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Holiday Hibernation

The Hive will close for the Christmas holiday on Dec 24, 2013 –  Dec 25, 2013
Have a wonderful safe holiday.

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Bee characteristics and the Apiary Fund.

worker beeThe Apiary Fund model is based on the characteristics of an apiary which is beehive where not just one bee but a whole community of bees work together to manage the hive. Just like a beehive, the Apiary Fund (the beehive) grows their capital (the honey) with the help from their traders (the bees).

The Apiary Fund offers an online trader development program with the objective of helping people learn how to effectively manage investment money. The challenge for most people is that in order to master the art and skill of money management, you have to manage real money in real-life markets and most people either don’t have the knowledge or capital to endure the learning curve. The Apiary Fund solves this problem by providing their students with real money from the company and gives them the opportunity to share in the trading profits as the learn. In the same way a hive supports the bee, the Apiary Fund supports its traders by giving them the knowledge and capital they need to work through the learning process.

In the same way the Apiary Fund shares characteristics with the beehive, our associates share certain characteristics with the bee. Here are few of the characteristics our successful traders share:

Work Ethic
Bee’s are busy. Bee’s buzz around all day long sometimes travelling up to three miles to find a single drop of nectar to bring back to the hive. Successful traders must have a solid work ethic in order to learn how to make money in the market. The good news, if you’ve ever enjoyed the sweet taste of honey, you’ll know the work has great rewards in the end. And a good money manager would agree!

Adaptability
Honey bees are very adaptable. This is an important skill that every fund manager must have. The financial markets are always changing. There is no one “magic” strategy to profit from the market. A fund manager needs to be able to adjust his / her trading strategies, in order to survive in the market.

Responsiveness
In winter, there is much less work to be done and the bees slow down. Similar to the bees, the financial markets also have seasonal cycles. During holiday seasons, like Christmas or New Year, the trading volume is very low. It is not advisable to trade during these seasons, as a trader may be caught in the market and could not exit with profit.

Conservative
As known, food source of bees is nectar, which is not possible to be found during winter. For this reason, they combine the nectar collected in summer time, produce honey, and store it for winter. This shows why money management is vital in trading. The Apiary Fund teaches money management at the beginning of its program. One of the Apiary Fund’s policies is to stop trading at 2% daily loss. The purposes are to protect capital and keep traders psychology intact. The first important thing for fund managers to do is to protect their capital before they make profit.

Remember “keep your ‘honey’ to live longer through the hard time” the coming winter months.

Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee

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Announcing the Apiary Fund’s September 2013 Trader’s Summit

september2013We at the Apiary Fund have really enjoyed getting to meet and get to know our traders at our previous summits, and lots of those who have had the chance to attend have let us know how beneficial they felt the experience to be. That’s why we’re excited to announce the upcoming September 2013 Traders’ Summit!

To make it easier for more of our traders to attend, we’ll be starting the summit on Monday, September 2nd (which is Labor Day), so you shouldn’t have to take too much time off work!

Our three-day summits are really a worthwhile trip with live trading demonstrations and instruction, so we’d really encourage everyone to attend who can! To do so, we keep the cost at a fraction of most seminars. To learn more, feel free to visit the Apiary Summit website. There we have an approximate schedule, reviews of previous summits, and even a visitor guide to local attractions!

If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-801-701-1650, or email us!

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Japanese July and Seasonality

Just as time can affect trading on a 24-hour basis, there are also times when the currency market develops patterns of activity throughout the year. This is called seasonality.

One of the most notable examples of seasonal currency patterns is called Japanese July. Eight of the past ten years has seen the US dollar strengthen against the yen in July. Though it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact reason behind this pattern, there is definitely a strong correlation between these two currencies during the month of July! Keeping this sort of seasonality in mind can tell you that July might be a good time to scale up in good long positions and to take smaller-than-usual short positions.

There are other historical patterns that seem to happen throughout the year, so find out what they are and take advantage! Good luck, and happy trading!

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The All-New Sessions Clock from the Apiary Fund

Sometimes its hard to keep track of which markets may be open when you jump online to trade.  Well, the Apiary Fund has a solution for you! It’s called the Sessions Clock, and if you like to trade at all hours of the day, then youll be fast friends.

