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Trading for Beginners

Trading for Beginners Articles your online trading information, learn how to trade with the basics. With these trading for beginner articles and tutorials you will learn in simple steps how to trade for profit.

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  • Inside the MACD Indicator
    *New* - The MACD, Moving Average Convergence Divergence, indicator is probably the most popular indicator in use today. It is also one of the most misunderstood, with it often being described
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  • The MACD Crossover Trading Techniques*New*
    - In my previous post, I have gone through some of the ways you can make use of forex MACD indicator to trade. If you have read my post, you should have heard of MACD crossover which is a good way to find reversal as well as a good way to confirm a valid breakout.
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  • Forex Bollinger Bands Explained -
    The Forex Bollinger Bands is an indicator that is developed by John Bollinger and What Bollinger band can do for you is to help you to measure the volatility of the market.
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  • Forex Parabolic SAR Indicator Explained -
    The parabolic SAR is a tool that is developed by the same person creating the RSI, Welles Wilder. It is a very simple indicator that is mainly used to indicate the end of a trend or the setting of stop loss by some traders.
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  • Trading With Stochastic Oscillator -
    The Stochastic oscillator is a traditional technical indicator developed by George Lane in the 1950s. It is one of the few indicators that are based on price-action and Support and Resistance. In this article you will learn how it is calculated and how to implement it in your trading.
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  • How the Dow Theory Can Help You Understand Market Movements -
    Most consider the father of technical analysis (the science of forecasting market movements based on price patterns) to be Charles Dow, the founder of Dow Jones and Company which publishes the Wall Street Journal. Around 1900 he wrote a series of papers which looked at the way prices of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Dow Jones...
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  • AB=CD Pattern – Keeping it Simple -
    In 1935 a book was published for sale to investors at an incredible price of $1500. That book was Profits in the Stock Market by H.M. Gartley. On page 249 Gartley describes a chart pattern,
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  • Check the crosses & relative pairs -
    Currency pairs often move in correlation with each other, either in the same direction or the exact opposite. Examples of pairs that tend to have a strong negative correlation are the EURUSD and the USDCHF.
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  • 10% Of Traders Go Bankrupt
    I was thinking about an article I read some time ago that 90% of traders who ever trade lose their account and that 10% actually go bankrupt. If the first number doesn't scare you then the second definitely should.
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  • Pivot Points
    Those of you who have been trading for a while will be familiar with Pivot Points. During this lesson I want to go over how to find a Pivot Point and also a slightly different method of using them. First let's look at how you calculate a Pivot Point.
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  • Adaptation to the Realities of the Market
    Many times in the past I’ve written about the need to adapt, the need to be able to change your behavior relative to the market because the markets are ever changing. I’ve stated that mechanical systems may be workable, but for only a short time relative to the life of markets. You must learn to trade what you see and to understand what you see on a chart.

