Fake news has become one of the buzzwords of 2017, with almost weekly reports regarding politicians or political events, causing outrage due to their spurious nature. The growing importance of social media has exacerbated the problem with fake news reports spreading like wildfire and quickly garnering vast amounts of attention before they can be disputed and or corrected.
Statistics say that hardly 2% of traders actually make the cut. The remainders of the 98% are merely a flash in the pan. Some traders give up at the first taste of failure; others continue to spend money in hopes of finding the 'Holy Grail' of trading.
Imagine for a moment that you're a newly appointed trainee chef. Eager, excited and ready to get in the kitchen, the head chef unexpectedly throws you a curve ball. He asks that you begin preparations to cook five-star meals at their finest restaurant in town that evening. We'd be surprised if this didn't raise an eyebrow, or two! A trainee chef, especially one that's new to the industry, would surely need time to hone his/her skills before being let loose in a restaurant kitchen! Not knowing how to properly slice an onion or even read a recipe would, as you can imagine, likely end in a culinary catastrophe.
Trading, especially to the unaware, is generally intimidating. Some would even go as far to say that it's frightening! Over time we've heard it all: 'participating in the market is a sure-fire way to lose your shirt', 'the market is rigged', 'it's gambling' - the list is endless! So why, if all the above is true, are there traders that seem to almost effortlessly pull money out of the markets on a consistent basis? Is it luck, insider knowledge or were they just born with a trading gift?
Trading is an interesting profession and has no peak as in other occupations. It is in fact an endless journey of discovery of oneself and trading itself. Trading for me at beginning was very tough not that I was not successful in other endeavours but i took it like every beginner thinking that it was easy. With this perception, i approached trading without a plan or proper trading education on how the market works. What do you expect? Your guess is as good as mind. It was a total disaster after taking many losses; i was almost psychologically blown a way. At this stage, two important things happened to me, my P&L was in the red and i was down emotionally.
To say confluence is powerful would, in our humble opinion, be a huge understatement! We agree that individual pattern recognition is worthy of attention, but without additional confluence it is not something we would entertain as a conceivable setup. .
For many Forex traders, EAs represent dozens of hours spent carefully crafting an automated version of their own trading strategy. It is a labour of toil and love, but more often than not all the donkeywork ends in an EA that does not come up to scratch. Perhaps it works inconsistently, or worst case it does not work at all.
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