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by Learning101
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

Hi,

Thank you for this and you have certainly not rained on my parade at all.

I would never risk anything until I was fully comfortable with the basics to begin with.

Thanks again

Mark
by Learning101
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

Trading is a zero sum game. The aggregate return of traders is zero, the shifting back and forth generates nothing in aggregate... worse it has fees/spread costs that have to be overcome, starting the trader with a negative expectation at every trade. The more trading going on, the more fees genera...
by Learning101
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

One place to start in sussing out the unknown unknowns would be the half-dozen publications from the CFTC warning investors about different aspects of the forex market. The CFTC has very limited power to regulate forex for the same reasons that nobody else can really do so, but they are at least ab...
by Learning101
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

I am not a trader, but I have a keen interest in financial markets, so I'm aware of some of the trading systems people have used. I would classify these like so: 1) price action based. This would be trend following, chartists (e.g. RSI, floor/ceiling, chart patterns, etc.), or any of the weird syst...
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

I am not a trader, but I have a keen interest in financial markets, so I'm aware of some of the trading systems people have used. I would classify these like so: 1) price action based. This would be trend following, chartists (e.g. RSI, floor/ceiling, chart patterns, etc.), or any of the weird syst...
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

I provided professional services to a major FX dealer for over 20 years. It was common knowledge that non-professional FX traders rarely make money. I knew of one FX dealer that specialized in servicing retail FX traders. That dealer was constantly struggling to recruit new retail clients, as about...
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

Sadly, they have pretty poor reviews which has turned me off but I think it would be un-ethical to mention company names. It seems to me it would be unethical to NOT mention the company name. You are turned off by it, per your research. What's with that? Why even post this thread? The reason I post...
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

runner3081 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 am
I did this with some play money for a year or so. Made low 4 figures. It was fun hobby when I worked from home. Now that I am in the office, no time for it.
Thank you
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:16 am
How many supercomputers have you got? How many mathematicians? A mug’s game unless the answer to the questions is at least 1 and 1.
Many thanks
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

Cyclesafe wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:14 am
No offense, seriously. There's smart money and dumb money.

A partial forex play is non-hedged foreign investments.
Thank you for taking the time to respond
by Learning101
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Forex Trading

Jags4186 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 am
Loser’s game. Good luck.
Thank you for the response
by Learning101
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Forex Trading
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Forex Trading

Dear all, I have posted in the wrong place by mistake in the past but I hope I have found the correct section. This question is nothing to do with passive investments in face quiet the opposite, however, I have noticed that their are some investment savvy people on this site that have always given g...
by Learning101
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: UK Bond ETF allocation options
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Re: UK Bond ETF allocation options

Dear Sir,

Thank you for the response and useful information.

Regards,

Mark
by Learning101
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: UK Bond ETF allocation options
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Re: UK Bond ETF allocation options

Hi,

This is an interesting article. Slightly off topic but I am learning that many products mentioned in books etc (I am an avid reader) are not always available to us here in the UK and when you are a beginner it is not always straight forward.

Best regards
by Learning101
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Hi, Sorry for the confusion what I meant to say was Index trackers where the work is done for you but the polite lady on here prior to this post has answered that for me. It was the first question I would really like some advice on please as I am struggling to know what the rate of return is on an i...
by Learning101
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Thank you for the response and again please accept my apologises for posting in the wrong place which was unintentional.

Mark
by Learning101
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]
Replies: 41
Views: 25649

Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]

Sorry posting in the wrong place!
by Learning101
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]

[Moved into this thread from: Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread --admin LadyGeek] Dear all, Thank you for the assistance so far which is much appreciated. I have a few more basic questions if I may please: 1. When in-putting the rate of return into the excel function, how do you know what the ra...
by Learning101
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]
Replies: 41
Views: 25649

Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread

Dear Woodspinner,

Thank you for the swift response and the link.

Regards,

Mark :happy
by Learning101
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread [White Coat Investor]
Replies: 41
Views: 25649

Re: EmergDoc's Investing Plan Thread

Dear Sir,

Thank you for sharing the steps on making an investment plan, sorry to be a wally but please could you provide me a further example of section 2-B using the FV on Excel as I have only just purchased this to calculate how much is needed.

Thank you in advance.
by Learning101
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Dear all, I am brand new on here so please forgive me if my question is amateur or even stupid to some of you. I am a huge fan of Jack Bogles books which I have to admit I stumbled across by chance after reading one of Tony Robbins books on wealth. My question is can anyone advise me on a tool / re...
by Learning101
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

if your goal is retirement, there is an interesting blog post at mr. money mustache that shows how much to save to retire in a certain number of years (which assumes earning 5% after inflation during accumulation phase and withdrawal rate of 4% a year, though with flexibility during recessions): ht...
by Learning101
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Okie77 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:32 am
Keep it simple:

A good start is saving 15% of your total gross income. Increasing with raises, bonuses etc. As the years go by.
Thank you for this and sorry for the very late reply!
by Learning101
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Dear all, I am brand new on here so please forgive me if my question is amateur or even stupid to some of you. I am a huge fan of Jack Bogles books which I have to admit I stumbled across by chance after reading one of Tony Robbins books on wealth. My question is can anyone advise me on a tool / re...
by Learning101
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

billerickson wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:09 am
Portfolio Charts is a great tool for this. You can select one of their pre-built portfolios, or use their Portfolio Growth calculator with a custom portfolio you define.
Thank you for replying
by Learning101
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

FireCalc is a good tool. FIrst thing to remember is there's no way to predict the future. It may or may not be like the past. FireCalc gets around this dilemma by running a simulation using past data to calculate many possible future outcomes. It then gives you a probability of success on meeting y...
by Learning101
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Personal investment plans

Ron Scott wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:51 am
Welcome!

Bankrate has a bunch of calculators you might want to try: https://www.bankrate.com/calculators/in ... ators.aspx
This great thank you!
by Learning101
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Personal investment plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Personal investment plans

[Thread updated, see below. --admin LadyGeek] Dear all, I am brand new on here so please forgive me if my question is amateur or even stupid to some of you. I am a huge fan of Jack Bogles books which I have to admit I stumbled across by chance after reading one of Tony Robbins books on wealth. My q...