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  1. Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (March 27 – 31, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish EURUSD managed to hold out its bullishness last week, in spite of the current short-tern consolidation in the market. Price reached the resistance line at 1.0800 and moved sideways till Friday. Many unsuccessful attempts were made to overcome the resistance line at 1.0800, but price could not stay above it. This week, that resistance line could possibly be overcome as another resistance line at 1.0800 is possibly targeted. However, there is also a strong possibility of weakness in the market; unless USD continues to be weak versus EUR. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish Price dropped 70 pips last week, testing the support level at 0.9900. Attempts to breach that support level have not been successful, but that could happen this week, as selling pressure continues in the market. Since price has already gone below the psychological level at 1.0000, it would not be easy for it to go above that level again. There are potential targets at the support levels of 0.9850 and 0.9800 this week, which could be reached as long as USDCHF continues its weakness. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bullish GBPUSD went upwards last week, reaching the distribution territory at 1.2500; and then consolidating till the end of the week. There is a strong Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and the outlook on GBP pairs continues to be bullish, and further bullish movement is expected on GBPUSD this week. The pair would go upwards by a minimum of 150 pips, testing the distribution territories at 1.2550, 1.2600 and 1.2650. . USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish This pair dropped 160 pips last week. Since March 10, price has dropped 430 pips, leading to a strong bearish bias on the market, which would continue as long as USDJPY is weak. The demand level at 111.00 was tested several times last week, but price managed to close above it. This week, further southwards movement would happen, once the demand level at 111.00 is breached to the downside. However, there is an indication of probable rallies on JPY pairs before the end of the month, which would also affect USDJPY. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bearish Last week, there was some downwards movement on this cross, which dropped 180 pips to test the demand zone at 119.50. Since March 13, price has dropped 310 pips. There is currently a “sell” signal in the market, which may enable the demand zones at 119.00 and 118.50 to be reached. On the other hand, there could be a rally in the market before the end of the month. This is also expected on other JPY pairs. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “It is critical to develop a well thought out and organized trading plan. It is then important to have the discipline needed to follow it… Trading should bring fulfillment of your business and personal goals.” – Andy Jordan Source: www.tallinex.com
  2. One of the frustrating things about being a trend follower is that it takes time to overcome the inertia of a new system, particularly if that system is based upon slightly longer time periods such as weekly data. Part of the frustration that traders encounter is based upon the simple mechanics of how systems work. A system that is correctly designed takes its losses quickly and allows its profitable trades to simply roll along. This results in the system instantly going into drawdown and it is this drawdown that causes traders to develop friction with their system. This friction often leads to tinkering as they attempt to force the system to give them something it cannot give. This is exacerbated in times of a flat market – you cannot force returns from a market. The All Ords of late has not really been a stand out performer as can be seen from the chart below the market has been slowly grinding its way up in a broad channel. With this in mind I thought I would look at the yearly returns for the various stocks within the All Ords – so I found some data on their percentage returns and stuck it into a frequency histogram to see what the performance of individual stocks looked like. Please visit this link for the charts and images that come with this article: http://tradinggame.com.au/where-is-the-money/?utm_source=Blog+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2e70d91994-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eb90516269-2e70d91994-43344013 I have a arranged the data into a serious of blocks and did a count of the number that fell into that category. I also calculated the average performance of the group which for this period stood at 17.09%. However, if I drop out the 200% and above outliers this average value falls to 13.04%. As you might have guessed the majority of values cluster around the mean with a long right handed tail. This sort of distribution is common with stocks since we have unlimited upside but limited downside – a stock cannot decline more than 100%. Our psychology dictates that we are instantly drawn to the right hand side of the chart and the extreme outliers that occurred over the past year. And as traders these are the sort of trades that we hope ours might evolve into. However, in doing so we ignore that left hand side of the chart. The majority of stocks (60%) have below average performance. You may assume as a trend follower that this is not an issue since you would avoid