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Announcing the Investor Profile!

In our live trading room this morning, Shawn announced the launch of Apiary’s newest product: the Investor Profile!

The Investor Profile is a personality assessment developed by the Apiary Fund to help investors to recognize their natural internal characteristics that may prove to be beneficial or detrimental to their success. Your success as an investor has as much to do with your personality as it does your level of expertise. Was Gordon Gekko successful due only to his level of knowledge, or do you suppose he used his aggressive personality to complement his knowledge of the financial markets? It’s important to recognize characteristics inherent to your personality and develop a complementary trading style.

We know the Investor Profile will be a valuable tool for our traders. It will help yourecognize your basic desires and motivations that have significant effects on your trading. You’ll gain insight into your natural reaction to pressure—a factor which alone can dramatically alter your normal behavior. The Investor Profile will help articulate the unique challenges that come with your personality type, and it will provide suggestions to help increase performance.

The Investor Profile is open to all Apiary Fund associates, so if you haven’t seen it yet, go here to check it out!

If you’re not currently an associate with the Apiary Fund, but would like to know more, feel free to give us a call at 1-801-701-1650, email us, or visit our orientation webinar!

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A Tip on Trading Systems

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, we’d like to not only encourage a balance in your diet that will leave you feeling healthy and proud, but we’d also encourage a balance between risk and reward in your trading system!

Here’s an example of risk vs reward: If you go to a casino and bet everything you have on red, then you have a 49% chance of doubling your money and a 51% chance of losing everything. The same applies to trading; you can make a lot of money if you’re risking a lot, but then risk of ruin is very high. You need to find a healthy balance between risk and reward.

Let’s say you define ruin as losing 20% of your account and success as making 20% profit. Having a trading system with past performance results lets you calculate your risk of ruin and your chance of success.

Your risk of ruin should be always less than 5%, and your chance of success should be 5-10 times higher. So, if your risk of ruin is 4%, then your chance of success should be 40% or higher.

This is just a little trading system tip to keep in mind over the holiday! We at the Apiary Fund are sure thankful for all of you that make this community so great! Have a happy Thanksgiving, and if you’re traveling, be safe!

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The Winter 2013 Traders’ Summit

The Winter 2013 Traders’ Summit is fast approaching, so we hope you’re preparing! In case you haven’t heard of Apiary’s Traders’ Summit before, from February 25-27, we’ll be gathering together to discuss trading systems, risk management, trading psychology, as well as taking part in some great live trading sessions!

Our plan is to start on Monday, the 25th at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. It will be a day full of introductions and non-stop forex trading instruction, with the exception of a break for lunch.

On Tuesday, we’ll be starting much earlier with live trading at 6:00am. It’s early, but we’d like to get a good time for volatility as the European and US markets overlap so that we can demonstrate a lot of live trades. We’ll have some expert traders at the front of the room explaining their methodologies for getting in and out of trades as they happen. After a good 2 hours of live trading demonstration, we’ll continue the day with instruction on developing your personal trading system and managing psychology. Because of the early start, we’ll wrap up at 2:00pm in the afternoon, leaving some time for nearby activities.

Finally, on Wednesday we’ll start again at 6:00am with another 2-hour live trading session with expert traders. After another information-filled day, we’ll exchange closing remarks and try to wrap up around 2:00pm.

If you want to know more, visit our summit website to see photos and read reviews from our Fall 2012 Traders’ Summit. If you haven’t reserved your seat yet, register today!

Did you go to the last Traders’ Summit? Let us know what you thought!


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