Before you write down your trading resolutions for 2016, you need to first do something for yourself.
I call it the post-success-resolutions.
This is where you'll jot down your before and after results to see how far you've come in the last year.
It can be as complicated as you want it to be. But I like to keep things simple.
Let’s say my goal for 2015 was to lose five kilograms.
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A strategy is a vital part of trading.
By sticking to a strategy you know when you should be entering and exiting trades. It should include risk management. And it should also help keep your emotions from interfering with your trading decisions.
If you're looking to improve your trading strategy, here's one way to do it…
Only put trades on when the market is overbought or oversold
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If you invest and you trade, SARS view the returns you make from these activities differently.
Say you have a long-term investment portfolio. If your profits from selling shares within a tax year exceeds your capital gains threshold, you'll have to pay capital gains tax on a portion of your profits.
But if you're a trader, SARS views the profits you make as income rather than capital gains.
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Technical analysis involves using price charts to predict where the price of an asset will go. This type of analysis works well for a number of different assets, including shares, commodities and indices.
Studying charts can give you a good indication of what lies ahead. And certain patterns have a tendency to play out the way they have in the past.
If you want to check if a trend is going t... ››› more
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…
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Nike needs no introduction.
Today it's probably the world's best athletic apparel and footwear company in the world.
To think that in 1988, in a meeting with the Widen & Kennedy advertising agency in 1988, a simple three worded slogan was created…
“Just do it.”
And these three words have been taking the world by storm...
Today I'm going to show you how these three little words... ››› more
Faith, luck and other super-natural phenomenon! So many people depend on these things when trading.
And the fact is its human nature. When you don't know what's going on or you're unsure about something, you search for answers whether they're true or false.
I'm sure there's times when your imagination has run away with you. Times when you’ve seen things which aren’t there. But today I wa... ››› more
Recently, while having a drink after an action cricket match in Sandton, one of my team mates, Albѐ – a man with an ability to spin a cricket ball a ridiculous amount and a real passion for trading the markets – told me that he’d read a report talking about a great “pair trade” opportunity.
Pair trading is a great way to profit in uncertain times
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