Oct 07

It’s been a while since I commented on the Greek debt situation.  Since my first musings, we have seen a story unfold that reminds me a lot of a statement in a book written by a yachtsman who circumnavigated the world in his sailing yacht.  This yachtsman commented that: “A Greek contract defines the framework, within which the fraud will take place“. Continue reading »

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Feb 07

Quantitative Easing for Dummies

Let’s just for a moment dream a bit and pretend you are the head of a central bank, say the Federal Reserve - or even better, the owner of such an institute.  Speaking of which, did you know that quite a few central banks are privately held institutes?  In that sense, there is not much ‘federal’ about the Federal Reserve, and if some indications are right, it’s not a ‘reserve’ either…!.  Mull over this for a bit: the most influential countries have handed over the right to print money to some privately held institutes, can you believe that? Continue reading »

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Apr 23

Online Foreign Currency Trading

Getting involved in online foreign currency trading is not complicated.  There are a few things you need to learn, a couple of choices that you need to be make, but all in all, it’s not as difficult as it used to be.
The main choice you need to make is whether you want to get into currency futures trading or whether you would rather concentrate on FX-trading (ie. trading the Forex spot market).  Read on to learn what it takes to get involved. Continue reading »

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Apr 21

Forex Trading Robots

Forex Trading Robots have made an inroad in retail online forex trading.  Generally it is a good idea to have your best forex trading system run automatically, as this removes a lot of psychological pressure off traders that otherwise would need to manage their open positions manually.

However, using a trading robot software leads to a whole new set of issues, which is something that is easily overlooked. Continue reading »

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Apr 12

Demo-trading results suggests to you that you have finally stumbled across a currency trading system that actually works.  Good for you! But now what?
“Handling the good idea” can be tricky, so I suggest that you halt a moment to evaluate whether your trading system is really that good.

  • Does your system use sound market principles?
  • How did you backtest your currency trading system?
  • How good is your backtesting software?
  • Can your backtesting platform really provide information that is solid enough to base an expectancy on?

I have to admit that I learned a lot about backtesting the expensive way. More than once I was happy with backtesting results and then was getting dismayed about the real trades that ensued. Does this sound familiar to you? It may not be your fault, read on: Continue reading »

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