Stop Loss Orders
- Stop Loss Orders
Stop loss orders are limits set by traders at which they will automatically enter or exit trades.
- Setting Stop Loss Orders
Base your stops on technical levels otherwise they will cost you money. Arbitrary levels are liable to be breached by the normal cycle.
- Adjusting Stop Loss Orders
Lock in your profits and ride the trend, avoiding shake-outs by minor corrections.
- Maximum Acceptable Loss
An objective formula used to assess the risk associated with each trade.
- Trailing Stop Loss Orders
A powerful formula for limiting losses, protecting profits and avoiding false signals.
- Trailing Percentage Stops
Trailing Percentage Stops work with a ratchet effect, trailing price movements by a set percentage.
- Trading Traps: The Shakeout
Tricks of the Trade: A market professional may want to accumulate a large position in a stock that is trending strongly...
- The Fakeout
Tricks of the Trade: If a market professional sits with a large sell order and the stock is consolidating....
- Pump and Dump
Tricks of the Trade: Also referred to as ramping, this is an old trick often perpetrated by sly old hands who prey on newcomers.
- Bull & Bear Traps
One of the most reliable Point and Figure chart patterns, Bull Traps occur when an upward breakout retreats back below the new support level.
- Trading Psychology
Your biggest enemy, when trading, is within yourself. Success will only come when you learn to control your emotions.
- Know Your Trading Style
What personality style are you? And how does this suit becoming a trader?
- Searching for the Holy Grail
Most traders are on the lookout for ways to improve their trading, but some dedicate their lives to searching for the holy grail.
- Trading With Emotions
Before you can manage your emotions it helps to understand what causes them. Our brains and endocrine system are a veritable narcotics factory...
- Investors Logic
Investors often use distorted logic when buying stocks: what goes up must come down? Stocks that rise steeply in price and make new highs are viewed as expensive ...
- Gamblers Logic
If I toss a coin and heads turns up five times in a row. Which side is more likely to turn up the next time? Heads or tails?
- Finding the Right Trading Course
Finding the Right Trading Course (and avoiding the obvious pitfalls): If you had to enrol on a one-week trading course, you may learn some good basic trading skills.
- Becoming an Expert Trader
Becoming an Expert Trader (and the value of trading courses): It may take 3 to 5 years to become a good trader. Becoming an expert could take even longer ...
- Trading Basics
The secret of successful trading: adjust your trading system to prevailing market conditions...
- Market Leaders
Market leaders deliver superior returns compared to laggards, offering more consistent growth...
- Market Direction
The market exerts a powerful influence on the performance of individual stocks. Study the big picture first before looking at any shares in isolation.
- Trend Direction
The key to successful trend trading.
- Entry Signals
Perfect timing: use momentum oscillators to signal entry points in the trend.
- Stop Loss Protection
Stop-loss orders are a critical element in any trading system, to protect your capital and to lock in profits.
- Exit Signals
Increase profits: use trend indicators to time your exit from trends. Adjust the Indicator Time Frame to suit the cycle being traded.
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