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ZuluTrade – Automated Forex Trading Systems Tracker

ZuluTrade

Greetings everyone. Some of you may remember my adventures with FXDD Auto a while back. Well it’s kid of funny how things work out but it seems I’ve found another similar tracker of Forex signal providers. This one goes by the odd name of ZuluTrade. I must thank “JOhn” form the NO BS Forum for bringing this website to my attention. Now let’s get into the meat of the review.

So what is ZuluTrade?

Well, put simply ZuluTrade is website that allows you to automatically (handled by trade robots) execute trade signals offered by various “Forex signal providers”, and best of all, you get this at no cost to you (that means “For Free” for those of you who love cliches). ZuluTrade acts sort of like a bridge between you and the Forex signal providers. You not only get detailed trade signal history data but a spiffy graph to dazzle your eyeballs too. My my, I bet some of you will start having wet dreams when you see those equity curves. Ok, joking aside, let the review continue.

So you’re telling me this service is completely free?

Do I hear an echo? Seriously, yes! ZuluTrade get compensated for their services through the spread between the bid/ask prices. The revenues are then shared with the signal providers who generate the trade signals.

Who is placing the trades on my account? Do the experts know about my account?

None of the experts that recommend trades will ever know your account’s existence. ZuluTrade receives their recommendations, and checks the experts you have subscribed with in your account profile, and decides whether or not to autotrade their advice in your live account using a secure direct connection with the broker’s backend. Zulutrade’s patented engine places trades automatically with no human intervention. ZuluTrade service is server based, in other words you don’t even need to have your computer on.

Are the results hypothetical? There are a lot of websites that claim all kinds of results.

Every signal received by ZuluTrade is executed on at least one live / demo broker account. The results contain final spread, swap rates, and profit or loss from current open positions, hence all possible costs by the broker. The spread is the standard spread advertised by the broker you’re trading with. Hence our performance always reflects real market conditions. Due to the volatility of the markets, sometimes results may vary between accounts. All signals and trades executed on a demo account are considered to be hypothetical

What is the minimum deposit to open a new account?

You can open up either a standard account or a mini account. For a standard account is $20,000+ USD and for a mini account is $1,000+ USD. You know what, make that $2500 USD for a mini account. I made the grave mistake of opening up a sub $1000 account with FXDD Auto and I got what I deserved, which was to have my account wiped out during account drawdowns. Anyways, personal bitterness aside, those of you who don’t know the difference between a standard or a mini account permit me to educate you my dear benighted friend. With a standard-account each lot you trade is worth $100,000, while with a min-account each lot is worth $10,000. A lot by the way is standard unit size of a transaction. It might help to think of a lot as sort of like a “share”. But that might be a bit misleading as you’re now owning a piece of a company but rather a big pile of money. I think that should do it for now as I don’t want to get into the basics of forex here. I’m simply assuming that you already graduated from Forex kindergarten and are ready to “play with the big boys”.

Who picks the signal providers?

Nobody. Any individual can become a ZuluTrade signal provider. It is not possible on ZuluTrade to misrepresent the performance of the signals generated. If ZuluTrade shows a profit or loss, it is accurate, because details are confirmed by the dealing broker’s statements. For each pip stated in the performance section, there is a trade registered in the broker’s backoffice. The results are not hypothetical, but actual.

I like to think of ZuluTrade as being a Forex freelance website.

So what kind of performance should I expect?

Well, of course that varies based on what signal provider you choose, but just taking a quick look at the “top dog” I can see that from the beginning of this year till today this signal provider managed to churn out a profit of $141,218.50, closing 17,520 pips with a total of 925 trades. The average pip per trade was 18.94 so you can tell this signal provider uses some sort of intra-day trading style. So far there are currently 267 subscribers to this signal provider. Good for them. I bet they’re making people a lot of money and in turns making quite a nice chunk of change for themselves too.

OK buddy, what’s the catch?!

There isn’t any. Well, I guess the only “catch” is that you have to open a forex brokerage account with ZuluTrade as your IB (Introducing Broker). Currently you can choose between FXCM and Man Financial. Both are reputable Forex brokers in my opinion. To be honest, I don’t know too much about Man Financial so I’m going to go with FXCM as I already have an account with them.

Ok, you’ve convinced me, where do I sign?

First of all, I don’t want to be the one doing the convincing. Instead you should investigate this opportunity in detail and after you’ve done your research, then and only then give the service a try.

