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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 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.

If you disagree as well, you may submit your comments to secretary@cftc.gov.  

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 up until 8am EST. From 4am – 8am EST a new trend change candle formed and changed the trend from up to DOWN. After 8am EST, the trend remained down the rest of the day.

Today I only looked for long trades until 8am EST. After 8am EST, I only looked for short trades.

News events to watch for today :

  • 4:30am EST- UK BBA Loans for House Purchase
  • 6:00am EST– UK CBI Distributive Trades
  • 10:00am EST- US Consumer Confidence

Today’s Surf

10:15am 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 1.5331 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5352. Since I was 31 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level I decided to put my initial target at 1.5300.

Entry: Short at 1.5331 Stop: 1.5352 Target: 1.5300

11:15am EST– My target was hit. Price didn’t make a clean break so I took my final profit. I exited at 1.5302.

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Trade Result: +29 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: 1.38

News events to watch for Wednesday:

  • 10:30am EST– US Crude Oil Inventories
  • 2:15pm EST– US FOMC Statement

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