVER been a case of complete currency collapse in a developed country.

For Forex trading is there is no restriction of short selling. Meaning you can buy (Long) or sell (Short). This mean you can easily trade in a rising or falling market.

Another great advantage of Forex Trading is leverage. Typically leverage increases your buying power. With this you are able to increase your total return on investment with less cash outlay. Of course increasing leverage increase risk too. However if you know how to manage your risk, this should not be a problem. Example if you have only $1000 dollar cash in a forex margin account, and a 200: 1 leverage, you can trade up to $200,000 in notional value.

Here is only some of the basic information on Forex Trading. To pick up forex trading, you may search more information in the internet or buy some books on Forex to read. Understand the basic foundation of Forex is a must!

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By admin | December 15, 2008 - 3:05 am - Posted in Articles

The forex or Foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. Its existence is due to the need for trade of one currency for another. The forex has a twenty-four trading day (except on weekends) and a large variety of traders to meet the supply and demand of the market. Many large banks, multinational companies, governments and other financial markets utilize the forex, due to its use of leverage and low margins. Although, fiscal and exchange rates can affect the foreign exchange, as other markets, the forex remains strong.

Currencies traded against one another and each pair of currencies constitutes an individual product. Every currency on the foreign exchange utilizes an ISO 4217 international three -letter code with which the price of the unit expressed. The pairs of currencies separated into two groupings: base and counter to determine the worth of currencies. The first currency in the pair called the base and considered the stronger currency. The second currency named the counter currency is the weakest of the pair. In the forex market, what affects one of the currencies affects the other in the pair. Also known as currency correlation, this is what keeps trading strong and the value of the currencies to change.

The foreign exchange market has longer hours for trade and only slows down for weekends. This allows active traders on the forex to choose the times they want to trade. Commodity trading is done at all times of the day and they extend hours for US trades. Transaction costs for trading on the Forex market is the different between the buy and sell price of each currency pair and there are no brokerage fees. There are transaction costs incurred with both the stock and commodity market.

With the large variety of traders, utilizing the forex completion is fierce and the traders have many obstacles to overcome to become successful in the foreign exchange. The traders need to be fluent on the market standards and up and downs. Know the art of buying and selling commodities on the exchange will make or break a forex broker. Anyone can open a Forex trading account for $300.00 and start trading, but be sure this is a well thought out decision. After all, the financial trading markets can be very tricky.

Many large financial institutions, multi-national companies and other exchanges utilize the many advantages of the Foreign exchange market. The use of leverage is dependent on your account size and some have been shut out of trading due to leverage. The commodities trades in the foreign exchange are the most affected by leverage and can be very risky.

The forex is a vital part of international trade and an integral part of US relations with other countries. The world would be in a state of confusion without the Foreign exchange.

By admin | December 10, 2008 - 8:10 am - Posted in Articles

You be amazed how foreign exchange market has grown so much in last 8 years and has grown into a big business; that a new currency trader has the potential to make a profit, in a short amount of time. You see that new traders don’t know that ninety percent of traders lose money. Only ten percent succeed and make it, so follow these steps to become a pro in forex.

1. The area you should look into is finding the right broker that has a good trading platform with a demo account when you could practice and get better with your trades.

2. You must have a strategy and stop guessing what’s going to happen in the market, to succeed in forex you need a plan. The successful forex traders are the ones that have a plan every day and they succeed.

3. Also study news events a change in any news announcement could affect that particularly currency. Just make should you don’t make any silly decisions that you might regret in the long run, remember your trading plan follow it.

4. Another tip that I can give you is to get a software program in order to learn how to analyze the forex market. There is a lot of software that is available out there to help you do this, learning this could be a great experience. Just make sure you choose one that is legitimate and doesn’t make crazy testimonial.

There is one more area I like to discuss controlling your emotion with this market is very important and you need to analyze that with every trade that you make, their will times that your mind won’t let trade in the market so my advice is to take a break. There are many trades ahead you, and you will win when you have your mind in right time.

Anyone can learn to trade currencies most fail in the beginning you need to learn from your failures because with the right education you will succeed with forex.

These are some tips to help you learn how to trade forex.

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By admin | December 9, 2008 - 8:41 pm - Posted in Articles

The Internet has brought a lot of changes in the way that we live our lives and our conduct our personal business. We can shop, date, and bank online. You can do just about anything online.

We can even trade stocks, forex, bonds, futures to name a few online. Traders love having the convenience of being able to look at their accounts whenever they see fit, and brokers also like having the choice to take orders over the net as opposed to the phone.

When you are new to investing it is an advantage to have the ability to speak with a broker. You are able to ask questions face to face and have any fears taken care off. Online stock trading can be very risky when you don’t have the correct information. If this is the case, make sure that you learn as much as you can about trading stocks before you start trading online.

Most brokerage houses now offer online trading to their clientele. Because doing business can cut down operating costs a great thing about trading online is that fees and commissions can be much lower. Online trading is great but like anything there are some disadvantages.

When it comes to choosing an online broker or brokerage firm go with years of establishment as well as feedback from other clients. You won’t find one that has been in business online for many years of course because online trading is just in its infancy, but you can find a company that has been in business that long and now offers online trading.