these large losses and poor performance by the use of stops but that ignores the reality of the actual trading process. As a mechanical trader you will not incur these losses but you will burn time wading through these non performing stocks before you hit the ones that do perform. You waste time, a little bit of money and a lot of patience dealing with this mediocre performance. My anecdotal experience has been that trading returns are made up of a lot of modest returns and a tiny handful of trades that do very well but to get to the ones that do very well you have to crank through a reasonable number of trades and you have to keep going. This is where the notion of emotional resilience comes into its own in trading and the ability not to tinker with the system hoping that it will generate these sorts of trades. Systems don’t actually generate these sorts of trades – the market does so you cannot actually build a system with the preconceived notion that it will find you trades that generate a 500% return. What the system does do is generate a population of trades, most of which will be duds and hopefully a few large winners. But in the beginning all trades look the same. Author: Chris Tate Article reproduced with kind permission of Tradingggame.com.au More helpful quotes from professional traders are added below: “As always the battle is not with the market but with yourself.” – Chris Tate “Get any group of traders together and you will notice that the novices tend to talk about indicators and charting patterns, whilst the professionals discuss trading psychology and money management. In the beginning, you’ll underestimate the importance of these two key areas.” – Louise Bedford “Most people have an “interest” in becoming consistently profitable traders. However, few possess the essential ingredient of “total commitment.” Total commitment is what is demanded for a high level of success from any endeavor. A trader with commitment will take the money away from 100 traders who have only an "interest.” – Joe Ross “In fact I would say trading without a stop is like walking a tight rope without a net. You should always place a stop, not because you expect the market to go against you, but to protect against the unexpected. The worst losses I've seen have resulted from a trader not having a stop order in place and the ensuing deer-in-the-headlights paralysis that sets in once losses start to mount.” – Andy Jordan www.tallinex.com wants you to become a successful trader
  3. Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (March 20 - 24, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish This pair trended downwards on March 13 and 14, testing the support line at 1.0600. From the support line, price rose by 180 pips, going briefly above the resistance line at 1.0750 and then closing below it on Friday. The bullish signal is still in place, and further rise in price may be witnessed this week, which would enable price to go above the resistance line at 1.0750 again. However, it is also possible that EURUSD would trend downwards before the end of this week. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish As it was forecast last week, the weakness in greenback has caused USD/CHF to fall (as well as the bullishness of EURUSD). Price consolidated from Monday to Wednesday, and later plummeted on that day, to form a strong Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. The support level at 0.9950 has already been tested. As long as EURUSD is going up, USDCHF would be going down. On the other hand, whenever EURUSD showcases conspicuous weakness, USDCHF would rally seriously (something that may happen this week or next). GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bullish The main reason why Cable was able to rally last week was because USD became week. Before that, bears had met some impediment at the accumulation territory of 1.2150; a territory from which price rose 250 pips to test the distribution territory at 1.2400. There is already a bullish outlook on the market – which would continue to hold out as long as USD is weak enough to allow further rally. Any show of strength in USD would send Cable tumbling. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish In the last weekly forecast, it was mentioned that any show of weakness in USD would render bullish effort invalid in this market. That was exactly what happened: From the beginning of the week till March 15, price was consolidating. However, price began to trend downwards as USD became weak. There was an overall bearish movement of almost 250 pips last week, between the supply level at 115.00 and the demand level at 112.50. This week, further downwards movement is possible, but not without a possibility of a rally this week or next. EURJPY Dominant bias: Neutral Last week, this cross moved slightly southward by some 150 pips. This contrasted with the recent bullish bias, thus creating a short-term neutral bias on the cross. On Friday, the cross closed around the demand zone at 121.00. Further southward effort may bring price towards another demand zones at 120.50 and 120.00. But it should be noted that the outlook on JPY pairs is bullish, and they would rally before the end of March 2017, especially when JPY itself becomes weak. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “Isn't it time you took control of your own trading? Somewhere inside you there is a brilliant trader wanting to come out.” – Louise Bedford Source: www.tallinex.com
