Whether your current strategy does not bring satisfactory results, or you need to complement a
Imagination. A trader that is creative enough may get ideas for the entry & exit system just from his head. This method is the one that has the biggest potential, yet it frequently leads to disappointments.
Books and journals on trading. There are plenty of trading ideas available in Forex books and financial journals (both magazines and academic ones). The main advantage here is that they are usually thoroughly tested and described in great detail. As a drawback, they usually require a lot of adaptation as they imply a lot of assumptions and rarely fit the reader’s own trading style exactly.
Informational websites. Sites like Wikipedia and Investopedia are great for learning about trading in general, technical indicators, charting ideas, etc. Although they seem to be an endless source of ideas, the knowledge base presented there is quite limited in fact.
Online communities. Traders’ interaction often ends up quite fruitfully. Specialized forums help them to form ideas resulting from the collective mind effort and brainstorming. Just do not get lost in a sea of ideas that can be overwhelming and full of
Webinars, conferences and expos. When people gather on something as big as an expo, they usually have something to share, to discuss and to come up with some collective opinion about. A trader seeking ideas for own strategy can learn tons of new stuff from his peers. Webinars, on the other hand, are less ‘communicative’ but offer a higher rate of information per unit of time than offline meetings.
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Watching the market closely. If you are a scalper, or just a frequent intraday trader, then constant market monitoring may bring up unexpected observations before you. Such observations, if systematized, can yield substantiation background for creation of a trading strategy.
Adapting stock and commodity trading systems. There are intrinsic differences between the stock market and the foreign exchange market. Commodity exchanges operate differently from the
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