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.
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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 was down the entire day.
Today I only looked for short trades.
News events to watch for today :
- 4:30am EST- UK Trade Balance
- 10:00am EST- US IBD Consumer Optimism
- 2:15pm EST– US FOMC Interest Rate Decision
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 1.5800 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5826. Since I was 50 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.5750.
Entry: Short at 1.5800 Stop: 1.5826 Target: 1.5750
4:15am EST- My target wasn’t hit by this time. Since news was coming out at 4:30am EST, I went ahead and manually exited my trade at 1.5809.
5:00am 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 1.5798 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5824. Since I was 48 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.5750.
Entry: Short at 1.5798 Stop: 1.5824 Target: 1.5750
6:00am EST- My target was hit. Price didn’t make a clean break so I took my final profit. I exited at 1.5755.
Trade Result: -9 +43= +34 Pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: -0.34; 1.79
News events to watch for Wednesday:
- 4:30am EST- UK ILO Unemployment Rate ; Average Earnings ; Claimant Count
- 8:30am EST- US Trade Balance