In conclusion I think ZuluTrade is a good alternative to the FXDD Auto platform. It certaintly is a bit more open in the sense that anyone who fancies himself a hot-shot forex trader can sign-up to become a signal provider on ZuluTrade. One thing is for sure when I open up and account with FXCM to try ZuluTrade’s signal providers I will certainly not repeat the mistake I made with FXDD Auto where I opened a mini-account with just $500. I would STRONGLY advise you to not play around and at least make the account size $2000 for a mini account, and DO NOT OVERLOAD your account with too many signal providers. I’m sure you folks are smart enough to figure out the proper leveraging needed.

On that note I conclude my review. I hope this makes you a lot of money and I wish you the best. If you have any questions about ZuluTrade or you just want to harass me with questions like “what’s a pip?” please feel free to do so by firing off an e-mail (as a test of your skill I’ll leave it up to you to find my e-mail in the first place)

You can reach ZuluTrade’s website at:

http://www.zulutrade.com

Review – Full Tilt Poker Affiliate Program

Full Tilt Poker

Hi everyone. It has been a long time since I’ve reviewed any affiliate program, but now that my blog is 100% moved over from blogspot I can concentrate on producing more content instead of messing around with WordPress and the rest. The affiliate program I am going to review today comes from “Full Tilt Poker“. As you can tell it has to do with online gambling, or more specific online poker. What distinguishes Full Tilt Poker from other online poker websites is that Full Tilt Poker has been founded or “designed by the pros” as Full Tilt Poker says on their website. Also their website is the only place where you’ll be able to play against the poker pros like: Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, John Juanda, etc. I think you get the point that Full Tilt Poker isn’t just your average cheap built in 5 minutes online poker site, so you know that this will be a major “selling point” when promoting their site, one that I believe will greatly increase your chances of success with the affiliate program offered by it.

So, can anyone join? Not quite, you have to be at least 18 years old to be eligible to join this affiliate program.

Don’t worry about marketing tool because Full Tilt will provide you with banners of all conceivable sizes and you’ll even get offline marketing materials which is pretty cool. I never used the offline marketing tools though as I prefer to stick mainly to online mainly because I have more experience in this field.

Now let’s talk money. Here are the two payment plans you have at your disposal:

  • Option A – CPA “Cost Per Acquisition Plan”
    Collect a one-time cash payment for each new, real-money sign-up, plus incentive bonuses for each player who continues playing on our site.
  • Option B – PRP “Percentage Revenue Plan”
    Earn a percentage of the net lifetime revenue of each new player you bring to FullTiltPoker.com.

Here is the percentage table for the PRP plan:

$1 – $10,000 20%
$10,001 – $25,000
25%
$50,000+ 35%

I prefer the PRP plan as you have a passive stream of income for as long as your referred player continues to play at Full Tilt Poker.

How do I get paid?

By the following methods: Moneybookers, EPassporte, Instadebit, Click2Pay, and of course Check.

Some of these payment processors such as EPassporte I’ve never heard of so I opted to receive my commissions via check. However, just to let you know if you plan on withdrawing via check you’re going to have to send in proof of ID. Also note that the minimum check size is $100, but if you find yourself having earned below that you can always use one of the other available methods.

Overall I’ve had great success with this particular affiliate program, and I believe if you persist you’ll succeed too. Stay tuned to this blog as I will be reviewing and introducing other good online gambling affiliate programs in the near future.

To join this affiliate program please click here and then click on the Partners link at the bottom of the website (opens in new window)

Review: V-Money global payment system

Hi everyone. Okay, I took a little break from my GoldenBux site but I got a little bored so I decided to write a review. Lol, aren’t I crazy ;)? Nevermind, don’t answer that question! :)

Today I am going to briefly review a new e-currency called V-Money (v-money). Well, v-money is not exactly new; they’ve been around for a while, but I just never gave them much notice. I opened an account, hmm, about a year ago and then just sort of forgot about it. I came across it my bookmarks file and it just struck me today that I should do a review of it on my blog, so here I am doing exactly just that.

Effective July 1st, 2007 www.v-money.net is owned and managed by Globyte S.A. a Panama Corporation duly incorporated and registered with the relevant authorities. On June 18, 2007 Globyte S.A has been issued a commercial license number 2007-4886 to process online payments. I believe they used to operate out of Switzerland with the corporation being registered in Seychelles, but as you can see above they’ve moved shop to Panama – a good thing in my humble opinion.

Now the first thing you should understand about v-money is that it is not backed by any precious metals so it is NOT what is commonly referred to as a DGC (digital gold currency). V-Money is more or less like paypal or like e-bullion e-currency, meaning that it is based solely on fiat money. There are obvious pros and cons to this, the most obvious pro is that you don’t have to pay any storage fees like you do with e-gold or e-bullion. So like I’ve said, v-money is more or less an alternative to Paypal or e-bullion e-currency. However it would not be quite correct to compare it to paypal because there is one BIG difference between v-money and paypal. With PayPal you can add/withdraw money from your account using PayPal’s OWN system, with v-money you CANNOT – you have to use a third party, or what most people call “an exchanger”. So from that point of view v-money is more like e-bullion e-currency.

Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of HYIPs and autosurfs have flocked to v-money. Now, I am not a big fan of HYIPs or autosurfs (I’ll be up front and tell you that most so called HYIPs are just scams and you WILL lose your money), but I can see why they’ve done so. V-Money being based out of Panama (and previously Switzerland with Seychelles IBC) offers excellent privacy and cannot be touched by the fascist US Government – like e-gold has been (and hurt quite badly I might add).

Ok, let’s talk about the all important fees. Here is their fee table:

Transfer – 1%

Withdrawal to e-gold – 5%

Deposit from e-gold – 2%

*Transfer Fees are charged to the RECEIVING ACCOUNT

You have the ability to nearly instantly move between v-money and e-gold. I say nearly instantly because most transfers are completed withing 24 hrs not instantly.

If you’re wondering how you can withdraw your v-money to your bank account or to some other financial medium, well, you’re going to have to use a third party exchanger. There is a list of officially sanctioned “exchange partners” on the v-money website.

I think that should be all the info you need to know. The next step is up to you. If you’re looking to add another e-currency to your portfolio then you’ve found it. If you’re like me your portfolio is probably already overflowing.

Have a good day/night/morning/evening/dusk/dawn..whatever…:)

P.S In case numerous links throughout the page have eluded your attention, the V-Money website can be seen at:

http://www.v-money.net

Review: Open2exchange P2P Gold Exchange

Greetings everyone. I am back with another review. This one is geared towards those of you who are interested in e-currencies and trading gold-backed digital currencies. The name of the site that I am going to review is called Open2exhange (aka O2E). O2E is basically an e-currency bourse (“stock” exchange). It allows you to buy or sell your gold currencies on an open market 24/7. This will no doubt save you the hefty commission fees charges by most e-currency exchange businesses.

Now let’s get into some commonly asked questions about Open2exchange (O2E).

How much is the membership fee?
Membership to Open2exchange is free.

How much are the brokerage fees?
Each time a trade is executed, Open2exchange automatically calculates a brokerage fee. This fee is exactly .40% of the value of the trade in if the trade is in PCX (Pecunix) and exactly .40% of the value of the trade if the trade is in any of the other supported Internet golds. This brokerage fee is divided equally between the buyer and the seller, so each party in the transaction pays 0.2% of the transaction value for PCX trades and 0.2% of the transaction value for the others.

How do I add funds to my account?
You can fund your account directly with e-gold, Pecunix, Webmoney Gold (WMG) or Loomster O2E-$. Open2Exchange does not accept ANY direct national currency funding. No account holder can withdraw national currency directly from Open2Exchange, its not possible. USD account withdrawals can be done via Loomster O2E-$. Example: If you have $100USD you can withdraw it and receive 100 O2E-$ on the Loomster system. To fund your account with digital currencies other than those we accept, please visit an exchange agent and convert to an accepted digital currency. Open2Exchange is not an exchange agent and does not sell digital currency.

Does Open2exchange protect my privacy?
Open2exchange will never divulge any of your information to any third party without a court order from a court of suitable jurisdiction. All your information in the Open2exchange database is encrypted with extremely strong AES encryption to ensure your protection.

Why can’t I cash out my balance of gold?
For security reasons, we only allow your account to cash out to your verified gold account. To load your verified gold account into the Open2exchange system, simply upload some gold from your gold account to the Open2exchange account using the “balances” page. Once you have uploaded gold, your account number will be saved by the Open2exchange system and all future cashouts will be made to that account.

Do I pay the brokerage fee if I cancel an open trade?
No, brokerage is only charged by the exchange as a trade is closed.

In addition to offering you the ability to trade digital gold currencies you can also exchange between e-gold and pecunix as well as exchange between metals (such as e-gold silver, palladium, platinum, etc).

To join this innovative site simply click on any of the Open2exchange links dispersed throughout this review (all of link open up in a new window)

I hope this site will be of service to you and I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog. Take care!

Review: Bidvertiser

Hello everyone. Today I am going to briefly review a very popular google AdSense/AdWords like company called Bidvertiser.

First let’s look at the Advertiser portion of Bidvertiser’s offering:

You’ll probably be spending most of your time as an Advertiser in what Bidvertiser calls the” Ads Center”. The first thing you have in the Ads Center interface is the “Ads Manager” sub-interface. The Ad Manager allows you to do the following:

  • Set Bids – view your current selected categories/sites and their associated max bids.
  • Edit Sites – Edit your categories/sites selection for your ad.
  • Edit Ad – change your ad title, description and URL.
  • Geo Targeting – Display your ads only to users from country or countries you select.
  • Delete Ad – delete an ad and permanently stop it from displaying.
  • Pause – temporarily stop an ad from displaying.
  • Resume – resume displaying a paused ad.
  • Daily Cap – set the maximum daily spending for an ad.

