Strategies

Strategies

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A squeeze is where the market is moved to an extreme value in a short space of time. These moves are often temporary, and so they can create some good trading opportunities for turning a quick profit.

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The basic aim of “the turtle” is to enter trends at the early stages - it uses range breakouts to time these entries.

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In the early 1980’s an experiment took place to find out if it is possible or not to take a bunch of ordinary people off the street and turn them into trading moguls.

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How ever bad a situation may seem, in nearly every case a losing trade can be recovered and even turned into a winner. This is true if you are prepared to take some action and some additional risk.

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Trading without stop losses might sound like the riskiest thing there is. A bit like going mountaineering without safety gear. But what's the reality?

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The carry trade has a simple aim: Borrow low and lend high. Japanese yen is often the borrowed currency in carry trades. This is because it’s cheap.

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With covered interest arbitrage, a trader is looking to exploit discrepancies between the spot rate and the futures or forwards rate of two currencies. This allows the trader to borrow or lend at below market or above market rates respectively.

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One of the ways to succeed in trading is to predict the market by thinking “ahead of the crowd”. When doing this an uptrend can mean a selling opportunity. A downtrend can mean a buying opportunity.

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Trends are all about timing. Time them right you can potentially capture a strong move in the market. Time them wrong and you’re likely to lose money.

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This post looks at three real and proven strategies that you can use to trade Japanese yen. Yen has some unique attributes that set it apart from other currencies.