hey all. ive been lurking around ET posting every now and then with questions about trading. FX interets me a lot, and i have a few questions for some of those that may know more. First, is forex considered a non-zero-sum game or zero-sum? In FX trading it seems pretty zero-sum to be, but theoretically money can be printed and "made", so... also, i have been demo trading for a while with Oanda. i got some FX technical basics and stuff. What time frame do you personally generally trade in? swing, intraday, etc? how long do you usually hold a position, and how many different "indicators" or whatever do you need giving the green light in order for you to take a position? seems a lot of people are using 5 and 15 minute chart. do these work mostly for intraday traders? although im interested in learning more about the fundamental side of trading, FX seems to lean toward the technical side a lot, and technical tools are easier to come by if your a home based retail trader like me. Oanda seems lacking in indicators, a lot of of the obscure crazy japanese ones im interested in arent available, along with fibonacci stuff, or at least im not seeing it... so far, im trying to get a feeling for candlestick reversal patterns (hammer, shooting star, engulfing, doji, hanging man), bollinger bands, and RSI. these all seem to be well respected by a majority of people as useful indicators. any input would be great. As for news, i havent figured out really how to even use it in trading. its quite confusing (again im reading seem news feeds on the oanda demo), and i suppose pure technical traders dont use news, but i would like to be balanced and learn both sides of trading. i guess i just wanted to put a little info out there on what im doing, and see if anyone had input/suggestions. anyway, thanks for your time.