 

Sessions clock

It’s a simple visual tool that lays the four markets around a 24-hour clock to help illustrate market opens, closes, and overlaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sessions clock liquidity

Below the Sessions Clock, just for quick reference, is a graphic illustrating average liquidity throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

We want all of our traders to be successful, and in order to do this we’re trying to give you some great tools to use! So if you’re traveling and want to trade on your laptop, don’t hesitate to check the Sessions Clock with your new timezone!

In case you missed the link above, the Sessions Clock can be found here.

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Don’t Be the Jack of All Trading Systems

Have you met my friend, Jack? He’s fairly good at lots of things, but I wouldn’t say he’s really great at anything. And I think I may have figured out why.

At the Apiary Fund, we not only offer a very thorough education curriculum, which we call the Trader Development Program, but we also conduct live discussions. Now don’t get these confused – the live discussions are there to supplement the core education. Think of it as added value!

Too often I see new traders get lost jumping between the Trader Development course material and the live instruction. If you’re new to the world of foreign exchange, then this might be problematic in your efforts to learn. While our established course material is aimed at the very newest of beginners, our supplementary live instruction is not. The difficulty of the live material varies greatly, with much of it aimed at more experienced traders.

So, if you’re struggling to find a foothold between the Trader Development courses and the live instruction, you could be spreading yourself too thin! If you’re keeping busy in the Trader Development material and attending all the various live classes and discussions, then hats off to you! We love to see our traders enthusiastic and committed! However, this could be unnecessary, or worse, detrimental to your development as a trader.

We at the Apiary Fund stress finding a trading system that works for you. That’s why we’ve developed the Investor Profile! Once you find an effective trading system, strive to develop different strategies within that system and stick with it! If you’re bouncing around system to system from one day to the next, how are you ever going to master one?

Just remember what Brent always says: “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”

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Apiary and its Time With the Times (New York Times)

I had a unique opportunity to spend some time with Loren Feldman, editor of the New York Times’ You’re the Boss small business blog and talk about issues related to starting and managing a growing business.

One of the guiding thoughts behind the You’re the Boss is that small business rarely gets any formalized training in starting or running the business. Nor do they have a lot of places to turn to compare notes, get advice, learn from one others’ mistakes, and keep up with the important changes coming out of politics and the economy.

The New York Times, who hosts the blog on its website, is uniquely positioned to draw on the many resources of its small business readership to collaborate ideas and share experiences in a sort of case study format. The blog focuses on companies like the Apiary Fund who can contribute to the dialogue and share their experience in tackling the unique challenges of bringing such a unique and new idea to market.

And, indeed, the Apiary Fund has a unique story. It is the story of growth, where, in an industry of deep roots, Apiary is a refreshing shot of new life and new thought.  Apiary is the story of change, where the elitism of the old trading room is tipping its hat to a new breed of traders who value abundance and community over the secrecy and individualism.  Apiary is the story of purpose, where the old model of success based on bottom-line is taking back seat to purpose, where success is the accomplishment of our stated purpose and the bottom-line is only realized when the purpose is met.

At this early stage, it’s uncertain whether the New York Times blogger will ever officially publish our story, but what is certain is that our story will be told.  We are gaining momentum as a concept.  We are gaining attention as a business. We are gaining friendship as a community of traders who support each other in the greatest endeavor of a lifetime – the art and skill of trading!

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Apiary Fund Launches Forex Trading Platform Globally

For the past two years, Apiary Fund has been successfully operating under the radar. During that time, we’ve worked out most of the bugs, ensured our training materials are effective in teaching potential traders, increased the number of full traders to more than 100, released an investor profile, built in transparency with our Apiary Promise, and will shortly launch our new Groups function.

Today the company launches the Apiary Capital Fund to the world! We’ve proven our trading concept works in helping people learn to trade and subsequently earn supplemental income with no investment risk. Now, anyone in the world can potentially become a trader.

