Forex News – A Simple Way to Use the News For Bigger Profits

Here we will look at a simple way to use Forex news for bigger profits and it involves the reaction to the news not the news itself. Let’s take a look at the strategy…

We all have the same news to look at but we all have our own opinion on it and we all draw different conclusions from it.

People should never try and figure out how bullish or bearish the news is because it’s not the news by itself that’s important, its trader’s reaction to it that is. News is just opinions and stories and while we have faster, better and more in depth news than ever, the ratio of winners to losers remains the same as it did in yester year, so it hasn’t helped more traders win. News reflects the majority opinion as well and don’t forget the majority is normally wrong.

Markets always collapse, when there most bullish and rally when there most bearish, so trying to trade news stories is of no use but you can trade the news in a different way; by seeing how traders react to it and then executing your trading signal accordingly.

For example, if bullish news fails to push a market higher, this is indicating that prices will probably go the other way as the story is discounted and all you do is look at some chart resistance above the price and sell.

You will often here the old saying, buy the “rumour sell the fact” and it’s very true and trading the reaction to the news is far more effective than trying to figure out how bullish the story is – that’s just your point of view!

Will Rodgers once said “I only believe what I read in the papers” and he of course was joking but numerous traders try to work out how bullish or bearish a piece of news is which is impossible, when they should just look at the price reaction to it, to determine where prices may go next.

Look at how traders react to the news not the news itself, use technical levels to time your trading signals and you will find yourself trading confidently, against the losing majority and enjoying currency trading success.

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Digital Photography – Filters – Part II

Texturizing filters
These filters are similar to Rendering filters in three-dimensional modelling programs. For example, lighting effects simulate a light shining on the image, and by altering the “surface” of the image, the light appears to give the image a texture. These filters make heavy demands on the computer and you may find large files cannot be processed if the machine does not have enough RAM.Distortion filters
In essence, Distortion filters work by changing the position of a pixel in an image by moving its value onto another pixel while leaving the original colour and brightness information intact. The key point here is that the distance the pixel value is moved depends on its original position.Art Materials filters
Filters that imitate the effects of artists’ materials can be very-rewarding. Different software packages approach this class of filter with varying degrees of success – ultimately, a filter that applies its effects in an indiscriminate manner across an image is not as versatile as building up effects by hand. However, they do provide quick solutions: the trick is in selecting the right type of image to work on. Choose those with simple outlines and clear shapes that do not rely on intricate details.Crosshatch
This filter is often more effective when it is applied to black and white images, as it mimics the strokes used by artists to cover an area in tone. You need to experiment with different settings for length of stroke and other features (above). You have a choice of applying another filter to improve the Art Materials filter’s appearance or to change the image to a black and white. Another option with an image such as the one here, is to print it onto highly textured paper. If you select the right paper stock, the interaction of the crosshatched strokes and the texture of the paper can create a very real impression of an artist’s work.

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Why You Should Swap the Gym for the Great Outdoors

Sick of spending time in sweaty, crowded gyms? Why not turn to the great outdoors. Not only will using mother nature as your fitness playground look to save you money but studies have proven it is better for your health.Cycling in the UK is easy, fun and accessible to everyone. Here are five good reasons to grab your trainers, mount your bike and head for the hills:1. Rocket your levels of Vitamin D. With many of us trapped in the confines of our office for the majority of the day, don’t put yourself back into a small, confined space such as a gym after work. Sunlight on your skin (we aren’t talking sun worshipping here) sparks vitamin D production, which has been suggested to fight a magnitude of conditions from osteoporosis and cancer to depression and heart attacks. Try to combine this limited sun exposure with a good source of vitamin D supplements to secure a healthy regime.2. Work yourself harder! Instead of sitting on a stationary spin bike why not grab your mountain bike and head for some off-road cycling, which will test you against the elements and push your body to its limits. If you make getting outside a goal, that should mean less time in front of the television and computer and more time walking and doing other things that put the body in motion.3. Improve your concentration Multiple studies have found that children with ADHD focus better after being outdoors. Spending some time in a ‘green’ setting such as parks or gardens reduces symptoms of ADHD when compared to time spent indoors. The findings have been consistent regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, region or severity of diagnosis. So if you find you have trouble concentrating why not try some outdoor activity to help you focus.4. Prevent Injuries. Exercising on a natural surface can have tremendous benefit on your musculoskeletal system. In order to continue to improve musculoskeletal health uneven or natural terrain like grass fields, trails, hills, and other obstacles should be tackled. This can significantly decrease the risk of foot, ankle and knee injuries.5. Get that happy feeling. According to Dr. Andrew Lepp at Kent State University, outdoor activities can prevent and reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and offer a sense of challenge and adventure. So if active outside pursuits replace inactive slumps in front of the TV, it might also mean more smiles.

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