Hi, i am 23 right now and have been investing in stocks for a while. I'm currently using DBSV for sg stocks and Saxo for US stocks. Is IBKR better for US stocks in terms of overall fees ( Transaction, exchange rates, etc) if I have less than 100k invested and incur the monthly $10 fee? Really appreciate replies as i'm on a dilemma right now!
I’ve been looking for a broker that has an API for index futures and ideally also futures options. I’m looking to use the API to build a customized view of my risk based on balances, positions, and market conditions. Searching the algotrading sub I found many API-related posts, but then when I actually read them and their comments, I found they’re often lacking in real substance. It turns out many brokers or data services that have APIs don’t actually support index futures and options via the API, and instead they focus on equities, forex, or cypto. So here’s the list of what I’ve found so far. This isn’t a review of these brokers or APIs and note that I have a specific application in mind (index futures and futures options). Perhaps you’re looking for an API for equities, or you just want data and not a broker, in which case there may be a few options. Also, I’m based in the US so I didn’t really look for brokers or platforms outside the US. If you have experience with these APIs, please chime in with your thoughts. Also, I may have missed some brokers or platforms. If I did or if you see anything that needs correction please let me know.
Broker with a variety of platforms including CQG, Rithmic, TT, some with APIs
Wow, this list grew longer than I originally thought it would be. If you spot a mistake, please let me know and I’ll correct it. Edit: - added Lightspeed API - updated Dashprime to indicate some of the APIs available - added Medved Trader to table - added marketstack to table
Hello I'm 21 going in army soon and plan to invest 500 every month into SWRD(90%) + EIMI(10%) which broker should I use? The fees SCB - (10 dollar min commission fee or 0.2%, 0.2% trading fee, and a 0.43% forex spread) Saxo - (10 dollar min commission fee or 0.06%, 0.08% trading fee, custody fee of 0.12% and a forex spread of 0.75%) Also what do you guys think of investing in IT etfs like QQQ or healthcare etfs with low expense ratio. Do let me know if I'm missing out something or there's a better way of investing like investing every 2 months instead or robos. Thank you for reading. Edit - Thanks all for the feedback I really appreciate it. I have decided on Interactive brokers. I forgot to mention that after 2 years of NS I will be in uni for another 4 years and I probably won't be investing during this time. Assuming I liquidate my investment at 27 from SCB and transfer to IB, I calculated that I'm at a gain of 60 sgd by not going with IB which is really nothing and it seems kind of troublesome to do that so I'll just stick with IB. Thanks all
What are the best Forex trading platforms/brokers?
Forex brokers are firms that provide currency traders with access to a trading platform that allows you to buy and sell foreign currencies. Retail forex brokers, handle a very small portion of the volume of the overall foreign exchange market. Some of the best forex brokers: Saxo Bank This is considered one of the best forex brokers overall. It is the best overall because it has great competitive pricing to get involved, and has access to a wide range of markets. In addition it is very secure with multiple regulatory licenses. It also offers all forex traders with innovative trading platforms that really create more options for traders making them more successful. Btw, I am trying to build a team with people who are interesting in learning how to trade. Here is the link to join my team and the name of the company is called mastery im academy. it is an education platform to learn how to trade https://iM.Academy/corp/cjoin?enroller=trade2bewealthy IG This forex broker is considered best for CFD trades which means Contract For Difference. A contract for difference (CFD) is a popular form of trading that helps traders to speculate on the rising or falling prices of fast-moving global financial markets. This means that traders who like this trading style look for a wide range of tradable products in their platform which you can find globally on IG. IG is also very trusted around the world which is good for traders because they need to be able to trust their forex broker. They also provide Comprehensive research tools and real-time exchange data. In addition, they have a broad range of markets, including multi asset CFDs like cryptocurrencies. TD AmeriTrade This forex broker is only for US residents but it is great for Americans if you need a forex broker. If you are an American I would suggest this one because it is ranked number one for customer service and is very well trusted. It is regulated within the United States standards and is very heavily looked after. It has a wide array of premium research and tools to help traders succeed. They are predicted to start using Bitcoin trading which is also up to date and will be useful. They also have excellent phone support which can be an essential aspect of trading if you are hands on with questions and need answers. Overall, these are some of the best forex trading brokers. I highly recommend taking a look at these three forex brokers because they are some of the most regulated and also have good tools.
