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2013-11-08 02:38 GMT (or 03:38 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - Trade Balance]

if actual > forecast = good for currency (for CNY in our case)

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China Trade Surplus Rises Sharply As Exports Rebound

China's trade surplus more than doubled in October, boosted by a stronger-than-expected rebound in exports, data from the General Administration of Customs showed Friday, suggesting that the economic recovery is gaining traction.

The positive data will encourage Chinese leaders, gathering in Beijing this weekend for a key Communist Party meeting, to accelerate efforts to unlock another wave of economic reforms.

The trade surplus jumped to $31.1 billion in October from $15.21 billion in September. Economists expected an increase to $24.8 billion.

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Five Stocks Loved By Private Equity Firms

When we have a deeply distressed stock, and a bulldog investor that owns a huge stake in the stock, our chances of a positive outcome increases dramatically.

In running our screens for the first week of November, the following five stocks have hit our radar as high potential, deep value candidates, plus they all have the presence of a huge private equity firm:

1) Dice Holdings, Inc. (DHX) has a current share price $7.49. The $15 billion dollar private equity firm General Atlantic, LLC owns more than 15% of this stock.

2) Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp (NOR) has a current share price $3.04. Apollo Global Management, the $22 billion dollar private equity firm, owns more than 48% of NOR.

3) Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH) has a current share price of $6.00. The private equity firm Columbia Pacific Advisors owns more than 28% of this stock.

4) Sun Bancorp Inc. (SNBC) has a current share price $3.20. The private equity firm Invesco Private Capital owns more than 24%.

5) Exco Resources Inc. (XCO) has a current share price $5.41. The $15 billion dollar private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management owns more than 16% of this stock.

Five Stocks Loved By Private Equity Firms
Five Stocks Loved By Private Equity Firms
  • Bryan Rich
  • www.forbes.com
When we have a deeply distressed stock, and a bulldog investor that owns a huge stake in the stock, our chances of a positive outcome increases dramatically.
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Technical Analysis - EURUSD (adapted from dailyfx article)

EURUSD has broken the trend channel that defines action from the July low.

  • Significant levels (the channel in the current situation) are sometimes re-tested from the opposite side of the market. The underside of the channel crosses about 1.3475 to 1.3510 next week.
  • The previously uncovered 9/13 close was filled on Thursday and the EURUSD made an inside day on Friday. This combination is short term bullish.

Trading Strategy: I do not have a position at the moment. A week or so of upside into 1.3475-1.3510 might offer an opportunity to get short though.



The Importance of Gaps and Trading Australian Dollar Crosses
The Importance of Gaps and Trading Australian Dollar Crosses
  • Jamie Saettele, CMT
  • www.dailyfx.com
Significant levels (the channel in the current situation) are sometimes re-tested from the opposite side of the market. The underside of the channel crosses about 1.3475 to 1.3510 next week. -USDJPY traded above 99 (Oct high) and into the previously uncovered 9/20 close on Thursday. There is an uncovered close from the 10/25 close at 97.37...
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Technical Analysis - AUDUSD (adapted from dailyfx article)

AUDUSD has followed through on the reversal that ended the week of 10/25. 10/23 was the day of the top and an outside day reversal formed that day.
  • Bigger picture, the market broke from a symmetrical triangle the week that ended 5/17/2013. The recent top is just pips from that close level (with an outside day reversal on 10/23) and right at channel resistance.
  • The rally from the June low forms 2 converging lines and can be called a pennant. These patterns are often seen in the early stages of large bear markets.

Trading Strategy: Currently short. Original stop was .9550. Stop has been lowered to .9375. .9190-.9300 could produce consolidation / corrective activity.

AUDUSD Weekly :


The Importance of Gaps and Trading Australian Dollar Crosses
The Importance of Gaps and Trading Australian Dollar Crosses
  • Jamie Saettele, CMT
  • www.dailyfx.com
Significant levels (the channel in the current situation) are sometimes re-tested from the opposite side of the market. The underside of the channel crosses about 1.3475 to 1.3510 next week. -USDJPY traded above 99 (Oct high) and into the previously uncovered 9/20 close on Thursday. There is an uncovered close from the 10/25 close at 97.37...
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Australian Dollar Looks to China Plenum to Inform RBA Outlook

Fundamental Forecast for Australian Dollar: Neutral

  • Aussie Dollar Looks to China Plenum Outcome to Set Tone for the Week Ahead
  • Risk Sentiment a Key Aussie Catalyst as “Fed-Speak” Drives QE “Taper” Outlook
Australian Dollar Looks to China Plenum to Inform RBA Outlook
Australian Dollar Looks to China Plenum to Inform RBA Outlook
  • Ilya Spivak
  • www.dailyfx.com
The Australian Dollar faces heavy weekend event risk as over 300 Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang gather for the third Plenum, a sit-down of the ruling party’s top brass that typically focuses on economic policy. Comments from Yu Zhengsheng, the number-four ranked politician in the current administration...
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Why is losing necessary? (adapted from How to Lose Properly article)

Point blank – you don’t know the future. Neither does any other person on the planet Earth.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t forecast price movements; millions of people do this every day through banks, hedge funds, and as retail traders. But rather, you have to see each trade as an idea, or an opportunity; and like many opportunities in life, this idea simply may not work and you have to be able to do the correct thing when you get to that point.

And the only correct thing to do when you realize you are wrong is to cease being wrong and start being right! The way to be right is to close the position.

