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
"Which is the best technical indicator I can use when trading Forex?"
This is a question, I get asked at least once a month!
There are a deluge of different technical indicators to choose from, which can help you towards your Forex trading success.
You get traders that recommend indicators like the Stochastic, The MACD, Bollinger Bands, the ADX, blah blah!
Don't worry about any of the... ››› more
When it comes to trading, even the world's best traders are happy when they call the market right just 60% of the time.
After all, with good money management, that weighting of more winning trades than losers is enough to make you a fortune.
So you can imagine how excited traders get when they have an opportunity to call the market right 80% of the time.
And today, I want to tell you how ... ››› more
Engulfing patterns are a popular tool technical analysts. Engulfing patterns can highlight reversals in a trend. And you can also use them to check the continuation of a trend. Read on to uncover how to use engulfing patterns are part of your trading arsenal…
Technically speaking, an engulfing pattern is when the second candlestick entirely engulfs the previous candlestick in the opposite dire... ››› more
"If I'm trading Single Stock Futures, how do I keep my risk management under control?"
There are many ways to limit your risk, when you trade Single Stock Futures (SSF). But I have three specific measures...
Let me explain…
You can’t buy SSFs less than batches of 100 shares
Each Single Stock Futures contract that you buy is for 100 of the underlying shares.
So if you bought 1 MTN... ››› more
My one friend Gadi read the article “How much must I put into each trade?” and was very excited to implement the 2% rule…
But there was only one problem…
The article spoke about how many contracts you should be buying and selling with any one CFD trade, and he only trades using Single Stock Futures.
He tried to implement the 2% rule on Friday trading SSFs.
Instead of taking a ... ››› more
Over my years of trading, I've watched traders come and go.
They all start out the same…
Keen and excited to make money in the markets. But a couple of days, months or even years down the line, and while some are driving flashy cars and enjoying the rich life that trading can bring; others are struggling to scrape enough money together just to stay in the game. In fact, one long time trade... ››› more
When it comes to beauty, we all have our different tastes.
But today there is one lady who has millions of traders and investors around the world falling in love with her.
Now she's not what you might expect…
She's not a poster pin-up that you'd find on a teenage boy's bedroom wall. She's not an actress,
musician or model.
Heck, she's already 67 years old.
So what's so alluring... ››› more
In the financial markets, there are an infinite number of ways to make money.
Every individual who trades or invests in the financial markets has their own original method of reaping profits from the market.
Are you planning on buying and holding for long periods of time?
Or, do you want to get in and out of the market banking a hefty gain in a short time?
Well before you even think ab... ››› more
For weeks the market has been heading steadily higher. And the start of last week was no different.
In fact, our market reached an all-time high by the middle of the week.
And if you've been sitting long in your trading positions, then you've likely been enjoying the ride.
But three positive data figures out last week signal that now's the time for you to start trading smaller… Now's t... ››› more
If you're a technical analysis enthusiast, you can use bearish patterns to tell you when it's time to sell. If you spot a bearish pattern in a share price graph of a share you own, chances are you'll sell. Read on to find out how you can use a rounding top to call a sell…
Bearish patterns fall into two categories – the trend reversal or the trend continuation, Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed an... ››› more
Over the last few months, the markets have been heading higher and higher, driven by US stimulus.
But towards the end of last week we saw investors in the US trying to anticipate when the US Fed will begin to taper stimulus. And with some making a call that tapering will come earlier rather than later, we've begun to see some selling in the markets.
So the question is; what should you be doi... ››› more
Many traders who come into the market, blow their trading account to smithereens.
Simply, because they are not aware of the essential money management rules that they need to keep their portfolio balance afloat.
Well, I'm about to introduce to you to a rule, that could save your trading account!
It's a rule I've been following for almost a decade, and has helped my portfolio stay on a c... ››› more
This is a risky technical analysis route to take, but it could pay off. Momentum investing involves profiting from following the herd higher in a stock, then ditching it before it starts to fall. It's all about timing. Read on to find out how you can follow the herd with momentum investing…
Using momentum to make short-term trades means you have to believe in the herd mentality of investors, G... ››› more
Support and resistance levels are one of the basic principles involved with technical analysis. These levels can indicate whether a share is overbought or undersold. But how do they work? Read on to uncover the importance of support and resistance…
Support (or an area of support) exists at the price level where buyers in a particular market are prepared to buy a share, Gareth Stokes in Fear, G... ››› more
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