Monthly Archives: November 2014

Plenty of Activity in the coming Month at FibStalker.com – November 18, 2014

Dear Trader,
last two weeks have been very busy and I kept creating free content to help new and experienced traders becoming fully profitable.

I have a number of resources to share with you and I will do this in the coming days in here and in my blog.

Here is what I am going to share:

– latest interview with Dale Pinkert at the FXStreet.com LAR where I showed the successful USD/JPY call of August 1st and showed what we have to expect moving forwards in USD/JPY (and EUR/USD)

– the commentary of my projection for USD/JPY

– my latest presentation at the Toronto Forex Meetup Group

– the three new initiatives I am preparing for the next month (this is really interesting, more on it here and/or my blog).

– and, of course, the effort I am putting in the new session of my FibStalker Methods Coaching Program.

I like to help traders at all level of development “level plain” the trading game showing what banks, institutions and big hedge funds are actually doing (and not what they are saying they are doing). Follow my work to learn how to spot the Algorithmic Trading footprints.

I send a free Newsletter in the weekend and provide updates throughout the week. The newsletter typically includes 3 video reviews for (1) EUR/USD, Dollar Index, S&P500 emini and Gold emini; (2) the Japanese Yen majors, i.e. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY; (3) the other majors: GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD & NZD/USD.

Please, register here to receive the free weekly newsletter.

Have a great day.
Regards,,,

Giuseppe, ~the FibStalker

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Successful first event with CMC Markets with the Toronto Forex Meetup Group – November 18, 2014

Dear traders,

last Saturday, I kicked off the new series of events in Toronto as host of the Toronto Forex Meetup Group by FXStreet.com

Here below find the account that event.

As usual I offered freely part of my research, this time, on the effects of HFT on other classes and families of Algos, those that I used in my own trading edge. Read below

Successful first event with CMC Markets in Toronto

This November we welcomed CMC Markets as new sponsor of the FXStreet Toronto trading group. CMC Markets has been an established player in the industry for 25 years. Their global presence covers Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Last Saturday, 15th of November, we held our first event together at the Sheraton Parkaway Conference Centre for an hour of learning about Forex. Practical considerations on the effects of HFT on price was the topic choosen by Giuseppe Basile, CMT, swing trader, IFTA associate and group host.

Giuseppe delighted us with an analysis on HFT. He provided a general vision on the concept and explained the effect on price structure, how does it change and the underlying “war” between classes and families of algorithms (not only HFT). The effects of HFT on methods attempt to frame price structure and show a real market example during planned news and what can happen in those cases.

If you missed it or just want to refresh the concepts, you have the chance to watch the full presentation here.

More on www.fibstalker.com

If you are in Toronto, join us!

Have a good day.
Giuseppe

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Tonight, November 16 2014, in my free weekly Newsletter

Dear all,

this what you are going to read in my free weekly Newsletter tonight Sunday November 16, 2014:

  • FOREX & FUTURES – EUR/USD, Dollar Index futures, S&P500 emini futures and Gold futures , USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY & EUR/CAD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD & NZD/USD Weekly Review
  • FOREX: will add a brief review of the GBP/NZD & USD/CHF pairs requested by followers
  • EDUCATION: Recording of the Seminar: “Practical Considerations of Effects of HFT on Price” – Toronto Forex Meetup by FXStreet.com
  • EDUCATION: My new session of the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program
  • MARKET WEEKLY REVIEWS: – 6 Recent issues of the “FibStalker Newsletter” for new and old readers

I like to help traders at all level of development “level plain” the trading game showing what banks, institutions and big hedge funds are actually doing (and not what they are saying they are doing). Follow my work to learn how to spot the Algorithmic Trading footprints.

I send a free Newsletter in the weekend and provide updates throughout the week. The newsletter typically includes 3 video reviews for (1) EUR/USD, Dollar Index, S&P500 emini and Gold emini; (2) the Japanese Yen majors, i.e. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY; (3) the other majors: GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD & NZD/USD.