  4. Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (March 13 - 17, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish This pair trended downwards from Monday to Thursday and then rallied significantly. This has resulted in a bullish bias on the market, as price nearly reached the resistance line at 1.0700. This week, further rally is anticipated because the outlook on Greenback is bearish for the week: a factor that may be favorable to EURUSD. The first target for the week is the resistance line at 1.0700, and then followed by the resistance lines at 1.0750 and 1.0800. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bullish There is still a weak bullish outlook on this pair, though it is currently showing some weakness. As long as EURUSD goes upwards, USDCHF would find it very difficult to go upwards. Price was corrected lower on Friday, and since USD is expected to be weak this week, the support levels at 1.0050 and 1.0000 could be tested. Attempts to breach the resistance level at 1.0150 has already failed and that resistance level would serve as a strong barrier to any bullish effort this week. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bearish GBPUSD went south by 140 pips last week. Price has trended downwards by 310 pips since February 27, 2017, resulting in a clear Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. There is now a bearish siege at the accumulation territory of 1.2150, which has been battered without any success. While GBP could fall further versus other currencies like CHF, AUD and NZD, it may not fall further versus USD, since USD may experience some weakness this week, coupled with strong obstacles at the accumulation territories of 1.1250 and 1.1200. There is a logical expectation of some rally in GBPUSD. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bullish The market managed to go upwards last week after moving sideways in the first few trading days of the week. The bias is bullish, though not a strong one. Price closed below the supply level at 115.00 on March 10, and it might make effort to go upwards from there. This week, the outlook on JPY pairs is bullish, but the expected weakness in USD might scuttle bullish effort in the market. There are supply levels at 116.00, 115.50 and 115.00. There are also demand levels at 114.50, 114.00 and 113.50. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bullish Just like USDJPY, this cross pair moved sideways in the first few days of the last trading week, and then broke upwards in agreement with the recent bullish outlook on the market. From the weekly low of 120.01, price went north by 280 pips, and closed at 122.51 on Friday. There is a Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and since the outlook on JPY pairs is bullish for this week, further movement is expected on EURJPY (a movement of at least, 200 pips). EUR is currently strong in its own right and this is a factor that could help the cross pair upwards. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “Trading is a business.” – Joe Ross Source: www.tallinex.com
  5. Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (March 6 - 10, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish EURUSD went downwards last week, tested the support line at 1.0500, and then rallied significantly on Friday. Actually, the Friday rally might end up being a good opportunity to sell short at better prices (unless the resistance line at 1.0700 is breached to the upside, which would result in bullish signal). This week, price could test the support lines at 1.0450, 1.0400 and 1.0350; for the outlook on EURUSD is bearish. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bullish There is still a weak bullish outlook on this pair, though it is currently showing some weakness. Price is now above the support level at 1.0050, and as long as EURUSD continues going downwards, USDCH would continue trudging upwards, possibly reaching the resistance levels at 1.0100 (which was actually tested and breached temporarily last week), 1.0150 and 1.0200. On the other hand, a movement below the support level at 1.0000 would result in a bearish outlook. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bearish GBPUSD dropped 200 pips last week, briefly moving below the accumulation territory at 1.2250, before bouncing upwards from there. The upward bounce is something that is supposed to be transitory, for the outlook on the market is bearish for this week. The targets to be possibly reached are located at the accumulation territories at 1.2250, 1.2200 and 1.2150. Some other GBP pairs like GBPNZD and GBPAUD might also be seen going bearish this week. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bullish There is a bullish bias on this trading instrument, but this is nothing yet over-the-top. Price went upwards from the demand level at 112.00, reaching the supply level at 114.50 (a northwards movement of 250 pips). Since there is some kind of weakness in JPY, it is possible that the supply levels at 115.00, 115.50 and 116.00 would be attained this week. Should that happen, the bullish bias would simply become stronger. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bullish This cross went north by 270 pips last week. Price rose from the demand zone at 118.50, and closing above the demand zone at 121.00 on March 3. There is a strong Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market. Since the outlook on JPY pairs is bullish for this week, it is anticipated that this EURJPY would continue going upwards, reaching the supply zones at 121.50, 122.00 and 122.50 before the end of this week. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “Traders, by their very nature, are optimistic risk takers. We believe we can make money. We say ‘Yes’ to risk. We say ‘Yes’ to learning about how to trade effectively. We say ‘Yes’ to a brighter future for ourselves and our family.” – Louise Bedford Source: www.tallinex.com
