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Oasis left a comment for talisman
"Where are you? have not seen you for a while ! Hope everything is OK."
May 20, 2014
talisman commented on Justin Bennett's blog post Is Trading Gambling? The Truth Might Shock You...
"the idea is to gamble with a definable edge.  the gamble is that you do not know with  certainty the outcome of any individual trade ( bet ) but if you have a definable edge and position size properly you will be net positive over a series…"
Apr 15, 2014
talisman commented on Ash Noor's photo


"haven't seen u much lately , thx for posting"
Apr 12, 2014
talisman commented on Oasis's status
"words to live by. "
Apr 5, 2014
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Apr 3, 2014
talisman commented on Arenoosh's blog post Show me the money !
"good observation"
Apr 1, 2014
talisman commented on Gary's blog post FX Light Technical Update - USDCAD & USDJPY
"good post, i like your little quotes at the start.  i see usdcdn did in fact break up and close above your 1.1152.  i am of a similar mindset to you for this pair and have entered a buy just above daily close.  what do you need to see…"
Mar 20, 2014
talisman commented on Oasis's blog post AUDNZD - looks like another opportunity might come
"kind of a net zero day for me overall. interesting to note the news rocked this pair but it did not so far initiate any sustained upward movement.  this pair has been inside the trading range of the last big news day since mar 12. "
Mar 20, 2014
talisman commented on Lewis Barber's blog post Daily Forex Trading Commentary - Wednesday 19th March 2014
"you could well be right but that's a bit of a counter trend position, especially considering your favorite ma s are showing an uptrend.  is the five time rejection of 91 your driver for what would ordinarily be an up trend call for you ?"
Mar 20, 2014
talisman commented on Oasis's blog post AUDNZD - looks like another opportunity might come
"following through with this post i am looking at entering short again. first trade was stopped out at breakeven after a big news event.  i m still of the opinion the better odds are short, and have put in an entry ( see chart ). the area around…"
Mar 19, 2014
talisman commented on Constantine's blog post Winning trade on 18th March 2
"good advice"
Mar 19, 2014
talisman commented on Constantine's blog post Winning trade on 18th March 2
"I ve been enjoying your posts.  i m not a scalper but much of the theory transfers well to any time frame, and al brooks is amongst the best to learn from.  it would be great to see some of your failed trades, why you took them , why…"
Mar 19, 2014
talisman commented on Arenoosh's blog post GBP/USD diverging from EUR/USD
"i think you ve written an intriguing and interesting article.  not sure how tradable this information is but its an interesting observation none the less, thx"
Mar 18, 2014
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"Logical , thx for posting"
Mar 12, 2014
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"This is a well known and usefull formula. The wildcard is the probability of win/loss is a little bit of a guess, but if one is honest with oneself it works very well"
Mar 12, 2014

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Creating boudaries where there are none

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 12:55am 3 Comments

An important aspect of successful trading is the concept of creating boundaries and rules to help present the market to yourself.  There is no exact correct way to do this but I will share my general view of this using a current EY chart to demonstrate.

First off , define a trend, theres many ways to do this,…


Not all lines matter

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 12:56am 3 Comments

Its important in trading to figure out what lines actually matter when trying to figure out how to pull a little money out of this market .  While everyone can make their case for whatever they believe, one must first figure out in general what types of time frames they would like to work with as a starting…


Fishing rods for sale

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 7:11pm 1 Comment

Rubber boots tip of the day-a good entry is determined by its exit. So place your educational focus on exiting, whether that be exits with losses or exits with profits.  Try to embrace the idea that one of the main things to understand on the road to profits is to understand what you control.  Once you are in a trade the only thing you control is when you get out.  If over a series of trades you make more than you lose and the drawdowns don't pysch u out your entries are good.  Doesn't…


Don't be just another dart throwing monkey

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

There is a very good article in the education section of fxstreet that is worth reading . it is " How to set profit targets and control losses ". Within it it points out things like trading is " a series of compromises ", and demonstrates how open ended targets with an understanding of maximum adverse excursion is more profitable than targets.  It highlights the importance of consistancy , and eludes to this fact by the very nature of the content.

It neglects to address the importance…


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At 10:18pm on March 23, 2014, Joe Lanburner said…

Thanks for your help the other day.

At 4:39pm on May 20, 2014, Oasis said…

Where are you? have not seen you for a while ! Hope everything is OK.

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