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  • The most important lesson you'll learn in 2018
  • This year I'm throwing away a word from my vocabulary. I believe it's useless. You've heard it every year from friends, family and even yourself. And I guarantee you've tried to apply it. You might think you need it to be a successful trader, business person, family man or even just a friend. In fact, you might disagree with me heavily while you're reading this. But in the end, y... ››› more
  • [29 January 2018]
  • Happy New Year! Here are three easy resolutions to make your 2017 a profitable one!
  • Let's start your year on a profitable note. I'm sure you hear how many people make resolutions when their year starts. I want to lose 10 kilograms I'm going on a lifestyle-change diet I'm going to save 1/3 of my money this year These are all great, but let's be honest. Most resolutions last around two months' tops, and then all is given up. I need you to make realistic and achievab... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Enjoyed your holiday? Here's how to get back into the swing of trading
  • The last few weeks have been filled with public holidays… And if you were able to spend time with the family, eat, enjoy a few relaxing days on the couch, eat some more and stay away from your computer, then perfect. I'm going to tell you now… It can be very disorientating to get back into the swing of trading and work again. Here's what you should do.   Three steps to ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • If I just said “no” I would've banked a decent profit!
  • Dear Trading Tips reader, You're in a Euro Dollar Forex trade. It's going up nicely and is about to hit your take profit sell signal, where you'll bank a decent gain. But then, you go against the system and raise your take profit further. You just “know” the trade will keep going up where you can bank an even higher profit. The market has passed your initial take profit and ... ››› more
  • [05 October 2016]
  • Why you need to go watch Back to the Future again if you want to be a better trader!
  • The DeLorean time machine is back! Why do I say this? It's back to the Future Day - the date Marty and Doc crashed the future in the second of the three time-hopping sci-fi adventure films. And the date was October 21.   It will probably be my highlight of the year, to go and watch the ‘Back to the Future' movie. The last time the movie was released was in 1985 and in 1986, the V... ››› more
  • [22 October 2015]
  • You hate this trading topic, but it's important!
  • In 2013, I spent weeks writing a very important book. A book that I still use today and unfortunately, you don't. It's called “Trading Building Blocks to your Financial Future”. Guess how many copies it sold in the first month? It sold 15… I'm sure your child would've sold more novels at school than what I sold. I was baffled by how little response I got from the book. In the ... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • Trading psychology: Why you always need to look ahead as a trader
  • Trading is certainly an exciting endeavour and nerve racking. Psychology plays an important part in your trading success. Whilst trading can be frustrating at times, it's crucial you always look ahead and don't dwell on the past. But the uncertainty of what lies ahead can impact the performance of many traders. And in many instances trading success is very much dependent on your own personal... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • Stop fear dominating your trading decisions… Here's how
  • When money is at stake, it's likely to get your nerves jangling. Think about when you're about to put a trade on. All of a sudden your head is full of what ifs, second guessing your decision. What if the market goes against you as soon as you enter a trade? This fear is a natural reaction to risking money. So how can you overcome your fears when trading? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • If you have no discipline, trading is not for you
  • There are a number of traits that successful traders possess. Taking the top spot is discipline. If you don't have discipline, chances are you're not going to do very well at trading. So why is discipline so important to be successful at trading? Read on to find out… The importance of discipline as a trader Discipline is a vital trait to possess as a trader. When you trade, ... ››› more
  • [17 July 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]
  • Why you must cut your losers to get ahead trading
  • You've no doubt heard the stock market saying: Cut your losers, let your winners run. Well this saying couldn't be more apt for traders. Hanging onto losing trades will only lead to disappointment. So why is following the advice in this old stock market saying so important? And how can you apply it to your trading? Read on to find out… This saying is one of the hardest pieces of ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2015]
  • Why the trend really is a trader's friend
  • You've most likely heard the stock market adage ‘the trend is your friend'. As a trader, you might want to try to ignore a trend by attempting to time a turning point in the market. But to improve your chances of trading success, you should trade with the trend. Here's why… The ins and outs of a trend A trend describes the general direction in which a financial instrument mov... ››› more
  • [25 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]
  • Why you have to take a risk to be a trader
  • You may have heard the expression: You have to speculate to accumulate. This expression goes hand in hand with trading. Trading involves speculating by putting on trades to accumulate by making a profit. But with this comes high levels of risk. Taking risks fills many people with dread. So how can overcome your fear of taking a risk? Read on to find out… Risk results in fear ... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
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