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Hitching to trade in Forex? You need these golden tips

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You wouldn’t go into forex trading without the necessary skills. Would you?

Forex trading is popular among traders and investors around the globe. The currency markets are open 24 hours a day with a large volume of trades leading to higher liquidity. In recent years, the demand for forex trading has been growing Kenya.

According to the most recent estimates, there are more than 70,000 traders who participate in forex trading.  One of the reasons for the growth in popularity of forex trading in Kenya is that the CMA has started regulating the sector since 2018.
Even though the sector is regulated, it carries a high amount of risk. Therefore, first-time traders should be wary of the pitfalls associated with forex trading.
According to local website Trade Forex Kenya, “Traders need to educate themselves on the basics of the Forex market and learn safe trading practices like risk management before actually investing in forex.”

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“Every trader needs to deploy proper risk management techniques so that losses could be mitigated.”
Let’s take a look at a few tips that need to be kept in mind before diving into the currency markets.
Educate yourself before trading

It is critical to know your way around forex trading before you start investing real money. You should start by finding out the basics such as how to make forex trades, how to manage your risk, what are the active trading times, what do the common forex trading terms mean, how to conduct market research, what makes the currency market fluctuate, and so on.
Once you know the basics, you should start by opening a demo account with an established forex broker. This demo account will allow you to practise trading without using actual money and help you find your way around a trading platform or app.

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Experience is the best teacher when it comes to forex trading, and don’t worry if you make a lot of bad trades when you first start out. The most important thing is to keep learning.
Only start trading with real money once you know have understood and practised the basics.
Only trade with CMA-regulated brokers

A forex broker carries out your trades in the forex market and holds your money in its account to allow you trade. Not all forex brokers are regulated, and it is important to only trade with regulated brokers.
In Kenya, there are only three forex brokers that are regulated by the CMA (Capital Markets Authority of Kenya) licensed as Non – Dealing Online FX Brokers. They are Pepperstone Kenya, EGM Securities (FXPesa), and Scope Markets (SCFM Limited).

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Regulation means that CMA has oversight over these brokers and does not allow any unfair practices, fraud, or excessive risk.
There are several benefits to trading only with regulated brokers in the forex market. A regulated Forex broker offers a transparent trading environment. They cannot manipulate the market and they need to submit periodical financial reports to the regulator viz. CMA.
A regulated forex broker needs to keep your funds separate from its own funds. Hence, it cannot use your money to conduct its own operations or transactions. This means that your money stays safe and protected for you to use.

The Kenyan regulator CMA protects you from any fraudulent practices of brokers and in case you experience any fraud, you can approach the justice system to seek damages but only if you traded with a regulated forex broker.
Compare trading costs
Different forex brokers charge different fees. The overall cost that you would incur when trading with any broker will be different.
Before you choose a broker to trade with, you need to check the overall cost associated with trading with it.
There are four major components to the overall cost of trading. The spread, commissions, overnight charges, and other hidden fees such as deposit and withdrawal fees or inactivity fees.
For example, if you want to buy EUR/USD at a live price of 1.1000, your broker will show you the bid price and ask price. You will need to pay a higher price to buy EUR/USD (say around 1.1002) and the difference in price will go to the broker as revenue – called the spread.

Similarly, the broker may charge an additional commission on each trade that you make. Additionally, if you make a trade and hold it overnight, you will need to pay overnight charges that are associated with each currency pair.
You need to check how much your overall costs will be for trading with any forex broker.   
Use leverage with caution
Forex trading allows you to use leverage. Every broker offers different leverage. Your broker may be offering 1:100 leverage. This means that you can enter into trades worth $100 by investing only $1 of your money.
Even though leverage can increase your profit margins, it also amplifies your losses.
For example, suppose you have $100 in your trading account and you use the entire money to buy EUR/USD using 1:100 leverage at the price of 1.1000. With $100 by using 1:100 leverage, this would mean that you can place buy order worth $10,000 on EUR/USD.
Suppose the price of EUR/USD drops to 1.0050 (50 pips down), this would mean a loss of $50 for you and 50 per cent of your entire capital will be wiped out in a single trade.
Use risk management tools
There are several risk management tools such as stop-loss, negative balance protection, risk-reward ratio, etc., which can help you manage your risk associated with every trade.
You should use all or any of these techniques every time you trade so that you do not experience excessive or unforeseen losses.
For example, a guaranteed stop loss ensures that you exit from a trade before your losses exceed a certain amount.

