Beginner traders usually consider money management to be some dull paperwork; outwitting and conquering the market for a short-term profit seems much more exciting. Short-term effects give you the feeling of a victory but are very few. Such an approach tends to end up in a failure as it is, in essence, playing with the market but not a serious systematic approach. And after the trader realizes that trading requires a strategy and a plan, they start to consider studying some money management models.
In this article, we shall have a look at the pros and cons of both systematic and situational trading, discuss their differences, and speak about the practicability of each of them.
Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) are essential data on employment in the USA, which shows changes in the number of employees out of the agricultural sector of the country during the last month. The indicator is based on a poll answered by some 400,000 companies and 50,000 households. Empirically, it has been figured out that if the NFP increases stably by +200,000 every month, the GDP surplus equals roughly 3%.
A trading index is an index of the average price of a certain set of instruments, such as stocks of different companies, united in one group. Indices are calculated by various rating agencies and organizations by various formulae, such as a simple average price, weighted average price, etc. However, there is no need to learn the formulae as you will not have to calculate the indices yourself.
Everyone who comes to the market craving for money thinks that they will be among that 10 % of successful traders that can be called "cream of the cream". Such a way of thinking is logical and natural, because — who will ever aim at bad results? Well, a question emerges then: where do the remaining 90% appear from? What happens to them next? Why do these statistics of 90% losing traders against 10% gaining ones exist at all?
The Williams Percent Range (Williams %R) is an oscillator of the price movement speed showing the position of the current price in the range between the low and high of the previous periods. The indicator is drawn in a separate window under the price chart and consists of the main line %R and two areas: the overbought and oversold ones.
the ADX, or the Average Directional Movement Index, has not become as widespread as, say, the RSI. It is most likely due to the complexity of its formula; what is more, it is more of a trend indicator, and a beginner is seldom ready to trade large movements with large Stop Losses.
Linda Bradford Raschke is a famous and talented trader. She was born in the USA in 1959. She has been trading for over 35 years. For the start, she used to help her father when she was young. Then, she worked at the exchange.
In this article, we are going to speak about the essence of HFT, its history, its development, its principles and the part it plays on the modern financial markets, as well as about its types and strategies and its perspectives.
A Lock is several positions open for one instrument in different directions on one trading account. We shall discuss it on the example of Forex, as long as on stock markets, in the USA specifically, locking one instrument is illegal; one can only hedge risks by other instruments (buy one, sell another). Locking is also possible with CFDs.