  6. Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (February 27 – March 2, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish This pair went south last week, testing the support line at 1.0500, and then bouncing upwards on Thursday and Friday. The upwards bounce would turn out to be a good selling opportunity because price is expected to trend further downwards this week, reaching the support line at 1.0500 again and breaking it to the downside. The outlook on EURUSD (as well as other EUR pairs) is strongly bearish for this week and the month of March. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bullish There is a weak bullish signal on USDCHF. The signal is weak because price has moved upwards only by about 200 pips in the whole of February. There was an upwards movement last week, which pushed price briefly above the resistance level at 1.0100, before the correction that was witnessed in the last two trading days of the week. There is still a tendency for price to continue going upwards, as long as EURUSD journeys southwards. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Neutral For at least, three weeks, Cable has been moving sideways, hence the neutral bias on the market. Price has only oscillated between the accumulation territory at 1.2350 and the distribution territory at 1.2600. There is a need for price to go above that distribution territory, staying above it; or below that accumulation territory, staying below it, before the neutral bias can be considered as being over. Until this happens, the bias would remain neutral. There is a possibility that GBP pairs would go considerably bearish in March, though they would make some attempt to rally around the end of that month. USDJPY Dominant bias: Neutral This trading instrument is neutral in the medium-term and bearish in the short-term. Price consolidated last week, and then trended downwards on Thursday and Friday. This is an action that has led to a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the short-term, which may enable price to reach the demand levels at 111.50 and 111.000. This does not rule out a possibility of a rally, since some serious bullish effort is expected on most JPY pairs in March. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bearish There is a strong bearish signal on this cross, which has moved downwards by 350 pips so far this month. The market went southwards 150 pips this week, closing below the supply zone at 118.50. The demand zones at 118.00 and 117.50 could also be tested this week. On the other hand, a serious weakness in Yen may cause price to jump upwards, which is something that would possibly happen in the March. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “A good plan will include a well-tested strategy, a trading method, or a setup. Having a positive expectation should allow you to have the confidence to start trading your plan.” – Andy Jordan Source: www.tallinex.com
  7. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (February 20 - 24, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish From Monday to Wednesday, this pair went downwards, moving below briefly below the support line at 1.0550. Price then rallied above the resistance line at 1.0650, before getting corrected lower on Friday. The outlook on the market is bearish, and further bearish movement is expected this week, as price targets the support lines at 1.0550 (which was tested last week), 1.0500 and 1.0450. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish Oddly enough, the current outlook on USDCHF is bearish, just like the outlook on EURUSD. One of the reasons behind this is occasional bouts of stamina in CHF, which sometimes put checks on USDCHF bullish ambitions. The market level at 1.0000 has now become insignificant, since price just goes above and below it at will. For example, price went below it on February 16, only to go above it on February 17. Only a very strong bearish plunge on EURUSD would help push USDCHF upwards considerably. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Neutral GBPUSD has been moving sideways for at least, two weeks. The market did nothing noteworthy last week. This directionless movement would soon end, and a strong momentum would rise, pushing price in a clear direction. A closer look at the market shows that bears’ hands are currently stronger than bulls’ hands, and following the ongoing impasse, price could plunge southwards. The outlook on GBP pairs remains bearish. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish In the context of a downtrend, price moved upwards from February 9 – 15, and then began to pull back from that day. On February 17, price closed below the demand level at 113.000, leading to a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. The targets for this week are the demand levels at 112.50, 112.00 and 111.50. This, however, does not rule out a possibility of a strong rally before the end of the month. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bearish This cross is bearish in the long-term and neutral in the short-term. The market consolidated from Monday to Friday and then started moving downwards as it plunged by over 120 pips that day. This is in agreement with the southward movement that was started in the beginning of this month; plus further southward movement is possible. On the other hand, a possibility of a serious rally still remains… on JPY pairs. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “For some traders, commitment to success is not optional but mandatory.” – Joe Ross Source: www.tallinex.com
