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Volatility is key. The Volatility Blocker indicates volatility in ticks, points or percentages. More importantly, it shows the trader when volatility increases and when it decreases. The tool can be used as part of a trading strategy (opening a position when the volatility increases is preferable to opening a position when the volatility decreases) or simply to automatically block trading signals. The Volatility Blocker is FREE.
The Triangles strategy uses two technical analysis favourites: the ascending triangle and the descending triangle. Every parameter in this strategy can be set by the trader. The triangles are drawn automatically. Positions are surrounded by a profit target, a stop loss and a time stop. Like all the strategies in the NanoTrader platform, Triangles is FREE.
DowHow Fibo is the trading method of German trader Markus Gabel. The DowHow Fibo pack in the store has been designed by Markus himself. His method is based on four pillars: Charles H. Dow’s famous Dow Theory, Markus Gabel’s knowhow, Fibonacci’s numbers sequence and reversal chart patterns as entry signals. DowHow Fibo is fully automated and supports the trader in many ways. Buy this NanoTrader pack or test it one month.
This simple cool tool indicates for any instrument which days of the week are the most volatile. The most volatile days of the week are the most interesting for traders. The tool can be used for market indices, forex pairs, commodities and even individual stocks.
The Weekend Oil strategy is used for day trading US WTI crude oil. The strategy only trades on Friday and does only one trade. Weekend Oil is easy to understand and easy to implement. The back-test looks good. The strategy is based on a market effect. Market effects give traders a statistical advantage. If you are interested in market effects, visit our related website Investui. Like all the strategies in the NanoTrader platform, Weekend Oil is FREE.
A thematic index has been added to the CFD-Forex product range. The Cannabis index is designed to capture the market performance of the top 20 companies, measured by market capitalization, with more than 50% revenue exposure to the cannabis industry (cultivation, production of derivatives, biotechnology, commercialization and secondary services) and traded at global, liquid stock exchanges.
The Green index captures the Total Return Performance of the 30 largest companies from the BITA Green Institutions Universe, based on market capitalization, that are listed and traded at recognized, regulated North American stock exchanges. The ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) index is captures the Total Return market performance of the top 100 companies of the BITA US Universe, ranked and weighted according to their ESG Rating Score.
A thematic index has been added to the CFD-Forex product range. The FAANGs index (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google...) is designed to capture the Total Return Performance of the top 10 traded companies listed at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.
The reference accounts are positive again for the year. The 'aggressive' account now shows a gross return of +39,2%. The two real money 'moderate' accounts show a nice net return of +6,1% and +5,6%. In short, losses due to the Corona-crash have been recuperated.
Six years in a row voted "Nr. 1 Futures Broker". Four years in a row voted "Nr. 2 CFD Broker". Six years consistently in the Top 3. Open an account and discover how good WH SelfInvest is. It will completely change your trading experience.
In spite of its somewhat cryptic name, the strategy is easy to understand and to implement. Twenty Entry – Three Exit is a mean reversion strategy. The strategy’s designer, Joachim Struck, concentrates on day trading forex but the strategy can also be used on other instruments. Traders who want something simple, should explore this strategy.
Free extensive historical data is now available for the following forex pairs: EUR/AUD, EUR/CAD and EUR/PLN. The extensive historical data is available in ticks (4 days) and 1, 5, 30 and 60 minutes aggregation. Simply go to the trading store and activate this FREE historical data. The NanoTrader is a back-testing and trading strategies power house.
Pivot Points Pack 2 has been added to the trading store. The pack contains 14 different Pivot Points. For each type of points the charts also show the Pivot Range. Besides different calculation methods such as Fibonacci and Camarilla, pack 2 also contains Pivot Points for day traders such as rolling, session and hourly Pivot Points.
An indicator proposed by a client has been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. The ATR Expansion Day indicator is used by the well-known German trader Birger Schäfermeier.This indicator visualizes a sudden day of high volatility after a period of lower volatility. Hence the term ‘expansion day’. Some traders use this indicator also as a trading signal. Like all client proposals this indicator is FREE.
The NanoTrader is the best platform for all automated trading. The Safety Net allows smart automated trading. The trader sets conditions (maximum loss reached, maximum profit reached, maximum draw down reached etc.) and the Safety Net stops automated trading and closes the position.
The return on the Nasdaq 100 Outperfomers stock-box passed the +100% level. This stock-box is available since November 2016. It contains eight Nasdaq stocks. These eight stocks are selected on the basis of Nobel prize winner Professor Eugene Fama’s theory of outperformance. If you are interested in a stock portfolio, which always contains outperforming stocks, consider the Stock-Box service.
Due to its all-round perfect performance WH SelfInvest obtained the categories “Fairest CFD Broker”, “Traders Favourite” and “Trading Platform”. With perfect scores (5/5) in the categories order execution, order possibilities and overall satisfaction WH SelfInvest was awarded, once again, the label “Very Good”. The legendary client service was also labelled “Very Good”.
The CQG mobile trading app has been reduced from € 25 per month to ... 100% FREE. This is possible due to the good relationship between WH SelfInvest and CQG. As always at WH SelfInvest, price reductions are passed on to the clients. Existing users will see the fee disappear in the current month. Non-users, if interested, ask for activation.
Let your money work for you. Investui is a service for investors with limited time who would like to invest in gold, currencies and market indices. You receive precise e-mail alerts. The strategies are based on academically proven market effects. In one click an alert can be converted into a position.
Fuchs Briefe just published their annual consumer report based on mystery shopping. WH SelfInvest is the “Best Broker for 2020” and the number 1 on their “Consistently Best Brokers” list. With a score of 97/100 WH SelfInvest is rated as outstanding. Fuchs writes “We are particularly impressed with the following: WH SelfInvest lives and breathes personal contact. When we call, we always reach a human being and never get an answering system.” The broker report concludes “WH Selfinvest is once more the yardstick by which others should be measured. This applies to the highly professional trading platform and even more so to the perfect personal service. This broker's offer undoubtedly satisfies every trader's wishes.”
An indicator proposed by a client has been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. The BB MACD indicator is a combination of two technical analysis indicators, which have proven their value: the Bollinger bands (BB) and Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Some traders use this indicator also as a trading signal. Like all client proposals this indicator is FREE.
