A Few Q&A on the Premium Service
INTERMARKET INSIGHTS is the Premium service offering analysis, charts and signals, to which you can subscribe in this link: http://www.ashraflaidi.com/products/sub01/ Are Premium Insights the same as IMTs ? How to make sure you do NOT miss new Premium trades? Examples?
** PREMIUM INSIGHTS ARE NOT THE SAME AS INTRADAY MARKET THROUGHTS (IMTs) **
Intraday Market Thoughts (IMTs) are FREE previews and reviews released 2-3 times per day, aimed at preparing and summarizing traders of the day's more important events in G10 currencies. They are primarily written by and . Reading these IMTs every day provides a basic but consistent awareness of the fast-moving events in currencies. You can subscribe to these FREE IMTs via the newsletter (upper right corner of the website by registering for a username/password).
** HOW DO I KNOW WHEN PREMIUM INSIGHTS ARE UPDATED ? **
There are 3 ways to do this:
1. Premium subscribers can subscribe to the SMS Premium service. The SMS Premium alerts are messages sent to your mobile phone consisting of an Internet link (url) to the latest post of the Intermarket Premium Insight, which contains Premium trades, charts and technical/fundamental commentary. As long as you have your mobile device with you, this is the BEST WAY to ensure that you do not miss the latest release of the Premium trades (such as being away from your laptop).
EXAMPLE of an SMS ALERT:
2. We use the Intraday Market Thoughts (IMTs) to let recipients know that a new set of Premium trades are ready. You can subscribe to the IMTs newsletter FREE at the upper right corner of AshrafLaidi.com and you check on "Intraday Market Thoughts". These IMTs are written by Ashraf and his staff ( and ) – they go out 2-3 times per day to those who subscribe to them. Each time Ashraf completes the premium trades/analysis in the Intermarket Insights, he writes a short IMT alerting subscribers that the new trades are up and ready, including the direct link to the analysis/trades.
3. Each time the Premium Intermarket Insights are updated
** PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY & LIMITS/STOPS **
About 59%-63% of our trades hit all targets.
Our methodology tends to be on the conservative side. Some of our trades may have hit 99% of our target range before being stopped out and therefore will be categorized as stopped out even though they may have hit all but the last 5 or 8 pips of the limit range. Those trades we deem not have hit all targets are those which did not hit the full range of our limits (we use ranges for entry & limits but 1 single stop).
One example was a recent trade "(NEW) Long USDCAD between 1.0040-1.0080, for limit between 1.0110-1.0150, stop at 1.0000". The market went as high as 1.0148 before dropping back to 1.0040. If the market drops all the way back to 1.0000, then the trade will be deemed stopped out even though those who chose to take profit in the mid-range of our Limit (1.0110-1.0150) have exited at a profit. So in this case, we call this a trade a failure, and include in our losing trades.
Here is ANOTHER EXAMPLE: say we have a limit/target on short gold at 1720-1710 and gold drops from say 1750 to only as low as 1713 before rebounding to hit our stop, we would consider that trade to have been stopped out although it hit more than half of the range in our limit/range ie it did not go all the way to 1710. Therefore, such trade would go to our losing trades, while many may have used this as a winning trade had they set their targets between 1720 and 1713.
Due to the strict approach used, we judge some trades to have been stopped out when they may have in fact hit targets for several traders.
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