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Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
May 2, 2014 15:52
I am aware that many in the Middle East trade 400-1 but i have not allowed for it in the poll due to tech reasons.

One guy said 1000-1


Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
May 2, 2014 15:21
Vote: 50-1

50-1 is a decent middle ground between leverage and being able to sleep at night.

Obviously, your account's survival rate can be boosted by how much of your account is tied to open trades. If no more than 20% is used in positions then leverage may not be as crucial as if you were using 70% of your account.

Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
May 1, 2014 19:51
Remember margin debt? what I wrote in

January 2008

October 2008

and today
http://ashraflaidi.com/articles/falling-nyse-margin-debt-not-yet-a-sell


Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
May 1, 2014 16:55
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Apr 15, 2014 0:59
In Thread: EUR

Draghi's ECB has found a new toy called "jawboning".

It will try experimenting with it and drive traders a bit crazy.

Once traders get realize there are no more tricks, they'll send it shooting upwards to test any new tricks.

1.4080-1.4120 is increasing possibility.


Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Apr 15, 2014 0:55
In Thread: JPY
Djellal,

Interesting targets. Care to give a timeframe?

In the long term, yen crosses and yields are seen going down not up. But i still have a few longs in USDJPY for my personal account.

Higher confidence trades remain Aussie crosses and GBPUSD

Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Apr 2, 2014 23:02
In Thread: EUR
Thanks for posting Djellal.

None of the "big" bank currency strategists know why ECB has not acted.

None of the "big" bank currency strategists know why they got their USD forecast wrong in Q1.

As I said many times before, Draghi wants to keep "hands off" mode as long as there is no crisis and no rising bond yields. So why resort to unusual policies such as QE or negative rates when Germans are opposed to these unless there is an emergency.

SO far, there is no emergency, and 0.5% CPI is not emergency.

Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Apr 2, 2014 11:57
City Index tops FXWeek’s 3-month & 1-month rankings of currency forecasts, ahead of banks & competitors.
http://twitpic.com/e03agt


Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Mar 31, 2014 12:27
Forget about the correlation between copper and the Aussie.

Here's WHEAT - AUSSIE

And APRIL SEASONALITY
http://www.cityindex.co.uk/market-analysis/market-news/26643842014/aussie-boost-from-wheat-prices/?cid=0000215115


Ashraf
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
Posts: 0
4 years ago
Mar 28, 2014 10:06
In Thread: EUR

On Sunday, UK clocks go forward. GMT stays 4hrs ahead of ET (New York), while BST (London) becomes 5 hrs ahead of ET #clocksforward


Ashraf