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  • How to take back control of your portfolio during these tumultuous times!
  • n the last few weeks, we have seen hundreds of billions of dollars wiped out of the markets. We have seen crypto drop its trillion US dollar market cap status. And we have seen top traders, influencers and institutions lose their portfolios. It's exactly times like these where the inexperienced, greedy and clueless traders destroy their accounts… And it's not because they don't have a ... ››› more
  • [23 June 2022]
  • 8 BEST steps to take as a Beginner Pickpocket Trader (FREE calculator included below)
  • Q. “Please help me as I am a beginner and am not sure what steps to take to start trading with Pickpocket Trader. I registered with Pickpocket Trader last week and received my first SMS with the following message: Here are the trade specifics: I will be going long (BUY) GOLD Symbol: GOLD Entry: 1845.00 Stop loss: 1790.00 Take profit: 2000.00 Margin: 2% Please tell me the steps I ne... ››› more
  • [03 June 2022]
  • Forex Trading Q&A for the day
  • Q. "Trader X recently sent out a Forex trade to short (sell) the EUR/ZAR. I am currently trading Forex CFDs and would like to ask how I can calculate the minimum rands risked per pip movement if I traded 5 CFDs. Do you have a formula to help with this?” A. Hi John S, yes I can absolutely help with this. ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • My Personal Trading “cheat sheet”
  • My trading is governed by this cheat sheet which focuses on three things! • The first is trading goals. • The second, your trade reporting and how to spot a big trend. • Third, A trade analysis & execution plan. Sticking to this cheat sheet has made me a successful trader for the last 20 years and now I hope it can do the same for you… I've broken this cheat sheet into ... ››› more
  • [11 May 2022]
  • The most important question you can ask when you start trading
  • Q. “Timon, I am trying to figure out what will suit me best as a trader. Maybe you can help me with my trading profile. I'm a 56 year old single house father who has about 1 hour a day to trade with income from property rental. I don't like too much stress and I certainly don't like the idea of losing a lot of money in a day. Can you help me figure out who I am as a trader?” A. Hi Bryce, you... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • [DOWNLOAD FREE] CFD Risk Trading Calculator
  • Q. “Hi Timon, I have a R250,000 portfolio and I am using the special 2% risk rule per trade as you have taught us. Based on your last trade with Shoprite with the entry being R242 and your stop loss being R232.00 does this mean I should buy xxx CFD contracts in this trade?” Hi Pete, The number of contracts purely depends on the how much money you deposit… So if you have a portfolio of R2... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • In the Mail Bag...
  • In our QA mailbox this past week... Q. “Hi Timon, I refer to the below track record… "I am a bit confused as I believe I am doing something wrong. My portfolio value is R85,000 and my figures for the above trades have the same results as a portfolio value with R5,000. Is this possible to achieve such results with a portfolio value of R5,000 and risk 2% at the same time? Thank you…” ... ››› more
  • [25 March 2022]
  • HOLD ON - Ask these 5 questions before you take your next trade
  • The hardest decision as a trader, can you guess what it is? No, it's the learning of how a trading platform works - you can learn this in two days. It's not the depositing of money - you can do this with a mere credit card. And it's not opening an account with a broker - this can take up to 10 minutes nowadays. One of the most difficult decisions you'll make with trading, is actually... ››› more
  • [18 March 2022]
  • What you need to do BEFORE and AFTER each trading day
  • There's one reason you're subscribed to Trading Tips. You want to make a living trading the financial markets with ease. But to achieve this, you need to have a plan to turn your financial dreams and visions into a reality. Step #1 was to join Trading Tips. Step #2: is to join my weekly trading alerts and updates service through Red Hot Storm Trader. But do you know what step 3 is? ... ››› more
  • [17 March 2022]
  • Four metrics to calculate any international CFD stock position size
