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Who got fucked up by the initial claims report?

I opened a long position at 1.183 but I was in drawdown all night until initial claims went out and my tp was hit at 1.188.
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gold weekly forecast november 2020

Investors keep an eye on gold from past few weeks as the precious metal already made new record high this year in 2020, a major price breakthrough above 2000$ in comex is awaited since long time. From past 1 month gold was not showing any major movement untill yesterday when prices suddenly collapsed after the confirm news of corona vaccine by pfizer claiming 90% recovery & today tested 100% recovery tested. In addition to all this majority of investors were waiting for US presidential election results which we all came to know that joe biden already won this, so its a good news for market for sometime market will recover as trump is voted out although there is some still controversial statements about mismatch of votes which is under legal eyes. so about gold technically it must show a major correction still on charts before making any new high above 2000$.
If we consider yesterdays move in comex forex, correction still exist which we may see soon as soon as gold fall below 1870 gold will test again 1850 range which is not a major support but can hold prices for sometime, if not we can see deadfall in gold till 1800 or even more lower. alternatively prices can only shoot up if sustain above 1900 & more bullish trend above 1920, in mcx gold awaits more correction below 49900 till 49500 & more down below 49100, upside trend reversal only if sustain between 50800-51000 upto 52000 & above.
Free signal: intraday comex forex sell below 1870 with 1890 stoploss & 1850, 1840 target, buy above 1890 with 1870 stoploss & 1910,1920 target. In mcx sell below 49900 with 50300 stoploss & 49400, 49200 target & buy above 50500 with 50200 stoploss & 50900 target.
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H1 Backtest of ParallaxFX's BBStoch system

Disclaimer: None of this is financial advice. I have no idea what I'm doing. Please do your own research or you will certainly lose money. I'm not a statistician, data scientist, well-seasoned trader, or anything else that would qualify me to make statements such as the below with any weight behind them. Take them for the incoherent ramblings that they are.
TL;DR at the bottom for those not interested in the details.
This is a bit of a novel, sorry about that. It was mostly for getting my own thoughts organized, but if even one person reads the whole thing I will feel incredibly accomplished.


For those of you not familiar, please see the various threads on this trading system here. I can't take credit for this system, all glory goes to ParallaxFX!
I wanted to see how effective this system was at H1 for a couple of reasons: 1) My current broker is TD Ameritrade - their Forex minimum is a mini lot, and I don't feel comfortable enough yet with the risk to trade mini lots on the higher timeframes(i.e. wider pip swings) that ParallaxFX's system uses, so I wanted to see if I could scale it down. 2) I'm fairly impatient, so I don't like to wait days and days with my capital tied up just to see if a trade is going to win or lose.
This does mean it requires more active attention since you are checking for setups once an hour instead of once a day or every 4-6 hours, but the upside is that you trade more often this way so you end up winning or losing faster and moving onto the next trade. Spread does eat more of the trade this way, but I'll cover this in my data below - it ends up not being a problem.
I looked at data from 6/11 to 7/3 on all pairs with a reasonable spread(pairs listed at bottom above the TL;DR). So this represents about 3-4 weeks' worth of trading. I used mark(mid) price charts. Spreadsheet link is below for anyone that's interested.

System Details

I'm pretty much using ParallaxFX's system textbook, but since there are a few options in his writeups, I'll include all the discretionary points here:

And now for the fun. Results!

As you can see, a higher target ended up with higher profit despite a much lower winrate. This is partially just how things work out with profit targets in general, but there's an additional point to consider in our case: the spread. Since we are trading on a lower timeframe, there is less overall price movement and thus the spread takes up a much larger percentage of the trade than it would if you were trading H4, Daily or Weekly charts. You can see exactly how much it accounts for each trade in my spreadsheet if you're interested. TDA does not have the best spreads, so you could probably improve these results with another broker.
EDIT: I grabbed typical spreads from other brokers, and turns out while TDA is pretty competitive on majors, their minors/crosses are awful! IG beats them by 20-40% and Oanda beats them 30-60%! Using IG spreads for calculations increased profits considerably (another 5% on top) and Oanda spreads increased profits massively (another 15%!). Definitely going to be considering another broker than TDA for this strategy. Plus that'll allow me to trade micro-lots, so I can be more granular(and thus accurate) with my position sizing and compounding.

A Note on Spread

As you can see in the data, there were scenarios where the spread was 80% of the overall size of the trade(the size of the confirmation candle that you draw your fibonacci retracements over), which would obviously cut heavily into your profits.
Removing any trades where the spread is more than 50% of the trade width improved profits slightly without removing many trades, but this is almost certainly just coincidence on a small sample size. Going below 40% and even down to 30% starts to cut out a lot of trades for the less-common pairs, but doesn't actually change overall profits at all(~1% either way).
However, digging all the way down to 25% starts to really make some movement. Profit at the -161.8% TP level jumps up to 37.94% if you filter out anything with a spread that is more than 25% of the trade width! And this even keeps the sample size fairly large at 187 total trades.
You can get your profits all the way up to 48.43% at the -161.8% TP level if you filter all the way down to only trades where spread is less than 15% of the trade width, however your sample size gets much smaller at that point(108 trades) so I'm not sure I would trust that as being accurate in the long term.
Overall based on this data, I'm going to only take trades where the spread is less than 25% of the trade width. This may bias my trades more towards the majors, which would mean a lot more correlated trades as well(more on correlation below), but I think it is a reasonable precaution regardless.

Time of Day

Time of day had an interesting effect on trades. In a totally predictable fashion, a vast majority of setups occurred during the London and New York sessions: 5am-12pm Eastern. However, there was one outlier where there were many setups on the 11PM bar - and the winrate was about the same as the big hours in the London session. No idea why this hour in particular - anyone have any insight? That's smack in the middle of the Tokyo/Sydney overlap, not at the open or close of either.
On many of the hour slices I have a feeling I'm just dealing with small number statistics here since I didn't have a lot of data when breaking it down by individual hours. But here it is anyway - for all TP levels, these three things showed up(all in Eastern time):
I don't have any reason to think these timeframes would maintain this behavior over the long term. They're almost certainly meaningless. EDIT: When you de-dup highly correlated trades, the number of trades in these timeframes really drops, so from this data there is no reason to think these timeframes would be any different than any others in terms of winrate.
That being said, these time frames work out for me pretty well because I typically sleep 12am-7am Eastern time. So I automatically avoid the 5am-6am timeframe, and I'm awake for the majority of this system's setups.

