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cTrader Mobile Updated to Version 3.1

cTrader Mobile Updated to Version 3.1

November 18, 2018 21:30   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

Announcement from Spotware:

Dear Trader,

We would like to inform you that cTrader Mobile Beta has been updated to version 3.1 and is available now to download on Google Play and App Store. The new version provides traders with more functionality for charting and order creation. (more…)

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Upcoming Pepperstone Seminars and Webinars

Upcoming Pepperstone Seminars and Webinars

September 16, 2018 18:11   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

Pepperstone webinars are designed to help you learn to identify profitable opportunities, as well as improve your strategies to become a successful trader.

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ESMA Restrictions for August 2018

ESMA Restrictions for August 2018

July 28, 2018 10:22   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

everyone is talking about the ESMA issues that will come up next month

here is a short overview of how they will reflect on you

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What Is Ethereum? (ETH)

What Is Ethereum? (ETH)

June 13, 2018 00:36   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

Ethereum, the smaller “Brother of BitCoin”?  Smart Contracts, Gas Money, Mining Applications or (Decentralized Apps) that use ETH…

it’s a large topic,
a great description of what is what can be found on the KingPassive Blog.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Ethereum.
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Base Camp: #2 Market Exposure

Base Camp: #2 Market Exposure

March 25, 2018 03:29   Norsie   Traders Library you should know  

Depending on the market certain sectors have either direct or indirect effects on the currency, equity, etf, or commodity. In example the DXY or the dollar currency index runs in direct correlation to any pair with USD in its name. FXY for the Yen FXE for the EUR 40% of a stocks price fluctuations are due to the market, 30% to the sector and 30% to the stock itself (more…)

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Base Camp: #1 some fundamental stuff

Base Camp: #1 some fundamental stuff

March 24, 2018 16:43   Norsie   Traders Library you should know  

In post basic experience creating an edge will give you the greatest leverage, keep it simple, there is little need to complicate things; test(back/forward) until you find a system you enjoy using and has worked over at least 200 trades. Once you feel confident regarding the odds being in your favor, paper trade it until your confidence in your system increases. Start small and increase your lot size as your confidence increases, (more…)

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Trade what you see
Trade what you see

Trade what you see

March 16, 2018 17:10   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

here is another example of “Trade what you see”.

especially in the CFD Realm (which Forex most definitely is, but also inidicies, CFD based stocks, Metals, and other items can be traded this way.

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Do news results matter ? Divergence First, then Results!

Do news results matter ? Divergence First, then Results!

October 7, 2017 14:25   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

There is a large confusion about news results and trading them.

Having large orders ready to go seconds after news hit. Can be very profitable.

but never step in the trap that the news results do actually matter in this moment!!

There are a few things you should know and consider about news.

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know your Exit ! (or: never trade the Money)

know your Exit ! (or: never trade the Money)

September 21, 2017 14:22   SwingFish   Traders Library you should know  

Knowing where to exit is more important than knowing where to enter.

or in other words, Greed Kills ! as the market will tell you where it will likely to go, not your Profits/Losses!!

why? if you enter late, your position size will be smaller, because you will need a wider stop point (not really a big thing, just the reward is smaller, and the time the trade is “red” may be longer, nothing that can kill us, and in the end ist money being made.

but if you exit too late (or greed makes you stay in the trade),
especially in smaller timeframes, that can have Fatal results.

here is a typical Scenario in how to find an exit point.

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Hedging 101 (Trading without a StopLoss)

Hedging 101 (Trading without a StopLoss)

September 20, 2017 01:51   Sam S   Traders Library you should know  

Trading carries a huge risk for losses!
In fact, there is nobody in the world that trades who does not experience losses!
Our mission as traders is to limit the losses we incur so that we can protect our Equity.

As widely taught by educators, financial analysts, and other traders, the easiest way to protect ourselves from losses is to use a Stop-Loss order.

A stop-loss order will close your trade at a specific price set by you to limit the loss in case the trade becomes invalid.

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Hedging 101 (protecting profits or pause a trade)

Hedging 101 (protecting profits or pause a trade)

September 19, 2017 17:51   Sam S   Traders Library you should know  

Hedging occurs when a transaction is entered to reduce exposure to a prior trade turning against you and eliminating profits or increasing losses. Hedging is done to decrease the risks and hold a position until the markets begin to move in the original trade’s favored direction.

Just like finding entries, it is even more important finding exits.

It is especially important in the case a Day-trade turns into a swing trade.

Swing trades usually carry much smaller size because the stop-levels are much wider.
Using the same size on a much wider stop would massively increase the risk of the trade.

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