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Shawn Lucas

Shawn Lucas
Shawn Lucas is the founder and fund manager at the Apiary Fund. He began his career as a broker where he worked the trading desk and processed trades for high net worth investors. An expert in the field of technical and economic analysis of the financial markets, Shawn has since established his reputation as a thought leader and speaker in the financial services industry. Shawn's simple and methodical approach to the markets has helped thousands of investors better understand and improve their performance and profitability in the financial markets.

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What is Wealth?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 3:44:29 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, Wealth, Money, Capital

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 What is wealth?  Is it a store of money or is there something more to wealth?  

While Apiary Fund is primarily focused on empowering our hive of traders with the knowledge, skill, and capacity to build a consistent and reliable income in the market, there is a greater opportunity than simply creating an income.  There’s an opportunity to create wealth.  

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7 Financial New Year Resolutions For 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2016 8:05:56 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Forex

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With Christmas behind us, most people are turning their attention towards the new year. Many will make New Year resolutions to better themselves and their families. Others, to visit or experience new things. If one or more of your New Year resolutions for 2017 are financial related, we encourage you to consider seven possible resolutions to help you avoid your own personal fiscal cliff.

7 Financial New Year Resolutions:

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Trading and Misquotes

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2016 7:46:41 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading

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While viewing a chart, you are actually looking at two different prices: a historical price and a current price.

A fresh chart on Apiary Fund's Alveo trading platform initially shows historical data.

Once a chart is open, Alveo starts receiving “Current Price” data from our “Quote Server.” Apiary Fund has multiple liquidity providers who send their current price quote to our Quote Server which collects and organizes the different quotes, finds the best price, then broadcasts it to your computer. The quote servers feeding Alveo are built to send every quote they receive into  the platform.When you first open a chart to trade, you won't have instant access to the current prices. Instead, the chart is back filled with historical data, or previous movements of price action. In Alveo, we fill the chart with data from our "Historic Data" server.

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How to Find High Probability Trade Setups

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2016 5:10:16 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trader Development, Success, Trading Habits

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A question a trader might ask themselves frequently is, "How can I identify high probability trades?"

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Shifting Spreads and Such

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2016 3:59:32 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Liquidity Providers, Entering and Exiting Trades, Forex Lingo

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Do shifting spreads keep you guessing?

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Beeline to Funding One-Year Anniversary

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2016 1:12:34 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Beeline to Funding

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Happy Birthday To Beeline!


This month, we are celebrating the first anniversary of our program, Beeline to Funding. The goal at the Apiary Fund has been, and always will be, to help a person qualify to trade a funded account. We are pleased to announce that more than 100 traders have become funded through Beeline!

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Trading Psychology Barrier: Fight or Flight

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 4:02:00 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading Psychology

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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!

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Breaking the Trading Psychology

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 5:27:46 PM / by Shawn Lucas

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There are three obstacles Apiary Fund traders must overcome in order to get funded: trading knowledge, trading skill, and trading psychology. The toughest of these is trading psychology.

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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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Currency and Storing Wealth

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2016 6:25:00 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Success, Risk Management

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Eastern Europe and the old Soviet bloc during the early 90’s is a perfect example of what happens with extreme fluctuation in currency valuation.

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