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As discussed, all clients of United Mutual must qualify as Wholesale, and as such are assumed to have a good understanding of FX Markets and how they work, along with the use and consequences of margin and leverage. However, it never hurts to ‘brush up’, and we’ve therefore produced this document which summarizes the basics of Forex trading. Please note, United Mutual does NOT trade the ‘traditional’ way, and as such many of the topics and comments following are not applicable to our trading. When you read this document, keep in mind that our system and algorithm is unique in its application. www.unitedmutual.com.au Page 1 Forex Basics What is FOREX? The Foreign Exchange market - also referred to as "FOREX", "Forex", "Retail forex", "FX", "Spot FX" or just "Spot" - is the largest financial market in the world, with a volume of over $4 trillion a day. If you compare that to the $25 billion a day volume that the New York Stock Exchange trades, you can easily see how enormous the Foreign Exchange really is. It equates to more than three times the total amount of the stocks and futures markets combined! What is traded on the Foreign Exchange market? The simple answer is money. Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and the selling of another. Currencies are traded through a broker or dealer, and are traded in pairs; for example the euro and the US dollar (EUR/USD) or the British pound and the Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY). Because you're not buying anything physical, this kind of trading can be confusing. Think of buying a currency as buying a share in a particular country. When you buy the Japanese Yen, you are in effect buying a share in the Japanese economy, as the price of the currency is a direct reflection of what the market thinks about the current and future health of the Japanese economy. In general, the exchange rate of a currency versus other currencies is a reflection of the condition of that country's economy, compared to the other countries' economies. Unlike other financial markets like the New York Stock Exchange or the ASX, the Forex spot market has neither a physical location nor a central exchange. The Forex market is considered an Over-the-Counter (OTC) or 'Interbank' market, due to the fact that the entire market is run electronically, within a network of banks, continuously over a 24-hour period. Until the late 1990's, only the "big guys" could play this game. The initial requirement was that you could trade only if you had about ten to fifty million bucks to start with. Forex was originally intended to be used by bankers, large institutions, and commercial accounts only. However, because of the rise of the Internet, online Forex trading firms are now able to offer trading accounts to smaller traders like us. However, the reality is to trade FX with adequate risk management, a large account is still required. Despite many websites, brokers and ‘education’ companies telling you otherwise, trading FX the traditional way – that is, trying to pick the direction correctly – is as close to a...
When I started trading I felt overwhelmed because of all the information available on the Internet, I didn’t know which one was credible and which one to ignore. Well, I’ve done the hard work for you and cut off everything that isn’t useful, and only include information that will actually help you better understand the Forex market. Here we go: 1. Print the Free Forex trading guide for Beginner Traders (Yes, print it down). 2. Open a FREE demo account and download a FREE charting package. Get familiar with it, open your demo account with MetaTrader 4, it’s the most popular charting package and it’s pretty easy to use. Open a demo account and charting here: http://clk.atdmt.com/FXM/go/331877443/direct/01/ 3. Read the Forex Course for beginner traders. At this course you will learn everything about the basics, technical and fundamental analysis and more. You can access the course from this link: http://www.straightforex.com/courses/course/view.php?id=2 3.1 Take the tests of the course. To access the tests you need to register first. Register here: http://www.straightforex.com/courses/login/signup.php 4. Read the Forex Course for advanced traders. At this course you will go through advanced topics such as risk and trade management, position sizing and more. Access the course here: http://www.straightforex.com/advanced-course/course/view.php?id=8 4.1 Take the quizzes of the course. To access the quizzes you need to register first. Register here: http://www.straightforex.com/advanced-course/login/signup.php 5. Develop a Trading System. You need to develop a system that fits your trading style, risk profile, trade personality, etc. You can combine the technical indicators, candlesticks, and other tools reviewed at both courses. You need to have simple and concrete rules. 5.1 Demo trade your system. Using your demo account, test your system, it’s important to make sure you trade consistently on demo before going live. 6. Request a FREE one-on-one coaching session. I can help you develop a system from scratch or increase the profitability of your current system. You can also address other issues regarding Forex trading: http://www.straightforex.com/free-coaching-sessions.html 7. Visit the FREE education Section. You’ll find plenty of free resources that will help you trade better: Forex analysis and forecasts, live webinars, books reviews, Forex tools, Forex forum, and more: http://www.straightforex.com/free-forex-education.html 8. Open a real account. Once you demoed your system and got consistent results, you’ll be ready to trade live, be sure you get consistent results on your demo account first. Open a real account here: http://clk.atdmt.com/FXM/go/331877441/direct/01/ 9. Read these articles. Some of these articles will change the way you see and approach the market, they are definitely a must if you want to trade successfully: Analizing the Forex market: going back to the basics How to decide whether or not to move your stop loss levels 3 Rules to draw perfect Support and Resistance levels How many currency pairs to trade per day This is what Alan Greenspan thinks about currency forecasts Dude, technical indicators don’t work My take on trading the news Price Action: A short term trading approach Do you think a winning trade is always good? Think twice There are two types of traders, which one is you? Do you know what our job is as traders? Risk, leverage and realistic expectations What is the most difficult thing about trading successfully? 4 steps to get rid of overtrading? Liked this Trading Guide?
