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 the entire day.
Today I only looked for short trades.
News events to watch for today :
- 8:30am EST- US Initial Claims
2:45am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD went from positive to negative. This was a valid entry.
The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.5662 with a stop at the most recent swing high at 1.5712. Since I was only 12 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level (1.5650), I decided to go for the same amount of pips I was risking on the trade, which in this case was 50 pips. This put my initial target at 1.5612.
Entry: Short at 1.5662 Stop: 1.5712 Target: 1.5612
5:45am EST- My target was hit. Price made a clean break so I moved my stop to 1.5612 and set my next target for 1.5600. During this same candle, my 2nd target at 1.5600 was hit. Again, price made a clean break so I moved my stop to 1.5600 and set my next target for 1.5550.
6:00am EST– Unfortunately I got stopped out at 1.5600.
Trade Result: +62 Pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: 1.24
News events to watch for Friday:
- 8:30am EST- US Retail Sales ; Retail Sales ex Auto ; CPI ; CPI ex food & energy
- 9:55am EST– US Univ of Mich. Consumer Sentiment
- 10:00am EST- US Business Inventories