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The Importance of Backtesting in Trading

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 6:01:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Apiary Fund, Trading Strategy, Trader Tips, backtesting

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With all the difficulties that a new strategy can pose and the ever fluctuating markets in the foreign exchange market, backtesting a strategy when you start a new one or when looking at a new pair is important. You don’t want to have the win to loss ratio ratio or the best take profit and stop loss range for a pair with your specific strategy present itself only after you have entered a trade and had it run its course. Backtesting a strategy on a pair gives the ability to best suit your trading, this is the primary reason Apiary Fund puts such high stress on the idea of backtesting. Backtesting gives the opportunity to help a strategy grow and find ideal profits for your trading.

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How Time-Consuming Is Trading?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2019 6:05:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Apiary Fund, trading tips, trading goals, time management

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The Forex market is rapidly growing in popularity because the Forex market is accessed easily with the potential and opportunity to make money wherever you are all over the world, and that is very attractive to a lot of hopeful traders! The time-consuming days really depend on the trader and what they as individuals are willing to allow to dedicate towards achieving success. Even expert traders who have been trading for years still dedicate a significant amount of time utilizing their Forex trading school, practicing in their demo account browse trading education online, consistently practice trading strategies and market trends.

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Easiest Currency Pairs to Trade in 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2019 6:01:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Trading Strategy, apiary fund review, currency pairs, 2019

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When you're talking about what pairs to trade, knowing what you're looking for is key. Without a specific goal in mind, there is no best pair. Apiary Fund reviews strategies for a wide range of different types of trading, each one of those has a best pair to use it with. That pair, however, can vary depending on time of day, time of month, and overall news in the market. Finding the easiest currency pair to trade will greatly depend on what you want to get out of the markets.

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Is a Demo Account the Same as Live Trading?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2019 6:02:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Trader Tips, Live Trading, shawn lucas, demo account

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Demo accounts are great for many reasons. They offer the opportunity to try a strategy without risking everything and they allow for traders to try out a platform without having to commit their investment capital. However, depending on who you trade a demo account with, you could be preparing yourself for unrealistic expectations. Whether you are looking into a new broker and trying out their demo account to see if you want to invest money or if you are just going back to practice a new strategy, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to trading a demo account.

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Picking a Favorite Market to Trade

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2019 6:02:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Trader Development, Apiary Fund, currency market, pairs

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Everyone has that one pair. The first one they look at when they look at their platform for the day. The last pair you look at before signing off for the day. Or, if you only trade one pair, it is that pair. Everyone, whether they realize it or not, has a favorite pair. The favorite pair you have may just happen to be the only pair you’ve traded or one of the few pairs you’ve traded and was the most profitable. No matter how your favorite pair came to be or what it means for your trading, sometimes a little change can do a trader some good, especially when your trading maya be in a slight funk. While Apiary Fund has 29 pairs to choose from, looking at them all can be overwhelming, so having a favorite, or favorite few, can be beneficial.

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How To Stay Engaged in Trading Forex

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 6:03:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Success, Trading Psychology, Trading Habits, apiary fund review

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Trading Forex has attracted many people with the idea that trading is exciting and exhilarating in many ways. Trading has many opportunities of the market being fast paced and volatile, but it also has times where it's slow and feels almost like it's dragging on. It’s hard to keep your motivation and excitement up when your not making money at times, and it feels boring to be honest. In order to be successful as a trader, you need to stay engaged. I've put together some things you can try to keep your motivation levels up and your excitement as even paced as you can when it comes to Forex trading.

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Factors That Influence the Strength of the U.S. Dollar

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2019 6:05:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in USD, World Economy, trading forex, shawn lucas

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When it comes to trading FOREX, one of the most important things to know is what causes a currency to rise or fall. Knowing this, along with having a rough idea of what a news announcement will say is one of the best ways to make profits. This is one of Shawn Lucas’ favorite ways to trade: scalp the news and catch the movements early on. So, what all in all constitutes some of the biggest strengthening, or weakening, movements in the U.S. Dollar, along with other world currencies.

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What Are Non-Farm Payrolls?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2019 6:07:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Apiary Fund, Non-Farm, market events, volatility

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Asides from the FOMC interest rate and rate statements, Non-Farm payroll is one of the most sought-after trading announcements. This announcement details the amount of people employed in all the non farming job sectors. The breakdown goes down to the detail about people employed in retail vs mechanics, vs medical, etc. While most traders do not care so much about the breakdown by industry, the amount of people employed is a major mover in the FOREX market. This is one of the reasons you will see the Non-Farm announcement traded at the Apiary Fund.

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Should You Hold Trades Over Time?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2019 6:02:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Apiary Fund, Trading Strategy, how to trade, Trader Tips

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Holding trades over long durations of time is a very strategy based question. As you’re looking into whether or not to hold your trades over time, looking into what your strategy has to offer is a big part of that. Apiary Fund does offer strategies that allow for those longer term trades, but it is a matter of finding if those types of strategies are for you. If you scalp or do shorter term trading and it works well for you, then don’t feel the need to hold your trades longer, because you may turn out less profitable. Looking into a longer term strategy may be what you need to take your profits to the next level.

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Finding Strong Support and Resistance

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2019 6:04:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in apiary fund review, productivity, candlesticks, support, resistance

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Support and resistance is the most used method for FOREX trading. This is the reason it is one of the first strategies that Apiary Fund reviews. On top of being the most used, it is also one of the easiest methods to use in one's trading for the most part. What the areas, areas being the key word, of support and resistance show is a reliable spot for reversals or breakouts. Now technically, at any point and on any candle, you can have a point for a breakout of price or a price reversal. The support and resistance, however, shows a reputable place and an easier entry point than just any random spot on the candle.

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