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  • How every investor can avoid the “Disposition Effect”
  • Put yourself in this situation… You have R20,000 to invest. You decide to buy a stable growth company and an undervalued share with explosive potential. In six months' time, the stable growth company is up 50%, while your bargain buy is down 20%. Now a 50% return in 6 months' from just one stock sounds incredible - That's R5,000 in your pocket for doing nothing. You decide you don't wan... ››› more
  • [28 November 2016]
  • You won't believe this BS I've just read on Twitter
  • I need to catch my breath. I'm so amazed at the stupidity I've just read on Twitter. A new Forex trader bought the Great British pound to the US dollar. And he sent a tweet saying this. “I just bought the Pound against the dollar and I'm hoping that the Pound goes up now.” Next, I read a reply from some other trader. RT: “Don't worry, just think positive thoughts and you'll mak... ››› more
  • [15 September 2016]
  • Three ways to keep your emotions out of your investment decisions and profit
  • Emotions don't have a place in investing. They lead you to make the wrong decisions, which inevitably means your portfolio loses money. So how can you remove emotions out of your investment decisions? Read on to find out… Emotions remover #1: Take a structured approach to investing When it comes to buying shares, you need to take a structured approach. One way to do this is to ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2015]
  • Don't let panic get the better of you and your investments… Here's how
  • Panic on the stock market is a horrible feeling that hits investors. It leads them to make irrational decisions about their investments, usually with dire consequences. To deal with this type of panic, you need to understand it. And you need to have a strategy to cope with it. Read on to find out more… There are two types of panic that hit investors Panic type 1 This type of pani... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • Why you must stick to your strategy when trading forex
  • The most successful forex traders are those who stick with their strategy. If you don't stick to your strategy, you'll let your emotions interfere with your decisions and it makes it much harder to evaluate your performance. Let's take a closer look at why following a strategy is key to forex trading success… The impact of letting emotions drive your forex trading decisions It ca... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • Overcome the underlying psychology of trading by adopting a ‘robot' mode
  • Having a strategy to follow is a must for any trader. Your trading strategy will help you find entry and exit points into trades and limit your risk. But even if you have the best trading strategy out there, there's a big problem you have to contend with. That problem is your emotions. Unfortunately trading brings emotions out. And they can play havoc with your profits. So what can you do... ››› more
  • [28 May 2015]
  • Trading psychology uncovered: Why you have to let your winners run
  • The stock market adage, cut your losers and let your winners run, is a classic example of a saying that makes perfect sense. But it's a completely different matter putting it into practice. Trying to ignore the interference from your emotions can lead you to do the opposite. That is, cut your winners and let your losers run. So how can you win the battle over your emotions and let your winne... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • Achieve trading success by avoiding these five bad habits
  • The psychology behind every trader has a big impact on the way they trade. It's important you identify the emotions that trading triggers and avoid making decisions based on them. So how can you beat your emotions? Read on to find out… How to stop your emotions from interfering with your trading Don’t let emotions negatively impact the success of your trading. To overcome the... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • How to get to grips with psychology and improve your trading
  • You may not have given it much thought before, but do you know psychology plays a big role in the way you trade? It has a major influence on the trading decisions you make. So what exactly is trader psychology? And how can it influence your trading? Read on to find out… What is trader psychology? Trader psychology is the effect of your emotions and personal outlook on life on y... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • Don't let your emotions make your trading decisions for you, here's how…
  • When you begin trading, it's very exciting. But it's only once you start to risk your cash on the market that your emotions really kick in. Unfortunately no amount of trading on a demo account can replicate the emotions you feel when you put your cash on the line. The major culprits that interfere with trading are fear and greed. So what do you need to do to combat these emotions? Read... ››› more
  • [15 May 2015]
  • Don't let predictions drive your trading decisions
  • When many people begin trading, they start listening to the stock market rumour mill. This can lead them to start guessing where the market is going next. Putting on trades based on these predictions is one way of quickly losing money trading. Let's take a closer look why and what you should do instead… Predictions tend to be pure guesswork Once you begin trading, you’ll become ... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • Two ways to keep panic at bay when you invest
  • Investing can be a nerve-racking experience. When your stocks rise in price, it's easy to feel pleased with your stock picks. But when any of your stocks or the market shows signs of falling, it's easy to let panic take over. This panic can lead you to make decisions you may regret in the future. So how can you overcome panic when you invest? Read on to find out… Don’t let pa... ››› more
  • [22 December 2014]
  • Putting a forex trade on? Make sure you know if there's any economic data due out first
  • Once you've conducted your analysis and pinpointed the forex trade you're going to put on, there's one more thing you should check. You need to see if there's any important economic data due out. Certain data can have a large impact on the forex market. And this could cause your trade to react in a very different way to what you expect. So what sort of economic events should you look out for... ››› more
  • [12 November 2014]
  • Three things you need to overcome to find trading success
  • There are so many books on stock market strategies, money management and general knowledge on trading the markets. And funny enough, you could read every single strategy in every trading book and still fail as a trader! Text-books often forget to mention the three vital emotions that can either make you or break you as a trader! Let me show you how to overcome these emotions so you can b... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • How to prevent your emotions playing havoc with your investments
  • As an investor, you may think that fear and greed are your biggest enemies when you invest. But it's not the case. There are two other emotions which are far worse. They can result in you making the worst investment decisions. So what are these emotions you need to keep at bay? And what can you do to conquer them? Read on to uncover these investment gremlins… **********************************... ››› more
  • [22 April 2014]
  • How to beat your emotions when you invest
  • The emotions that play on your investment decisions can have a huge detrimental impact on your investment success. Fall prey to them and you're sure to lose money. So how can you beat your emotions to stop them playing havoc with your investing decisions? Read on to find out how… Making money from investing sounds easy But the fact of the matter is investors struggle, Phil Oakley in Money W... ››› more
  • [27 March 2014]
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