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How Do I Get Started Investing?

Trading discipline or lack thereof. Trading discipline is 90 percent of the game. 
The formula is very simple:Trade with discipline and you will succeed;
Trade without discipline and you will fail.
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The U.S. Dollar.(USD) The United States dollar is the world's main currency - an universal
to evaluate any other currency traded on Forex. All currencies are generally quoted in U.S. dollar
Under conditions of international economic and political unrest, the U.S. dollar is the main safe-
currency, which was proven particularly well during the Southeast Asian crisis of 1997-1998.As it was indicated, the U.S. dollar became the leading currency toward the end of the Second World War along the Breton Woods Accord, as the other currencies were virtually pegged against it. The introduction of the euro in 1999 reduced the dollar's importance only marginally.
The other major currencies traded against the U.S. dollar are the euro, Japanese yen, British
pound, and Swiss franc.                    
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USD Economic Indicators

The Euro. (EUR)The euro was designed to become the premier currency in trading by simply being
quoted in American terms. Like the U.S. dollar, the euro has a strong international presence
stemming from members of the European Monetary Union. The currency remains plagued by unequal
growth, high unemployment, and government resistance to structural changes. The pair was also weighed
in 1999 and 2000 by outflows from foreign investors, particularly Japanese, who were forced to liquidate
their losing investments in euro-denominated assets. Moreover, European money managers rebalanced
their portfolios and reduced their euro exposure as their needs for hedging currency risk in Europe

EUR  Economic Indicators

The Japanese Yen.(YEN) The Japanese yen is the third most traded currency in the world; it has a
much smaller international presence than the U.S. dollar or the euro. The yen is very liquid around the
world, practically around the clock. The natural demand to trade the yen concentrated mostly among the
Japanese keiretsu, the economic and financial conglomerates. The yen is much more sensitive to the
fortunes of the Nikkei index, the Japanese stock market, and the real estate market.
The British Pound.(GBP) Until the end of World War II, the pound was the currency of reference.
The currency is heavily traded against the euro and the U.S. dollar, but has a spotty presence against other
currencies. Prior to the introduction of the euro, both the pound benefited from any doubts about the
currency convergence. After the introduction of the euro, Bank of England is attempting to bring the high
U.K. rates closer to the lower rates in the euro zone. The pound could join the euro in the early 2000s,
provided that the U.K. referendum is positive.

UK Economic Indicators

The Swiss Franc.(CHF) The Swiss franc is the only currency of a major European country that
belongs neither to the European Monetary Union nor to the G-7 countries. Although the Swiss economy
is relatively small, the Swiss franc is one of the four major currencies, closely resembling the strength
and quality of the Swiss economy and finance. Switzerland has a very close economic relationship with
Germany, and thus to the euro zone. Therefore, in terms of political uncertainty in the East, the Swiss
franc is favored generally over the euro.
Typically, it is believed that the Swiss franc is a stable currency. Actually, from a foreign
exchange point of view, the Swiss franc closely resembles the patterns of the euro, but lacks its liquidity.
As the demand for it exceeds supply, the Swiss franc can be more volatile than the euro.

CHF Economic Indicators

The NEW ZEALAND. DOLLAR(NZD) With the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, both Australia and NZ converted the mostly-fixed foreign exchange regimes to a moving peg against the US dollar.In September 1974, Australia moved to a peg against a basket of currencies called the trade weighted index (TWI) in an effort to reduce fluctuations associated with its peg to the US dollar.
The peg to the TWI was changed to a moving peg in November 1976, causing the actual value of the peg to be periodically adjusted.Since the late 1990s, and certainly since the end of the Cold War the US dollar has had less and less overall influence over the value of both the NZD and AUD against other currencies.

NZD Economic Indicators

The CANADIAN. DOLLAR(CAD) On September 28, 2007, the Canadian dollar closed above the U.S. dollar for the first time in 30 years, at US$1.0052. On November 7, 2007, it hit US$1.1024 during trading, a modern-day high after China announced it would diversify its US$1.43 trillion foreign exchange reserve away from the U.S. dollar. By November 30, however, the Canadian dollar was once again at par with the U.S. dollar, and on December 4, the dollar had retreated back to US$0.98, through a cut in interest rates made by the Bank of Canada due to concerns about exports to the U.S. (The dollar has been as high as US$2.78, reached on 11 July 1864 after the United States had temporarily abandoned the gold standard.)
Due to its soaring value and new record highs, the Canadian dollar was named the Canadian Newsmaker of the Year for 2007 by the Canadian edition of Time magazine

CAD Economic Indicators

The AUSTRAILIAN. DOLLAR(AUD) Currently the sixth-most-traded currency in the world foreign exchange markets behind the US dollar, the euro, the yen, the pound sterling, and the Swiss franc, accounting for over 6% of worldwide foreign-exchange transactions. The Australian dollar is popular with currency traders due to comparatively high interest rates in Australia, the relative freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the general stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the prevailing view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle.

