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Forex Trading Truth

You shouldn’t have to work your guts out for 50 years to have a comfortable retirement. But almost every human is brainwashed with this belief from birth..

Breaking free from the office job: fact or fantasy?

Trading for a Living

Trading for a Living: A Conversation with a New Trader. Is it really possible to give up the hated day job and trade forex for a living?

MetaTrader Market Scanner

MetaTrader Market Scanner

Hi traders, you may recall a recent post I did on Steve Norman’s site  entitled Free Forex Indicators You Can Trust. I’ve been checking out another service that Steve provides, the Market Omni Scanner. If you’ve been looking for free technical analysis software (and this one comes with an extremely cheap subscription to the premium […]


Guest Post From A Forex Swing Trader

I was recently contacted by a swing trader (Duane Shepherd) with an interesting methodology based around high probability Candlestick patterns on the daily and four hour charts. We exchanged a few emails and, in the spirit of AuthenticFX being primarily a forum for forex traders to discover their own, one unique strategy for trading the […]


AuthenticFX Forex Pivots Indicator

I’ve covered the basic mechanics behind forex pivot points in another post – Forex Pivot Points – and this particular post is to do with an update to the indicator that is available free in the members area. The updated indicator allows you to set any number of iterations for the individual pivot points, enabling […]

Free Forex Indicators

Free Forex Indicators You Can Trust…

There are those who swear by indicators and those who avoid them. Strict forex price action traders tend to avoid the use of any indicator. Other traders incorporate one or two favourites within a general price action framework. Obviously, this particular post is aimed at those who have at least a passing interest in using […]


Do Forex Trading Signals Help?

Can Forex Signals Help Navigate Stormy Trading Seas? The idea of having someone else trade for you, or some forex robot do at least a part of your trading, continues to appeal to some of us. I’ve covered the whys and wherefores of the subject elsewhere on the site, and you can follow the discussion […]

Forex Robots & Quant Traders

Can Automated Trading Strategies Work?

TO QUANT OR NOT TO QUANT? – Do you believe in the power of automation? Most traders nowadays would be aware of the concept of the Quant Trader. Wikipedia defines  a Quantitative Analyst or Quant as: “a person who specializes in the application of mathematical and statistical methods – such as numerical or quantitative techniques […]


Forex Candlestick Patterns PDF

There’s a bunch of posts on AuthenticFX about Forex Candlestick Patterns. If you wanted to have a good look through the best place to start might be The Forex Candlestick Chart which links out directly or indirectly to the rest. Recently I had the Candlestick Glossary chart, which can be viewed at Forex Candlestick Glossary, […]