Sunday, August 26, 2007

Forex Trading $ecrets

Forex currency exchange is the biggest financial market in the word nowadays, with daily turnover outstripping 1.9 trillion dollars. It’s basis are transactions made 24 hours a day between banks and financial institutions called Interbank. Interbank begins it’s day in Sydney, and continues through Tokyo and New York to London along with awakening of other financial capitals. Nowadays numerous investors profit on currency transactions using unusual fluency of Forex, its clarity and strong technical trend. Till now, according to huge transaction units and high financial requirements, main beneficiaries of currency market were banks, currency dealers and great speculators. The development of computers and Internet enabled access to advantages of Forex for numerous investors all over the world.Forex Marker is OTC market (Over The Counter). It means that transactions are realized by both sides via phone and/or electronic systems, and turnover is not centralized. The trade starts in Sydney, next moves to Tokyo and London to close the day in New York. Trade on Forex market lasts 5 day each week, starting on Sunday at 11:00pm and ends on Friday at 11:00pm (local time).Characteristic features of Forex.Forex Marker is also called OTC market (Over The Counter). It means that transactions are realized by both sides via phone and/or electronic systems. Turnover is not centralized. Nowadays numerous investors profit on currency transactions using unusual fluency of Forex, its clarity and strong technical trend. The volume exceeding 50 times value of all American share’s markets altogether ensures credibility of technical analysis, security of transactions and the best protection against artificial price changing attempts. One of the most significant aspects of Forex are risk limiting strategies. Investors often use the “stop-loss” order and orders with price limit. High turnover guarantees almost 100% realization of any defending orders and success in investment strategies. Moreover, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week turnover cause that so called price gaps (when closing price are significantly differs from next day opening price) are very rare.Next unique feature of Forex are strong trends and lack of bull market and boom. Investors trade couples of currencies, so when one is falling the second one is in increasing trend. This fact is important for investors, who choose any trend (increasing or decreasing). You can make up your mind in any moment which trend you want to bet on, according to where your strategy suits best and where you feel comfortable.

Friday, August 24, 2007

E-currency Exchange Trading

by: Tim rohrer

I have searched high and low and tried MLM's such as Market America, Quixstar, Trek Alliance and Amway. The business idea works, however people need to sell products and build their downline to be successful. I hated the idea of trying to convince people that Market America, Quixstar and all the other MLM's worked. In fact, that was the hardest thing to do was to convince somebody that these MLM's worked! I have finally found a system that involves no selling, no downline and and garunteed profits with a little learning involved. I thought this couldn't be true, I actually don't have to sell something and didn't have to build a downline!Let me explain how it works. There are hundreds of companies on the internet that deal with electronnic funds, such as Netpay, PayPal and INTgold. Currency exchanging is relatively unknown but incredibly lucrative business opportunity. While Currencies are traded all over the world (like with Forex), there are both US-based and offshore trading houses that need your flow of dollars to facilitate their business operations.This is where you,"The Merchant" comes in. By making funds temporarily avaliable to the Global Exchange Network creates float. The company we work with is able to borrow against this dollar amount and the commissions come back to us. The funds you lend to the network are typically returned in a 24 to 36 hour time frame. For example, by pushing $100 in INTGold to another person in exchange you recieve a fee of $3.50. This process takes about 30 seconds. When the funds come back into your account you make another $1. $4.50 isn't bad for something that takes 15 seconds to do. There are other ways to cycle this money back through the system and reinvest profits to your bottom line. On top of building float, your investment is compounded daily and you easily make gains of .35% off of your investment per day. How much is that? Well if you invested $100 that would be 35 cents per day profits. Now imagine when your investment grows to $1000 and $5000.... even $10,000 your daily profits are easily $35 per day. Remember the best part about this is that is compounded daily!How much can you start with? You can start with as little as $25.00 I recommend a few hundred dollars until you get to know the system and become more comfortable with the exchange network. I learned the e-currency exchange network through a group of friends online. It is extremely difficult trying to learn how to do this sitting in chat rooms and reading posts. I finally gave in and purchased a guide that literally enabled me to double my investment in under a month. I am very pleased with my results and I can now kiss those MLM's that require downline building and selling goodbye forever!About the author:If you would like to inquire more information about e-currency exchange visit our website at wwww.mazumoney.net If you have any questions don't hesitate to e-mail us at onlinesupport@mazumoney.net I am very down to earth and would not have any problems speaking to you personally if you request a phone call through our support e-mail. URL: www.mazumoney.netE-mail: onlinesupport@mazumoney.net Please don't hesitate. Take a look at this opportunity, I can garuntee as long as follow the steps to invest properly you will not be sorry!

