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Whenever mountaineers hike through unfamiliar treks, especially if the situation requires them to climb through dangerous mountain walls, there are tools that they use in order to ensure their safety.

Harness are used to secure themselves from unintentional slips that would put them to mortal danger. In Forex, traders also has this kind of tools. One of which is the Stop Loss.

Stop Loss is an order that is intended to close an opened position when a certain amounts of loss is accrued. Stop loss is designed to limit and restrict an investor’s loss when something negative happened suddenly on the market. There are 3 types of Stop Loss order:

1. Fixed Stop Loss – are set while opening a position and cannot be replaced until the deal is closed.

2. Sliding Stop Loss – is a Stop Loss that can be replaced any time depending on the price movement. It is on the traders discretion and advantage if he thinks that there’s a need for a sudden change in the order. Sliding Stop Loss is also known as Trailing stop, which can be replaced either manually or automatically depending on the setting.

3. Combined Stop Loss – is the combination of the former two.

There had been recent discussions regarding the importance of Stop Loss. Some traders pointed out that Stop Loss should be compulsory to trading because of its ability to secure and prevent further endangerment of the whole deposit. A safeguard from an unprecedented disaster for traders.

But some had ranted that it works as profits as well. When a position is opened a for a long time, temporary loss are incurred and that would be turned into real loss when a Stop Loss was suddenly activated.

Traders guided by the technical analysis are familiar with classical patterns. Anyway it is also useful to learn about quite rare reversal pattern called “Diamond Pattern”.

The pattern is formed between two spikes making it possible to get profit from the second one. The spike magnitude sometimes yields enough for buying a small diamond.

Support and resistance lines, which form a rhombus, help to find the diamond. The rhombus itself can be split into two triangles with a common base. Within the first one the price range formula reaches its maximum; in contrast, within the second one it goes down to a certain minimum. There are two types of diamond patterns: diamond top formed on an ascending trend and diamond bottom formed in the lower point of a descending trend.

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Afterwards, there is a support breakdown followed by the upturn or resistance breakdown followed by the downfall. Fluctuations may exceed the rhombus bounds, but after a short period of time, relatively to the period of a diamond formation, there will be a spike and a trend change. It is better to enter the market when the pattern is already formed (the price on the chart is making either uptick or downtick breakdown).

The spike magnitude will be not less than the distance of the maximum amplitude in the rhombus (which is the length of the triangles’ common base). If we measure out this length from the breakdown point in the right direction, we will get a probable target and a point for a take profit order.

It takes more time for the diamond to form before the uptick than before the downtick. It is the result of different traders’ behavior during the ascending and descending trends. Within the short timeframes (less than one day) the diamond pattern may not work properly, to be more precise, may not indicate the future direction of the market development. That is why it is better to use this pattern within the large timeframes.

Added by Andrey Misyuk,
InstaForex Clients’ relationship manager

Here came the holy festival we all have longed for. May Eid al-Adha bless the people, bring salvation to the poor and the needy, and peace and prosperity to the mankind, and show us the Right Path! Welfare you deserved is the best welfare. A friend reminiscent of Allah is the best friend. May you enjoy a blessed Eid al-Adha! May the years to come be holy and happy, healthy and wealthy for you and your dear ones! InstaForex Company extends the best greetings to our Muslim customers on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha holiday!


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The annual marathon of beauty and grace which has inspired traders for the whole year came to its end. Six most beautiful participants of the Miss Insta Asia 2011 contest were selected by the Internet voting at the official cite of the contest.

After a tough struggle for the beauty queen crown, the title of Miss Insta Asia 2011 was given to Kristina Onika with 52397 rating! She is followed far behind by Tatyana Daineko (6612), Jumatul Zahra (5753), Maria Klimova (2880), Elizaveta Vaisberg (1270) and Sofia Persitskaya (1020).


InstaForex Contests and Campaigns administration congratulates the winners and wishes them remain beautiful, mysterious and charming forever!

The solemn ceremony of Miss Insta Asia 2011 will take place on November 11–12 within the Moscow Finance and Investment EXPO 2011 ShowFX World project. The winners of the contest will be given awards and bonus certificates to their trading accounts at the ceremony.

35 000 USD worth prize fund of the Miss Insta Asia 2011 contest will be shared by the winners as follows:
Kristina Onika – Miss Insta Asia 2011, 20 000 USD prize;
Tatyana Daineko – Forex Lady, 3000 USD prize;
Jumatul Zahra – Miss Asia Enigma, 3000 USD prize;
Maria Klimova – Miss Top Comment, 3000 USD prize;
Elizaveta Vaisberg – Miss Sporty, 3000 USD prize;
Sofia Persitskaya – Miss Bikini, 3000 USD prize.

The second stage of the contest was marked by more than 500 participants in more than 40 countries: from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to Island, the United Kingdom and the United States, and from Russia, Ukraine and Latvia to Iran, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. This was a whole year of thousands of lively, creative, distinguished and amazing pictures posted on the contest site. It has captured attention of hundreds of thousands Internet users and became a real spotlight!

To learn more about results of Miss Insta Asia 2011 and its winners, go to the official site of the contest.
Join us and feel the force of the beauty!

Added by Ekaterina Abramova,

International broker InstaForex continues to conquer new peaks outside of the financial markets.

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In late October 2010, two InstaForex employees climbed all five peaks of the Breithorn mountain in the Pennine Alps. The alpinists planted InstaForex flag on the Western Summit peak which is 4165 meters above sea level. However, the Company never comes to rest and makes itself known in other parts of the world. InstaForex flag was planted on a building in the center of Lahore, the second largest city in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on 14 August 2011, the very day when the Republic was declared independent many years ago.

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With support of our clients and partners, one day the whole world will spread before the eyes!

Added by Yana Krupko,