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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
A bullish signal was generated on this pair last week, as the market gained 200 pips, to test the resistance line at 1.1850. After that, price began to experience some bearish correction, which made it close below the resistance line at 1.1800 on Friday. The bullish signal in the market remains valid, and it cannot be invalidated unless the market goes down by 200 pips from here. This week, the resistance lines at 1.1800, 1.1850 and 1.1900 could be reached. 

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bearish
This pair went downwards from Monday to Wednesday, jumped upwards on Thursday, and then went downwards again on Friday, closing at 0.9883 (on that very day). There is a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and the support level at 0.9850 may be tested easily, breached to the downside, as price goes further downwards towards other support levels at 0.9800, and 0.9750 (the last target of the week).

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Neutral
The bias on Cable is essentially neutral, for price has not gone in a strong directional mode in the past 4 weeks. There is a distribution territory at 1.3300 and an accumulation territory at 1.3050 (as space of 250 pips). These distribution and accumulation territories have proven to be able to withstand bearish and bullish pressures in recent times; and as long as price remains within them, the ongoing neutrality would remain. Once either of the territory is breached, a directional bias would occur.
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
USDJPY went sideways on November 13, and began to come down from November 14. Price went down by 160 pips last week, testing the demand level at 112.00 on November 17 (before the close of the market). This week, it is possible that price would go beneath the demand level at 112.00, and aim for another demand level at 111.50. Nonetheless, there would possibly be a strong bullish reversal before the end of the week.   

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Neutral   
The fact is, the EURJPY cross has been consolidating since the beginning of October (in the long-term). In the short-term, there are short-term bearish and bullish swings in the market, with no directional bias. For example, price went upwards last week, on Monday and Tuesday; but the bearish movement of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday has rendered the bullish movement of Monday and Tuesday invalid. The current neutrality would continue until price goes upwards by at least, 300 pips; or until it plummets by at least 300 pips. Any pip movement below that would not be sufficient to end the current neutrality.

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
This is also a choppy and equilibrium market, for things have gone slightly bearish.  The market would need to reach the demand zone at 146.50, for the bearish signal to become stronger in the market. On the other hand, a breach of the supply zone at 150.00 would swiftly bring an end to the bearish bias. A movement to the upside is more likely this week, since the outlook on some JPY pairs is bullish for the week.

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:


“Building a Forex trading strategy is much like building a house. You need layers and a good foundation.” – Jarratt Davis


Source: www.tallinex.com



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Career Advice / There’s nothing special about your strategy
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:53:55 PM »
THE WAYS WE CON OURSELVES

I support a particular hospital charity that each year or so runs a home lottery and every year I enter. To date I have won a digital camera, an iPod, an Apple TV, a tonne of chocolate, wine (brilliant for a non-drinker but good for presents) and a host of other goodies. In fact I have never had a time when I have entered and not won something. Whilst my expectancy is not quite positive it’s not bad. If I were a news agency that sold lottery tickets and I had this many winning entries bought via my store people would be clambering over me thinking there was something special about my store.

One of the things we ignore in life is that we are subject to the same harsh statistics as everyone else – we have what I call the myth of individual specialness. Our basic narcissism leads us to believe that the laws that apply to the universe don’t really apply to us, as a result we spend a lot of time fooling ourselves into think there is something special or magical about what we do.

My capacity to win this particular lottery has nothing to do with me other than the fact that I enter, I am simply subject to the laws of large numbers as is everyone else. If you get enough people doing the same thing over a long period time then the probable drifts into the realm of the inevitable. It is no wonder some people win the lottery twice.

But because we are such poor natural statisticians this seems like magic to us and we ascribe some special quality to ourselves and this is apparently a well-known phenomenon in both lottery winners and those who have inherited wealth. They believe that something divine about themselves means that they were meant to win – they cannot accept that it was blind luck. My wife has a friend who received a very large inheritance from her parents, she has now divorced herself from all her friends of many decades because she believes that there is something superior about herself other than being the lucky product of the sperm sprint derby that we all undergo. Sometimes you land in the right spot and sometimes you don’t.

The central issue here is that even in trading we are subject to the ruthlessness of statistics and this ruthlessness is often at odds with our own emotional endurance. For example if you have a system with a positive expectancy this means that on average and over time your system will make money. But note there are two presumptive phrases involved in this definition – on average and over time.

You need to have the resilience to ride out the times when the system is not making money. When traders first encounter the notion of expectancy they assume that is means that every trade they take will make $X and are surprised when this does not happen. All trading systems will experience runs of losses, this is the natural order of things and you can experiment with this for yourself by looking at a coin toss simulator. If you click here you can see how streaks of either heads or tails form – this is a good example of what can happen in trading systems.

Despite trading being a basic exercise in statistics at its core it is an exercise in resilience because we have to find ways of dealing with brutality of statistics and even when we know our system is sound it is still hard to take a continual series of losses. Inevitably we come back to the notion of courage as a central tenet in the success of any trader.