What Part Do Commodities Play in the Market and in our Shopping?

by: David Arnold livingston


Commodities are any goods or wares that are up for sale or trade. These things include such things as food, furniture, cars, or anything that is generally manufactured, sold or traded. Commodities are a part of life! We use them all the time! The coffee on your cupboard, the cereals, the soap, the shampoo, the toothpaste – all of these constitute everyday commodities.The word commodity comes from the French word commodit√©. This means ‘benefit’ or ‘profit.’ This too comes from the earlier Latin word commoditas which refers to good quality or propriety. The word commodit√© is related in meaning to the French word biens. Biens means goods. Many people use goods and commodities interchangeably. DefinitionAs a business word, commodities are products that can in fact be worth more to their owner if sold instead of used. For example, you might have a large stock of canned goods that you won’t be able to consume before it expires. It would be better to sell them off instead, since you would benefit more from the sale than from just eating all of them.In the business world, the most common examples of commodities are oil, chemicals, raw materials, canned goods and other consumer goods that are often bought or sold.Originally commodities were things that had value. Commodities had to be uniform in their quality and mass produced by different entities to be considered as such. There is an unwritten contract among these producers that their products must be of such standard that they can be at least interchangeably used to some degree. This allows the consumers to, for example, to switch brands of flour when baking without having to agonize too much over the brand of the flour product.Let us take, for example, producers of powdered milk. Although they belong to different brands with different organizations and process management, they will still be expected to produce a powdered milk brand that is similar, in category. There will be differences in quality, taste and some other attributes. However, when you think of powdered milk, these products will have to fit the bill.Strictly speaking, commodities will often refer to wholesale or brandless goods. This means that the commodities will come from direct suppliers of these goods and do not go through the process of marketing, and branding. A good example of this is oil. The supplier in this case does not matter. Oil is assumed to be oil, and that the use of such should not depend on the supplier. That is why, in commodities trading, once you’ve seen one barrel of oil, you’ve seen them all.BrandingProducers may want to have their products distinguishable from other products. To do this, they employ branding. Branding is the activities engaged to make a product, from a certain producer, stand out from other products of the same kind. Taking the milk example from earlier, we could give one of the producers the name, Moo Milk. It could be told apart from others because of its label, marketing, and container. It might differ a bit from other products in quality. This will most definitely increase the price of the goods. The upside to this is that the particular product with the best brand name and brand recognition is sure to get a better portion of the market. About the author:David Arnold Livingston is a successful business owner and entrepreneur. He recommends the resource: For Commodities

Customer Relationship Management

by: Richard D S

Changing consumer attitudes are driving Customer Relationship Management. Fuelled by Internet induced expectations and an even increasing mood of self reliance among customers, companies have to compete in an environment where communication, buying processes, data management, delivery and service are all-important in the battle for longterm, profitable relationships.Customers now require:- Control over the buying process (information, comparison,selection, easy to find, use and respond to)- The best possible price (including delivery, and withoutcompromise to brand or product quality)- The quickest, slickest delivery system (preferably free)- All payment options (secure)- Communications designed to suit the particular need(computerised; complex; caring)The above apply whatever the form of trading:- Direct- Traditional- Retail- E-commerce- Wholesale- CombinationThese attitudes combined with the development of new technology and the growing convergence of a number of 'new - new' and 'emerging - new' communications and distribution technologies such as:- 'Fixed link' telephony and telemarketing- Internet and VOIP- Mobile telephony, SMS etc.- Digital TV, Cable, Satelliteis leading to an increasing focus on Customer Relationship Management by all types of organisations, as they realise that technological change allows them to re-organise the way that they manage customer relationships and make them more profitable.Organisations are searching for something far more holistic, consistent and yet dynamic.To achieve that and a sustainable competitive advantage in Customer Relationship Management means working with the management team, staff and suppliers of the company, where reasonable and cost effective using technology (e.g. intranet, extranet) to help to deliver the actions necessary to maximise performance.One must:- Define profitable market sectors and customers- Understand customers needs and expectations- Identify profitable product and service propositions- Create effective, efficient, adaptable, cost effectiveinfrastructuresCustomer Relationship Management is: the customer focussed management of the whole relationship with each customer, in order to measure, create and increase income and reduce costs for each customer and customer segment and thus to generate greater positive lifetime value across the portfolio.Customer Relationship Management requires the organisation to know the answers to questions such as:- Which of my customers are profitable or unprofitable?- Do I know their lifetime value?- Which of my products and services are they buying and notbuying?- Have I measured customers' purchase behaviour patterns, theirloyalty/retention/repeat purchase and multiple productpurchases?- What channel preferences do customers have?- Who are my most profitable customers and what is theirranking/grouping by risk, by product service grouping, byprofit, and by revenue?- What strategies can I use to improve a customer'sprofitability profile?It also requires the organisation to deliver customer value. Customers must feel thatthe organisation:- ‘Understands what I want’- ‘Communicates with me’- ‘Provides me with added value’- ‘Gives me reasons not to switch’- ‘Treats me as an individual’To achieve these answers Customer Relationship Management requires focus on both sides of the equation:- Customer Communications Management- Process Quality Managementand on three key delivery mechanisms, those of:- Proposition- Processes- PeopleTo be fully effective at Customer Relationship Management an organisation has to position the business unit or enterprise (proposition, processes and people) so that the customer is as the centre of their business. True Customer Relationship Management means that the business has streamlined customer management through the integration of all customer 'touch points', such as marketing, customer service and payment in such a way that true customer satisfaction and loyalty appear to occur effortlessly.Customer Relationship Management is not a 'fad' it is a business philosophy that helps to increase revenue, reduce costs and to build and retain a loyal customer base. About the author:Richard Hill is a director of E-CRM Solutions and has spent many years in seniordirect and interactive marketing roles. E-CRM http://www.e-crm.co.ukhelps you to grow by getting you more customers that stay with you longer. We provide practical solutions that pay for themselves. We help you to make sure that your marketing works.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Stock Trading Plan

