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Article: “With the presence of Algorithms the markets have changed. How do you cope?” – May 5, 2014

Hey, FibStalker here.

As you may know I am not a big fan of traditional technical analysis. Why? You cannot win in the markets and make returns that can turn relatively small trading accounts into important amounts in a reasonable time (2-3 years).

No Paradise
Let’s face it, this is what all of us want. Isn’t it?

But you cannot do it with average cross-overs, indicators, pivots, trend lines or even the “modern” technical tools and indicators, all of which largely lag price, do not provide a trading plan, need to reconciled, etc. etc. But still the majority of traders rely on traditional TA alone, rather than studying and understanding price market structure, which is still considered very sophisticated, if considered at all. Today you have more tools, but still 95% of traders are loss-making.

Wonder why? In short, the simple ways of the past and modern TA tools and indicators are not capable of consistently identifying low-risk setups. Plus the available reward/risk ratios are relatively low. There is no “promised paradise” in such conditions.

Markets have changed
Now if you add on top of this that the presence of automated Algorithms (Algos) has changed the markets in the last 20-30 years, traditional TA looks less useful than ever.

The markets have changed, what does it means for you and your trading? This means that high-volume financial instruments (futures, forex, stocks, bonds) now expose price behavior and a structure that can be leveraged to improve trading decisions;

So it is all bad news? No, not at all. It is good news instead. Yes because you can use that price structure to help you not only identifying reversal areas well in advance and with precision. You can do much more…

What can you Do by Knowing Price Structure?
You can identify level where participation from Algos is expected and then test those areas. These are areas of low-risk setups that can be timed in the smaller timeframe in a totally procedural fashion. I call this technique the FibStalking Timing and I have authored it.

Sounds complex or impossible? Not at all. When you master price structure analysis based on the effects of algorithms (Algos), your trading gets pushed to the top…to the level of the Elite 5% of professional traders, who make money consistently.

You Can Become a Consistent Trader
Becoming expert in recognizing effects of Algos on price and taking advantage of it is not difficult. Anyone can do it. There’s just a specific process a set of tasks or “formula”, if you like it, that you have to follow.

A formula that most people are clueless about, as they are of the overwhelming presence and power of Algos and Program Trading (a peculiar family of algorithms) that can be leveraged for consistent gains and to create and maintain a prolonged trading success…

The playing field is completely level on this matter. People I work with come to me telling they have never witnessed my method. Trading based on effects of Algos on price is little known, if know at all by retail traders.

A lot of unique, effective and proprietary research has gone into this field to which I have dedicated over 10,000 hours since 2006, almost half of my total market exposure of 18,000 hours. I am an IFTA associate with 3 published papers and a 4th one to be published in July.

But isn’t trading difficult?
Trading is difficult only if you try to trade according to non-grounded market behaviors. TA has nothing to do with market behavior and price structure. An indicator or signal derived by one or more indicators are only representation of statistical tables of failure and success with a random probability.

Add mistakes, discording signals not reconciled consistently, mistakes, costs of trading, lack of discipline, lack of risk and money management and you should not be surprised that 95% of traders lose money in the markets (yes, confirmed, that is the number — I demonstrated it in my free webinar: “How to get and stay into the Elite 5%” , see below)

I suggest the full series of webinars on FXStreet.com.

See when you stop trading the non-sense you can be successful without having years of experience in the markets. And actually the lesser the experience, the easier is to grasp the counter-intuitive concepts in the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program.

Can You Really Make it?
My honest and helpful suggestion for you, if you want to start or re-start in trading, is to have a look at the benefits of the 7 months Program, and what it means for your trading. You can learn how to identify levels of potential participation from Algos and then how to time the reversal setups procedurally, with no initial money at risk and only after confirmation.

It does not get better than this. It is the market action itself “sucking you into” a valid position, aligned with the Psychology of the Markets. Plus you will learn to use proprietary tools and advanced techniques like the FibStalking Timing.

If you want to learn a complete approach to professional trading, including Advanced timing, analyzing and finally understanding price structure and what you can expect and anticipate on all timeframes, performing price discovery to know what is likely to happen consider joining my May 2015 session starting on Saturday May 30, 2015.

Learn to identify and validate solid, low-risk trading plans, write your own trading system based on the proven components that I will provide you with. In the program I will also help you finally installing a mental model to become a consistent trader.

You just have to know what the formula is and then follow it. I am making this formula available to a growing number of satisfied traders and at a price and with value that you will never seen again.

In fact, not only I am offering a discount but a new intraday trading system and value for $2,000 on top of the Coaching Program. Check my offer here. It all ends on May 29, 2015:

–> May 2015 Offer for the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program – DONT’ MISS IT! <–

As usual, let me know what you think by leaving an email at: fibstalker at gmail.com or a post on my blog.

Below the link to my newsletter if you want to learn more about my methods and my edge in the markets.

Have a great day.

The FibStalker Giuseppe, ~the FibStalker

 

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FibStalker is back to business and… the GodFather May 2015 Offer!

Dear all,

hope you are well.