Author: Chris Tate

Article reproduced with kind permission of: http://tradinggame.com.au 

This article is concluded with the 3 quotes below:

“Every time you have a hunch that the market will reverse, jot it down on paper. After 30 attempts, look back at how accurate your prediction is. You may be surprised by your results.” – Rayner Teo

“Defeats in trading are not really defeats, anyway — they are more like trial balloons we keep sending up, knowing in advance that a certain number of them are going to get shot down. Therefore, trading is really a process of two steps forward and one step back. The one step back part will always seem like a defeat, will always feel like a defeat, but is not a defeat – simply part of the process.” – Andy Jordan

“A large population of traders consider themselves to be much more effective than they really are.”- Chris Tate


www.tallinex.com wants you to make profits from the markets.

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Career Advice / There’s nothing special about your strategy
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:52:56 PM »
THE WAYS WE CON OURSELVES

I support a particular hospital charity that each year or so runs a home lottery and every year I enter. To date I have won a digital camera, an iPod, an Apple TV, a tonne of chocolate, wine (brilliant for a non-drinker but good for presents) and a host of other goodies. In fact I have never had a time when I have entered and not won something. Whilst my expectancy is not quite positive it’s not bad. If I were a news agency that sold lottery tickets and I had this many winning entries bought via my store people would be clambering over me thinking there was something special about my store.

One of the things we ignore in life is that we are subject to the same harsh statistics as everyone else – we have what I call the myth of individual specialness. Our basic narcissism leads us to believe that the laws that apply to the universe don’t really apply to us, as a result we spend a lot of time fooling ourselves into think there is something special or magical about what we do.

My capacity to win this particular lottery has nothing to do with me other than the fact that I enter, I am simply subject to the laws of large numbers as is everyone else. If you get enough people doing the same thing over a long period time then the probable drifts into the realm of the inevitable. It is no wonder some people win the lottery twice.

But because we are such poor natural statisticians this seems like magic to us and we ascribe some special quality to ourselves and this is apparently a well-known phenomenon in both lottery winners and those who have inherited wealth. They believe that something divine about themselves means that they were meant to win – they cannot accept that it was blind luck. My wife has a friend who received a very large inheritance from her parents, she has now divorced herself from all her friends of many decades because she believes that there is something superior about herself other than being the lucky product of the sperm sprint derby that we all undergo. Sometimes you land in the right spot and sometimes you don’t.

The central issue here is that even in trading we are subject to the ruthlessness of statistics and this ruthlessness is often at odds with our own emotional endurance. For example if you have a system with a positive expectancy this means that on average and over time your system will make money. But note there are two presumptive phrases involved in this definition – on average and over time.

You need to have the resilience to ride out the times when the system is not making money. When traders first encounter the notion of expectancy they assume that is means that every trade they take will make $X and are surprised when this does not happen. All trading systems will experience runs of losses, this is the natural order of things and you can experiment with this for yourself by looking at a coin toss simulator. If you click here you can see how streaks of either heads or tails form – this is a good example of what can happen in trading systems.

Despite trading being a basic exercise in statistics at its core it is an exercise in resilience because we have to find ways of dealing with brutality of statistics and even when we know our system is sound it is still hard to take a continual series of losses. Inevitably we come back to the notion of courage as a central tenet in the success of any trader.


Author: Chris Tate

Article reproduced with kind permission of: http://tradinggame.com.au 

This article is concluded with the 3 quotes below:

“Every time you have a hunch that the market will reverse, jot it down on paper. After 30 attempts, look back at how accurate your prediction is. You may be surprised by your results.” – Rayner Teo

“Defeats in trading are not really defeats, anyway — they are more like trial balloons we keep sending up, knowing in advance that a certain number of them are going to get shot down. Therefore, trading is really a process of two steps forward and one step back. The one step back part will always seem like a defeat, will always feel like a defeat, but is not a defeat – simply part of the process.” – Andy Jordan

“A large population of traders consider themselves to be much more effective than they really are.”- Chris Tate

www.tallinex.com wants you to make profits from the markets.

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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The market consolidated last week, and made some bullish effort on Thursday and Friday (in the context of a downtrend). There is a bullish signal in the short-term, and once the resistance line at 1.1750 is breached to the upside, the bias would turn bullish. The outlook on EUR pairs is bullish for this week, and thus, other resistance lines that would be reached are located around 1.1800 and 1.1850. 

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
This pair is bullish in the long-term, but it is becoming bearish in the short-term. Basically, price moved sideways from Monday to Wednesday and then moved lower on Thursday. Further bearish movement is possible this week, and the targets are the support levels at 0.9950, 0.9900 and 0.9850. However, there would not be a very serious bearish movement this week because USD would retain some of its stamina this week.   