  8. I was having a catch up with my good mate and uber cool pad holder Jarrod yesterday – we both share a fascination with human performance. We are both interested in what we can get out of the machine we wander around in all day. As part of this quest he had recently been to see a dietitian who works with several AFL clubs and during the conversation they mentioned that as part of their regime they didn’t count calories. We both thought this was odd for the simple reason that without data you are operating in a vacuum, without knowledge about your calorie intake and in particular your intake of various macro nutrients you are simply guessing. And guessing simply doesn’t count when it come to assessing change.The point here is obvious, if you are not in some way tracking the performance of your trading then you have no means by which to judge your performance. Without having a series of metrics that tell you how you are doing then you are also operating in a state of ignorance and in many cases delusion. I understand that some people dont want to track their system since this would defeat the entertainment component of trading. Knowing how badly you are doing would take the fun out of it. The same is true for people who struggle with their weight – they dont want to know how badly they are doing. Ignorance is bliss.Performance tracking does not have to be complex – it only needs to tell you a simple story, how many trades did you get wrong, how many did you get right, what is your average profit/loss per trade and do you have more money at the end of the year than at the beginning. All this can be achieved in a spreadsheet with a little bit of playing around.Author: Chris TateI’d like to end this article with some quotes:“Be careful! It doesn't matter how good you are, if you don't use proper risk management you will fail.” - Jarratt Davis “Having a diversified system does help but it does still make you wary of taking the next trade. But it always seems to be the next trade that you don’t take that turns things around.” – Chris TateArticle reproduced with kind permission of http://tradinggame.com.au www.tallinex.com wants you to make money from the markets
  9. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (February 13 - 17, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish This pair trended downwards last week, going below the resistance line at 1.0650. The movement so far this month is essentially bearish and there is a possibility that further bearish movement would continue to hold out, as the support lines at 1.0600, 1.0550 and 1.0500 are targeted this week. There is a need for price to go above the resistance line at 1.0800 before the current outlook can be rendered invalid. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish USDCHF is bearish in the medium-term, and bullish in the short-term. In the short-term, price has moved from the support level at 0.9900, towards the resistance level at 1.0050. This has already generated a short-term bullish signal, and a movement above another resistance level at 1.0150 would result in a Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market. It is important to note that price has succeeded in breaching the great level at 1.0000 to the upside, making more bullish movement very likely. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Neutral GBPUSD is currently in an equilibrium phase – having moved generally sideways last week (though price was volatile on February 7). While the market could remain in the equilibrium phase, there is going to be a serious breakout this week or next, which would most probably favor bears. The outlook on GBP pairs for this month remains bearish and heavy selling pressure could start anytime. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish The bullish expectation for JPY pairs did not materialize last week, save a weak rally that was seen on Thursday. The bias on the market is still bearish, and price could attempt to test the demand levels at 112.50 and 112.00. On the other hand, the bullish expectation on JPY pairs are still in place: JPY pairs could assume strong rallies any day this week or next; with USDJPY being caught in a strong buying pressure. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bearish From Monday to Wednesday, this cross pair went down 180 pips, testing the demand zone at 119.50. Price has been making some negligible bullish attempt since then, rallying by 170 pips and getting corrected lower on Friday. This kind of alternative but transient victories between the bull and the bear would continue until there is a protracted, directional movement, which is expected to be in favor of the bull. Short trades are may not be held onto for too long. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “By the way, the absolute best trading opportunities these days are in Forex.” – Dr. Van K. Tharp Source: www.tallinex.com
