Financial Trading

Trading V’s Gambling – what are you REALLY doing?

Trading V’s Gambling – what are you REALLY doing?

You know, there’s a fine line between trading and gambling. One has you flying by the seat of your pants with almost certain disaster looming. The other has you operating with cool calculated professionalism. But to all intents and purposes you take the exact same actions either way. So how on earth do you separate […]...

Trading V’s Gambling – what are you REALLY doing?

Trading V’s Gambling – what are you REALLY doing?

You know, there’s a fine line between trading and gambling. One has you flying by the seat of your pants with almost certain disaster looming. The other has you operating with cool calculated professionalism. But to all intents and purposes you take the exact same actions either way. So how on earth do you separate […]...

How to ‘cook-up’ new trading strategies from scratch

How to ‘cook-up’ new trading strategies from scratch

You might think it’s only an idea, but this concept has been responsible for creating unbelievable fortunes. And it’s particularly well suited for making new trading strategies. What is this special sorcery I hear you ask? Well, think how horticulturalists might graft two existing types of Roses together to create a brand new strain that […]...

The 7 demonic acts of traders

The 7 demonic acts of traders

Before I start today, I’d like to invite you to an event. You are very welcome to join me on a free webinar I’ll be hosting tomorrow night, Wednesday 2nd October, at 7pm. We’ll be looking at volume profile analysis: one of, if not THE most powerful technical analysis tools available. So make sure you […]...

Reverse engineering the ‘anti glory-trade’

Reverse engineering the ‘anti glory-trade’

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 to rule them all!) But it was only when I stepped back and took a good long […]...

What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

There’s lots of talk of a looming global recession at the moment. Not to mention the ongoing Brexit politics circus playing out here at home! So who can blame people for turning to potentially lucrative trading strategies in order to hit and maintain their personal financial goals? One thing concerns me though. Two things actually… […]...

What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

There’s lots of talk of a looming global recession at the moment. Not to mention the ongoing Brexit politics circus playing out here at home! So who can blame people for turning to potentially lucrative trading strategies in order to hit and maintain their personal financial goals? One thing concerns me though. Two things actually… […]...

How this man made $80m from trading in a single year

How this man made $80m from trading in a single year

Let me tell you a bit about Richard Dennis… If you’ve not heard of him before Dennis was one of the guys behind the infamous ‘Turtle Traders’ experiment. He had a bet with his partner William Eckhardt that traders were made, not born, and he set about proving his theory right. (The film Trading Places […]...

5 steps to beat trading stress

5 steps to beat trading stress

As traders we deal with external stimuli. That means things that are happening outside your mind and body. And your brain filters each individual ‘stimulus’ event in two ways… it’s seen as either a threatening event or a non-threatening event. So imagine now logging in to your trading account. You’re checking progress on an open […]...

‘Coin toss’ trade management for boosting your results

‘Coin toss’ trade management for boosting your results

Let’s face it – it’s so tempting to find amazing entry points for trades… But how much time do you spend considering your management of open positions? The management of your trades is where you’ll almost always find (or lose) the discipline that makes or breaks your campaign. But we don’t always go into each […]...

Harnessing the stinging power of ‘beginners mind’

Harnessing the stinging power of ‘beginners mind’

Once upon a time I made myself a ‘million-pound spreadsheet’. It was a beauty to behold. I plotted a graph projecting a (theoretical) rapidly growing trading bank and I virtually worshipped the thing. I could probably dig it up on an old hard drive somewhere. And you know what, for my very first 8 weeks […]...

The mind-bending effect of ‘real money’ trading

The mind-bending effect of ‘real money’ trading

How do you learn to be a really good trader? A typical experience might be to learn a trading strategy, apply it to a demo account (or paper trade it) and then take it live once some virtual profits have been seen. And that’s a perfectly sensible way to go about things. Problems can arise, […]...

Release Your Inner Reptile

Release Your Inner Reptile

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 […]...

How you can make a killing with the ‘Holding Bar’ pattern

How you can make a killing with the ‘Holding Bar’ pattern

I set off hacking my way through the trading ‘jungle’… I bought the books, followed the ‘gurus’, set about looking for the Holy Grail. You know, the ‘one system to rule them all!’ But it was only when I stepped back and took a good long look at what I was really trying to achieve […]...

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