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Neutral
GBPUSD is quite choppy and volatile, characterized by short-term upswings and downswings with no directional movement. This week or next, it is possible for price to either go above the distribution territory at 1.3300 (creating a strong bullish bias); or it would go below the accumulation territory at 1.3050 (creating a strong bearish bias). Strong directional movements are anticipated on other GBP pairs this week   

USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This pair is bullish in the long-term, but bearish in the short-term. As soon as price tested the supply level at 114.50, it went downwards by 100 pips (throughout last week), closing slightly below the supply level at 113.50. Should price move southwards this week, the demand levels at 113.00 and 112.50 would be reached. A northwards movement above the supply levels at 114.00, 114.50 and 115.00 would help strengthen the recent bullish bias. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Neutral   
This is a neutral market. Price went downwards last week, testing the demand zone at 131.50, before bouncing upwards by 100 pips, to test the supply zone at 132.50. As long as price oscillates between the supply zone at 133.00 and the demand zone at 131.50, the neutrality in the market would be valid. Once the aforementioned supply zone or demand zone is breached, a directional bias would form.

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Neutral
This cross has been performing what can be called downswings and upswings for several weeks, with no perpetual trending movement. In October price reached a high of 151.38 and a low of 146.93. The current neutral phase in the market would not be over until the supply zone at 151.50 is breached to the upside; or until the demand zone at 146.50 is breached to the downside. Until then, strategies that take advantage of short-term swings in this market would thrive. 

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“No matter where you live or what your situation is, if you are willing to put the time and effort in, just about anyone can become a successful trader.” – TradingEducators

Source: www.tallinex.com



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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The market went sideways from Monday to Wednesday and moved further south on Friday (in the context of a downtrend). The bearish movement would continue this week, owing to a bearish outlook on EUR pairs for the week. Thus, price would test the support lines at 1.1600 (which has been nearly tested), 1.1550 and 1.1500. The resistance lines at 1.1700 and 1.1750 ought to do a good job limiting rally effort.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
Although this pair did not move seriously last week, it was able to maintain its bullishness. On Friday, price closed above the psychological level at 1.0000 - ready to go higher from there. The outlook on USD pairs is bullish (most USD pairs would move slightly or significantly upwards) this week, and this is what enable the pair to go further upwards; as well as the expected weakness in EURUSD. Thus the resistance levels at 1.0050, 1.0100 and 1.0150 would be tested this week and next week. 

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
This instrument went upward from Monday to Wednesday, gaining 160 pips and testing the distribution territory at 1.3300. Further bullish movement was rejected at that distribution territory, as price plummeted on Thursday, losing 250 pips and reaching the accumulation territory at 1.3050. The accumulation territory (though it has done a good job to prevent further fall), would give way as price aims for other accumulation territories at 1.3000 (a strong territory), 1.2950 and 1.2900. The outlook on GBP pairs is bearish for this week. 

USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
On October 30, USDJPY went downwards, but it rallied on October 31 and then consolidated for the rest of the week. There are demand levels at 113.00 and 112.50, which should try to impede a bearish bias from forming. The market could go upwards this week, reaching the supply levels at 114.50 and 115.00 (and even exceeding that). As long as USD is strong, a vivid pullback may not happen on the market. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish   
In the context of a downtrend, this cross rallied 160 pips, after testing the demand zone at 131.50. The rally has turned out to be a good opportunity to sell short at slightly higher prices, for price has started coming downwards from the high of last week (133.13), closing below the supply zone at 132.50 on November 3. As long as EUR is weak, this cross would be having difficulty going upwards. In fact, price may go southwards more than 150 pips this week. 

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
Price is bearish in the short-term, and neutral in the long-term. Just like GBPUSD, it went upwards by 270 pips from Monday to Wednesday, topped at 151.92 on Thursday, and then dropped like stone (310 pips). There is now a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and given the bearish outlook on GBP pairs, GBP/JPY is more likely to drop further than to rally significantly this week. The next targets for bears are the demand zones at 149.00, 148.50 and 148.00.

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“The elite trader develops a serious approach to the financial markets, weighing risk against potential reward at all times. They hone their craft through detailed recordkeeping, carefully chosen data sources, well-defined trading edges.” - Alan Farley

Source: www.tallinex.com



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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The market consolidated from Monday to Wednesday and then dropped sharply on Thursday and Friday. There is a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, which makes further drop a possibility. Since the outlook on EUR pairs remains bearish for this week (just as it was bearish for last week), the support lines at 1.1550, 1.1500 and 1.1450 are the next targets. However, the market would start rallying sometime in November, for the outlook on EUR pairs is bullish for November (especially starting from next week).

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
USD/CHF gained 200 pips last week, moving briefly above the strong resistance level at 1.0000, but closed below it on October 27. The parity that was briefly achieved by USD and CHF would be achieved again this week, because the outlook on the pair is bullish for this week. USD is supposed to remain fairly strong, and thus, price would reach the resistance levels at 1.0000, 1.0050 and 1.0100 this week. But the bullish domination would not hold out very long in November, because it is expected that EURUSD would rally in that month, and this would cause a selling pressure on USDCHF. 