Moving stops up to breakeven

This section goes against everything I know and have ever heard about trade management. Please someone find something wrong with my data. I'd love for someone to check my formulas, but I realize that's a pretty insane time commitment to ask of a bunch of strangers.
Anyways. What I found was that for these trades moving stops up...basically at all...actually reduced the overall profitability.
One of the data points I collected while charting was where the price retraced back to after hitting a certain milestone. i.e. once the price hit the -61.8% profit level, how far back did it retrace before hitting the -100% profit level(if at all)? And same goes for the -100% profit level - how far back did it retrace before hitting the -161.8% profit level(if at all)?
Well, some complex excel formulas later and here's what the results appear to be. Emphasis on appears because I honestly don't believe it. I must have done something wrong here, but I've gone over it a hundred times and I can't find anything out of place.
Now, you might think exactly what I did when looking at these numbers: oof, the spread killed us there right? Because even when you move your SL to 0%, you still end up paying the spread, so it's not truly "breakeven". And because we are trading on a lower timeframe, the spread can be pretty hefty right?
Well even when I manually modified the data so that the spread wasn't subtracted(i.e. "Breakeven" was truly +/- 0), things don't look a whole lot better, and still way worse than the passive trade management method of leaving your stops in place and letting it run. And that isn't even a realistic scenario because to adjust out the spread you'd have to move your stoploss inside the candle edge by at least the spread amount, meaning it would almost certainly be triggered more often than in the data I collected(which was purely based on the fib levels and mark price). Regardless, here are the numbers for that scenario:
From a literal standpoint, what I see behind this behavior is that 44 of the 69 breakeven trades(65%!) ended up being profitable to -100% after retracing deeply(but not to the original SL level), which greatly helped offset the purely losing trades better than the partial profit taken at -61.8%. And 36 went all the way back to -161.8% after a deep retracement without hitting the original SL. Anyone have any insight into this? Is this a problem with just not enough data? It seems like enough trades that a pattern should emerge, but again I'm no expert.
I also briefly looked at moving stops to other lower levels (78.6%, 61.8%, 50%, 38.2%, 23.6%), but that didn't improve things any. No hard data to share as I only took a quick look - and I still might have done something wrong overall.
The data is there to infer other strategies if anyone would like to dig in deep(more explanation on the spreadsheet below). I didn't do other combinations because the formulas got pretty complicated and I had already answered all the questions I was looking to answer.

2-Candle vs Confirmation Candle Stops

Another interesting point is that the original system has the SL level(for stop entries) just at the outer edge of the 2-candle pattern that makes up the system. Out of pure laziness, I set up my stops just based on the confirmation candle. And as it turns out, that is much a much better way to go about it.
Of the 60 purely losing trades, only 9 of them(15%) would go on to be winners with stops on the 2-candle formation. Certainly not enough to justify the extra loss and/or reduced profits you are exposing yourself to in every single other trade by setting a wider SL.
Oddly, in every single scenario where the wider stop did save the trade, it ended up going all the way to the -161.8% profit level. Still, not nearly worth it.

Correlated Trades

As I've said many times now, I'm really not qualified to be doing an analysis like this. This section in particular.
Looking at shared currency among the pairs traded, 74 of the trades are correlated. Quite a large group, but it makes sense considering the sort of moves we're looking for with this system.
This means you are opening yourself up to more risk if you were to trade on every signal since you are technically trading with the same underlying sentiment on each different pair. For example, GBP/USD and AUD/USD moving together almost certainly means it's due to USD moving both pairs, rather than GBP and AUD both moving the same size and direction coincidentally at the same time. So if you were to trade both signals, you would very likely win or lose both trades - meaning you are actually risking double what you'd normally risk(unless you halve both positions which can be a good option, and is discussed in ParallaxFX's posts and in various other places that go over pair correlation. I won't go into detail about those strategies here).
Interestingly though, 17 of those apparently correlated trades ended up with different wins/losses.
Also, looking only at trades that were correlated, winrate is 83%/70%/55% (for the three TP levels).
Does this give some indication that the same signal on multiple pairs means the signal is stronger? That there's some strong underlying sentiment driving it? Or is it just a matter of too small a sample size? The winrate isn't really much higher than the overall winrates, so that makes me doubt it is statistically significant.
One more funny tidbit: EUCAD netted the lowest overall winrate: 30% to even the -61.8% TP level on 10 trades. Seems like that is just a coincidence and not enough data, but dang that's a sucky losing streak.
EDIT: WOW I spent some time removing correlated trades manually and it changed the results quite a bit. Some thoughts on this below the results. These numbers also include the other "What I will trade" filters. I added a new worksheet to my data to show what I ended up picking.
To do this, I removed correlated trades - typically by choosing those whose spread had a lower % of the trade width since that's objective and something I can see ahead of time. Obviously I'd like to only keep the winning trades, but I won't know that during the trade. This did reduce the overall sample size down to a level that I wouldn't otherwise consider to be big enough, but since the results are generally consistent with the overall dataset, I'm not going to worry about it too much.
I may also use more discretionary methods(support/resistance, quality of indecision/confirmation candles, news/sentiment for the pairs involved, etc) to filter out correlated trades in the future. But as I've said before I'm going for a pretty mechanical system.
This brought the 3 TP levels and even the breakeven strategies much closer together in overall profit. It muted the profit from the high R:R strategies and boosted the profit from the low R:R strategies. This tells me pair correlation was skewing my data quite a bit, so I'm glad I dug in a little deeper. Fortunately my original conclusion to use the -161.8 TP level with static stops is still the winner by a good bit, so it doesn't end up changing my actions.
There were a few times where MANY (6-8) correlated pairs all came up at the same time, so it'd be a crapshoot to an extent. And the data showed this - often then won/lost together, but sometimes they did not. As an arbitrary rule, the more correlations, the more trades I did end up taking(and thus risking). For example if there were 3-5 correlations, I might take the 2 "best" trades given my criteria above. 5+ setups and I might take the best 3 trades, even if the pairs are somewhat correlated.
I have no true data to back this up, but to illustrate using one example: if AUD/JPY, AUD/USD, CAD/JPY, USD/CAD all set up at the same time (as they did, along with a few other pairs on 6/19/20 9:00 AM), can you really say that those are all the same underlying movement? There are correlations between the different correlations, and trying to filter for that seems rough. Although maybe this is a known thing, I'm still pretty green to Forex - someone please enlighten me if so! I might have to look into this more statistically, but it would be pretty complex to analyze quantitatively, so for now I'm going with my gut and just taking a few of the "best" trades out of the handful.
Overall, I'm really glad I went further on this. The boosting of the B/E strategies makes me trust my calculations on those more since they aren't so far from the passive management like they were with the raw data, and that really had me wondering what I did wrong.

What I will trade

Putting all this together, I am going to attempt to trade the following(demo for a bit to make sure I have the hang of it, then for keeps):
Looking at the data for these rules, test results are:
I'll be sure to let everyone know how it goes!

Other Technical Details

Raw Data

Here's the spreadsheet for anyone that'd like it. (EDIT: Updated some of the setups from the last few days that have fully played out now. I also noticed a few typos, but nothing major that would change the overall outcomes. Regardless, I am currently reviewing every trade to ensure they are accurate.UPDATE: Finally all done. Very few corrections, no change to results.)
I have some explanatory notes below to help everyone else understand the spiraled labyrinth of a mind that put the spreadsheet together.

Insanely detailed spreadsheet notes

For you real nerds out there. Here's an explanation of what each column means:


  1. AUD/CAD
  2. AUD/CHF
  3. AUD/JPY
  4. AUD/NZD
  5. AUD/USD
  6. CAD/CHF
  7. CAD/JPY
  8. CHF/JPY
  9. EUAUD
  10. EUCAD
  11. EUCHF
  12. EUGBP
  13. EUJPY
  14. EUNZD
  15. EUUSD
  16. GBP/AUD
  17. GBP/CAD
  18. GBP/CHF
  19. GBP/JPY
  20. GBP/NZD
  21. GBP/USD
  22. NZD/CAD
  23. NZD/CHF
  24. NZD/JPY
  25. NZD/USD
  26. USD/CAD
  27. USD/CHF
  28. USD/JPY


Based on the reasonable rules I discovered in this backtest:

Demo Trading Results

Since this post, I started demo trading this system assuming a 5k capital base and risking ~1% per trade. I've added the details to my spreadsheet for anyone interested. The results are pretty similar to the backtest when you consider real-life conditions/timing are a bit different. I missed some trades due to life(work, out of the house, etc), so that brought my total # of trades and thus overall profit down, but the winrate is nearly identical. I also closed a few trades early due to various reasons(not liking the price action, seeing support/resistance emerge, etc).
A quick note is that TD's paper trade system fills at the mid price for both stop and limit orders, so I had to subtract the spread from the raw trade values to get the true profit/loss amount for each trade.
I'm heading out of town next week, then after that it'll be time to take this sucker live!