The strong rise in US yields was a chance for the US dollar to shine, but it largely failed to do so, merely backing up slightly over yesterday and into today as risk appetite staged a comeback and the slide in bonds and especially precious metals prices yielded to a bounce. Yesterday’s monster $38 billion 10-year treasury auction went off smoothly and is followed later today by a large 30-year auction.
Elsewhere, the rise in yields has proven more decisive for the Japanese yen, as USDJPY has now fully rejected the recent breakdown attempt (only placing it back in the range limbo higher and needing some heavy lifting before we can call this anything but a neutralization of downside threat). With the euro beating a path higher again this morning, this has EURJPY on a rocket launch trajectory and at its highest levels since early 2019, a move I find a bit mystifying. EURUSD for its part is launching a fresh bid at the cycle highs as we discuss in the chart comment below.
On the strong side, we find NOK leading the G-10 pack higher, followed by CAD, both of which are soaring despite only modest support from a bounce-back in oil prices (though many may see vaccine hopes feeding most quickly into oil prices on the assumption that a supply shock could await if demand normalizes more quickly than expected.)
[Newbie] Broker selection: Saxo VS IB (I have <100k in stocks)
Apologies if this question has been asked a million times but was wondering, for those who switch from Saxo > IB or are considering the 2 what were some of your considerations. I am a beginner investor so I do not trade so many times a year. I started trading this year and will likely trade about 3/4 times a year, 5-15k lump sum to 1 ETF every time. I know much of the praise for IB is the reduced fees (trading fee + forex), however after reading multiple websites and it says that IB is only good for - Frequent trades - > $100K portfolio For forex costs I’ve opened a subaccount in SAXO and would be putting in the foreign currency via Transferwise I am planning to sell all and move to IB when I hit 100k. (i think it would take a few years) is this wise? I am wondering for those who have shifted from Saxo > IB or decided to start with IB what were your decision-making criterias?
The FOMC minutes last night showed an internal Fed debate that seemed to show little urgency to provide fresh forward rate guidance or any immediate shift to a yield-curve-control policy. Without fresh dovish ammo from the Fed, the USD rallied hard
The USD was actually on the comeback trail well ahead of the FOMC minutes yesterday before the release of those minutes extended the rally further – with the day’s action suggesting that some portion of the last round of USD selling was perhaps a capitulation move, with stops going through as new levels traded. The takeaway from the FOMC minutes lacked drama, and the reaction mostly revealing how touchy the markets are to any shred of evidence that doesn’t support the “the Fed will offer maximum support at all times” narrative.
Most of the attention on the minutes were on the luke-warm interest in the yield curve control policy option and elsewhere, less urgency expressed on the need for the Fed to establish forward guidance for its policy rate trajectory. On the latter, the following quote: > With regard to the outlook for monetary policy beyond this meeting, a number of participants noted that providing greater clarity regarding the likely path of the target range for the federal funds rate would be appropriate at some point.
The “at some point” in the above portion of the minutes contrasts with the seeming urgency to provide guidance in the prior minutes “at upcoming meetings”. The implication is that perhaps the Fed is ready to sit on its hands a bit before pre-committing to a course of action. This makes some sense given the ups and downs of COVID-19 and its resurgence and the strength in some over-stimulated sectors of the economy relative to weakness elsewhere.
The yield-curve-control (YCC) discussion was rather non-committal at best, with “most” participants in the discussion argued that YCC or yield caps make no sense when yields all along the curve are so low. Others worried about the risk of an “excessive” growth in the balance sheet under such a policy, a code-phrase for the Fed entirely losing relevance and forced to balloon its balance sheet if appetite for treasuries is lost under an inflationary / negative real interest rate regime. Those in favour of the policy liked it from the angle of it allowing the Fed to actually purchase fewer assets.
[Beginner Investor] Need help vetting my thoughts!
Hi Everyone! Been doing quite a bit of reading these past couple weeks to finally start off on my investment path, but still feel uncertain on a few points, and I was hoping some kind soul could help vet my thoughts?