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
This trading instrument is slightly bearish. It has been engaged in short-term upswings and downswings for about two weeks – a condition that is expected to continue until a strong volatility arises in the market. The volatility would propel price above the distribution territory at 1.3300 or below the accumulation territory at 1.3000. In November, there would be strong movements on GBP pairs, which would be bullish in most cases. 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
Although there was no strong northwards movement last week, this pair is bullish.  Effort to stay above the supply level at 114.00 has been thwarted, but a lot of activity remains around that supply level. A closer look at the market reveals that bulls are still strongly determined to push the pair upwards, and that is what they will likely achieve this week, for the outlook on certain JPY pairs is bullish for this week.

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish   
EUR pairs became mostly bearish in the last few days of last week, and EURJPY was not spared either. The market initially made some bullish effort, but further bullish movement was rejected at the supply zone of 134.50 (which was tested several times, without being breached). From that supply zone, price plummeted below the supply zone at 132.00 (about 260 pips). The demand zones at 131.50 and 131.00 could be tested before price begins to rally this week. The rally would continue until a fresh opposition is met at the supply zone of 134.50. 

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This cross is bearish in the short-term, and bullish in the long-term. From October 23 to 25, some bullish attempt was made, but price came down in October 26 and 27. The outlook on the market is bullish for this week and for most of the month of November. Therefore, price would eventually rally, gaining at least 400 pips in November. There are demand zones at 148.50, and 148.00, which could be tried before price rallies eventually.


This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“One thing is true in trading: when things are going so well that it is hard to believe what is happening, don't change the disciplines and behavior that are working for you!” – Andy Jordan


Source: www.tallinex.com




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Career Advice / Why do people ask me if I’ve stopped trading?
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:57:21 AM »
The question above is common whenever I come across people who used to be traders. They started trading because they thought it was easy and because they thought they’d strike it rich. Nevertheless, they discovered that trading isn’t easy and after they dashed their heads into the rock many times, they gave up.

Whenever one of them comes across me, they ask: “Are you still trading?”

It’s simple. If they can’t do trading successfully, they feel no one else can do it, or very few people can do it. They gave up and they expected me to give us. Surprisingly, I have not given up. In fact, I got what works for me and I like it. It’s a personal strategy: Manual + discretionary.

The World Of Trading Is Full Of Hypocrisy
I’m sick of those who talk about their profits alone, but who hide their losses. When NZD pairs moved maniacally on October 19, I saw how many people posted the profits they made. But none of them would ever post loses they made. Very few traders would post their losses. The world of trading is full of hypocrisy.

When someone makes 300 USD or let’s say, 300 pips, they post it on forums, WhatsApps group, Facebook, etc. When the person makes a loss, they remain silent about it. That’s why some rookies would come and think trading is easy – just because everyone is talking about profits.

FACT: Trading isn’t easy, though the marketer would want you to believe otherwise. Success is, nonetheless possible.

Liberate Yourself With Trading Realities
You will never find a perfect trading system or signals service.

You can’t avoid losses. But you’ll be OK as long as your average losses are smaller than your average profits.

I recently showed one of my trainees my trading results. I placed a trade, I lost it (-1%).

I placed another trade, I lost it (-1%).

I placed another trade and I lost it (-1%).

I placed another trader and I lost it (-1%).

4 losses in a row (-4%).

I placed the 5th trade and I won it (+6.9%). I let my profit run.

You see, I made sure that I limited my losses and I let my profits run.

I didn’t throw away my strategy because of a transient losing streak, since I know it’s a statistical edge.

There are many bogus high probability strategies (manual, automated or semi-automated) that can win 99% of trades in a row. But one big loss would wipe away everything.

Think about the rest. It’s up to you.

I’d end this article with the quotes below. Please read what these highly experienced master traders have to say:

“It is the fear which tends to be the biggest challenge….It is fear which stops us from taking a solid setup in the markets because we have been on a losing streak, only to see it work out well and the opportunity missed. It is fear which causes us to not follow the trading plan and make irrational changes because that other trade failed to work. It is fear which causes us to get out of a trade far too early with only a small profit because we are scared to hold on in case it became another loser, and it is fear which makes us search over and over again for the perfect strategy which does not exist, simply because we think there is always something out there we are missing out on or don’t know about. Fear, my friends, is the biggest hurdle any retail trader has to face and will hold you back more than anything else.” – Sam Evans (Source: Tradingacademy.com)

“But you know what I learned? I learned that people don't want to change. People don't want to be told that they have to change. People resent being corrected. Do you know anyone like that? It's understandable, right? It's not easy to be corrected. Yet experience shows that life as a trader is a life of correction. So whereas you may know people that don't want to be corrected, the fact is, if you are going to trade successfully you are going to have to learn how to receive correction. It's really the hardest part, what I'm giving you right now. It's the hardest part. Everyone wants to think that they are lovable just the way they are, and maybe they are lovable just the way they are but that's not going to necessarily help the real deep things that hide in your soul that will destroy true success. We can't like ourselves too much. Do you understand what I am saying? You know what to do, now do it! That’s a correction, by the way.” - Joe Ross (Source: Tradingeducators.com)

