Start Trading

  • Start Trading
    Know what to trade. Know what direction to trade. Know when to trade. Know how much capital to trade. Know your costs. Know what time frame to trade. Know how much to trade. Know how to trade. Know when to quit.

Money Management

  • The 2% Rule
    Don't risk a large percentage of your capital on a single trade. Follow the 2% Rule.
  • Is 2% Right for Me?
    Not all traders face the same success rate. Short-term traders usually achieve higher success rates, while long-term traders achieve for higher risk-reward ratios.
  • Does 2% Protect From Drawdowns?
    The 2 Percent Rule assumes that stocks move independently of each other but when stocks fall, they tend to fall together.

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.
  • Stop Loss Traps
    For a market specialist, making money out of stop loss orders is as difficult as hunting dairy cows with a high-powered rifle and telescopic sights.....

Trading Traps

  • 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.
  • Stop Loss Traps
    For a market specialist, making money out of stop loss orders is as difficult as hunting dairy cows with a high-powered rifle and telescopic sights.....
  • 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.
  • CFD Opportunities & Pitfalls
    Opportunities and pitfalls of trading contracts for difference.

Trading Psychology

  • 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?

Trading Education

  • 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

  • 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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