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Forex Trading Strategies for Beginners

Forex Trading Strategies for Beginners

In order to trade the markets effectively and profitably, you need an edge. That edge is usually a carefully crafted strategy. A strategy, by definition, should enable you to take advantage of opportunities while avoiding potential threats.

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How to Start Making Money Trading Forex

How to Start Making Money Trading Forex

Forex trading is complicated, sure, but like every other great investing market in the world, it could represent huge gains if you do it properly. As the old saying goes, no pain, no glory; knowing how to become a successful Forex trader could be the game changer in your life.

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The Top 4 Simple Forex Trading Strategies That Work

The Top 4 Simple Forex Trading Strategies That Work

Are you searching through simple forex trading strategies, trying to find the one that suits you?
If this sounds like a familiar process, then we’ve got you covered.

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5 of the Best Forex Trading Tools and Where to Get Them

5 of the Best Forex Trading Tools and Where to Get Them

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Introduction to Advanced Forex Trading Strategies – 5 Strategies to Try

Introduction to Advanced Forex Trading Strategies – 5 Strategies to Try

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Forex Pivot Point Strategy

Forex Pivot Point Strategy

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Forex Trading in Hong Kong

Forex Trading in Hong Kong

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Forex Trading in Switzerland

Forex Trading in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita and the Swiss Franc CHF is among the most popular currencies traded.

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Forex Candlestick Patterns for Beginners – Price Action Trading Guide

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How to calculate profit and loss in Forex trading

How to calculate profit and loss in Forex trading

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Fat Finger

Fat Finger

Hello everyone!

My name is Phat Fin Ge, but most people just call me Fat Finger or Mr. Finger.

Many years ago, I was a trader on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. I became so successful that my company moved me to their offices on Wall Street. The bull market was strong, but my trading gains always outperformed market averages, until that fateful day.

On October 28th, 1929, I tried to take some profits after Charles Whitney had propped up the prices of US Steel. I was trying to sell 10,000 shares, but my fat finger pressed an extra key twice. My sell order ended up being for 1,290,000 shares. Before I could tell anyone it was an error, everyone panicked and the whole market starting heading down. The next day was the biggest stock market crash ever. In early 1930, I was banned from trading for 85 years.

I went back to Hong Kong to work at my family's goldfish store. Please come and visit us at Phat Goldfish in Kowloon, only a 3 minute walk from the C2 MTR entrance.

I thought everyone would forget about me and planned to quietly return to trading in 2015. To my horror, any error in quantity or price which cause a problem kept getting blamed on Fat Finger, even when it was a mix up and not an extra key being pressed. For example, an error by a seller on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was to sell 610,000 shares at ¥6 instead of 6 shares at ¥610,000. That had nothing to do with me or with how fat the trader's finger was, but everyone kept yelling, "Fat Finger! Fat Finger!" In 2016, people blamed a fat finger for a 6% drop in the GBP. It really was a combination of many things, none to do with me or anyone else who had a wider than average finger.

Now that I can trade again, I'm finding forex more interesting than stocks. I've been doing some research on trading forex and other instruments and I'll be sharing it here.

If you see any typing errors, you can blame those on my fat finmgert. If you see any strange changes in price, it's not my fault.