If you want to make sustained profits while trading in the forex markets, then you need to understand all these risk management techniques and how to use them effectively.
Always make sure that you have at-least 1-2 risk-to-reward ratio for any trade that you place.
Research and gain experience
There are two ways to start trading more effectively and profitably.
You need to read as much literature on forex trading as you can. You also need to practice your hand at trading on demo before investing any money. You should do your own research on every currency pair that you intend to trade rather than following any ‘expert’ trade advice or calls.
You must also keep abreast of international news and know how it affects the price of different currencies.
For example, the current trade war between the US & China, and risk aversion due to the coronavirus situation is having a large effect on the price of many emerging market currencies.
Review your past performance
To grow as a trader, you need to learn from your past mistakes.
After every trade, you should take some time to review that trade and figure out what you could have done better. You should study your own emotions while trading and try to trade analytically – relying on fundamentals & technical analysis as much as possible without letting your emotion get in the way.
While trading, rely on your past experiences and the past history of the currency market to make informed decisions. Making sustained profits in forex trading takes time and effort, and there are no shortcuts to becoming a good trader.

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Why You Need to Get Onboard With Blockchain!

Why You Need to Get Onboard With Blockchain!

Blockchain tech – so revolutionary in nature that some are calling it the “new internet.” It has applications in just about every industry, and has completely altered the way we think about internet security, the processing of information, and the speed of transactions.

Blockchain is the technology that supports the digital currency  or cryptocurrency called Bitcoin –

however this is not what it is really about as it has a far wider scope of applications and is being commercialized in a growing number of areas.

It has generated much interest in technology circles and beyond, because of the new possibilities it opens up in financial services, the public sector and other areas.

According to sites like BitFortune.net, blockchain tech is definitely worth keeping an eye on due to the myriad of benefits it provides.

Blockchain and Bitcoin are not the same thing – Bitcoin is implemented using blockchain technology, but blockchain technology can be used in contexts much wider than Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. so when we are talking about the blockchain we are talking about a combination of a number of technologies, these including:

  • Distributed ledgers.
  • The blockchain data structure.
  • Public key cryptography.
  • Consensus mechanisms.

Part of what makes it so exciting is that it is completely open source. As a result, there are already a number of interesting blockchain apps, and the number is growing daily.

The technology is so secure that it is already being used by DARPA to secure military data. Various governments around the world are working on ways to use the tech to protect their own data.
The tech is tamper-proof, and the data stored within it is permanent. It cannot be erased or altered, and this is what makes it so enticing to those needing more secure networks.

But there is more, folks. (Okay, so that sounds a bit like an infomercial, but the benefits are real nonetheless.) Transactions can speed across the network – taking only as much time as it takes for them to be authorized.

The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything along its way by the force of its progression.

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The system runs without the need for an intermediary, and this reduces the time it takes to execute transactions. This, and the unique way that the tech works, means that costs are significantly reduced as well.

What makes it so revolutionary is that the information is spread across every computer within the network. With Bitcoin, that means the data is securely “backed up” over thousands of computers.

Now, it is unlikely that banks will entrust their data to a public network in the same way, but they have been working on creating networks of their own instead.

The potential savings in terms of cost and time are extensive. If you want to learn more about these savings, check out the infographic below.

 

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Statements about Cryptocurrency

Statements about Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are in a bubble and regulators could burst this at a whim.

  • Eight years after the introduction of Bitcoin, there are now over 900 cryptocurrencies and their prices are at all-time highs.
  • Richard Schiller categorizes bubbles as an underlying story driving the market forward, as opposed to the fundamentals of the assets. Cryptocurrencies are riding on a narrative of economic empowerment and freedom.
  • Despite the widespread attention that cryptocurrency receive, many of the actors involved in the market are not fully informed. Debate tends to turn to hype and naive investors are buying crypto-assets without fully understanding what they are.
  • Banks spend 73% of the market capitalization of Bitcoin each year on regulatory compliance. Crypto-assets are currently unregulated and free of these restrictions. As such, the market has thrived but also developed some bad habits.
  • Regulators cannot necessarily shut down cryptocurrencies, but they can restrict liquidity into them from fiat currencies and hamper their growth. The global derivatives market, for example, is worth $1.2 quadrillion, dwarfing Bitcoin’s $100 billion market cap.

Statements about Cryptocurrency

Market manipulations in crypto markets are undermining their credibility.

