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Posted 12-16-2014 at 01:18 PM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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As mentioned in a previous article about managing your forex venture like a “prop trading” business, using maximum leverage can truly minimize your at-risk capital. Successful prop traders leverage their accounts and risk every dime of allocated capital each month.

The idea is that a winning trading system will accrue profits quite rapidly, but if the position sizes are increased along with the expanding account size, eventually a “blow up” will intervene to cause a steep drawdown....

Posted 12-10-2014 at 01:00 PM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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How Can I Tell If My Trade Will Hit Its Profit Target?

The short answer is that you can’t.* No matter how hard we traders wish, hope and pray, we still cannot predict the future.

As with many aspects of trading, there is no absolute answer.

The above being said, there are ways to determine if the probabilities on a particular trade might be skewed...

Posted 12-08-2014 at 01:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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I’m an FX industry insider. That’s what happens when you work in a business for nearly a decade. I know senior executives across a dozen major FX brokerages. And yes, that does come with major perks.

Today’s big score is extremely proprietary data on the positions of all retail forex traders in the EURUSD over 10 months.*You may have watched my talk*on sentiment trading and how retail forex traders are the dumbest money in the market.

That’s not an indictment of you...

Posted 12-07-2014 at 01:00 PM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Leverage is the rope with which most forex traders hang themselves. Yet, when this powerful tool is used carefully it greatly improves trading performance. In fact, prop traders can use maximum leverage for the best gains while also minimizing risk; below we’ll describe how Shaun does it.

Legacy risk-management strategies

Most traditional forex risk-management strategies are based on either limiting the amount of loss per trade or per market as a percentage of the account’s...

Posted 12-03-2014 at 01:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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This article is going to describe two slightly more advanced trading techniques:* how to trail a stop and how to maximize profits by trading multiple lots.

Let’s cover using multiple lots first…

Since as traders we always want to minimize risk as much as possible, I offer the following cautionary note:* each time a trader adds an additional lot to a trade,...
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