Due to risk apetite, current situation, 15% DWT, and pursuit of a globally diversified passive investing strategy i've narrowed it down to starting off with IWDA (Might read up more on SWRD) + EIMI for now.a. Although these ETF's are bought in foreign fx, they're still the best option in terms of TER.ie. in comparison to SGX traded alternatives for global exposure (ex. sgx s27 for S&P500)
I've opened a Saxo account which i intend to grow till i hit 100K, at which point I should swap to IB.
My Saxo account is set to SGD, but ultimately that setting won't really matter as IWDA and EMIM are bought on LSE so i'll have to take the forex risk regardless.
Due to all the fees involved, it makes more sense to DCA into these ETF's on a quarterly basis vs for example 1K SGD on a monthly basis.
Do the above four points seem reasonable? I'm also curious, I've got quite a bit of savings in an Irish bank account.... I'm thinking of moving that over to my SG bank using transferwise to function as my emergency fund. Or would it make more sense transferring it to SAXO to use for investing in the LSE based ETF's? Thank you so much for any advice, i'd really really appreciate someone helping to sort out my thoughts! [EDIT] To help clarify on the excessive acronyms
DWT - Dividend Withholding Tax
DCA - Dollar Cost Averaging
TER - Total Expense Ratio
LSE - London Stock Exchange
IB - Interactive Brokers
IWDA, SWRD - Two global funds focusing on developed countries
I'm currently using Saxo to buy US ETFs. My original plan is to accumulate $25k worth of ETFs then to transfer to Schwab to take advantage of $0 brokerage. However, recently heard that IG updated their brokerage to $0 as well just with the proviso to trade x 3 every quarter. Anyone who used one or both platforms? which one would be better for me if I'm pretty much just buying and holding US ETFs. Note that I don't really care about AUD to USD forex rates since I have a regular USD income to buy securities with.
USDJPY sees most violent single day rally in over 20 years
USDJPY ripped above the previous range highs with conviction yesterday, and the vehemence of the move has caught traders unaware. There could be far more upside to come if domestic Japanese investors are losing faith in their currency.
The USDJPY move yesterday was an earthquake that deserves our undivided attention and may prove to be a starting gun for a significant expansion of market volatility [...] there were four moves of similar or larger size in the 2010-14 period, but two of these were linked directly to major Bank of Japan meetings in which Kuroda made significant policy announcements, and the other two were Ministry of Finance intervention moves against prior bouts of JPY strength.
What is promoting the JPY decline? We saw Japan printing one of its worst GDP numbers (-6.3% annualized) in Q4, an ugly data point but one that many were willing to write off as linked to the sales tax hike in October. But we also all have eyes on risks for this quarter’s numbers on the fallout from the Covid-19 virus and the risk that lingering concerns for travel and activity in general could persist for another quarter or more and thus through Tokyo Olympics, etc.
As a side note, let us recall that the Bank of Japan has been the world’s most aggressive user of QE and has grown its balance sheet to over 100% of the Japanese economy, injecting plenty of liquidity into the system, but liquidity that has largely sloshed elsewhere on parlous growth prospects domestically.
What broker besides IB allows you to convert currency via Forex and instantly avoiding losing money on conversion?
IB has this great feature where you can convert your accounts currency via forex, if you have GBP and USD accounts and want to day trade on multiple markets same day. Also it is instant as you pretty much use forex to fill your order. As an example broker like Saxo, it charges you 1% every time you try to convert internally to different currency and it may take up to 1 day, aka not instantly. Is there any other broker like IB for uk investors?
Did Revolut just add a hidden 0.10% fee for exchange rates?
I am a heavy user of Revolut's great currency exchange system, however recently I discovered they added a hidden 0.1% fee. First of all, I am a Premium user with free unlimited currency exchanges ( https://i.imgur.com/0eosYkm.png) and I did this on a business day (Monday), so the default fees are excluded. In my example I am using EUR to RON exchange. The live interbank exchange rate bid is 4.7213 (as can be seen on Saxo Bank's member trading area) https://i.imgur.com/ohefpgY.png, however on Revolut all I get is 4.7164https://i.imgur.com/x6REiup.png. Math: real rate 4.7213 - 0.10% = 4.7165. Same for RON>EUR. Can anyone else confirm? UPDATE: I contacted support. At first the initial chat agent was rambling and giving me random FAQ info. He eventually escalated the discussion with a "manager" which pointed out that the exchange rate used was from "Forex-ICE" platform which does seem to have had a lower rate at that time https://i.imgur.com/qKHteKI.jpg. Not sure yet why was I given that rate instead of the better one.
