Trading Strategies, Psychology

Trading Strategies, Psychology

How to use a trading a journal to reduce your learning curve

As a new trader, riding the emotional ups and downs can be a very difficult task. It is human nature to feel the pain of a losing trade. The losing often outweighs the positive feeling of any winning trade. Dealing with the emotion of trading can be an incredibly difficult task. It can cause even the best system to fail. A trading journal especiall...

December 6, 2022
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How to use Arbitrage trading to increase profits

How to use Arbitrage trading to increase profits   Professionals in finance like to use hard to read and complicated language to make what they do much harder and more complicated than it sounds. However, when it comes to arbitrage, it is actually a relatively simple concept that can be used in trading, to develop an accurate system that...

December 1, 2022
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How to trade in low volatility conditions

The market in recent months has created exceptionally difficult conditions to trade. Low volatility and obscure price action has reduced the volatility available for traders to capitalise on. These conditions have affected FOREX, Equity, and Index trading. It has been specifically difficult for momentum and trend following traders as a certain leve...

November 23, 2022
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Why you need to know about Expected Value

Many traders early on in their trading journey may jump into trading without knowing if their system or edge can be profitable. The most important metric that a trader should measure their system on is by using expected value. This essentially wors out the average return that the system will return for every trade that it makes, considering both wi...

November 22, 2022
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Why you need to be aware of Stop Loss Hunting

  Stop loss hunting is frustrating, annoying and can be detrimental to any retail trader. The premise of stop hunting is that large systemised institutional trading strategies know where the average retail trader or most traders will set stop losses and therefore profit off triggering these ‘stops. Their own algorithm will then deliberate...

October 28, 2022
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What is mean reversion?

Mean reversion strategies are some of the simplest trading strategy’s used by sophisticated traders. However, when most traders hear the term, they immediately get confused. So, what is mean reversion and why do traders use it as a strategy?   Mean reversion is the tendency for the price of an asset to move back to its long-term averag...

October 18, 2022
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How to maximise your trading strategy using Relative Volume?

  For new traders, it can be difficult to know which indicators to use, the saturation of various moving averages, RSI’s, MACD’s and more can be overwhelming and counterproductive. However, utilising relative volume, as an indicator is one of the most important sources of information for technical traders.   What is Volume? Vo...

October 13, 2022
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Is Ethereum Deflationary? And is it a good thing?

What is a deflationary Cryptocurrency? A Deflationary Cryptocurrency is one that burns, (mints) its supply. This process lessens the number of coins or tokens on the market over a specific period (generally a year), which reduces supply and increases the price. In general terms, ensuring that there isn’t an oversupply of a currency can ...

October 11, 2022
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How to practically implement Long-Short strategies into your trading

Long and Short trading and investing strategies are often seen as advanced strategies only used for large hedge funds and large banks. However, retail traders can learn valuable lessons and ideas from this type of trading strategy that is usually reserved for institutional players.   What is a long-short strategy? A long-short strateg...

October 10, 2022
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Optimising trading strategies by using multiple timeframe analysis

Many trading strategies utilise technical analysis to predict price patterns and for entries and exits. These strategies revolve often begin with the idea of the price having identifiable support, resistance and trendline market structures which indicate where various buying and selling points can be placed for a trade. These support and resistance...

October 3, 2022
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What are Bonds and how do you trade them?

Maturity, Yields, Par Values and Coupon payments. These are words that everyone has heard of but not many have a good understanding of what they mean. In this article all these complicated terms will be explained. Please note that while this information is most relevant for physical bonds, it is still important to understand when dealing with CFD...

September 28, 2022
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How to develop a good training plan?

Trading FOREX, equities, commodities, and any other asset can be an emotional rollercoaster. With so many different emotions and external factors difficulties impacting a trade, it is crucial that before any trade is executed a trading plan is produced to minimise the impact of the ‘noise’.     Generating the Idea   ...

August 25, 2022
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Salesforce financial results announced

Salesforce financial results announced Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) reported its latest financial results for its fiscal second quarter on Wednesday. World’s leading customer relationship management (CRM) company reported revenue of $7.72 billion (up 22% year-over-year) vs. $7.692 billion expected. Earnings per share also topped analyst est...

August 25, 2022
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Results are in – NVIDIA reports

Results are in – NVIDIA reports NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) announced its second quarter results after the closing bell in the US on Wednesday. The US technology giant reported revenue that exceeded analyst expectations at $6.704 billion for the quarter vs. estimate of $6.699 billion. Earnings per share reported at $0.51 per share, narrowl...

August 25, 2022
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Is there further pain in store for Bitcoin?

The recent price action of the Bitcoin suggests that the leading cryptocurrency may be ready for another sell off. Since last November when the currency peaked it has seen a sharp decline with retracements along the way. With inflation and recessionary pressures prevalent short-term volatility remains high as the market determines how to price the ...

August 24, 2022
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