by: Mark krisp

that discipline contributed more to their success than their trading philosophy itself. Remember that the key to any plan is how well it holds over time.2. There is no "sure thing", and there is no trading system that is 100% accurate. Your goal, as a trader, is to usethe tools available and try to develop an edge. Base your trades on sound fundamental and technical reasoning,rather than on hunches and long shots. If you can develop an edge, however small, over time you will be successful.3. A trader must be able to admit they have made a mistake. Do not become emotionally or financially committed to a losing trade. Avoid the pitfall of becoming emotionally involved with any trade.4. An investing edge is only part of the equation. A trader should diversify sufficiently so that the growth in equity can be consistent and the likelihood of a catastrophic loss can be diminished. The lower the percentage of a traders' account dedicated to any one trade the greater the chance of the trader being successful. Even if the trader has a perceived investing edge, it is unwise to run the risk of ruin, and bet it all on one trade. The goal is not only to make money, but also to be able to continue to make money consistently for anextended period of time. A trader must learn the basic concepts and the importance of money management.5. Lack of experience in the market causes many traders to make the mistake of taking small profits and letting losses run.Fundamental trading wisdom dictates the exact opposite. When in a winning trade, be patient and fully capitalize on the success. The trading axiom is, "cut your losses short and let your profits run".6. A trading system does not have to be difficult, time consuming, complicated and stressful in order to be profitable.In trading systems, as in many other things in life, simple can be better7. As a trader, be cautious, and never let greed take control of a winning position.8. Be aware that declining volume usually indicates the market is not accepting higher or lower prices, and this could indicate a market turn.9. Learn from your trading mistakes. Never make a trading mistake without asking yourself why.10. Do not make trading decision based solely on margin requirements, and always trade within your capabilities.Remain true to your trading plan and follow the trading style that works best for you.11. Do not trade markets that you don't understand. Trade with confidence and conviction. Trade only with risk capital and be aware of the risk of losing. Divide your capital into 6 equal parts and never risk more than one-tenth of your capital on any one trade.12. After a long period of success or a period of profitable trades, try to avoid the natural tendency toward increasing your trading activity. Conversely, use self-discipline when a trade goes against your position. Take your loss and wait for another opportunity. Never increase your trading after a loss.13. Avoid getting into the market because you are anxious from waiting and/or out of the market because you have lost your patience. Never over trade and adhere to your risk management rules14. Do not make a trading decision to buy just because the price of the stock is low or sell just because the price is high. Never change your position in the market without a good reason that is based on a fundamental or technical rule indicating a change in trend.15. Trade the most active stocks and refrain from trading the slow moving markets. Trade "at the market" whenever possible and try to avoid a fixed buying and selling price.16. When the market is moving with your position and you are using a stop loss order, then raise your stop loss so as to lock in your profit. Protect yourself against the possibility of turning a profit into a loss.17. The "trend is your friend," and never buy and sell if you are insecure of the trend according to your fundamentals and technical rules. If you are in doubt, then exit the market. Only trade when you feel confident with your trading strategies.18. Trade in five or six different stocks at a time, so as to avoid tying up all of your capital in any single stock.19. A trader should establish a "surplus account" after a series of successful or winning trades. The goal is to retain the "surplus account" for times of emergency or panic 20. It is difficult to try and guess where the top and bottom of the market is, instead let the market prove its top and bottom. About the author:Mark Crisp The Momentum Stock Trader http://www.stressfreetrading.comCirculated by Article Emporium