“In trading we talk about the need for a variety of emotional strengths. We talk about the need to be calm, confident, and disciplined but we very rarely talk about the need for courage and the majority of traders fail because they do not have the courage to succeed. It is often bloody hard to hang onto positions that have very large open profits. Your brain plays all sorts of tricks on you and you begin to rationalise the foolish action you are about the take. I am quite certain that Ronald Wayne who sold his original share in Apple for $800 (now worth about $75B) rationalises that decision. Rationalisation is a wonderful human skill – it insulates us from the harsh knowledge of our own failings and traders are experts both making foolish decisions and hiding from them.” – Chris Tate (Source: Tradinggame.com.au)



Traders’ Mindset: http://www.advfnbooks.com/books/insights/index.html 



Source: www.tallinex.com 

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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Neutral
Price went down on Monday and Tuesday, went up on Wednesday and Thursday, and came down again on Friday. This kind of erratic, zigzag behavior has resulted in a neutral bias on the market. This week, a rise in momentum is expected, for price could rise above the resistance line at 1.1900; or price could fall below the support line at 1.1700. As long as price stays within the two boundaries, the outlook on the market would remain neutral. A movement to the downside is, however, more likely this week, owing to a strong bearish outlook on EUR pairs.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
This pair has gained roughly 110 pips this month – making further bullish effort last week. Price has tested the resistance level at 0.9850, and it would test it again, breach it to the upside and then target another resistance level at 0.9900. This expectation would be easily realized as EURUSD slides further southwards (a likelihood), and as USD gains stamina. The support level at 0.9800 could be tested briefly despite bullish effort is being made.

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The Cable dropped some 190 pips last week, testing the accumulation territory at 1.3100 before the shallow rally that was seen on October 20. The rally could turn out to be an opportunity to go short at a slightly higher price, for there is a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. This week, the accumulation territories at 1.3150, 1.3100 and 1.3050 could be reached (especially as long as USD has some stamina in it).     
 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
Early last week, USDJPY began to make some attempt to go northward, and the attempt was successful, for its price went upwards by 170 pips last week, reaching the supply level at 113.50. Further northwards movement is possible this week (a strong US dollar versus a weak Yen), and thus, the targets for bulls are located at the supply levels of 114.00 and 114.50. A very strong northwards movement could also cause another supply level at 115.00 to be tested. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish.   
This trading instrument consolidated in the first few days of last week, and then broke out northwards. The market went upwards by close to 200 pips, closing above the demand zone at 133.50 on Friday. This week, further upward movement is more likely than a downwards correct. A downward correction would be shallow and would get challenged by the demand zone at 133.00. Apart from this this, price is expected to reach the supply zones at 134.00, 134.50 and 135.00 before the end of the week.

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
The biases on this volatile cross used to be neutral in the short-term and bullish in the long-term. Nonetheless, a bullish signal has been generated in the 4-hour chart, to corroborate the bullishness on higher time horizons. The outlook on the cross is bullish (as it is on certain other JPY pairs). The supply zones at 150.00, 150.50 and 151.00 could be reached this week. There are demand zones at 149.00 and 148.50: a formidable challenge to bears. 

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“Following a detailed plan is important because it removes any underlying emotions from the decision-making process and thus enforces ongoing discipline in our trading activities. The less the trade becomes about us and the more it becomes about our rules and plan, the more we have steered ourselves towards achieving success in the markets on a consistent basis. The plan tells us what to do, as opposed to us looking at a chart and guessing what we should do.” – Sam Evans

Source: www.tallinex.com





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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
This pair went upwards last week, creating a short-term bullish signal, before price got corrected lower on Friday. This week, a movement above the resistance line at 1.1900 would reinforce the bullish bias (an unlikely event). On the other hand, a movement below the support lines at 1.1750 and 1.1700 would result in a bearish bias. The downwards movement is more likely because the outlook on EUR is bearish for this week.   

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
USDCHF is precariously bullish. Price did not do much last week, save movement of about 50 pips to the downside. The situation of the market is currently dicey, but price movement would be largely determined by whatever happens to EURUSD. A weak EURUSD may cause the current bullish outlook on USDCHF to be sustained; otherwise a smooth southward journey would be witnessed this week.

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
There is a “buy” signal on the Cable – with a Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market. Price gained over 210 pips last week, and there is much room for price to go upwards this week, reaching the distribution territories 1.3300, 1.3350 and 1.3400. The “buy” signal would not become invalid unless the accumulation territories at 1.3150 and 1.3100 are breached to the downside.     
 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This instrument is bullish in the long-term, and bearish in the short-term. Price went downwards last week but not much (closing below the supply level at 112.00 on Friday). There would be a bearish signal when price goes downwards by 200 pips – and that may also bring about a bearish bias in the long-term as well. Should price go upwards from here, the extant bullish bias would be sustained. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish.   
The market went upwards in the last few days, testing the supply zone at 133.50. Then the market began to go downwards on Thursday, losing about 120 pips. The bias is bullish in the long-term, and would get strengthen as price goes northwards. There are demand zones at 132.00, 131.50 and 131.00 which would try to impede further bearish movement (for the bias would turn bearish when price goes below the demand zone at 131.00).


GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
GBPJPY consolidated throughout last week, and the consolidation could go on this week until there is a rise in momentum. Price would either go above the supply zone at 150.00 (resulting in a bullish outlook); or price could go below the demand zone at 147.00, staying below it (which would put more emphasis on the bearishness of the market). As long as price stays below the aforementioned supply zone or above the demand zone, it would be deemed that the consolidation is ongoing, albeit in the context of an uptrend.

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“And if your trading and investing goals aren’t written down (and reviewed regularly), then you have a much lower probability of achieving them.” – D. R. Barton, Jr.

Source: www.tallinex.com




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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The pair has been going southward since September 25, having lost about 200 pips. Price moved briefly below the support line at 1.1700, but closed above it on Friday. However, rallies in this kind of market situation often bring good opportunities to sell short at slightly higher prices, and that is exactly what is expected. Another opportunity to go short would emerge this week, as price turns southwards again.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
USDCHF has managed to stay bullish for the past few weeks – although price has not gone upwards significantly either. The market was trudging upwards, sauntered above the resistance level at 0.9800, but eventually closed below it on October 6. This week, USDCHF would maintain its bullishness, but it would not be able to move northward significantly until CHF is weakened. The bullishness would also be sustained as long as EURUSD remains bearish. 

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
This market has been going downwards in the past two weeks, and price has come down by 470 pips since then (having come down by 320 pips last week). There is a huge Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and the accumulation territory at 1.3050 has already been tested. The bearish movement can continue this week as other accumulation territories at 1.3000 (a strong accumulation area), 1.2950, and 1.2900 are tested. However, there could be some meaningful rally before the end of the week.   
 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
Albeit it consolidated throughout last week; the outlook on this market remains bullish. There could soon be an end to the short-term consolidation, as price goes above the supply level at 114.00, or below the demand level at 111.00. A movement above the supply level at 114.00 would help strengthen the existing bullish bias; while a movement below the demand level at 111.00 would threaten it. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This cross is basically bullish in the long-term, but neutral in the short-term. Price did practically nothing last week, save moving sideways in the context of an uptrend. Nonetheless, a closer look at the market reveals that bears are about to gain upper hands, and thus, price could go towards the demand zones at 131.50 and 131.00 this week. The bias would not turn bearish until another demand zone at 130.00 is breached to the downside.   

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
GBPJPY moved south by about 360 pips last week, resulting in a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. The outlook on the market remains bearish for this week, as price goes towards other demand zones at 147.00, 146.50 and 146.00 (and possibly exceeding them). However, there could be a serious rally before the end of the week, which cannot render the current bearish bias invalid unless the market rallies by a minimum of 400 pips. 

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“As traders, we are the ultimate rain makers. We are the producers. We are the profit seekers. We live by our wits, making decisions that others fear. We claim our freedom and provide an unparalleled lifestyle for those we love.” – Louise Bedford

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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
The market lost about 200 pips last week, went briefly below the support line at 1.1750 and then went above it, to close above the support line at 1.1800. There is already a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, and further downwards movement is possible as price targets the support lines at 1.1800, 1.1750 and 1.1700 this week. This means that the shallow rally that was seen on Thursday and Friday may turn out to be opportunities to go short at slightly higher prices. The outlook on EUR pairs is strongly bearish for October; so EUR would be seen falling against other major currencies.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
The bias on USDCHF is bullish in the short-term; and the bullishness is even precarious. This week, it may be possible for this pair to retain its bullishness as EURUSD slides southwards. However, the bullishness of the market would face a challenge from another quarter, which is the expected rally in CHF. CHF may begin to gain strength versus other currencies within the next two weeks, and that may make it difficult for USDCHF to experience a smooth bullish run. However, USD would also gain serious stamina around the end of October – a factor that may help USDCHF to become a clear winner at the end of the month.   

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bearish
GBPUSD was bullish in September, but the bearish correction that was witnessed throughout last week (at least a movement of 150 pips to the south) has resulted in a “sell” signal in the market. The outlook on GBP pairs is bearish for this week, and thus, long trades are not recommended for now. GBPUSD could reach the accumulation territories at 1.3350, 1.3300 and 1.3250 within the next several trading days.   
 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This trading instrument has gained at least 450 pips since September 11. The movement of the market would largely be determined by whatever happens to USD this month. A strong USD means price would continue going upwards, whether gradually or swiftly. On the other hand, a weak USD may cause a serious reversal on USDJPY as price goes downwards by at least 200 pips within the next few weeks.

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This cross dropped southwards on Monday and Tuesday and then consolidated throughout the rest of the week. However, a closer look at the market reveals that bulls have subtly moved price in their favor, leading to an invalidation of recent bearish efforts. A movement above the supply zone at 134.00 would result in corroboration of the recent bullish bias; while a movement below the demand zone at 131.50 would result in a bearish bias.   

