Register as a Member
    Why join? See our testimonials.

Register Front Page See Today's Posts Site
Free Trading

Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline

Senior Member

My Badges

Badges Showcase - 4 Badges - 75 Points
Icon Image Description
Name: Course Contributor
Awarded to any member who contributes an entire course, published originally on, to our community.

Members who have this badge implicitly have the Lesson badge as well, and are awarded accordingly.

IQ Score Bonus: + 50
Issue time: 01-11-2012 04:37 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Lesson Contributor
This award is given to any member who makes a contribution that is added to InformedTrades University. Useful links, as well as well-written articles and videos, are prime examples of contributions that can earn a member this badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Issue time: 01-11-2012 04:37 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Video Contributor
Awarded to InformedTrades members who publish a video on a video sharing site that helps traders learn and mentions InformedTrades (visual mention required). Or, for a video made by a member with at least three months membership that is acknowledged by another IT member with a contributor badge as being an outstanding video.

IQ Score Bonus: +10
Issue time: 01-11-2012 04:36 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Local
This badge is awarded to any member with a minimum of 50 combined blog and forum posts whose behavior is believed to be authentic. It is meant to signify a regular, familiar member of our community -- a local!

This badge comes with a prize of 10 InformedPoints.

IQ Score Bonus: + 5
Issue time: 09-12-2010 09:58 PM
Issue reason:

About Me

  • About Shaun Overton
    DFW, Texas


Total Posts
General Information
  • Last Activity: 10-28-2014 09:51 AM
  • Join Date: 04-22-2008
  • Referrals: 0


Showing Friends 1 to 4 of 4

Contact Info

Instant Messaging
Send an Instant Message to Shaun Overton Using...
This Page

Gift Shop

0 Gifts

Post Thanks / Like

02:30 AM - clicked Thanks for this post: how do you export historical data to excel with mt4 by Shaun Overton
12:23 AM - melodiesun clicked Thanks for this post: How the forex banks really work by Shaun Overton
01:36 PM - LitheInvestor clicked Thanks for this post: How the forex banks really work by Shaun Overton
02:18 PM - clicked Thanks for this post: Moving Average offset by Shaun Overton


Latest Blog Entry

Posted Today at 04:58 PM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Shaun’s been attracted plenty of attention based on the recent performance in his high risk account. Sometimes also called “prop trading,” the term generally refers to a range of opportunities offered by an investment fund or speculative firm to individuals who trade for the firm’s account.

For traders who have a real talent for forex, yet very little capital of their own, prop trading may be the pathway to large gains and a good career or supplemental income.

What is proprietary...

Posted 11-19-2014 at 09:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Some traders arrive at forex after first trading stocks, or perhaps investing in bonds. Others discover forex trading before they’ve experienced any other kind of investment. In any case, forex offers plenty of advantages over trading stocks and other sorts of investments.

Most independent traders begin their careers by reading basic books about personal finance, plus various “how-to” books about specific trading niches and money-management techniques.

Some traders...

Posted 11-17-2014 at 09:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Back in the 1987 movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, gave his (in)famous “Greed is Good” speech.* The thrust of it all was that greed, “greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge…has marked the upward surge of mankind.”

The merits of that statement have been argued since Douglas first uttered it and I am not here to defend one side over the other.* *My point in this article*is to relate how greed in excess, greed as the prime motivator in a trader can...

Posted 11-12-2014 at 09:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Traders use a variety of strategies in the markets, all based on two forms of analysis: Fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Although institutions and other large traders often use a combination of these two analytical styles, most independent traders rely on strategies based largely on technical analysis.

Let’s take a look at both analytical styles as they apply to trading forex.

Fundamental analysis

In the stock markets, equities traders are sometimes...

Posted 11-10-2014 at 10:40 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Lately, neural networks have been attracting attention in the trading community. With the availability of fast computing ability and plenty of bandwidth, neural networks can help trading systems learn and evolve in real time. Here’s a brief overview.

What is a neural network?

Stated simply, a neural network is a computational model which mimics the human brain by processing a large number of inputs in order to predict a likely outcome. Technically, networks used for trading...
Recent Comments
Shaun, am I missing...
Posted 04-29-2014 at 03:58 PM by DREBG DREBG is offline
I would like to add...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 09:09 AM by SeaSide SeaSide is offline
The turtles make a great...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 07:02 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline
The reason I like trading...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 07:00 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline
That happens to me,...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 06:59 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Creative Commons License

InformedTrades is dedicated to empowering traders with knowledge. Learn more about our mission statement, and our charity endeavors.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 3.70%).
vBCommerce I v2.0.0 Gold ©2010, PixelFX Studios
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios