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If cTrader and TradingView are so good, then why is MetaTrader 4 still the most used Forex trading platform?

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Is meta trader 4 the best forex platform

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Learn More About the Latest Forex Tools

These FX trading tools lets the user take their own algorithms and strategies and run them together. It allows for algorithmic strategy building along with no need for coding knowledge.

For anyone that wishes to formalise their style of trading using algorithms.

It offers:

• A simple to use drag and drop interface
• Ability to connect technical indicators and math functions
• Templates that are easy to customise
• The ability to implement strategies for platforms including cTrader and MT4
• Both videos and e-book for those just starting out

VPS

Want an FX trading tool that will be online 24/7? That's just what VPS (Virtual Private Server) is capable of. It's a remote computer made available to traders that are algorithmic. It gives the option of complete automation for trading, the terminal doesn't even have to stay running. The main benefit of this Fx trading tool is no interruptions. Expect lowered latency and zero down time!

No reboots and protection of EAs are two benefits that have professionals using VPS more often than ever. Even set up will go on without a hitch using an easy step-by-step guide. Of course, having professionals set it up ensures that it's done right, and that traders are trained accordingly.

The Economic Calendar

A simple to use economic calendar is a priceless FX trading tool. It allows the trader to plan his or her day by the minute. Take control of currently released and previous reports that have been released as well as volatility generated and consensus forecasts. Knowing upcoming events that will happen in just the next few hours as well as days, weeks and months gives one an edge on other traders.

Many are happy to know that there are automatic updates and live views of released event data. The ability to view previous events and analyse their effect on the market is invaluable and could easily make for better trades.

Ease of Use

No matter which economic calendar is chosen, one will see all the scheduled events broken down for the day at hand. By selecting an individual event, one will get even more information and data that can help make more than informed decisions on trading.

Expect to see how much time is left until the next event, as well as those that have already happened. Expected volatility is presented as well as prior percentages and an actual consensus. All of these benefits will help anyone make the most informed decisions possible.

Mobile Apps

The Forex calendar is customisable so only what one wants to be informed of is seen. This makes it easy for beginners, and less stressful for experienced traders. One can change the time zone, country, category and volatility level to get detailed results that cater to their needs.

Staying up-to-date on all the latest developments is easy with mobile apps for both Android and Apple devices. The calendar app can also be downloaded so that wherever one goes they have access to whatever information they need.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the FX trading tools available on the market. Aligning with experts in Forex is a smart way to ensure that one is getting the best setup for their personal trading needs and style. Forex can be a complicated platform for trade, but it can also be simple when the right tools and help are obtained.
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Look-it: FOREX TRADING DASHBOARD IN NOTION + CTRADER EMBED

Look-it: FOREX TRADING DASHBOARD IN NOTION + CTRADER EMBED
For forex traders out there, I've found that you can actually embed a web cTrader in Notion!
SIMPLE DARK MODE
SIMPLE LIGHT MODE
If you like my setup, BUY ME A COFFEE! 🎉. I'm dying for a good cup of store bought brewed coffee, not instant coffee from home. I would really appreciate your latte treat.
What are shown on the Long Version?
  1. various widgets on Tradingview.com
  2. interactive charting tool on Tradingview.com
  3. an actual CTRADER web platform inside notion! How cool is that!! I was mind blown when it showed in my page.
How to embed widgets?
  1. embed code from Tradingview.com
  2. add pen on codepen.io and paste in html section > save
  3. copy url in the search bar
  4. embed url in notion
  5. done
How to embed ctrader platform?
  1. log in to your ctrader platform according to your broker account
  2. embed url in Notion.so, either app or browser, log in again; and
  3. you're done!
What's good about this setup?
  1. i don't need to switch between windows to trade and analyze my charts
  2. i use gallery view on my Market Outlook table and setup my trades
  3. track my profits per day
I've really fallen real hard with Notion. 😭 Notion, you are so good to me. Once again, if you like my setup, BUY ME A COFFEE! 🎉. I'm dying for a good cup of store bought brewed coffee, not instant coffee from home. I would really appreciate your latte treat.
LONG VERSION: INCLUDING TRADINGVIEW WIDGETS
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No amount of demo trading will prepare you for live account.

First of all, I'm not against demo trading.
However, no matter the amount of time you spend trading demo, it can never prepare you for living trading. Demo is good for 4 main things:
  1. Introducing you to forex
  2. Understading the mechanics of your trading platform (eg. mt4 or ctrader)
  3. Backtesting a strategy.
  4. Briefly forward-testing a strategy.
The number 1 reason retail traders fail is because of trading psychology. Any basic trading strategy like a simple MA crossover can make you successful if you manage your emotions as a trader.
Moving of Stop loss, refusing to set stop loss, letting losses ride while closing profits as quickly as possible are all about problems with your trading psychology and no amount of demo trading will teach you to be better because you are simply not invested in the trades.
People recommend trading demo for 6 months or 1 year and that's simply wrong. We have all been at a point where we even forgot about a trade only to open metatrader hours or even days later to see it in profit. There's no lesson learnt here.
The 6 months or 1 year you spent trading demo would have been worthwhile if you had gone live with $100 and try taking it to $1,000 over a period of 1 year with a strategy.
Don't waste too much time on demo. Find a strategy, backtest it with at least 10 years of data and see if it's worthwhile then move to live.
Trading, like every other career, involves cost and consider that first $100 account (which you will probably blow) as part of your cost of training. Stop wasting time on demo. Trading is probably 10% strategy, 90% psychology. Only live account will teach you about psychology.
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Platform to trade on a Chromebook

Good day to you all!
So I bought a Chromebook since my laptop got demolished and I stupidly didn't think it through that it's not a window/mac so I can't run most forex platforms (I think, someone please enlighten me if I can).
So far my options are the Android apps of mt4/CTRADER and the Web versions.
I used to use mt4. Is the Android app similar? To me it seems quite similar just a bit slower.
Anyone trade on a Chromebook, use a Web trader, or use a Android app to trade with?
Thanks, happy trading.
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Seeking advice on platforms (or not) for integrated Algo development.

Starting at ground-zero as an Algo Trading developer, I am hoping for some advice on platforms for operationalizing strategies—i.e. would like to ultimately only build things 2 to 3 times before actually getting a clue of what I should have done to begin with. ; )
I have 20+ years of professional software development experience, mainly writing backend services in Perl, Java, Python, JavaScript or Go. Finance was my Major as an Undergrad. Instruments of interest are Options, Futures and maybe Forex.
First question; should I even seriously choose an integrated environment, or—like everything else I do for a paycheck—build something from 'scratch' because of bad fills or high commissions? Normally, for a question like this, in some order, I'll do exhaustive feature comparisons, correspond/talk with vendors, kick some tires and talk to peers to make sure nothing has been missed, however, nobody I know has ever done anything like what people here are doing or trying to do, so...
Has anyone had experience with Quantower? Quantower looks impressive and allows for writing strategies in C#.
Noted also that cTrader Automate (formerly known as cAlgo), MultiCharts .NET and NinjaTrader (via NinjaScript) also have integrated C# or C#-ish software language strategy development and IB allows C# as well as other languages via the Trader Workstation API.
C# seems like a good choice (nowish) for the sake of portability as it looks like more platforms run on Windows than Mac or Linux and most support integrated strategy development using the C or C++ or C# languages, or scripts based thereon.
People mention a lot of interest in using R and Python, two languages I like, though their support for integrated strategy development seems to be only slowly catching up to the other languages. Is this accurate?
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Preparing for the Impulse: The Japanese Yen Surge

Preparing for the Impulse: The Japanese Yen Surge
See first: https://www.reddit.com/Forex/comments/clx0v9/profiting_in_trends_planning_for_the_impulsive/

Against it's major counterparts, the JPY has been showing a lot of strength. It's now getting into areas where it is threatening breakouts of decade long support and resistance levels.

Opportunity for us as traders if this happens is abundant. We've not seen trading conditions like this for over 10 years on this currency, and back then it was a hell of a show! In this post I'll discuss this, and my plans to trade it.

I'm going to focus on one currency pair, although I do think this same sort of move will be reflected across most of the XXXJPY pairs. The pair I will be using is GBPJPY. I like the volatility in this pair, and along with the JPY looking continually strong and there being uncertainty in the GBP with possible Brexit related issues, this seems like an ideal target for planning to trade a strong move up in the JPY.

The Big Overview

I'll start by drawing your attention to something a lot of you will have probably not been aware of. GBPJPY has always been in a downtrend. All this stuff happening day to day, week to week and month to month has always fitted into an overall larger downtrend. In the context of that downtrend, there have been no surprises in the price moves GBPJPY has made. This is not true of the real world events that drove these moves. Things like market crashes, bubbles and Brexit.

https://preview.redd.it/5gfhwxcy6wj31.png?width=663&format=png&auto=webp&s=4d4806dee84a7bbe073e08d153da946222893eeb

Source: https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/historical-spot-exchange-rates/gbp/GBP-to-JPY

I know this has been largely sideways for a long time, but it is valid to say this is a downtrend. The highs are getting lower, and the lows have been getting lower (last low after the Brexit fall and following 'flash crash' some weeks later).
This is important to understand, because it's going to help a lot when we look at what has happened over the last 5 - 10 years in this pair, and what it tells us might be about to happen in the coming few months and year to come. If the same pattern continues, a well designed and executed trade plan can make life changing money for the person who does that. I hope those of you who take the time to check the things I say here understand that is very feasible.

The last Decade


In the same way I've shown you how we can understand when a trend has corrective weeks and see certain sorts of price structure in that, from 2012 to 2015 GBPJPY had a corrective half decade. In the context of large price moves over decades, this was a sharp correction. I've discussed at length in my posts how sharp corrections can then lead into impulse legs.

https://preview.redd.it/kvnrqau07wj31.png?width=675&format=png&auto=webp&s=8e96f02a189a811d511ef7946037fd670d106b1b
I've explained though my posts and real time analysis and trades in the short term how in an impulse leg we would expect to see a strong move in line with the trend, then it stalling for a while. Choppy range. Then there being a big spike out move of that range. Making dramatic new lows. Then we'd enter into another corrective cycle (I've been showing you weeks, it's more practical. We'll be looking at the same thing scaled out over longer, that's all).

At this point, we can say the following things which are all non-subjective.
  • GBPJPY has always been in a downtrend.
  • A clear high after a strong rally was made in 2016
  • Since then, GBPJPY has downtrended
5 year chart confirms the latter two points.

https://preview.redd.it/a44rzzs47wj31.png?width=686&format=png&auto=webp&s=43fbebe933fa80d1c24a1f8fde2c08653d125d18

These are interesting facts. We can do a lot of with this information to understand where we may really be in the overall context of what this pair is doing.

The Clear Trend Cycle of the Last 5 Years


If we were to use the Elliot Wave theory, based on the above data we have we'd expect to see down trending formations on the weekly chart over the last 5 years. These would form is three distinct trend legs, each having a corrective pattern after. We would expect to see after that a strong correction (corrective year in down trending 5 year cycle), it stop at the 61.8% fib and then resume a down trend. The down trend would form similarly in three main moves.

https://preview.redd.it/ghvgzr577wj31.png?width=663&format=png&auto=webp&s=caeedc4f48ab3b4d1ed921ef519a33200db62868

Whether or not you believe Elliot Wave theory is any good or not, this is what it would predict. If you gave someone who knew about Elliot trading the facts we've established - they'd make this prediction. So let's see how that would look on the GBPJPY chart. I'm having problems with my cTrader platform today, so will have to use MT4 charting.


These are three distinct swings from a high to a low. It also fits all the other Elliot rules about swing formation (which I won't cover, but you can Google and learn if you'd like to). We then go into a period of correction. GBPJPY rallies for a year.
This corrective year does not look very different from a corrective week. Which I've shown how we can understand and trade though various different posts.

https://preview.redd.it/m9ga8pp97wj31.png?width=590&format=png&auto=webp&s=6ed069207b8297c0ab67d6608206b57a1b354fef
Source: https://www.reddit.com/Forex/comments/cwwe34/common_trading_mistakes_how_trend_strategies_lose/

Compare the charts, there is nothing different. It's not because I've copied this chart, it is just what a trend and correction looks like. I've shown this is not curve fitting by forecasting these corrective weeks and telling you all my trades in them (very high success rate).

What about the retrace level?
When we draw fibs from the shoulders high (which is where the resistance was, there was a false breakout of it giving an ever so slightly higher high), it's uncanny how price reacted to this level.

https://preview.redd.it/68pa0bgc7wj31.png?width=667&format=png&auto=webp&s=8f78ce2c11f267f32dacd17c8717dcfa1f8bcb6a
This is exactly what the theory would predict. I hope even those sceptical about Elliot theory can agree this looks like three trend moves with corrections, a big correction and then a top at 61.8%. Which is everything the starting data would predict if the theory was valid and in action.

Assumptions and Planning


To this point, I've made no assumptions. This is a reporting/highlighting of facts on historical data of this pair. Now I am going to make some assumptions to use them to prepare a trade plan. These will be;

  • This is an Elliot formation, and will continue to be.
  • Since it is, this leg will have symmetry to the previous leg.

I'll use the latter to confirm the former. I'll use a projection of what it'd look like if it was similar to the previous move. I'll put in my markers, and look for things to confirm or deny it. There'll be ways to both suggest I am right, and suggest I am wrong. For as long as nothing that obviously invalidates these assumptions happens in the future price action, I'll continue to assume them to be accurate.

Charting Up for Forecasts

The first thing I have do here is get some markers. What I want to do is see if there is a consistency in price interactions on certain fib levels (this is using different methods from what I've previously discussed in my posts, to avoid confusion for those who follow my stuff). I am going to draw extension swings and these will give level forecasts. I have strategies based upon this, and I'm looking for action to be consistent with these, and also duplicated in the big swings down.
I need to be very careful with how I draw my fibs. Since I can see what happened in the chart, it obviously gives me some bias to curve fit to that. This does not suit my objective. Making it fit will not help give foresight. So I need to look for ways to draw the fib on the exact same part of the swing in both of the moves.

https://preview.redd.it/d5qwm8vg7wj31.png?width=662&format=png&auto=webp&s=ad2deba557f9f6d8a0fe06d34cbe3307e7cccc24

These two parts of price moves look like very similar expressions of each other to me. There is the consolidation at the low, and then a big breakout. Looking closer at the top, both of them make false breakouts low before making a top. So I am going to use these swings to draw my fibs on, from the low to the high. What I will be looking for as specific markers is the price reaction to the 1.61% level (highly important fib).
A strategy I have designed around this would look for price to stall at this level, bounce a bit and then make a big breakout and strong trend. This would continue into the 2.20 and 2.61 extension levels. So I'm interested to see if that matches in.

https://preview.redd.it/mpoqz4aj7wj31.png?width=663&format=png&auto=webp&s=710d72120085c1e137c800f57a36f910f78eebcb
Very similar price moves are seen in the area where price traded through the 1.61 level. The breakout strategy here predicts a retracement and then another sell to new lows.
On the left swing, we made a retracement and now test lows. On the right swing, we've got to the point of testing the lows here. This is making this level very important. The breakout strategy here would predict a swing to 61 is price breaks these lows. This might sound unlikely, but this signal would have been flagged as possible back in 2008. It would require the certain criteria I've explained here, and all of this has appeared on the chart since then. This gives me many reasons to suspect a big sell is coming.

On to the next assumption. For this fall to happen in a strong style like all of these are suggesting, it'd have to be one hell of a move. Elliot wave theory would predict this, if it was wave 3 move, these are the strongest. From these I'm going to form a hypothesis and then see if I can find evidence for or against it. I am going to take the hypothesis that where we are in this current GBPJPY chart is going to late come to been seen in a larger context as this.

https://preview.redd.it/tkfzja5n7wj31.png?width=661&format=png&auto=webp&s=47fc014619a61728f16e1527e729b82edad6b94e

This hypothesis would have the Brexit lows and correction from this being the same as the small bounce up before this market capitulated. This would forecast there being a break in this pair to the downside, and that then being followed by multiple sustained strong falls. I know this looks insanely big ... but this is not much in the context of the theme of the last 50 years. This sort of thing has always been what happened when we made this breakout.

Since I have my breakout strategy forecasting 61, I check for confluence of anything that may also give that area as a forecast. I'm looking for symmetry, so I take the ratio of the size of the first big fall on the left to the ratio of when it all out crashed. These legs are close to 50% more (bit more, this is easy math). The low to high of the recent swing would be 7,500 pips. So this would forecast 11,000.
When you take that away from the high of 156, it comes in very close to 61. Certainly close enough to be considered within the margin of error this strategy has for forecasting.

I will be posting a lot more detailed trade plans that this. Dealing specific levels to plan to engage the market, stop trailing and taking profit. I'll also quite actively track my trades I am making to enter into the market for this move. This post is to get the broad strokes of why I'm looking for this trade in place, and to help you to have proper context by what I mean when you hear me talking about big sells on this pair and other XXXJPY pairs.
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Preparing for the Impulse: The Japanese Yen Surge

Preparing for the Impulse: The Japanese Yen Surge
Against it's major counterparts, the JPY has been showing a lot of strength. It's now getting into areas where it is threatening breakouts of decade long support and resistance levels.

Opportunity for us as traders if this happens is abundant. We've not seen trading conditions like this for over 10 years on this currency, and back then it was a hell of a show! In this post I'll discuss this, and my plans to trade it.

I'm going to focus on one currency pair, although I do think this same sort of move will be reflected across most of the XXXJPY pairs. The pair I will be using is GBPJPY. I like the volatility in this pair, and along with the JPY looking continually strong and there being uncertainty in the GBP with possible Brexit related issues, this seems like an ideal target for planning to trade a strong move up in the JPY.

The Big Overview

I'll start by drawing your attention to something a lot of you will have probably not been aware of. GBPJPY has always been in a downtrend. All this stuff happening day to day, week to week and month to month has always fitted into an overall larger downtrend. In the context of that downtrend, there have been no surprises in the price moves GBPJPY has made. This is not true of the real world events that drove these moves. Things like market crashes, bubbles and Brexit.

https://preview.redd.it/9r6rnqo4rvj31.png?width=1258&format=png&auto=webp&s=738602a2157e08c3f9ec6c588ae603edb5b71a36
Source: https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/historical-spot-exchange-rates/gbp/GBP-to-JPY

I know this has been largely sideways for a long time, but it is valid to say this is a downtrend. The highs are getting lower, and the lows have been getting lower (last low after the Brexit fall and following 'flash crash' some weeks later).
This is important to understand, because it's going to help a lot when we look at what has happened over the last 5 - 10 years in this pair, and what it tells us might be about to happen in the coming few months and year to come. If the same pattern continues, a well designed and executed trade plan can make life changing money for the person who does that. I hope those of you who take the time to check the things I say here understand that is very feasible.

The last Decade


In the same way I've shown you how we can understand when a trend has corrective weeks and see certain sorts of price structure in that, from 2012 to 2015 GBPJPY had a corrective half decade. In the context of large price moves over decades, this was a sharp correction. I've discussed at length in my posts how sharp corrections can then lead into impulse legs.
https://preview.redd.it/j5q3jrtvsvj31.png?width=1269&format=png&auto=webp&s=a76fdb3de6e943234352f4b9832483c35e082a4b
I've explained though my posts and real time analysis and trades in the short term how in an impulse leg we would expect to see a strong move in line with the trend, then it stalling for a while. Choppy range. Then there being a big spike out move of that range. Making dramatic new lows. Then we'd enter into another corrective cycle (I've been showing you weeks, it's more practical. We'll be looking at the same thing scaled out over longer, that's all).

At this point, we can say the following things which are all non-subjective.
  • GBPJPY has always been in a downtrend.
  • A clear high after a strong rally was made in 2016
  • Since then, GBPJPY has downtrended
5 year chart confirms the latter two points.

https://preview.redd.it/ac1kjwr1uvj31.png?width=1249&format=png&auto=webp&s=f94861cab758119231fff168233bebac832cf456

These are interesting facts. We can do a lot of with this information to understand where we may really be in the overall context of what this pair is doing.

The Clear Trend Cycle of the Last 5 Years


If we were to use the Elliot Wave theory, based on the above data we have we'd expect to see down trending formations on the weekly chart over the last 5 years. These would form is three distinct trend legs, each having a corrective pattern after. We would expect to see after that a strong correction (corrective year in down trending 5 year cycle), it stop at the 61.8% fib and then resume a down trend. The down trend would form similarly in three main moves.

Whether or not you believe Elliot Wave theory is any good or not, this is what it would predict. If you gave someone who knew about Elliot trading the facts we've established - they'd make this prediction. So let's see how that would look on the GBPJPY chart. I'm having problems with my cTrader platform today, so will have to use MT4 charting.


https://preview.redd.it/s8vguiimvvj31.png?width=823&format=png&auto=webp&s=96d023db99041c9ba91f61ab87d3bd48de8da514
These are three distinct swings from a high to a low. It also fits all the other Elliot rules about swing formation (which I won't cover, but you can Google and learn if you'd like to). We then go into a period of correction. GBPJPY rallies for a year.
This corrective year does not look very different from a corrective week. Which I've shown how we can understand and trade though various different posts.
https://preview.redd.it/yowdmil6wvj31.png?width=733&format=png&auto=webp&s=bad142803823e6a7f8af56ef63ebebc574210c4b
Source: https://www.reddit.com/Forex/comments/cwwe34/common_trading_mistakes_how_trend_strategies_lose/

Compare the charts, there is nothing different. It's not because I've copied this chart, it is just what a trend and correction looks like. I've shown this is not curve fitting by forecasting these corrective weeks and telling you all my trades in them (very high success rate).

What about the retrace level?
When we draw fibs from the shoulders high (which is where the resistance was, there was a false breakout of it giving an ever so slightly higher high), it's uncanny how price reacted to this level.
https://preview.redd.it/axvtd22wwvj31.png?width=822&format=png&auto=webp&s=518f309232552ea33921e939b08d2bf28ba76f0b
This is exactly what the theory would predict. I hope even those sceptical about Elliot theory can agree this looks like three trend moves with corrections, a big correction and then a top at 61.8%. Which is everything the starting data would predict if the theory was valid and in action.

Assumptions and Planning


To this point, I've made no assumptions. This is a reporting/highlighting of facts on historical data of this pair. Now I am going to make some assumptions to use them to prepare a trade plan. These will be;

  • This is an Elliot formation, and will continue to be.
  • Since it is, this leg will have symmetry to the previous leg.

I'll use the latter to confirm the former. I'll use a projection of what it'd look like if it was similar to the previous move. I'll put in my markers, and look for things to confirm or deny it. There'll be ways to both suggest I am right, and suggest I am wrong. For as long as nothing that obviously invalidates these assumptions happens in the future price action, I'll continue to assume them to be accurate.

Charting Up for Forecasts

The first thing I have do here is get some markers. What I want to do is see if there is a consistency in price interactions on certain fib levels (this is using different methods from what I've previously discussed in my posts, to avoid confusion for those who follow my stuff). I am going to draw extension swings and these will give level forecasts. I have strategies based upon this, and I'm looking for action to be consistent with these, and also duplicated in the big swings down.
I need to be very careful with how I draw my fibs. Since I can see what happened in the chart, it obviously gives me some bias to curve fit to that. This does not suit my objective. Making it fit will not help give foresight. So I need to look for ways to draw the fib on the exact same part of the swing in both of the moves.

https://preview.redd.it/xgvofjcl0wj31.png?width=823&format=png&auto=webp&s=6d2564bbe2ece9506c425397c672c16cd75a2766
These two parts of price moves look like very similar expressions of each other to me. There is the consolidation at the low, and then a big breakout. Looking closer at the top, both of them make false breakouts low before making a top. So I am going to use these swings to draw my fibs on, from the low to the high. What I will be looking for as specific markers is the price reaction to the 1.61% level (highly important fib).
A strategy I have designed around this would look for price to stall at this level, bounce a bit and then make a big breakout and strong trend. This would continue into the 2.20 and 2.61 extension levels. So I'm interested to see if that matches in.

https://preview.redd.it/4tl024da2wj31.png?width=810&format=png&auto=webp&s=09a813fcdf67a0fac41ff1d9a44b540fd1298106
Very similar price moves are seen in the area where price traded through the 1.61 level. The breakout strategy here predicts a retracement and then another sell to new lows.
On the left swing, we made a retracement and now test lows. On the right swing, we've got to the point of testing the lows here. This is making this level very important. The breakout strategy here would predict a swing to 61 is price breaks these lows. This might sound unlikely, but this signal would have been flagged as possible back in 2008. It would require the certain criteria I've explained here, and all of this has appeared on the chart since then. This gives me many reasons to suspect a big sell is coming.

On to the next assumption. For this fall to happen in a strong style like all of these are suggesting, it'd have to be one hell of a move. Elliot wave theory would predict this, if it was wave 3 move, these are the strongest. From these I'm going to form a hypothesis and then see if I can find evidence for or against it. I am going to take the hypothesis that where we are in this current GBPJPY chart is going to late come to been seen in a larger content as this.

https://preview.redd.it/ctcill674wj31.png?width=814&format=png&auto=webp&s=538847fce98009b8177e079aa6a3ecba0684e73f
This hypothesis would have the Brexit lows and correction from this being the same as the small bounce up before this market capitulated. This would forecast there being a break in this pair to the downside, and that then being followed by multiple sustained strong falls.
Since I have my breakout strategy forecasting 61, I check for confluence of anything that may also give that area as a forecast. I'm looking for symmetry, so I take the ratio of the size of the first big fall on the left to the ratio of when it all out crashed. These legs are close to 50% more (bit more, this is easy math). The low to high of the recent swing would be 7,500 pips. So this would forecast 11,000.
When you take that away from the high of 156, it comes in very close to 61. Certainly close enough to be considered within the margin of error this strategy has for forecasting.

I will be posting a lot more detailed trade plans that this. Dealing specific levels to plan to engage the market, stop trailing and taking profit. I'll also quite actively track my trades I am making to enter into the market for this move. This post is to get the broad strokes of why I'm looking for this trade in place, and to help you to have proper content by what I mean when you hear me talking about big sells on this pair and other XXXJPY pairs.
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Looking for a broker with proprietary online trading platform that allows you to determine quantities for SL and TP

Hi to all the trading gurus here, can anyone please help me out?
I'm looking for another broker with an online trading platform that specifically allows you (at the moment you place a trade, not afterwards) to determine the quantity of your SL and of your 1st Take Profit for the purpose of scaling out.
Referring to my screenshot, let's say I'm placing a 20,000 unit trade. For my initial SL, I set it at 20,000 quantity at whatever pips loss. No issues here and it's very standard.
For my TP1, to scale out by 50%, I would sell/buy 10,000 from my original 20,000. I DON'T have to place a separate countertrade at 50% later in order to scale out as my TP1 and then move my SL to breakeven. This feature lets you do it from the start. Other platforms that I have demo'ed don't allow you to set the TP1 at 50% of the position's initial volume.
I have tried Saxo, CTrader, Markets.com, IG, PLus500, XTB, FxPro, Oanda, Etoro, Dukascopy, CMC Markets, XM, FXCM, and a few others. None of them has this exact feature. Can anyone else let me know which other FX online platform has this feature?
Please don't ask me to stick to MT4/MT5 because I really hate their UI/UX/U-whatever. It's why I'm hunting for good online trading platforms that have the stuff I need.
I can only see the feature I've described on FOREX.com. And it also has all the indicators I use in my algorithm for FX.
But to be safe and diversify my funds, I'd like to use another trading platform similar to my current one.
Thanks much in advance, I appreciate the advice yeah
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Best Platform to train an Algorithm

So i'm a programmer looking to get into Forex.
What are your suggestions on building and testing a bot.
I've still got tons of learning to do and i am well aware that the trader matters more than the platform and that the algorithm matters more than the language it is coded in.
But i am looking for a platform with a powerful set of back-testing tools.
Right now i am leaning more towards cTrader over MT4/5 as cTrader uses c# and mt4/5's UI burns my eyes. But i am more than willing to use other platforms.
I have looked at external tools where you could test the algorithms, but they arent using the languages that ctrader or mt5 use and id prefer to use a tool where i dont have to build a bot twice in different languages.
Bonus points if the platform has some sort of visual indicator or plugin of when news lands (in back-testing). So i can see how well the bot deals with news.
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What do you prefer Ctrader or MT4?

Being new to forex would it be more beneficial for me to learn Ctrader platform because it is more up to date and MT4 is becoming more outdated?
I currently have no interest in trading with bots. I would rather fully understand the market so I can tweak my own strategy, rather than have a bot trade for me and not understand where my profit/loss came from.
Also which platform is better for a Forex Simulator so I can Backtest my strategies?
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Digitex Futures...Just Another Scam Crypto Project?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. No wait, did I get that backwards? Oh well...
If you've following the Digitex Futures project for a while (the one that promises to one day erect a crypto futures exchange to rival BitMEX 😏), you already know that they delayed the launch of their exchange yet another time on April 26th.
This time, however, it wasn't a simple delay. The timing, allegations, and flow of funds prior and during the delay all come into question. If you ask me, it was at least just plain fishy!
Is Digitex one pending scam where insiders try to buy time to unload every token they own at the highest price possible, while their investors are left holding all the bags?
Just look at their volume chart for Christ's sake! Compare the actual time of their April 26th delay announcement to the changes in volume that preceded it to see what I mean. The fact is that even months prior to the delay, the volume started behaving weird already, increasing drastically for no reason, way out of the norm (manipulation? cough cough).
But don't take my word for it. Just check out the shenanigans that went on with their DGTX token prior, during and after their delay announcement on the video below:
https://youtu.be/4H8FW3r24pA
Their CEO Adam Todd blamed everything serious pretty much on their prior developers, Spotware, who the company "fired" after the debacle. Todd basically threw Spotware under the bus. These guys built CTrader for the love of God, a pretty well known platform that is even used in the Forex world. Their resume is waaaay more impressive than Adam Todd could ever conjecture. So who do you really believe, Spotware or Adam?
And what was Spotware's response regarding all this? Check it out below and see if you have the same opinion of Digitex Future and Adam Todd once you're done.
https://medium.com/@spotware/why-digitex-failed-spotware-reveals-62461fd580b5
So all of this begs the question, is Digitex Futures a legit crypto project with lots of bad luck or a total scam in the making? Let me know what you guys think below!
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Amateur question regarding spread vs. commission

Hi!
I am completely new to Forex after I have been trading Cryptocurrencies for a while. I'm sorry for making a new thread about this but I could not find out the answer anywhere else and it would be awesome to have some clarity before I create an account somewhere.

I am looking at a Pepperstone account; Standard or Razor. Standard has no commissions but higher spread and Razor has $AU3,5 commission but lower spread.
Have I understood this correctly: if I have a small account I would benefit from a Standard account because the fee I'd have to pay per trade would be smaller this way. However, with a larger account I'd benefit from a Razor account because the higher spread would mean larger fee per trade than the $AU3,5 commission?

Thanks so much for the answer. To change from crypto and to Forex was much more advanced than I would have thought and this subreddit has been awesome in getting clarity in some basic topics.

If somebody has other starter-tips they are very welcome to share.
Subquestion: is Oanda the only decent platform that is compatible with Tradingview? I have never charted in anything else and to change to MT4 or cTrader is not ideal as they seem not so great compared.

Thanks in advance!
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Choosing the right broker

Hello!
I am ready to dive in the world of trading and after my basic education I am starting to pappertrade. I figured out that I sould choose from now the boroker I am gonna use in the future to get used to the platform. The problem is that there are WAY to many brokers out there and its hard to choose. I need your help reddit!

What I need:
- I am mainly gonna daytrade forex, maybe some stocks and futures at the future.
- Low commisions, fees & spreads! I'm thikning of taking trades on small timeframes (5-20 mins , or a few hours). I am looking for a true ECN with comission model. I dont want conflict of interests with my broker
- A good platform. I don't like MT4. I liked cTrader.
- No requotes - No slippage - Fast executions!
- Leverage. I need at least 1:200 , so I probably need a broker in Australia (?)
- No problems with withdrawals.
- Regulation and good reputation! I don't want to loose my money!
- Low minimum deposit! I'm thinking about starting with 1000 euros, maybe 2000 max.

Brokers I have found surfing the net:
- Interactive Brokers
- Saxo bank
- IG
- Dukascopy
and the cTrader brokers:
- IC markets
- Pepperstone
- FxPro
- Roboforex

What do you guys think? Have you got any experience with those guys? What would you suggest? All comments and extra info are welcome!
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FOREX AND HOW TO TRADE

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN AND TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOREX AND HOW TO TRADE ,WATCH THIS LINK :
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Broker Review- Trader's Way

Trader’s Way is based in Dominica and offers Forex, Commodities and Indies on MT4,MT5 and cTrader. You have choice of 4 accounts with them with no minimum deposit requirement. They offer both fixed and variable spreads and the commission and leverage vary according to the account you choose. The lowest commission being zero and leverage being 10X is and the highest commission being $2.5 per 100k and leverage 1000:1, respectively. The broker stand out in the list of payment methods they offer clients for deposits. However, there are heavy fees on depositing and withdrawing with them.
What stands out?
Minimum deposit only $1
High Leverage
Platform Choice – MT4, MT5, cTrader
Multiple deposit and withdrawal methods
Accepts US, Canadian and is NON ESMA
Trust factor- 4/5
Cons-
Poor client support
High Deposit and withdrawal charges
Scam alert- NIL
PS- The review is based on facts collected from internet as well as other forums and after testing the broker's Demo by our moderators. Let us know what you think about the broker in the comments below and/or if you hold a different view that what has been said above.
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A bit confused about the whole algo bots thing

Hi everyone!
I'm a coder and I want to have some fun playing with different algorithms at least in the virtual money side of the stock market. Preferably I'd like to access CFDs, Indices etc not only Forex which seems to be almost obligatory.
I've been looking around and it seems that everyone uses MetaTrader and its MQ4L or 5 language. So I guess that's an option. If I learn that language, is there somewhere to test the bots? I've never used MetaTrader but it looks really old and badly designed. Does MT have big downsides?
I also discovered cTrader and its cAlgo program that also allows to code bots, this time in C# (I love it!).
I haven't been able to find more platforms where I can code bots. Are there more?
Do you have any recommendations/suggestions about this?
Thanks!!
PS: I use Mac OSX but I guess I can crank up a virtual machine with windows if it's necessary.
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cTrader Commissions - Pepperstone VS IC Markets

Hey guy!
I'm looking at Pepperstone and IC Markets and I believe they have the best commission and spread for small accounts. After reading at Pepperstone's Razor Spread Account and IC Market's cTrader ECN Account, I couldn't really work out which broker offers the best commission. (NOTE: I'm mainly interested in cTrader platform even tho the commission is more expensive)
I uploaded this picture of their commissions. http://i.imgur.com/G5pZnUH.png
From the way I understood it, Pepperstone charges 7unites of XYZ currency while IC Markets charges a $6USD commission.
I'm not sure how accurate their reported average spread is, but IC Markets seems to be a little cheaper.
http://www.icmarkets.com/forex-trading/trading-conditions/spreads/
https://pepperstone.com/en/forex-trading/spreads
Which one do you think would be cheaper?
Thanks for any help :D
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Best platform for backtesting strategies?

Hello peeps,
I have been playing around with MT4 for some time but as time passes by i feel more and more like i should switch to a more modern platform.
Would you guys mind shinning some light on this path?
I seen articles saying good things about CTrader, NinjaTrader and also Thinkorswin, so far the one that seems to be the most solid is NinjaTrader but since i haven't tried any of those i would be curious to hear ideas from more experienced forex programmers.
Thank You
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