The huge success of the SignalRadar motivates André Stagge to offer a live trading table. The table shows real-time trades based on his Morning Break Out strategy. André Stagge uses the strategy to trade the DAX but states it can also be used to trade European stocks. These are the trades shown in the SignalRadar table. Both SignalRadar and André Stagge’s table are FREE.
In order to satisfy popular demand, trader André Stagge has released one of his day trading strategies in the NanoTrader platform. André Stagge uses his Morning Break Out strategy to trade the DAX index. He has defined a specific range and waits for break outs. Once a break out occurs, he uses precise rules for managing the position. The Morning Break Out strategy can also be used for stocks and other market indexes according to André Stagge.
An Austrian trader shares his swing trading strategy with all clients. Red-White-Red is a candlestick pattern. It is available for free in the NanoTrader platform as a pattern, which is detected automatically, as a signal and as a trading strategy. The trader has valuable rules to get a quick grip on his risk and to manage his position. These rules are maybe the key element in the Red-White-Red strategy. Read a complete article.
CFDs on commodities usually have an expiration date. After the great success of our non-expiring oil CFDs, we have introduced three additional non-expiring CFDs. These new CFDs are based on the commodities coffee, cotton and sugar. Non-expiring CFDs allow clients to have longer term exposure to commodities markets without ever having to roll their position. Simple and easy.
The new online account application process allows you to quickly open a trading account. The process is easy and efficient, the interface is user-friendly and intuitive. A trading account can be opened in less than 5 minutes.
Another free trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Black Candles strategy shows a unique Heikin Ashi trading channel. Sensational is the fact that the strategy’s charts combine this unique channel with regular candles but in a much lower time frame. This ensures a better quality trading signal whilst still allowing the trader to see all market action.
This Italian trader and long-time NanoTrader fan designed his own candles, the Z-Candles. These candles are an improved version of the popular Heikin Ashi candles. The strategy combines the Z-Candles and another traders’ favourite: Renko charts. A cool visual aid results in clearly visible signals.
Marko Gränitz did it again! The runner sponsored by WH SelfInvest ran no less than 226 kilometers in 24 hours. The German champion finished first in his age category and third overall. Like Marko Gränitz, WH SelfInvest, always goes the extra mile for its clients.
Another free trading strategy has been added to NanoTrader. This brings the total to 64 free trading strategies. The NLO strategy only buys the Nasdaq market index and it only buys on bullish market days. In theory the perfect combination? Proven concepts such as multiple targets and a break-even trailing stop are also part of this strategy.
The new customization settings make it possible to change the look and feel of every store product, strategy and client proposal integrated in the NanoTrader platform.
The Mail & Click service delivers a combined profit of more than 10.000 € for clients (trade one future or the equivalent in CFDs). This cape was rounded after 9 months. All WH SelfInvest clients have FREE access to the Mail & Click service.
Two new tools proposed by clients have been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. The fractal channel is an original way of drawing and using support and resistance levels. The KDJ indicator is a simple yet comprehensive indicator. This indicator is used by some traders as a trading signal when day trading.
The influential German magazine €uro am Sonntag compared 12 German CFD-Forex brokers. Once again WH SelfInvest was declared the best CFD-Forex broker. Of crucial importance for CFD-Forex traders is the pricing and the order execution. WH SelfInvest is first in both these categories!
A new platform for web, tablet and smartphone is available. In particular the new charts are impressive. The number of technical analysis tools is huge. Personal lay-outs can be saved. A news service is included. The platform is available via the Clients page.
The Investment Trends research company has a reputation for delivering the most respected broker comparison. The conclusion from talking to more than 5.000 traders is clear: "WH SelfInvest leads the [brokerage] industry in overall clients satisfaction and in 14 of the 16 key service areas measured."
"The best service, the best platform, the best order execution whilst still being declared the leader in low commissions, low spreads and value for money. This is what we want to deliver and what we promise to deliver even more in the future." stated Pascal Hirtz, founder of WH SelfInvest.
This FREE pack contains three break-out strategies. The strategies were published in Germany's popular Traders' Magazine. The pack contains two day trading strategies and one swing trading strategy. The strategies can be traded manually or (semi-)automatically. Clients can activate the Traders' pack in their NanoTrader for free via the store.
This time it is not WH SelfInvest but the WH SelfInvest sponsored ultratrail runner Marko Gränitz who achieved another first place. This weekend Marko became German Ultratrial champion in his age category. He finished the 78 km Pfälzerwald run, which included no less than 3000 meters of climbing, in fourth place overall and first in his age category. Congratulations Marko on becoming the German ultratrail champion.
The groundbreaking Mail & Click service, available in our German branch since November 2018, has been rolled out to the French branch. All other branches will follow soon. The Mail & Click service sends clients trade signals from reputable trading strategies on their mobile telephone. One click is sufficient to open and close a position. Clients using the FREE Mail & Click service have made a very impressive profit of 8450 € since the service was launched.
The Profit-lock stop order solves a classic trader dilemma. What to do when you have a position and the market makes a sharp unexpected price move in your favour? Close the position immediately and forego more potential profit? Move your stop up? To which price level? The Profit-lock stop recognizes sharp price move patterns. It puts your stop automatically at the 'perfect' level, effectively locking-in the profit and leaving the door open for additional profit.
Create an order whenever you want, and specify a time when the order must be activated. It is also possible to specify a time when the order must be cancelled later on. A time instruction can be added to market orders, limit orders and stop orders.
The free trading strategies offer in NanoTrader has been expanded with a scalping strategy. D&D is short for DAX and DOW. This exciting strategy is specifically designed for scalpers wishing to trade these two famous indices. A very interesting aspect of the D&D Range Bar Scalping is its evident ability to also find trading opportunities when these two markets are not volatile.
During this year's Technical Analysis fair in Paris WH SelfInvest was awarded for the third time in a row the Grand Prix de l'Excellence, Best Futures Broker. The award was handed over during the 20th edition of the fair, which was exceptionally held at the foot of the Eiffel tower to mark the occasion. WH SelfInvest itself celebrated its 20th birthday last year.