Live Trading Results

I started live-trading this system on 8/10, and almost immediately had a string of losses much longer than either my backtest or demo period. Murphy's law huh? Anyways, that has me spooked so I'm doing a longer backtest before I start risking more real money. It's going to take me a little while due to the volume of trades, but I'll likely make a new post once I feel comfortable with that and start live trading again.
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Follower stop loss increased my profit by 18%

After seeing this awesome stating we should share more our algos and tips, I will try to share ours.
We've recently started experimenting with a moving stop loss which follows the stock price as long as I reach my stop profit.
Basically, when I reach stop profit, I perform the following calculation every minute (taking a Long positon as an example):
newStopLoss = MAX (price - incrementDeltaLoss, actualStopLoss) 
With incrementDeltaLoss being a % of the deltaProfit specific to each STOCK / FOREX pair.
Here is the result on 150 trades over 2 weeks:
What about you guys, do you have specific ways to handle your stopLoss and stopProfit which drove significant performance improvement?
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Cách Rèn Tính Kỷ Luật Trong Giao Dịch Forex

Kỷ luật là một trong những yếu tố quan trọng nhất nếu bạn muốn thành công với giao dịch ngoại hối. Tuy vậy phần lớn những người tham gia giao dịch đều thấy thật khó để đạt được sự kỷ luật trong forex, và còn khó hơn nữa để duy trì được nó.
Ai cũng biết mình cần phải sở hữu thứ “kỷ luật thép để thành công” càng sớm càng tốt nhưng nếu bạn còn đang gặp nhiều khó khăn trong việc này, thì bài viết ngày hôm nay tôi xin chia sẻ một số gợi ý giúp bạn.
Công việc giao dịch ngoại hối rõ ràng đòi hỏi một sự kỷ luật cao độ, mọi người đều biết rằng thế, dù họ là những người mới hay là những tay chuyên nghiệp. Thế nhưng biết và nói là một chuyện, làm được hay không lại là một câu chuyện hoàn toàn khác.
Nhiều người tự nhủ với bản thân rằng họ sẽ nghiêm túc kỷ luật hơn một khi đạt được một con số X tiền lời nào đó trong tài khoản. Bạn nên luôn luôn tâm niệm trong đầu rằng: không giữ kỷ luật là sai lầm nghiêm trọng nhất mà nếu mắc phải, chắc chắn bạn sẽ mất tiền. Tôi vẫn luôn làm như vậy, thêm nữa là một vài chữ trong tờ giấy ghi chú màu vàng dán ngay trước màn hình máy vi tính.
Nếu bạn vẫn có suy nghĩ rằng mình sẽ giao dịch tốt hơn và có kỷ luật hơn khi tài khoản có số dư là Y nào đó, thì đây chính là lòng tham. Những traders tham lam không kiếm được tiền trong dài hạn.
Giả dụ bạn hỏi tôi rằng: điều gì khiến cho tài khoản bị đốt cháy nhanh nhất? Tôi sẽ trả lời ngay đó là LÒNG THAM. Người giao dịch tham lam sẽ giao dịch rất nhiều và số tiền rủi ro họ đặt trong mỗi lệnh giao dịch là rất lớn so với tài khoản (đôi khi là stoploss bằng cả tài khoản), và nếu như bạn đã đọc qua một số bài viết trong blog này thì tôi luôn nhắc bạn về việc giao dịch quá nhiều và đặt rủi ro quá lớn là những yếu tố hàng đầu khiến mọi người mất tiền với thị trường forex.
Chính những thiết kế của công việc này (rất dễ dàng để giao dịch với một click chuột, có thể ngồi giao dịch tại bất kỳ nơi đâu, …) và những ảo tưởng do các nhà môi giới, báo đài vẽ vời ra mà lòng tham nảy sinh một cách rất tự nhiên và dễ dàng trong người giao dịch. Do vậy, việc bạn nhận thức được về lòng tham trước khi chẳng còn tiền để nạp vào tài khoản nữa là điều có thể nói là sống còn trên con đường trở thành một nhà giao dịch thành công với forex.
Những traders tồn tại lâu năm trên thị trường để tự thấy họ ngày qua ngày trưởng thành hơn và kiếm được nhiều tiền hơn là những người trau dồi và duy trì những thói quen tốt trong giao dịch.
Một câu nói mà ai cũng biết và tâm đắc: “gieo suy nghĩ gặt hành động, gieo hành động gặt thói quen, và gieo thói quen thì gặt cuộc đời”, những thói quen sẽ quyết định thực tại của bạn như thế nào và nó sẽ quyết định bạn đi được bao xa trong mọi lĩnh vực ngoài cuộc sống (chứ không chỉ forex). Dù là một thói quen tốt hay xấu, ngày qua ngày, chúng sẽ ăn sâu vào con người bạn và vững chắc tồn tại trong ấy.
Thật không may, với đa phần nhỏ lẻ chúng ta, việc trau dồi và duy trì được cho mình những thói quen tốt của các traders thành công lại là một cuộc chiến đầy cam go, thử thách.
Những ngày đầu chúng ta chân ướt chân ráo bước vào thị trường, trong đầu đều mơ ước sẽ kiếm được tiền thật nhanh và thật nhiều, sẽ đổi đời và làm được nhiều điều cho bản thân và gia đình, … Sự thật thì, bạn càng cố gắng kiếm tiền nhanh bao nhiêu, nó lại càng trốn tránh bạn bấy nhiêu. Bạn có thể gặp những cú ăn may lớn đầu tiên (tôi là thế đấy) nhưng thay vì là dấu hiệu đáng mừng, nó lại tạo cho bạn quá nhiều thói quen xấu và chúng ăn sâu vào bạn với tinh thần đang dâng cao vì cái “thành công” sớm ấy.
Nhớ về chuyện xưa, một người anh của tôi (đang rất thành công và nổi tiếng trong giới Forex Việt) sau này (khi tôi vỡ mộng lần đầu với forex) có nói với tôi, đại ý là: “Anh biết em giao dịch còn chưa có phương pháp đúng đắn, nhưng anh không can thiệp vào vì em cần phải tự trải nghiệm lấy. Anh nghĩ là em mất tiền sớm lại rất tốt, còn không cứ thắng lớn ngay thì sau này sẽ chẳng thể gượng được dậy đâu”. Thay vì khuyên tôi ngay lúc ấy, anh để tôi sung sướng rồi đau khổ với việc mất tiền, quá trình ấy mới khiến tôi học được những bài học một cách sâu sắc nhất.
Chúng ta đều bắt đầu giao dịch ngoại hối với một tài khoản nhỏ, thế nên bạn đừng nghĩ rằng mình sẽ kiếm được nhiều tiền nhanh, đừng nghĩ thế là sắp thoát khỏi công việc 8h sáng 5h chiều, … Bạn nhận biết được thực tại, biết và hiểu về lòng tham, chính là bước đầu tiên giúp bạn có được sự kỷ luật trong forex cần thiết.
Giờ lúc ta thay đổi những thói quen xấu thành tốt (với những người đã giao dịch) hay có cho mình những thói quen giao dịch đúng đắn (với những người mới).
Đầu tiên, bạn cần biết chính xác cách sử dụng “vũ khí” của mình trong thị trường, chính là phương pháp giao dịch. Sau khi hoàn toàn hiểu phương pháp, thuần thục nó, bạn cần có một kế hoạch cụ thể về cách mà bạn sẽ giao dịch. Tôi khuyên bạn nên ghi nó ra cụ thể vào giấy (hoặc gõ trên máy tính rồi in ra), dán lên tường hoặc treo lên đâu đó mà bạn luôn thấy.
Nó sẽ như một “chiếc la bàn”, một “quyển sổ hướng dẫn du lịch” để bạn hành động trên thị trường, bạn cứ nhìn theo đó để giao dịch, bạn sẽ không còn là một trader tham lam nữa.
Khi đã có bản kế hoạch, bạn cần có thêm một quyển nhật ký, nơi lưu lại (nên chép tay) mọi lệnh giao dịch kèm theo những ghi chú bên cạnh để rút kinh nghiệm. Bản kế hoạch giao dịch và quyển sổ nhật ký chính là 2 vũ khí (mỗi tay cầm 1 cái) để bạn tồn tại trong thị trường.
Mọi người đều khác nhau, có người sẽ giữ kỷ luật trong forex tốt hơn những người khác, nhưng tôi đặc biệt khuyên bạn nên có 2 thứ vũ khí nêu trên, lợi ích là vô cùng. Hãy sử dụng chúng như việc mài kiếm mỗi ngày vậy, bạn càng “mài” thì “kiếm” sẽ càng tốt.
Để thay đổi một thói quen này sang thói quen khác cần nhiều thời gian và nỗ lực, bởi cái cũ đã tồn tại lâu và bạn dùng nó gần giống như việc hít thở vậy, rất tự nhiên.
Nhiều traders đang trên con đường thay đổi, thì với 1-2 cái tặc lưỡi hoặc cơn bốc đồng, họ lại quay về những thói quen cũ khó bỏ. Bạn cần ý thức trong đầu mỗi ngày về việc thay đổi, bạn không thể duy trì việc kiếm ra tiền nếu không duy trì việc giữ được kỷ luật trong forex. Luôn ý thức và kiên định trên con đường thay đổi thói quen, đặc biệt trong những ngày đầu.
Lúc đầu nó thật khó khăn, bạn đang quen với việc giao dịch nhiều, nhìn bảng điện tử là chân tay ngứa ngáy, nhìn thấy số lời ít ỏi là chỉ muốn bấm quách con chuột thu tiền lời (dù ít ỏi) cho rồi, nhìn thấy lệnh đi ngược chiều một chút chỉ muốn cắt lỗ cho xong mà không cho nó cơ hội để trở lại thành lệnh thắng, … Hãy kiên trì, dần dần qua thời gian, những thói quen tốt sẽ là của bạn.
Sẽ đến một ngày khi bạn nhìn lại, và giật mình tự nhủ: sao ngày xưa mình giao dịch ngu dại đến thế …
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Chiến thuật đầu tư forex theo mô hình nến nhật Inside bar

