Author Archive | John Forman

The Most Traded Currency Pairs

The question often comes up among forex traders (especially newer ones) as to which are the most traded currency pairs. There’s no central source of information from which we can figure out how the various currency pairs rank, but we can look to the periodic surveys done my the central banks and monetary authorities of […]

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On Safe Havens and Currency Pair Correlations

I usually think the stuff put out by OANDA is pretty solid, but a post on their blog yesterday definitely fell short of that standard. Using their correlation matrix – which I do think is very useful and which I posted about on Facebook and Twitter not long ago – the author looked to make […]

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More than just basic free trading advice

In the process of preparing for the review of Hedge Fund Market Wizards I posted yesterday I went back and read some of the reviews of prior Market Wizards books. I have long been an advocate of the series, and remain so with the addition of the new book, it’s worth seeing what those who […]

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Bernanke’s view on inflation, I think

Fed Chief Ben Bernanke did his first post-FOMC press conference yesterday. Predictably, he got a question about the impact of energy and food prices on the public and the whole issue of the impact of QE on inflation and the value of the dollar. There’s a lot of screaming and yelling about this subject in […]

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Eight Steps to Limit Your Trading Tuition

Learning to trade is going to cost you in one fashion or another (and remember that your time has value). There are ways, however, that you can minimize that cost. 1. Start with a foundational book like The Essentials of Trading. This will make sure you’ve hit on and thought about the basic elements of […]

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Seven Deadly Trading Sins

The idea of the seven deadly sins of trading was tossed my way a couple weeks ago. After giving it a bit of thought, I came up with what I think is a pretty good group. The list below is the seven which came to mind as the ones most likely to do real damage to a trader. 1) […]

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