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

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.

programs like can help manage your Forex account and free up lots of time that you can spend golfing instead of paying homage to your computer monitor.

Most forex brokers that you will use online have developed their trading platforms so that they calculate your profits/losses for you. So why am I writing this article?

Well, it’s pretty simple really.

If you are serious about being a successful forex trader you need to understand the mathematics behind your trades. Plus it makes sure that you can keep tabs on your forex broker, so you can make sure they are not ‘cooking the books’.

As a forex trader, I’d expect you to be numerate, so it should be pretty easy for you to calculate your profits and losses. But I can understand if you are new to forex trading it might not be initially self-explanatory.

The 2 formulae you need to commit to memory.

(In this calculation I’m assuming you are trading in USD.)

When the US Dollar is the second currency (the quote currency), the formula to use is:

1 – Profit is equal to: the price change in PIPs multiplied by the units traded. (e.g. profit = pips price change x traded units)

Secondly if the US Dollar is the first currency in the pair (base currency), the formula to use is:

2 – Profit is equal to: the change in price in PIPs multiplied by the units traded divided by the exit price. e.g. profit = price change in pips x units traded / exit price

So to ‘hammer this home’ and make sure you really understand this process I want to give you a few examples.

To start with we’ll use an example where the US dollar is the second currency, the quote currency, and to make things easy we’re going to use a 1% broker margin. So you can trade up to 100,000 USD with only 1000 USD.

OK?

Great. We’ll take the EUR/USD which for example is trading at 1.5618/9. Your analysis has led you to predict that the Euro is going to rise in value against the dollar so you start a trade to buy more Euros and sell US Dollars.

So you end up buying $100,000 worth of units at a price of 1.5619 – remembering that you are buying so you have to buy at the ask price – this is the last/second number in the quote (so you buy at the ask price of 1.5619 not 1.5618).

Your predictions turn out to be correct. Congratulations, the price rise to 1.5635/6. So you start another trade to sell the Euros and buy USDs. For this trade you use the bid price as you are selling, which is 1.5635.

So here’s where your maths comes in.

As you purchased the Euros at 1.5619 and then sold at 1.5635 your profit is 16 pips, or 0.0016. So before that makes any sense we need to convert that into proper money. So this is where we use our formulae.

Profits = 0.0016 (price change in pips) x 100,000 (units traded) = $160.00

If you are trading standard sized lots of a currency pair as we did above of 100,000, in which you use the USD as the quote currency, a quick rule to remember is that a pip is equal to c.$10. Hence 16 pips = $160.

So let’s take another quick example, but this time we’ll use the USD as the base currency.

You place a buy order for 100,000 units of USD/JPY at 103.20. The price increases and you sell at 103.33. You just made a quick 13 pips. So to calculate your profit in your second formula:

Profit = .13 (pips) x 100,000 (units traded) / 103.33 (exit price) = $110.78

Easy huh?

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By admin | December 19, 2008 - 7:31 pm - Posted in Articles

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By admin | December 15, 2008 - 2:38 pm - Posted in Articles

Over the next few lines I will tell you a little story about my experience with my automated forex system, and why it is important that you have one if you want to make money consistently within the forex market.

Forex trading can be a highly profitable business, but as everything in life it all comes down to knowing very well what you are doing. So to make a profit within the forex market you must either be already an expert, or you have to try and become one fast, but then again, becoming an expert in anything within a short period of time is virtually impossible and very risky if it is your investment at stake.

Believe me, even if you are an expert you will make mistakes quite often, maybe not because of a lack of knowledge, but because we as humans sometimes let emotions like fear and greed take us over, and this is where a reliable automated forex system comes in.

I have been trading for quite a while, and I started by trying to educate myself as much as I could, so I began my trading operation on my own. I didn’t do that bad, but I was not making the kind of money I was expecting, considering what some friends of mine where cashing in every month.

After a few months I decided that I have had enough, so I confronted one of my friends to try and suck some information out of him; when I finally managed to break him, he agreed to let me in on what he was doing, and here is what I got:

He confessed to me that in addition to some manually placed trades, he was using an automated forex system that had the ability to place and close over 90% winning trades all by itself.

