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  • How to cure yourself from “recency bias” before you kill your account
  • Ben started to dabble in the Forex market. He's just bought the Australian dollar versus the American dollar for the third time. And just pocketed R10,000 from his R5,000 portfolio. He's on a winning streak. Ben feels that trading is the quickest key to his financial freedom. Aaah, the jubilation! The smell of sea sand, while he hears the crashing of the waves. Retirement here we... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Asking me this question is very disturbing!
  • • Should I close the trade for a R1,836 profit? • Is it difficult to trade in Crypto-currencies? • The best stock broker to trade penny shares   Q. Hi Timon, on Tuesday I bought Sibanye Gold for R826. So far, it has made R1,836 profit. Should I close the trade or let it run more? C  Answer by Timon Rossolimos, Red Hot Storm Trader Asking me this question is ver... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • 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]
  • The one risk investors have complete control over, but most often overlook…
  • Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control. Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets. But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock. Let me explain…     ------- Special Announcement -------    This ... ››› more
  • [26 September 2016]
  • How to deal with inevitable trading losses
  • The first thing you have to realise with trading is that you'll never be right 100% of the time. It just doesn't happen. If you can't fathom the idea of losing money trading, it's not for you. Losing trades happen. The key is knowing how to handle them. Let's take a closer look… How to manage losses from trading   The way you handle losing money from your trading activit... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • The secret to trading the stock market successfully
  • Many new traders are so eager to start trading, they forget to sort out the money management side of things. But by neglecting this, they're unlikely to do well trading. So how should you manage your money when you trade? Let's take a closer look… Why money management is so important when you trade Money management is a vital aspect of trading the stock market as the risks are... ››› more
  • [28 October 2015]
  • Two ways to manage your risk trading a volatile stock market
  • The markets have been particularly volatile over the past couple of months. When the market are like this, it's vital to manage your risk effectively when you're trading. So how should you go about this? Read on to find out… Trading volatile stock markets Volatile stock markets can be a trader’s dream. They bring lots of opportunities to make money. But with this comes lots ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
  • Why stop losses are your saving grace when trading CFDs
  • Trading contracts for difference (CFDs) can be extremely profitable, but trading CFDs is also risky. If a trade doesn't pan out the way you want it to, you can lose more than you initially put into a trade. So how can you deal with this risk? You must use stop losses… How stop losses work when you trade CFDs When you trade CFDs, you can place stop losses with your stock broker ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • How much should you put into each CFD trade?
  • If you've decided to give contracts for difference (CFDs) trading a go, you need to think about how you're going to manage your money before you begin. So how much money should you put into each CFD trade you put on? Let's take a closer look… You need to start off trading CFDs conservatively As eager as you may be to make some money trading CFDs, you need to start off putting down... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • Coping with the risks of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be extremely profitable. But with the possibility of great gains comes risk. To invest in penny stocks you have to comfortable with the risks you take on. If you want the potential of making money on these shares, you have to accept that you may lose money along the way. Let's take a closer look at the risk side of penny stocks and how to manage it… The ... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • Why you must control your risks with forex trading or face losing it all
  • Trading the forex market can be very lucrative. But as with trading all geared instruments, there are risks. And these risks mean losing money. One of the most important aspects of forex trading is risk management. If you ignore it, chances are you're not going to be trading for very long. So why is risk management so important? And how can you limit your risks when trading forex? Read on... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Wealth protection strategies uncovered: Three ways to crash proof your portfolio
  • Yesterday, you may have got a fright when you noticed how the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and stock markets across the world fell as worries over the Greek crisis hit. When things like this happen, it brings home the risk of a stock market crash and the impact it could have on your portfolio. So what can you do to minimise the impact of a stock market crash on your portfolio? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • How to control your risk trading commodities
  • Thanks to spread trading, it's never been easier to trade commodities. If you want, you can trade gold, coffee, cotton and oil. But the commodities market is notoriously volatile and this underlines the importance of risk management. So how can you control your risk when trading commodities? Read on to find out… How to limit your losses when trading commodities Making hefty pro... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • Trading strategies uncovered: How to manage your profits and losses
  • You set out to make money from trading. Whether you trade single stock futures, contracts for difference or spread trade, profits are vital to continuing to trade and your overall success. As much as risk management is about looking after the downside to a trade, the upside is also important. So what should you do when a trade you're in does well? Read on to find out… The secret ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Two sensible risk management rules to apply to your forex trading
  • When you first start trading forex, like most traders, you're likely to be thinking about how much money you can make. In fact, the best thing you can do is think about protecting yourself against losing money. Do this and you have a better chance of being a successful trader. So what are the most important aspects of risk management? Read on to find out… Risk management rule #1: ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Forex risk management basics: How to limit your downside risk
  • Whilst trading forex gives you the opportunity to make money from the movements of currencies, there's also the chance of making a loss. When you trade forex, you're trading a geared instrument and this means your losses can quickly mount up. This is why risk management is so crucial when you trade forex. So how can you limit your downside risk? Read on to find out… Why stop lo... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Three ways to stay ahead at the trading game
  • When you're trading the stock market for short-term gains, you need to be smart about the risks you take on. A successful trading strategy comes down to effectively managing your risks. There are three key things to bear in mind and use in your strategy. Read on to find out what these are… Trading strategy principle #1: Keep your losses small Trading all comes down to making money... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Five ways to control your risk trading forex
  • Forex trading can be lucrative, but like all forms of trading, it's risky. You risk losing money. To deal with this risk, you can use a number of different things to combat it. Whilst you cannot remove the risks you take on forex trading, you can do things to minimise the risks. So what can you do to control your risks from trading forex? Read on to find out… Five risk management ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
  • Forex risk management: How to get position sizing right
  • There are two major benefits of risk management when you trade forex. Firstly, risk management protects you from losing a large amount of money in one trade. And secondly, risk management will make you more profitable in the long run. One key aspect of risk management is position sizing. So how can you make this work for you? Read on to find out… Using position sizing as part o... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
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