Weekly COT Report: AUD Net Shorts Increase Again

USD aggregated net long positions increases 10.3% to 26.9Bln
EUR net spec shorts increases 10.3% to 13.8Bln
JPY short positioning increases 8.2% to 8.8Bln
AUD net shorts increases 123.1% to 700.2Mln

Morning Report: EUR Gaps As Greek Concerns Escalate

The EURUSD gapped down over the weekend and fell below 1.12 after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras went on the offensive, seemingly pushing back against the latest offer from the International Monetary Fund, European Union and the European Central Bank announcing a bank holiday, capital controls, referendum on bailout July 5, Reuters reports cash machines running dry, long gas queues. The euro fell to 1.053 in Asian trade

Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

Coming up this week in Trader Lifestyle: upgrade your camera in time for National Camera Day and get kitted out with the latest cycling gadgets ahead of the Tour de France. Plus, which cool new gadget will be the star of this week’s Littlefish Loves?

DecaPip Weekly: 28/06/2015

In this weeks DecaPip Weekly edition we bring you the best Support and Resistance levels for the upcoming Forex trading week against a backdrop of unprecedented events.

Week Ahead: Trading Outlook

EUR: German CPI – Monday, German Unemployment Change& Rate, EuroZone CPI – Tuesday, Greek IMF Repayment Date
USD: Consumer Confidence – Tuesday, ISM Manufacturing – Wednesday, Non-Farm Payrolls , Unemployment Rate – Thursday
CAD: GDP – Tuesday

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

This week in Five Lessons Learnt, find out how to undo email mishaps, how much it would cost you to buy Wikipedia, why Taylor Swift is about to save the world and why you shouldn’t mess with people’s pets…

Viral Videos of the Week

In this week’s best viral videos, watch hoverboards, rock climbers, flying cats, human traffic lights and angry divorcees in action… Enjoy!

DecaPip Daily: GREXIT Edition

For this edition of the DecaPip Daily I intend to focus on the EURUSD currency pair exclusively due to the extraordinary events unfolding in Greece…

Morning Report: Mind The (Greece) Gap

USD stagnant, despite better US income and spending data; trades sideways in slow NY session; USD ends Thursday slightly lower; odds for one rate hike by year-end stays at 76%. EUR, Dax flat; Greece marginally higher. Caution is advised on holdingg sizeable positions into the weekend with the potential for GAPS on weekend headline risk regarding Greece.

Acceptance Of The Forex Mind

It was a long time in my Forex trading career when I found Acceptance of my Trading mind was one of the keys to unlocking my success in the Forex Markets.And a crucial part of discovering the profitable trader within me.

EURJPY Analysis

I wanted to take a quick look at the EURJPY which is caught in an interesting crossfire at the moment.
Despite the sprawling saga surrounding the situation in Greece which has been a key theme in markets this year, EURJPY has actually enjoyed a rather emphatic move to the upside over the last two months, having bottomed in in April with 126 lows, the pair is now sitting over 10% higher having challenged the 140 handle this month.

Top 10 Ways to Take a Break from Trading

As all traders will know – sometimes, trading can take over your life. And overworking and getting burned out will not help your trading strategy. In fact, it will probably hurt it. So heed this warning and make time for a break from the charts – here are our top 10 ways to take a break from trading to give you some ideas…

Your Best Trading Book Is Your Own Trading Book

There are a few practices that consistently separate winning traders from the losers. True, there is an incredible diversity of winning strategies, approaches, and personalities, and winning traders do and act in very different ways. However, we when look at and talk to consistently profitable traders, we start to see a few common threads. There are some things that winners do that losing traders often ignore. Keeping a trading journal, of some kind, is one of those practices.

DecaPip Daily: 25/06/2015

In this edition of the DecaPip Daily I would like to turn our focus to the AUDNZD currency cross pair.

Morning Report: Greek Debt Deal Grinds On

Markets reverse Tuesdays price action on Wednesday; Greece markets lower, drags equity markets down, pushes EURUSD up; debt settlement talks continue and will likely go to the wire before some sort of fudged deal is put in place.

Littlefish Loves: Credistand

Credistand – the portable smartphone stand that fits neatly into your wallet.

Morning Report: USD Bid On Better Data

USD caught a bid as Fed Gov Powell talks higher rates, sees two hikes this year; FX reaction exceeds debt market interpretation of the same headlines as FX markets remain very sensitive to headline driven price action in the current environment

DecaPip Daily: 24/06/2015

In today’s DecaPip Daily column I would like to put the spotlight on the EURUSD currency and also the GBPUSD.

