Scaling in, scaling down, averaging down…..Losers average losers?

It is said that the market spends most of the time reverting. If this is true, then why is there so much focus on trend strategies? By focusing on Trend strategies we miss out on most of the opportunities the market presents us.Because of this, I recently have come to decision that reversion strategies are the way to […]

Ticks

A possible issue with FXCM and Tick Data

A reader contact me after my post last week and told me two interesting pieces of information. One was that the blog comments weren’t working (so that’s why you were all so quiet! Thanks for the heads up), and the other was that they believed that FXCM deliberately throttles tick data in Trading Station when compared to MT4. The […]

Ticks

Ticks, Spreads, and Trading the News.

Trading the news in Forex can present real opportunities to make some cash. There are many different strategies to trade the news, such as Gap, Momentum, Straddles, or simply understanding the Fundamentals. However, trading the news is also risky and comes with unique challenges. When the news comes out the price goes all over the place. It […]

Margin Call Mistakes

As most of you know, I spent about half this year travelling the world. During this time I was fairly disconnected from the Internet, but that didn’t stop me from leaving an experimental strategy trading. This experimental strategy was higher risk – a high leverage reversion strategy – an offshoot from my grid work done earlier but not a […]