Lại 1 tuần trôi qua với những biến động thật bất ngờ của thị trường đầu tư forex, nhưng cũng không thể nào làm khó được các trader tự tin, kiên trì theo đuổi bằng bộ công cụ chỉ báo vững mạnh.
Và dĩ nhiên chúng ta sẽ vẫn dựa trên mô hình nến nhật các bạn nhé, hôm nay chúng ta tìm hiểu thêm 1 loại mô hình nến nhật Inside bar, một mô hình được xem là có tỷ lệ xác suất thành công tương đối cao.
Với chiến thuật giao dịch Inside bar trong thị trường Forex giúp các trader có thêm một lựa chọn để thành công trong thị trường đầy biến động và thay đổi từng ngày. Tìm hiểu để nắm bắt những thông tin quan trọng liên quan tới chiến thuật Inside bar giúp mỗi nhà đầu tư có thể dễ dàng ứng dụng trong các giao dịch Forex hiệu quả và đúng đắn hơn.
Vậy chiến thuật giao dịch Inside bar là gì?
Mẫu hình nến nhật Inside bar trong giao dịch forex chính là hành động giá trong đó gồm 2 bar cơ bản với 1 bar nằm trong phạm vị của high và low của một bar trước đó. Vị trí nằm của nó có thể ở phía trên, phần giữa hoặc phần dưới, được biết tới với tên gọi là mother bar. Ngoài ra, một số trader lại định nghĩa mô hình Inside bar với high và low của 2 bar có sự tương đồng bằng nhau.
Trên mỗi mẫu hình Inside bar, một inside bar nằm trên chart daily sẽ có hình dáng giống như hình tam giác. Đặc trưng của inside bar này là có khả năng di chuyển mạnh mẽ sau khi dừng hẳn lại để tích lũy.
Sau đây chúng ta sẽ tham khảo cách giao dịch Forex với mô hình nến nhật Inside bar nhé :
Có nhiều phương án để giao dịch với inside bar tạo nên những khác biệt nhất định. Mỗi hình thức tạo nên đặc trưng giúp chúng ta có được kết quả khác nhau và giúp việc đưa ra quyết định trở nên đúng đắn hơn. Trên cơ bản, việc vào thị trường khi giao dịch bằng mẫu hình nến nhật inside bar là việc sử dụng lệnh chờ stop tại vị trí high hoặc low của nến Mother bar. Tại điểm stoploss khi thực hiện giao dịch có thể đặt tại vị trí đầu kia của nến mother bar take profit theo Pivot
Hiện nay, giao dịch theo mẫu hình inside bar có các dạng cơ bản tuy nhiên tôi khuyến khích các anh chị giao dịch theo mô hình nến Inside bar theo Trend:
Là giao dịch mô hình nến nhật inside bar khi thị trường Forex có trend: tín hiệu Buy hoặc Sell khi giao dịch Forex phụ thuộc vào đặc trưng của trend trong từng thời điểm. Cuối cùng, Evony Investment xin chúc cho các anh chị trader và các nhà đầu tư sớm tìm ra bộ công cụ chỉ báo phù hợp để có được những giao dịch tốt nhất.
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I just started learning about Forex trading

Hi all! I just started learning Forex trading last week and i don't have any professionals to guide me so i'm hoping i could find some help here. I'm not a very smart person when it comes to this so i apologize in advance if i end up asking pretty dumb questions.
  1. So far i have learned about PIPs, leverage, stoploss for risk management and reading the candlestick chart. The topics in this area could be very broad so i'm wondering what are some of the other areas i should look into as well.
  2. As a beginner, how do i know i'm confident enough to actually start trading with real money? I don't intend to jump straight into trading but i'm wondering how much time i should invest on researching and self-teaching.
  3. Is it possible to invest as low as $10? I'm currently residing in Canada and i'm not sure which broker is the best to use.
I honestly do have A LOT more questions but i will settle for the three questions above i have for now. Would appreciate if there are any professionals out there who could guide me along.
Thanks in advance!