  • Due to low liquidity, no regulation, and a lack of clear understanding of the markets, pump and dumps are widespread in crypto markets. This is where a speculator can artificially sell while concurrently buying their own currency, wait for the market to rise, and then dump their holdings.
  • Frontrunning is also a common occurrence in ICOs, where early investors—who are used to show initial faith in the enterprise—buy discounted tokens before immediately selling them on.

As with historic bubbles, scams are exploiting naive investors.

ICOs can have the characteristics of vaporware. Entrepreneurs are raising hundred of millions of dollars purely on concepts. Money is being raised from investors who do not truly understand the technical concepts being proposed to them, let alone whether they are feasible.

  • The actual asset structures of ICOs are not only complex but also new forms of assets in their own right. This further confuses investors, which is compounded by the “FOMO” mentality of rushing into investments and following the crowd.
  • The use of celebrities to promote ICOs further demonstrates the use of manipulative marketing techniques used to cajole immature investors into participating in ICOs.
  • The current ICO craze is reminiscent of the South Sea Bubble of the 18th century, a speculatory period that involved crazed investment into enterprises in the New World. Once one of the highest valued companies of all time, the South Sea Company’s bubble burst and the company disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

Blockchains are still not proven technology, and more work is required.

  • Blockchains are still new concepts and their technology has not yet been proven on a consumer-wide scale. Attention should be focused on developing this, not speculating on short-termist projects.
  • The security of blockchains is a concept that most investors in crypto-assets do not understand. The onus is on them to protect their assets, which, on the basis of the amount of thefts and frauds in the space, is not being done properly.

There are some solutions to these issues.

  • A less polarized mentality of “us against the world” is needed; this could be enforced by the promotion of self-regulatory standards. These could also help to highlight the bad actors in the ecosystem.
  • More development is required into the underlying technology of blockchains. In the long run, this would be far more valuable than ICO moon-shot projects.
  • Awareness and discussion needs to be promoted. Conferences should present balanced debates from both sides of the crypto-view and more emphasis should be placed on educating investors instead of soliciting their investments.

Originally Published here at https://www.toptal.com

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CMStrader Signals provider, the number 1 signal provider 4 years in a row

CMStrader Signals provider, the number 1 signal provider 4 years in a row.

CMStrader, the number 1 signal provider 4 years in a row, is now offering free signals to new clients!  Reliable trading tools are fundamental part of successful trading.

cmstrader for the Best Trading Signals

cmstrader for the Best Trading Signals

 

CMStrader’s signals success rate is estimated in 91% this should be enough to take a look and decide for yourself. since this is their biggest feature and drives this broker towards success, it is opretty afe to say that they do their utmost to provide you with quality forex signals.

This broker also entered the cryptocurrency market and offers several cryptocurrencies.  in short they act on the market and engage their clients directly.

when you start trading at CMSTrader, you can choose from a extended list of currencies, indices, commodities, gold and oil.

CMStrader Signals for better Trading

CMSTrader sends trading signals to traders’ accounts when there is an opportunity to buy or sell orders at specific points; an overview of the speculated price or loss ratio is included.

CMStrader Signals the number 1 signal provider among brokers

CMStrader Signals the number 1 signal provider among brokers

The signals are sent directly via SMS to a cellphone for major currencies traded on the stock exchange, foreign goods and precious metals.

In addition, signals can be sent to an e-mail address and or traders can be notified directly over the phone.  This service is available 24/5.

Like with Most proper signal services don’t expect 50 signals a day as simply there are not that many. you will get maybe a few good ones a day on which you could and most of the time should act.

Earn profits with CMStrader Signals in the forex market – the biggest trading scene in the world. Enjoy our unique benefits, trading education, minimum margin and best leverage! Start with a demo account and enter the amazing world of forex with CMStrader.

More about CMStrader Signals & Forex Broker

  • Name :CMSTrader
  • Website :cmstrader.com
  • Established :2013
  • Regulation :FSP
  • Country :United Kingdom
  • U.S. Clients Allowed ?  :No

CMSTrader is a leading investment advisor specializing in personal wealth management and growth and is a somewhat a newcomer to the Forex market.

they started in 2013 and since then have won several awards 2 including one for having best customer service in 2013.

CMSTrader “CMStrader Signals” is authorized under the name of CMS Ventures Limited which is a New Zealand Registered Financial Service Provider (FSP).

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