I am currently happy with my Forex trading (examples in comments). I'm wanting to expand to stocks but I feel lost.
TL;DR I feel brand new to day trading anything other than currencies and I'm having trouble finding the right resources to get started. Help? Will trade answers regarding trend trading. Hey folks, I've been involved in Forex for about 6-7 years now. Light bulb moment happened right around 2 years ago and I'm content with the growth rate of my account since then. I trade very, very simply. I look for established trends on higher timeframes (8h, 12h, daily, weekly), wait for a pullback, and then enter with fib retracements and supp/resistance on what I perceive as momentum. The moving average serves no technical purpose. It's simply a different type of visual representation of price movement. There's nothing revolutionary here. eurjpy example https://preview.redd.it/hmko1b2t3id51.png?width=624&format=png&auto=webp&s=56ecf58261f211f7e7f6468507ce7a0edce779b3 audusd examples: https://preview.redd.it/rkifv53v3id51.png?width=774&format=png&auto=webp&s=315f2b381c7240cbcc23f49944f356faa8d4c5ef nzdcad https://preview.redd.it/uuzcshs4aid51.png?width=601&format=png&auto=webp&s=bbf806a28f5fe2bddf5e630da7f7d3f744ee9084 I want to expand into day trading but again, I feel lost. Small cap? Large cap? Reading tape? Scrapers? Volume aggregation? stock scanning scripts? Runners? Bag holding? Apparently shorting is a big deal? Penny stocks compared to "normal" stocks? which brokers offer what? ALSO, some of these charts feel chaotic at best. The choppiness just appears unreal. Price action in Forex can be choppy, but at least it's "smooth" in the sense that price opens at the same price the previous candle closed at 99% of the time. It doesn't really help that most of the youtube resources I've come across focus on getting rich quick, or aspects of trading that I do believe are important (psychology, money management, FOMO, indicators, etc.) but I do not need help with. I'm still improving, but I've got a solid grip on these aspects and they are not what I'm looking for. I guess what I'm looking for specifically is information on the nuances, technicals, vernacular, and details that are inherent in day trading stocks that don't exist in forex. Most of the stuff I listed in the above paragraph are accurate examples. I have zero interest in scalping Forex. I'm active duty with a full time day job which is part of the reason I strictly trade higher time frames. I've also found that the manner in which I prefer to trade is more reliable at higher time frames. That being said I am interested in getting into stocks as well as Forex and will have the option to move to second shift and trade the morning bell and all the liquidity that comes with it in the next couple months. I'm looking to get educated in the interim. It's likely that I'll eventually move into long-term trading with stocks as well, but who knows. Does anyone have any resources or suggestions for materials that touch on topics similar to what's listed above that they found helpful when first jumping in? I'm looking for the option to trade stocks, commodities, penny stocks, etc. Oh, I currently trade with Oanda through Tradingview and I'm considering TDAmeritrade. I can get around the PDT rule but I'm not in a hurry and would probably like to start with penny stocks with something like $5-10k I think? The problem is I'm just unsure. My personal philosophy is that demo trading is useless after buttonology. Instead I have found that trading small amounts of real money provides much better results in the long term.
I've been demo trading for months now and i have discovered that i really like scalping as my trading style. I'm impressed with tradingview's platform especially the part where you could just input the risk you wanted to provide and the lot size would be automatically computed. Among the forex brokers from the tradingview, fxcm provides the tightest spread + they offer free pro trial for a year. I could say from my perspective that fxcm is way ahead compared to oanda. BUT, as i researched for a few hours, i discovered that fxcm was banned from the US due to executing trades against the client. Because of this discovery, im now quite hesitant and unimpressed to pursue fxcm as my broker. Do you guys think fxcm still practices this false methods despite getting caught red-handed? Would it still be worth it using fxcm?
Does Stop Loss always Work? (especially in scalp positions)
Hello, I started to forex trading on Oanda. I generally use 2:1 Risk/Reward. For example, if i short eurusd, price is 1.1110 and i set my stop loss to 1.1111, when price move to 1.1112 increadible fast, does my stop loss (1.1111) always work? (especially when scalping) if it does not work, will it automatically sell when price is even higher than my stop loss? Thanks :) PS: I'm asking this question because i heard something about, when price movew so quickly, sometimes stop loss orders does not work in Stocks trading.
I am looking for an alternative to Think Or Swim since they don't offer forex trading in my state. I want to be able to scalp using order templates straight from the DOM. I couldn't find this feature on Forex.com or Oanda desktop platforms which I thought was odd since that is the only way to scalp these markets quickly. I don't have time to type out orders and stop losses I need a quicker way. Using an order template on DOM
Hello, I am located in the US and have opened a demo account on both Oanda and TD for the past 2 years. I have found both platforms suitable to my needs (fxTrade and ToS), but am confused by all the fine print and am looking for pros and cons of each brokerage? I use TD for my IRA and at one point another investment account, I like the fact they have physical locations in my area, customer service reps, established company, etc. On the other hand I know Forex trading is just one service they offer (not a primary focus I am sure) and dislike the $2,000 minimum requirement. I understand Oanda to be a reputable broker with great service, but my primary concern is getting my money out, associated fees, finance charges, etc. I would ideally like to keep withdraw money as I make it (i.e. I make $100, I would like to be able to easily transfer that $100 to my bank account with NO FEEs at anytime). My plan is to fund an account with $2,000, but I do not want to re-buy in if I lose it all, and in the case with TD if I lose $500, I can no longer trade on margin (I believe). I also do not want to be on the hook for additional money if I lose it all as well. I plan to scalp/swing/day trade (in my demo accounts I think the longest I have held an open position is like 3 hours), and when I trade I do not plan on leaving my computer screen and monitoring my trade in addition to setting limits, so I will hopefully catch myself before I fall too far. I guess I am looking for anyone's experience (located in the USA), positive and negative, with either or both brokerages. Thank you.
