Financial Trading

The ‘Supermodel’s Secret’ for peak profits

The ‘Supermodel’s Secret’ for peak profits

Over in the FX Flow forum we’ve been talking exit strategies… Rob posted up his musings on trading with ‘hard’ Profit Targets V’s Simply Exiting with a trailing stop. Here’s what was on his mind: “I’m thinking of Bitcoin in December. If you’d set a “normal” take profit level, you’d have missed out on a […]...

My Simple Success Sequence in Just 3 Steps

My Simple Success Sequence in Just 3 Steps

Here’s what happens when I talk to traders who struggle… I ask them to tell me about their experience: the systems or strategies they’re using, and the results they’ve recorded so far. And what they tell me usually suggests something like this: 1) They’re aiming to draw some kind of fixed result from their trading […]...

The ‘Artist’s Easel’ charting method

The ‘Artist’s Easel’ charting method

Imagine an artist scrutinising his almost-complete masterpiece… Holding hand to chin and with narrowed eyes the artist steps away from the easel and gives his canvas a good check-over from a few paces back. He steps to the left and dips his head for an alternative view that catches the light in a certain way. […]...

Simple ‘stolen parts’ trading systems

Simple ‘stolen parts’ trading systems

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I’m about to give you something very valuable. You might think it’s ‘only’ an idea. But this concept has been responsible for creating serious fortunes. And it’s particularly well suited for making new trading systems. What is this special sorcery I hear you ask? Well, think how horticulturalists might graft […]...

What makes winning traders fall on their sword?

What makes winning traders fall on their sword?

Lots of new traders coming into the markets this month… And some of those already here are trying new things. It’s just that time of year isn’t it? We all want to get the New Year off to a flying start so who can blame people for turning to trading, or to new trading strategies, […]...

Which one burns the most – Forex or Shares?

Which one burns the most – Forex or Shares?

Decisions, decisions… You’re about to seek your fortune in the financial markets, but gosh, which ones? Will it be stocks and shares; precious metals; commodities; cryptocurrencies; or Forex? There are so many! Surely there’s one type of market that’s best. A market that never makes you lose. One that treats investors kindly and smiles warmly […]...

Beating the hedge-funds from home

Beating the hedge-funds from home

From time to time I receive emails asking ‘money’ questions like this: *Is it really possible to make 6 figures inside 3 years from forex trading? *Can the ‘man at home’ realistically expect to beat the top hedge funders who make around 30% return each year? *If such big profits were possible wouldn’t we all […]...

5 ways you can improve your trading over Christmas

5 ways you can improve your trading over Christmas

It’s that time of year again already… The markets wind-down, the big players jet off to sunnier climes (or to their Alpine retreats) and we’re left with what can be treacherous trading conditions. So will you be taking a well earned break over Christmas? The final call is yours. But I do recommend to my […]...

How to beat the ‘Bends’

How to beat the ‘Bends’

Here’s a typical experience for a newbie trader. You learn a trading strategy, apply it to a demo account (or paper trade it) and then take it live once he’s seen his virtual profits rack-up. But as soon as REAL MONEY is dropped into the equation…problems start to arise. It’s a strange phenomenon because in […]...

The trader’s guide to brain-hacking

The trader’s guide to brain-hacking

When trading we’re dealing with external stimuli (things that happen outside your mind and body) and your brain filters each individual event as either threatening or non-threatening. So imagine logging in to check progress on a trade… Things are going in your favour, the trade has almost reached your target and you move your stop […]...

My favourite ‘old-fangled’ trading indicator

My favourite ‘old-fangled’ trading indicator

I must admit, I do have a bit of a soft spot for Volume. You might have heard me talk about it before – it tends to be followed more closely by futures and stock traders than Forex traders, and it has a certain romantic appeal attached to it. Traders like Jesse Livermore and Charles […]...

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 […]...

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