Edit: I have been approached by a couple of "traders" through private messages promoting their own websites and courses with a fee required from me. Please do not approach me for any self-promotion for your business. Thank you!
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Why is Forex trading HATED by so many people? feels like 90% of investors hate it

i Live in australia and use ICMarkets, i do use abit of leverage but nothing TOO crazy, i understand all the risks but i have my own system ive been succesful with. im not here to say " its easy " or crap like that.... i have dedicated countless hours and months too learning the forex markets, learning patterns , going over charts and all sort of fundamentals.
i am just wondering why Forex trading is hated and looked down upon by so many people who are into the Markets.... i Was doing some reading on the Internet and i just couldn't belive the amount of trash i read regarding Forex.. its Like all the Stupid fuks who CANT Succeed or be Bothered too learn this type of trading just talk shit about it, Complete fuking trash is all i read...
i can understand why the normie Generic person would say its terrible, Because they dont understand the basics of how this type of stuff works. Same as people who cant be Fuked learning all the bits of information you need to know... But besides that its almost like every single person i come across has a bad thing to say about trading
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An Honest Review of T3 Newsbeat Live

T3 Newsbeat Live is run by Mark Melnick, a 20-year veteran trader from New York. According to him, he made his first million at the age of 19 during the dot-com boom back in the late 90s.
He claims that his trading room is the fastest growing trading room at T3 and also the Wall Street’s #1 trading room. You can see this in the description of his videos on Youtube.
He is a big proponent of reaching the highest win rate possible in trading. He openly shares some of his trading strategies in free videos and claims that some of his strategies are batting over 70% or even 80 %.
He also often says that some of the members enjoy a win rate over 90% using his strategies.
I will let you be the judge of this.
He makes a lot of videos to attract new people into his trading room. His daily videos are uploaded on Facebook and Youtube almost daily even on Weekends (mostly excluding Friday evening & Saturdays).
In so many videos you’d hear him talking about how his trading room has an edge over other trading rooms while bashing other trading rooms as a whole.
He often talks about how his trading room bought stocks/options at the near bottom or shorted at the near top using his “algorithmic analysis” which can be applied to all markets (stocks, future, forex, crypto).
Piques your curiosity, right?
In fact, that’s how I got to give his trading room a try.
“Who in the hell wouldn’t want to catch the top & bottom in the markets, right?”
So, you would think people in his room and himself are making a killing using his algorithmic analysis?
Not so fast… (in fact, his algorithmic analysis is just drawing trendlines and identifying the most probable support and resistance)
When it works (of course, nothing works 100% of the time), you are able to catch just few cents off the top and bottom when it works if you follow his trade.
However, you have no idea how long you’d have to hold your position. Mark doesn’t know either.
So, he usually goes for nickels and dimes and rarely holds a position longer than 5 minutes.
Even if he’s good at picking bottoms and tops, you’d often risk more than nickels and dimes just to make nickels and dimes. Make sense, right?
Also, because he gets out of his positions fast, he misses out on riding some potentially big trades.
Oh, how I wish stay in that position a bit longer. He doesn’t say but one can surmise that he often leave too much on the table.
Of course, it’s important to take your profit fast when you scalp but you consistently leave too much on the table like he does, one has to wonder if he has any system for taking profits (otherwise, it’s all discretionary guessing).
This type of bottom/top picking is not his main strategy, though.
The strategy that makes him the most amount of money might surprise you. I will get to this later.
How Mark Trades (Mark’s Trading Setups and Strategies)
Mainly, he scans the market in the morning for earnings reports, analysts’ upgrades/downgrades and other catalysts that have potential to make moves in the market.
He openly shares his mockery or insult of analysts, calling certain analysts “idiots” or “imbeciles”.
He puts on his first trade(s) early in the morning (from 9:30AM to 10:00AM Eastern Standard Time) when the market move is the most volatile.
Some of his strategies use market order during this period of volatile time using options. You can see why this can be very risky and especially on thinly traded options with side spread.
He does point out this but sometimes you hear people in the room stuck in an options position that they can’t get out.
Just like his trades from calling the top/bottom of a stock, he gets in and gets out of a position within minutes if not seconds while going for nickels and dimes while staring at 1minute and 5-minutes charts.
That applies to most, if not all of his strategies. (Yes, sometimes he does catch bigger moves than nickels and dimes.)
When you trade during the most volatile time in the morning, you’re subjected to wild moves in both directions. If you’re overly prudent or inexperienced in trading, your stop (unless very wide), has a very high chance of hitting. A lot of times it might stop you out and go in the direction that you predicted.
So, when you’ve been trading during this time, you’d probably don’t set a stoploss order or a hard stop to avoid getting fleeced.
You do have to be proactive at cutting your loss as quickly as possible. Otherwise you’d find yourself scrambling to get out your position while the bid keeps dropping.
I have to say that Mark is very cautious and he does get out of trades very fast if he has doubt.
A lot of times he lets out exhausting, heavy sighs and even murmurs some swear words when things don’t seem to go the way he wants in a trade. Besides calling certain analysts, “imbeciles” and “idiots”, this is quite unprofessional but no one in the room has the gut to point things out like this.
The irony is that he is the “head of trading psychology” at T3 and it doesn’t seem like that he doesn’t have much control over his trading psychology and let alone his emotion.
People in trading chatrooms, like a herd of sheep, as a whole exhibit herd mentality. Even in an online chatroom, you don’t often see someone ruffling feathers and say what they really want to say.
This is probably because of the certain amount of people believing whatever he says without questioning the validity and quality of his comments.
He has several strategies and according to him all of them have win rate over %70.
However, he also comes up with new strategies as often as every month. He either comes up with new strategy or tweaks his existing strategies.
According to him, the reason is that the market is always evolving and you need to constantly adapt yourself to the ever-changing market environment.
What do you think? Does this sound like someone with an edge?
And for someone who scalps for nickels and dimes, he claims to have the highest Sharpe Ratio that he has ever seen in the industry. I’m NOT making this up. He often utters remarks like “My Sharpe Ratio is one of the highest I’ve seen in my twenty-year trading career.”, “I want to create a of traders with a very high Sharpe Ratio.
How can you achieve a high Sharpe Ratio when you scalp all the time?
And let’s not even talk about commissions generated from frequent scalping.
Who cares about commissions when you can be a scalper with high Sharpe Ratio?
Now, I want to talk about something controversial about his most profitable strategy.
According to him, he makes the most amount of money using what he calls “Chatters”. He admits he bets on this kind of trades heavily.
His chatter trades are based on the “newsflow” of big funds making a move in certain stocks and piggybacking on the same trade before others catch on.
No one knows how he exactly gets his “newsflow” and he doesn’t give a straight answer when asked.
Maybe he pays a lot for this kind of information or maybe it’s given to him for free. Who knows?
But it makes sense. The name of the room is Newsbeat Live. Without this the name wouldn’t be the same.
This is probably the only real edge that he has and it’s understandable that he doesn’t want to reveal how he get this kind of newsflow and from where.
By joining his trading room he’ll make a callout on these trades for you to take advantage of.
In order to do this kind of trade, you have to be very quick on your trigger finger.
Almost always the initial move is done within a couple of minutes, if not seconds. If you get in late, you find yourself a sucker buying at or near the top.
Also, because you want to get in as soon as you hear his “chatter” announcements, he advised people to get in within 5 seconds of each chatter announcement and use market order to get in. He said that if he had a small account, he’d bet 100% on this kind of “high-octane” chatter trades and get in and get out fast for “easy” money.
This was how chatter trades were done
…Until one they when many people got burned badly.
Back in September or October of 2019, a lot of people in the room lost a lot money because they market ordered call options contracts on a chatter trade.
The spread on that trade was something like BID: 0.5 ASK: 5.00 few seconds after he announced it.
I didn’t take that trade. No way, I’m going to buy something that has a spread like that.
If you’ve been trading options you know that this kind of spread can happen. Many people that day in the room marketed-in on the trade, taking the offer at ASK.
They found themselves buying at $5.0 per contract when someone probably bought the same contract at $0.40 or $0.50 just few seconds ago.
Someone walked away with decent profits on that trade.
This was the biggest trading chatroom fiasco I’ve ever seen.
People in the room grieving and throwing numbers of how much they had just lost. 10K, 20K, 30K and even $60K.
Could it be also that someone who lost more and didn’t want to talk about it because it’d hurt too much? And how embarrassing to talk about such a loss. I give credit to people who spoke up about it.
People were obviously distressed and what did Mr. Mark Melnick do at this moment?
Initially, he didn’t say much. But what he said he was going to walk away from the trading desk to clear his mind.
It took a while for him to come back and he mentioned that it hurt him a lot that people lost a lot of money and encouraged people not to hesitate to contact him.
I don’t think he ever said anything about that he made a mistake insinuating to load up on chatter trades. No apology since everyone who took the trade did it at their own risk. He advised people to reach out to their broker and do whatever it takes to get their trades annulled because the market makers in that trades were despicable crooks and evil.
But let’s get one thing clear. Perhaps the cold hard truth.
Since Mark is the one who announces chatter trades. he basically frontruns everyone who gets in on these trades after him. There were times when he doesn’t take his own chatter trades and lets the room have it.
But when he does, it’s a guarantee win for him.
He has some sycophantic followers in his trading room and these people are always hungry for chatter plays. I can imagine drooling over the idea of next chatter trades.
It’s human to naturally seek the least path of resistance and this type of trade requires no skill but having fast trigger finger and a platform that allows fast execution.
By taking his chatter trades, you are most likely to make money as long as you act fast to get in and get out.
The thing is, you don’t know when it’s exactly the next chatter trade is going to happen.
If you take a bathroom break, you just miss it. If you take a phone call or answer a door bell, you just missed it.
So, it requires you to be glued to your monitor(s) if you want to make the most of your subscription.
So, we went over Mark’s most profitable strategy. But wait we haven’t yet to talk about his overnight swing trades.
Mark’s Swing Trades
His overnight swing trades jokes. Yes, jokes.
A lot of his overnight trades are done just before earnings announcements when implied volatility is at the highest.
You’ve ever bought a call option just before earnings, predicted the right direction but only to find out that you still lost money next morning? This is because of the implied volatility crush post earnings. A lot of people new to options don’t know this and get taken advantage by veterans this way.
I don’t know if Mark knows or not but I witnessed him buying options this way. I think he understand the concept of implied volatility but why he gets on such trades is a mystery.
I haven’t exactly checked the result of all of his swing trades but I wouldn’t be surprised if people lost more money following his swing trades than anything in the room.
Final Word
Mark offers “free-consultation” on the phone for people who struggle in their trading.
He said that he takes a lot of phone calls but often you’d get the feeling that he is distracted, unable to give an undivided attention for his consultation.
“How would you like to get on a free consultation with a millionaire scalper who can take your trading to the next level?” Appealing isn’t it?
But would you want to get on the phone with someone who is going to give a consultation, even if he or she is distracted?
Oh, it’s a free consultation. Ok, why not? What do I got to lose?
In his videos, you’d hear him saying that he cares for everyone in his trading room and considers them as part of his family. And he runs the trading room out of his good heart and intention more than making money.
Besides he says that he makes more money from his trading than running the room.
My suggestion is that you have a look and you’d be the judge.
He does hold “open house” for his trading room from time to time.
Also, I believe that if you try his trading room for the first time, you try it for a month for about $50. As for me, he’s just another front runner using his trading room to profit with a bad sense of humor and exaggeration that make you cringe.
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How to get started in Forex - A comprehensive guide for newbies

