Update to ForexOnTop

June 26, 2007

Update was performed on http://www.forexontop.com this evening. Rankings are up-to-date.  It seems like the only thing I'm keeping up to date these days.

Latest Update to Most Visited Forex Websites

June 19, 2007

The latest update to Forex On Top is complete.  The number of sites listed are approaching 300.  I better get in gear because Forex Project has dropped 3 spots to #28.  You can see the latest results at http://www.forexontop.com.  

If your site is not listed, fill out the following form to get ranked: http://www.forexontop.com/add_forex_website.php 

Currency Manipulation

June 19, 2007

The IMF or International Monetary Fund has launched a surveillance system on exchange rate policies in an effort to prevent currency manipulation.  Three countries, China, Iran, and Egypt did not support the IMF's forex changes.  Supposedly, the IMF uses cutting edge methodologies to access exchange rate levels.

You can read more on IMF's website:

Missing Person Report

June 19, 2007

I have been missing in action since my last post, 15 days ago.  I needed a breather from blogging and trading.  I don't like the fact that I've been neglecting the site nor the emails I've been receiving considering the time and work I've put in over the last two years.  I'd hate to throw it all away.  Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing if this is just a temporary spurt of motivation or if this is the beginning of the end.

I did trade live last week and managed to produce my best weekly return this year, a little over 2% of my total account balance.  I'm only trading the GBP/USD and haven't been following any other pairs.  If you asked me what the USD/JPY was trading at right now, I'd tell you that I didn't have a clue.  Who knows if last week's return was nothing but luck; I'd like to think that it wasn't or if it was at least a combination of skill and luck.

I just wanted to say that I am alive and slowly trying to get back into the thing I've been so involved and immersed in for two years now, trading forex and blogging.  I know I said that I'd give myself at least 5 years to develop into a "real" trader, but if I've lost the motivation and drive to accomplish the goal of trading for a living, it's probably best I give it up.   I'm not at that point yet but trading the last 5 months has been very trying and I'm just being honest and practical about everything at this point.  After all, I also have a full-time job that needs attending.  

I'd also like to thank Nikhil for his recent email encouraging me to not give up.  Here it is:

Please continue with your forexproject blog…. you’re doing a great job.
Never give up… it takes at least 2 years to master forex trading…
Think of your losses as the cost of learning forex trading. Trade with mini lots until the 2 years is over. 

Here are some ideas:
Try Carry Trading…. I have trades from a year ago which are still paying me interest…
Try Forex Options … great for event trading
Try Scalping…. pip at a time… get out of a trade after you make 5pips
Try Crosses…. they are more trending and less volatile than the majors
Try Gold Trading…. the other “currency”….
Try Buy-and-Hold…. look at long term trends and take mini lots.
Try Diversification …. put mini lots on multiple currencies to hedge your trade.
You have only touched the tip of the ice berg with regards to currency trading.

Don’t quit…

May Trading Contest Winners

June 3, 2007

The May forex trading contest is over.  Congratulations to the winners of $50 Amazon gift certificates.  Winners, please email me at rich@forexproject.com with your email address.  You will receive your gift certificate via email.

1st category is Aggressive Trading

The trader with the highest portfolio return % in the month of May with a maximum drawdown greater than 10% but less than 20%.

WINNER is ALEX with a return of 50.82% and maximum drawdown of -17.13%.

2nd category is Conservative Trading

The trader with the highest portfolio return % in the month of May with a maximum drawdown greater than 5% but less than 10%.

WINNER is QLAUN with a return of 76.53% and maximum drawdown of -6.54%.

3rd category is Money Manager

The trader with the highest portfolio return % in the month of May with a maximum drawdown less than 5%.

WINNER is Got Gas Money2? with a return of 23.52% and maximum drawdown of -4.13%.


Forex4H who placed 2nd in Conservative Trading category with a return of 27.96%.

Black Day who wouldn't have placed due to a maximum drawdown of -25.25%.  Nevertheless, he had a return of 27.12%.

Milton placed 2nd in the Money Manager category with only a maximum drawdown of -2.94% and a return of 16.17%.

Show me the money  placed 3rd in the Money Manager category with an impressive maximum drawdown of -1.41% and a return of 8.56%.

kiwipedia placed 4th in the Money Manager category with the lowest maximum drawdown of all traders -.65% and a return of 4.31%.

me.  Not notable but I'll mention it anyway.   I ended May at -5.53% with a maximum drawdown of -1.51%.