Please, register here to receive the free weekly newsletter.

Note: if you have not made it and could not subscribe in time,  worry do not! 🙂  When you subscribe you get the links to the last 6 newsletter issues, including tonight’s issue.

So, do not wait and subscribe without hesitation, by clicking on the image below!

Have a great trading week

The FibStalker Giuseppe, ~the FibStalker

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Tonight, November 9 2014, in my free weekly Newsletter

Dear all,

this what you are going to read in my free weekly Newsletter tonight Sunday November 9, 2014:

  • FOREX & FUTURES – EUR/USD, Dollar Index futures, S&P500 emini futures and Gold futures , USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY & EUR/CAD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD & NZD/USD Weekly Review
  • FOREX: will add a brief review of the GBP/NZD & USD/CHF pairs requested by followers
  • EDUCATION: My new session of the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program
  • MARKET WEEKLY REVIEWS: – 6 Recent issues of the “FibStalker Newsletter” for new and old readers

I like to help traders at all level of development “level plain” the trading game showing what banks, institutions and big hedge funds are actually doing (and not what they are saying they are doing). Follow my work to learn how to spot the Algorithmic Trading footprints.

I send a free Newsletter in the weekend and provide updates throughout the week. The newsletter typically includes 3 video reviews for (1) EUR/USD, Dollar Index, S&P500 emini and Gold emini; (2) the Japanese Yen majors, i.e. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY; (3) the other majors: GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD & NZD/USD.

Please, register here to receive the free weekly newsletter.

Note: if you have not made it and could not subscribe in time,  worry do not! 🙂  When you subscribe you get the links to the last 6 newsletter issues, including tonight’s issue.

So, do not wait and subscribe without hesitation, by clicking on the image below!

Have a great trading week

The FibStalker Giuseppe, ~the FibStalker

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Enroll in December “FibStalker Methods Coaching Program” ! – November 11, 2014

“You can now learn to take advantage of the presence of Algorithms in High-Volume Markets”

Enroll in December “FibStalker Methods Coaching Program” !

Dear Trader, FibStalker here…

Really good to see you here, hope you are enjoying the content of my Newsletter (some readers are profiting from it too!).

I wanted to let you know that my commitment in helping new and experienced trader to improve their trading skills is alive and strong!

2014 is almost gone! Have you got any plans to start trading seriously and reap well-deserved profits or will you stay in your ‘comfort’ zone and keep attempting to create a superior trading system by applying concepts of Traditional Technical Analysis?

When will you start looking at the market differently?

If you think that doing things differently is a necessity in Modern Markets, then consider my personal invitation for you to join the:

“FibStalker Methods Coaching Program”
This iswhat you will learn in this 5-month, unique program:

  • Recognize the Different Ways Market Moves
  • Model Algos Footprints on Price
  • Frame Price Structure in different Time frames
  • Precisely Identify Areas Participated by Algorithms
  • Identify and Break Down a Market Trend in a Sequence of Well-Defined Price Moves
  • Precisely Identify the Start and the End of a Trend
  • Time the Markets using a Procedural Method (the FibStalking Technique)
  • Come up with High Probability, Low Risk Trading Plans
  • Consistently obtain Risk-Free Trades from the Market
  • Understand Price Structure and Algos Interaction on different Time Frames
  • Perform Price Discovery to Understand what the Market is Likely to do Next
  • Validate Trading Plans based on Price Structure
  • Formalize a Successful Trading System
  • Develop in Steps a Framework for Trading Success
  • And way, way more…

I will help you to solve the following (and other) problems with a one-to-one interaction:

