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What Is Risk Tolerance in Trading?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2020 5:45:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Trading Psychology, Trading Habits, Risk Management, progress, confidence, mistakes, risk tolerance

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Risk tolerance is how much of a loss you’re willing to take. “With no risk, comes no reward.” Have you heard this saying before? Keep in mind, it goes both ways, because the greater the risk comes the greater the potential for losing money. Risk tolerance defines your ability to withstand losses when things don’t go exactly as planned.

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How to Hedge Your Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Trading Habits, Risk Management, Trading Strategy, shawn lucas, losing streaks, hedging

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Hedging is simply a way for traders to protect themselves against a big loss that might come your way. It might be easier to think of hedging as having insurance on your trades. Hedging is a way to decrease the amount of loss you would potentially receive if something unexpected, as it often does in the Forex market, occurs. A simple Forex hedge protects you because it allows you to trade the opposite direction of your initial trade.

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Bouncing Back After a Major Trading Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Entering and Exiting Trades, Risk Management, Apiary Fund, Investing Skills, losing streaks

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Nearly every trader will suffer from a big loss or several in their career, whether it’s due to a technology fritz, a stray from your strategy and discipline, etc. How to bounce back after a big loss isn’t too complicated, it can be accomplished with a few simple steps. The most challenging part of bouncing back is repairing the damage done to your confidence and self-esteem.

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Trading Habits That Can Lower Your Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2019 6:03:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Trader Development, Trading Habits, Risk Management, Apiary Fund

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Humans are creatures of habit, as the saying goes, and traders are no different. If anything, a trader is much more a creature of habit than anyone. Crossover, buy; breakout, sell; new crossover, sell; etc. We fall into the habit of looking at one thing to trigger a response for us to execute a trade or set one up for later. These habits can be good or bad depending on how out there they are. Apiary Fund reviews hundreds of trading accounts and sees good habits and bad habits alike all the time. Here are some of the trading habits Apiary Fund has seen that makes for a successful and lower risk trading account.

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Risk vs Reward in Trading

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Risk Management, Apiary Fund, beginner trader, trading goals

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Trading has the appeal it has due to the reward it offers. Trading also has the dissuasion it does because of the risk it offers. With anything that offers significant reward, significant risk is going to be there. If there was a great return method with no risk factors, everyone would be well off and there wouldn’t be poverty levels. The risk you take as a trader and the reward you can receive is the same reason people go to casinos and play blackjack along with going to a race track and putting money on dog or horse races. The rush of dopamine when a good trade closes and seeing the balance in your account is great. The rush of cortisol when a bad trade is closing and you have a balance decrease gets the body going.

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How to Manage Risk in Forex Trading

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Risk Management, trading forex, shawn lucas, learn to trade, currency market

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Recently, we had an article discussing the risk to rewards of trading. Risk is a huge part of trading and in unavoidable. But how can we reduce and manage the risk that we have in the FOREX markets? There are certain strategies such as the Wobble Technique that Shawn Lucas teaches that minimize risk, and there are also more defined ways such as setting up stop losses closer to the trades.

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Minimizing Trading Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Risk Management, Trader Tips, apiary fund review, learn to trade

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When it comes to trading, there's a lot of risk involved. Whether it be losing your profits for the day or losing most of your account, there's always a risk in the markets. With risk comes reward, though. That’s why people start trading. The rewards it has to offer. Most people, though, don’t know how to fully mitigate the risk in the markets to increase their rate of success. Apiary Fund reviews with all of its traders ways to help mitigate loss and increase your success in the markets.

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Daily Maintenance: The good and the bad

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2018 11:59:40 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Liquidity Providers, Trading, Alveo, Risk Management, Apiary Fund, Forex

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Have you ever been trading around 5 PM eastern time and had your platform freeze up?  Or have you triggered stop losses due to astronomical spreads? Welcome to daily maintenance!! Daily maintenance is something every trader has probably experienced, even if they may not have realized it. If you trade for Apiary, it is at 5:00-5:09 PM Eastern Time. And if you've never looked like the guy below during that time, you're one of the luck ones...

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Finding the Right Proprietary Trading Firm

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Tom Lund posted in Broker, Risk Management, Apiary Fund, Investing Skills

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Proprietary trading is not a new concept. In fact, it’s been around for decades, though the structures of today’s proprietary trading firms are as varied as the selection of cereal at your local grocery store.  Generally, proprietary trading firms, or prop shops, are focused on finding professional traders who can manage the firm’s assets.  While the structure provided by a proprietary trading group is great for the professional trader who knows how the industry works, there are some hidden pitfalls for the semi-pro or greenie trader choosing a firm to work with.  In this post from the Apiary Fund, I’d like to go over a few elements common to most prop shops, and show you how the Apiary Fund’s unique model compares.

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Trading Psychology Barrier: Fear of Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2016 2:53:33 PM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading Psychology, Risk Management

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One comment we hear a lot as traders is, "Oh, you trade Forex? Isn't that risky?" Unlike a fear of snakes or spiders, most of the fear people feel concerning the Forex markets stems from either a lack of information or a misunderstanding; however, instead of exercising a fear of risk you can try exercising risk as a tool to help you in your trading.

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