  • Trading vs Gambling
    Many people think that trading is similar to gambling. Is this really the case? For example, letís take a look at Black Jack. If you start with $10,000 gambling capital, placing bets of $100 per hand and play 100 hands per day, how long will you last?
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  • Looking for Cup and Handle Chart Patterns before Buying a Stock One of the biggest factors an investor should consider before buying a stock is what type of chart pattern the stock is forming. One of the basic chart patterns to look for before investing in a stock is called a "Cup and Handle" pattern.
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  • Double Bottom Chart Patterns
    There are three favorable Chart Patterns to look for as an investor. They include the "Cup and Handle", "Double Bottom" and "Flat Base". This article will concentrate on the "Double Bottom" pattern which looks like the letter "W" as it develops
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  • Flat Base Chart Pattern-
    Stocks that have large price gains typically will stair-step upward and form Flat Bases before resuming their up trend. This action may occur several times as a stock remains in an up trend and could last from a few days to several weeks depending on the situation.
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  • Chart Topping Patterns to Avoid: Double Top - The Double Top pattern is the reverse of a Double Bottom and looks like an upside down "W" or "M" shape. If the second top is being made on lower volume watch out as this maybe a sign a big sell-off is coming. Some examples are shown below.
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  • Chart Topping Patterns to Avoid: Climax Top Off a Parabolic Move This pattern occurs when a stock rises very quickly out of a base and gets overextended. Stocks in a Parabolic Move can double or triple in value in a very short period of time (usually less than two weeks). As an investor you certainly don't want to be one of the last passengers on the train and get quickly thrown off.
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  • Learning the Ichimoku Cloud*NEW* -
    Still growing amongst the Western and European traders, the Ichimoku Cloud (or Ichimoku Kinko Hyo = One Glance Balance Cloud Chart) was originally developed pre-WWII by a man named Goichi Hosada.
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  • How To Trade MACD Divergence*NEW* - Personally, I love the MACD indicator because of its reliability and its ability to work well with other indicators to form a trading strategy. In my previous posts, I have gone through how you can make use of forex MACD indicator in your trading and how you can trade MACD crossover for profit.
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  • Forex Moving Average Explained*NEW* -
    If you have been reading forex books or have attended any forex courses, you will find that the moving average is one of the most widely used forex indicators due to its simplicity and functionality.
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  • How To Trade Using Moving Average -
    If you do not have a good understanding of what exactly is moving average, you can take a look at my previous blog post on Forex Moving Average Explained.
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  • Forex Fibonacci Indicator Explained -
    As most of you know that the forex market basically moves in waves and there will be time where the market extends and there will also be time where the market retraces.
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  • My Forex Breakout Indicator Revealed -
    In today's post, I will be sharing with you several indicators that I use to trade breakout and I call them the forex breakout indicator.
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  • Using The "Andrews Pitchfork" Trend Lines Indicator: A Cool Secondary Tool -
    The Andrews Pitchfork is yet another one of my "secondary" trading tools. My "primary" trading tools include basic trend lines and chart patterns, trader psychology and fundamental analysis. I use the secondary trading tools to help confirm what my primary trading tools may be telling me.
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  • Using a 123 Reversal Pattern for an Intraday Trading Entry Signal -
    Just about any day of the week, you can pull up a couple of stock charts and find great examples of a 123 Reversal Pattern.
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  • Investors Have Limited Deductions
    Trader Tax - The majority of individuals who, on a part-time basis, buy and sell securities, mutual funds, options, futures, commodities, and other derivatives, file as an investor. Investors are typically people who have a job that provides W-2 income, or they are retired and trade as a hobby.
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  • Wash Sale Rules for Traders
    Generally, the wash sale rule applies to traders the same way it applies to investors. The difference is that traders have a much harder time keeping records relating to wash sales because they engage in so many transactions.
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  • Using a Legal Entity
    As advisors to people who are actively trading in recognized financial markets on Traders Tax. We at Traders Accounting are constantly concerned with several issues. First, we want to make sure our clients pay the absolute minimum amount of tax they lawfully owe. That means we are always interested in making sure the client takes advantage of every deduction that is properly available.
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  • Frank Chen Filed as a Trader in Securities, Got Audited and Lost
    Find out how Frank Chen got audited and lost his case. This is a must read, you would not want to land up in his shoes.
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  • Minimising the tax burden for full-time traders - CFDs
    The IR will always take the view that if ALL your income is from trading or at least a very, very high percentage of it is, then that is the source of your 'income' and as such it should be taxed as 'income' rather than as 'capital gains'. Now it does take some time for them to get to this point if it is actually relevant to you - if they ever do. Perhaps it might depend on how you or your agent present your affairs and even the presentation of your own tax return supporting schedules.
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  • Don't Be Hung Out to Dry By Wash Sales- The Internal Revenue Service loves to tax capital gains, but they are just as diligent to disallow capital losses that might offset those lucrative cash cows. Case in point: the wash rule.The wash rule prohibits traders and investors from claiming a capital loss if they buy replacement stock 30 days before or after the sale of a security. If you do so, you can't deduct the loss; it is added instead to the basis of your replacement stock for tax purposes.
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  • Dont Overtrade!
    Over Trading is the greatest single cause for losses in the markets. Whether you are winning now or losing now, ninety-five or more percent of all traders trade too often.
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  • Stop Placement
    Stop placement is the sole responsibility of you as the manager of your trading business. It is one buck that you cannot pass. You are the end of the line when it comes to placing stops. Let me show you why you, and only you, can decide where to place the stop. There are several considerations:
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  • Technical Analysis and the Forex Market: A beginner’s guide
    Most people have heard of technical analysis. It has been around for well over 100 years and has been used heavily and touted by securities traders for decades. Many of us have been to a sales presentation touting technical analysis.
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