Trading Strategies, Psychology

Should Current Market Volatility Merit a Review of how you are Trading?
March 13, 2020

  Volatility Revisited Volatility is a measure of the range of price movement over a defined period on a specific timeframe on which any calculation is performed. It may increase or decrease dependent on market conditions and aims to provide t...

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Top 5 Daily Habits of Experienced Traders
February 27, 2020

Success leaves clues, and over the years as an educator and coach, I can confidently say that there are several things that traders who achieve positive trading outcomes appear to do, that less successful traders are not doing. One of these is t...

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3 potential reasons why forward testing a new strategy is beneficial when amending trading plan
December 27, 2019

Warning: Turn your sensitivity meter down a little. This is a no sugar-coating, tell-it-how-it-is article (but rest assured it comes from a nurturing place). All over the globe, trading gurus attempt to sell their wares (software, the ‘holy grai...

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Trend retracement or reversal? – Can volume be a useful “clue”?
December 26, 2019

    Trading Volume: General principles Many experienced traders (even those using a simple system will incorporate volume as part of their entry (common) and/or exit (less common) system. It is essential (as with any indicator) th...

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Trading plan specifics – Articulating your trail stop strategy in your plan
December 23, 2019

  We have discussed many times the importance of unambiguous, and sufficiently specific statements within your trading plan in previous articles and at the weekly “Inner Circle” webinars (for more information see the Inner Circle in the n...

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Video: Matching trading strategy to an economic outlook
December 6, 2019

  At the recent GO Markets Daryl Guppy seminar, we had a presentation from Daryl that covered both an insightful economic outlook as well as some of his technical trading approaches. During the seminar, a question was asked about how to ma...

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US share or option trader: Managing currency risk?
November 26, 2019

  Many traders utilise shares or options amongst their investment strategies either for income or capital growth. One key factor that such traders may consider in their choice of specific markets to trade is liquidity, with a higher trad...

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The Stochastic as an Alternative to RSI (Relative Strength Index) for Trading Decision Making
November 19, 2019

  Ideally, as traders, our aim is often to identify potential entries at the start of a new trend (so “first in the queue”) and exit at the end of that trend. Of course, we often will identify a price move where a trend may already be...

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10 Ways to Manage Your Trading Psychology – a Blueprint for Development
November 14, 2019

Experts suggest that 80% of your trading outcomes can be attributed to your behavioural and psychological interactions with the market. It is your mindset that determines how well you comply with good trading, even if you are sufficiently disc...

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6 Practical Steps to Improve Trading Discipline: #3 Create the motivation to consider change
November 6, 2019

  In our previous articles we introduced the SIX steps to improving your trading discipline, offered some guidance on developing “awareness” and explored how to prioritise the trading discipline areas. If you haven’t yet read these arti...

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The MACD – Useful indicator or just another pretty picture?
November 3, 2019

  The MACD (or the ‘Moving Average Convergence/Divergence oscillator’ to give its full name) is one of the popular extra pieces of information we often see added to charts. The purpose of this article is to clarify what it may be telling ...

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Cognitive Trading Biases: #2 – Minimalisation bias
October 29, 2019

  In a previous article we addressed the concept of cognitive trading biases as a barrier to potential successful implementation of a trading plan in the heat of the action you “press the button” on entry or exit action. This article d...

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Trading Time Management (with downloadable audit tool)
October 25, 2019

Trading requires a commitment of time. For each of us the amount of time we must dedicate to trading activities is limited and justifiably so by other life activities (for of course, we want trading to contribute rather than take away from lifest...

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Quick Trading Tip #1 – Developing patience in your trading
October 23, 2019

When we first start to trade, or subsequently (as a more experienced trader) when we trade a new symbol or system we are often “excited” as we see a “hope” for better results. We often forget that the development of expertise in other ...

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Avoiding three pitfalls of shorter timeframe online trading
October 14, 2019

The relative ease of online trading today has not only increased the opportunity of access but flexibility to trade different time frames that can better “fit” around other things going on in life. Trading short timeframes is a popular cho...

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