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  • Be right 95% of the time with Bollinger bands
  • Traders commonly use Bollinger bands as a technical indicator. Bollinger bands basically show a moving average. But how do they work and what can they show you? Read on to find out how Bollinger bands work… Invented by John Bollinger, Bollinger bands are simply a moving average (normally a simple moving average) and X standard deviations from that average, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explains... ››› more
  • [19 December 2013]
  • Why I wouldn't buy any shares this Christmas…
  • I was recently asked, "The JSE has been falling for almost two months now, so the question is - do I buy or sell shares right now?" This year the charts have been telling me that we're heading towards a market collapse! In fact, last month I predicted that we could see the market collapse over 40% in the next few months… We've already fallen 7.2% since, and there seems to be no end i... ››› more
  • [19 December 2013]
  • Technical analysis uncovered: How to use the Average Directional Index (ADX)
  • The Average Directional Index (ADX) is a technical analysis indicator that shows you the strength of a trend. It is a great tool to use if you want to trade the forex market intraday. It can reveal the general market conditions. Read on to find out how to use the ADX… An indicator like the Average Directional Index (ADX) is useful for fading overly aggressive intraday moves, Max Munroe in Fore... ››› more
  • [18 December 2013]
  • If you like intraday forex trading, this tool is for you
  • If you like to go after intraday profits from forex, there's an indicator which may be right up your street. It's the Average Directional Index, or ADX. It's a trend strength indicator. It gives you an idea of the strength of a trend. Let's take a closer look at the ADX… You would typically use the ADX alongside a directional indicator, like the DMI (Directional Movement Index), Max Munroe in ... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • Gear your trading positions to ultimate success
  • Dear Trader, "Timon what is gearing and how do traders use it to grow their portfolios?" I get this question asked very often and so I thought I'd tackle it today. Let me explain... You don’t need big money to use this wealth tool   Simply put, gearing is a tool where you’ll simply gain control of a huge sum of money and only pay a fraction of the price for it.   ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • Why you need to keep a close eye on what's happening in the US to make money here in SA
  • I recently received a question on the InvestorsClub.co.za. It asked; "Why are so many South African traders worried about American markets and economic data?" Now this is an excellent question, and is essential for anyone planning on trading the financial markets for profits. In fact, understanding this could not only prevent your trade getting blindsided by a data released in the US, but... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • Technical analysis uncovered: How to use moving averages to your advantage
  • Technical analysis is all down to looking at a share's price action to work out what to do next. One of the most commonly used indicators is the moving average. But how can you use it to your advantage? Read on to find out more… The “moving average” is an example of a useful technical analysis indicator, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Investment U explains… While shares fluctuate wildly over d... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • Forex trading: How to pick the best stop loss strategy for you
  • When it comes to forex trading, using a stop loss is a vital part of money management. There are an array of different types of stop losses that you can use. Let's take a closer look at one of them and how you can pick the best stop loss strategy for you... The automatic trailing stop loss is an automatic order set-up on your trading platform with fixed rules, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explai... ››› more
  • [10 December 2013]
  • How to lock in profits as a trade goes your way
  • When you trade, you have a few different options when it comes to cutting your losses. You can set a fixed stop loss or you can apply a trailing stop loss. Or you can employ a trailing stop. This means you can benefit from locking in profits as a trade goes your way. There are two ‘types' of trailing stops: A manual trailing stop or an automatic trailing stop. Let's take a closer look at how a m... ››› more
  • [09 December 2013]
  • Forex trader alert: When to use a fixed stop loss
  • A stop loss keeps a lid on your risk. It is an order you can place that will close your open position if a trade goes against you. But you have options when it comes to stop losses. You can opt for a fixed stop or a trailing stop. Read on to find out when it's best to use a fixed stop loss… By placing a stop loss on your trade, if the trade doesn’t perform as you anticipate, the trade will c... ››› more
  • [06 December 2013]
  • Uncovered: The benefit of trend channels
  • Traders often talk about trends. How to find them, how to get into them, how to profit from them. And for good reason. Trading in the direction of the trend is good because there is already a bias towards price moving in your trade's direction. Simple. Read on to discover the benefit of trend channels… To draw a trend line, you connect the lows (as many as possible) of a particular share price... ››› more
  • [05 December 2013]
  • A step-by-step guide to getting into a trend
  • When you look at share price charts, it can be easy to spot trends. But that is the benefit of hindsight. It can be hard to spot before the trend is well established or over. So you need a step-by-step method for a trend channel as early as possible within a new trend. Read on to discover what you need to do… Have a look at this chart... See how clearly defined the bearish trend on t... ››› more
  • [05 December 2013]
  • Forex trading tools: An intro to range bars and Renko bars
  • There are a vast array of technical analysis tools at your disposal. Two such tools are range bars and Renko bars. These tools look solely at price and not time. But what's the difference between these two? Let's take a closer look at range bars and Renko bars… Both Renko (which means 'brick' in Japanese) and range bars focus solely on price and not time, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up e... ››› more
  • [04 December 2013]
  • Forex trader beware: The pitfalls of using Renko and Range bars
  • Both Renko and range bars focus solely on price and not time. These bars give you a different way to look at price on a chart. They show a clear picture of price. Now a lot of people trade these types of bars because on very small settings they look as if they can make perfect strategies for trading. However, there are actually a lot of pitfalls to be careful with. Read on to uncover what these ar... ››› more
  • [04 December 2013]


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