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Forex Essentials in 15 Trades : The Guide to Successful Currency Trading

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 3/9/2009.
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Traders are constantly learning their craft. Those who do not share information, discuss tactics and review prior trades are doomed for failure. knows this. It is the leading destination for Forex traders looking to learn and discuss trading. With over 33,000 registered users from 125 countries, exposes its users to an incredible base of knowledge.In this book, the authors dissect each of 15 chosen trades, using the material to expose some of the best (and worst) practices of a Forex trader. The book weaves a plethora of information into the detailed dissection. Each description will include how the trade was selected and why it was made, as well as money management and psychological aspects of the trade. Entertaining anecdotal stories are interspersed throughout each trade story.

Author Biography

John M. Bland is cofounder of Prior to this, he was a bank forex consultant, fund manager, and independent trader.

Jay M. Meisler is cofounder of Prior to this, he was an interbank dealer, fund manager, and independent trader.

Michael D. Archer has been involved in the futures and FOREX markets for three decades as a trader, writer, money manager, and systems developer.

Table of Contents

How This Book Is Organized
Beyond the Book: The GVI Forums
Ready to Go
Origins of Global-View
The Goals of Global-View
Why an Open FOREX Forum?
Forum Rules of Behavior
How to Use the Forums
GVI Professional: A Special Forum
Additional Trader Support
As You Go Forward
The Basics of FOREX
An Introduction to FOREX
FOREX First Steps: What is it?
Why Trade FOREX?
FOREX Calculations
Market Conventions
Quoting Conventions
Elements of a Trade Plan
The Importance of Money Management
CFTC Warning
Key to Success as a Trader: Preserve Your Capital
What Is Leverage?
Example of a Hypothetical Trade
Money Management Rules
Use Stop Losses
How Much to Risk on a Trade
Ready to Trade?
Technical Trading
What is Technical Analysis?
The Technical Analysis Landscape
Fundamentals for FOREX Trading
What is Fundamental Analysis?
All Price Moves are not Created Equal
Interest Rates
Typical Fundamental Market Frameworks
Trading in a Crisis Economy
Trading the News
Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware)
Market Orders
Trading the News - Complex and Risky Do Your Homework
Popular Releases for News Traders
Trader Profiles Good Traders, Bad Traders
What Is Your Trader Profile?
Good Trader versus Bad Trader
Selecting a FOREX Broker
Broker-Dealer Due Diligence
The First Decision: Market-Maker or Electronic Communications Network (ECN?Broker-Dealer Spotlight
Third-Party Services
After the Demo Account
15 Trades and Their Stories
Heuristic-Based Trading
The Snowflake Trading Heuristic
A KIS (Keep It Simple) System
Trade #1: A Symphony of Numbers Money Management
The Six Components of Money Management
The Campaign Trading Method
Analyzing the Trade
Trade #2: Know When to Hold Them...Money Management
The Bounce
Analyzing the Trade
Trade #3: Scaling the Wall Money Management
The Dagger
Analyzing the Trade
Market Thickness
Trade #4: The Trend is Your Friend Money Management
Trend Components
The Matrix
How Do You Determine the Major Trend?
Market Environments
Analyzing the Trade
Trade #5: Don't be a Flatlander Money Management
The Three Chart System
The Importance of Perspective
Analyzing the Trade
Trade #6: Sit on Your Hands Psychology
Trading Versus Holding
Analyzing the Trades
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