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  • Back on track [QB Pro]

    Back on track [QB Pro]

    You’ll recall the drawdown that began at the end of March this year. That coincided with major shifts in every currency pair in the portfolio. […]

     
  • Using a simple currency hedging strategy can help limit the potential downside of a single trade.

    Measure Yourself as a Hedge Fund

    To the average trader, the idea of comparing yourself to a hedge fund may sound a bit absurd. What does a hedge fund, which manages […]

     
  • Effective Trendline Navigation

    Effective Trendline Navigation

    As with virtually any trading scenario, we must first determine the direction that we need to trade the pair for the greatest likelihood of success. […]

     
  • Trading Exotic Currencies

    Trading Exotic Currencies

    When we say something is exotic, we mean mysterious, exciting and perhaps flavored with a little bit of danger. Exotic currencies are exactly like that. […]

     
 
 
 
 

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    Using VIX Alternatives

    Implied volatility is, or at least should be, a key factor in every trading strategy. In the past two articles we learned...

     
  • An Indicator Never Knows the Trend – But YOU Do!!

    An Indicator Never Knows the Trend – But YOU Do!!

    Many traders who I have worked with over the years ask how much attention should be paid to an indicator. It’s a great...

     
  • The World of the VIX

    The World of the VIX

    The VIX, or Volatility Index, is among the most watched indices in the world, certainly on the CBOE (Chicago Board of Exchange),...

     
  • Where Are the Trades?

    Where Are the Trades?

    An issue that I personally had when I began trading was what to do when a trade did not present itself on the charts. After...

     
  • QB Pro – May 2015

    QB Pro – May 2015

    April and May were a real swift kick in the teeth. There’s no hiding around the fact that the market wasn’t very...

     
  • Volatility & Your Trade

    Knowing the difference between optimization and curve-fitting can help you avoid exposing your strategy to backtesting biases.

    Picture this; you’re on the verge of opening a new trade. The indicators you’ve been patiently awaiting – averages...

     
  • Optimizing Slow Stochastics Crossovers

    Optimizing Slow Stochastics Crossovers

    Since price on the historical Daily and 4 hour charts of this AUDNZD pair are making lower highs and lower lows and are trading...

     
  • What’s the Main Advantage of Trading with the Trend? PIPS!!!

    What’s the Main Advantage of Trading with the Trend?   PIPS!!!

    Whenever currency pairs begin strong trending moves, traders will ask about the merits of the old trading adage, “the...

     
  • Trading Lessons from 2008

    Trading Lessons from 2008

    2008 is remembered as the year of turbulence in the financial markets. It was a year when stock prices were in utter meltdown...

     
  • How I disproved Efficient Market Theory by Being a DJ

    How I disproved Efficient Market Theory by Being a DJ

    This article was originally posted by Jared Dillian at Mauldin Economics. Yes, DJing is a hobby of mine. I’ve been doing...