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  • #31
    RoboForex: changes in trading schedule (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)


    We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on January 20th 2020, several instruments will be traded according to the changed schedule*.

    RoboForex

    Trading schedule on CFDs on US indices (US30Cash, US500Cash, USTECHCash), Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD), CFDs on oil (Brent, WTI)
    • January 20th, 2020 – trading stops at 7:45 PM server time.
    • January 21st, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

    Trading schedule on CFDs on US stocks
    • January 20th, 2020 – no trading.
    • January 21st, 2020 – trading starts as usual.


    R Trader

    Trading schedule on US stocks and US ETFs
    • January 20th, 2020 – no trading.
    • January 21st, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

    Trading schedule on CFDs on US stocks
    • January 20th, 2020 – no trading.
    • January 21st, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

    Trading schedule on CFDs on US indices (US30, US500, NAS100)
    • January 20th, 2020 – trading stops at 7:45 PM server time.
    • January 21st, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

    Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity.

    * – This schedule is for informational purposes only and may be changed by the provider.

    Sincerely,
    RoboForex team

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    • #32
      Building Algorithmic Trading Systems: 2 Main Approaches, Testing, Tools

      Author: Timofey Zuev


      The major components of an algorithmic trading system are research tools, performance, ease of development, resiliency, and testing, separation of concerns, familiarity, maintenance, source code availability, licensing costs, and maturity of libraries. Before deciding on the "best" tool, which to write an automated trading system with, it is necessary to define the requirements:
      1. What will be the frequency of trading and the likely trading volume?
      2. Will the system require risk management or portfolio construction module?
      3. Will the system require a high-performance backtester?

      Traders, who require more custom-built and complex systems, might need to look at using C#, Matlab or Python, but I would say for the other 95% of day traders Algorithmic Trading Software will suffice.

      1 - Compute in Python, Matlab, C#

      In this case, programming skill is an important factor in creating an automated algorithmic trading strategy. Being knowledgeable in a programming language, such as Python or R, will enable you to create the end-to-end data storage, backtest engine and execution system yourself. It allows you to explore the higher frequency strategies as you will be in full control of your "technology stack". While this means that you can test your software and eliminate bugs, it also means more time spent on coding up infrastructure and less on implementing strategies, at least in the earlier part of your algotrading career.

      The basic workflow is the following:
      • An algorithmic trading strategy feeds market data (historical or live) into a computer (backtest or automated execution) program.
      • The program then submits orders to a broker through an API and receives order status notifications back from the broker.

      MATLAB and Python have been my favorite backtesting platforms. It has a very comprehensive and user-friendly interface for developing and debugging programs, and it has a wide array of toolboxes that cover almost every arcane mathematical or computational technique you will likely encounter in trading strategy development.

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      Picture: import of historical data from Yahoo Finance to Python

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      Picture: the process of algorithmic trading

      2 - Algorithmic Trading Software. No coding skills

      The second approach is algorithmic tools, such as Multicharts, StrategyQuant, or R Trader Strategy Builder (free and easy to use, cloud-based), and many more.

      Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

      Sincerely,
      RoboForex team

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      • #33
        How to Catch a Trend Reversal? 5 Detection Strategies

        Author: Andrey Goilov


        Experienced traders think it much more efficient to trade the trend than against it. Many of you must have heard such expressions as "The trend is your friend" — such sayings are plenty. At the same time, the desire to reverse the market may be provoked by merely the possibility to enter the market at the very beginning of the trend with minimal risks. So the desire to buy at the low and sell at the high is also rather understandable.

        Again, one of the set phrases of tech analysis goes: "The current trend will be developing until it reverses". It pushes us to the idea that every trend will finish and reverse sooner or later. In this article, we will learn to detect such reversals.

        What is a trend and where does it reverse?

        On financial markets, a trend is a directed price movement. In theory, when we see a movement with each next high being above the previous one, as well as each next low being above the previous one, we can speak about an uptrend. At such moments, traders try to buy as the current movement is likely to continue and thus change its direction.

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        Hence, if we expect a bullish trend to reverse, it is important for us that the next high became below the previous one, as well as the next minimum. At such a moment, we may suppose a trend reversal downwards. Here, we may start thinking about selling the instrument.