Charts are a forex trader’s best friend. As a Forex trader, you will most likely utilize your price charts more than any other available tool. Since your charts are going to play such a large part in your trading, it is imperative you become familiar with them. The more comfortable you are with your charts, the easier it will be to become a successful forex trader. To help you become acquainted with your charts and how you can effectively use them, we will cover the following concepts:The X axis runs horizontally along the bottom of the chart providing a timeline for everything that has happened on the chart. The most recent price action is shown on the right side of the chart and the most distant price action is shown on the left side of the chart. CHART SETUP Let’s start from the very beginning and take a look at how a forex price chart is set up. Once you understand the basics, you will be much more successful applying more advanced concepts to your technical analysis. The Y axis runs vertically along the right side of the chart providing a price scale for the price movement on the chart. Lower prices are shown toward the bottom of the chart and higher prices are shown toward the top of the chart. Forex price charts are built on two axes—the X axis (horizontal axis) and the Y axis (vertical axis). When you put the two axes together, you can see at what price a currency pair was trading at a particular time in the past. For example, you can see that the EUR/USD was trading at 1.4000 on 20 September 2007. 2 CHART TIME FRAMES Saxo Bank forex charts give you the ability to analyze the price movement of your favorite currency pair anywhere from a minute-by-minute basis to a month-by-month basis. You have the flexibility to choose which time frame is best for you. If you are a shorter-term trader, you will want to use shorter time frames for your charts. If you are a longer-term trader, you will want to use longer time frames for your charts. For example, a trader who is looking to quickly jump in and out of trades for 10- to 20-pip profits would most likely want to be watching a 1-minute or a 5-minute chart. A trader who is looking to hold onto trades for a longer period of time to take advantage of larger price moves would most likely want to be watching an hourly or a daily chart. Some traders even choose to use multiple time frames so they can see how the movement of a currency pair looks from various points of view. We will discuss this concept in detail in a later section. 3 To change the time frame on your chart to best match your trading style, click on the button at the top of the chart. A drop-down menu will appear, and you can select your preferred time frame. CHART TYPES Saxo Bank forex charts give you the ability to analyze the price movement of your favorite currency pair in various formats, from line charts to candlestick charts. You have the flexibility to choose which format is best for you. Technical analysis is a visual, almost artistic, skill that traders develop, and different traders like to practice their art on different types of charts. Some traders feel they can see and analyze support and resistance levels better on a line chart, while other traders feel they get more information on price movement on a bar chart or a candlestick chart. Technical analysts tend to gravitate toward the following three chart types: ...
An input amplifier for a FM-radio receiver with RF selection (88-108 MHz) has been designed in the radio project. It has about 25 dB gain in the frequency rang 88-108 MHz. Mirror frequency rejection is between 5 dB to 9 dB. Noise figure is about 7 dB at resonant frequency. The amplifier works well, when it is connected to the rest of circuits to receive FM broadcast signals. The input amplifier with RF selection (88-108 MHz) should have low noise, high gain and frequency selection. The specification of the amplifier is as follows:low noise, maximum 2dB more than Fmin gain: Gt ≥ |S21|2 mirror frequency rejection: 20 dB generator impedance: 50Ω load impedance: 50Ω ... In order to fulfill the specification, an appropriate transistor was first chosen and its S-parameters were measured. The input stage has been designed by using a common-emitter amplifier. To compromise between gain and noise, an appropriate operating point is necessary. The amplifier has an inductor tap parallel resonant circuit at its collector to restore the amplifier gain. The frequency of the parallel resonant circuit can be shifted by changing the value of the parallel capacitor. The detail of the project design will be described in chapter 2. Different measurements and results can be found in chapter 3, followed by the conclusion in chapter 4. Chapter 5 is acknowledgement and reference is in chapter 6. In the project, BFR92A transistor is used. It has high power gain, low noise figure and low intermodulation distortion. To compromise between gain and noise, an appropriate operating point should be first considered. From figure 1 (gain as a function of collector current), figure 2 (gain as a function of frequency) and figure 3 (minimum noise figure as a function of frequency), an appropriate operating point was decided. IC = 10mA, VCE = 10V. The values of Fmin and opt for the operating point are not available in the datasheet, but from circles of constant noise figure for other operating points, one can see that Fmin in the project is between 1.7 dB and 2.4 dB.