I couldn't find anything like that, I feel I have too strict of a criteria. So far, I've been playing around with Saxo but it has only physically-settled options (and not mini). Essentially I can't afford to deal with a size of 100 shares at a time and I don't require that much anyway. I know there are mini options (10 shares) and there are cash-settled options (no need to own shares or buy them), so it would be perfect to find a mini cash-settled options platform. It's so hard to find option trading platforms in the UK for whatever reason, it's usually CFDs. So, does anyone know a platform to trade mini stock options? Ideally cash-settled too. I'm not sure if cash-settled options are even available for single stocks based on what i read here: http://www.optiontradingpedia.com/cash_settled_options.htm
All stock options trading in the US market are physically settled options, not cash settled options, as stocks can be easily transferred between accounts. However, almost all index options and some commodities options and forex options are cash settled options
Here is my use case in case there is some alternative: Essentially I want to hedge potential losses when buying a stock. The idea to buy a put option at the current price I bought at so that if the price of the stock fails, I can recover some of the losses by exercising the option. I can't think of an alternative derivative/product that can cover this case.
Looking for a broker with proprietary online trading platform that allows you to determine quantities for SL and TP
Hi to all the trading gurus here, can anyone please help me out? I'm looking for another broker with an online trading platform that specifically allows you (at the moment you place a trade, not afterwards) to determine the quantity of your SL and of your 1st Take Profit for the purpose of scaling out. Referring to my screenshot, let's say I'm placing a 20,000 unit trade. For my initial SL, I set it at 20,000 quantity at whatever pips loss. No issues here and it's very standard. For my TP1, to scale out by 50%, I would sell/buy 10,000 from my original 20,000. I DON'T have to place a separate countertrade at 50% later in order to scale out as my TP1 and then move my SL to breakeven. This feature lets you do it from the start. Other platforms that I have demo'ed don't allow you to set the TP1 at 50% of the position's initial volume. I have tried Saxo, CTrader, Markets.com, IG, PLus500, XTB, FxPro, Oanda, Etoro, Dukascopy, CMC Markets, XM, FXCM, and a few others. None of them has this exact feature. Can anyone else let me know which other FX online platform has this feature? Please don't ask me to stick to MT4/MT5 because I really hate their UI/UX/U-whatever. It's why I'm hunting for good online trading platforms that have the stuff I need. I can only see the feature I've described on FOREX.com. And it also has all the indicators I use in my algorithm for FX. But to be safe and diversify my funds, I'd like to use another trading platform similar to my current one. Thanks much in advance, I appreciate the advice yeah
Looking for safe and inexpensive solution for holding/exchanging NOK/EUR/USD
I'm looking for:
A safe (not a fintech) bank account outside of Norway that can hold NOK, ideally outside the EU/Euro zone
Ideally it would give me a personal IBAN account number, so my client can pay me directly in NOK
Ideally it would offer cheap currency exchange (NOK/EUUSD)
Being able to buy ETFs or stocks would be a plus (I have zero experience or training, but would like to get started)
Being able to fund the account with a credit card without a fee would be a plus (for credit card points etc.)