Working on the internet means relying on a machine and like all other machines break downs can happen. In trading if this is at the most inopportune time it could cause losses for you. You won’t always have the ability to get online to make a trade. You need to be sure that you can call and speak with a broker if this is the case using the online broker. This is truth for both advanced traders or beginners.

Online trading is a fantastic opportunity, convenient and can be highly profitable but it isn’t for everyone. Think carefully before you trade online and make sure that you really know what you are doing. Do your research and homework and you will do very well.

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By admin | December 8, 2008 - 9:37 pm - Posted in Articles

So, while these steps are applicable to online training for foreign currency trading in the forex market in my case, if you think about it while you read this, it could easily be the same principles that you need to apply to become a professional currency trader in the trading futures markets, or trading options market.

Lets not waste time here is step: 1) Start trying to save your money today not tomorrow or next month.

To trade in the big league or you need a bankroll to play with, and one that is capable to withstand the ups and downs that are a natural part in the trading currency markets. For me, I know this is a problem for most people, but you need to just get an organized budget together. Then stick to it, and if you want it bad enough then it will start to add up to where you need to be in the online currency trading.

So you say “How much money will you need?” Unfortunately I can not be the one to answer that because it will depend on the trading strategy that you chose to implicate, and the amount of leverage that you need to plan on trading with in the course of a day. Also the amount of money that you can take out in profits, is just simply what is extra from what you need in the course of day trading. Though you should not count on having a bare minimum for you currency exchange balance, it you leave a little more in each day then you may be able to start to take more risk. And if you understand that risk means that you have a chance to make a lot of more money, then your on the right track. But I can say, that I see plans from $1000 to a years salary.

The Next Step: 2) Get online training for foreign currency trading.

Common sense will tell you that you need to get training in you subject before you go about risking you money. So with that said, there is plenty of free information to get your self started. With the free information you can get yourself familiar with the terms that they use in the currency trading market, with terms like “fx” meaning forex, or “cdf” meaning, channel definition format. If you just learned something with the last sentence then you know what I mean, because this is also free information that you are reading.

But when that is not enough there is many programs out today, mostly when you register for a trading platform then they will provide you with what you need to get informed in you field of currency trading. The part of the education process that I really am talking about here is necessary, and that is coming up with a good trading strategy that you are personally comfortable with currency exchange rates and among other things, as well as being financially sound with the money management strategy to ensure the long-term viability of your trading strategy plan.

Then the next step:

3) Which can also be simultaneously done with the last step. This is to sign up with demo trading account from a larger online trading broker. Then you can start practicing with your new found trading strategy, while not losing all you money to start, because the demo account uses play money and not real money. At your regular job or, if you have some free time and internet access at your work place, then maybe you can start to get a feel for how a normal day is while practicing trading.

So on to step 4: If you are then already making money trading on “paper,” so to say, and are comfortable with your trading strategy plan, then you need to go ahead and get started having fun with fx trading for real only on a part-time basis. Don’t include all apples in one basket just yet. You need to start out slowly and gain a decent comfort level. Then as your confidence builds up and you have learn from a couple mistakes, then you can start to move money from your savings to increase your bankroll.

Lastly step 5: When you can estimate that your average gains/loses from real trading, from following step 4, are at a level where and when you are comfortable, to say if you were to trade full-time using your present bankroll, you would be making enough profits that slightly go over and exceed your current employment salary, then and only then you are ready to quit your job for once and all, and trade full-time.

Remember, you want your currency trading profits to go over and exceed your present job salary. This will give you the opportunity to maintain a decent current financial level. Also at the same time you can then live with minimal stress in you life and continue to increase your trading bankroll, which will enable you to make more money as the size of your available funds grows sizable larger.

Lastly it is important to have patience with yourself and your online training for , at each of the steps mentioned above. Mostly the seasoned traders will tell you to maintain emotional equanimity and understand that fear and greed are a traders weakness. If you can keep these strong emotions under control and keep you head straight, the discipline in establishing the while following steps, then you can look forward to making it as a everyday professional trader.

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By admin | December 7, 2008 - 10:39 pm - Posted in Articles

Are you new to forex trading or are you someone who is familiar with it and considers themselves an expert? Whatever level you consider yourself to be you should know that you could be taking a lot of stress out of forex trading and still make more money then you currently are. Sound to good to be true well if you keep reading I will tell you why it isn’t.

Have you ever heard of an “expert advisor”? An expert advisor is basically a robot which is loaded into your MetaTrader 4 forex trading software. If you search Google or your favorite search engine you would see a lot of results that come up, but they don’t ever explain how the expert advisor they are advertising actually works.

What you are able to do with the expert advisor is what sets the forex traders making a few hundred dollars a month apart from those making five figures a month. You see, the expert advisors are robots that are able to “smell out” where there is money to be made on the forex market. They understand the inner workings of how the forex market works and how to make the most money possible…and the largest profits of course.

If you are currently a forex trader now, you could be using an expert advisor which would make you more money on complete autopilot then you are making now. How would you feel if you would wake up in the morning and you check your forex account and you see you just made a $x,xxx profit while you were sleeping. I would have to say that is one of the best ways I could imagine waking up, and it is not out of reach for you to be doing this!

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