Forex Trading – Should You Let Someone Else Trade For You?

Many people who have repeatedly looked to create their own profitable forex system, but have ultimately failed to achieve this goal, look for an alternative way to make money. Thankfully you can still generate profits from currency trading without having to trade yourself, but is it worthwhile?

Well let’s examine some of the options you have. In my experience you basically have three choices.

The first option is to give your money to a professional forex trader so that they can trade the markets for you. These people are very hard to find, but there are some people out there that will agree to trade your money as long as they receive a certain percentage of the profits in return. Similarly you can also put your money into a managed fund as these are also run by experienced currency traders.

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FOREX Analysis Site Makes Online Debut

(PRWEB) May 2, 2005

ForeignmarketWatch.com makes its online debut as a leading information site covering the Foreign Currency Exchange (FOREX) Market as well as global financial markets, including Japan, London, Euro-zone, and China.

ForeignmarketWatch.com was established to help currency traders, as well as investors, make more well-informed decisions. By combining technical analysis with fundamental analysis provided by the site, forex traders may have a potential advantage. Joshua M. Kunken, founder of ForeignmarketWatch.com, states: “We are pleased to provide our visitors with timely and relevant information that is useful for professional currency traders as well as equity investors alike. Currency fluctuation, as well as interest rates, affect nearly every type of investment. Keeping abreast of this information may help in hedging such risk.” Articles and featured analyses are arranged on the site in a clean and user-friendly format right alongside foreign exchange rates and other information.

Features of ForeignmarketWatch.com include up-to-date foreign exchange rates, global market indices, forex news, as well as analysis and commentary. Previous feature articles include commentary on China’s potential revaluation of the yuan (renminbi), the potential hike in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve, and the gradual rise in the value of the euro against the value of the US dollar. All major currency pairs are fair game: from EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, to several others.

ForeignmarketWatch.com also offers daily writeups of currency analysis and commentary on the major currency pairs in addition to a considerable amount of information for beginning currency traders, including a free newsletter. The free newsletter consists of a recap of the previous week’s events and economic indicators and their relation to the foreign exchange market.

ForeignmarketWatch.com welcomes beginners as well as seasoned currency traders alike. The site looks forward to strengthening its reputation as a leading foreign exchange (FOREX) information site with plenty of articles, analyses, and commentary for investors from all walks of life.

http://www.foreignmarketwatch.com

Forex Trading Forecast: US Dollar to Weaken Before Further Rallies.

Summary: Forex traders continue to buy euros, and our forex

positioning data gives us forecasts to expect further EURUSD losses

through the medium term. Yet we…

Forex traders continue to buy euros, and our forex positioning data

gives us forecasts to expect further EURUSD losses through the medium

term. Yet we see that the number of currency traders long the EURUSD

fell precipitously following the forex pair’s noteworthy breakdown

earlier this month, and we have since been arguing that we may see a

short term EURUSD rally before further losses.• EURUSD – Forex

Traders Forecast EURUSD Rallies Before Further Declines •

GBPUSD – British Pound Trading Forecast Further Short-term Bounce Likely

• USDJPY – Currency Traders Accurately Signal Japanese Yen Gains • USDCHF – Forex Traders Remain Bearish, Signal Rallies