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
GBPJPY rose by 1,100 pips in September and got corrected on September 29, following the consolidation that took place in most part of last week. The correction was almost nothing when compared to the general bullish movement in that month. Price could continue to go upwards – but only in a limited way – owing to the expected weakness in GBP in October. This means that the market would go down by at least, 400 pips in October, thereby invalidating the current bullish bias.

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“Successful trading careers start with plans that specify objectives, which in turn lead to success. There are psychological benefits to establishing objectives and developing plans to reach them.” – Joe Ross

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Career Advice / Unrealistic/irrational expectations from traders
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:01:52 AM »
“If there were a cornerstone to trading it would be the ability not only to be resilient when in drawdown but also to accept that we get things wrong. Sometimes there is a flaw in our methodology that we have not seen and that we simply have been lucky up until this point. This does raise the question of when do you know you have entered this spiral of self destruction and to my way of thinking the answer is not that hard. If you have been losing money for the better part of a decade then it is fairly obvious that there is something seriously wrong in your methodology.” – Chris Tate

Can you make 1,000% returns per year from trading?

I DON’T THINK SO.

Every so I often I am party to an email from someone who should know better. This particular email was around the topic of returns that could be expected from a novice trader. This email asserted that they were looking at the order of 1,000% pa, which in anyone’s language is a tall order.

I can understand how people get these figures in their heads, the internet is awash with people claiming that you can give up your day job and intraday trade FX with $5,000 and live like royalty with no risk. Intriguingly I have once again started receiving spam emails from people claiming that options writing is a no risk cash flow generating strategy.

As such it is easy to see how peoples psyche becomes infected with this sort of nonsense and how with little real world experience they are sucked in.

However I was curious as to what the numbers would look like if you were making 1000% pa so I fired up Excel and let it rip with a starting balance of 1,000.

Please check here to see the figure: http://tradinggame.com.au/i-dont-think-so/?utm_source=Blog+Subscribers&utm_campaign=782ff57c63-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eb90516269-782ff57c63-43344013 

I don’t even know how to say that last number. Suffice to say that somewhere around the first months of year 7 you are the richest person in the world and by the end of year 10 I think you have all the money.

Author: Chris Tate

Article reproduced with kind permission of:  Tradinggame.com.au

Another great quote ends this article:

“You should spend a great deal of time and thought on your exit strategies, for one very good reason: you don't make money when you enter the market, you make money when you exit the market. Far too many people focus only on market entry, or what to buy, rather than on when to sell. If you approach trading with an exit strategy, it will benefit you right away.

Your system should reflect your beliefs (i.e., who you are as a trader and as a person). Many people are just looking for “any system that works,” but if your trading system doesn’t match your beliefs about the markets, you will eventually find a way to sabotage your trading.” – Van Tharp Institute


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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Neutral
On September 18 and 19, this pair made a faint bullish attempt, only to come down on September 20 (and then went upwards on September 21 and 22). Since there is no conspicuous victory between bull and bear, the market remains in a neutral region. There is a need for price to go above the resistance line at 1.2050 (staying above it); or go below the support line at 1.1850 (staying below it). That is when there would be a directional bias.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bullish
This pair has generated a bullish signal, owing to a visible bullish effort that was made last week. Price first consolidated in the first few days of the week, and then rose upwards. Further rise is possible this week, as the resistance levels at 0.9700, 0.9750 and 0.9800 are targeted. A drop below the support level at 0.9650 would force the market back into a neutral territory, while a drop below the support level at 0.9500 would end in a strong bearish bias. 

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
GBPUSD consolidated throughout last week – albeit in the context of an uptrend. Price has gained roughly 700 pips this month, and there are chances to gain more. The distribution territory at 1.3650 (which was tested last week) would be breached to the upside, as price goes for other distribution territories for the rest of September. The outlook on GBP pairs remain bullish for this week. 
 
USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This trading instrument went upwards by 150 pips last week, testing the supply level at 112.50 and then getting corrected a bit lower. There is a clean Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market, which signals further bullish movement this week. The supply levels at 112.50, 113.00 and 113.50 might be reached before the end of the month. The demand levels at 111.50 and 111.00 would impede bearish attacks along the way.   

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
This cross has become bullish in the long-term and in the short-term. Last week price went upwards by 190 pips, and then followed a shallow correction on Friday. Following the shallow correction would be a rise towards the north, as price slashes the supply zones at 134.00, 134.50 and 135.00 to the upside (possibly exceeding them). The outlook on JPY pairs is strongly bullish for this week.   

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
The market gained about 1,100 pips this month, before the bearish correction that was witnessed on Friday. Further bearish correction could take place, but it should not be significant enough to result in a bearish bias (JPY pairs are mostly expected to go upwards this week). The bearish correction would end up giving opportunities to join the existing bullish trend, at better prices. A gain of 200 – 300 pips is anticipated before the end of September.