This simple yet efficient tool allows traders to precisely measure the size of any market movement. The size of the movement is measured in percent. Market movements can be measured between any two points in time in any chart.
In the annual Brokerwahl traders voted WH SelfInvest as "Nr. 1 Futures Broker" and "Nr. 2 CFD Broker". For an incredible five times in six years WH SelfInvest is considered the best futures broker, beating all competitors by a wide margin. In CFDs WH SelfInvest came only 0,1 behind this year's first-placed broker. Clients are extremely satisfied with the low commissions, outstanding order execution and the legendary service. A big thank you to EVERY person who voted for WH SelfInvest.
A new client proposal has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Traders Dynamic Index (TDI) indicator is a popular indicator for trend following strategies. This versatile indicator combines all key elements, momentum, trend and volatility in one single clear signal. It is therefore easy to understand the attraction of this indicator. The TDI brings the total of client proposals integrated in the NanoTrader to 32.
The NinjaTrader trading platform has a good reputation in the trading community. Frequent innovations result in a platform, which is always up-to-date and equipped with useful tools and features. Clients therefore benefit from the combination of an excellent broker with a legendary service and a huge product range and a trading platform with a solid track record. NinjaTrader allows trading of CFD, forex and futures.
Is your trading strategy based on following the trend? Would you like to improve your trading strategy? The Mogalef trend filter designed and used by French trader Eric Lefort can identify up to eight different trends. Test your strategy in each of the eight trend situations. Add the Mogalef filter to your strategy and it will only provide signals in trend situations which are optimal for you.
The Volume Viewer makes futures charts even more useful and exciting. All order volume information is shown in real-time in the charts. The speed of market movements, the quantities traded, big orders... everything is visible. For volume-based trading and for scalping strategies, the Volume Viewer is an outstanding tool. The Volume Viewer:
"With great pleasure we inform you that WH SelfInvestobtains a final note of 5 out of 5 stars and finishes with the score "extremely good". Congratulations!". These are WH SelfInvest's results in the different categories:
Professional trader Wim Lievens shares his daytrading strategy for US stocks. The exciting WL Vola Open strategy is perfect for people who want to daytrade and who are looking for volatility. The strategy is very ingenious yet easy to use. Applying the strategy correctly can be automated in the NanoTrader. Charts for 50 stocks and four market indices are set-up ready to use. You have nothing to parameter. And... buyers of the strategy in the store get a permanent reduction of -43% on the minimum commission for CFDs on US stocks.
The popular SignalRadar shows live trades done by different trading strategies. Clients can do similar trades and draw interesting conclusions. If three strategies have gone long on the EUR/USD, it may be worth taking a look at the EUR/USD. Towards the end of the day a short overview of some of the best trades is shown. The overview appears in the news section of the NanoTrader trading platform.
Receive a daily free e-mail containing personalized signals based on technical analysis. You can simply configure your own newsletter by combining the stocks, market indices and forex pairs you are interested in with the indicators and strategies of your choice. Market analysis just became easy!
Two new free trading strategies have been added to the NanoTrader Full trading platform. Both strategies are used by famous German trader René Wolfram. The Pound Shorter and the S&P 500 Break-out strategies are easy to understand and implement. The trading tempo is low. This brings the total number of free strategies integrated in the trading platform to 62.
The German association of technical analysts (VTAD) polled its members for their preferred broker. WH SelfInvest is the members' clear favourite due to its excellent trading platform NanoTrader containing many free technical analysis tools. Source: VTAD.
Trading CFDs became even cheaper. On several popular CFDs the spreads were significantly reduced. Another reason why WH SelfInvest is always rated in broker comparisons as offering extreme value for money.
Many traders open and close positions in steps. Particularly when targets are close to the entry price, all target and stop orders need to be placed quickly i.e. automatically. The NanoTrader Full can manage every combination and every number of target and stop orders on a position. Therefore this tool is just one example. These are the advantages of this free multi-target tool:
On this year's World of Trading fair the live trading event attracted large audiences. NanoTrader is the preferred trading platform of the (professional) traders who competed in the live trading event. Four out of five traders on the event stage use the NanoTrader for their trading.
The renowned Fuchs Briefe have again ranked WH SelfInvest as "Top-Broker". With the maximum points in the sub-categories "offer", "service" and "education" and a total of 96 out of 100 points the rating is "Excellent". "The performance is first-class, NanoTrader is outstanding and the personal client service sets benchmarks for the industry." With the best average score of over 7 years, WH SelfInvest maintains its 1st place in the prestigious "Consistently Best Brokers" list.
Trader André Stagge has integrated eight trading strategies in the NanoTrader trading platform. The eight strategies are available in one pack in the trading store. Some well-known strategies are included like the Zinshamster, the Friday silver surfer and the Short superstar. All strategies are suitable for short swing trades.
Range bars are getting more and more popular. With range bars it is not always easy to estimate at what price level the next range bar will appear. The range bars viewer indicates where the next range bar will appear in a chart. For the trader it is now easy to see when a big price move occurs.
Two exceptional trading tools have been added to the trading store. Volume Profile is an advanced charting tool. It displays the trading volume and activity at different price levels. Price levels important to big traders become visible as an histogram plotted in the chart. Time Price Opportunities is a graphic which plots market data based on auction market theory. Both tools make the key price levels, such as the Point of Control (POC) and the Value Area (VA), clearly visible. This information allows traders to make intelligent decisions for their entry, stop and target.
Are you interested in the popular Stock-box service? We believe in transparency so you can make an informed decision. Every position in every Stock-box is now visible in the free SignalRadar app. Install the app (Androïd / iPhone) and decide if you want to use the stock-box service like many investors before you.
Two stock-boxes reached a
high in August. In less than two years stock-box service
clients of the first hour have obtained the following
• The Recommended Stocks: +16,9%.
• The MSCI Outperformers: +23,6%.
• The DAX Outperformers: +23,9%.
• The NASDAQ Outperformers: +55,3%.
• The Rockets: +31,0%.