        On the contrary, if in a price movement we see each next low and high below the previous one, we call this a downtrend. As for the reversal of such a trend, it is important that the next low was not renewed, and the price broke the high; this is a simple signal of a trend reversal.

        Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

        Sincerely,
        RoboForex team

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        • #34
          CopyFX for Investor: How to Use? How to Choose Traders?

          Author: Victor Gryazin


          In this article, we will discuss how to become an investor on the popular copy-trading platform CopyFX. The platform allows you to make a profit on trading on financial markets, using the experience and skills of professional traders who demonstrate high results in trading.

          Opening a trading account

          To invest on CopyFX, you need to open a trading account on MetaTrader4 via your Personal Members Area on the RoboForex website. The following account types suit for investing: Pro-Cent, Pro-Standard, ECN-Pro, Prime, and Pro-Affiliate. The system of cross-copying allows for the correct connection of various account types of traders and investors.

          However, if the trader and the investor have different account types, the results of trading may vary slightly due to the difference in the conditions of trading. The size of the spread, the broker fee, the leverage or the number of available instruments may differ. If the trader's instrument is unavailable on the investor's account, the trades will not be copied.

          For exacter copying, it is better to open a type of account with a maximal number of instruments available and the biggest leverage. If you are interested in investing only, you can avoid installing the MT4 terminal: with an active subscription, the trades are copied automatically, the statistics of the copied trades are reflected in the PMA. You can use copying in addition to your own trading on the account — the trader does not get any fees for the trades that the trader carries out themselves.

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          Choosing a trader from the rating

          To compare and evaluate the work of traders, there exists a special instrument called the rating of traders. In the rating, the main statistics of the traders' work is reflected, helping investors make their choice for the subscription. The rating is available in the PMA and on the CopyFX website.

          Each trader has a personalized participant card accessible from the rating. To choose a trader, the following basic parameters are to be assessed:

          Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

          Sincerely,
          RoboForex team

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          • #35
            RoboForex arranges all security settings into a single module


            RoboForex has updated the arrangement of Members Area security settings. From now on, our clients can manage security settings from the profile page, which displays all methods of securing their profiles. In addition to that, thanks to this innovation, changing security settings will be more convenient and less time-consuming.

            On a new page, our clients can specify convenient settings and secure their Members Area by means of:
            • Verification of their mobile phone number.
            • Enabling two-factor authentication:
              1. Via application on their smartphones.
              2. Via SMS code (in this case, a mobile phone number must be verified).
            • SMS notifications about logging in to Members Area each time it is attempted to be accessed. In this case, our clients will be able to take immediate measures in case their profiles are accessed behind their backs.


            Sincerely,
            RoboForex team

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            • #36
              How Does the Fractals Indicator Work: Description, Settings

              Author: Andrey Goilov


              The Fractals indicator was designed and popularized by Bill Williams, the author of one of the most popular trading systems and the book "Trading Chaos". This instrument is a technical indicator that allows to detect local extremums on the chart. A breakout of these levels may provoke a good future move in their direction. The author recommends using Fractals with the Alligator indicator; however, there are methods of trading with Fractals that are far from the classical author's ideas.

              Description of Fractals

              For the indicator, we use five candlesticks, the third candlestick in the combination should have the highest high or the lowest low. If there is such a formation on the chart, the indicator shows narrow either above the candlestick or below it.

              https://blog.roboforex.com/wp-conten...fractals-1.png

              For example, if we are speaking about an ascending fractal, to define it, we need to see on the chart a minimum of five candlesticks following one another, with a lower candlestick at each side of the highest one. Conversely, for a descending fractal, here it is important to see a minimum that will be among four other candlesticks with higher minimums.

              The author notes that for a fractal, we do not need five candlesticks exactly, there might be less. However, the five-candlestick combination has become most popular in modern trading.

              One of the important advantages of the indicator is the possibility to mark important support and resistance levels. Many traders just add Fractals to the chart and work with breakouts of the levels or try to combine it with graphic patterns.

              Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

              Sincerely,
              RoboForex team

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              • #37
                CopyFX For Traders: How To Make Money On The Platform?