Almost every day people come to this subreddit asking the same basic questions over and over again. I've put this guide together to point you in the right direction and help you get started on your forex journey.

A quick background on me before you ask: My name is Bob, I'm based out of western Canada. I started my forex journey back in January 2018 and am still learning. However I am trading live, not on demo accounts. I also code my own EA's. I not certified, licensed, insured, or even remotely qualified as a professional in the finance industry. Nothing I say constitutes financial advice. Take what I'm saying with a grain of salt, but everything I've outlined below is a synopsis of some tough lessons I've learned over the last year of being in this business.


I'm going to call you stupid. I'm also going to call you dumb. I'm going to call you many other things. I do this because odds are, you are stupid, foolish,and just asking to have your money taken away. Welcome to the 95% of retail traders. Perhaps uneducated or uninformed are better phrases, but I've never been a big proponent of being politically correct.

Want to get out of the 95% and join the 5% of us who actually make money doing this? Put your grown up pants on, buck up, and don't give me any of this pc "This is hurting my feelings so I'm not going to listen to you" bullshit that the world has been moving towards.

Let's rip the bandage off quickly on this point - the world does not give a fuck about you. At one point maybe it did, it was this amazing vision nicknamed the American Dream. It died an agonizing, horrible death at the hand of capitalists and entrepreneurs. The world today revolves around money. Your money, my money, everybody's money. People want to take your money to add it to theirs. They don't give a fuck if it forces you out on the street and your family has to live in cardboard box. The world just stopped caring in general. It sucks, but it's the way the world works now. Welcome to the new world order. It's called Capitalism.

And here comes the next hard truth that you will need to accept - Forex is a cruel bitch of a mistress. She will hurt you. She will torment you. She will give you nightmares. She will keep you awake at night. And then she will tease you with a glimmer of hope to lure you into a false sense of security before she then guts you like a fish and shows you what your insides look like. This statement applies to all trading markets - they are cruel, ruthless, and not for the weak minded.

The sooner you accept these truths, the sooner you will become profitable. Don't accept it? That's fine. Don't bother reading any further. If I've offended you I don't give a fuck. You can run back home and hide under your bed. The world doesn't care and neither do I.

For what it's worth - I am not normally an major condescending asshole like the above paragraphs would suggest. In fact, if you look through my posts on this subreddit you will see I am actually quite helpful most of the time to many people who come here. But I need you to really understand that Forex is not for most people. It will make you cry. And if the markets themselves don't do it, the people in the markets will.


Save yourself and everybody here a bunch of time - learn the basics of forex. You can learn the basics for free - BabyPips has one of the best free courses online which explains what exactly forex is, how it works, different strategies and methods of how to approach trading, and many other amazing topics.

You can access the BabyPips course by clicking this link:

Do EVERY course in the School of Pipsology. It's free, it's comprehensive, and it will save you from a lot of trouble. It also has the added benefit of preventing you from looking foolish and uneducated when you come here asking for help if you already know this stuff.

If you still have questions about how forex works, please see the FREE RESOURCES links on the /Forex FAQ which can be found here:

Quiz Time
Answer these questions truthfully to yourself:

-What is the difference between a market order, a stop order, and a limit order?
-How do you draw a support/resistance line? (Demonstrate it to yourself)
-What is the difference between MACD, RSI, and Stochastic indicators?
-What is fundamental analysis and how does it differ from technical analysis and price action trading?
-True or False: It's better to have a broker who gives you 500:1 margin instead of 50:1 margin. Be able to justify your reasoning.

If you don't know to answer to any of these questions, then you aren't ready to move on. Go back to the School of Pipsology linked above and do it all again.

If you can answer these questions without having to refer to any kind of reference then congratulations, you are ready to move past being a forex newbie and are ready to dive into the wonderful world of currency trading! Move onto Lesson 2 below.


This may come as a bit of a shock to you, but that random stranger on instagram who is posting about how he is killing it on forex is not trying to insprire you to greatness. He's also not trying to help you. He's also not trying to teach you how to attain financial freedom.

99.99999% of people posting about wanting to help you become rich in forex are LYING TO YOU.