The huge success of the SignalRadar motivated Michael Voigt to offer a free live trading table based on Markttechnik. All trades are visible in real-time. The table contains a limited number of instruments in two time frames. Markttechnik can be used on all instruments in all time frames. If you want to find more Markttechnik trades, you can purchase Michael Voigt's own tool in the trading store. The SignalRadar and Michael Voigt's table are FREE. Download a trading platform demo or the app (Androïd / iPhone). Both contain the Markttechnik live trading table.
The reputed finance magazine "€uro am Sonntag" tested 13 CFD-Forex brokers on more than 733 criteria. In this extensive test of the brokerage sector, WH SelfInvest once again came out on top as the "overall winner". We scored well across all categories and exceptional scores were achieved in the key categories: low cost, trading platform, order execution and order possibilities. €uro am Sonntag confirms that WH SelfInvest is the best broker for every type of trader, combining high quality with low costs: "Traders who value low costs are best off choosing WH SelfInvest".
Two new strategies developed by portfolio manager André Stagge have been added to the NanoTrader platform. Both strategies have a slow pace and a specific day to place the trade – Tuesday and Thursday. They are easy to understand and ideal for part-time traders. The “Turnaround Tuesday” strategy focuses on the Dax and will, as the name says, only give a signal on Tuesdays. “The Friday Gold Rush” is a strategy developed for trading Gold and will only place trades on Thursdays. These 2 strategies now bring the available strategies in NanoTrader to 60.
“WH SelfInvest is the clear leader in overall client satisfaction. We have never seen client satisfaction ratings this high.” Irene Guiamatsia, Research Director, Investment Trends, states. Besides having the highest overall client satisfaction, WHS is ranked #1 in no less than 10 out of 16 categories. These include key service components such as customer service, quality of order execution, trading platform, platform reliability, trading ideas and strategies, range of instruments and currencies, and charting. “We are happy to see that our clients are very satisfied. The relentless focus on fair and fast order execution, trading platform and tools and ever lower spreads and commissions is appreciated by active investors. I invite all active investors to try WH SelfInvest. WH SelfInvest was founded in 1998 and celebrates its 20th birthday this year. We could not wish for a better present.” (Pascal Hirtz, MD)
Inside bars usually appear after a strong market move. They indicate a period of market consolidation. After consolidation the market will often make its next major move. Inside bars, however, can also occur at specific market turning points and are therefore also used as promising reversal signals. The German trader Michael Voigt in "Das große Buch der Markttechnik" also uses Inside bar patterns as the price level where he places his stop loss orders. His Inside Bar stop is available in the NanoTrader.
The HVH (hourly volatility histogram) shows traders which hours of the day an instrument is most volatile. The most volatile periods of the day are the most interesting for traders. Movement equals profit opportunities. The HVH:
The huge success of the SignalRadar live trading tool motivated Wieland Arlt (Expander strategy) and Wim Lievens (WL 0800 strategy) to launch SignalRadar tables based on their strategies. All trades triggered by their trading strategies are now visible in real-time in SignalRadar. SignalRadar is FREE.
The "Global Trend Analysis System" (GTAS) method was designed by proprietary trader and ex-fund manager Bernard Prats-Desclaux. His proprietary indicators are: BSI, S-Trend, FibTdi and Power. These four indicators can be used in all time frames and on all instruments. Although the indicators can be used individually they are, in the GTAS method, used together.
The solid performance continues for stock-box clients. All stock-boxes had a positive return in April...
The Stock-box service is a low cost administration service for stock portfolios. The administration of the portfolios is done on the basis of an objective principle called the Momentum principle. The Momentum principle was discovered by Eugene Fama, who was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his work.
SignalRadar is an amazing free live trading tool which shows live trades being done by various trading strategies. The live trades are visible in real-time in tables and in charts. The new mini charts show the profit (loss) of every open position. Active investors can easily identify interesting trades and do similar trades. The SignalRadar tables contain over 500 instruments, including all major stocks, traded in real-time by more than 10 strategies. Both day trading and swing trading positions are taken. SignalRadar is available for FREE in both the NanoTrader Free and Full trading platforms and as an app.
Due to the significant increase in account reactivations, ex-clients can now simply reactivate their account online. If you had an account which was opened after 2012 and if you are a private individual you can reactivate the account. You do not need to resubmit a new account application, unless requested.
Experienced runner Marko Gränitz -sponsored by WH SelfInvest- was the winner of the Fürth 6-Hour Run. Amazingly, due to the excessive snowfall, the race had to be held indoors. By doing 897 rounds in 6 hours our intrepid runner secured the 1st place in this very original indoor race. Like WH SelfInvest, Marko always goes the extra mile.
In addition to the e-mails we send on a best efforts basis when futures with physical delivery (e.g. wheat, gold, bonds...) expire, we will, for clients, now also close open positions at the market price on the day before the first notice day. This service avoids any possibility of physical delivery. A fee will be payable. Clients can obviously avoid the fee by simply closing the position themselves at the latest on the morning of the day before the first notice day.
In the framework of ESMA's consultation about planned intervention measures to the MiFID1-approved financial product CFD-Forex we asked active retail investors to give their opinion. The short conclusion of the survey is that 91% are against the ESMA intervention measures, 6% are in favour and 3% have no opinion. Retail investors feel they do not need more intervention. They (99%) feel they sufficiently understand leverage and margin, and they (98%) consider themselves sufficiently knowledgeable to invest in CFD-Forex. It may be noted that many E.U. countries have already unilaterally taken measures without waiting for ESMA to come to its conclusions. This leads to retail investors currently being treated less favourably than others in some countries. Survey participants also state that (a) the root problem is not CFD-Forex but unscrupulous non-E.U. brokers or E.U. brokers in non-firmly regulated countries, and (b) that they will transfer their accounts and investments outside the E.U. if ESMA implements the planned intervention measures. Surely all this cannot be the objective of the E.U.?
"With great pleasure we inform you that WH SelfInvest obtains a final note of 5 out of 5 stars and finishes with the BEST score "extremely good" (1,3). You are the best CFD-Broker 2018 - Congratulations! These are WH SelfInvest's results in the different categories:"
The intraday margin requirements for futures positions have been reduced from 44% of the exchange margin to 30% of the exchange margin. WH SelfInvest always offers the best conditions for futures traders.
Impressive performance in 5 facts...