Trend Lines: The Basics

With all this talk of trends many new traders can feel a little overwhelmed if they can’t identify the trend when they look at the chart so it’s important to always get a solid grip on some of the basic technical analysis tools that can help you to quickly assess a) if there is a trend and b) in which direction is it headed.

Video: Trend Lines – The Basics

Given the recent addition of our new feature “DecaPip” which features the work of an experienced professional trader who uses a system of unique trend lines to trade, I thought it would be a good idea to recap some of the basics with trend lines.

The LFX Guide to: Festivals

If you’re heading off to a summer festival this year, make sure you read our handy survival guide first…

Morning Report: Greek Deal Getting Close EUR Going Lower

The emergency EU summit last night provided a glimpse of hope despite failing to reach a deal, the gap between Greek officials and its creditors seems to have narrowed, bringing short term element of optimism to the markets. The reactions in EURUSD was relatively more muted however, initially reaching a high of 1.1411 before giving back its gains and consolidating around the 1.1340/60 region

DecaPip Daily: 23/06/2015

In this edition of the DecaPip daily i would like to focus exclusively on the EURGBP currency pair.

This particular pair is moving in a very tight price range and also still trading inside a valid Head & Shoulders patterns.

Introducing: Live Trading Room

Following feedback from our readers and course-users, we have decided to launch a Littlefish FX Live Trading Room. To celebrate the launch of the LTR, we will be hosting FREE introductory sessions, giving anyone the chance to pop in and put your Forex trading questions to our traders and analysts…

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Weekly COT Report: USD Longs decreased further

CFTC COT Data

US Dollar net long position $24.5 Billion, decreases 31%
Net Australian Dollar short $314 Million, decreases 71%
Net Japanese Yen short position $8.2 Billion, decreases 30%
Net Euro short position $12.6 Billion, decreases 35%

Morning Report: Greece Deal Gaining Momentum

All eyes will be on the emergency EU summit today. Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras made a counter proposal on Sunday to its creditors, hoping to break the deadlock before Athens runs out of cash. Euro appears bid this morning as EU official calls the proposal “good basis for progress”, increasing expectation for a break though.

DecaPip Weekly: 22/06/2015

Introduction to DecaPip Welcome to our newest feature; DecaPip. The concept is simple: our professional market technician, with an exceptional system, showcases his own daily Support and Resistance levels across a broad spectrum of FX currency pairs. Please note: the featured Support and Resistance levels are not trading recommendations by Littlefish FX, but a guide … Continue reading DecaPip Weekly: 22/06/2015

Week Ahead: Trading Outlook

Key Events This Week: June 22nd – June 26th

USD: Durable Goods – Tues
JPY: CPI Friday

Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

Coming up this week in Trader Lifestyle: the LFX Guide to Festivals, ways to take a break from trading, plus our usual updates on the latest gadgets, news, viral videos and more.

Forex Week In Review

All eyes were on the FOMC meeting this week with only the very slightest of outside chances that the Fed would move on rates, the main concern was the press conference and the Fed’s guidance on the lift-off date along with it’s view on economic improvement since the last meeting. On both counts the Fed was found dovish and markets were quick to unwind any USD longs held into the meeting.

Viral Videos of the Week

In our favourite viral videos of this week: Arnold Schwarzenegger pranking fans, downhill skilling (virtual reality style), Frisbee fails, the right way to crowd walk and how to eat breakfast in Japan…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

This week in Five Lessons Learnt, find out how you can find the perfect house, why tea breaks are becoming a thing of the past and what your dad really wants for Father’s Day…

Morning Report: Yet Another Weekend Of Greek Risk

Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avoid a default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped since Greece and its creditors remain deadlocked over the repayment.

DecaPip Daily: 19/06/2015

In today’s DecaPip I would like to focus on the EURUSD and the EURJPY.

Best Stop Loss & Profit Target Methods

For a lot of new traders the big focus is often the question of “where do I enter the market?” and whilst it’s true that getting in at the right time is key, it is not the be-all and end-all of trading. Any experienced trader will tell you that knowing where to put your stops and how to set your profit targets is just as important, if not more so, than knowing when to enter.