I'm open to combining several products
Any ideas? Some background in case you're wondering: I'm a self-employed IT consultant and I'm currently working for a Norwegian customer via an agency in Estonia. I'm originally from Germany, but now traveling full-time. Usually, my client (the agency) has simply paid me in EUR into my German bank account because it was easier, but now that NOK has devalued so much and I don't need the money immediately, I'd prefer to be paid in NOK. So that I can store/invest it and maybe exchange it to EUUSD some time in the future when the exchange rate is better. However, I don't really trust German banks because of the Euro crisis and I'd prefer to have my money elsewhere. I actually also have a Norwegian bank account from many years ago when I used to work there, but I'd prefer not to use that either as I'd like to avoid issues with the Norwegian tax office ("Why is there so much of our currency in your account when you don't live or work in Norway?!"). I've thought about Swissquote, which seems to offer a multi-currency account, as well as the option to invest in ETFs/stocks. But they seem to have high fees. Interactive Brokers is supposed to be very cheap, and they allegedly have even better asset protection. But their user interface is supposed to be difficult to use for beginners? And I guess they also don't have individual IBAN account numbers? Saxo Bank looks very nice, but it seems a bit more expensive, too? On the plus side, they seem to support funding the account with European credit cards without a fee. According to https://brokerchooser.com/compare-brokerage , for example Lynx is even cheaper than Interactive Brokers when it comes to forex. Revolut is great for cheap currency exchange (I use it all the time), but they have terrible support (they once froze all my money for over a week and you can only communicate with them through their app's chat feature) and I don't really trust them as they don't have a banking license yet. In case it matters, I have a US ITIN (taxpayer ID/"SSN" for non-residents) and credit score, and a Norwegian "D number" (basically the Norwegian equivalent of an ITIN), in addition to a German passport etc.
Bonjour à tous, Profil Age: 30 ans Situation: Célibataire Immobilier: aucun car non souhaité Investissements:
épargne de précaution: 6 mois
comptes livrets en France, Royaume-Uni et Nouvelle Zélande
ancien ISA (équivalent PEA en Angleterre) ~22k (GBP)
cash prêt à investir: ~50k€
Voilà je me suis régulièrement expatrié ces 10 dernières années: Royaume-Uni, Australie et Nouvelle Zélande avec grosso-modo changement de résidence fiscale tous les 2-3 ans. Je rentre en France bientôt pour un an pour ensuite aller au Canada sur plusieurs années et après on verra bien. Pas toujours facile dans ce contexte d’investir ses économies ! Les premiers réflexes qui sont d’abonder des enveloppes fiscales type PEA ne s’appliquent pas vraiment pour moi car à partir du moment où je quitte le pays, ces enveloppes deviennent de simples comptes-titres aux yeux des futurs pays que je visite. Je ne sais pas encore où je me “poserai” dans le long terme. Cependant j’aime l’idée que mes investissements long-terme soient domiciliés en Europe. Donc dans ce contexte et pour ne pas pas rester trop longtemps en dehors des marchés, je pensais centraliser mon épargne d’investissement sur:
un compte-titre européen
investis en EUR
sur des ETFs UCITS irlandais listés en Euros (Euronext Paris / Amsterdam principalement j’imagine) les moins chers possibles, non-distribuants (accumulants)
pondérés selon la capitalisation mondial (Dev World + Emergents et Small-cap + REIT éventuellement plus tard)
optique Buy & Hold jusqu’à la retraite
Peu importe où je me trouve à l’instant T, je convertirais mon épargne mensuelle en EUR (transaction forex à 2$ chez IB si je ne m'abuse) et alimenterait ce compte-titre européen. Malgré mes recherches (innombrables blogs, forums et livres), je suis encore incertain sur le broker idéal pour ma situation. Autant j’ai bien compris que les éventuelles plus-values (bien que je sois en buy&hold) seraient taxées dans mon pays de résidence le jour où je vend, autant j’aimerais que ça se limite uniquement à ça. Je me méfie des prélèvements à la source sur les dividendes du pays dans lequel se situe mon compte-titre mais j’ai l’impression que ça n’a pas d’importance si c’est bien la domiciliation de l’ETF qui prime : ETF Irlandais = 15% de retenue à la source sur les dividendes des sociétés US au lieu de 30% normalement par exemple, peu importe où est le compte-titre. Quelques questions:
Un CTO “offshore” ouvert au Luxembourg (Swissquote, Internaxx, etc.) me garantirait-il une neutralité fiscale à toute épreuve? Cependant ils sont pas donnés, même si je suis prêt à trader que 3-4 fois par an uniquement pour limiter les frais.
