The CFTC may be changing the rules for retail traders in the US. This affects many of us in a negative way and we need your help getting our voices heard.
I can not find better words to describe my position on all this than those from Andrei Pehar, Chief Currency Strategist at fxKnight.com.
Andrei says: "I am not opposed to regulation nor regulatory agencies. But that regulation needs to be fair, transparent, and open to public input. Otherwise it becomes corrupt and self-serving. Sure high leverage can get you into trouble if used thoughtlessly. Sure hedging when not done properly turns one loss into two. But I believe the cure is EDUCATION, not restricting what people can and cannot do with their investment decisions. Guide, don’t dominate – government was invented to protect people and their property, not to limit their potential.
We at BabyPips.com disagree with the CFTC proposal.
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I think this is a very important matter that affects us all, and we should try our hardest to ensure that things will be done for the best of the trading community.
The trend stayed down the entire day.
Today I only looked for short trades.
News events to watch for today :
- 4:30am EST– UK Purchasing Manager Index Construction
- 8:30am EST- US Pending Home Sales
2:00am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD was positive and losing value. This was a valid entry.
The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.5927 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5958. Since I was 27 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.5900.
Entry: Short at 1.5927 Stop: 1.5958 Target: 1.5900
2:30am EST– Unfortunately I was stopped out of my trade.
3:00am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD was positive and losing value. This was a valid entry.
The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.5928 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5968. Since I was 28 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.5900.
Entry: Short at 1.5928 Stop: 1.5968 Target: 1.5900
4:15am EST– Unfortunately my target wasn’t hit by this time. I knew that news was coming out at 4:30am EST so I manually exited my trade at breakeven.
4:45am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, MACD went from positive to negative, but stochastics were trending up. This cancelled out the signal and I did not enter.
Trade Result: -31 +0= -31 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: -1.00; 0.00
News events to watch for tomorrow:
- 4:30am EST– UK Services PMI
- 8:15am EST- US ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
- 10:00am EST– US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
- 10:30am EST- US Crude Oil Inventories