Trading Strategies, Psychology

Trading Strategies, Psychology

How to optimise your dividends and maximise your returns?

What is a dividend?   A dividend is a payment made by a company to its shareholders to give back some of its profits or return. Dividends are most often paid to shareholders, annually, semi-annual, or quarterly. Non annual dividends that are paid periodically are known as interim dividends.  Companies can also pay dividends at their dis...

January 20, 2023
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Why you need to understand this market concept to improve your trading: Market Correlation

Why you need to understand this market concept to improve your trading: Market Correlation For new traders and experienced traders, it can be daunting trying to find the best assets to trade. Whether it be equities, foreign exchange or indices, traders should be trying to have as many factors pointing in their favour as possible when entering a ...

December 21, 2022
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What are corporate actions and why you need to be aware of them?

Corporate actions are activities that material effect an organisation and impacts the key stakeholders including shareholders and creditors. They can affect the stock price both in good and bad ways. Corporate actions are most often determined and voted on by the board of directors of the company. Although sometimes, shareholder will be given the c...

December 16, 2022
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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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