Financial Trading

The worst market expert in the world

The worst market expert in the world

What could be more humiliating than constantly getting the answer wrong, in your own field of expertise, time-after-time? And not just getting things wrong, but doing so in a very public way, so everyone one can see exactly what it was you said would happen, and how wrong you actually were. Or even worse, something […]...

Olympic sack racing for beginners

Olympic sack racing for beginners

It was my children’s school sports day yesterday… We were 13 races in, the sun was beating down, the parents were still jostling for best viewing position on the sidelines, and an announcement went out for the year 6 sack race. Now one particular boy has won this race – by a country mile – […]...

7 steps to winning the mental game of trading

7 steps to winning the mental game of trading

I was flicking through an old trading journal of mine the other day. It’s a bit tattered around the edges, but those pages still contain absolute pearls of wisdom. And no…I’m not blowing my own trumpet too hard here. The notes I’d made were from when I was still trying to figure stuff out… I’d […]...

The ‘overclocking’ error that kills profits dead

The ‘overclocking’ error that kills profits dead

A question comes in from a client… “I particular love the _______ approach but find that certain important market factors are out of the ________ analysis such as Volume and Currency strength. Don’t you think these two factors somehow should be added?” Now this is a common temptation. It’s so easy to take a proven […]...

Special Forces style battle planning

Special Forces style battle planning

I was at a breakfast meeting once, and this ex-special forces guy gave a presentation on applying hardcore tactics to everyday business. One thing that really stuck in my mind – and immediately changed how I approached my trading – was the way they stay laser-focused on their missions… When the commanding officer is briefing […]...

My ‘sorting machine’ for finding great trading strategies

My ‘sorting machine’ for finding great trading strategies

There’s no shortage of trading systems and strategies available for you to buy. And just like in any industry there are good products and bad products. Do some careful research before spending your money and you can pick up a great system off the shelf, so why even bother designing your own? Well, the commercial […]...

Proof that ‘Spreadsheet Millions’ method fails

Proof that ‘Spreadsheet Millions’ method fails

Once upon a time I made a ‘million-pound’ spreadsheet. It was a beauty to behold. I even made a fancy graph too. It predicted how quickly my trading money was going to grow – all by making *just* one winning trade per day – and I virtually worshipped the thing. I could probably dig it […]...

Proof that ‘Spreadsheet Millions’ method fails

Proof that ‘Spreadsheet Millions’ method fails

Once upon a time I made a ‘million-pound’ spreadsheet. It was a beauty to behold. I even made a fancy graph too. It predicted how quickly my trading money was going to grow – all by making *just* one winning trade per day – and I virtually worshipped the thing. I could probably dig it […]...

The ‘Samurai Sword’ of fast and active trading

The ‘Samurai Sword’ of fast and active trading

“Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful”, said Miyamoto Musashi. Think about what that might mean for a genuine warrior. Someone who stares down death on a daily basis… He simply can’t afford to waste time messing around with things that won’t help him win his next fight. For the […]...

The Turtle Trader strategy that made 80% returns, four years in a row

The Turtle Trader strategy that made 80% returns, four years in a row

Remember the classic 80’s film Trading Places? Two rich old brothers swap the lifestyles of a beggar and a fancy commodities broker to settle a twisted $1 bet… They set out to prove once and for all whether nature or nurture dictates how successful a person can be. Needless to say, the whole thing blows […]...

The lost art of the simple swing

The lost art of the simple swing

Today, I thought I’d walk you through a nice and simple Swing Trading technique. It’s a handy one to have in your arsenal if you can’t watch the screen because it uses the bigger timeframes… You can use it on the daily charts (handy if you like to monitor things in the evening) and it […]...

The lost art of the simple swing

The lost art of the simple swing

Today, I thought I’d walk you through a nice and simple Swing Trading technique. It’s a handy one to have in your arsenal if you can’t watch the screen because it uses the bigger timeframes… You can use it on the daily charts (handy if you like to monitor things in the evening) and it […]...

William Gann’s ‘supernatural’ school of trading

William Gann’s ‘supernatural’ school of trading

In 1909 a magazine called the Ticker and Investment Digest interviewed a mysterious investor named W.D. Gann. Gann had already achieved infamy and to get to the bottom of his methods, they decided to audit his trades in real-time over the space of a month. He made 286 trades. 264 were profitable and 22 were […]...

Burning knees take me back

Burning knees take me back

I first set off trying to find my own way through the trading jungle, just like you probably have. I bought the books, followed the ‘gurus’, set about looking for the Holy Grail – you know, the ‘one system that rules them all’! But it was only when I stepped back and took a good […]...

How to spot a big reversal

How to spot a big reversal

What I’m going to talk about today is one of the first bits of technical analysis I ever used. I think I got the bones of it from one of Alexander Elder’s books but I’ve mixed in my own candlestick patterns. I’ve got an old hard drive at home with screenshots of my very first […]...

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