Open a stock-box account and we will administer your stock portfolio for you.
The very respected German consumer report Fuchs Briefe has published its annual broker comparison. WH SelfInvest was once more awarded the Nr. 1 Best Broker award. According to Fuchs Briefe "WH SelfInvest defends the first rank. The broker convinces with perfect client service, professional tradingplatforms and large product offer. WH SelfInvest remains the broker benchmark". In addition Fuchs Briefe published an analysis of its broker comparisons over the last six years. WH SelfInvest has the best average score over six years and was thus awarded the coveted number one spot on the prestigious "consistently best brokers" list.
Happy New Year. An extensive package of technical indicators based on the Heikin Ashi candles has been added to the trading store. Clients using the NanoTrader can activate these Heikin Ashi indicators for free in their trading platform. This free package consists of the 10 most popular technical analysis indicators calculated on the basis of the Heikin Ashi candles.
Market structure points are important chart patterns, which every trader should keep an eye on. The advantages of market structure points:
In NanoTrader this chart pattern is detected automatically. The screener is ready to find Market Structure points for you on indices, forex and stocks. The signal is ready to give you real-time trading signals.
John Bollinger, the creator of the Bollinger Bands, states that periods of low volatility are often followed by periods of high volatility. John Bollinger further states that a "volatility explosion" is an opportunity for traders. Based on this opinion a Bollinger Volatility Explosion indicator was added to the platform, and an automated trading signal using this new indicator was also added to the platform.
A new trading tool proposed by clients has been added to the trading platform. The ADR Target bands are price target ranges based on the average daily range (ADR) of a market calculated over two different periods. The advantages of the ADR Target Bands:
As usual all clients can use these proposals for free.
SignalRadar is now being beta tested by clients. The SignalRadar runs trading strategies on our server. When a strategy opens a position, the SignalRadar shows the position in real-time in the trading platform. The positions are combined in tables and charts. You can browse through the tables and hook on to interesting trades with a few clicks. Orders can be placed directly from the tables. SignalRadar is free and available in both NanoTrader Free and NanoTrader Full.
As usual WH SelfInvest passes on all advantages to its clients. Due to important volume increases and excellent relationships we have been able to significantly lower the spreads on CFDs on Platinum and Palladium. The new spreads are 0,83 around market spread, which results in an average saving of around 50% for our clients. This is another example of why broker comparisons always consider WH SelfInvest as low-cost.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Gap Reversal strategy is based on a precisely defined chart pattern, which includes small gaps. This swing trading strategy can be used on most instruments. In addition to this new strategy, a screener, which looks for Gap Reversals, has been added to the ready-to-use screeners. The Gap Reversal pattern has been added to the list of chart patterns, which the trading platform detects automatically. This new strategy brings the number of free trading strategies in the platform to 58.
Read more about the Gap Reversal strategy.
NanoTrader Free and Full can automatically detect chart patterns. Two new chart patterns have been added to the trading platform. The Hikkake pattern is used by Daniel Chesler. The One Day Reversal pattern was used by the famous trader Jesse Livermore.
Read more about the Hikkake and the One Day Reversal patterns.
Sign up for the stock-box service and we will administer your stock portfolio for you.
Read more about our efficient, low cost Stock-box service.
A new screener called ' Volatility and Trend' has been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. The screener is ready to screen indices, forex, metals, U.S. stocks and European stocks. The advantages of this new screener are:
Read more about the Volatility and Trend screener.
New futures traders can opt for one of two Starter packages. The Starter packages combine the NanoTrader Free and the NanoTrader Full trading platforms with our respected extended historical market data. Traders can choose historical market data for one future. The price is € 5.
Conditions apply and can be read here.
The screeners section has been expanded. Besides making your own screeners you can also utilize ready-to-use screeners.
Read more about the ready-to-use screeners.
Five of the more than 55 free trading strategies available in NanoTrader Full have been added to the NanoTrader Free. These five strategies are: Break-out Big candle, MAD Rebound, Open Trade, Range Break-out and Range Leader. NanoTrader Free users can now explore some of the many free trading strategies before deciding to switch to the NanoTrader Full. It is possible to switch trading platform every month.
The NanoTrader trading platform automatically detects a variety of chart patterns.
Read more about the ready-to-use chart patterns.
Nine markets have been added to our CFD on stocks offer. These markets give you even more access to the continents of America, Europe, Australia and Asia. In total we now offer CFDs on no less than 17 stock markets. This is probably the widest CFD product range available.
These are all markets available.
All five stock-boxes continue to put in a good performance over the last months. Every stock-box outperforms the MSCI World Index. The NASDAQ 100 Outperformers is currently the strongest stock-box with a gross return of +23,21% over 9 months. Sign up for the stock-box service and we will administer your stock portfolio for you.
Read more about the Stock-box service.
A new trading tool has been added to the NanoTrader platform. Trader Kroum 'Koko' Petkov places a lot of emphasis on managing open positions correctly. His free risk management tool for NanoTrader displays pop-up messages providing instant suggestions on how to manage open positions according to his trading approach.
Read more about the Koko risk management tool.
The reputed finance magazine "€uro am Sonntag" extensively tested 11 CFD brokers on 758 criteria. In this test, the most extensive test of the brokerage sector, WH SelfInvest was reconfirmed as being the best broker. In important categories such as order execution, trading platform and education materials, WH SelfInvest took first place. In addition, the testers judge our offer has being low-priced!
The full article (German only) can be read here.
"WH SelfInvest leads in overall client satisfaction and takes top spot in the majority of service elements measured in the study." The 2017 Investment Trends CFD-Forex Report, based on the opinion of more than 7.000 traders, indicates that WH SelfInvest has the highest overall client satisfaction and the No. 1 ranking in 9 important categories: Quality of order execution – Client service – Trading platform functionalities – Range of instruments and forex pairs – Risk management tools – Trading platform stability – Trading ideas and strategies – Educational programs – Charting.
Contingent orders for futures are now available directly via the order ticket. The NanoTrader platform will automatically place your target and stop loss orders when your position has been opened. Easy and simple. This new functionality is in addition to the TradeGuard function which allows you to automatically place target and stop loss orders. More than 15 types of stop orders are now available. For example: trailing stop, time stop, periods high-low stop, break-even stop etc.
