If you're new to spread trading, there are a few tips worth noting. You don't want to lose all your trading capital in your first trade. Read on to find out three tips to avoid spread trading disaster…
The real risk for new traders is themselves.
Used wisely, spread trading can offer the prospect of respectable gains without excessive risk. But novice traders can easily burn through all the... ››› more
Trading is riskier than ‘standard' buying and selling of shares. If you're not careful, one bad trade could easily wipe out your entire starting capital (and more) and end your trading career before it starts. Read on to find out three key money management rules for trading…
Good money management is about avoiding exposing yourself to this scale of risk in the first place, explains John Burf... ››› more
Yesterday, the rand hit a six week low. And with a lot of crucial economic data out this week, its woes might not be over just yet. But what if you could profit from the falling rand? Read on to find out how you can gain from a weakening rand…
There are a number of ways to protect your rands using a variety of investment strategies and listed financial derivatives, Mark Weetman explains in The... ››› more
Moving averages aren't just a tool to look at market trends with, you can also use them to show support and resistance levels. This can give can give you a better idea about what price levels to buy and sell at. Let's have a closer…
Moving averages are a great technical analysis tool that can show you what way the market is trending.
They can tell you a lot about price movement and market s... ››› more
Trading comes with risk. And that risk means your money is at stake. So to minimise the risks, it's vital you stick to some simple rules to make sure you don't make some common trading mistakes. Read on to uncover 14 ways to improve your trading…
When you trade, you need to leave your emotions at the door and remember some basic principles. By sticking to this, you’ll become a better trader ... ››› more
When it comes to trading, it's easy to forget some basic principles in the thrill of it all. It's vital you stick to some rules to keep you from making expensive mistakes. Here are ten top trading tips to get you on the path to healthy gains…
It’s all too easy to let your emotions get in the way of your trading. And for this reason it’s crucial you have a set of rules to stick to.
Ten w... ››› more
Deciding on the right time frame when trading is just developing your relationship with your real friends, the more you get to know them, the more likely you'll gain or lose trust in them.
And you will grow to feel more comfortable and familiar with them over time.
Well similarly in trading, the more time frames you encounter, the better the chance at finding your best match.
The time fra... ››› more
Stocks are at all-time highs all over the world.
Japan is the highest it's been in 5 years, America is hitting new all-time highs every day and here at home the All Share is following suit.
The big question I'm hearing from investors now is: “Are the market rallies over?”
If you ask me, the answer is a definite no!
And one of the big reasons for this has got nothing to do with mark... ››› more
Did you know that 97% of amateur traders lose money on the stock market?
And only 3% get to enjoy any gains?
To tell you the truth, I used to be part of that 97% during my first few years of trading... Until I developed my M&M principles that is!
My M&M principles have resulted in a turnaround in my trading fortunes.
So what are these secret principles I have learned over the years?
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I have vivid memories of my early years of trading, feeling uncertain, uneasy with pangs of doubt which compelled me to ask my friends and colleagues...
“Do you think my trade was the right decision to make?”
With every trade I made I just had to ask this question to anyone who'd listen.
But far from helping me, it just made my doubts even worse. You see, every opinion I'd get would ... ››› more
New investors often “feel intimidated by stock market charts. All those squiggly lines and colours moving in different directions can be confusing,” says Michael Sincere, the author of Start Day Trading Now. But trading with charts (or “technical analysis”, as it's known in investment circles) is easier than you might think. If you learn to read the market with charts, you'll be able to pr... ››› more
Want to improve your chance of picking winning trades and reduce your chances of bombing out by up to 70%? It's as easy as adding trend lines to your trading strategy, says Gavin Fourie, analyst for Forex Trader. Every trader has heard the age-old adage: “The trend is your friend”. But how effective is trading the trend really?
Well, according to Fourie, trading the trend using the trend li... ››› more
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