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  • The ultimate investment strategy: When to sell your shares
  • You probably know that emotions are an investor's worst enemy. So in order to invest profitably in shares, you need to have an investment strategy in place that overrides them. You might have heard of a trailing stop losses. Trailing stop losses are a great way to keep your emotions at bay by having strict levels that you sell a stock at. But what if you could improve this strategy? Read ... ››› more
  • [08 December 2014]
  • What's the best stop loss strategy for your dividend paying shares?
  • Running a stop loss is one of the easiest ways for investors to keep a lid on their losses when investing in shares. Trailing stop losses also have their benefits as they lock in profits when a share price rises. But what should you do when it comes to stop losses with your dividend paying shares? After all, you bought them for their dividend payments, not capital appreciation. Here's one wa... ››› more
  • [22 October 2014]
  • Why stop losses are such a vital part of your investment strategy
  • Last week, markets across the world were extremely volatile. Concerns over growth of the world's economy dented investor confidence. The swings on the market were hard to keep up with. It's when the markets are like this that risk management becomes ever more important. When markets are trending upwards, it's easy to forget about vital strategies such as stop losses. So why are stop losses s... ››› more
  • [21 October 2014]
  • Why the zeroes are the most important part of your trading record
  • Every single Forex trader out there wants to be profitable, the most basic measure of which comes in the form of net profits and losses. And so, it's common to see traders not pay attention to their break-even trades. What many traders don't realise though is that there's more to break-even trades than just the zeroes they register in their trading journals. Before we get ahead of ou... ››› more
  • [12 September 2014]
  • Why it's crucial you stick to your stop losses
  • Risk management is a vital part of investing and trading. If you have discipline and stick to the risk management strategies you have in place, your portfolio will perform better. Take stop losses for instance. It's easy to set a stop loss when you buy shares, but it's another thing when it comes to sticking to them. You might want to hold on just that little bit longer just in case the share p... ››› more
  • [22 August 2014]
  • Is this the single most important key to Forex profit?
  • It's been said that the single most important influence in building equity in your trading account is the size of the position you take in your trades. I disagree. Let me explain why diversification will keep you poor and the one surprising key you should focus on instead for real trading profits. Learn from the successful investors in the world   In the book "The Zurich Axioms" (2... ››› more
  • [14 August 2014]
  • One way to insure your retirement investments against a market crash
  • After a rocky start at the beginning of the year, the market has continued to climb. Again the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has been hitting new highs. Could a correction of say 10% to 20% be around the corner? It's always a possibility. So it's crucial to protect your investments, especially those you have earmarked for your retirement. And the closer you are to retirement age, the even more cruci... ››› more
  • [30 June 2014]
  • With Wimbledon underway, here's how playing defensive can help you win at investing
  • It might surprise you to hear that there are commonalities between tennis and investing. If you can apply the rules of playing defensive tennis to your investments, you'll prevent yourself from making the biggest mistake in investing. Here's what you need to know… Investors and tennis players Retail investors are like amateur tennis players. They make a lot more mistakes than points. In h... ››› more
  • [27 June 2014]
  • How to win against the stop loss hunters in the forex market
  • Large financial institutions and traders are out there looking for retail forex traders to wipe out in the market. It's a great way for these larger traders to make a profit. You put a trade on. Your trade hits its stop. You're out your trade. Then the market swings the way you thought it would. Typical. So what can you do to protect yourself falling victim to a stop loss hunter? Read on to find o... ››› more
  • [20 June 2014]
  • Forex trading 101: Two ways to stop yourself falling victim to stop loss hunting
  • If you've been trading forex for a while, you might have fallen victim to stop loss hunting. This is when the big traders take out the small players in the market and gain from it. If you've seen the market move against you only enough to trigger your stop then for it to correct and move the way you wanted it too, you could have been a victim too. So what is stop loss hunting? And how can you prot... ››› more
  • [17 June 2014]
  • Why a stop loss can kick you when you're down
  • Investing in shares comes with risks. And to take care of the downside risk, stop losses are a must. You decide how much of your initial investment you're prepared to lose and set your stop loss at that. Then if the share price falls and hits that level, you sell. Simple as that. But using stop losses also comes with its issues. Read on to find out more… Setting a stop loss level Using a ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • Why you need to cut free shares that aren't performing
  • All investors have their bad habits. Some of these bad habits are more costly than others. One expensive bad habits is holding onto a share that's not performing. You're determined not to sell until the share price rises back up to the level you bought it at. So what's so bad about holding onto shares like these? And what can you do to make sure you get rid of shares at the right time? Read on to ... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • Use this one step to help you beat the investing pack
  • Any decision you make when it comes to your investments should follow a clear plan. Unfortunately the vast majority of investors make investment decisions without a plan. They just do it, with no or little methodology behind their decision. But if you can apply a clear plan to your investments and stick to it, you're in a far better position to profit. Let's take a look at how to achieve this… ... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • Two ways to minimise your losses when you trade CFDs
  • When you trade contracts for difference (CFDs), or any other financial product, it's crucial you manage your losses. No-one enters a trade thinking it's going to turn against them, but it's something you have to be prepared for. Otherwise you're not going to survive very long as a trader. So what can you do to minimise your losses? You can opt for a stop loss or a trailing stop loss. Let's take a ... ››› more
  • [15 May 2014]
  • This Time Stop secret can boost your trading gains by 20%
  • Today I'm going to show you something that I've never shown anyone before! It's a little known secret that I recently used to bag a 20% trading gain for my subscribers. A simple trick which can minimise your losing trades, maximise your profits and give you more room to find higher profitable trades. Make sure your trading gains don’t go stale! On the 31st March 2014, I told my Red Hot... ››› more
  • [06 May 2014]
  • Improve your investment success by sticking to these five golden rules
  • Investing in the stock market is a learning curve. From the first investment you make, you start learning more and more. But there are a few golden rules that can stand you in good stead for when you invest. Some of them may seem common sense, but it's surprising how you can forget some crucial aspects when an investment opportunity presents itself. Read on to uncover what these are… *********... ››› more
  • [10 April 2014]
  • A strategy to manage your risk when investing in penny shares without using stop losses
  • If you invest in penny shares, there's a chance you'll let the dream of making massive gains drive your decisions. And in the process you'll throw any type of risk management out of the window. That's one way to ensure you don't make any decent money investing in penny shares. But there is a strategy that can limit your risk. Read on to find out what it's all about… Don’t invest in penny sha... ››› more
  • [28 March 2014]
  • Did you know: You can blow your money using a stop loss?
  • “I entered an ALSI trade the other day at 40,000. I wanted to protect my portfolio, so I set a stop loss at 39,910. The problem is, the market went below my stop loss (39,910) and I LOST even more than I should have. Please explain why?”- Roxy Every good trader and trading book tells you how crucial it is to put in a stop loss when you trade. But if you don't know HOW to put a stop loss... ››› more
  • [28 March 2014]
  • Why you can be more successful than a professional investor
  • Many investors will be familiar with hanging onto a losing share in the hope it's going to bounce back and the market simply got it wrong. This may surprise you, but trading and investing psychology is the strongest indicator of stock market profits and losses. And how everyone reacts to it can be slightly different. You need to lose any overconfidence you have. Here's why… Overconfidence is a... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
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