I know this can be difficult to close a trade that's already eaten into you; after all – if you liked the idea at your entry price, and it moves against you – the idea might look even better at a cheaper price!
How to Lose Properly
How to Lose Properly
  • James Stanley
  • www.dailyfx.com
The only thing that a trader can ever really be assured of is the fact that they are going to take losses. It’s an inevitable part of the game. Most new traders try to avoid this, and they try to manage their losing positions in the hope that the trade might come back to break-even – if only so that they don’t have to see a loss. But...
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How to Lose Properly (adapted from How to Lose Properly article)

Losing properly may sound somewhat oxymoronic to the new trader; but I assure you, it is a necessary trait that WILL be learned by anyone that will eventually find trading success.
Otherwise, the potential to hit a land mine with that one idea that just doesn’t work out is always there; and eventually the trader will hit that land mine and blow up multiple small winning trades with just one big loser… just like we saw in The Number One Mistake FX Traders Make.

How to Lose Properly
How to Lose Properly
  • James Stanley
  • www.dailyfx.com
The only thing that a trader can ever really be assured of is the fact that they are going to take losses. It’s an inevitable part of the game. Most new traders try to avoid this, and they try to manage their losing positions in the hope that the trade might come back to break-even – if only so that they don’t have to see a loss. But...
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Always Use a Stop (adapted from How to Lose Properly article)

The thesis of the number one mistake traders make is also the first step in losing properly. Always set a stop.
Anytime you open a position, setting the stop should take place directly after that. This should become automatic. Open a position – set the stop.
This means that you don’t have to scramble to decide where to cut the bleeding when you’ve realized your idea is wrong, which is never really a fun, positive experience.
This also allows you to set your risk at the outset of the trade. You can draw your proverbial ‘line in the sand,’ so that if your idea is proven wrong, you can cut it before the loss becomes unbearable.
This means that when entering the position, you can specify the maximum amount you would like to risk on this one idea. You can use a percentage of your equity, such as saying ‘I’m willing to risk 1% of my equity on this trade.’
You can then multiple your equity by ‘.01’ and that gives you a ‘stop amount.’ You can then take the stop amount, and divide this by your pip cost – and this gives you a stop based in number of pips from your entry.

How to Lose Properly
How to Lose Properly
  • James Stanley
  • www.dailyfx.com
The only thing that a trader can ever really be assured of is the fact that they are going to take losses. It’s an inevitable part of the game. Most new traders try to avoid this, and they try to manage their losing positions in the hope that the trade might come back to break-even – if only so that they don’t have to see a loss. But...
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Never throw good money after bad (adapted from How to Lose Properly article)

After you’ve set your stop on the trade, you’ve defined the maximum that you are willing to lose on this idea.
After doing this, the trader’s job is to hold the line. That means that if prices move towards your stop, you DO NOT move it further against yourself, hoping that miraculously the extra stop distance you’re giving the position makes the difference between winning and losing.

If you move your stop deeper against you (giving the trade more ‘room’ to work), you’re essentially throwing more good money after an idea that has already shown you unfavorable results.

Why would you do this? You can easily employ that capital that you’re risking on the wider stop into an entirely new trade idea that has not yet shown you failure.

I see this time and again from new trader, simply unwilling to admit that they were wrong and it rarely works out favorably. Even if it does work out favorably once, or twice, the same thing in our initial example will eventually happen: The position will move against the trader until, eventually, the trader’s capital is exhausted on ONE BAD TRADE.

A further point to this is adding to positions. Many traders will add another position to an already losing position under the presumption that they are ‘scaling in.’

This is not scaling in. This is throwing good money after bad.

Scaling in is planned beforehand; and is strategic. In most cases, many professional traders are ONLY scaling into winning positions. I covered this type of logic in How to Scale in to Positions. This is position trading, and in my and many other trader’s opinions – this is the only way to properly build a position.

Traders want to look to scale in to winning positions :


How to Lose Properly
How to Lose Properly
  • James Stanley
  • www.dailyfx.com
The only thing that a trader can ever really be assured of is the fact that they are going to take losses. It’s an inevitable part of the game. Most new traders try to avoid this, and they try to manage their losing positions in the hope that the trade might come back to break-even – if only so that they don’t have to see a loss. But...
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Utilize Break-Even Stops (adapted from How to Lose Properly article)

So, even after you learn how to lose – it is still going to stink. But eventually you become numb to the feeling. It always stinks, but after you gain some experience you begin to realize that it’s inevitable and just a cost of doing business.

One way that losing can be mitigated is through trade management.
A primary reason that so many traders would take such small gains and such large losses in The Number One Mistake Forex Traders Make is default human nature. Human beings are, for the most part, scared to lose.
Just think about the last time you were in a trade. If the position moved against you, many people think ‘well, I’ll let this one work to see if it can come back to my entry price. I’ll hang on for just a little bit longer, and if it gets to even a 5 pip gain I’ll close it out quickly.’
This is greed – when in fact the trader should be fearful (the position has, up to that point, been a failure).
On the other hand, think of opening your platform in the morning and realizing you have a small gain that didn’t quite hit your profit target. Most people will look at that and say ‘well, I’ll close it out just so this thing doesn’t move against me, and becomes a loser.’
This is fear – when, in fact, the trader should be greedy. This position has shown you success! You’ve been proven right! These are the situations where you want to let the trade work with the goal of taking more profits out of the market.


This way, if the trade moves against you, you can be taken out for no gain, and no loss. This can save you the amount you had initially put up to risk on the position.
Further, this can allow the trade to work while you carry a clean conscious that, at the very least, your initial equity is no longer exposed on the position.

How to Lose Properly
How to Lose Properly
  • James Stanley
  • www.dailyfx.com
The only thing that a trader can ever really be assured of is the fact that they are going to take losses. It’s an inevitable part of the game. Most new traders try to avoid this, and they try to manage their losing positions in the hope that the trade might come back to break-even – if only so that they don’t have to see a loss. But...