Financial Trading

Why ‘Scaled exits’ are a great idea

Why ‘Scaled exits’ are a great idea

Scaled exits are nothing new. You’ll read about the old masters scaling out of their trades – they were doing it a hundred years ago or more. And scaling has always been a permanent fixture of the futures trading scene. Many futures order platforms actually have the facility to place scaled exit orders built right […]...

5 tips for trading from home

5 tips for trading from home

If you already have some experience behind you you’ll know full well it is certainly possible to trade from home around a day-job. You CAN get started with a very small trading bank (and it’s nothing to be ashamed of). And, if I have been doing my job properly, you’ll know my material – both […]...

The most dangerous number in trading

The most dangerous number in trading

I’ve been getting more emails about Plugin Trader (PIT) recently… People asking whether it really does only take a few minutes in the evening, there must be some kind of catch etc. I answer as best I can (without giving the entire strategy away!). And the answer is, yes! It really does take just a […]...

How to spread a £10k account

How to spread a £10k account

In last week’s email we looked at strategies for further growth on bigger accounts. Once your account reaches a decent size you’re suddenly faced a bit of a dilemma… you’d need to stake huge lumps of money on each of your trades in order to maintain the performance of your strategy. Staking £100 per pip definitely has […]...

84% profit in 22 weeks – and growing

84% profit in 22 weeks – and growing

A question in from Chris, one of our merry band of PlugIn Trader members: “I’ve been trading actively for 22 weeks now and I’m at 84% profit, starting very slowly from a very modest pot.  I figured I would make my mistakes and get my trading mindset in place without too much skin in the […]...

Avoiding ‘fuzzy-headed thinking’ errors

Avoiding ‘fuzzy-headed thinking’ errors

We’re slipping into ‘sickness bug’ season here. One child is off school ill, and I’m praying the rest of us don’t get it. But should you carry on trading when feeling ill or a bit off colour? It’s easy to plough-on like a trooper but any fuzzy-headed thinking can create big problems for the afflicted […]...

How ‘boring’ records bring big-gain boosts

How ‘boring’ records bring big-gain boosts

Here’s something that’ll DEFINITELY improve your trading… It’s won’t be the most thrilling thing you’re heard today (so you can stop gripping the arms of your chair now) but it works like nothing else. I’m talking about keeping records of your trading exploits. I think there are 2 parts to keeping good trading records: there’s […]...

This hidden ‘feedback loop’ shows what REALLY works in the markets

This hidden ‘feedback loop’ shows what REALLY works in the markets

I know metals aren’t exactly ‘of-the-moment,’ what with all this talk of Cryptocoins lighting up your inbox, but Gold headlines have been catching my eye… “Korean threat sparks Gold gains” “Gold could reach $1,400 as drums of war grow louder” “Gold bearish reversal pattern this month!” “Gold tumbles most since July (as Bitcoin bounces)” Each […]...

‘Quick Kill’ Vs ‘Slow Burn’

‘Quick Kill’ Vs ‘Slow Burn’

I had a conversation with two different people this week about trends. And it got me thinking a bit. Trends are a ‘thorny issue’. They seem to be one of those areas that have a few different workable approaches. And some traders can get a bit prickly when defending the ‘proper’ (i.e. their) way of […]...

The controversy over Crypto Coins

The controversy over Crypto Coins

Last week’s email about Crypto coins and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) got a few people hot under the collar… One reader is even in the process of launching his own coin and wrote in to tell me how he found my comments a bit ‘out of order.’ Here’s what he said: I read your Nest […]...

When reality TV stars blow the ‘fresh air’ of coin offerings

When reality TV stars blow the ‘fresh air’ of coin offerings

Bernard Baruch – investment behemoth and all round ‘big cheese’ – describes the Wall Street scene in the days leading up to 1929’s big crash: “Taxi drivers told you what to buy. The shoeshine boy could give you a summary of the day’s financial news as he worked with rag and polish… My cook had […]...

The secret of Satan’s Airbag

The secret of Satan’s Airbag

There’s a water sports centre near where I live – a big lake where you can go and learn to windsurf or sail. And at the end of the last school term (the children have broken up for summer hols now) there was a bit of a buzz going around amongst the parents about a new addition to the […]...

The draining impact of the pantomime villain

The draining impact of the pantomime villain

So, Usain Bolt – greatest sprinter the world has seen – ended his career with an underwhelming bronze medal in the 100m last Friday. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Where was the fairy tale final 1st place finish? Instead of Usain and his beaming grin, it was a twice-convicted American drug cheat who […]...

The unholy war of System V’s Strategy

The unholy war of System V’s Strategy

A question comes in from a reader: Aren’t you contradicting yourself when you’re dissing off the peg “forex systems” at the very same time you’re promoting the use of them? It’s a fair point, and one that probably needs a bit of explanation. It’s easy to miss the subtle difference between ‘system’ and ‘strategy’ when […]...

Norman gulps down the bait and chokes

Norman gulps down the bait and chokes

Back in the olden days, before iPhones and social media took over the world, the best way to chat to other traders was through internet forums. Now these forums were a bit hit and miss. Some of them were plagued with bullying and name-calling, some of them weren’t worth the pixels on your screen (full […]...

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