CHAPTER 4 RF/IF CIRCUITS INTRODUCTION SECTION 4.1: MIXERS THE IDEAL MIXER DIODE-RING MIXER BASIC OPERATION OF THE ACTIVE MIXER REFERENCES SECTION 4.2: MODULATORS SECTION 4.3: ANALOG MULTIPLIERS REFERENCES SECTION 4.4: LOGARITHMIC AMPLIFIERS REFERENCES SECTION 4.5: TRUE-POWER DETECTORS SECTION 4.6: VARIABLE GAIN AMPLIFIER VOLTAGE CONTROLLED AMPLIFIERS X-AMPS DIGITALLY CONTROLLED VGAs REFERENCES SECTION 4.7: DIRECT DIGITAL SYNTHESIS DDS ALIASING IN DDS SYTEMS DDS SYSTEMS AS ADC CLOCK DRIVERS AMPLITUDE MODULATION IN A DDS SYSTEM SPURIOUS FREE DYNAMIC RANGE CONSIDERATIONS REFERENCES SECTION 4.8: PHASE-LOCKED LOOPS PLL SYNTHESIZER BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS THE REFERENCE COUNTER THE FEEDBACK COUNTER, N FRACTIONAL-N SYNTHESIZERS NOISE IN OSCILLATOR SYSTEMS PHASE NOISE IN VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS LEESON'S EQUATION CLOSING THE LOOP PHASE NOISE MEASUREMENTS REFERENCE SPURS CHARGE PUMP LEAKAGE CURRENTS... BASIC LINEAR DESIGN SECTION 4.8: PHASE-LOCKED LOOPS (cont.) REFERENCES 4.73 RF/IF CIRCUITS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 4: RF/IF CIRCUITS Introduction From cellular phones to 2-way pagers to wireless Internet access, the world is becoming more connected, even though wirelessly. No matter the technology, these devices are basically simple radio transceivers (transmitters and receivers). In the vast majority of cases the receivers and transmitters are a variation on the superheterodyne radio shown in Figure 4.1 for the receiver and Figure 4.2 for the transmitter.
Factsheet about 9/11 What happened on 11 September 2001? In the early morning of 11 September 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four airliners taking off from different airports in the US – Boston, Washington DC and Newark in New Jersey. View of the World Trade Center, New York, under attack on 11 September 2001 At 8.46am, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. Seventeen minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. The third airliner, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC at 9.37am, and the final plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed en route to Washington after passengers on board had fought with the hijackers. It is thought that the hijackers were aiming to hit either the Capitol building in Washington or the White House. All US airports were quickly shut down and all aircraft on their way to the country were turned away. The search for survivors at the sites of the attacks began immediately, although with little hope of success. At 9.59am, the fire that had been started by the crash caused the South Tower of the World Trade Center to collapse; this was followed by the collapse of the North Tower at 10.28am. Nearly 3,000 people were killed – most of them instantly. These horrific events were witnessed on TV by millions of people around the world, who by now had realised that the USA was coming under massive terrorist attack. Find out more by visiting: www.911educationprogramme.co.uk The Pentagon, Washington DC, minutes after it had been attacked on 11 September 2001 Page 2 At 8.30pm, US President of the George W. Bush addressed the nation on television and said: “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.” After the broadcast, he met his advisers to review the day. They already had evidence that the attacks had been organised by Osama bin Laden – the leader of the extreme terrorist group Al-Qaeda, which was based in Afghanistan. From his base in Afghanistan, bin Laden supported an increasing number of suicide missions against the USA during the 1990s. The attacks were planned with increasing care and attention to detail – and with a desire to capture the attention of the world. Osama bin Laden in 1997 Why did the attacks on the USA happen? In 2004, Osama bin Laden finally admitted that Al-Qaeda, an extremist terrorist organisation, had been responsible for organising the 9/11 attacks. This confirmed what the US Government had believed all along. For many years, Osama bin Laden had called on Muslims to attack US soldiers and citizens wherever they could. He saw the US as an arch enemy of Islam. His aim was to get the US military out of their bases in Saudi Arabia, where they had remained after the Gulf War in 1991. Saudi Arabia is home to Islam’s most holy sites in the cities of Mecca and Medina, and bin Laden felt that America’s presence there was an affront to all Muslims. He also strongly objected to America’s support for Israel, which he believed wrongly occupied lands that belonged to fellow Muslims....