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Now accepting clients for Altair Managed Account

So we finally got round to it; we are going to launch a limited managed account proposition in Q3 2015 based on the systems we offer to our higher end clients. We’re calling it the Altair Managed Account, by Savernake Capital…

Morning Report: Yellen Deflates Dollar Bulls

USD on the back foot as Fed downgrades 2015 GDP, rate path; dovish tone sends rate hike odds lower; Fed sees two hikes by year end, futures market sees only 82% of one hike.

Best Events of Summer 2015

Summer is almost here, so step away from those charts for a second and make sure you’ve got these dates in your diaries. From the biggest sporting events, race days and festivals to the inaugural European Games, you won’t want to miss out…

DecaPip Daily: 18/06/2015

Today’s DecaPip Daily will be featuring GBPUSD and AUSUSD.

Littlefish Loves: June Intelligent Oven

Can’t cook, won’t cook? Not to worry, June Intelligent Oven has the answer.

Morning Report: All Eyes On Yellen

Headline risk day with the FOMC meeting the key event. Buoyed by improving data (including May payrolls and retail sales data), and by tentative signs of a pick ­up in wages, markets think the Fed will indicate that the first rate hike is getting closer, and that the first Fed move will be in September.

DecaPip Daily: 17/062015

With Today’s DecaPip daily I thought I would bring to you a USDollar special
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Forecasts & Stop Losses

I wanted to raise a slightly more light hearted topic in this article. Whilst you will hear us often comment at Littlefish that the big problem with the majority of retail traders is that they get their forecasts and trades wrong, today I want to demonstrate to you something that should lift your spirits a bit if you are still in the camp of getting it wrong.

Alternative Investments

At Littlefish FX, along with providing Forex trading education and analysis, we also design and build cutting edge trading systems for prop, managed account and hedge fund businesses. The nature of what we do means that we are privileged to interact with some of the best (and, it must be said, the not so good) … Continue reading Alternative Investments

Video: NinjaTrader Charting Trick

Just a really brief NinjaTrader instructional video to answer a few emails received about the ATR Boundaries article and how I set the chart up to show Daily indicators on H4 price chart.

Trend Trading With MACD & Order Flow: MetaStock webinar

In this live webinar, James Harte takes a look at a really great method for helping you identify the trend and how to gain entry and capture big moves with reduced risk…

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Support & Resistance Trading Using Order Flow: Littlefish FX & NinjaTrader webinar

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry and FX Analyst James Harte hosted a Forex webinar for NinjaTrader recently, discussing Support & Resistance Trading Using Order Flow. Watch it here…

Watch Littlefish interviewed at FX Street

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry was a guest in Dale Pinkert’s FX Analysis Room over at FXStreet.com earlier this year. Incase you missed it, you can catch the full interview here…

LFX/NinjaTrader Webinar: Order Book trading secrets

Back in 2013, Littlefish FX’s very own Sam Barry gave a NinjaTrader Webinar on Order Book trading secrets. Didn’t catch it? Fear not, NinjaTrader were kind enough to record it all in full, so here it is again for your viewing pleasure…

The LFX Guide to: Race Days

Royal Ascot is well underway – so what better time to bring you our guide to the best race days of the year, from the most anticipated competitions to family fun days? Don’t forget to check out our top tips for where to stay, what to eat and where to watch the action…

Morning Report: Euro Grinds Higher Despite Greece

Market Commentary   The EUR erased its losses and staged a fight back overnight as the shock of the failed negotiation between Greece and its creditors over the weekend faded. EURUSD closed surprisingly higher overnight despite European stocks being hit. The pair seems supported this morning consolidating on the topside of yesterday’s range at the … Continue reading Morning Report: Euro Grinds Higher Despite Greece

Here Is What To Do Around Reports & Macro Events

For most traders, the valuable lessons come from thinking about what you are or are not going to do around these reports. There are a several possibilities, and, as always, it is important to understand the tradeoffs. Every choice you make in trading is like moving a pawn in chess: you strengthen something at the cost of weakening something else, these seemingly tiny moves can make all the difference between winning and losing, and, in most cases, you can’t undo what you’ve already done.

5 Forex News Events You Need To Know

In the fast moving world of currency markets where huge moves can seemingly come from nowhere, it is extremely important for new traders to learn about the various economic indicators and news releases that shape the markets. Indeed, quickly getting a handle on which data to look out for, what it means, and how to trade it can see new traders quickly become far more profitable and sets up the road to long term success…

Try our Forex trading course: with indicators, trading plans & strategies!

