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Being a trader is all about executing at speed and getting ahead of the markets. In order to be a step ahead of the markets, you need to make sure you have every possible advantage. The best way of doing this is to have every possible resource available at your disposal. Here, we look at what resources you need and why they’re so essential.

Margins Calculator

A margins calculator can help you quickly and easily calculate how much margin you require to guarantee a position you wish to open. By using a margin calculator, you’ll be able to work out whether it is in your best interest to: reduce your lot size or adjust your leverage. They’re often quick and simple to use, too. All you need to do is select the trading instrument you’re using, input the size of your trade, your leverage and your account currency, and then press calculate.

You can get vital information in seconds, and it could help prevent you from over-extending your account balance.

Economics Calendars

It’s vitally important that you know exactly what is happening in the world. After all, everything from a US Farming announcement to a Bank of England policy decision can affect your trades, passing you from the black to the red.

As such, it’s vitally important you know not only what’s happening, but also when you’re likely to get a definitive decision and how much it’s likely to affect your trades. That’s why economic calendars like this one from Bloomberg are great.

They can give you all the information you need to inform your trades in one place. By just having one central location for your information, you’ll be able to stay ahead of the markets and your fellow traders, getting the best prices. All the information you’ll ever need will be available at the touch of a button.

Mobile Trading Apps

Tired of being chained to your desk all day in case an opportunity arises? Why not take your trades with you?

Many an opportunity is missed because people are unable to trade as and when they need to. However, if you get mobile trading apps, you’ll always have your trades with you, no matter where you are in the world, so you’ll be able to enter the markets before anyone else if an opportunity occurs.

By using these three resources, you’ll be able to execute trades faster than anyone else, allowing you to get the best prices. So give them a try today.

Creating a successful brand is not just about offering a quality product, but also creating a brand identity that resonates with your clientele.  When your buyers, feel a connection to your brand this will influence their purchasing decisions and generate customer loyalty. Here are some helpful tips, and marketing strategies to help you create and build a quality brand identity.

  1. Identify your target market and create a marketing campaign that reaches them personally.

For example, if your product or service is geared toward mothers in their twenties and thirties then it’s important to make sure that your marketing conveys an acute understanding of the concerns that mothers face such as the health and education of their children.  Another way to reach your clientele on a personal level, it is to interact with them across social media platforms. This way you can learn about the specific likes and dislikes of your customer base and cater not only your product but your marketing to their unique tastes.  For example, if health and nutrition are trending topics across your Twitter account, then you should not only create a social media marketing campaign that addresses these topics, but also create content to be featured on your website that addresses these topics as well.

  1. Make sure that your brand has a specific message.

Whether it’s that your company offers quality services for a reasonable price or that all of your products for animal cruelty free having a specific message that your clients can identify your brand by is as important as having a quality logo.

  1. Don’t be afraid to exploit your competition’s weaknesses.

Researching your competition is important for any company.  But when you’re establishing a new brand it is imperative that you find a way to stand out from the rest of the pack. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by identifying how your product or service excels in an area where your competition have fallen flat.

When you use these steps and create a brand identity, it can truly help your company obtain and maintain success. The longevity of your brand can truly be linked to the identity you create for your brand and your customer’s connection to the brand.  A stellar example of this is JC Penney, whose name has been synonymous with quality products for reasonable prices for decades.

Physical exercise can often be the prescription for fixing problems stemming from bad joints, spinal misalignments, damaged tendons or ligaments or weak muscles. However, these problems often make exercise painful or even impossible to do. It is a catch-22. You know you have to exercise, but doing so is miserable. Here are a few tips that can help you through and around the pain, so you can get in shape and alleviate the pain.

Check with your doctor

Before starting any exercise program, it is good to check with a doctor first. Make sure your heart is able to handle the type of exercise you want to do. The doctor may also do tests to tell you what exact part of your body is causing your pain. Incorporate their advice into your plan for becoming pain free.

Recognize the purpose of pain.

Pain has a purpose. It alerts you to something that is not right in your body. It can show you where you need to put your efforts to get better. However, sharp, severe stabbing pains are a warning that you should stop doing things the way you are doing. For example, if you feel a stabbing pain in your elbow when doing a barbell curl, you may have torn something and should either stop or modify the exercise. You could still find alternate ways to exercise forearms, biceps, triceps and forearms, in a way that can stabilize that joint and facilitate healing.

Use isometric and bodyweight exercises.

Many people make excuses about why they don’t work out. One of the most common is not having the time or money to go to a gym or have necessary equipment to workout.  All you really need to exercise is your own body and a tiny amount of space. Yoga moves, stretches and simple exercises such as sit-ups, pull-ups and push-ups can give you an amazing physique. If you would like some advice and inspiration, check Youtube for videos for bodyweight exercises and calisthenics competitions. It may blow your mind that such simple things could make you so strong. Don’t worry if you are weak or injured and can’t even do a push-up or pull-up when you start. There are many variations that can help you build the strength needed.

Try a chiropractor or massage therapist.

A chiropractor or massage therapist can not help you by directly building muscles you need to feel healthy and pain free. However they can relieve pain and misalignments that hold you back from being able to do the exercise that will give you long term relief.  Plus, getting a massage can relieve mental stress and increase your general circulation.

Eat well and get rest.

While you are healing, be sure that you give your body what it needs. Be sure to drink sufficient fluids and eat as healthy as possible. If you are building and repairing muscle, that takes protein. Those building blocks can take many forms, such as meat, beans or even protein powders that you mix into a drink or cook into other foods.  This could be as simple as eating a steak for dinner or adding protein powder into your morning pancakes.  Be sure to get plenty of sleep, because much of the body’s repair goes on while you are sleeping. If you are having trouble sleeping, don’t drink much alcohol. It might help you get to sleep one night, but it will disturb your sleep pattern for days after.  Try taking a melatonin tablet about ½ hour before you want to sleep. It is a natural sleep hormone and is non-narcotic. Taken consistently, it will greatly improve your sleep pattern. You may start finding yourself waking up at the same time every morning, or waking up without an alarm clock.

Follow these tips and keep at your exercise program. You can heal up and realign your body, to prevent future pain.