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  • Questions I've never been asked in 13 years of trading
  • Timon Rossolimos answers all your most important questions on trading for the week. This week's mailbag includes questions on Forex, stop losses, candlesticks, CFD contracts, Options and more. Enjoy today's Q and A session… To place a stop loss or not to place a stop loss?   “Is it necessary to place a stop loss if I watch my account closely from 9 ‘till 5?”   Ans... ››› more
  • [27 October 2016]
  • How to Improve Your Returns in One Easy Step
  • I receive a lot of e-mails with trading questions, and lately, I've noticed a couple of themes. It seems that many new traders have questions about stop losses, and even the more experienced stock watcher wants to improve his risk mitigation strategy…   -- Advertisement --   What would an extra R10,000 – R25,000 – R100,000 do for you? Discover... ››› more
  • [05 August 2016]
  • Which trading platforms are the best for inexperienced traders?
  • I thought you may be interested in these recent trading questions I received on our www.investorsclub.co.za Remember, I'm always here to help, when you have a question. • Do you recommend we adjust our stop losses? • Who are the best brokers? • How much money do you need to start with Forex trading? • Could you verify my analysis of the GBP/USD chart? Q: Do you recommend we adj... ››› more
  • [03 June 2016]
  • How to win the war on investing, not the battle…
  • If you're looking to grow your wealth by investing in shares, it's easy to get too involved with what's going on with one or two particular stocks. When you invest in a share that only goes on to plummet, it's not a great experience. You hope its price is going to recover, but the truth is you need to cut it loose. This will help you to achieve your overall goal of making money out of invest... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • How to use moving averages to enter trades
  • Moving averages are very handy. They can show you what the overall trend is. And they can show you levels of resistance and support. By smoothing out price activity, they produce a much easier to read line than looking at the price alone. So how can you use moving averages to know when to enter trades? Read on to find out… Which moving averages you should use together If you’... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • How to know when to sell your penny stocks
  • When you invest in penny stocks, there will come a time when you need to sell them. This may be for a profit or for a loss. So how do you know when it's time to sell? Read on to find out… The right price to sell your penny stocks at When it comes to selling your penny stocks, you should give some thought to the price you’d like to sell them for. You can set a limit order f... ››› more
  • [09 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]
  • Your three-step action plan for successful investing
  • When the markets seesaw up and down like they have been of late, it makes many investors nervous. Will the market just keep falling? The first thing that's important to realise is you can't forecast what's going to happen in the markets. No-one can. But what you can do is take steps to prepare for what could lie ahead. This means following a simple investment strategy that removes your e... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Why you shouldn't let volatility stand in your way of making money investing in shares
  • Stop losses are a great strategy to use. They prevent you from suffering a catastrophic loss with one or more shares. The key to using stop losses is to stick to them. Over the long run, you should benefit from cutting the losers out of your portfolio. But when stock market volatility hits and a number of your shares hit their stop losses, it can be disheartening. But don't let it… ... ››› more
  • [09 September 2015]
  • Why controlling your losses is essential to making money investing in shares
  • Investing in shares is all about making money. Ideally, you want the stock market to soar, making you richer along the way. But as the financial crisis of 2008 showed, the stock market can fall and fall hard. That's why it's vital you have a mechanism to control your losses when investing in shares. You need to decide how much you're willing to lose each time you invest in shares. Then yo... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
  • Why you must stick to your stop losses
  • Stop losses are an essential part of risk management and should form part of your investment strategy. The key to using stop losses is adhering to them. There's no point using stop losses then never selling if the share price hits them. So why is it so important to stick to your stop losses? Read on to find out… The point of using stop losses Whether you use fixed stop losses o... ››› more
  • [13 August 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]
  • 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]
  • Stop losses: How to know when you're wrong about a stock
  • Stop losses are a great way of knowing when it's time to admit you're wrong about a stock you've put money into. But how do you know what level to set your stop loss at? And can you use stop losses to protect your gains too? Read on to find out… When to use stop losses Unless you have nerves of steel and are an extreme value investor like Warren Buffett, stop losses make perfect s... ››› more
  • [24 March 2015]
  • Why you must cut your losses to be a profitable investor
  • Being a smart investor comes down to the way you manage your risks. The one thing that pulls so many investors' portfolios down is not cutting losses. The impact is huge. Let's take a closer look at why keeping your losses small is so crucial to your investment success… Don’t let losses decimate your investment portfolio Investing all comes down to making money. You invest in sh... ››› more
  • [19 February 2015]
  • How to use a stop loss when you trade forex
  • When you put on a forex trade, it's easy to think a lot about how much money you could make from your position. The fact of the matter is, you should put as much if not more effort into your stop losses. It's your stop loss that limits the risk you take on. So what exactly is a stop loss when you trade forex? And how should you manage your stop losses? Read on to find out… What is... ››› more
  • [28 January 2015]
  • Use these three tips to help you handle any trading losses
  • Trading is high risk. When you start trading, you have to accept that losses are part and parcel of doing it. If you can't handle a loss, you're career as a trader will be short-lived. As much as you might rack up a few losses along the way, it's essential you handle them in the right way. Even the most successful trader has their fair share of losses along the way. Read on to uncover th... ››› more
  • [27 January 2015]
  • 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]
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