I have not posted in the blog since a month and a half, now. But I re-started my activity two weeks ago when I came back from my trip to Italy.

Gorgeous trip, but now… back to business!

Fibstalker.... back to business!

Fibstalker…. is now back to business!

I want to let you know that I have launched the GodFather Offer, an offer that you cannot refuse!

This is related to my FibStalker Methods Coaching Program (session starting at the end of May) which is based on the methods I have learned and researched since 2006 and now enrolling for its 3rd session. I am very pleased with the results I am reaching with my students and their trading results. It is not common for the best students to be averaging 15%+ every month.

The reason why is called the GodFather Offer is because I have packed so much value in it, that it is insane to let it slip now.

If you are interested in the FibStalker Methods, this is the right time to join in. The price is discounted and I have added on top of the Program an additional $2,000 of value in other courses and additional support (e.g. one-to-ones).

Particularly if you take my offer now, I will throwing in my FibStalker Intraday System that I will start teaching in September. And you will be invited and will get a double-jumpstart on everyone. The first one with the FibStalker Methods, and the second with the Intraday System (worth alone more than $1,000).

If you are interested, have a look at the –> GodFather May 2015 Offer from FibStalker <–

Don’t miss it. You are not going to get these prices any more! It’s the last call…

Have a great week ahead!

Cheers

~FibStalker

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“First Anniversary of the Toronto Forex Meetup Group” – February 23, 2015

 

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Michael Yeung, Chris Lori and Giuseppe Basile at the first anniversary of the Toronto group

Dear all,

today FXStreet.com has published the news and pictures of the celebration of the one-year anniversary of our meetup in Toronto. Chris Lori was with us and we had a great time. Thank you all who participated to the even.  Want to see how we celebrate it? Read more 😉

At the Toronto Forex Meetup we’ve always worked to help participants learn to become a better trader thanks to the insights, reports and webinars of our guests, working with some of the best Forex experts and professionals. With the creation of the Toronto Forex Meetup and the other meetups FXStreet collaborates with FibStalker Trading and other contributors, to connect the online world with the real world, that is, you with the professionals!

Take advantage of all the upcoming events this March. You can also join the LIVE version of FXStreet. March is going to be another very exciting month and I will host David Franklin, a self-made trader who will share how he trades and how he sees his trading business.

What happens in Toronto, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg, have a look at the agenda in the other locations around the world and book your seat!

Happy trading and non-trading week.

See you soon!

~FibStalker, http://www.fibstalkertrading.com

Author of: FibStalker Methods Coaching Program

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“MoneyShow Toronto Speech” – January 15, 2015

Hello,

hope your day is going well.

FXStreet has recently published a review of my speech at the Money Show in Toronto.

You find the details below:

Watch Giuseppe Basile participation at MoneyShow Toronto

Giuseppe Basile MoneyShow

Last November Giuseppe Basile, our host in Toronto represented FXStreet at the Toronto MoneyShow.

In my presentation “A New Philosophy for Trading Success in Modern Markets” I received a lot of questions… here you have the chance to watch it.

I have covered the topics with my trading approach about identification and trading based on the effects of modern algorithms on price.

Have a look at the short summary and enjoy the presentation in the link below!

https://fxstreetevents.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/watch-giuseppe-basile-participation-at-moneyshow-toronto/

Have a good day

Regards,,,

~FibStalker

www.fibstalkertrading.com

 

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“Great Things Happen in January” – December 23, 2014

Dear all,

Hope you are all well and preparing to spend the Christmas Holidays with your loved ones in peace and relaxation.

I also hope you a planning for a great 2015!

Here’s the thing, in just about everything, in trading and life, January can be a GREAT month.

But if you wait until your New Year’s resolutions to set up January – it will probably be too late. Seriously, the 1st is on a Thursday, so your first day back to work is likely to be the 5th. And if it takes you 2-3 weeks to set up something big … you’ll miss January.

But imagine, instead, you get yourself setup NOW and you are ready to roll out into learning new ways of trading effectively from January the 10th, when my next session of the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program starts … you can start off January and 2015 with a bang!

Things change.

Momentum happens.

NOW is the time to be strategizing for effective trading in 2015.

Especially since you may have time off, down time and have time to evaluate this past year and how you are going to start doing things differently in 2015, and thrive.

Start a new think-track in your mind, start doing things differently in trading. Aim at what the Elite 5% and Smart Traders are doing. In your down time the few days, do some thinking of your 2015 strategy.

And when 2015 arrives in 8 days, YOU will be ready!

What you do or don’t do will influence YOUR results in 2015!

Determine what those results are going to be, then simply DO the steps to make those things happen.

You can do it!

Giuseppe Basile, ~ FibStalker

PS: my offer for the FibStalker Methods Coaching Program is still valid and you can buy the 7-month program at a discounted price before December 28th (price is increasing 20% on Dec 28th, 2014 and then another 25% after January 10th, 2015).