Je trouve Bourse Direct vraiment pas cher pour les ordres Euronext, dans la même trempe que Degiro (mais Degiro moins apprécié j’ai l’impression) et apparemment sont OK pour avoir des non-résidents parmis leurs clients. Est-ce que le fait que le compte soit localisé en France (ou Amsterdam pour Degiro) peut poser problème ou peu importe? Si peu importe, je suis étonné de pas voir des brokers tels que Bourse Direct plus souvent cités par des Français non-résidents, on lit bien plus souvent IB ou Saxo.
J’ai déjà un compte chez IB pour les transferts de devise, cependant je ne suis pas sûr qu’il soit le plus adapté, étant un broker américain orienté investissements aux US, 10$ de frais par trade et des frais de garde mensuels.
Enfin comme je vais être résident fiscal Français l’année prochaine, je pensais quand même ouvrir un PEA et 1-2 AV pour prendre date dans l’éventualité d’un retour en France. Ca peut toujours valoir le coup? Ils seront vite “gelés” une fois que j’aurai de nouveau quitté le pays mais bon.
Ruslan Kamenskiy: "Hi everyone! I just got pm’ed a link to another Reddit post by someone disappointed with something. From the very first day of Genesis Vision company existence I’m getting different comments from dissatisfied people. For example, at the time of Genesis Vision ICO we had a Pre-Sale based on Options Program. People were investing 5% of their total investment amount during Pre-Sale to get the right to invest remaining 95%, getting the maximum 30% bonus. As a result, less than 50% of Options were executed. The rest Option holders were disappointed with something (no exchange listing announcements, bad marketing, etc.) Little has changed since then. Regularly somebody writes a longread about GV team not matching his/her expectations, sells GVT and leaves the community. This is a normal process for a big project and this is inevitable. Somebody leaves, others join. Nonetheless, I read most of these comments and I’d like to elaborate a bit more on the most common points. Team promised something, but failed to deliver it in time There are two main point here: 1) Our project is quite complicated from the technological perspective. Sometimes we really can’t develop and test everything properly in time. Sometimes we get additional technological challenges, which can be difficult to predict from the very beginning. Such things happen, this is the fact, we’re working on this and doing our best to avoid it in future. 2) Not everything depends on us. We’re a project “uniting all market participants”, and we depend on all these participants. We depend on legal, compliance and even political relationships between countries. Unfortunately, not everything is under our control and some questions are really time-consuming My main idea is that we’re developing the innovative product in the extremely unstable environment. It’s impossible to publish the exact roadmap and meet all the deadlines to the nearest day. Simply because the new factors affecting our development appear every day. I expected bigger marketing efforts, but I can’t see it I would’ve rephrased it to: “your marketing doesn’t meet my expectations” or “I can’t see your banners on forums”. To create an illusion of BIG marketing, all you need is: - Crank up the retargeting (in this case all your web site visitors will see only your banners everywhere) - Make 10 post per day in all social networks - Buy articles on cointelegraph, forbes, etc. And then everybody will have a feeling of a big marketing campaign and will be satisfied. But not for a long time. Because in the reality it’s not a “big marketing campaign”, it’s a big marketing budget sink. What you need to understand here is that our main marketing is the product and our partnerships. It takes much more time and efforts that buying banners, but it’s much more important in a long run. And that’s our main goal at the moment. However, we’re still having advertising campaigns. But each marketing campaign has it’s geo targeting, so there is a chance that you’ll never see our banners since you live in a region, that is excluded from our targeting. You’re not available in US and do nothing to solve this problem To clarify the situation I took top-3 Forex brokers from https://www.forexbrokers.com/guides/forex-trading Namely, Saxo Bank, IG, Etoro These are the companies with multi-million profits and armies of lawyers. However, they don’t work with US, which is clearly stated it the footers of their websites: https://www.home.saxo/en-sg/legal/disclaimesaxo-disclaimerhttps://www.ig.com/en/forex "Products and Services offered on this website is not intended for residents of the United States" If the US regulation question was easy to solve, these guys would’ve been there long ago. P.S. Please, share my post in Reddit"
In the trading business, you will need to study consistently. Sometimes, you must look for new trading strategies. Whereas sometimes, you may try to improve your errors in the trading plan. Either way, you need to spend a significant amount of time learning strategies and skills. Moreover, you must understand the market conditions too. With fundamental analysis, you must keep track of the price changes. Then when you will get an indication of a price change, technical analysis can be used to find appropriate entry spots for the trades. Aside from the market analysis, traders also do not have enough ideas about money management. So, consistent research on currency trading is necessary to develop your edge. Your Forex trading business may not provide big profit potential in the beginning but with an improved trading edge, you can manage it. And the most exciting thing is, profit potential will be consistent with an efficient trading strategy. This article is for motivating to the new Singaporean traders to spend time on appropriate research. With patience and concentration, any trader can develop an effective trading plan. So, focus on one is important to execute trades securely. After you have mastered a safe trading approach, increase the profit potential with an improved trading plan.