  • Not Knowing How to Ride the Trend to the End
  • Follow Systematic Rules to Balance Lack of Discipline
  • Trade Profitably with an Ongoing Support
  • Not Able to Spot a Price Move Before it Happens
  • Lack of Systematic Guidance in the Markets
  • Not Understanding How the Market Works
  • When and Where to Take Profits and Change Direction
  • What to Do at the End of the Move
  • Not Managing Risk Actively
  • Not Knowing How to Obtain Risk-Free Trades
  • How to Build the Right Mental Model of Successful Trading
  • Develop Confidence in one Trading Method
  • Build & Understand a System you are Comfortable with
  • Not Achieving Consistent Winning Results
  • No Understanding of Price Structure
  • Not Building Trading Skills
  • Reading and Analyzing the Markets Confidently
  • Create and Validate a Good Trading Plan
  • Knowing What to do to Become Successful
  • Not Using Money Management Effectively
  • Not Knowing How to Obtain Information from Price
  • And many more…

Out there there aren’t so many formulas that have worked for years (and most probably will hold good for the next several decades too) and are also grounded into how Modern Markets work.

If you are ready to step up and create a real, sustainable success with online trading, I am here to help you start playing what I call the “Footprints of Algorithms on price”.

Once you realize the difference it makes in your trading and your account size, it is the only way you’ll ever want to look at the market and participate to the opportunities it offers 😉

Are you interested and do you want to get more information? Just drop an email to fibstalker@gmail.com

Thank you and….
Have a great weekend 😉

Note: In my research and practical trading I study the effects on price of classes of algorithms in high volume markets. If you are interested in the very innovative, effective, resulting trading edge check my work at www.fibstalker.com.

WHO IS GIUSEPPE BASILE?

Giuseppe is a Certified Market Technician and swing trader, IFTA and SIAT associate. Holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a MA in Finance. In the markets since 2001, became trader and mentor in 2007. Studied with several traders in UK, Europe and US, adding over 7,000 hours of screen time between 2009 and 2013 alone. In 2012 launched FibStalker, a blog specializing in forex, futures and stocks trading, where he also runs a free newsletter and publishes daily videos with actual setups and complete trading plans.

Giuseppe’s unique method attempts to spotting footprints of Program Trading, a powerful class of algos that governs the markets. Giuseppe is a rigorous researcher with several published papers about money management, automated trading, HFT and innovative timing and trading methods.

Watch FibStalker’s webinars

Giuseppe, ~FibStalker

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“Practical Considerations on the effects of HFT on price” Webinar recording now available – November 5, 2014

Dear Friends!

Yesterday I held a Webinar for FXStreet.com titled “Practical Considerations on the effects of HFT on price“.

In the webinar I have touched on the following 4 points:

  • I have  provided a brief introduction on HFT (High Frequency Trading) and how it matters to us
  • Presented the major effects of HFT on market price and price structure (very important)
  • Touched briefly on the “war” between algorithms in the market
  • Closed with an example of HFT “disturbing” a well-formed setup of a Program Trading algos.

Why am I so interested in HFT if, as retail traders, we cannot leverage them to our advantage? HFT algos run on specialize technical infrastructure and networks that are attached  to the main electronic exchanges. Therefore, there is no way we can compete with HFT.

However it is important to know HFT and study what are its effects on price. Particularly HFT behavior is capable of modifying price structure and can “help” Market Crashes!!! This is why there is a lot of talking about HFT and whether they are “socially useful”.

The debate surrounding high frequency trading has become increasingly heated, reflecting the varied perspectives on the ability (and desirability) of high frequency traders to move faster (and on the basis of potentially greater information) than other traders. In the past I have written about the contrarian view represented by Paul Krugman represents on HFT.

But my interest in HFT – like my interest in trading – is practical. Why am I worried of HFT? Because I know how it can have impact and skew my edge.

And what is my edge? If you do not know my work you may not know that I model effects of classes of Algorithms (other than HFT) on price. By doing that I can understand if/when/where Algos participates on price.

At the end of last year I have studied a typical example of how HFT can “disturb” my trading setups. If you are interested you can read here the full article on the battle of HFT versus Program Trading.

 

There are only few things that can be proven or are true about the markets. One of these is the existence of algorithms (which trade a very high volume, in some cases more than 80%) and they work on all time frames, in high volume markets, with clearly observable effects on price. And I am not talking only about HFT (High Frequency Trading) here.