Our Forex course provides you with all the trading plans, indicators and strategies required to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Order Flow trading techniques successfully used by the traders here at Littlefish FX…

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Week Ahead: Trader Lifestyle

Coming up this week in Trader Lifestyle: the LFX Guide to Race Days, all the summer events you need to know about plus our usual updates on the latest gadgets, news, viral videos and more. Read on to get involved…

Five Lessons Learnt This Week

In this week’s Five Lessons Learnt, find out why older doesn’t necessarily mean wiser, why the tablet world is going super sized and why there’s no getting out of examinations…

Viral Videos of the Week: Dance Special

This week’s Viral Videos are all about the dance moves – from a 60-year-old hip hop ninja to a mini Aretha Franklin. Watch and learn…

A Better Way To Use ATR

To make the ATR a little easier to use and more visually accessible for spotting trade setups, we came up with an indicator which is a slight tweak on the ATR.

Video: GBPUSD Order Flow Trader With Multi-Timeframe Analysis

In this video LFX Analyst James Harte takes a look GBPUSD and how you can create really profitable trading opportunities using a multi-timeframe approach to the Order Flow Trader signals.
A great step by step look at exactly how you can trade this method with entry ideas, stop placement and trade management showing you how you can build longer term positions from low risk entry points.

Littlefish Loves: Here

Here is the new active listening system that lets you tune out the sounds you don’t want to listen to and turn up the ones you do. Pretty cool stuff…

COT Implied Positions Indicator: new to the Forex Mastercourse!

One of the indicators we have added to the course which has received some of the most positive feedback is the exciting COT Implied Positions indicator, the only one of its type on the market…

5 Order Flow Trading Strategies You Must Try Today

We at Littlefish FX have developed an indicator which tracks the flow and volume of Banks & institutions in the markets and generates signals offering the opportunity to align with these directional flows…

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A-Z of the Baku 2015 European Games

The inaugural European Games kick off in Baku on Friday 12th June. Here’s our lowdown on everything you need to know, from new sports and athletes to watch to the background to the games and the events you won’t want to miss…

The LFX Guide To: Father’s Day Presents 2015

In case you didn’t know, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June – get it in your diaries before you forget. And if you need a gift idea, don’t worry – we’ve picked out all the best Father’s Day presents so you don’t have to.

Combine Littlefish FX indicators to maximise earning potential

Littlefish FX CEO Sam Barry gives a short tutorial on getting the most out of our market-leading indicators, including; Order Flow Trader, Psych Indicator & COT Indicator…

Back Testing, Forward Testing and Mathematical Nonsense

“The problem in this market place at the moment is there are a lot of systems out there built on very little, that don’t actually work.” CEO Sam Barry offers his thoughts on why…

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Free Forex analysis for brokers

Forex brokers – provide a helping hand to your clients! Here at Littlefish FX, we pride ourselves on being able to help the little fish of Forex guide their way through its vast $4bn ocean. With our educational materials and daily analysis, we provide our readers with the insight and information they require to be … Continue reading Free Forex analysis for brokers

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Back to the Future

Imagine a scenario where a concept you dreamt up nine years ago finally becomes a reality? That’s the remarkable situation I find myself in now, as here at LFX we begin to implement a design and concept I built when I first started this project many moons ago…

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Forex Trading Course

Designed for FX traders of all experience, our Forex Trading Course covers everything from FX basics all the way through to Order Flow techniques and strategies used to trade millions. Alongside 24 chapters (+ bonus) of comprehensive educational material, we provide you with all the trading plans, indicators and strategies required to gain a comprehensive … Continue reading Forex Trading Course

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An Intro to Quant Models: Part 1

Over the past few years Quants have had a lot of attention and primarily, in my opinion, bad press. I have no intention of setting the record straight (it’s honestly the only time in my life I could consider myself anything close to a bad boy so I’m taking it…). However, what I thought I would do is give you a bit of insight into what we do in the bowl to unlock a little bit of the mystery around Quants and these “evil” algorithms…

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Greece has the strongest hand

On Thursday, the Greek finance minister tweeted out an opinion piece. It’s quite a brave move from a political figure, and an interesting one. If this was a game of poker, I’d definitely want Greece’s hand right now as opposed to any other European Country or the ECB…

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An Intro to Quant Models: Part 5

In his final part from his series on building quant models, CEO Sam Barry discusses measuring performance…

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An Intro to Quant Models: Part 4

