Hi -

I'm curious to find out, what are some of the biggest differences in trading styles and technical setups, the t/a in charts, you've found in going from trading stocks to trading currency pairs?

I wanted to find out for those who are current/former intraday or swing stock traders, when you went to trading say EUR/USD or other pairs, what technicals and trading changes did you make?

I'm asking, because I have a lot of stock traders I'd like to train up in how to trade the forex markets, and the first step is helping them understand "what's different", eg going from open range gap/breakouts in NASDAQ/NYSE stocks, to now trading what appears to be much more rangebound, tougher currency charts.

Trading for a 1/2 point+ win in a RIMM/GOOG breakout seems much easier than trying to scrape 30-40 pips out of a choppy EUR/USD chart for example.. . but I realize a lot of folks don't have the whopping 25K it takes to meet the PDT requirements for intraday stock trades, and are trading currency pairs instead. I'm interested in finding out how I could help stock traders make the transition to currency.

I'd appreciate any insights, from those who've made a transition from day/swing trading stocks, to day/swing trading currency pairs... your thoughts?

Thanks much,

Ken

I'm curious to find out, what are some of the biggest differences in trading styles and technical setups, the t/a in charts, you've found in going from trading stocks to trading currency pairs?

I wanted to find out for those who are current/former intraday or swing stock traders, when you went to trading say EUR/USD or other pairs, what technicals and trading changes did you make?

I'm asking, because I have a lot of stock traders I'd like to train up in how to trade the forex markets, and the first step is helping them understand "what's different", eg going from open range gap/breakouts in NASDAQ/NYSE stocks, to now trading what appears to be much more rangebound, tougher currency charts.

Trading for a 1/2 point+ win in a RIMM/GOOG breakout seems much easier than trying to scrape 30-40 pips out of a choppy EUR/USD chart for example.. . but I realize a lot of folks don't have the whopping 25K it takes to meet the PDT requirements for intraday stock trades, and are trading currency pairs instead. I'm interested in finding out how I could help stock traders make the transition to currency.

I'd appreciate any insights, from those who've made a transition from day/swing trading stocks, to day/swing trading currency pairs... your thoughts?

Thanks much,

Ken

Best wishes for success!