• USDCAD – Canadian Dollar Forecast to Rally Against US Dollar

While the SSI is available once a week on DailyFX.com, you can receive

SSI readings twice a day in DailyFX Plus Forex Intraday Analysis The SSI

sought a EURUSD rally since 1.26 and was signaling a reversal around

1.60. Find our more in the DailyFX Forex Forum * Negative ratio

indicates net short Historical Charts of Speculative Positioning EURUSD

– Forex traders continue to buy euros, and our forex positioning data

gives us forecasts to expect further EURUSD losses through the medium

term. Yet we see that the number of currency traders long the EURUSD

fell precipitously following the forex pair’s noteworthy breakdown

earlier this month, and we have since been arguing that we may see a

short term EURUSD rally before further losses. The SSI ratio currently

stands at 1.17, as only 54 percent of forex traders are currently long

the euro. Typically we wait for much more extreme readings, such as SSI

ratios beyond 2.0 or below -2.0 to give clear signal to go long or short

the currency. This is precisely what happened prior to the EURUSD’s

break below 1.50, and we have since seen the SSI ratio become much less

extreme. Our Senior Strategist forecasts that the euro will rally

further through short term trade; tell us what you believe in our forex

forum EURUSD thread. GBPUSD – The ratio of long to short positions in

the GBPUSD stands at 1.29 as nearly 56% of traders are long. British

Pound traders have shown little conviction in buying or selling, and

this effectively gives us unclear forecasts of what to expect for the

GBP. It is subsequently unsurprising to note that the Pound has remained

Rangebound since its previous tumbles, and we predict that the GBPUSD

will continue to range trade through the short-term. We will wait for

more extreme readings in the GBPUSD SSI ratio before stating a firmly

directional bias in the British Pound, but the currently positive ratio

suggests we may expect further medium term declines in the British

currency. Yet our technical specialist predicts that the GBPUSD has

actually set a short-term bottom through recent forex trading. USDJPY –

Our forex positioning data shows that USDJPY traders flipped to net-long

territory for the first time in over a month-accurately signaling a

USDJPY breakdown. The USDJPY SSI Ratio currently stands at 1.15 as 54

percent of currency traders are long, but yesterday morning the ratio

actually stood at -1.37. Long positions in the USDJPY jumped 41 percent

overnight, and a continuation in buying in the USDJPY would clearly

suggest that we may see further weakness in the US dollar against the

Japanese Yen. Indeed, if we see the USDJPY SSI ratio creep back towards

+2.0, it would be a strong signal to sell the forex pair and would

forecast further losses. Discuss your own forecasts for the USDJPY in

our forex forum. USDCHF – Forex positioning in the USDCHF is broadly

unchanged on the week, as the ratio of long to short currency trader

positions in the forex pair currently stands at -1.51. Yesterday, the

ratio was at -1.29 as 56% of open positions were short. In detail, long

positions are 0.8% lower than yesterday and 24.3% weaker since last

week. Short positions are 14.6% higher than yesterday and 4.0% stronger

since last week. Typically when we see that forex traders are short the

USDCHF and continue selling, this gives signal that the US dollar may

rally against the Swiss Franc through short term trading. Keep up to

date on the Swiss Franc in our currency rooms. USDCAD – Since accurately

predicting a sharp breakout in the USDCAD, our forex positioning data

has since flipped its bias and continues to signal short-term losses in

the US dollar against the Canadian dollar. The ratio of long to short

positions in the USDCAD stands at 1.42 as nearly 59% of traders are

long. Yesterday, the ratio was at 1.50 as 60% of open positions were

long. In detail, long positions are 4.3% lower than yesterday and 33.4%

weaker since last week. Short positions are 1.3% higher than yesterday

and 13.6% stronger since last week. Typically when we see that forex

traders are long the USDCAD but have stopped buying, it gives us a

modestly bearish forecast for the USDCAD. A Canadian dollar calendar and

forex technical updates can be seen in our USDCAD currency room. How to

Interpret the SSI? The FXCM SSI is based on proprietary customer flow

information and is designed to recognize price trend breaks and

reversals in the four most popularly traded currency pairs. The absolute

number of the ratio itself represents the amount by which longs exceed

shorts or vice versa. For example if the EURUSD ratio is 2.55, long

customer orders exceed short orders by a ratio of 2.55 to 1.

Conceptually similar to contrarian analyses using the CFTC IMM open

position data or COT Report, the SSI provides an alternative approach

that is both more timely and accurate in forecasting currency price

movement. The SSI is a contrarian indicator that tells you how the

market is weighted and where the trend may head. More long positions

don’t necessary suggest more confidence in the direction of the

current trend. In general, when traders start having adverse movements

against their position, many tend to increase the size of their position

with the purpose to average down their entry price in one last attempt

to recover from previous losses. However, the higher the number of short

orders in a bull market the more dangerous is to take additional shorts

because many of those traders who just entered the markets are also

leaving their protective stop losses just above the current price

action. Have any further questions about the SSI and forex positioning

data? Ask the author David Rodriguez on our forex forum. We love getting

feedback on our reports. Tell us how we’re doing: E-mail the author

of this report at drodriguez@dailyfx.com. For information on an FXCM

Managed Account that takes advantage of the SSI, please review our

Sentiment Program at: http://www.fxcmmanagedaccounts.com/ or call +1

646-432-2968.

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