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8 Key Macro Factors That Smarter Money Tracks

Excerpt adapted from Avoiding Bear Traps: Easy Macro Factors for Smart Traders We’re at a unique time in history right now. Amid the housing and financial crisis of 2008, the world went haywire. Bank bailouts and extraordinary actions by the Federal Reserve became commonplace. Many would agree that the easy money policies of the Fed… Read More »

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The Three Skills That ALL Successful Traders Have (And Why Renko Makes ALL The Difference)

I once watched two professional traders in Chicago take totally random market entries in the S&P 500 Emini. They didn’t win big, but they did make money 9 out of 10 trading days and had a decent net profit considering that the “system” they used was arguably the worst ever devised. The exercise didn’t prove… Read More »

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7 Critical Things You Didn’t Know About Automated Trading Systems

If you’re not familiar with the term, “trading system” is actually a common name for a number of very different applications. Some systems use the newest technologies and know-how, and are state-of-the-art applications. Such applications may be very complex and employ principles that may seem counterintuitive to the general public at first glance. Retail traders… Read More »

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What Commodity Price Signals REALLY Mean For Investors

There is a strong optimism about the global economic outlook. The U.S economy is leading the list of indicators that global economic growth rates are set to remain on the rise at least for the next few quarters, if not years. The bureau of economic analysis revised upwards U.S GDP growth rate for Q3 2014… Read More »

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REVIEW: Wonga Mania

Wonga Mania is a new game based on the financial markets. Xeo Lye of Capital Gains LLC sent WINvesting.com a review copy to play with. What is Wonga Mania? It’s a card game for 2-6 players that lasts for around 20-30 minutes. You earn “Wonga,” the in-game currency, by purchasing assets and earning profits on… Read More »

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What Will 2015 Hold For Traders?

The start of a new year always operates as a kind of catalyst for a whole load of rumination and analysis. How was the previous year, from a financial perspective? Does the near future look any brighter? What sort of year can we look forward to in terms of economic prosperity, financial performance, and trading?… Read More »

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6 Reasons Why You Should Learn In Trade Call Rooms (And 5 Questions To Ask Before You Start)

As President and founder of Global Trade Room, as well as Futures FX, I have been in the educational and trade call room business since 2004. In that time I have seen literally thousands of men and women attempt to learn the craft of trading and, pleasingly, some have gone on to have lucrative careers… Read More »

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Two People For One Job? Welcome To America

There’s been considerable hype in the financial news following a flurry of statistics about recent unemployment figures, job openings, and opportunities. While most data seems to indicate that unemployment statistics are down, it seems that not everything is as positive as it may first appear within the US workforce. The BLS JOLTS report shows, in… Read More »