Rebuilding the Future The new World Trade Center embodies a bold vision: to remember, renew, and rebuild the future. With One World Trade Center, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a state-of-the-art Transportation Hub, Vehicular Security Center, and more, the new site represents the triumph of the human spirit. The new World Trade Center is destined to become, once again, the world’s premier destination for commerce, culture and community. Fact Sheet 9/11 Memorial The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center will memorialize the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, a national tragedy that changed the course of history. Visitors will be able to learn, remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in New York, N.Y.; Shanksville, P.A.; and Washington, D.C., as well as the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. “Reflecting Absence,” the Memorial, consists of two massive voids sized over the footprints of the original Twin Towers with waterfalls cascading down their sides. The names of those who perished as a result of the attacks are inscribed around the edges of the Memorial waterfalls. The Memorial Plaza serves as a contemplative space amid the cacophony of sights and sounds of Lower Manhattan. A state-of-the-art museum, featuring interactive exhibitions, artifacts, memorabilia, a resource center, and areas for reflection will complement the Memorial. Monthly Highlights The Plaza is now open to the public daily. Visitors use kiosks with interactive displays to direct them to the names on the bronze parapets. Concrete work continues in the remaining northeast quadrant of the plaza as work progresses in the Pavilion and the below-grade Museum. construction progress Project particulars • Steel erection commenced on September 2, 2008, with the erection of a 7,700 pound column located near the footprint of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower. • A 65-foot-high by 62-foot wide piece of the original foundation wall, or slurry wall, is being preserved to allow visitors of the Memorial Museum to view it. A reinforcing wall was built behind this section to ensure the slurry wall’s integrity. • A total of 65,000 cubic yards of concrete, coupled with 8,658 tons of steel, are being used to build the Memorial. • The design for the Memorial was conceived by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. More than 5,200 entrants from 63 nations completed in the Memorial Design Competition. Pavilion The Pavilion electrical contractor is pulling lines to feed power to equipment on the 3rd floor while maintaining temporary light and power during work hours. The miscellaneous metals contractor is installing miscellaneous steel throughout the site. The concrete contractor will be stripping formwork on the roof and the 3rd floor. Memorial Museum The plumbing contractor is working on punch list items while maintaining temporary water. In addition, the carpenter is installing sheetrock around the pick hole with the use of a lift on elevation 242' as well as plastering sheetrock walls around the South Footprint. The electrical contractor is maintaining temporary light and power. Johnson Controls will be working on start-up equipment in the north and south mechanical rooms at elevation 284' and elevation 264', respectively. Five Star is working on IT at the Telecom Main Distribution Frame (MDF), and working on fire alarm systems throughout the site. The contractor is installing light fixtures on the catwalk above the west chamber ceiling. The concrete contractor is installing formwork and rebar at elevation 284' by the Grand Staircase.
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 was so sudden and devastating that it may be difficult at this point in time to write dispassionately and objectively about its effects on the U.S. economy. This retrospective review will attempt such an undertaking. The loss of lives and property on 9/11 was not large enough to have had a measurable effect on the productive capacity of the United States even though it had a very significant localized effect on New York City and, to a lesser degree, on the greater Washington, D.C. area. Thus, for 9/11 to affect the economy it would have had to have affected the price of an important input, such as energy, or had an adverse effect on aggregate demand via such mechanisms as consumer and business confidence, a financial panic or liquidity crisis, or an international run on the dollar. It was initially thought that aggregate demand was seriously affected, for while the existing data showed that GDP growth was low in the first half of 2001, data published in October showed that GDP had contracted during the 3rd quarter. This led to the claim that “The terrorist attacks pushed a weak economy over the edge into an outright recession.” We now know, based on revised data, this is not so. At the time of 9/11 the economy was in its third consecutive quarter of contraction; positive growth resumed in the 4th quarter. This would suggest that any effects from 9/11 on demand were short lived. While this may be true, several events took place before, on, and shortly after 9/11, that made recovery either more rapid than it might have been or made it possible to take place. First, the Federal Reserve had eased credit during the first half of 2001 to stimulate aggregate demand. The economy responds to policy changes with a lag in time. Thus, the public response may have been felt in the 4th quarter giving the appearance that 9/11 had only a limited effect. Second, the Federal Reserve on and immediately after 9/11 took appropriate action to avert a financial panic and liquidity shortage. This was supplemented by support from foreign central banks to shore up the dollar in world markets and limited the contagion of 9/11 from spreading to other national economies. Nevertheless, U.S. trade with other countries, especially Canada, was disrupted. While oil prices spiked briefly, they quickly returned to their pre-9/11 levels. Thus, it can be argued, timely action contained the short run economic effects of 9/11 on the overall economy. Over the longer run 9/11 will adversely affect U.S. productivity growth because resources are being and will be used to ensure the security of production, distribution, finance, and communication. This report is retrospective in nature and will not be updated.