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Fran S.

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Trading Systems Analyst using robust statistical methods including Monte Carlo resampling. I've been trading my own account for the last 18 years and became a full-time trader in 2013. I hold a degree in Telecommunications Engineering by Univ. Autónoma de Madrid, and a Master in Business Administration and Marketing by Univ. de A Coruña. Skills: System Analysis, Money management, risk, and position sizing.

Facebook’s Libra: Banks Waking Up from Their Slumber

The irruption of Libra seems to have wakened up banking executives from their indifferent stance on the bitcoin and the crypto world. Although rumours...

Everything BTC Fans should know about Bitcoin Halving

Bitcoin has been surging this year and is up 151%. Right now is close to the psychological $10,000 level. Some news articles call for...

Libra: How Much Privacy can We Expect?

Libra Pseudonymous Operation Last Tuesday Facebook, through the Libra.org Association web page, unveiled to the World its Libra project, a cryptocurrency aimed to be global, stable...

Facebook Met with The FED about Libra

According to a recently released article by Coindesk, Jerome Powell said Wednesday that representatives of Social Media leading behemoth  Facebook met with the Federal Reserve...

Libra Facing Political Challenges

Libra Unveiled Yesterday morning Facebook’s ambitious adventure into the cryptocurrency world was uncovered: Libra was announced worldwide with the aim to be a global currency...

Uncovering Calibra – The Motor Behind Facebook’s Libra

Libra Yesterday Facebook’s Libra.org Foundation uncovered Libra, the brand-new cryptocurrency soon-to-become, as they say, a global currency for commerce and services and a new no-cost...

Facebook Creates its own Token for Libra Investors

Facebook Uncovers a Second Crypto Asset: The Libra Investment Token   The Pillars of the New Coin The announcement of the Libra cryptocurrency is based on three pillars,...

Libra Coin White Paper Review

  “Libra’s mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people.” Today Libra.org has open to the public Libra’s...

What We Know About Libra, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

What we know about Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency   Facebook has revealed last month it had been secretly developing its own cryptocurrency – Libra- for at...

A Plan For a New Trader VII – Money Management &...

The Money Management Task We have arrived at the key task of trading job: Managing wealth through position size. But to effectively do this critical task,...

Bitcoin Moving Above $9,000 Again – What’s New About it?

Bitcoin is back above $9,000. So what's new about it and what can we expect for the coming days? var tradingview_embed_options = {}; tradingview_embed_options.width = '100%'; tradingview_embed_options.height...

A Plan For a New Trader VI – Entries and Exits

The Patterns and our Mind People who have no experience in trading usually try to learn as many entry signals and setups as possible. Then,...

Why Size Matters?

The Most Important Factor Most people think that the most crucial characteristic of a trading strategy is per cent winners and net profit. But they...

A Plan For a New Trader V – Two Handy Indicators

Indicators, What are they? Indicators are computerised technical studies. It means that their values are derived from the price using mathematical formulas and plotting its...

Technical Indicators – The Moving Average

What is a Moving Average? An average is the mean value of a set of values. it is computed adding all values and dividing by the...

A Plan For a New Trader I V – Price Action

What is Price Action? Price action deals with the interpretation of the action of the price and the underlying psychology of the market analysing the patterns price...

BTCUSD Daily Chart Harami Shows Bullish Strengh

Last week BTCUSD the price of the Bitcoin had a two-day drop from about $8,800 down $7,427. Then, it retraced for three days and...

USDJPY – Corrective Action. Which Will be the Next Impulsive Wave

After a prolonged downward trend with several impulsive and corrective legs, we see on the 4H chart that the price is following an expanding...

A Plan for a New Trader III: Choosing the Right TimeFrame

Timeframe or Bar Range Timeframe is the term used to define how long the bar or candlestick last before another candlestick appears. Many traders don’t...

A Plan for a New Trader II: Trading Calendar and Basket...

1.- Trading Calendar Every evening you must analyse the economic news releases and Central Bank speeches related to the assets you're going to trade. The...

A Plan For a New Trader I – Introduction and Sketch

A Newbie in the Court Of the Golden King Recently, I was thinking about what would I tell a friend if he told me he wanted...

GOLD Update: Fake Reversal

Gold Back to Bullish? Gold has made yesterday what analysts considered a trend reversal, by creating, together with the former two candles an Evening Star...

Daily Brief, Jun 6 -Focus on Europe and US

Todays Main Events on the Economic Calendar: EUROPE: GDP, Employment and ECB Interest rates USA:  Balance, Initial Jobless Claims, Labour Costs   { "colorTheme": "light", "isTransparent":...

Update on Crude WTI: Volatility Shrink, Tight Range: How to Profit?

Crude Oil WTI price has been travelling downwards since May 21. June has stabilised the price in a tight range between $53.4 and $53.7....

