Trading Psychology

The 1 Mistake Traders Make With Their Trading Journals

11 Feb 2015 @ 12:03
Using a trading journal to monitor progress is one of the basic trader tools that can improve performance. The practice of putting pen to paper daily integrates learning and connects you deeper while mirroring your thoughts, feelings and emotions. A trading journal gets you in a practice of observation which can open the gates to […]
 

Trading Stops: How Do You Justify Using Them?

04 Feb 2015 @ 17:54
Many a book on trading risk states the absolute necessity of placing stop orders. No stop, no trade. Such teachings not only place undue pressure on traders and investors, they also invite mistakes, as the pressure of procedure overrides the need to tune into the rhythm and harmony of the market and of yourself. Stops […]
 

Dissecting The Convoluted Euro Story

28 Jan 2015 @ 12:18
A blind man with a stick can see that Europe is a mess. The present global chaos cycle which is reaching its climax in the coming years is bringing everything to the surface that has reached the end of its life cycle. This is an unpalatable fact we all have to learn to live with […]
 

Why You Should Have More Than One Trading Account

23 Jan 2015 @ 12:52
In a world where you can trade anywhere with just a click of the mouse there is simply no room for excuses when it comes to choosing a number of trading and investment accounts tailored to your individual trading needs. The recent events of “Black Thursday” which caused the downfall of several on-line FX brokers, […]
 

CHF Pairs Volatility – a Blessing and a Curse

19 Jan 2015 @ 22:23
“It’s futile to call the trade before it happens. One can never know beforehand if a trade is going to be a day trade, a short term trade of days or weeks or a long term trade of weeks up to months. Every trade develops from the embryonic stage of the smallest form on the smallest […]
 

The Bigger Picture Of The Copper Sell Off

14 Jan 2015 @ 18:47
As a contrarian trader I am always looking for way oversold plays in the market. After last night’s massive sell of in copper during the Asian session the big questions is this: Final spike down, or more substantial downside to come in the not too distant future? When raw fear grips a market investors will […]
 

GKP: Mustapha Bearish. Gutheil Bullish.

07 Jan 2015 @ 17:04
Call it fate. Call it irony. Call it coincidence. Call it whatever you want to call it, but on the day that I decide to catch up with Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE:GKP), my esteemed colleague, Azeez Mustapha has also published his Annual Trading Forecast on Gulf Keystone. But wait. We do not have the same perspective […]
 

Could You Double Your Investment Capital This Year?

04 Jan 2015 @ 12:20
I am going to share with you some powerful ideas which will make you re-think your approach to investing and, if implemented, will make you much better investors, I am sure. With the change of pension fund laws here in the UK more and more investors are opting for SIP’s, hence the need to educate […]
 

My Biggest Lesson in 2014

27 Dec 2014 @ 11:17
2014 was a year of many challenges. The markets for one were nothing like they were the previous year. As every well seasoned professional trader should know trading a mature market equires a very different skill set than trading a trending market in a wave one or a wave three in Elliott wave terms. It […]
 

What Nobody Tells You About Consistent Trading And Investment Success

16 Dec 2014 @ 13:26
The world of trading is full of well meant advice. Unfortunately most of it is either downright useless, hype, or simply not true. We know the statistics: 95% of all traders fail, most investors do not make money in the long run, when inflation is taken into account, debunking the myth that investing is easier […]
 
 
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