  10. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (February 6 - 10, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish The bias on this pair is currently bullish. Price managed to go upwards last week, reaching the resistance line at 1.0800, but not able to stay above it. Several failed attempts were made, to breach the resistance line to the upside, and the goal must be achieved to save the current bullish bias. A movement above the resistance line at 1.0800 would reinforce the bullish bias – and failure to do that would eventually bring about a large pullback in the market. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish This market has been trudging south since the beginning of this year. From early January till now, price has gone down roughly 350 pips. As long as EURUSD goes north, USDCHF will continue to go south, for only a serious pullback on EURUSD can bring a meaningful rally on USDCHF. CHF is expected to become strong this month; plus the resistance level at 1.0000 would endeavor to impede rallies in the market. It would be difficult for a strong rally to take place. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bullish GBPUSD made attempt to go upwards last week, but further upwards movement was rejected at the distribution territory at 1.2700. From there, price got corrected by over 200 pips, to close above the accumulation territory at 1.2450 on Friday. An upward movement from here would save the recent bullish bias, while a downwards movement from here would render the bullish bias invalid. Generally, GBP pairs are supposed to trend seriously upwards this month. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish The current bias on this currency trading instrument is bearish, because price has been trending downwards since the beginning of this year. Price has come down more than 500 pips since January, and it is approaching major demand levels. The demand levels at 112.00 and 111.00 could be tested on breached, temporarily. There is a strong possibility that JPY pairs would rally this week (most probably within Monday to Wednesday), and should that happen, USDJPY would rally seriously. EURJPY Dominant bias: Neutral The bias on this cross pair is essentially neutral, though there are bearish signals in small timeframes. The neutral bias can be ended by the expected rally on JPY pairs, which would also carry this cross pair along. Price might temporarily reach the demand zones at 121.00, 120.50 and 120.00. On the other hand, a serious rally would push price upwards by a minimum of 200 pips this week. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “Don't let another year go by where you aren't inspired to cash in on everything the markets have to offer.” – Louise Bedford Source: www.tallinex.com
  11. Super Trading Strategies - Tapping the Hidden Treasure in the Markets “So much to know, so much to earn So much wisdom to seek and learn If we raise our hands, we’ll touch the sky Our beds are low, our dreams are high…” - Niyi Osundare I was born into a poor family of many children, and my parents struggled desperately to survive economically. I am a first-hand witness of extreme poverty, suffering, job loss and a high unemployment rate happening in the environment where I used to live. If you are reading this and you think you are currently suffering, you probably did not suffer as much as I did. Throughout my teenage years, I engaged in hard and exhausting manual labour to support myself and help my parents. This is one reason why I was fortunate enough to get an education. In spite of this, I was able to perform well at school because I developed an intense love for reading when I was eight years old. I liked to read anything I could lay my hands on. This has helped me gain lots of knowledge in many fields such as electronics, computers, history, literature, etc. When I was a young adult, the future looked bleak indeed! In spite of my knowledge, I was thinking of taking a loan to get a used car for commercial driving. However, I decided to teach at private schools for a time, for paltry pay, which managed to keep me alive. In 2007, my uncle called me and advised me to learn Forex trading, because it was very popular in my country at that time. I found someone to train me, but sadly, it was a poor training, and I suffered in the market for the next few years. No matter what I did I was losing money, until I got to a point where I began to think of doing something else with my life. I went to a friend’s house and I saw an old copy of TRADERS’ magazine on his table. I begged him to lend me the magazine. I went home to read it and I was enthralled by what Dr. Van. K. Tharp, who was interviewed in the magazine, said about successful traders. There I was! So there are successful traders! What are their secrets? What do they do differently and how might I benefit from their thoughts, trading styles and principles? The rest is a testimony… Get Super Trading Strategies, almost free here: http://www.advfnbooks.com/books/supertradingstrategies/index.html These quotes end this piece: “The fact is, if you are trading in a professional way, you are out of the market much of time.” – Andy Jordan “Psychologists show that most people generally are overconfident about their abilities and about the precision of their knowledge. Security selection can be a difficult task, and it is precisely in such difficult tasks that people exhibit the greatest overconfidence.” - James D. Di Virgilio Super Trading Strategies: http://www.advfnbooks.com/books/supertradingstrategies/index.html Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IR2DAYA And here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IR2DAYA www.tallinex.com wants you to make money from the markets.