Why would such nice, polite people do such a thing? Because THEY ARE TRYING TO PROFIT FROM YOUR STUPIDITY.

Plain and simple. Here's just a few ways these "experts" and "gurus" profit from you:

These are just a few examples. The reality is that very few people make it big in forex or any kind of trading. If somebody is trying to sell you the dream, they are essentially a magician - making you look the other way while they snatch your wallet and clean you out.

Additionally, on the topic of fund managers - legitimate fund managers will be certified, licensed, and insured. Ask them for proof of those 3 things. What they typically look like are:

If you are talking to a fund manager and they are insisting they have all of these, get a copy of their verification documents and lookup their licenses on the directories of the issuers to verify they are valid. If they are, then at least you are talking to somebody who seems to have their shit together and is doing investment management and trading as a professional and you are at least partially protected when the shit hits the fan.


Many people jump into Forex, drop $2000 into a broker account and start trading 1 lot orders because they signed up with a broker thinking they will get rich because they were given 500:1 margin and can risk it all on each trade. Worst-case scenario you lose your account, best case scenario you become a millionaire very quickly. Seems like a pretty good gamble right? You are dead wrong.

As a new trader, you should never risk more than 1% of your account balance on a trade. If you have some experience and are confident and doing well, then it's perfectly natural to risk 2-3% of your account per trade. Anybody who risks more than 4-5% of their account on a single trade deserves to blow their account. At that point you aren't trading, you are gambling. Don't pretend you are a trader when really you are just putting everything on red and hoping the roulette ball lands in the right spot. It's stupid and reckless and going to screw you very quickly.

Let's do some math here:

You put $2,000 into your trading account.
Risking 1% means you are willing to lose $20 per trade. That means you are going to be trading micro lots, or 0.01 lots most likely ($0.10/pip). At that level you can have a trade stop loss at -200 pips and only lose $20. It's the best starting point for anybody. Additionally, if you SL 20 trades in a row you are only down $200 (or 10% of your account) which isn't that difficult to recover from.
Risking 3% means you are willing to lose $60 per trade. You could do mini lots at this point, which is 0.1 lots (or $1/pip). Let's say you SL on 20 trades in a row. You've just lost $1,200 or 60% of your account. Even veteran traders will go through periods of repeat SL'ing, you are not a special snowflake and are not immune to periods of major drawdown.
Risking 5% means you are willing to lose $100 per trade. SL 20 trades in a row, your account is blown. As Red Foreman would call it - Good job dumbass.

Never risk more than 1% of your account on any trade until you can show that you are either consistently breaking even or making a profit. By consistently, I mean 200 trades minimum. You do 200 trades over a period of time and either break-even or make a profit, then you should be alright to increase your risk.

Unfortunately, this is where many retail traders get greedy and blow it. They will do 10 trades and hit their profit target on 9 of them. They will start seeing huge piles of money in their future and get greedy. They will start taking more risk on their trades than their account can handle.

200 trades of break-even or profitable performance risking 1% per trade. Don't even think about increasing your risk tolerance until you do it. When you get to this point, increase you risk to 2%. Do 1,000 trades at this level and show break-even or profit. If you blow your account, go back down to 1% until you can figure out what the hell you did differently or wrong, fix your strategy, and try again.

Once you clear 1,000 trades at 2%, it's really up to you if you want to increase your risk. I don't recommend it. Even 2% is bordering on gambling to be honest.


This is a rule I created for myself and it's a great way to help protect your account from blowing.

Sometimes the market goes insane. Like really insane. Insane to the point that your broker can't keep up and they can't hold your orders to the SL and TP levels you specified. They will try, but during a flash crash like we had at the start of January 2019 the rules can sometimes go flying out the window on account of the trading servers being unable to keep up with all the shit that's hitting the fan.

Because of this I live by a rule I call the 500 Pip Drawdown Rule and it's really quite simple - Have enough funds in your account to cover a 500 pip drawdown on your largest open trade. I don't care if you set a SL of -50 pips. During a flash crash that shit sometimes just breaks.

So let's use an example - you open a 0.1 lot short order on USDCAD and set the SL to 50 pips (so you'd only lose $50 if you hit stoploss). An hour later Trump makes some absurd announcement which causes a massive fundamental event on the market. A flash crash happens and over the course of the next few minutes USDCAD spikes up 500 pips, your broker is struggling to keep shit under control and your order slips through the cracks. By the time your broker is able to clear the backlog of orders and activity, your order closes out at 500 pips in the red. You just lost $500 when you intended initially to only risk $50.

It gets kinda scary if you are dealing with whole lot orders. A single order with a 500 pip drawdown is $5,000 gone in an instant. That will decimate many trader accounts.

Remember my statements above about Forex being a cruel bitch of a mistress? I wasn't kidding.

Granted - the above scenario is very rare to actually happen. But glitches to happen from time to time. Broker servers go offline. Weird shit happens which sets off a fundamental shift. Lots of stuff can break your account very quickly if you aren't using proper risk management.


Generally speaking, there are 3 trading methodologies that traders employ. It's important to figure out what method you intend to use before asking for help. Each has their pros and cons, and you can combine them in a somewhat hybrid methodology but that introduces challenges as well.

In a nutshell:

Now you may be thinking that you want to be a a price action trader - you should still learn the principles and concepts behind TA and FA. Same if you are planning to be a technical trader - you should learn about price action and fundamental analysis. More knowledge is better, always.

With regards to technical analysis, you need to really understand what the different indicators are tell you. It's very easy to misinterpret what an indicator is telling you, which causes you to make a bad trade and lose money. It's also important to understand that every indicator can be tuned to your personal preferences.

You might find, for example, that using Bollinger Bands with the normal 20 period SMA close, 2 standard deviation is not effective for how you look at the chart, but changing that to say a 20 period EMA average price, 1 standard deviation bollinger band indicator could give you significantly more insight.


Understanding the differences in which timeframes you trade on will make or break your chosen strategy. Some strategies work really well on Daily timeframes (i.e. Ichimoku) but they fall flat on their face if you use them on 1H timeframes, for example.

There is no right or wrong answer on what timeframe is best to trade on. Generally speaking however, there are 2 things to consider:

If you are a total newbie to forex, I suggest you don't trade on anything shorter than the 1H timeframe when you are first learning. Trading on higher timeframes tends to be much more forgiving and profitable per trade. Scalping is a delicate art and requires finesse and can be very challenging when you are first starting out.


Yeah...I'm a geek and grew up with the Transformers franchise decades before Michael Bay came along. Deal with it.

Forex bots are called EA's (Expert Advisors). They can be wonderous and devastating at the same time. /Forex is not really the best place to get help with them. That is what /algotrading is useful for. However some of us that lurk on /Forex code EA's and will try to assist when we can.

Anybody can learn to code an EA. But just like how 95% of retail traders fail, I would estimate the same is true for forex bots. Either the strategy doesn't work, the code is buggy, or many other reasons can cause EA's to fail. Because EA's can often times run up hundreds of orders in a very quick period of time, it's critical that you test them repeatedly before letting them lose on a live trading account so they don't blow your account to pieces. You have been warned.

If you want to learn how to code an EA, I suggest you start with MQL. It's a programming language which can be directly interpretted by Meta Trader. The Meta Trader terminal client even gives you a built in IDE for coding EA's in MQL. The downside is it can be buggy and glitchy and caused many frustrating hours of work to figure out what is wrong.

If you don't want to learn MQL, you can code an EA up in just about any programming language. Python is really popular for forex bots for some reason. But that doesn't mean you couldn't do it in something like C++ or Java or hell even something more unusual like JQuery if you really wanted.

