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Trading Commodities: Futures Market for Beginners

Posted on August 13th, 2017.

With high valuations and increasing uncertainty in the world’s stock markets, it is no surprise that investors are looking for stable alternatives for investing their money. Fortunately, commodities are there to take over as global stocks are losing their appeal, and investors are seeking effective ways for managing risks. What Are...


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Trading 101: Trading Forex Swing Reversals

Posted on August 12th, 2017.

It’s easy to get distracted by the plethora of trading strategies recommended online, where each new strategy you read about appear to promise more than the previous one. This is indeed a dangerous path to go down, and it will lead you nowhere in trading. Stop Looking For New Strategies Most traders who are struggling with being...



Why Investors Should Just Hold Onto Bitcoin and Worry About Bitcoin Cash Later

Posted on August 6th, 2017.

On August 1, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), a hard fork proposal led by Chinese bitcoin mining pool ViaBTC, was forked and hours later, ViaBTC mined the first BCH block. BCH, which was initially developed by a bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer, struggled to gain acceptance from the industry, exchanges and businesses. As a result, its market cap...



Trade Recommendation: Sell BTC/USD with a Tight Stop Loss

Posted on July 19th, 2017.

During the late trading session on the Sunday 16th of July, the BTCUSD pair bottomed around $1820 on average in major USD markets and 13,000 in leading CNY exchanges. Since then, it has retraced the entire fifth wave of the down leg and moved 30% upwards towards its resistance around $2400. What we’re looking at above is an impulse...


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Trading 101: Trend Following Trading – A Strategy Revealed

Posted on July 18th, 2017.

Trend following trading is a concept we have covered previously here on Hacked, and even revealed specific trend following strategies you can use. In this article, I will go through some more specifics on how you can profit from trends with the help of technical indicators. My first introduction to trend trading was through Michael...


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Trading 101: Targets, Stop-Losses, and Position Sizing in Pattern Trading

Posted on June 29th, 2017.

In our previous two articles on chart patterns (Part 1, Part 2), we reached the point where we know what the main types of chart patterns are, how to identify and validate them, while we also placed them in the context of trend and cycle analysis and used them to start constructing a comprehensive trading plan as well. You might say that...



Trading 101: Utilizing Currency Pairs in Investing and Trading

Posted on June 23rd, 2017.

As we wrote in our previous look at fiat and cryptocurrency pairs, you can benefit from the properties of exchange rates n several ways. No matter if you are primarily a trader or an investor, it’s essential for you to be familiar with some of the simple methods in order to optimise your strategies and maximise your returns. Fiat...


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Trading 101: Chart Patterns 2: Building a Trading Plan

Posted on June 12th, 2017.

After taking a look at the most common chart patterns, we will go a step further, and build simple trading strategies based on them. This process has a very important condition—traders should already understand the probabilistic nature of markets. Why? Because chart patterns will only help you if you use them as they supposed to be used;...



Cryptocurrency Update: Are We Entering Another Steep Correction?

Posted on June 8th, 2017.

This question probably ran through a lot of traders’ minds yesterday evening and this morning amid the decline in Bitcoin, as the 30% correction in the currency that took place two weeks ago is still a very active memory. The correction dragged altcoins lower as well, so it isn’t a surprise that a lot of investors and traders got...



My Year as a Perma-Bear or How to Deal With Trading Biases

Posted on June 2nd, 2017.

What is a trading bias? Kurt Vonnegut wrote it once that opinions are strange things, everyone has one, but no one gives a damn about the others’. This is similar with trading biases; every trader has a view (usually a strong one) about the direction of the market, but the market doesn’t care about it one bit. So your trading bias is...



How to Start Trading Cryptocurrencies

Posted on March 31st, 2017.

Cryptocurrency trading can be extremely profitable if you know what you are doing, but it can also lead to disaster. Even though most traders decide to either go with fiat or bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies can represent viable income sources, as long you as you tread carefully and understand what you are doing. This guide is for those...

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