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  • 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]
  • [DOWNLOAD] Your FREE Trading Risk Calculator Tool
  • Q. “Timon, I read your article where you expect the oil price to rally. What about the situation with the Iranian President reaching an agreement with the United States… Could that also cause a boost in the oil price?”    A. Aah yes, thank you for reminding me.   The talks and negotiations in Vienna were definitely another major factor in supporting an oil price ral... ››› more
  • [03 June 2021]
  • Forex Q&A of the Week
  • We haven't had many questions from you this week. I assume it's because you know what you're doing or you're just making too much money trading. Either way it's a good thing. This means, our Q and A session for the week will be short and sugary. However, I've written a brand new Forex 101 Report which I think you'll find helpful with your trading. Feel free to go through the Q&A for... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Why Bungee Jumping is like successful trading
  • Normally at a company's end year function, they make a reservation at a restaurant and have drinks and dinner. Not here at FSP, which is the company I work at. The team decided to go to Sky Bar at Pineslopes in Fourways. You can choose between a bunch of activities to do there. Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping or you can just chill, drink and eat at the Sky Bar. At first I s... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • 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]
  • The Five Minute Forex Trader - Part 3
  • Can Forex trading really make money? Is it really possible to make more money from trading than you'll lose? What are the risks you'll have to take on in order to succeed as a Forex Trader? These are the hard questions Timon Rossolimos answers in this five minute Forex Lesson If you missed the begining of the Five Minute Forex mini course, it's not too late to catch up - register here ... ››› more
  • [14 September 2016]
  • The difference between “investing” 2% and risking 2% of your portfolio - explained
  • New traders think that when I talk about risking risk 2% of their portfolio, it means investing 2% of what their portfolio is worth. But that's not what I mean. Let's say you have R10,000, and you only want to risk 2% or R200 of that amount to trade CFDs. Here's how much you'll need to invest in your CFD trade… First some investing/trading 101 basics Step #1: Know how much you ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2016]
  • This one hidden cost can destroy you as a trader!
  • Two weeks ago, I attended a business conference at Château de Courtomer in France. From 8:00 am until 4:30, I attended meeting after meeting in different rooms in the castle. It was productive for business and it was a wonderful opportunity for Trading Tips as I now have new and exciting ventures I'll be working on for you. Unfortunately, during this trip. I was hit by the biggest hidden... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • Master Forex Trader Reveals: Two Forex trading rules you should never break
  • Every week I meet with the FSPInvest team. We usually discuss investment strategies, economic situations and the best investment opportunities on the market today. Well, this week, things went a little a differently. I realised that many investors are turning to Forex trading as away to make money from the markets. But since this is such challenging investment solution, I decided to find out m... ››› more
  • [10 June 2016]
  • The risks of trading forex
  • Trading the foreign exchange market all comes down to speculating on the moves of currencies. By trading a currency pair, you hope that one currency will rise in value and the other currency will fall in value. As the market tends to follow long-term trends, many traders use technical analysis to find trades to their gain. But it comes with risks. So what are the risks of trading forex? ... ››› more
  • [12 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]
  • Why you must address risk management BEFORE trading
  • If you're new to trading, it's easy to let the excitement of making mouth-watering profits from your new venture stand in the way of dealing with vital aspects of your strategy. But before you even contemplate putting a trade on, you must realise the importance of risk management and make it a major part of your strategy. So why is risk management so important when you trade? And how can you... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • What makes CFDs different from other trading instruments?
  • When it comes to trading, you have a number of trading instruments at your disposal. If you decide to trade contracts for difference (CFDs), what makes them different to other derivatives products on the market? Let's take a closer look… CFDs don’t expire, unlike other derivatives CFDs have no date of expiry. This makes them different to other derivatives like single stock futu... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • Why you have to take a risk to be a trader
  • You may have heard the expression: You have to speculate to accumulate. This expression goes hand in hand with trading. Trading involves speculating by putting on trades to accumulate by making a profit. But with this comes high levels of risk. Taking risks fills many people with dread. So how can overcome your fear of taking a risk? Read on to find out… Risk results in fear ... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • Looking for a less risky trading alternative? Have a look at options…
  • Options trading is by far the most popular trading tool in the US. As a South African trader you can trade this popular instrument too. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Derivative Market lists options on the single stock futures it lists. So what exactly is an option? And how much risk do they come with? Let's take a closer look… What are options? In South Africa, options are ... ››› more
  • [29 April 2015]
  • Looking to get rich quick on the stock market?
  • If you're excited about the prospects of making money quick on the stock market, chances are you're young and don't have much experience with investments. If this is you, the one thing you need to bear in mind is that there is no quick route to riches on the stock market. The more eager you are to make money, the chances are you'll take on a lot of risk to try to achieve it. So what should y... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • Make sure you allow for the impact of the spread with your forex trading strategy
  • Trading forex profitably comes down to having a trading strategy that works. You might use a good risk/reward ratio to help you select trades. But you can't ignore other costs when you trade. These costs have an impact on your overall profitability. So what do you need to consider? Read on to find out… The risk side of your forex trading strategy When you address risk with your... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • Don't take gambles with your trading account… Here's how
  • Trading is higher risk than investing. The gearing aspect of trading instruments gives you the potential to multiply your gains. But this can also work against you and multiply your losses. So how can you ensure you don't wipe out your trading account with a few bad trades? Read on to find out… Two vital ways to manage your trading risk Managing the downside when trading is yo... ››› more
  • [03 March 2015]
  • Six reasons why trading the Forex market is safer than trading shares
  • A few days ago I was quietly sitting and looking at the Forex market when I received a call from my friend, Frank, who is a share trader. Frank is a day trader which means he always closes his trades before the end of the trading day to minimise any potential overnight risks. One day before Frank closed his trades, he quickly went to the kitchen to grab a snack. But, there he got distracted by ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • Why this 10% of your portfolio could deliver 50% of your gains
  • Most investors have heard of diversification and asset allocation. It's a Nobel Prize winning strategy investors use to maximise returns while minimising risk. Essentially it's the financial equivalent to not putting all your eggs in one basket. But today I don't want to focus on all the different types of assets and ways you can divide them up in your portfolio. No. I want to focus on one v... ››› more
  • [13 May 2014]
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