A new tool has been added to the trading platform. Trader Rob Hoffman designed the Inventory Retracement Bar (IRB) in order to exploit the market behaviour of institutions with large positions. The IRB can be used for signals or as a complete trading strategy by adding Rob Hoffman's stop loss order criteria.
Read more about the Inventory Retracement Bar.
A new chart type has been added to the trading platform. The WL Bars exclude time. Time is not relevant for traders, only movement. The WL Bars combine all the advantages of other 'pure movement' bars such as renko and Heikin Ashi. Besides being clear, the WL Bars allow for more precise stop loss management and, according to their creator, they give good reversal signals. These bars are an interesting innovation.
Read more about the WL Bars.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The LW Volatility Break-out strategy is a day trading strategy. The strategy is based on a daily break-out range designed by trader-author Larry Williams. Traders can use the strategy for all instruments on 5-minute charts. This new strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies in the platform to 56.
Read more about the LW Volatility Break-out strategy.
NanoTrader is already well-known for its many different order types and the ways in which these orders can be easily managed and combined. Yet more flexibility is added by two new order validity choices: 'Good after' and 'Good between'. 'Good after' launches an order of your choice at a particular hour. 'Good between' does the same and also cancels the order, if it is still open, at a particular hour.
The CFD offer has been expanded with mini CFDs on the DAX and the DOW. The mini CFDs have a value of 10 cents per point. This is 1/10 the size of the standard CFD. You can place more precise orders with the Mini CFDs by, for example, buying 5,2 DAX or 6,5 DOW. You can, for example, be long on the mini CFD and be short on the standard CFD at the same time. Finally, you can run, in parallel, different strategies on the mini CFD and the standard CFD.
A new client proposal has been added to the trading platform. The Heikin Ashi Histogram converts the popular Heikin Ashi candles into a an easy-to-interpret histogram. You can use the histogram to spot overbought and oversold market situations which may be trading signals. Changes from red to green or green to red around the zero-line also have the potential of being used as trading signals if in the direction of the trend.
Read more about the Heikin Ashi Histogram indicator.
A new client proposal has been added to the trading platform. The Day Comparer allows you to compare and understand trading days. You can compare either the full trading day or parts of the trading day. In one quick view you can see gaps, the evolution of volatility and the relative evolution of the market. A very useful tool worth exploring.
Read more about the Day Comparer tool.
In an detailed broker test performed by the prestigious German Consumer Institute broker WH SelfInvest was awarded 5 stars. In addition WH SelfInvest was declared the "Overall Winner" of the test. The German Consumer Institute praises the competitive rates, the legendary service, the excellent trading platform and the impeccable order execution. Everything the active investors needs, united in one broker!
The trading store contains tools, strategies, videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. The Heikin Ashi Morning Trend strategy is a so-called market open or morning strategy used to trade the DAX and the DOW. Trading signals only occur in the morning during a precise ‘window of opportunity’. The strategy and its tools were designed by Dr. Jürgen Abel.
Read more about the Heikin Ashi Morning Trend strategy.
All five stock-boxes delivered a positive performance in April. The weakest performance was +1,13% (Box 3: DAX outperformers). The strongest performance was +3,77% (Box 1: Stocks recommended by analysts). Each stock-box currently outperforms the MSCI world index. The 'momentum' logic as described by Nobel prize winner E. Fama and which is used to administer the stock-boxes is holding up. In May we say goodbye to some well-known stocks such as Facebook and Amazon.
Read more about the Stock-box service.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The 1-Minute Breaks strategy is a high-tempo trading strategy which gives numerous signals. This is typical for a strategy in a 1-minute time frame. The signals are filtered using the Supertrend indicator and volatility. Nevertheless the trader must use a degree of discretion to judge which signals to use. This new strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies in the platform to 55.
Read more about the 1-Minute Breaks strategy.
The price feed for CFD on German stocks has been upgraded to the superior Deutsche Börse price feed. This price feed is the most liquid for German stocks. Charting and technical analysis on stocks is hereby significantly improved. The cost for this extra service is covered by WH SelfInvest, all clients benefit from this new superior price feed free of charge.
In one of the main German language broker comparisons active investors voted WH SelfInvest "Nr. 1 Futures Broker" and "Nr. 3 CFD Broker". For five years in a row now WH SelfInvest is the only broker who has consistently achieved a Top 3 position in both these major broker disciplines. There is no cheaper broker for futures offering the same high-speed technology and order execution. There is no CFD broker with a lower spread on the DAX and on the DOW. Thank you everybody who voted for WH SelfInvest.
You do not have the time or the discipline to keep your stock portfolio up-to-date? You are not so it interested in expensive asset management or investment funds with an opaque cost structure? You still like to be involved and to keep an eye on your portfolio? The Stock-box service is designed with you in mind. The Stock-box service is a low cost solution to build a solid stock portfolio and to keep it constantly up-to-date. This service is cheap, simple, transparent, well-organized and concentrates on big stocks in important markets.
Read more about the Stock-box service.
During the prestigious 2017 Technical Analysis Fair a jury of professional traders awarded WH SelfInvest the "Grand Prix de l'Excellence : Meilleur Courtier Futures". By awarding WH SelfInvest this professional accolade the jury confirms the legendary service, low commissions, high-speed order execution and the quality of the unbeatable NanoTrader trading platform.
Read more about the futures offer.
The trading store contains tools, strategies, trader videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. Traders often wonder "how do I avoid being stopped out too early, so I do not miss the main market move" and "how can I buy two lots, sell one with a small profit and keep one to profit as much as possible from a big market move". The Longlife stop solves the first question. The Longlife Multitarget stop solves both questions.
Read more about the Longlife stops.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Forex Gap Close strategy identifies price gaps between the closing price on Friday and the opening price on Sunday. When a price gap occurs the strategy attempts to profit from the closing of the gap. The strategy uses multiple price targets in an attempt to get the most out of a closing gap. An automatically updating table shows the size of the gaps, if any. The table also indicates if it is an up-wards or a downwards gap. This new specialized forex strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies integrated in the NanoTrader platform to 54.