Initially I took that for a joke and kept asking him to come clean with me, but he insisted that that was it, and to dig me out of my skepticism he sat me at his pc and showed me his forex trading chart. After 15 minutes staring at the monitor, I was surprised by the sound of a new trading order being placed without me or my friend touching anything; it was the automated forex system working. My jaw fell to the ground and I almost strangled my friend for not sharing this with me before.

I stayed there for a several hours because I had to see more to actually believe it. Well, after almost 6 hours and an aching back from my friends crappy chair, I witnessed the automated forex system place 3 winning trades for a $600 profit.

As you might guess, I did not wait until the next day and went straight home to download the software, and after three months using it I can only say that not having it is a waste of your money. You read right, a waste of your money, because you will be missing out on profits that you cannot possibly make all by yourself, and here is why:

1) You can be attentive about what is going on in the forex market for only a few hours a day, because we as humans need to eat, sleep and sometimes even work, and every time you are not following the market trends you are potentially missing profitable entry points for a trade. The automated forex system will be on guard 24 hours per day, and it will take advantage of every good opportunity to place a winning trade, which often occurs during the night.

2) We as humans have a tendency to become scared and nervous when we feel we are about to lose money and that often leads us to make bad calls based on emotion rather than calculated analysis. The automated forex system will never be scared or greedy, it will always act based on the market conditions and therefore will have a much higher rate of winning trades.

This does not mean that you cannot trade based on what you know about the forex market, because having an idea of what you are doing will always place you ahead. However, if you team up with an automated forex system you are certain to increase your profits by 100% or more, and if you are new to the forex market, you will start on the right foot making profits from the very beginning with very little risk.

So if you have ever wondered whether you should have an automated forex system by your side or not, the answer is: Definitely. Not having it will cost you a lot of potential profits.

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By admin | December 14, 2008 - 3:35 pm - Posted in Articles

For most players in the FOREX market, the use currency trading software is no longer a new concept.

In the past currency or foreign exchange (FOREX) traders relied on other people to help them out. Help was provided by those who provided signals. These signals are like warning signs for traders to decide whether it was time to sell or to buy. This was a great way to lessen the risk of a big loss and increase the likelihood of making a profit. Traders did not mind at all if they had to pay for the service because it was worth it.

There are some reasons why some traders are hesitant to pay for providers of signals. Some currency traders simply do not wish to become dependent on signals. If they always had to rely on signals, they would not gain the skills to analyze trends and make decisions on their own.

Some traders also realise that it is not easy to look for signal companies that are quite good and reliable. With the vast number of companies offering their services, it can be a chore to sift the ones with a good track record from the ones that are no better than guessers. If you do not get a good signal provider, you could end up spending more than you bargained for. A worse situation would be spending a total of more than your actual profits can support.

One good option that you can take aside from paying a signal provider would be to get software for currency trading. This can give you the opportunity to get the signals you need while you try to learn the ropes of currency trading. With good software, you get accuracy and reliability.

There are many software products out there for FOREX trading. You can save yourself a lot of trouble, effort and money by trying out two software products that are highly regarded and positively reviewed by real traders. FOREX Killer and Prophet1 Expert Advisor are two of the best software products around that can generate signals. They can work well for you regardless of what type of trader you are.

FOREX Killer provides signals for both short term and long term trading at great convenience. It can perform computations on the Windows operating system after acquiring broker data in csv format. Once it has the necessary information, it can analyze present prices based on the currency pair, time restrictions and loss and profit level specifications that you enter. With all the correct data in place, you can receive signals that can help you decide to buy or sell based on your trading style and preferences. You can use FOREX Killer for currencies, gold and stocks.

An alternative to FOREX Killer is Prophet1 Expert Advisor. Most successful trader users have applied this software for day trading but it has also been known to perform well under other time conditions. Use this software if you are comfortable with using MACD’s and moving averages as signal indicators. This software has the reputation of functioning so well even at default that it has a success rate of 90%.

Despite the advantages currency trading software can provide, you should not rely too heavily on them. If you truly want to be successful in the FOREX market, you should at least learn some techniques to analyze signals and trends yourself.

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By admin | December 13, 2008 - 5:04 am - Posted in Articles

Bryan Winters is one of the best speakers and internet marketers of all time and you can now benefit from his successes. He has some programs that can help even the novice web owner push a button and start a business online. If there is one thing that is discouraging many from getting into the ecommerce market, it is technology. A lot of people are just petrified by the thought of interacting with a computer. Bryan Winters came up with a plan to ease the transition.