                Author: Victor Gryazin


                In this article, we will discuss, how a trader can make extra money on a popular copy-trading platform CopyFX. The CopyFX platform allows demonstrating your expertise and attracting subscribers who copy your trades.

                How to become a CopyFX trader?

                If you are a successful trader who want to increase their income by attracting investors, the CopyFX platform will provide you such an opportunity. Investors will evaluate the statistics of your trading and the subscription conditions in the rating and decide if they want to copy your trades.

                Having become a CopyFX trader, you will be able to keep trading by your chosen strategy, receiving extra fee or percent of the trades that your investors copy. Thanks to the built-in automatic cross-copying system, the trades will be copied correctly even if the trader and the investor have different account types.

                To start working, the trader needs to open an account (or accounts) in the CopyFX system and trade, showing good results. The account is opened via your Personal Member’s Area: on the page for opening an account you choose a CopyFX account, For trading, the following account types are suitable (MT4 platform): Pro-Cent, Pro-Standard, ECN-Pro, Prime, Pro-Affiliate and ECN-Pro Affiliate. After the account is opened, it must be deposited for no less than $100 (or the same sum in another currency), and the subscription conditions must be set up.

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                How to set up subscription conditions?

                After the CopyFX trading account is opened and deposited, setting up subscription conditions follows.

                Read more at R Blog - RoboForex

                Sincerely,
                RoboForex team

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                • #38
                  RoboForex: changes in trading schedule (President’s Day in the USA)


                  We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, President’s Day on February 17th, 2020, several instruments will be traded according to the changed schedule*.

                  RoboForex

                  Trading schedule on Metals (XAUUSD and XAGUSD), CFDs on US indices (US500Cash, USTECHCash, US30Cash) and oil (WTI, Brent)
                  • February 17th, 2020 – trading stops at 7:40 PM server time.
                  • February 18th, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

                  Trading schedule on CFDs on US stocks
                  • February 17th, 2020 – no trading.
                  • February 18th, 2020 – trading starts as usual.


                  R Trader

                  Trading schedule on US stocks and ETFs
                  • February 17th, 2020 – no trading.
                  • February 18th, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

                  Trading schedule on CFDs on US stocks
                  • February 17th, 2020 – no trading.
                  • February 18th, 2020 – trading starts as usual.

                  Trading schedule on CFDs on US indices (US500, US30, NAS100)
                  • February 17th, 2020 – trading stops at 7:40 PM server time.
                  • February 18th, 2020 – trading starts as usual.


                  Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity.

                  * – This schedule is for informational purposes only and may be changed by the provider.

                  Sincerely,
                  RoboForex team

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    RoboForex adds new assets and analytical tools to R Trader


                    We’ve added more than 500 new assets and updated analytical tools of our multi-asset trading terminal R Trader.

                    More about new features in R Trader:
                    • More than 500 CFDs on stocks of European companies
                      More than 500 new CFDs on stocks of companies from 11 European countries, such as Volkswagen, Peugeot, L'Oreal, Orkla, and Nokia are now available in R Trader.
                    • Tick charts
                      Analyze “market pulse” by means of new tick charts that show the slightest fluctuations of the chosen asset price.
                    • Updated Watchlists
                      A new feature in Watchlists: tracking updates in “Тоp Gainers”, “Top Losers”, “Top Volumes” with 5-, 30-, and 120-minute intervals.


                    More detailed information about all instruments and features can be found on the platform’s page. We’re actively continuing to upgrade and improve our R Trader trading terminal, so follow the news!


                    Sincerely,
                    RoboForex team

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                    • #40
                      RoboForex offers its clients access to bank transfers via SEPA and SWIFT


                      RoboForex has expanded your opportunities of operations with trading accounts. From now on, you can deposit and withdraw funds by means of bank transfers via SEPA and SWIFT systems.

                      Benefits of international bank transfers

                      SEPA
                      is a system, which operates in the European Economic Community and allows to quickly transfer funds between different accounts in EUR without any additional fees.

                      SWIFT
                      helps you to easily command your finance and make transfers between accounts in different banks all over the world in currencies that are convenient for you.

                      Join the global financial community and explore new opportunities together with RoboForex!

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                      Sincerely,
                      RoboForex team

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