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.
If you disagree as well, you may submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The trend was down until 4am EST. From 12 midnight to 4am EST a new trend change candle formed and changed the trend from down to UP. After 4am EST, the trend remained up the rest of the day.
Today I only looked for short trades until 4am EST. After 4am EST, I only looked for long trades.
News events to watch for today :
- 10:00am EST- US ISM Non Manufacturing Index
5:45am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a long trade. RSI was greater than 50, stochastics were trending up and MACD was negative and gaining value. This was a valid entry.
The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.5191 with a stop at the most recent swing low at 1.5161. Since I was only 9 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level I decided to go for the same amount of pips I was risking on the trade, which in this case was 30 pips. This put my initial target at 1.5221.
Entry: Long at 1.5191 Stop: 1.5161 Target: 1.5221
8:00am EST- Unfortunately I got stopped out of my trade.
9:00am EST- There was a valid signal here but because it was near the 10am EST news event I did not enter the trade.
Trade Result: -30 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: -1.00
News events to watch for Wednesday:
- 4:00am EST- UK Halifax House Prices