Using a Forex Trading Simulator in Excel

In my last post I showed you how to use the Deriscope Stock Trading Simulator Excel spreadsheet to place simulated BUY and SELL market orders on US stocks traded on IEX (the Investors Exchange). In this post I will guide you through another Excel spreadsheet called DsTradingSimulatorFX.xlsm that you can also download for free. This new spreadsheet allows you to place simulated BUY and SELL orders on specific currencies based on real time bid/offer quotes supplied by the TrueFX live feeds provider. As usually, the only prerequisite is that you have previously installed the free Deriscope Excel Add-In – downloaded from the same site as above - that equips your Excel session with a wizard that allows you to fetch live data from various providers and also perform various financial calculations. Continue reading "Using a Forex Trading Simulator in Excel"

Using a Stock Trading Simulator in Excel

As I promised you in my previous article I am back with a review of a Stock Trading Simulator that works in Excel and does not suffer from the mentioned drawbacks that hamper all other available free simulators. Continue reading "Using a Stock Trading Simulator in Excel"

DeGiro – Vorsicht vor Währungswechselkosten beim AutoFX

DeGiro ist wohl der günstigste Broker in Deutschland. Allerdings muss man auch bei DeGiro aufpassen. Handelt man auf US-Börsen (und viele [quasi]-kostenlosten ETF sind dort handelbar), fallen die Währungswechselgebühren an! Schlimm ist, dass die nicht explizit ausgewiesen werden! Continue reading "DeGiro – Vorsicht vor Währungswechselkosten beim AutoFX"