How To Position Size

There are only three directions for market prices to move; up, down or sideways. And because of this, any layperson can from time to time make a correct market call. But to make money consistently you need skills in market timing, handling emotions and money management. Knowing how to position […]

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Introduction To Money Management In Trading

Ask three different traders what’s the most important thing in trading, and it’s likely you’ll get three different answers. One will say, ‘market timing’. Another, ‘nope it’s trading psychology’. The third, ‘nah, money management. That’s the key’ Actually, they’re all wrong. Each is equally important. Because, like any three-legged stool, […]

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What Is Technical Analysis?

If you’re new to trading then you’ve probably wondered what all those strange charts are that traders stare at constantly? Well the study of those price charts is called is Technical Analysis, and this article will give you an overview of the discipline. By explaining what is technical analysis and […]

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When You Should Cancel An Entry Order

Short-term trading techniques differ from both day-trading and trend-trading. One of those differences is knowing when to cancel an entry order. I want to discuss this in more depth; it seems academic, but it’s an important point if you want superior trading results. If you read here, or maybe here, […]

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What Are Contracts for Difference?

CFDs or contracts for difference are a trading vehicle popular with retail traders in mainly the UK, Europe, and Australia. They are the perfect way to start, being both simple and requiring minimal start-up capital.   A brief history of CFDs They began in the City of London during the […]

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The Ultimate Smash Bar Reversal Strategy

Reversals are one of the better market plays for a trader. The market heads lower at a fast clip, short sellers pile on, and then, suddenly, out of the blue it stops, changes direction and blasts off. For the astute trader, catching a reversal in price, at the right level […]

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Buying Harami Inside Bar Breakouts

One of the better trading strategies for beginners are volatility breakouts. There are three reasons why they’re good. Firstly, you can place a tight stop, therefore reducing risk. Secondly, the range expansion that comes on a successful breakout can be huge, compared to the risk taken. Thirdly, they occur regularly […]

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What Are The Risks Of CFD Trading?

You’ve probably read about the risks of trading. Having heard stories of scams, losses, and failure, many a potential trader agonises over whether to open a trading account or not.  While there are scams, losses, and failure; scams are far from the norm, losses are simply a business expense, and […]

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Simple Pattern Trading For Beginners

Simple Pattern Trading is the most effective way for a beginner to trade leveraged instruments like Forex and CFDs. Focusing on one, two, three-bar price patterns, and the most recent open, high, low and close data (OHLC) makes the process of trading easier than say traditional forms of technical analysis […]

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The Search For The Trading Holy Grail

Nope, this isn’t a post about the Crusades to the Holy Land, in search of some legendary golden chalice. It is, in fact, a very serious article about the Trading Holy Grail, a mythical quest for one infallible indicator, system or combo of methods that delivers perfect trading results. And […]

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