AUD Economic Indicators

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#42192   USD Index Update Midday Asia April 11th 2014 sparkplug19 04/10/14 11:05:24 PM
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#42188   Trading Forex in a Tight Market messikhan 03/23/14 01:44:18 AM
#42187   Lets call another N/U short charger 03/13/14 12:25:42 AM
#42186   Do you have Asteroids? charger 02/27/14 01:20:11 AM
#42185   Lmao. Yep, thought I left stocks because of clamper 02/26/14 01:49:08 AM
#42184   I hear you buddy! Not sure why I charger 02/26/14 01:41:26 AM
#42183   Yep. But news can't trump there need to clamper 02/26/14 01:31:29 AM
#42182   Hardest thing about 4X is that news trumps charger 02/26/14 01:17:24 AM
#42181   I'm not gonna hate but i know what clamper 02/26/14 01:09:33 AM
#42180   FYI clamper! If you look at the other charger 02/26/14 12:59:44 AM
#42179   Lol, no worries. Not tryin to mirror your clamper 02/26/14 12:57:27 AM
#42178   TDI, Change the trade signal line indicator to charger 02/26/14 12:48:47 AM
#42177   Not looking to have people spend there hard charger 02/26/14 12:44:51 AM
#42176   Interesting chart charger, you like the TDI indicator? clamper 02/25/14 11:13:29 PM
#42175   Yea I'm down 50 pips on a day clamper 02/25/14 11:05:04 PM
#42174   N/U(1H)Anyone who is losing money on this probably charger 02/25/14 01:50:27 AM
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#42171   check out this board...all about forex Joe1984 12/21/13 12:42:08 PM
#42170   anyone know were i can get info on enc 12/21/13 12:04:51 PM
#42168   ECB policy makers would reduce the rate for Jester_Vandalay 11/20/13 06:33:17 PM
#42167   I'll be very short!!! aversion 11/19/13 03:44:31 PM
#42166   Nice what the old gov did again. Kitt Proimos 10/18/13 03:29:10 PM
#42165   Hi Kitt, welcome back bud, Wildbilly 09/05/13 09:22:58 PM
#42164   Hi folks. Been away for awhile. Kitt Proimos 09/05/13 09:17:37 AM
#42163   Well I learned a lot about Martin Armstrong Capitalist 08/12/13 02:39:23 PM
#42161   Looks like there's an entire book on models Capitalist 08/07/13 03:04:00 PM
#42160   If you guys truly want to educate yourselves, ElderWolf 08/06/13 10:36:02 PM
#42159   This is the point in time to place Ataglance2 06/21/13 12:34:13 PM
#42158   We need 100 SUCCESSFUL Traders!! treymanda 05/24/13 07:53:36 PM
#42157   You're probably on the right track! I wasted jrbscrazy 05/23/13 09:14:31 AM
#42156   I stopped all the statistical searches long ago Capitalist 05/22/13 04:35:36 PM
#42155   Interesting... xero90 05/21/13 07:16:09 PM
#42154   Hanging in there anyway. I still do a jrbscrazy 05/21/13 04:00:24 PM
#42153   Long time no read! Sounds like you're Capitalist 05/21/13 03:35:02 PM
#42152   I'm doing well. Finished school, now i'm working jrbscrazy 05/20/13 01:55:20 PM
#42151   Just watching our early day predictions come Ataglance2 05/19/13 04:00:14 PM
#42150   How's it going around here these days! Good jrbscrazy 05/13/13 04:06:12 PM
#42149   Bitcoin could replace the Dollar, Euro, Yen, and Big_Money_Upward 05/06/13 09:28:37 AM
#42148   Gotcha. I haven't taken the time to follow ElderWolf 05/01/13 03:18:32 PM
#42147   There have been a rash of lower than Capitalist 05/01/13 02:34:45 PM
#42146   Entered the EUR/USD on Feb. 20th at 1.3232. ElderWolf 04/30/13 09:02:08 PM
#42145   I find myself getting impatient at times. It ElderWolf 04/30/13 03:33:34 AM
#42144   We're testing the 65 week moving average as ElderWolf 04/29/13 02:38:47 PM
#42143   It will. Europe hasn't even BEGUN to Capitalist 04/22/13 02:25:35 PM
#42142   Shit Glancy. You're suppose to make the eur ElderWolf 04/20/13 12:16:55 AM
#42141   Dollar losing reserve currency status? Crazy. We're not ElderWolf 04/15/13 09:55:53 PM
#42140   Ya, Wearing rose colors glasses again .. ;) I've got the Ataglance2 04/11/13 04:07:48 PM