Financial Trading

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 […]...

2 ‘tweaks’ that will definitely improve your trading

2 ‘tweaks’ that will definitely improve your trading

You’ve probably heard the old saying “What gets measured gets improved,” and it is true, you know. When you keep accurate records of your activities in the markets it can really help you spot patterns in your performance. Your records will show you any areas of weakness. And they’ll also show you areas where you […]...

An essential ‘operating system upgrade’ for all traders

An essential ‘operating system upgrade’ for all traders

Let me remind you of the 7 Habits of Underperforming Traders: They don’t respect the market They trade for accuracy instead of consistency They have unrealistic expectations They give up too soon They overtrade They don’t manage risk properly They are not willing to adapt to market conditions. Now those are 7 very common mistakes […]...

The 3-minute ‘common-sense trading’ checklist

The 3-minute ‘common-sense trading’ checklist

Happy New Year! The markets are back in action and the brokers returned to full and normal hours this week, so it’s back to business. Now the big thing at this time of year (of course!) is the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. The trouble is, whether it’s a new fitness goal or a new financial […]...

The ‘perfect sense’ 18% per month profit situation

The ‘perfect sense’ 18% per month profit situation

An email arrives from one my 4DFX members… When looking over the figures he has achieved from his trades over the last month he comments “such a profit situation does not seem to make sense to me.” So I thought I’d use the stats he sent in to illustrate precisely why you don’t need to […]...

Essential security for any trading account

Essential security for any trading account

Sometimes you’re simply out of step with the market. It could be your strategy just isn’t suited to current conditions (even though you are executing with iron-willed discipline). Or it could be caused by something more personal: you might be a bit off-colour health wise, or you might have other demanding things going on in […]...

Two things I learned after scrapping with my mountain bike

Two things I learned after scrapping with my mountain bike

The long awaited day had finally arrived… My eldest son (13) was ready for his first ‘proper’ mountain bike ride. So on Sunday we were amongst the snowy peaks of North Wales before sunrise. But when I was getting all our bits and pieces together in the garage the previous evening I came across a […]...

Two things I learned after scrapping with my mountain bike

Two things I learned after scrapping with my mountain bike

The long awaited day had finally arrived… My eldest son (13) was ready for his first ‘proper’ mountain bike ride. So on Sunday we were amongst the snowy peaks of North Wales before sunrise. But when I was getting all our bits and pieces together in the garage the previous evening I came across a […]...

Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

I often hear traders say things like ‘you can’t go broke by taking a profit.’ And it annoys me. I think the key factor you need to consider is how much money you might be leaving behind by bailing out too soon! Leave too much behind on a regular basis and you can seriously choke […]...

Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

I often hear traders say things like ‘you can’t go broke by taking a profit.’ And it annoys me. I think the key factor you need to consider is how much money you might be leaving behind by bailing out too soon! Leave too much behind on a regular basis and you can seriously choke […]...

The winning wisdom of psychopathic market monsters

The winning wisdom of psychopathic market monsters

Two groups file into a room…eyeing each other they settle into private booths. They’re about to do battle. To the left we have the psychopaths: the hooligans, the violent serial offenders, and worse. And to the right we have the financial traders. To win this game of strategy they’ll make calculated decisions under extreme stress. They’ll assess probabilities on […]...

Electric shock treatment creates ‘super-strain’ trader

Electric shock treatment creates ‘super-strain’ trader

It all started when Austrian financier Michael Marcovici kicked-off an odd art project. He wanted to show how highly paid jobs could eventually be replaced by machines. But I think even he was surprised by the results achieved in the end. First-hand experience of the financial markets led him to believe two crucial key skills […]...

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