Read more about the Forex Gap Close strategy.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Range Break-out strategy detects when the market is in a range. Once a range has been detected the strategy will give a signal if the market breaks out of the range. The trader can opt, for example, for break-outs in the direction of the trend or break-outs against the trend. This interesting new strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies integrated in the NanoTrader platform to 53.
Read more about the Range Break-out strategy.
Three new futures have been added to the Eurex product range. The VSTOXX future is the European equivalent of the US future based on the popular VIX 'fear index'. The index measures the mood of the market participants. A high value indicates that market participants are nervous and volatility is likely to be high. The two other new futures are futures on respectively Italian (Euro-BTP) and the French (Euro-OAT) government bonds. Trading volume on these futures appears to be significant. All three futures can be traded by via WH SelfInvest at our usual low order commissions.
The trading store contains tools, strategies, trader videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. These tools based on Heikin Ashi candles have been programmed by German trader Helmut Schmidt. The Heikin Ashi tools package consists of 5 tools: 1 indicator, 1 filter, 1 trendchart and 2 stops.
Read more about these Heikin Ashi tools.
The trading store contains tools, strategies, trader videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. The M2W – TSS strategy has been programmed by Dutch trader Aloys Mattijssen. Aloys Mattijssen uses his proprietary day trading strategy since many years. The strategy, which trades the DAX and forex pairs, trades on strong momentum in the direction of the trend. M2W – TSS is easy to master.
Read more about the M2W – TSS strategy.
A new client proposal has been added to the trading platform. The Commodities Forecast indicator allows traders to calculate a price channel for every commodity. These price channels are based on forecasts provided by the famous Worldbank. Traders will usually trade a combination of commodities using this tool.
Read more about the Commodities Forecast tool.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Commodities Forecast strategy focuses on commodities such as oil, gold and gas. The strategy is usually applied on a selection of commodities and bases itself on price forecasts from the reputed World Bank. It is mainly a swing trading strategy but days with several trades can occur. Traders who have been thinking about adding commodities to their trading activities, should consider this uncomplicated strategy. This new strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies integrated in the NanoTrader platform to 52.
Read more about the Commodities Forecast strategy.
The trading store contains tools, strategies, trader videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. The automated Fibonacci drawing package draws both the Fibonacci levels and the Fibonacci extensions. The package contains both a traditional option which draws the Fibonacci levels based on a trend which just ended and a more free-style option which draws the Fibonacci levels based on time. Four choices are provided for determining the trend on which the Fibonacci levels are based: the SuperTrend indicator, the Univers-Bourse trend detector, crossing moving averages and market price versus exponential moving average. This package is free.
Read more about the automated Fibonacci levels and extensions.
The trading store contains tools, strategies, trader videos and historic data. Many of the strategies have been programmed by well-known traders. Some are free, some are paying. The WL 0800 Range Break-out strategy has been programmed by trader Wim Lievens. The strategy only uses charts based on price movements. It does not use charts based on time. Traders also get 1 hour of personal coaching by Wim Lievens. This strategy is easy to understand, easy to use and trades at a particular point in time.
More about the WL 0800 Range Break-out strategy.
The minimum required to open a futures trading account has been reduced to € 5.000. This reduction fits in with the trend of the exchanges launching smaller futures contracts such as the Mini-DAX and the mini EUR/USD.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The MAD Rebound is a day trading strategy which can be used for trading forex, indices and oil. Interestingly this trading strategy seems to perform at its best when the market is moving up and down in a sideways range. MAD stands for moving average distances. This new strategy brings the total number of free trading strategies integrated in the NanoTrader platform to 51.
Read more about the MAD Rebound strategy.
Account applications can now be submitted on-line. The procedure is easy and quick. It is possible to submit an account application for every WH SelfInvest office: Germany, France, Luxemburg and Belgium. On-line applications are processed efficiently in order of arrival on working days. This is the fastest process to open a new account.
A new client proposal has been added to the trading platform. The heatmap visualizes the strength and the size of market movements. The tool makes it easy to compare the performance of different markets or of the same market on different days. The heatmap also solves a classic trader 'problem' ...
Read more about the heatmap.
Free extensive historic data is now available for all the main markets. The extensive historical data is available in ticks (4 days), 1 minute (45 days) and 5 minutes (223 days). Activation of the data in the platform is done via the trading store. Imply select all markets you are interested in. The NanoTrader is a backtesting and trading strategies power house.
A new trading strategy/tool has been added to the store. VWAP stands for volume weighted average price. Meaning, prices at which a lot of orders were executed weigh more heavily in the calculation of the average price. The VWAP is very popular with day traders as it indicates key trading levels around which many trading strategies can be designed. The TWAP or time weighted average price is a related concept.
Read more about the excellent VWAP and TWAP.
A new day trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. This brings the total of complete, free trading strategies integrated in the platform to ... 50. Many of these strategies have been designed by famous traders. This new strategy combines the well-known Keltner channels with the concept of trend pullbacks. Chester Keltner was a grain trader in Chicago from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Read more about the Keltner Trend Pullback strategy.
A new day trading strategy has been added to the store. The strategy is called Pullback Scalper and has been programmed by trader Edin Babajic. Mr. Babajic is a long-term NanoTrader user and one of a growing number of traders which start to send in strategies, codes and templates. One of the great strengths of the Pullback Scalper strategy is its simplicity. Both novice and experienced traders can easily use this strategy specialized in U.S. market indices.
Read more about the Pullback Scalper strategy.
The very respected German consumer report Fuchs Briefe has published its annual broker comparison. WH SelfInvest was once more awarded the Nr. 1 Best Broker award. According to Fuchs Briefe "It is nearly unbelievable but WH SelfInvest again succeeded in improving itself. The product offer has expanded even more, the prices are very good and the service of this broker is simply top!". In addition Fuchs Briefe published an analysis of its broker comparisons over the last five years. WH SelfInvest has the best average score over five years and was thus awarded the coveted number one spot on the prestigious "consistently best brokers" list.
Read the full report.
WH SelfInvest clients now have access to the educational trading videos of popular German trader coach Erdal Cene. Over 30 hours of education, explanation, advice, tips and trades by this professional trader are available for free. These German language videos can be viewed directly in the NanoTrader platform after you activate them via the trading store.