Next you have “Add New Add” which is self-explanatory. Then you have “Daily Budget. By setting your Daily Budget, you can control your costs. BidVertiser displays your ads as often as possible while staying within your Daily Budget. When the limit is reached, your ads will stop showing for that day. You may change your Daily Budget as often as you like.

Last but not least is “Performance Tracker”. The BidVertiser Performance Tracker allows you to count how many of the clicks we are sending to your website are converting to sales, signups, leads or any other user behavior you deem valuable. This valuable information will help you identify how effective are your ads and categories/sites you have selected.

Of course there are other critical sections of the interface that for the sake of brevity I cannot go into, but suffice it to say that all your needs will be met. I have been advertising on the Bidvertiser network for a while now and so far I have never had a need that could not be satisfied.

Now, let’s look at the section for Publishers:

The publishers interface is simple and effective. It has three subcategories: Add New Bidvertiser (obvious one), Template Design, and Ads Status. Now you may be wondering how much money you can make by being a Publisher. That all depends on many variables. The first variable is the perceived value of your website’s chosen category (when you add a new publisher zone you will be forced to categorize your website). Categories such as “Casino & Gambling” are obviously of higher value because of increased market competition. Advertisers compete to have their ads be displayed on your site and therefore drive up the CPC (cost per click). I’ve noticed that some categories have a suggested minimum cost per click of $1 and more. In other words, you can make a lot of money if your site generates lots of hits.

One of Bidvertiser’s great selling points is that you can finely tune the type of visitors you want to your site or the type of ads you want to be displayed on your site. Let’s say you’re an Advertiser and your site is about computer hardware reviews. Ok, well, what you want to do then is publish to websites that are related to your specific market niche. On the other hand if you’re a Publisher what you’d want to do is make sure you categorize your site properly so that Advertisers can display relevant content on your site.

Unlike google, Bidvertiser does not maintain two websites with different names (ie AdSense & AdWords), instead they have one encompassing interface which gives you the ability to use Bidvertiser as either a Publisher or as an Advertiser.

If you’re mainly interested in being an Advertiser click over here

New advertisers get $20.00 in FREE clicks!

If you’re mainly interested in being a Publisher click over here

Best of luck to you all and I hope this post was useful to you.

Goldex – Review (e-currency merchant)


Ok loyal blog readers, I’m back with a review of Goldex, which is a big player in the e-currency arena. I begame a customer of Goldex about 6 months ago when I just started in the whole HYIP (high-yield investment projects) arena. I was looking around for a e-currency merchant which will let me purchase e-bullion with my credit card, and voila! – I’ve found one.

According to Goldex’s website, their headquarters is located in Malta, of all places. Still, that should not be construed as being a bad thing. From all my dealings with then, I promptly received my e-bullion.

The process went like this:
1) I placed an order on their website.
2) I then scanned the pieces of identification they’ve asked of me (drivers license and utility bill) along with a “credit card authorization form”
3) They then called me up and asked me a bunch of questions to verify that I am who I say I am (I can understand then – credit card transactions are risky for them since they cannot get their e-bullion back once they send it to me)
4) I received the e-bullion gold I’ve ordered
5) Went to the fridge and got out a beer
5) Sat back at my PC..ok ok :) I’m just messing with you. Seriously though, it was that simple.

They offer a “no name” debit card which you can load with cash by sending them e-gold/e-bullion, but I have yet to try it. Maybe in the future I will do a review of it. This debit card is a perfect way to withdraw your earnings from HYIPs (see the right-hand side of my blog for some really good HYIPs) directly in the form of cash (available anywhere in the world where you have access to a debit machine).

Now for the most important part, fees! Here is what their website says about that:

“To purchase e-gold via Bank Wire our basic charge is 3.5%. Additionally, the following fees apply depending on the payment method you select.”

Method Additional Fee Minimum Fee

To purchase E-Bullion via Bank Wire our basic charge is 1.5%. Additionally, the following fees apply depending on the payment method you select.

Method Additional Fee Minimum Fee

If you want to purchase e-gold or e-bullion via credit card, they’ll charge you 15% I know that’s a bit high, but credit card transactions are very risky for them – think chargebacks, and the fact that once they send you e-gold/e-bullion they cannot get it back.

Here is the link to join:

http://www.goldex.net/r.php?ref=1945872