Act now! Secure your trading coaching program that is going to change your trading and results forever!

http://www.fibstalkertrading.com/access/signup

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Article: “Never forget the Market can do Anything” – November 19, 2014

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Dear all,
I often find myself and other traders and students I work with to never forget that the Market can do Anything.
Indeed, most of the things and concepts of trading that I have learned or unlearned in the years had to do with the two following concepts:
1) designing my strategy so that I could  cope with anything the market could throw at me — yes, because the “Market can do Anything” (and I would not end up ‘holding the bag’ because price would move and remain below my entry point)

2) incorporate proper and enhanced risk management so that the possibility of 1) happening is low or non-existent — a level of risk management that the majority would not be ready to accept, like exiting half of the position once the gain on the position reaches a level where it equals the trading risk.

Thus I believe the majority of retail traders do not understand or realize that you *MUST* cope with the master principle that “Market can do Anything”, while I often hear words like “expect”, “assume” and even “know” that the price can do this or that.
Words are powerful, and you should be very careful because you need to *think* something before you say it. And if you think you can expect, assume and even know what price is going to do next, well…. you will be lost — statistically and practically becoming part of the 95% group of retail traders who do not make money in the markets, but rather lose consistently.

The market is “Always Right”, if you address it with a “fixed number of pip risk”, or any other type of assumption of expectations, you will fail. Full stop.
Let the market pick the pip risk, the trading plan and all the rest: you must understand how the market is moving (normally, extended, are algos holding their anchors, etc.)
On the risk side of things, the majority of traders also do not understand that this is a game that you win in defense. You must consistently take small risks and increase the reliability and expectancy of your method. Risk management is a constant and there are ways to improve it. The problem is that you cannot just avoid optimizing risk because you only have access to a method that — being based on traditional technical analysis — can only offer R/R<=3 trades with low probability of hitting the targets.
When you start with such a disadvantage and do not get involved at the beginning of a move (the best way to manage risk too) you will think that the only way to make good return in trading is to increase risk and, maybe, even use leverage (I am *AGAINST* the use of leverage in trading, and it is not needed)…

A smart follower wrote the following to me today in relation to a level I mentioned a few days ago in the EUR/USD before it materialized: “Have a question… you had predicted EUR/USD to 1.21ish and before that to 1.26. We technically touched 1.26 today, but not over 1.26. Do you think now down to 1.21 before any uptrend ?

This question offers me the opportunity — before I offer the answer — for some speculation on the way I think about trading. For me price analysis is a balances of forces. Typically when a level or area of participation by Algos is reached I wait for a confirmation. Basically the Algorithms on the smaller timeframe, driving the counter-trend move into the important level of participation, have to show me that they give the way to the larger timeframe. The larger timeframe wins often, but not all the time. And those time when it does not win, summed to the resulting highest reliability and expectancy that can be obtained by trading right at the FibStalker levels, adds up a lot! Both in the area of winners percentage and R/R values.

So here below is my answer:

“The way my method works is that when I get price into the level of interest, where I anticipate participation for algos on the larger timeframe, I look at what happens on the smaller timeframes.

Imagine 1.26 like a potential barrier where sellers on the larger timeframe can come back into the market again. But nothing is guaranteed int the market. So at these levels I become more vigilant and switch to the smaller timeframe.
To know whether shorts will be successful they need to be strong enough to win the buyers that have pushed the market higher in the last few days.
There are two set of sequences of moves higher that matter at the moment: one on the 4-hour and the other on the 15min.

What I do then is checking if and when these counter-trend sequences fail, as an effect of new shorts that can potentially come in into the markets at the 1.26.

We all know all the information in advance and I use the FibStalking Timing Technique to verify where the 4-hour and 15min sequences fail, if they fail.

So generally there are two scenarios: 1) the sequences fail and the FibStalking timing tells you the exact confirmation level (is a well-defined price level) that tells you when the counter-trend move is not valid any more. That’s the time you must get involved in a short.

Using the confirmation level you get involved in very good spots with high R/R and only after confirmation. This is why trading with the Algos is so convenient and traditional TA is not capable of offering such high R/R trades.

On the other hand it can happen that the counter-trend sequences on the 4-hour and 15min remain intact and no-one shows up at 1.26. In this case you don’t have money at risk and the market can do whatever it wants. I will just wait.

I only get involved in the markets at my own conditions (because after you are in the market can do anything).

Now the good point is that when the counter-trend move fails below or above a FibStalker level, price momentum in the direction of the trade is strong enough to generate a free-risk trade.

If you understand trading and risk management, you know that generating a free-risk trade from a low risk retrace is your job #1 as a trader.

And that’s what I attempt to do. Once I have a free-risk trade I also have a free mind and I can go to think to something else. Because either the market hits my swing profit target or closes me at breakeven minus costs and slippage.

PS: I teach the mechanical and totally procedural way to time FibStalker levels like the 1.26 in the EUR/USD in my multi-month Coaching Program. Drop me an email at fibstalker at gmail.com and ask for information.

As usual, let me know what you think by leaving an email at: fibstalker at gmail.com or a post on my blog.

Below the link to my newsletter if you want to learn more about my methods and my edge in the markets.

Have a great day.

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.

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Giuseppe, ~FibStalker

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