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12 Year Retail Forex Trader.
Primarily:
GBP/USD
USD/JPY
FTSE100
Spot Gold
Not trying to sell anything or similar bullshit.
Ask anything you wish.
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EUR/USD 1:1 when?
Gold, silver and other metals in uptrend now? Where are they heading?


Was this your full time job?
How did you get into it
Are you a millionaire?
Where/on what platform/broker did you trade?
How high are the fees and how much taxes do you have to pay?
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>>1355310
I literally just got a forex account yesterday but I only have $1000 to use in it. Any tips?

Also general tips etc?
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>>1355310

answer the questions then faggot
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>>1355310
Is it worth trying to get into this stuff as a random person without an economics background? Would computer programs and international firms eat my piddling funds for breakfast?
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>>1355371
I left the Army after 10 years because I was bored.
A friend showed me how to trade.
I'm a millionaire on paper as I buy property.
I use IG Index as my preferred broker and am in the UK so I don't pay tax on any profits.
>>1355482
The best strategy for a beginner (and the only one that works IMO) is a five minute momentum setup.
I range trade around support and resistance levels looking for aggressive rejections.
>>1355537
You don't need an economics background, just an awareness of current events.
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>>1357206
Active technical trading meme faggot
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>>1357211
Yes, that is correct.
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>>1355310


Any advice on reading material?
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>>1357250
>Candlestick Charting Techniques by Steve Nison
I use candlestick patterns to judge reactions to support and resistance levels.
To be fair most stuff is on the internet for free now.
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Can you tell us about your first year as a trader? Things you learned the hard way, things that you would teach somebody immediately before even starting etc.

Your first return rates and your current/best return rates p.a. would also be interesting to hear. Please no spicey edit here :(

Thanks, mate!
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>>1357263
First year was slow and steady, small positions.
I hired a mentor, a guy who I now firmly believe to be the best retail trader in the world. It wasn't cheap but he stopped me making rash decisions.
I have never had a losing year but I am cautious.
My biggest losses were was when the Swiss government depegged the CHF.
I took a month long holiday after that as it screwed with my head.
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Just as a side note: $1300(mid) seems to be the pivotal level for Gold.
Any daily close below then $1250 (support) is calling. Daily close above then the path to $1350 is open.
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>>1355310
What was your starting capital? What leverage did you use? How you managed risk for instance what do you consider as a risky position a "sure" position etc?
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>>1357280
Started with 10k.
My standard lot size for Gold now is £100 per $1/Oz.
I'll generally have about 3-5 lots open at the start and scale them back as the trade progresses. Once it seems to be going the correct way my risk management strategy is to close 50% for profit and move all stops to break even for a risk free trade.
Leverage in Forex varies but generally £10 per pip per lot with up to 5 lots.
I don't take any position I feel is overly risky.
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>>1355310
I want to go short on the FTSE 100 but I only have around 2000 EUR.
Whats the best way I can do this? I figured some kind of leveraged ETF but I cant find one that would be economical
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>>1357309
I wouldn't be shorting the FTSE any time soon.
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Do you use the 5min chart to determine support/resistance levels or do you use a higher timeframe for that.
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>>1357383
Daily and H4.
Although it's always daily for Gold.
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>>1357394
Thanks. Also the beginner strategy you mentioned, is this it?
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/08/five-minute-momo.asp
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>>1357400
Pretty much.
It's good for scalping and occasionally you might catch a big move.
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>>1355310
Really simple question, whenever you see the official invocation of Article 50, do you think the pound will drop again?
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>>1357422
No. It's already tied into the price and Article 50 is a foregone conclusion.
The referendum was won by exit, there is no going back on it.
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>>1357434
Yeah, I just didn't know if there were enough people out there banking on being able to somehow worm out of it that the market would have a decent dip at the official invocation.

I'm already basing my investments on the assumption that the EU will dissolve over time.
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>>1357445
If the UK becomes economically successful post Brexit then the EU is dead.
I currently hold no assets in Euros.
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>>1357445
I should add that a weak currency isn't necessarily bad thing.
It's great for exporters and a weaker GBP means a stronger Stock Market. Foreign investors pile in believing it to be a bargain. Also low interest rates make it good for borrowing.
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>>1357448
What happens if the EU goes kaput? Does the Euro evaporate? What happens to those people that hold Euros?
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>>1357474
I really don't know to be honest.
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>>1357485
Probably something like people trading pints of blood for loaves of bread.
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>>1357488
I suppose everyone would pile into safe haven assets like Gold and the USD.
It would be carnage for the average European though.
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>>1357497
Jesus Christ it would be hell on earth, I think it would be everything but the dark ages if the Euro vanished. You'd have people that start basing their entire lives on the most basic of shit

>farming
>defending the farm

I somehow doubt it will get that bad
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>>1357506
The problem is it's in the EUs interest for the UK to fail now.
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>>1355310
Hi, total idiot looking to get started. If someone knew next to absolutely nothing about trading FOREX and wanted to try and learn, what's step one, where would you point them?
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>>1357539
>babypips.com
Read the tutorials but disregard the rest of the site.
>50pipsfx.com
This guy knows what he's doing.
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>>1357510
Exactly, but, how will they accomplish that?

I think heavy handed action like sanctions and all this other shit will INCREDIBLY backfire.

You will have the other people that are looking through the window of sovereignty and not just economic impacts and they will view the sanctions as further proof of how the EU is unduly tyrannical as some type of overweight supranational dictator and they will grow in their disdain, I think.

Plus I was reading about how economic sanctions against the UK will backfire purely from a fiscal point of view, something about how the UK is more valuable to the EU than the EU is to the UK, I don't know the ins and outs of their trading.
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>>1355310
Do you wait for the close of a candle bar when you notice a breakout?
How much do you generally make per week? As percentage of capital.

Thanks iv learned a heap researching the jargon you're using.
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>>1357609
I don't trade breakouts mate but if I did then yes, it would have to be a complete candle. Bear in mind breakouts often retrace a bit prior to moving off.
I find trading ranges to be more successful.
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>>1357616
what do you trade if not breakouts?
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>>1357626
scratch that its 2:30am and i cant read lol
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>>1357627
No worries.
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>>1357277
What did you mean by this? are these the ranges?
Buy 1250, sell 1350?
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>>1357636
Yeah, but it's not quite that simple.
You need to look for indications of whether the ranges levels will hold. If you want to see a classic rejection sign Google "Pin Bars" and "Tweezer Tops".
These are classic patterns that signal a failure to breakout. There are many more but these two are very good indicators.
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Going out for dinner, will check back later.
Cheers.
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>>1357636
>https://50pipsfx.com/2016/06/27/weekly-wrap-up-outlook-27062016/
First part deals with Gold ranges.
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>>1357569
Am I correct that the second links needs a payment to study?

Also, do you know any further good reads, video lectures etc.

And one more question: do you have an opinion on the CMT program?

Much appreciated.
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>>1357886
He does offer training but don't bother with it.
He does a free webinar or analysis video on Sundays before Tokyo opens. He gives advice freely. He's the only internet guru I pay attention to.
I don't know about the CMT Program.
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>>1357908
When I say don't bother I mean he'll only deal with experienced traders who wish to maintain an edge. He doesn't take on beginners, but he will give advice to anyone who attends the free webinars or tweets him.
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>>1357908
>>1357939
Nice, thanks OP!
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Going to close out of this thread now.
Will start again next week if there is interest.
Trade well.
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>>1357206
>an awareness of current events
>Technical trading

You're just another thick as shit army twat. Never forget that.
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