Following on from my last article on the types of trading strategies we can really use in quant systems, I want to talk to you about building them – and then managing risk…

An Intro to Quant Models: Part 3

In the third part of his series on quant models, CEO Sam Barry talks through the different types of quant trading strategies used here at Littlefish FX…

An Intro to Quant Models: Part 2

In the second article on his series on quant models, CEO Sam Barry talks through the different models used at Littlefish FX, including strategy (engine), risk and cost models…

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Letter from the CEO: 2014 in review

As we wind down for Christmas I thought it would be nice once again to do an open letter to all of you, reviewing our year here at Littlefish as well as the trading year, and looking forward to next year…

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Trader Lifestyle Affiliates Directory

This is your one-stop shop for all of our Trader Lifestyle affiliates and the great offers and deals we have available for Littlefish FX readers. Instacart Instacart is a grocery delivery service that’ll get your food delivered to you in as little as an hour – their fastest delivery to date took just 12 minutes! … Continue reading Trader Lifestyle Affiliates Directory

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Beat the news junkies: use order flow

With the markets ever increasingly becoming news junkies it’s becoming more and more interesting to see that trend following seems to be back in fashion. The concept is almost counter intuitive, news junkie surely results in violent breakouts and reversals…

Book Club

Introducing our LFX Book Club, the essential reading list for all traders – whether you’re brand new to trading or a seasoned pro. From reference books and essential guides to memoirs and biographies of notorious traders, if there’s a trading lesson to be learnt, it’s here. Don’t have time to get through them all? Download … Continue reading Book Club

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Retail investors’ portal iNVEZZ launches crowd funding campaign

Our friends over at iNVEZZ – the comparison and review investment portal – have launched a campaign on crowd funding site Crowdcube. The innovative online company is raising investment capital for the development of unique new features, and you can meet and grill the co-founders at their live London pitch on July 30th…

The key remains to follow the flow

John Plender wrote an interesting and short piece in the FT last week, and I suggest you read it…

Buy: Indicators, Courses & Strategies

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RTAS System Insight Part 4: Rebaselining & Conclusion

The fourth and concluding part in our series of articles by CEO Sam Barry talking about the RTAS System and addressing some of the most common questions and feedback from inquisitive Littlefish FX readers…

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Bespoke Forex Trading Systems, Indicators & Hosting

Bespoke Forex Trading Systems – jump to Bespoke Forex Indicators – jump to NinjaTrader/MT4 Signal Hosting Attention all prop, managed account, hedge fund and fund businesses – here at Littlefish FX we are offering bespoke black box development based on our patented in-house order book systems. A full trading system – unique to you Based … Continue reading Bespoke Forex Trading Systems, Indicators & Hosting

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RTAS System Insight Part 3: Creating our Portfolio

Now lets consider where the difference lie between systems. A good example may be that a fund or Hedgefund is looking for 25% to 30% returns per annum, 1:5 leverage with ultra low drawdowns, but is not concerned with number of open trades and allows hedging structures…

RTAS System Insight Part 2: Strategy building

Once we have the idea, the concept then turned to how do we build component based systems so that we can either produce long dated consistent systems or manipulate components for certain conditions or system specifications…

RTAS System Insight Part 1: Order Flow

To start with, I’d like give you all a bit of insight into how we build systems and therefore a little insight into the RTAS system as it finalises its rebaselining…

Littlefish Shark School

Want a trading job at Littlefish FX? Do you have what it takes to become a trading shark? We are looking for our next generation of traders. Familiar with the “turtle trading” concept of several years ago? Well let us introduce to you the Littlefish FX trading concept. We are looking for people to outperform … Continue reading Littlefish Shark School

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Buffett on Investing

“If you can enjoy Saturdays and Sundays without looking at stock prices, give it a try on weekdays.” Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway holders is definitely worth a read. Short on time? Fear not, we’ve pulled out the best lines here…

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Live Trading Room

Welcome to the Live Trading Room. Available to LFX customers and specifically tailored for those who have purchased our Littlefish FX Mastercourse, you’ll be able to speak directly with the LFX trading team who will help answer your questions, provide some insight into current market moves, and discuss trades and ideas they are looking at. … Continue reading Live Trading Room

Forex Trading Courses

Attention class! Launching very soon are our full selection of Forex courses, including: Getting Started with Forex, Order Book Systems, COT Report, Intraday Breakout Strategy and plenty more. All courses are free to all members (of course!) and we’ll send you an email when they become available. Click for more info…

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