Our Methodology

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PIA-First provides professional analysis and trade ideas for FX, Equity Indices and Commodities. Each day, our analytical reports are published across multiple time zones highlighting our short term trading ideas. Each of our trading strategies provides:

UPDATES - We monitor all our trades and when necessary, manage them via live updates during the European trading day. Our live signal service is designed to help reduce the stress of trading. Our intraday research & trading strategies are published from Monday to Friday inclusive.

Our analysis is based on the DFB contracts from the IG Markets platform

Our Methodology

Each of our expert analysts covers multiple asset classes - Forex, Equity Indices and Commodities - and applies technical analysis methods that are appropriate to each asset type because techniques that can be applied to Equity Indices may not work for spot FX. Therefore, although the analysis process has the same overall objective it is met by using slightly different techniques.

Additionally, at PIA First we overlay our own unique bespoke system that highlights areas of support and resistance and essential knowledge when trading any market.

Technical analysis is the study of price and volume with the sole aim of forecasting future price movements. Our analysis reports look at these variables together with various indicators, which are mathematical transformations of price, in order to verify whether a market is trending or trading, is controlled by willing buyers or anxious sellers, is subdued or has over-reacted. We identify areas of support and resistance, trend lines, patterns and other variables. We deliver all this information to you in easy to read reports along with a clear, actionable trading strategy based on our analytical views.

Trading Method for Predictive daily trade ideas (Intraday)

Trading Method for Medium term trade ideas (1-4 weeks)

PIA utilises the same technical indicators as our Medium-term model but on a longer time frame (1-4 weeks). The medium-term model scans markets with the aim of producing good risk/reward trade ideas as markets react to live news events and technical setups during the trading day. The trade ideas wait for confirmation by a set of bespoke technical analysis based criteria.

• Trades are distributed via email under each asset class soon after an opportunity is spotted. Entry, Stop and Target levels are clearly stated within the trade idea.

• These medium-term trade ideas automatically close at either the target or stop loss level
• Updates will be sent if there is a change in forecast or we look to take early profit or loss

Live Trading Signals

As a subscriber, you can receive our analytical reports and trading strategies early in each trading session. Once those markets start to trade, our analysts monitor their trading strategies carefully and issue trading updates when required. These signals include when to open a trade, when to take profits, when to adjust stops and when to close trades. This live service may be a benefit to clients who are unable to monitor markets themselves. Our platform will notify clients each time a trading signal is published.


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Risk Warning

Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital. Losses can exceed deposits. Please read the full risk warning here

Trading spot foreign exchange and futures on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You may lose all your capital. Loses can exceed deposits. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in spot foreign exchange or futures you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. If you are in any doubt about investment or the mechanics of such products, you should seek independent financial advice.

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PIA First Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority which can be checked here FRN 787261. Registered in England & Wales, company number 07428345. Registered Office: Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX. VAT number 153 646014. Copyright © 2018.

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