The good news is that we can leverage the Algos (other than HFT) on price and and obtain a powerful edge that can significantly improve our rate of success. Something that the application of Traditional Technical Analysis will never be able to provide.

Have a look at how in the brief summary of this webinar.

“I will provide a brief introduction to HFT (High Frequency Trading) and some definitions. I will then elaborate on 2 major effects of HFT on the markets. First is the effect on price structure and how it changes. I will then touch on the underlying “war” between classes and families of algorithms (not only HFT). I will conclude with the effects of HFT on methods that attempt to frame price structure and show a real market example – during planned news – and what can happen in those cases.”

So, if you haven’t had the time and the opportunity to watch yesterday’s webinar  you can watch it here below:

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Click here to watch the webinar recording here, and then let me know what you think about it.

Have a good day all.

To your success, rooting for you…

~FibStalker

 

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“How HFT bothers other Algos?” – November 3, 2014

Dear Trader,

Here below is a personal invitation for you…

But before I get there, let me ask you a simple question…

Can you leverage Algos to make money in Modern Markets?

Yes you definitely can! And, most importantly, what are you missing in your trading if you are not aware of Algos presence on high-volume Modern Markets?

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When I started learning from my mentors and reading about Algos I had no idea I was embarking onto a discovery that would change the way I would look at the markets forever.

Right, because Modern Markets are completely different animals.

Getting to learn about Algos was the best thing I could do to improve my trading.

It took a few years, and a lot of personal testing and research. When I finally started not only getting it, but also improving on it.
No doubt Algorithmic trading and it’s presence in the Markets made a big impact in the way I look at price.

And it can make a big impact in the way you analyze and trade Modern Markets, too.

I will talk about one of these classes of Algos in my Webinar on FXStreet.com tomorrow and I would like to personally invite you to join.

HFT is not the most important class of Algorithms, in my view because we cannot really exploit it for our success in trading. However we must know what its effect on price and the activity of other more important classes and families of Algos is.

There are classes of Algorithms that are active on all time frames of high-volume markets (forex, futures, equity, bonds and commodities) and understanding how they affect price can help you create an edge and trade like the Elite 5%, the professional traders.

Come to learn more about HFT and the other classes of Algos I leverage in my price analysis and trading tomorrow at FXStreet.com.

When? It is tomorrow: Tue, Nov 04 2014 12:00 GMT

Find the details hereunder:

Title of the Webinar: “Practical considerations on the effects of HFT on price

Summary: “I will provide a brief introduction to HFT (High Frequency Trading) and some definitions. I will then elaborate on 2 major effects of HFT on the markets. First is the effect on price structure and how it changes. I will then touch on the underlying “war” between classes and families of algorithms (not only HFT). I will conclude with the effects of HFT on methods that attempt to frame price structure and show a real market example – during planned news – and what can happen in those cases.”

Register for the free Webinar! Just click here.

In the mean time you can also read more about the “War between Algos” in the following interesting article I have published last year on my blog. It will give offer you a completely different view on the markets and hints that you can do way better than just use Traditional Technical Analysis with all its fallacies:

Let me have your comments on the articles above. Please leave a comment on the blog or send and email by replying to this message.

Note: my work on Algos footprints and HFT has been published in International Federation of Technical Analyst journals and has been discussed in Webinars and live events in Italy and Canada (so far).

I hope you appreciate the content. I firmly and deeply believe that learning to spot Algos trading on price can give you a trading edge that puts you in the Elite 5%, in no time flat.

Why is that? Because by trading Algos footprints you can leverage a very well structured trading process that helps timing and taking trades at those very spot where the majority

Do you want to learn more about it? Consider a spot in my FibStalker Methods Coaching Program. The next session of this 5-months program is starting on December 6th, 2014. If you are interested ask me more information.

Just reply to this email with the words “more info” and I will be happy to come back to you.

I reply to all my emails personally.

Thank you.
Have a great day.

Giuseppe Basile,
~the FibStalker

PS: do no forget to join the webinar tomorrow. Just click here to register. Thank you.

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