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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.

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I can not find better words to describe my position on all this than those from Andrei Pehar, Chief Currency Strategist at  

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 disagree with the CFTC proposal.

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Include “Regulation of Retail Forex” in the subject line of the message and the identification number RIN 3038-AC61 in the body of the message. Please, help us to spread the word!

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.

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Main Trend

Current Trend

The trend stayed down the entire day.

Today I only looked for short trades.

News events to watch for today :

  • 7:00am EST– UK Bank of England Interest Rate Decision
  • 8:30am EST- US Non-Farm Productivity
  • 10:00am EST– US Factory Orders

Today’s Surf

12:30am 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 the signal and I did not enter.

8:45am 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 1.5844 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5885. Since I was 44 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.5800.

Entry: Short at 1.5844 Stop: 1.5885 Target: 1.5800

9:45am EST– My target was hit. Price made a clean break so I moved my stop to 1.5800 and set my next target for 1.5750.

11:30am EST- My 2nd target at 1.5750 was hit. Price made a clean break so I moved my stop to 1.5750 and set my next target for 1.5700.

11:45am EST- Unfortunately I got stopped out at my 2nd target at 1.5750.


Trade Result: +94 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: 2.29

News events to watch for tomorrow:

  • 4:30am EST– UK PPI Input m/m
  • 8:30am EST- US Change in Non-farm Payrolls
  • 10:00am EST– US Factory Orders

For a complete list of news events check out our Forex Economic Calendar.
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