Update on Gold: Bullishness Continues

  Gold 1H chart shows a clear breakout from a sideways channel. After the impulsive movement, the price had two consolidation candles, and the last...

Daily FX Brief, June 5 – EU and US Markit PMI...

Our main focus today: German Markit Services PMI 9:55 GMT EU Markit Services PMI10:00 GMT EU PPI 11:00 GMT EU Retail Sales 11:00 US...

How Slippage Happens and How to be Protected Against it

Slippage Slippage is the term we use to describe the difference between the expected price of a trade and the real figure at which it...

Ditto’s Guide to Spread Cost Optimisation

The Costs of the Trade People get into the trading business to get a second income, imagining successful trades, high profits and growing equity. Usually,...

EURGBP Update: The Bullish Strength is Back

Yesterday the EURGBP seemed to start a retracement, after a nice bullish leg. The 4H chart showing a key reversal figure and the indicators pointing...

The Nature of Risk and Opportunity

The Nature of risk and opportunity To help us in the task of exploring and finding a sound trading system, we’ll examine the features of...

EURGBP Losing Steam!

Daily Chart var tradingview_embed_options = {}; tradingview_embed_options.width = '100%'; tradingview_embed_options.height = '350'; tradingview_embed_options.chart = 'MxJekjFs'; new TradingView.chart(tradingview_embed_options); Chart 1 - EURGBP Daily...

June 3-7 Weekly Review of Interesting Opportunities

Hello, Here is my technical review of the pairs for the coming week. On these reviews, I'm not going to use price action, except for...

Designing a Trading System: The Backtester and the Data

The Environment Developing a trading system nowadays involves some kind of developing platform able to backtest and optimise the parameters of the strategy in hand. There...

Designing a Trading System: Trading Ideas

  Introduction The figure on the left shows our proposed flowchart of the steps needed in the design of a trading system Click on it to...

Designing a Trading System – Find the Critical Key Factors to...

Critical Features for a Perfect System Systems are things that work by themselves. Van K. Tharp defined in reference to how McDonald's business works says: A...

Candlestick Continuation Patterns Nobody Really Knows About

Introduction There are times to buy, times to sell, and time to rest, Japanese wisdom byte - source: Steve Nison. The most critical candlestick formations are reversal...

What is a Bar and What it Tells Us?

Bar Anatomy A bar is a summary of what happened in a time lapse on a graph. Time lapses vary from one minute to a...

Let’s Add The Linear Regression Indicator to Your MT4!

Linear Regression Indicator (LRI) Linear Regression Indicator helps us in identifying new trends. It is similar to moving averages. LRI should not be confused with...

Can we Really Make Profits using Two Simple Moving Averages?

SMA Crossover Strategy with a twist Currently, traders use moving averages to smooth the price noise. An average behaves as a filter, removing the fast...

Trading With Three-line Break Charts

The trade is your friend. That is the famous saying. Traders are continually looking for methods to get in the right trend early and...

Everything We Need to Know to Start Using Renko Charts

Renko Charts seems to start becoming the hot topic of many trading communities and internet groups. What is a Renko Chart? A Renko chart is another...

Wave Projection Forecasts Using Cynthia Kase’s Methods

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra Cynthia Kase and Forecasting This is our second article in which we discuss Cynthia Kase’s excellent...

Let’s talk About MT4’s Momentum Indicator

  There are several indicators that traders can use to maximize their profits. Today, in this lesson we will learn what the momentum indicator is,...

How Can Volatility be Used to Build a Trading Strategy

  Statistics Overview Statistics is the part of mathematics that deals with the accumulated information about a data collection. Usually, the collection characteristics cannot be described...

How to Profit from Momentum Indicator?

Buy or Sell That is the Question Traders basically use two approaches to address the market action, even when trading with the primary trend. The more...

The Six Kase Behavioral Laws of Forecasting

Cynthia Kase is a famous Commodities and Futures trader, president of the Kase & Company Inc.  She wrote a couple of books on technical...

EURUSD Following the Path in its Descending Channel, Anyone Short?

The Setup The EURUSD is moving in a descending channel whose limits has been respecting so far. The last leg down hit the 1.11366 floor and...

Explaining the Statistical Information of the MT4 Strategy Tester

The Trading Simulator A good Trading Platform always includes a Trading Simulator that takes a trading system's rules and, applying them, calculates simulated paper-trades in...

Why the MAE and MFE Concepts Matter

Maximum Adverse Excursion We are prepared to trade. We know our signals are profitable long term. The system delivers a long or short signal and...

How to Rob a Bank while Everybody is Watching?

On May 7th unknown attackers had penetrated into one of the most popular crypto-exchanges and stole 7,070.9 bitcoin from their hot wallet. At that time,...