The Apiary Fund specializes in developing investors. There is a huge difference between learning and doing. What the Apiary fund offers is a way for people to bridge the gap between the classroom and real life by letting them manage our money. The model is successful because trading activity is diversified among many traders, which helps to reduce risk.

People interested in participating with the Apiary Fund can register for an orientation and watch a video here.

Apiary Fund teaches participants how to trade in foreign currencies. The company charges tuition for its training and learning courses and an ongoing monthly access fee to Apiary’s technology platform and ongoing training. Associates practice with simulation accounts as part of their training. Apiary associates only need a computer and Internet connection to get started.

Apiary associates do not need to be experienced traders. Most of the successful traders have no previous experience and come from many backgrounds – retirees, single parents, students and people looking for supplementary income.

Once participants reach a level of proficiency, they can become traders using Apiary’s funds for real trades. There is no investment required and there is no investment risk.

In order to provide confidence and transparency in the fund, Apiary Fund recently released The Apiary Promise, and its Investor Profile, a personality assessment tool to help investors recognize characteristics that are beneficial or detrimental to their investment strategies.

When we think about where we have come over the past two years along with the hurdles we’ve overcome, we are very excited bringing the Apiary Fund to the world. We believe the future is bright for our company and we look forward to working with many people around the globe in helping them become successful traders and earning additional income.

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The Summit and Trading Groups

Well, the Traders’ Summit is over, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! We heard great stories, valuable instruction, and, when the American and European markets overlapped, we saw some expert traders in action!

We also saw the announcement of Apiary’s newest feature: Trading Groups.

If you’ve ever resolved to lose weight and get in shape, then you probably know how easy it is to lose that resolve. It’s not easy to get up at the crack of dawn and hit the gym before work every day—especially if you’re by yourself. But when you go with a friend, you’re more likely to keep with it. It’s this feeling of accountability that helps you stay motivated in the face of hard or inconvenient circumstance.

With Apiary’s new Trading Groups, you can now have that degree of accountability and structure within the hive! To find out more about Apiary’s Trading Groups, give us a call at 1-801-701-1650!

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Apiary Fund CEO Shawn Lucas Interviewed on Mountain Money

This past Monday I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Doug Wells and Larry Warren from Mountain Money on KPCW in Park City. We had a great discussion on the Apiary Fund, the Investor Profile, and how to invest right for your personality type.  I’ve listed some of the discussion points that I thought might be of interest for Apiary Fund traders and potential traders to hear:

Do you run a training component with Apiary Fund?
Yes, you can kind of think of it like a sports development camp. You’ve got a lot of athletes that come in and they try to learn the game through different drills, talking with professional athletes, and getting a feel for how it works. That’s the same thing we do here: create an environment where people can come in, learn how to manage money at a professional level, interact with professional traders, go through trading classes and simulations, and learn how to manage money by experiencing it.

How does trading differ from long term investing?
The primary difference is how long you are holding your assets. We teach an active management process at Apiary Fund instead of long-term investments where you are looking for value investments. With the Apiary Fund, we are actively looking to move money around and catch short-term movements in the market.

How are you able to trust people to trade Apiary Fund’s capital?
We make sure that we provide sufficient training mechanisms so that people can come in and go through different classes. We work with them and they have the opportunity to participate in over 25 hours worth of classroom discussion and trainings with our professional traders. Then we are able to put them into a simulation environment where they learn and develop a track record. As they progress through that simulation we put them in front of real money and let them start to trade.

Where do people have to go to learn the trading techniques you teach?
Actually they don’t have to go anywhere, they log in from their homes. We have traders from all over the world, even Japan, China, and Malawi. They are able to log in to training webinars from the convenience of their own home.

How do you split the profits and losses with the traders?
Any profits that are generated through a trader’s activity, 60-80% of the profits go to that trader. On the risk side, there is no risk to the trader, we assume 100% of the risk.

How long do Apiary Fund traders spend trading each day?
Traders typically spend no more than a couple of hours per day. We focus a lot on people that want to learn to manage money in retirement and have the kind of time to learn foreign currency trading techniques.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety at: http://kpcw.org/2013/02/mountain-money-feb-4th-2013/

 

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