When it comes to the basics of using technical analysis, there are a few indicators that are essential. Moving averages, for instance, can reveal the direction of a trend. So what do you do once you see a trend developing? You need to be able to work out if there's momentum behind it or not. And one way of doing that is to use oscillators. Read on to uncover what you can tell from them…
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There are plenty of trading myths out there which generally scare potential traders.
Here's one of them…
"Day-trading in the stock market is the most dangerous way to trade!”
Quite simply, day-trading is a style of trading where you'll take one or more positions within one trading day!
So you'll trade anywhere between the open and the close of the trading day.
Many novice trader... ››› more
You have probably come across the term ‘moving averages'. Moving averages are a very popular technical indicator. But how do they work? And what do they show? Read on to uncover a quick introduction into moving averages…
A moving average indicator takes the average of a specified number of periods up to and including the most current period, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explains...
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When it comes to trading, technical analysis can give you a great way to find the best entry level, the best take profit level and, of course, your stop loss level. You can use a variety of technical indicators out there. But what exactly is a technical indicator? Read on to find out what they are…
There are different sorts of technical indicators, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explains...
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This past Wednesday the South African Reserve Bank raised interest rates by 0.5%. And although this was a surprise move, the truth is, the Reserve Bank didn't have much option.
Never the less, the markets took this news badly…
There was widespread selling across our markets.
But this has created a great opportunity for you to profit.
This opportunity originated wh... ››› more
Since the beginning of 2013, retailers have dropped over 22%.
Many investors want to take action and buy into these fallen retail shares before they run up again.
But this could cost you big time!
There's no way on earth, I'll throw my money at something just because its price has fallen.
There's a reason for the drop, but that doesn't mean you can't profit.
One thing is clear, th... ››› more
"Timon, I've read a few trading books and now I'm ready to try and make an extra income from trading.
I just wanted to know why you think most people fail at trading?"
This was a question asked by D.G on investorsclub.co.za.
To answer D.G., I’m going to tell you three tips that it takes, to be a failure of a trader, so you know what NOT to do!
Failure Tip #1 Lack of a trading strate... ››› more
When you trade, there are a variety of different ways you can manage your risk. One of the most important strategies are stop losses. Fixed stop? Automatic trailing stop? Manual trailing stop? It can be hard to work out which one is right for you. Read on to uncover how you can find the perfect stop loss strategy tailored to your style of trading…
There are three main types of stop loss strate... ››› more
A manual trailing stop loss is a way of locking in profits as the trade goes your way. An automatic trailing stop is a way of locking in profits, but with much less room for volatility. Let's take a closer look the benefits of the manual trailing stop and the automatic trailing stop…
To use a manual trailing stop you need to look at the risk/reward on your chart, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up e... ››› more
When it comes to trading, you should never forget the really simple stuff. And one of the basics of managing your risks is stop losses. But should you use fixed or trailing stops when your trade forex? Let's delve a little deeper into how you can use a fixed stop…
A stop loss is an order you place that will close your open position if the trade goes against you, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up ex... ››› more
When it comes to trading, you're going to face some losers. I know that statement leaves you with an uneasy feeling, but that's the reality of trading.
No matter what system you create, there'll be losers and there's no way of escaping it.
All you need to do is manage your trades with strict money management principles and you'll ensure steady gains over time.
So, I want to show you the ... ››› more
No investor wants to cut his hands trying to "catch a falling dagger," but everyone wants to buy a bargain. There's a very simple strategy that will help ensure you're buying "on the dips," and not just being foolish. Read on to find out more about this simple strategy…
The strategy has an incredible batting average, Chris Lowe in Investment U explains...
You simply buy when the daily Relat... ››› more
Over the last year, the rand has fallen more than 18% against the US dollar. Over the last three years it's fallen more than 35%.
And with an estimated 100,000 workers striking in the platinum sector, the rand is only going one way: That's DOWN!
The problem is, every time the rand falls, the value of your wealth falls with it. So today I want to show you three ways you can beat a falling ran... ››› more
"Timon, I keep closing trades before I should, how can I stop this from happening next time?"- E.
Anyone who tells you they've never cut a trade too early for a quick profit are either lying to you or they've been trading for a very short time.
After all You can never go broke taking a profit, or can you?
If you take too many small profits then the market will eventually eat up your entire... ››› more
Some traders swear by Elliott's wave theory. But one this is for sure when it comes to this technical analysis tool - it is complex. There are reams written on it and how to use it and interpret it. But if you want to learn more about it, read on to uncover some of the starting points you need to know about…
When it comes to using and interpreting Elliott wave theory, there are a number of key... ››› more
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