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Non-Directional Markets

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2016 6:10:00 AM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading, Risk Management

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In this article we are going to discuss non-directional markets, their sources as well as what to do with them. First, however, we need to define them.

So what is a non-directional market?

Imagine you're trading the EUR/USD. After you perform some market analysis, you belive that the currency pair is going to strengthen so you go long on the EUR/USD. Another day, you might believe that it is going to drop, so you would short the currency pair. These would be an example of directional trading because the trader is taking a fairly confident stance on which direction the trend is going to go. In non-directional markets, you'll notice that the trend doesn't take a clear stance; rather, it moves sideways.

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What are the Costs to Trading Forex?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2016 5:06:48 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading, Broker, Apiary Fund

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You've probably heard the term, "It takes money to make money." One of the first things you should look at when getting involed with the Forex markets are the costs. While there are many costs to trading forex, most costs are categorized in three ways:

Explicit Costs, Implicit Costs and Optional Costs



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Risk Management in the Infield

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2016 7:56:28 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading, Trading Habits, Risk Management

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Risk management is essential to profitable trading. No matter how good your trading strategy is you're going to experience losses. As Forex traders, we know that we don't need to fear taking a loss. However, if you don't manage a losing trade then you're going to find yourself in trouble pretty quickly.

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Eight Expectations to Becoming a Successful Trader

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2016 5:15:07 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading, Success

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As head trader of the Apiary Fund, I get a lot of emails from people describing the various challenges they’re having as they learn to trade. There are a lot of obstacles people face, but it’s generally been my experience that the biggest challenge is learning to properly frame the definition of success.

It’s a sad fact that most people go about learning to trade with flawed, self-destructive expectations. If you don’t approach learning with the right expectations, then success will always remain beyond your reach – irrespective of your desire, how hard you work, or what other resources you bring to the table.

If you want to become a successful trader and realize the wealth and freedom you desire and deserve, then you are going to have to adjust your expectations! Trading is a profession – plain and simple – and just like any other profession the road to mastery is marked by incremental achievements based on realistic expectations.

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Guidelines to Trading Responsibly

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2016 5:30:00 AM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading, Trading Habits

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Trading Forex can be exciting, and has the potential to provide a little extra positive cash flow on the side. However, there are certain things traders should do when dealing with the markets, especially if they are going to be trading someone else's funds. Here are some tips for trading responsibly.

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Strengths and Weaknesses of Learning To Trade Online

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2016 4:38:00 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trader Development, Trading

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One of our favorite things about the Apiary Community is how diverse it is; we have traders from all walks of life and from all over the world learning to trade online. We interact with our traders through online chat rooms and classes, but the highlight of teaching, to us, are Apiary Summits where we are able to meet and work with our traders face to face. So the question is, is learning online or in a physical classroom better? What are the strengths and weaknesses of learning to trade online?

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Life Lessons Learned Through Trading Forex

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 5:12:17 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading

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The older we get, the more we might realize that anything can become a metaphor--especially when trading forex. It takes a lot of practice and determination to keep up in the currency markets. The more experience you gain, however, the more you are able to take away from the markets (both monetarily and intellectually). Below are some life lessons we’ve obtained from the wonderful world of Forex:

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