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Trading Strategies

How to Profit from Market Retracements

What is your #1 job as a trader? A trader’s main job is to organize market information into an identifiable sequence, providing an edge. This edge is the result of a statistical advantage from a given set of trades over time. In this article we will look at how to… Determine an edge in the cont

Rules for Trading

Michael J. Carr, CMT After deciding which markets and what timeframe are right for you, the next step is to come up with the rules for trading. There are actually four different types of rules that are needed to have a complete trading system: 1. When to buy/sell 2. How much to trade on e

Key Tools and Strategies for the Electronic Futures Trader

By Tim Racette The first step to becoming a successful trader is developing a sound foundation of tools and knowledge in which to trade. Whether you’re new to trading or been at it for years, the tools and strategies outlined here provide a solid foundation for a successful trading career. Before

Five Tips for Trading ETFs By Ron Rowland

Every week I tell you about exchange traded funds (ETFs) that you can use for various investment purposes. You could be wondering, though, what’s the best way to buy them. So in today’s column I’ll give you some practical information that will help you implement whatever ETF invest

Trend Analysis using Open Interest and Volume

Open Interest (also known as Open Contracts or Open Commitments) refers to the number of active or open contracts for any given security. It applies to the futures and options markets but not to stocks. In the futures market it refers to the total number

What is a Trading System?

A trading system is a collection of formulas and rules that generate buy and sell recommendations. Trading systems have been developed for decades, but the recent advances in technology with the pc and internet have increased interest in them and broadened

Global Macro Trading Strategies

The term global macro is used to describe a trading strategy used by various hedge funds. Hedge Funds using the global macro strategy take positions in on the basis of macroeconomic forecasts and analysis in a global context. Global macro analysis covers areas such as interest rates, government poli

Forex Trading Strategies

Successfully trading the forex market on an intraday basis requires precision and a very careful selection of trades. The enormous scope of the trillion dollar, 24 hour, globe spanning fx market presents a miriad of opportunities for the short term trader – however a day trader in this market

Spread Trading

Spreading is a trading strategy that involves simultaneously buying and selling two related financial instruments, with a view to profiting from the spread differential between the contracts.

Exotic Carry Trade Strategies

The Carry Trade strategy in forex trading involves buying a high yielding currency and selling a lower yielding currency. In doing this you will capture the interest rate differential. For example if the New Zealand Dollar has an interest rate of xx and the Japanese Yen has an interest rate of xx. I