So I was scalping on AUD/USD today and left it roll over. I had my SL 22 or so pips away, pair is very slow lately so thought it’d be enough. The price spikes to 073455, the spread widens to 12+ pips and voila my sl is hit. Thing is, no other chart, oanda,fxcm etc has that spike anywhere at all. I got my 22 pip SL hit when price moved about 4 pips realistically. Forex is open about making money on spreads, so here you go 22 pip spread basically... How is this even legal??? US has all these stringent rules and yet we are stuck with market makers pulling this crap Funny thing is that they removed that spike on Tradingview. It still shows up on TOS.
I come from CRYPTO and am accustomed to simple but effective trading user interfaces. I downloaded Interactive Brokers program to mess around with and is a bit complex and feels cumbersome, atleast for now. Does any one recommend alternatives for futures trading? More specifically, scalping and in an out trades from 5- 30 minutes Also, I am looking in to forex ( I am liking oandas trading plat form very much so in comparison to IB ) Are futures fees etc usually cheaper compared to forex?
I've done some searching but am overwhelmed with all the results for "best forex scalping broker". So many options, wide range of dates, and don't know if any are even reliable. I'm working on an EA to scalp pairs on five minute charts. Based on Oanda's spreads, I've narrowed it down to 15 pairs with a spread less than 3 pips. I'm really hoping for spreads lower than that for a lot of the pairs (this can include the spread plus commission equivalent of < 3 pips). I'd also like a broker that allows $500-$1000 or less deposit, but that's not as important. Leverage isn't a big factor either. I guess another big "must" is Metatrader 4 compatible. In USA. Any scalpers out there have any recommendations? Are ECN brokers best for scalping?
About to start trading for the first time. Anyone wanna talk?
I don't really have any specific questions, just looking for general advice. Well, maybe one...see the bottom. I've gone through most of the babypips school, and just finished reading Courtney Smith's book. I have somewhat of a bit of background in game theory due to hobbies (I was one of the better players in the country in the national tournament scene of a certain video game, and have close friends who have been ranked in chess and poker who I have been playing with and learned a lot of game theory from), and tend to prefer boring, "turtle" strategies. I considered scalping, but I don't think it will fit my lifestyle (time consuming). So, I'm probably going to look at position trading the daily charts, and I'll start mostly with the methods from the book I was reading. I want to be as disciplined as possible- picking entry/exit points before entering the trade, doing as much of it automatically via stops as possible (which I will look at and adjust only according to TA), and looking at my positions once per day. No emotion. On a long flight yesterday I finally sat down and wrote up a trading plan, buying on a few techniques, all of which have set stops. I'll calculate my position size so that if I am stopped out (stops based on technical analysis) I will lose 1% of my account value. This also means that positions with wide stops will not be very profitable. I will write down every trade and what signal I used to make the trade. Every thirty trades, I'll eliminate my worst-performing signal and replace it with a different one, and see how I do. I did some backtesting on EUUSD over the first few months of 2009. Trading on inside days seemed profitable, as well as reversal days. Channel breakouts were iffy...I used the ADX filter to exit, and that let me exit at really good times, but because the stops were too wide (for long position, I was buying at 55 day high breakout and setting stop to 20-day low breakout) I was barely making any money off of it and that was wiped out by the bad trades. I need to figure out where I can place tighter stops on Channel Breakouts without removing too many winning trades. My biggest concern is that inside days seemed too consistent...I usually made almost as much money as I was risking on my stop every time I did it, barring one or two times where I basically broke even. Seems like a couple losing trades could've set me back pretty quickly and I should be seeing more. I should probably do more backtesting, but I feel a trial by fire would work better. I'll probably just set the risk to 0.5% instead of 1% and start a very small account and see how it does (I'd have to lose hundreds of trades in a row to get wiped out). Am I doing this right? And, the real question- what broker should I use? Right now I'm looking at Oanda. I saw a poster saying good things about IB and I'd rather use Ninjatrader because I hate MT 4, so I might look at shifting over to them when I have more money, but I don't have $25k liquid cash available to open an account with them. Oanda's flexibility with position size seems ideal for my ~1% risk on stop plan. However, the more I read about Forex brokers, the more nervous I get...they seem to make money when you lose and engage in all kinds of unscrupulous tactics like stop-hunting, slippage failing to trigger stops, and raising the spreads during big moves. Feels more like playing against the house than trading. This alone makes me feel tempted to go trade stock options instead with the same plan and see if that works. Thoughts?
Hi traders, I am relatively new to the business and have been doing the rounds of brokers tonight looking for a low spread option to try some scalping techniques. Whilst searching I noticed something and I was hoping that someone here might be able to explain. I visited sites like forexfactory and fxintel to see the live quotes of brokers spreads on currency pairs, for instance EURUSD is 0.1 right now with FXOPEN. I sat and watched the FXOPEN EURUSD live spread for a few minutes and it wass fluctuating between 0 and 0.5 pips, however if I load the EURUSD chart in metatrader using my FXOPEN demo account, the spread is ranging from 0.8 to 1.2 pips... I sat and watched the two simultaneously and the numbers were never matching. The story is the same for ThinkForex, Oanda and a number of other brokers I tried tonight. Can someone please explain to me what I'm missing? I am sorely confused at this time?
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