Improve the market analysis skills
To place any size trade, you need to understand the market condition. An effective process is to do the fundamental analysis first and then technical analysis. The fundamental influences help to identify the possible price trends. But you need to improve your skills to use valid news sources. If the information is not right and you are approaching a trade, it cannot manage a profit potential. So, rookie traders will need to time and research to improve the fundamental skills. Just focus on the news related to the price driving catalysts to predict the volatility. After the fundamental analysis, you also need to justify the market change with technical analysis skills. It is a calculative approach to justify the fundamental analysis. Moreover, you also get chances to position the trades properly. Using appropriate tools, you need to look for suitable retracement for the trades. The Fibonacci strategy is appropriate for this work. There are more important tools to be used for technical analysis. You need to learn about trend lines, pivot points, oscillators, indicators and chart patterns, etc. so, research and acquire knowledge on Forex market analysis.
Acquire knowledge about trading
There are more things needed for trading aside from the market analysis. If you just think of risk exposure, it will take months to develop a decent money management plan. Sometimes, rookie traders take a longer time than a month due to their negligence on risk exposure. To secure your trades from potential losses, it is important to manage the investment. You cannot trade with too big lots. According to the expert traders, a 2% risk per trade and a 1:10 leverage is enough to execute trades in Forex. After the money management, you need to focus on the profit targets. It must be set according to your trading method. If you choose 5R of profit while trading with scalping or day trading, majority of the trades will return potential losses. Big profit targets are for long term methods like the swing and the position trading process. If you do not research, our mind would not set the right profit target. So, you must spend a significant amount of time learning about currency trading.
Find appropriate entries and exits
With efficient market analysis, every trader must place the trades properly. It is another fact for a secured trading business aside from the money management. You need to scale the trades properly and find a solid trade setup. Without confirmation from the market analysis, you cannot place any trades. Your trading money will be unsecured if you place a random trade for a random signal. So, look for valid entry and exit points for the trades. Improve your skills with efficient market analysis strategies.
Hello! I am ready to dive in the world of trading and after my basic education I am starting to pappertrade. I figured out that I sould choose from now the boroker I am gonna use in the future to get used to the platform. The problem is that there are WAY to many brokers out there and its hard to choose. I need your help reddit! What I need: - I am mainly gonna daytrade forex, maybe some stocks and futures at the future. - Low commisions, fees & spreads! I'm thikning of taking trades on small timeframes (5-20 mins , or a few hours). I am looking for a true ECN with comission model. I dont want conflict of interests with my broker - A good platform. I don't like MT4. I liked cTrader. - No requotes - No slippage - Fast executions! - Leverage. I need at least 1:200 , so I probably need a broker in Australia (?) - No problems with withdrawals. - Regulation and good reputation! I don't want to loose my money! - Low minimum deposit! I'm thinking about starting with 1000 euros, maybe 2000 max. Brokers I have found surfing the net: - Interactive Brokers - Saxo bank - IG - Dukascopy and the cTrader brokers: - IC markets - Pepperstone - FxPro - Roboforex What do you guys think? Have you got any experience with those guys? What would you suggest? All comments and extra info are welcome!
What is the most convenient way to set up an account? I checked NBD DGCX trading, my initial thought was to trade EUAED but there is no symbol from what i can see. I'm also considering the Rupee after reading about environmental factors that affect the indian economy. For example, Economical events in Europe and the US occur after market closing.
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