The active investors of the website Brokerdeal have awarded WH SelfInvest two extremely high recommendation scores. Recommendation scores of a staggering 93% and 88% were measured for the futures offer and the CFD-Forex and stocks offer respectively. These results tie in with the conclusions of the latest Investment Trends study which have shown that WH SelfInvest is the broker which is most recommended by its clients.
Three new indicators proposed by clients have been added to the trading platform. The Rainbow GMMA indicator, also called Guppy's Rainbow, was designed to visualize the short term and the long term trend. The second indicator is called the Rainbow MA indicator and is derived from Guppy's Rainbow. The Elliot Oscillator was designed by trader Linda Raschke. This interesting day trading indicator detects situations where new price highs/lows and new momentum highs/lows coincide. As usual all clients can use these proposals for free.
An overview of all client proposals can be found here.
Active investors using the NanoTrader platform can buy or rent via the store tools and strategies programmed by well-known traders. A new package has been added to the store. The package is called the WL Day Trading System and has been programmed by trader Wim Lievens. The package contains 3 day trading strategies plus 1 hour of personal coaching. Interestingly the strategies are all traded from the same chart. Traders do not need to change charts or parameters. Also included is Wim's Strategy Selector tool, which informs users which strategy to use depending on market conditions.
More about this day trading system.
A new trading strategy has been added to the NanoTrader platform. The Momentum Pinball strategy designed by Linda Raschke and Larry Connors is an easy to use strategy for positions which are kept either one or two days. This interesting strategy can be used for market indices and stocks. The name comes from the unique Pinball technical indicator. In total there are now 48 complete strategies available for free in the NanoTrader Full platform.
Two new client proposals have been added to the trading platform. Both proposals are patterns to detect market reversal points. The first pattern is the One Day Reversal pattern defined by well-known trader Jesse Livermore. The second pattern is a candlestick pattern called the Hikkake pattern. Clients can propose tools and indicators for the NanoTrader platform.
An overview of all client proposals can be found here.
Two new strategies have been added to the trading platform. Both strategies are scalping strategies. The strategies try to make small profits with a high percentage of winning trades. The Trading Range Index Scalper strategy can be used in the morning and in the afternoon on the major U.S. and European indices. The Trading Range FX Scalper strategy can be used in the afternoon on the major forex pairs. In total there are now 47 complete strategies available for free in the NanoTrader Full platform.
The latest Investment Trends CFD-Forex Report, based on the opinion of more than 15.000 traders, indicates that WH SelfInvest has the highest client satisfaction across multiple areas: charting, trading platform features, trading ideas and strategies, educational materials, range of trading tools, range of research tools and customer service. These areas are key to WH SelfInvest which positions itself as the best broker for traders with a serious approach to trading, who want to learn, who want to continually improve themselves and who want the best real trading platform available.
During the prestigious 2016 Technical Analysis Fair a jury of professional traders awarded WH SelfInvest the "Grand Prix de l'Excellence : Meilleur Courtier Futures". By awarding WH SelfInvest this professional accolade the jury confirms the legendary service, low commissions, high-speed order execution and the quality of the unbeatable NanoTrader trading platform.
Read more about the futures offer.
Active investors using the NanoTrader platform can buy or rent via the store, apps, tools and strategies programmed by well-known traders. A new package has been added to the store. The package is called Simplified Trading and has been programmed by trader Carsten Umland. In the package Carsten Umland offers his trading strategy based on his trademark Reversal Bars and Moving Bars.
Read more about this strategy.
A new free trading signal has been added to the NanoTrader trading platform. The "Range Break-out" signal detects trading ranges and gives signals when a break-out occurs. The user can select the direction(s) of the break-outs.
Read more about this signal.
In a comparison of online brokers, about 1.000 readers of the website OnlineBroker-Portal voted WH SelfInvest as the best online futures broker. This first place award confirms the quality of WH SelfInvest's futures trading platform, its low commissions, the legendary support and the high speed order execution.
The spread on the CFD UK crude oil (Brent) has been reduced from 7 points to 5 points.
As usual on our stock CFD, the bid-ask prices on which you can place orders are real market prices. We do not widen spreads. In addition a price improvement mechanism has been implemented. Any order in normal market size will get an execution price which is at least equal, and possibly even better, than the primary underlying exchange as illustrated in the example on the right.
New "Day CFD" have been introduced. These CFD have very low spreads. Positions must be closed at the end of the day. The DAX Day CFD has a spread of 0,8 point from 8h00 to 22h00. The position must be closed by 22h00. The DOW Day CFD has a spread of only 2 points from 8h00 until the US markets open. The spread from the US market open until 22h00 is 1 point. The position must be closed by 22h00.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) recently changed the minimum spread on its Euro FX future (CEX) to 0,5 pip. This spread reduction makes the EUR/USD future more competitive versus standard spot forex contracts. With an average daily volume of more than $30 billion this is one of the most liquid places to trade forex.
On the occasion of the World of Trading fair WH SelfInvest interviewed five professional traders: Birger Schäfermeier, Michael Voigt, Rene Wolfram, Thorsten Helbig and Erdal Cene. In addition we interviewed a representative of the Eurex exchange regarding the Eurex's recent launch of the Mini-DAX future.
The interviews, which are in German, can be found in this list.
The range of technical indicators available in the NanoTrader platform has been expanded with 30 new indicators: Adaptive moving average, Aroon oscillator, Aroon oscillator divergence, ATR dynamic bands, BB minimax width, BB Squeeze, BB Width, Coloured MA, DEMA plus, Double stochastics, Dynamic RSI, Dynamic RSI WV, Hull MA, Linear regression, MACD trendmeter, MACD trendmeter signal, Monthly pivot points, My TRIX, Pivot MA, Pivot points, Pivot points monthly, Pivot points weekly, QQE, RAVI, Stochastics RSI, Three crows, TRIXX, VHF, Weekly pivot points, Woody commodity channel. 169 indicators are now available in NanoTrader. In addition there are indicators made by clients.
The range of drawing tools in the NanoTrader trading platform has been expanded to include Andrews Pitchfork and the ABCD tool.