I'm not going to get into the finer details of how to code EA's, there are some amazing guides out there. Just be careful with them. They can be your best friend and at the same time also your worst enemy when it comes to forex.

One final note on EA's - don't buy them. Ever. Let me put this into perspective - I create an EA which is literally producing money for me automatically 24/5. If it really is a good EA which is profitable, there is no way in hell I'm selling it. I'm keeping it to myself to make a fortune off of. EA's that are for sale will not work, will blow your account, and the developer who coded it will tell you that's too darn bad but no refunds. Don't ever buy an EA from anybody.


You are going to find that this subreddit is frequented by trolls. Some of them will get really nasty. Some of them will threaten you. Some of them will just make you miserable. It's the price you pay for admission to the /Forex club.

If you can't handle it, then I suggest you don't post here. Find a more newbie-friendly site. It sucks, but it's reality.

We often refer to trolls on this subreddit as shitcunts. That's your word of the day. Learn it, love it. Shitcunts.


If you've made it through all of the above and aren't cringing or getting scared, then welcome aboard the forex train! You will fit in nicely here. Ask your questions and the non-shitcunts of our little corner of reddit will try to help you.

Assuming this post doesn't get nuked and I don't get banned for it, I'll add more lessons to this post over time. Lessons I intend to add in the future:
If there is something else you feel should be included please drop a comment and I'll add it to the above list of pending topics.



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Please take a look at how I calculated my SL and TP, is this correct?

Please take a look at how I calculated my SL and TP, is this correct?
Hello guys! I started learning forex not too long ago, and I have also recently opened a demo account. Placed my first trade with no real consideration of profit or loss, managed to make a profit. However, I wanted to understand what I am doing in totality. Long story short, after hours of jumping from article to article scrapping together information and revisiting courses, I have finally "theoretically" understood how to calculate risk. Despite all this, however, my TP and SL lines are not visible for some reason. I don't know what the cause might be, but hopefully you guys can help me out, first of all, by helping me understand if I did calculate everything right or perhaps made a mistake:
My demo account had around 50k usd, but I wanted to base my trade on a 1000$ account, so:
1000/100= 10$ We can risk to lose 10 dollars at most
using a volume(lot size) of 0.01(meaning that each pip are 0.10cents) we conclude that ===> 10$/0.10cents = 100 pips. We can set our stoploss at the entry price -100 .
We are trading EUUSD, and enter with a buy order:
the EURO had the price of 1.1002(I think we calculate our entry price with the BASE currency which is the euro, this is really important as I remember that we consider our entry price based on the base currency, not the quoted one-- right?)
1.1002-100 = 1.0902 ==>stop loss
As for our take profit, I decided a 130 pip increase(for no reason as I am focusing on the calculation, not the strategy)
1.1002+130 = 1.1132 ==>Take profit
I entered with a buy order, but apparently I can not even see my TP and SL.

Update!!: I literally figured out why I could not see my SL and TP!!:) I think it was because the EURO has not yet even reached the buy price(the blue chart represents the value it currently is, clearly lower than the entry). But now it leads me to question, how did this happen? Did the market spike as I placed the command, or did I not calculate something right? Did I leave something out? If someone could help me out, I would really appreciate it, thank you!
seriously, how did that happen? I entered with a buy command at 1.1002 and it literally had no time to be placed. This really seems like something that can really rarely happen, unless I am truly a dummy and something has been messed up.
UPDATE: I have almost managed to fully understand every aspect of profit, loss, and pips. I'll perhaps follow up with a post for others once I fully comprehend it, perhaps they can use it and get over all the frustration of a beginner.
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London and New York session currency Yolos

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I Kinda knew where the market is going last week, but lost money anyway.

I have been in the Forex market about a year and half and most of that time i was trading a lot of strategies based on divergence as i believed is a strong indicator to predict where the price is going.
after many strategies from different forums i came up with my own trading strategy based on Divergence also.
I traded on demo until i doubled my account then went live, got +20% in the first week trading live, then i don't know what happened and my account balance went in a down trend. tried a lot of other divergence strategies a long that trend until the account is near to be 20% of the original balance then i decided i should analyse the market like the big forex boys on instagram who trade 100-250 lots and make a lot of money every week.
so i done my homework analyzing on tradingview and most of the time i knew where the market was going but still lost another 10% of the account.
I don't wanna stay in that try and error loop for too long, i will share my analysis with you guys and i hope you can review it and tell me what i did right and what i did wrong and how to enter a trade at the right time based on my analysis, where to put my stoploss and takeprofit.
album with the pairs i traded last week :
I put the trades as i took it on the charts so you can review my entries and tell me where should i entered right.
I analyze based on my experience and round number S&R from 1D & 4H charts and Fibos.
Edit : I enter the trades based on price action
Edit 2: formatting
the yellow circles and pink lines are all drawn last weekend before the trading week starts
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Need new platform because fxcm dropped

Well fxcm dropped and moved us to and I hate their trading platform and charts. Fxcm platform was so simple and easy to use. One click for entry,stoploss, limit order all in one box. Charts behaved like tradingview pro. I tried using forextrader(from forex) it's terrible. The chart zoom is horrible and doesn't function like trading view charts. I tried metatrader and I'm not comfortable with that one too. I see a lot of people using metatrader 4 or 5. If it comes to metatrader I'll learn and get used to it. Anyone recommend a good USA platform?
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Tradersway Screws Everyone Over

Earlier I posted this:
Read that for the back story.
Tradersway responded to the problem with this:
The problem is that trading has everything to do with psychology. They haven't the slightest clue what all of these trades would have been had the correct prices been quoted in the first place.
The second problem is that my dad's takeprofit was much more generous than his stoploss. Will the "real market price" at the time the fake market price hit his takeprofit be well below his stoploss? He could end up with significant amounts of negative money.
Tradersway makes enough money. They should eat the cost. There's no way to do this fairly.
Or am I crazy?
TL;DR (images have a lot of text) my broker and my dad's broker (FxPro and Tradersway, respectively) went in opposite directions on the same trade - 200 pip difference. Two days later Tradersway made a statement blaming their liquidity partners and saying they would adjust the trades to reflect "real market prices". I don't think it's possible to undo.
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Crypto Radar Feature

The cryptocurrency market is highly volatile with several pumps and dumps in a short span of time. This makes really necessary for the trader to understand the market trend. If the vision gets distracted from the correct focus, the users are likely to lose on trades, which Encrybit do not wish to happen, since the chance to have good returns comes rarely in such a volatile market. In Stock and Forex markets, the Screener Tool is already available to provide you inputs and statistics based on volume and price increase or decrease in certain time frame along with the technical indicator's value.
Encrybit is including Crypto Radar feature into its exchange, which provides the facility for professional and beginner traders to search different tokens and pairs based on their increase and decrease value along with the well known technical indicators like RSI, ADX, MACD, EMA and SMA value in particular time frame.
For example, a user wants to check the movements and changes of the ETH/BTC pair. They just have to jump onto the Crypto Radar tab in the trading platform and search the coin name ETH, provide a pair from either BTC or other cryptocurrencies and give a time frame like 1 hour; after the selection, users will see the current price as result, 1 hour high price, 1 hour low price and changes in price as percentage. By default a user will be able to see all the coins/tokens from the selected pair on selected time frame from the Screener, then they will have the ability to search the coins/tokens of their interest.

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For all the information regarding encrybit and how it will provide real time solutions and a top notch platform, kindly visit the official website for details:
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