Your forex backtests are absolutely worthless if you do not test the statistical entry efficiency and exit efficiency of the strategy. Everyone that runs a backtest inevitably reports the dollars earned as the outcome. Other factors exist like the average win to loss, the profit factor and the Sharpe ratio, but they do not tell […]

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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. By looking at the historical 4 hour chart of the GBPUSD below, there are several reasons we know that we want to go long (buy) the pair.  Price action is […]

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On the first Friday of each month the US Labor Department issues its Nonfarm Payrolls report. Among other labor-related data, that report provides the numbers of new US-based private sector jobs. The NFP, as it’s also sometimes called, is one of the few economic indicators that day traders and investors keenly watch. Usually, when the […]

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The single most evident quality of range bound is, quite simply, falling volatility or Standard Deviation. As Standard Deviation falls, the pair has smaller fluctuations and therefore is “bound” within a range. Likewise, when Standard Deviation is low we are stuck in a range. If we can time Standard Deviation (and we can), we can […]

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You had a great strategy, it was working well and it was making you money. The problem? Suddenly, market conditions have changed and your strategy no longer works. Markets are too volatile, too choppy. It’s as though the only thing your strategy can produce is a screen full of red. It seems like your strategy […]

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Regardless of whether you are trading Forex, stocks, gold or beans, everyone who considers themselves a “trader” wants to be successful. For many, this means fulfilling the goal of replacing their current income with gains made from trading. For others, it might mean reaching levels of wealth and security impossible to reach with their “day […]

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Every successful forex prop trader or other small business owner sets a course with milestones leading to specific objectives. And, when limited account sizes are traded using maximum leverage, the chosen goals must be realistic and well-planned. Most importantly, it’s better to work on eliminating trading mistakes rather than to focus on meeting performance targets […]

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