  • In our QA mailbox this past week... Q. “I am with Pickpocket Trader and before I take a trade, I would like to know how to calculate the number of international CFDs I need to buy to risk 3% of my R55,000 portfolio. Let's use the example from the most recent trade sent out on 11 February 2022”. A. You'll need four metrics to calculate the number of international CFDs you'll need to buy. ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2022]
  • What EA bots are and the pros and cons of running them for your trading…
  • Last week Wednesday, one of our reader's asked about trading bots. We spoke about the best trading robots in 2022 and how to get started with them. If you missed the article, click here to catch up. This idea really sparked my attention. You see, I am a firm believer that trading bots will be the future of trading. It will be for those who either do not have time to sit in front of a s... ››› more
  • [24 February 2022]
  • Four things to look for in a trading programme in 2022
  • Most people who want to build their wealth through trading, are in the same boat. They want to learn how to trade. Some have an idea that you do need a strict, automated and proven system but they have no idea where to start. The questions start piling up such as: • What indicators should I use? • Which markets should I add? • What charting platform and broker is best for... ››› more
  • [03 February 2022]
  • An easy formula to calculate your trading wins
  • Q. ”This year I joined Timon's trader service. I must say I'm loving the simplicity of the emails and the high number of profits so far. In one of the recent emails, it said that you had banked a certain percentage on a trade. Please clarify a formula to calculate the gain and loss percentage in a trade?” A. Thank you for the question Happiness and glad to have you on board.   Le... ››› more
  • [25 November 2021]
  • Want to trade Brent Crude and FTSE 100 with a SA account? Read this
  • Q. “Would you please clear something for me. There was recently a trade recommendation for Brent Crude. This is quoted in US dollars? How do you work out a 2% risk with a South African rand denominated account?”     A. Sure, I’ll share with you an easy calculation from the most recent Brent crude trade we sent out via Pickpocket Trader on 28 October 2021.   Here are the tr... ››› more
  • [19 November 2021]
  • New exciting Satrix ETF I'll be adding to my trading arsenal
  • Q “Last Wednesday you mentioned the 5 Satrix ETFs you're mainly trading. I saw that recently they launched another Satrix ETF called the CAPI… Can you please explain what the ETF does and if you're looking at trading it in the future?” A. Yes, most definitely. As soon as the CAPI is available to trade on the trading platform and there is high volume of buying and selling, I will be a... ››› more
  • [12 November 2021]
  • Top 5 local ETFs to invest in South Africa
  • Q. “I'm looking to invest in different local ETFs other than shares and indices. What are your top local ETFs you're mainly investing and trading this year when it comes to South Africa Timon?” A. In 2021, it's important to look at the most cost effective, easy to find and highly traded ETFs when it comes to investing and trading… Just a reminder, an ETF is an investment vehicle that... ››› more
  • [04 November 2021]
  • How to ride your winners with a trailing stop loss
  • There are two rules with trading. Limit your losses to protect your portfolio from crashing. Ride your winners to grow your profits. That's it… I've written hundreds of articles on how you can limit your losses with trading. But seldom, have I given you essential strategies and rules to help grow your portfolio by riding your winners. Well today is your lucky day… I... ››› more
  • [12 October 2021]
  • I managed to bank R7,500 in the last three weeks!
  • Dear reader, In today's article: • Confessions of a lazy trader • How to trade rand CFDs at a fraction of the price • Why buy the Crypto Correction Confessions of a lazy trader   Q. “I’m generally a lazy trader when it comes to calculations. I just want to take the trade without pulling out a calculator and pressing buttons to work out how many CFDs I’ll need ... ››› more
  • [29 July 2021]
  • How to calculate your CFD position size when trading Brent Crude
  • “I've recently signed up to Pickpocket Trader and wanted to ask a question. In the Welcome Guide you suggest, you never risk more than 2% per trade. However, when we are entering into a number of trades we are risking a larger amount with our portfolio. My question is, what is the maximum number of open trades I should have in my portfolio at any one time?”   A. Whether you... ››› more
  • [08 July 2021]
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