Financial Trading

How to do ‘juicy worm’ trades without spending a penny

How to do ‘juicy worm’ trades without spending a penny

Her vicious eye stared me down. Ill-intent chilled my bones. She looked behind to check her friend was there to back her up and released her fury: “Cruuuuaaaaaaaaaaaaak!” Then, with a theatrical ruffle of her feathers, she went back to pecking the soil. We’ve got three new hens. And the old ones are NOT happy! […]...

The secret of trading ‘stutter swings’

The secret of trading ‘stutter swings’

In an ideal world the market moves nice and smooth. It sets off strong in one direction (up or down, we’re not fussy) and we wait for a pause. We look for a little pullback. And then we enter the trade. This is the Continuation signal we’ve been examining recently. It’s the ‘bread and butter’ […]...

Getting into the swing (Marc Rivalland-style)

Getting into the swing (Marc Rivalland-style)

Welcome to the Traders Nest book club! If you missed last week’s email we’re working through a batch of trading books I’ve been asked to review. We put the titles out to vote and Swing Trading by Marc Rivalland won by a nose. So this is the first one we’ll be examining. I’ve completed my […]...

Why markets get manipulated (and what to do about it)

Why markets get manipulated (and what to do about it)

An email arrives from a worried reader… He’d been watching an online trading video where it told him – shock! – that financial markets were being manipulated. That sometimes, when the price went up, it shouldn’t really be going up. And when the prices went down they shouldn’t really be going down. The video said […]...

How to get back into your groove after lockdown

How to get back into your groove after lockdown

Here’s what to do when coming back to trading after a break… The same principles apply whether it’s an extended weekend, or an enforced ‘trading vacation,’ like you may have had if you’ve been avoiding recent market volatility. The thing is that it’s only natural to feel a little bit off-kilter when you’ve been pulled […]...

Last night’s crude joke…

Last night’s crude joke…

I have never seen anything like it in my life… In fact, I don’t think anyone else can claim to have seen it either! Last night, as the May 2020 Crude Oil Futures contract approached expiry, the price went NEGATIVE for the first time ever. At tea time here in the UK the oil price […]...

Which one’s safest – Forex or Shares?

Which one’s safest – Forex or Shares?

It’s everywhere at the moment. Some traders play it safe and wait on the sidelines. Others are convinced choppy markets are where their treasure lies. So let’s play devil’s advocate… let’s say you’re about step out and seek your fortune in the financial markets, which will it be? Will it be stocks and shares; precious […]...

Medieval market manipulation

Medieval market manipulation

A while ago I watched a film about a crazy horse race in Italy… It was recorded in Italian with English subtitles but it had me hooked from start to finish (and since I speak barely a word of Italian beyond ciao this was quite something!). Twice a year, in Siena, they hold this extreme […]...

Weird scenes inside the goldmine

Weird scenes inside the goldmine

I’m not going to turn this week’s email into yet another “what to do in the face of Covid-19” missive. I’m sure your inbox is crammed full of that kind of stuff already. Mine certainly is! What I’m going to suggest instead is that you treat this remarkable period in history as an invaluable part […]...

What to do when chaos reigns

What to do when chaos reigns

I’m sure I don’t need to ask, but… Holy smokes! Did you see the market carnage on Monday? Crude Oil down 30% at one point… S&P Futures hitting the ‘circuit breaker’ and trading halted… interesting times indeed. Now when we look at events like this I’m going to ask you to think about the markets […]...

How to profit from the ‘Petrov effect’

How to profit from the ‘Petrov effect’

As traders we’re taught to perform in an almost robotic way. We each have our system for approaching the markets and here are many different systems. But is such a ‘mechanical’ way of doing things really best? In 99% of cases I think it is. But I also believe the ultimate way of trading is […]...

5 ways to trade well from home

5 ways to trade well from home

I’m taking us right back to basics this week. If you’ve been bitten by the trading bug and are getting ready to move things up a gear, let me give you some words of experience that’ll help. These are five of my top tips that will help you to trade well from home. 1) Trade […]...

How to find great trades with ‘boring’ economic data

How to find great trades with ‘boring’ economic data

Do things like interest rate policy and employment statistics bore you to tears? You’re not alone. High-level economic data is often headline news, but goodness me it can be pretty dry and boring stuff to read! I’ve received a few emails from traders who think the same. Their most common question usually goes something like […]...

The best way to scale out your trades

The best way to scale out your trades

Let me tell you about ‘scaled exits’. There is nothing new about scaled exits. You’ll read about the old masters of trading 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 […]...

How to defeat the #1 danger to traders

How to defeat the #1 danger to traders

Calling day traders: I have something very interesting for you today. It’s a very interesting tool developed by one of my favourite traders: Jason Alexander. You probably already know Jason as the creator of Money Line, Renko Trader, Forex Fightback and AutoFX amongst many others. He’s been developing software and tools that help days traders to make serious returns […]...

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