This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“Trading goes best when it is yoked to rewards… that are independent of the most recent trading results.” - Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D.

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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Neutral
The market is bullish in the long-term and neutral in the short-term. There was a slight bearish movement last week, but that was not significant. This week, price would either go above the resistance line at 1.2050, to strengthen the long-term bullish outlook; or price go below the support line at 1.1850 (which was tested last week), staying below it, to bring about a short-term bearish bias.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Neutral
USDCHF is bearish in the long-term, but neutral in the short-term. From Monday to Wednesday, price went upwards by more than 200 pips, to test the resistance level at 0.9700. However, price began to come downwards on Thursday and Friday, thus rendering the short-term bullishness of the market vulnerable. To bring about a clean bullish bias, there is a need for the market to go upwards this week, staying above the resistance level at 0.9700; otherwise a strong bearish movement would result in a bearish bias. Movements between the resistance levels at 0.9700 and the support level at 0.9500 would enable the neutrality of the market to continue.

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
This trading instrument has become seriously bullish. Price has gone upwards by 680 pips this month, and there is much room for it to go upwards this week. The instrument has closed just below the distribution territory at 1.3600 on Friday. The distribution territories at 1.3600, 1.3650 and 1.3700 would be reached this week (even if there would be any reversals later).

USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
USDJPY is bullish in the short-term, but bearish in the long-term. The market went bearish in the first week of this month and went bullish last week, generating a bullish signal. There is a possibility that the supply levels at 111.00 (which was tested last week), and 111.50 would be reached. On the other hand, there is a stronger possibility that price would go bearish this week, so the demand levels at 110.00, 109.50 and 109.00 could be reached this week. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
The market rose from the demand zone at 130.00, and went upwards to test the supply zone at 133.00. This has resulted in a bullish bias, and further bullish movement could be seen as price makes more attempt to continue going northwards. However, the outlook on JPY pairs is bearish for this week, and EURJPY may also experience a vivid pullback before the end of the week, and that is something that could bring about a bearish bias on the market.   

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bullish
Last week, GBPJPY proved to be the strongest moving pair among JPY pairs. Price gained more than 820 pips, causing a huge Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market. Further bullish movement could be seen this week, taking price towards another supply zones at 151.00 and 151.50. Then, there is a high probability of a large pullback before the end of this week, owing to a bearish expectation on JPY pairs.


This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“Over the years, I've had the most profitable results by always making an attempt to receive pay for the risk I am taking. I want to be paid to trade.” – Joe Ross

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Here’s the market outlook for the week:

EURUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
The pair went upwards last week, gaining about 200 pips. Price moved briefly above the resistance line at 1.2050, and then closed below it on Friday. There is a strong bullish outlook on EUR pairs this week, and therefore, the pair is supposed to continue to go upwards, gaining at least, another 200 pips. There would be pauses and occasional corrections along the way, but the movement this week would generally be bullish.

USDCHF
Dominant bias: Bearish
USDCHF is bearish, both in the long-term and the short-term. Price went downwards by 150 pips, tested and breached the resistance level at 0.9450. The pair is now under the resistance level at 0.9450, targeting the support levels at 0.9400, 0.9350 and 0.9300. USDCHF cannot be expected to rally meaningfully as long as EURUSD is strong. Therefore, the bias is bearish for this week, and long trades are not currently rational.   

GBPUSD
Dominant bias: Bullish
GBPUSD has become bullish after rallying by more than 280 pips last week, testing the distribution territory at 1.3200, and closing slightly below it. There is a Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the market and price is thus expected to continue going upwards this week, reaching the distribution territories 1.3250, 1.3300 and 1.3350. These distribution territories may even be exceeded as price moves further upwards.

USDJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
This currency trading instrument dropped about 210 pips last week, testing the demand level at 107.50 and closing above it. Since the high of July 11, price has dropped 660 pips and there is much room to drop more. Nonetheless, the outlook on JPY pairs is bullish for this week, and while the demand levels at 107.00, 106.50 and 106.00 could be reached, there is also a high possibility of a strong rally before the end of the week. 

EURJPY
Dominant bias: Neutral
Unlike USDJPY, this cross rather consolidated last week, refusing to assume a bearish movement. One reason behind this is the fact that EUR is strong in its own right and its strength versus strength of JPY are almost equal (hence the short-term equilibrium phase in the market). Price is going to move out of balance this week, as JPY becomes weaker eventually, allowing this cross to rally massive before the end of the week. 

GBPJPY
Dominant bias: Bearish
This trading instrument is bearish in the long-term, but neutral in the short-term. Price has done nothing except to zigzag upwards and downward. The market environment is quite choppy and it would be better to wait until it either goes above the supply zone at 142.60 (staying above it); or it goes the demand zone at 141.10 (staying below it). Until one of these two conditions are met, price would remain directionless in the short-term. The most probable direction this week is towards the north.


This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

“How often you win isn’t important. How much you win is.” – Rayner Teo 

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