  12. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (January 30 – February 3, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish This pair went flat from Monday to Wednesday, not being able to stay above the resistance line at 1.0750. Price then declined a bit, in the context of an uptrend. Price has been going upward gradually since the beginning of this year, and this has led to a bullish bias, which would, however, be challenged in February. The downtrend may even start this week, as EUR is expected to become weak versus other currencies (except JPY) in February. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish USDCHF went sideways throughout last week – slightly below the resistance level at 1.0000. Price may temporarily go above that resistance level, but it would later journey further south. Apart from the sideways movement that was seen last week, price has been coming down gradually since the beginning of this year, and this has led to a bearish bias on the market. The bearish bias should continue in the month of February, owing to expected stamina in CHF. A bearish journey in EURUSD may help bring about some transitory rallies on USDCHF, but the overall movement would be bearish in February. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bullish Cable rallied 280 pips last week, topping at the distribution territory of 1.2650, before the shallow retracement that started on Thursday. Since the low of January 16, price has moved upwards by 650 pips, but the bullish bias that has resulted from that may end soon, as a result of a bearish outlook on the Cable (and some other GBP pairs) in the month of February. While, price could test the distribution territories at 1.2700, 1.2750 and 1.2800, it might not be able to go very far, as chances of serious bearish movements are very high in February. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish This trading instrument has been coming down gradually since early January, and that has led to a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. On Thursday, price began to rise and later on Friday, it closed above the demand level at 115.00. Further movement may take price towards the supply levels at 116.00, 116.50 and 117.00; and that may end up invalidating the recent bearish bias. Generally, the outlook on USDJPY for February is bullish. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bullish This cross pair is bullish in the short-term and neutral in the medium-term. Price managed to journey northward last week, creating a short-term bullish signal. In February, the only factor that would help this cross further upwards is the expected weakness in Yen (which would also help most other JPY pairs to rally). In February, an overall movement of at least, 500 pips, is expected in favor of bulls. Nonetheless, there may be some serious but shallow pullbacks along the way. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “It's time to tap into your inner conquistador and become a winning trader.” – Trading Educators Source: www.tallinex.com
  13. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (January 23 - 27, 2017) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish EURUSD moved upwards by about 100 pips last week, now testing the resistance line at 1.0700. The upwards movement last week was not strong, but it was noticeable enough to show that the recent bullishness in the market remains a valid thing. This week, the resistance lines at 1.0750, 1.0800 and 1.0850, may be attained, as long as EUR continues to be stronger than USD in the near-term. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bearish USDCHF went down lower and lower last week, continuing the bearish journey that started early this month. The great psychological level at 1.0000 was tested again and again, but price could not breach it to the downside (staying below it). Price has repeatedly bounced off the psychological level, but as the bias is bearish, upwards bounces would only provide good short-selling opportunities. As long as EURUSD goes up, USDCHF would go down, and the psychological level at 1.0000 would end up being breached. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bearish GBPUSD began the last week on a bearish note (other GBP pairs gapped down and then started trending upwards). Price moved up by more than 410 pips, reaching the distribution territory at 1.2400. However, the strong rally was not enough to overturn the recent bearish outlook on the market. For the bearish outlook to be overturned, price would need to go upwards by at least, another 300 pips this week; otherwise, the rally that happened can eventually turn out to be a temporary rally that later confirms bears’ supremacy. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bearish This pair went downwards on Monday and Tuesday and then started to go upwards from Wednesday to Friday. There is still a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the 4-hour chart. Unless price is able to stay above the supply level at 117.00 - which would require a serious rally - the bearish outlook would remain logical. There are demand levels at 114.00, 113.50 and 113.00, which may be tested again, in case price comes down. EURJPY Dominant bias: Neutral This cross pair briefly ended its sideways movement when it assumed a southward journey on January 9. Price attempted to go further downwards last week, but further downwards movement was rejected before it reached the demand zone at 120.50. And since price has gone upwards on January 18 and 19, it has been forced back into a neutral region. This week, a serious northwards movement would bring about a “buy” signal; while a southward movement would simply bring back the recent “sell” signal in the market. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “What I do believe, most of the time, are the numbers on the statement of my trading account. If they are getting bigger, then I am winning.” – Joe Ross Source: www.tallinex.com
