The Internet engendered the online trading phenomenon. One can trade anywhere there is a connection to the World Wide Web. The result has also been the creation of instant experts, trading gurus who offer modern versions of snake-oil cures for traders. The web is flooded with trading alerts, systems, and blogs that promise returns that will lead to instant wealth. Most of the books in the field fail to provide actionable knowledge. In this environment, Alex Nekritin and Walter Peters in Naked Forex: High-Probability Techniques for Trading without Indicators provide an honest and effective presentation about forex trading that certainly beginners need, and that more experienced traders forget they need.
Naked Forex makes some powerful points about trading forex that really apply to other markets as well. First and foremost, price is the most important indicator of all. All indicators are derived from price. Many traders have forgotten this fact because computerization has made it easy to generate new indicators. Indicators work more like training wheels for learning to ride a bicycle. They are temporary in their capacity to help traders build their skills. They actually limit the evolution of a trader’s performance because they provide a disincentive to “listen” to the market. Naked Forex goes into detail on how a trading signal that is indicator-based is inferior to what Nekritin and Peters call a “naked” signal.
Another key insight that the book provides is the importance ...