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Two Day Candlestick Reversal Patterns

October 15, 2011admin No Comments »

Two Day Reversal Candlestick Patterns Another type of candlestick reversal pattern is the two-day reversal pattern. Again, this kind of reversal signals that the general direction of the market is changing, but the change occurs over two days. These patterns appear at an extreme up or down trend in the market, so many traders watch for these patterns so that they can manage their own position in the market. Like one-day reversal patterns, a two-day […]

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One Day Candlestick Reversal Patterns

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One Day Candlestick Reversal Patterns One pattern that traders frequently look for is a candlestick reversal pattern. You may already know that a reversal indicates a sudden change in the market direction. For example, a bullish reversal means that the market may move up from a down trend while a bearish reversal indicates that the market is shifting down from an up trend. A one-day reversal is usually a signal that the general direction of […]

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Sakata’s Five Methods

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Sakata’s Five Methods Before Homma developed candlestick charting, traders in his hometown of Sakata, Japan followed a set of rules and methods called Sakata’s Constitution. Homma later used a set of patterns in this constitution, called Sakata’s Five Methods, as the basis of his candlestick charting principles. Today, these patterns still help traders identify simple trends in the market. Sakata’s Five Methods consist of five specific patterns: three mountains, three rivers, three gaps, three parallel […]

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Controlling Risk, Cutting Losses and Newsletters

March 14, 2011admin No Comments »

Controlling Risk, Cutting Losses and Newsletters What’s your Problem? Let Me Guess! You’re not alone if you feel you need to improve your trading. As many as 90% of would be traders find they can’t make a profit and give up in the first six months of trying. The general issues you face are the prospect of easy money, the excitement, and the lack of reality. Each of these has its effect on you. Imagine […]

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Backtesting

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Backtesting We’ve been through the reasons that a black box system is no way to trade, and why high yield accounts managed by people may not work out either. Then a cautionary tale about the risks of setting stops on the market, and a look at one of the latest technical tools that is starting to be recognized in the West. Now we look at one of the most useful techniques for would-be traders to […]

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Groundbreaking Techniques: Ichimoku Charting

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Groundbreaking Techniques Ichimoku Charting You may not have heard the term Ichimoku – it’s been used in Japan for about seventy years, but the West has only just discovered it. It literally means at a glance, and that describes how the Ichimoku chart is for the trained eye. For the untrained eye, it seems terribly confusing, but it can be broken down into pieces to help you understand it. Now, because it’s so new on […]

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Stop Losses: Losing to Succeed?

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Losing to Succeed? You have to consider each situation and your method of trading to see whether you should put your stop loss order in the market. Whether or not you do, you should always know the price point at which you can safely assume that the trade has failed, and should cut your losses. One of the difficult ideas for novices is that this can be thought of as a successful trade. Think about […]

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The Truth About Setting Stops

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The Truth About Setting Stops You may have heard some conflicting information about setting stop losses, and be wondering what to do. Some people say to always set them, others say never do that, and sometimes you’re supposed to figure out for yourself if you need stop losses set. Why You Need Stops The reason to set them goes back to the idea that you can lose too much if you rely on your own […]

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HYIP Investments

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HYIP Investments In recent years, HYIP investments (so called ‘High Yield Investment Programmes’) have become popular amongst investors who are tempted by their apparent very high yields. HYIP stands for High Yield Investment Program, and you’ll find many of these available if you simply search on the Internet. If you were seduced by Expert Advisors and Forex robots (as the idea of large gains with no effort is certainly appealing), but have come to realize […]

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The Human Touch

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Trading Systems and the Human Touch As you may guess from the foregoing, I’m not a big fan of the programmed robots that trade your account for you. That’s not to say that they can’t work. I set that one (that claims to double your account every month) to work on a demo account 15 days ago, and I see it’s currently reporting an account value of $5111.93, from a starting value of $5000. And […]

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