  14. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (December 26 - 30, 2016) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish This pair trended downwards on Monday and Tuesday, and then began to make some bullish attempt, all in the context of a downtrend. A strong movement is not anticipated this week (although it is a possibility), for the market may not do more than it did last week. No matter what happens, there is not going to be an end to the current bearish outlook this year. In fact, price may test the support lines at 1.0400 and 1.0350. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bullish USDCH merely zigzagged throughout last week, with no directional movement. The overall bias is bullish, and thus, when momentum returns to the market, it may be in favor of the bias. Just like EURUSD, strong movement is not expected this week (but it can happen). There are resistance levels at 1.0300 and 1.0350. As long as price does to go below the psychological level at 1.0000, the outlook on the market would remain bullish. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bearish GBPUSD dropped 250 pips last week, giving more and more emphasis on current weakness in the market. Price closed below the distribution territory at 1.2300 on Friday, targeting the accumulation territories at 1.2250, 1.2200 and 1.2150. There are huge Bearish Confirmation Patterns in the daily and 4-hour charts, which make long trades illogical at the present. A very strong bearish movement may be witnessed on GBPUSD before the end of the year. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bullish The market consolidated throughout last week. The major bias is bullish, and that is supposed to continue till the end of this year. There may be a rise in momentum, which may push price towards the supply levels at 117.50, 118.00, and 118.50. These supply levels were previously tested this month, and they could be tested again. Only a movement of about 200 pips to the south could threaten the current bias. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bullish This currency instrument trended downwards on Monday and then moved sideways till the end of the week, closing at 122.515 on Friday. There would soon be a directional movement in the market, but right now, it is better to stay away until that happens (unless scalping is being done in the market). A movement below the demand zone at 120.50 would end the bullish bias, while a movement above the supply zones at 123.50 and 124.00 would strengthen it. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “[In trading] I choose joy over disappointment and contentment rather than instant gratification.” - D. R. Barton, Jr. Source: www.tallinex.com
  15. Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (December 19 - 23, 2016) Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish EURUSD trended downwards last week, just as it was expected. Price moved sideways from Monday till Wednesday, when it started dropping further downwards. The support line at 1.0400 was tested, and although price closed above it, it would be tested again. The outlook on EURUSD is bearish for this week. So we may see further bearish movements which may enable price to break the support lines at 1.0400, 1.0350 and 1.0300 to the downside. Eventually, EUR might reach parity with USD. USDCHF Dominant bias: Bullish In exact opposite manner to EURUSD, this market underwent a shallow bearish retracement within December 12 and 14. Price went up significantly on December 14, moving briefly above the resistance level at 1.0300, and later closing below it. USDCHF would continue to make rally attempts, though it would come across some challenges this week. While bearish corrections could be contained around the support levels of 1.0050 and 1.0000, the resistance levels at 1.0300 and 1.0400 would be the targets for this week. GBPUSD Dominant bias: Bearish This market consolidated on Monday and Tuesday, to drop southward on Wednesday, according to forecast last week, in the context of a downtrend. The accumulation territory at 1.2400 has been tested again and again, but there is a considerable amount of opposition to the bearish movement, around the accumulation territory. Price would go below it this week, owing to the fact that the bias on GBPUSD (as well as some GBP pairs), remains bearish for this week and for the rest of this month. Price would still go downwards by a minimum of 300 pips before the end of this year. USDJPY Dominant bias: Bullish According to last week analysis, this trading instrument went upwards 300 pips last week, after moving sideways on Monday and Tuesday. Since November 9, price has trended northwards more than 1700 pips; and the northward movement could continue this week. There is Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market and the supply levels at 118.50 and 119.00 may be tested this week. As from now on, the movements on JPY pairs would be determined by strength of individual currency, not the weakness in Yen. This means USDJPY could rally further while GBPJPY could plummet. EURJPY Dominant bias: Bullish There are going to be serious movements in the JPY markets this week (while next week would be quiet), and EURJPY would not be an exception. This is a bull market, and while there may be occasional pauses and consolidation along the way, there could be further bullish movement. However, the ongoing weakness in EUR could scuttle this expectation. As long as price does not cross the demand zone at 121.00 to the downside, the bullish bias would hold. This forecast is concluded with the quote below: “In order to taste success in the trading market, you'll need to develop really simple strategies. You're likely to take trading decisions in a more confident way, remain headstrong and gain more winning opportunities when you follow some really simple strategies.” - Sean Lee Source: www.tallinex.com