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    [Forex] - Trader Scouting and Prop Firms Overview and Comparison

    Scouting programs have grown in popularity in recent years and many are holding themselves out as full fledged prop firms. Let's dig into what they are, where they fit in this industry, and their advantages and disadvantages. A trader scouting program is one that evaluates potential traders...
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    Brokers for Canadians

    Brokers for Canadians Canadians have two main directions they can go when selecting a broker, and both come with trade-offs; "Onshore" Brokers Brokers with offices physically in Canada and who are registered and licensed by Canadian regulatory authorities (IIROC.) These brokers will typically...
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    /r/algotrading's hall of fame threads

    As some of you know, I also mod for /r/algotrading on reddit. Recently I called out for community submissions for a "hall of fame" on /r/algotrading. Members responded with the threads they felt significantly contributed to their own progress, or were otherwise great resources for the...
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    First 20 Trades Commission Free for Aussie / Asia Clients - Promo is back at Pepperstone! (June 2020)

    Pepperstone has extended a promo in Australia and most of Asia (including Singapore, China,) called "Zero commission. Infinite opportunities" and are offering $0 commission on your first 20 trades (for new clients.) This is a great way to test out Pepperstone's execution quality without paying...
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    HOWTO: (Easily) install the latest Metatrader 4 (MT4) on Linux Mint 19

    Previous versions of Linux Mint HOWTOs: HOWTO: (Easily) install the latest Metatrader 4 (MT4) on Linux Mint 18.2 ---------------------- Written for Linux Mint 19.3 MetaTrader 4 is a Windows based application, however, it can be installed on Linux Mint 19 and other Linux distributions with the...
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    Recommended Books for FOREX Trading in 2020

    Almost weekly--be it on reddit's /r/forex, other forums, or in our trader's chatroom--I come across aspiring Forex traders asking this question: "What are some good books to get started or increase my skills?" So I put together this list of recommended books for easy reference that's relevant...
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    HOWTO: (Easily) Install the Latest Metatrader 4 (MT4) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    Previous Ubuntu HOWTOs: HOWTO: (Easily) Install the Latest Metatrader 4 (MT4) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS HOWTO Easily install the latest MT4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS HOWTO Easily install the latest MT4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS -------------------------------------------------------------------- MetaTrader 4...
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    Pepperstone adds Spread Betting (tax free accounts) for UK Residents

    Pepperstone has added Spread Betting accounts to their UK division. Spread Betting accounts are a tax sheltered for some UK residents who trade. That means UK residents can profit tax-free in this registered account type. I believe the account is akin to Pepperstone's Standard account, since...
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    How is everyone making out with all this volatility?

    How is everyone making out with all this volatility? Pay attention, times like this provide some of the best trading conditions. Size down if the volatility is too much for you, but keep on trading. Any success stories? Any failures? How's the market treating you?
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    First post moderation is now active..

    Despite some aggressive spam filters, once in a while a spam bot still gets through and makes a post. So I've implemented first post moderation for all new members. This means that new members can still post, but their posts will need to be reviewed and approved by staff before becoming public...
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    HOWTO install Oanda Desktop (fxTrade) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Debain

    This HOWTO is for installing Oanda Desktop / fxTrade on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Debian. Previously, you could launch Oanda's fxTrade directly from your browser in Linux so long as you had the right Java version and browser plugin installed. However, Oanda created a new web based...
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    Pepperstone Promo: First 20 Trades Commission Free for New Users

    Pepperstone --who in my experience has some of the best customer service and execution quality out there-- is running a promotion where new users get their first 20 trades commission free: 20 Free Trades - Pepperstone Not bad at all for anyone who wants to try out a new brokerage. I was a...
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    Recommended Books for Algo Trading in 2020

    Almost weekly--be it on reddit's /r/algotrading, other forums, or in our trader's chatroom--I come across aspiring algo traders asking this question: "What are some good books to get started with algo trading?" So I put together this list of recommended books for easy reference that's relevant...
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    How to acquire free historical Tick and Bar data for algo trading and backtesting in 2020! [Stocks, Forex, and Crypto Currency]

    I noticed that many guides or lists of tick data sources were out of date, broken, or otherwise not working, so I decided to make an updated list with modern sources for use as a resource with the algo trading community. I will also keep this up to date as new sources appear and old sources...
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    The "best" Forex platforms for a demo/practice account? (MT4, MT5 and cTrader)

    I'm often asked about which broker is best to 'DEMO' on when first learning forex. Here's the thing: demo will not prepare you for live trading. You'll still be learning when you go live. However, it's important you know the basics and even more so that you know how to operate any given...
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    BuildAlpha - Algo / Systematic Strategy Generation and Testing Tool

    Been using this software for a few years now and love the work that David has done. Build Alpha The idea behind it is placing a fast and robust backtesting engine behind an interface that lets you rapidly test out ideas without having to code it yourself. Now, the main focus of the software...
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    The Robust Trader - Algos Trading and Training

    I came across The Robust Trader just now and noticed they are in the algo trading service space and seem to be accessible to retail traders. They mostly focus on Algorithmic Trading and offer a subscription service. It appears to be based mostly around Easy Language / MultiCharts but they may...
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    How to setup Twitter to stream the latest FX and Economic news for 2020 and 2021!

    People often ask me questions like "what just happened to the pound?", "why did EUR/JPY just take a dive?", or "what made gold spike up?" and I thought I'd put together a little tutorial that might help traders stay atop of breaking economic news. Before anything else, if you're not actively...
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    Liquidity Providing and Pure Arbitrage with XRP (and other crypto) on Coinfield

    I’m about to talk about something most traders would keep a secret as long as possible. I’m about to explain, in detail, how even a small retail trader can take advantage of market making and arbitrage strategies in crypto markets. And it starts with a Canadian crypto exchange named Coinfield…...
  20. jack

    FXGears now on Instagram!

    https://www.instagram.com/fxgears/ @FXGears Be some of the first followers of the official FXGears instagram account! Content will mostly be satire, some motivational stuff, and some trading advice! Once enough followers build up we will be linking back to threads that are worth a read!
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