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Breaking the Trading Psychology Barrier: Fight or Flight

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, Fear

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The Apiary Fund is helping people break the trading psychology barriers that are holding them back from success in the financial markets.  Each week we’re focusing on a different psychological barrier to help you better see it and beat it!

Today’s obstacle is the psychological phenomenon called fight or flight!

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Why The Little Guys Can Still Win In The Currency Market

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Cassidy Lucas posted in Trading Business

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Bigger is better, right? Well, traditionally, yes. However, sometimes a new way or an original idea is just downright better than conventional methods. Take, for example, a fight between the big guy and the little guy. What advantages does each one have, and who will win?

Big Guy Little Guy
Muscle Mass Not muscle bound
Powerful hits Fast, successive strikes
More damage per connection Better angle for body striking
Better long range Better short range

 

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Delusions Every Trader Faces

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Cassidy Lucas posted in Apiary Fund

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Usually when we think of delusions we imagine mental disorders: someone struggling with schizophrenia or hypochondria. We may even imagine somebody we know–somebody who is high-strung with anxiety and convinced the world is out to get them. There are some pretty bizarre delusions out there:

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Indecision In The Markets

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 12:24:36 PM / by Cassidy Lucas posted in Trader Development, Apiary Fund

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One thing I’ve struggled with is indecision. While it is good to want to the best decision, sometimes indecision has the ability to freeze us – which is not so good while trading. Feeling stuck between two choices while trading can lead to lost opportunity and money. My father recognized my reluctance to make choices when I was still pretty young and has tried to help me recognize the value in making correct choices quickly.

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Margin and Free Margin: Using them to your leverage in trading

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 2:59:05 PM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Broker, Forex, Margin, leverage, free margin

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Margin and Free Margin are standard FOREX jargon you'll hear thrown around. But what do they mean and how do they effect you? Lets start with your leverage:

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Apiary Fund: Trading on a Mac

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2018 4:37:04 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, Trading on a mac, Mac computers

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I trade on a 2016 MacBook Pro and I use a Verizon Hotspot for an internet connection through my phone.  I use the Alveo platform which has to be installed on a windows operating system - not a mac.  So I have a bit of a problem because I can either go buy a PC or find a way to make Alveo work on a Mac.  

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Bitcoin Technology Makes It A Practical Global Currency

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 11:26:03 PM / by Apiary Fund posted in Money, Financial technology

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More and more people are becoming familiar with Bitcoin and are starting to accept it more as a form of payment. How will Bitcoin measure up with our standardized currencies? What does the government have to say about Bitcoin? How does Blockchain play an important role in Bitcoin?

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Most Important World Figure

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2018 10:35:36 PM / by Apiary Fund posted in Trading, News Events, Fintech

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"Today, the Fed is the star-rushing the field with new and exotic games of finance: Quantitative Easing, the Greenspan Put, and entirely possible Negative Interest Rates in the future. All this because the executive and legislative branches seem unwilling to take responsibility for the budget." -Shawn Lucas

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David Moffitt - Marketing

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2018 8:51:56 PM / by Apiary Fund posted in Spotlight

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Ever wonder who's behind the camera during our YouTube Lives?  Dave's our guy.   Dave has been with Apiary Fund for five years and is a fully funded trader.

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Carie Baum - Client Operations

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2018 7:35:52 PM / by Apiary Fund posted in Spotlight

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From the time you join and start learning with the Trader Development Program, to the time you obtain a funded account, Carie helps behind the scenes by managing information with support and scheduling events.   Carie has been with Apiary Fund since 2013.

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