There are ways to make money on the internet and you are probably tired of trying different techniques only to have them fail. Bryan Winters wants to show you how to quit failing and turn your online business into your own success story. If you have been convinced that you will not be able to achieve the same type of wealth that others have done, he can show you otherwise. With Bryan Winters in your corner, success is just around the corner.

As one of the cofounders of the Push Button Publishing company that was geared to offer things like auto responders, hosting and tracking as well as premade websites, he has been well positioned to offer some good advice to people about creating a successful online business. Push Button Publishing was supposed to be the blueprint program with all of the information to carry around with you forever on step by step creation of any online business.

Bryan also developed company sites known as Push-Button Leads and Million Dollar Traffic.com. All of his sites were set to offer personal customer assistance, money back guarantees, free ad checking and the most up to date auto responders. The idea was to provide easy access business sites for those people with limited understanding of using programs like affiliates, and other internet geared programs.

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By admin | December 12, 2008 - 5:34 pm - Posted in Articles

Forex is the market exchange of money and cash worldwide. Most of all countries on the earth are involved in the market Forex Trading, where money is traded on the basis of the value of the highest currency at the time. While there are currencies that not worth much, this will not be traded strongly, because there are currencies, which are more valued. Thus brokers and bankers are going to choose to invest in this market at such moment.

Forex Trading takes place every day, where nearly two billion dollars are transferred each day – a huge sum of money. Think of how many millions it would take to bring about a total of one billion, and then think that this is done on a day by day base – if you desire to get concerned in the money exchange processes, you must know that Forex Trading is a place ”where money is swapping hands every day”.

The cash that is dealt on the exchange markets will be this of all countries throughout the world. Each currency has its own three-letter symbol to represent this country and the currency is being marketed. For example, the yen Japanese is the JPY and the dollar USA is USD. The pound sterling is the pound sterling and the euro is EUR. You can buy and sell within numerous currencies in a particular day, or you can buy and sell in a currency different for each day. Most of all transactions through a broker, or those of any company will require a certain type of fees, so you have to be sure in the trade that you deal, because creation of too many trades will involve many costs.

Trades between marketplaces and nations will occur every day. A number of the most common trades occur between the euro and the U.S. dollar, then the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen, and after that the other most often seen operations lie between the pound sterling and the U.S. dollar. The operations occur throughout the day, all night and taking place in different markets. At the time when a country opens for exchanging in a day, a different is closing. The time sectors from around the world affect how the cooperation takes place and where marketplaces are released.

When you make a business between one market and another, relating one legal tender to another, you will become aware of the symbols, which are used to give details on these operations. All dealings are in progress to bear a resemblance to something like this: EURzzz / USDzzz, and the “zzz” are to symbolize the fractions of commerce proportion for the different transactions. Other examples could give the impression of being like this: AUSzzz / USD, etc. At the reading and examining your statement and exchange information online, you will be aware of it much better if you remember at least the most important symbols of currencies that are concerned.

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By admin | December 10, 2008 - 7:38 pm - Posted in Articles

The Forex robots you see traded online all produce track records that simply would make the world’s top find managers green with envy but they are not all what they seem…

You would think that if a Forex robot claims it can make big gains for you, that it might actually have made some dollars in the real world of trading – wouldn’t you?

You would be wrong if you assumed the above, most automated Forex trading systems you see sold online, produce a track record which is simply made up.

The track record consists of getting a past data segment (knowing all the closing prices) and then simply picking where to buy and sell, with all the data to hand and of course this means nothing in terms of making money when you don’t know what happened and have to trade without knowing where prices go.

The vendors use clever copy and the lure of an income for life for around the cost of a meal out and of course, making money is not that easy, common sense tells you that. If it was so easy, everyone would be trading for living and give up working, banks would sack there multi million pound dealing teams and there would be jobs shortage as everyone was trading!

If you want to make money in any venture in life, then you need to work and get the right education and knowledge to apply in the market, that’s life and is very true in Forex trading.

You won’t be surprised to learn that you need to get a good Forex education and do some work but the news is that in Forex trading if you get the right knowledge and trade with discipline, you can earn yourself a great second or even life changing income and your efforts will be well rewarded.

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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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