Trading

  • How to deal with inevitable trading losses
  • The first thing you have to realise with trading is that you'll never be right 100% of the time. It just doesn't happen. If you can't fathom the idea of losing money trading, it's not for you. Losing trades happen. The key is knowing how to handle them. Let's take a closer look… How to manage losses from trading   The way you handle losing money from your trading activit... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • Stick to these four top tips if you want to improve your trading success
  • Trading can generate you staggering returns, but with the extra risks involved, some new traders find themselves quickly out of pocket. So if you're a trader, how can you improve your chances of trading success? Read on to find out… Top trading tip #1: Risk and reward   When trading, you need to use a reward to risk trade setup. In other words, only put on trades where rewar... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • Your money is disappearing in front of your eyes!
  • I don't have many regrets. But the one regret I do have, is not taking action four years ago and opening an offshore savings account to protect a portion of my capital. The rand is a joke and your money is disappearing in front of your eyes. Not just lately, but for the last four years! It's still not too late, though to take action and avoid a complete disaster. After you're done read... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How to use timeframes to get the most out of your trades
  • When you're looking for trades, the timeframes you use on charts makes a big difference. It all depends on the type of trader you are. If you want to be in and out trades within hours, smaller timeframes are for you. If you want to be in trades for longer, then higher timeframes will suit you better. Let's look at using timeframes with a trade… How to use timeframes when trading ... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Trading calendar 16 to 20 November 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on:   Monday’s gross domestic product data out of Japan; Tuesday... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Why you can't ignore the merits of using candlesticks when you trade
  • Using the right charts can be half the battle when it comes to trading. And using these charts over the right timeframe is also crucial. A great tool to use is candlesticks on your charts. They can tell you so much. Let's take a closer look… What candlesticks tell you   With many trading platforms, the default for charts is candlesticks. You may also find it defaults to a da... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • How spread trading works in reality
  • If you're looking to trade shares, indices, currencies or commodities, spread trading may be the right trading tool for you. So how does spread trading work? Let's take a closer look… The basics of spread trading   Spread trading allows you to speculate on the movement of a number of different assets. This works by you having to decide how much to risk per point or cent move... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • The end of the South African rand is nigh!
  • What a bitter-sweet situation we're in. Jobs are being created in the United States of America and the economy is growing at a good pace. While back in South Africa we have the rand devaluing at record levels which is making it more and more expensive to travel and buy goods. You can understand why it's a win/lose situation. But it doesn't have to be. Let me take it a step further. ... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • How to pick the right trading account
  • If you want to start trading, you'll need to open a trading account. Many traders are eager to get started so they overlook taking the time to suss out what's on offer and finding the best one. But this is a vital step you shouldn't overlook. So how can you find the best trading account for you? Read on to find out… Don’t automatically open a trading account with your stock brok... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • The New Oil Order explained for your trading!
  • The most traded commodity in the world is also the most disappointing commodity in the world. The oil industry has taken off to new heights. And by new heights I'm certainly NOT talking about revenue or prices. I'm talking about the ridiculous increase in oil production per day. Back in 1980, we had around 59 million barrels of oil produced per day. This year we have over 85 million barrels... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Trading calendar 9 to 13 November 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on:   Tuesday’s financing and consumer inflation data out of China; ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Use this easy to spot pattern to predict the market's next fall
  • Traders very commonly use the double top pattern. One of its main benefits is it's easy to spot. The double top pattern can work well too, as long as you stick to the rules. Let's take a closer look… What is a double top pattern?   A double top pattern is a reversal pattern. It can indicate that the trend is going to change or reverse.   Learning to spot a pattern l... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • How to know it's time to sell with a head and shoulders pattern
  • There is a very powerful chart pattern that can indicate when a price is about to start dropping. This is useful in two ways. Firstly, you can exit a long trade to bank your profits. And secondly, you can put a short trade on. This powerful chart pattern is a head and shoulders pattern. So what does a head and shoulders pattern look like? And how can you spot one? Read on to find out... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]


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