What’s Fibonacci Forex Trading?

by: Adrian

Fibonacci forex trading is the basis of many forex trading systems used by a great number of professional forex brokers around the globe, and many billions of dollars are profitable traded every year based on these trading techniques.Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician and he is best remembered by his world famous Fibonacci sequence, the definition of this sequence is that it’s formed by a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers; 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 ...But in the case of currency trading what is more important for the forex trader is the Fibonacci ratios derived from this sequence of numbers, i.e. .236, .50, .382, .618, etc.These ratios are mathematical proportions prevalent in many places and structures in nature, as well as in many man made creations. Forex trading can greatly benefit form this mathematical proportions due to the fact that the oscillations observed in forex charts, where prices are visibly changing in an oscillatory pattern, follow Fibonacci ratios very closely as indicators of resistance and support levels; maybe not to the last cent, but so close as to be really amazing.Fibonacci price points, or levels, for any forex currency pair can be calculated in advance so that the trader will know when to enter or exit the market if the prediction given by the Fibonacci forex day trading system he uses fulfills its predictions.Many people tries to make this analysis overly complicated scaring away many new forex traders that are just beginning to understand how the forex market works and how to make a profit in it. But this is not how it has to be. I can’t say it’s a simple concept but it is quite understandable for any trader once he or she has grasped the basics and has had some practice trading using Fibonacci levels along with other secondary indicators that will help to improve the accuracy of the entry and exit point for every particular trade. Free chapters of a forex day trading system can be downloaded at the author's website in case you are interested in learning more about Fibonacci forex trading. About the author:Adrian Pablo; Forex trader and freelance writer. http://www.1-forex.com Circulated by Article Emporium

Comments on Forex Trading Account Sizes, Lots and Margin Calls

by: Adrian

Forex trading is one of the best business opportunities you can think of joining these days. No other market in the world allows the “Leverage” that the profitable world of currency-trading does. Leverage is all about margin trading. In the Forex market, it is essentially the ratio of the amount used in a trade to the required security deposit needed, by the particular broker you chose to use, for that trade.Normally, for most brokerages, a margin deposit of just $1,000 allows you to control a $100,000 position in the Forex market. That's 100:1 leverage, or 1%. Or, said in a different way, a “regular full-sized account”, sometimes referred to as a 100k account, allows you to trade with lot sizes equal to $100,000. Each lot is worth $100,000 in currency. So It would only require $1,000 to trade one lot.This great feature in Forex trading is what makes this market the hottest market to trade in right now. The Forex broker has given you a loan of $99,000 dollars secured only by your $1,000! This is a huge loan and, as you may know by now, this is what allows traders to make extraordinary incomes in this market. And, as you also are probably used to hearing , "leverage is a two-edged sword" , it is what can cause you to lose a lot of money if you trade without rules or Stop-loss orders.But just as an example, let's say you were a person that likes to trade with reckless abandon, i.e., with no strategy, no common sense, no money- management principles, etc. That’s never recommended for anyone, but being a Forex trader has such great advantages, that even someone with a trading mind like the one described before, will never lose more than what he has placed into a trade.Unlike Futures (Commodity Trading), the market that most people associate with High leverage, you can never have a debit balance when trading Forex.So, despite the greater leverage associated with FX trading, it is still arguably less risky than futures trading. Futures markets are often prone to sudden and dramatic moves, against which you can’t protect yourself, even by trading with protective stops. Your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you’ll be liable for any resulting deficit in the account. But because of the Forex markets great liquidity and 24-hour, continuous trading, dangerous trading gaps and limit moves are very unprobable. Orders are executed quickly, without slippage or partial fills, which is just great. And as it was not enough, there are no margin calls, for your protection, the forex broker's trading platform will automatically close out some or all of your open positions if your account equity, meaning the total floating value of the account, falls below the level required to hold the positions. Think of this as a final, automatic stop, always working on your behalf to prevent a debit balance. About the author:Adrian Pablo; Forex trader and freelance writer. You can download a free Fibonacci trading report at his website: http://www.1-forex.com Circulated by Article Emporium