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  • Trading strategies uncovered: How to manage your profits and losses
  • 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… The secret ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Going short: How to profit from a sliding share price
  • When you invest in shares, you do so with the hope that the underlying share price will rise. Many traders also follow this strategy, buying low with the hope of selling at a higher price. In trading lingo, this is going long. But with trading, you can also sell high and buy low. In other words, go short. So what does a short trade entail? Read on to find out… The ins and outs ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • Three ways to stay ahead at the trading game
  • When you're trading the stock market for short-term gains, you need to be smart about the risks you take on. A successful trading strategy comes down to effectively managing your risks. There are three key things to bear in mind and use in your strategy. Read on to find out what these are… Trading strategy principle #1: Keep your losses small Trading all comes down to making money... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Attention ladies only: Learn why you make better traders than men!
  • Dear female reader, Men will probably hate me for this, but someone needs to say it. There are two problems that many men have when trading. Testosterone and ego. Men don't like the idea of being wrong and they generally like to take big risks when it comes to trading and with life in general. But with you ladies, you know when to say no, when to ask for directions and how to stick ... ››› more
  • [29 May 2015]
  • Overcome the underlying psychology of trading by adopting a ‘robot' mode
  • Having a strategy to follow is a must for any trader. Your trading strategy will help you find entry and exit points into trades and limit your risk. But even if you have the best trading strategy out there, there's a big problem you have to contend with. That problem is your emotions. Unfortunately trading brings emotions out. And they can play havoc with your profits. So what can you do... ››› more
  • [28 May 2015]
  • Trading psychology uncovered: Why you have to let your winners run
  • The stock market adage, cut your losers and let your winners run, is a classic example of a saying that makes perfect sense. But it's a completely different matter putting it into practice. Trying to ignore the interference from your emotions can lead you to do the opposite. That is, cut your winners and let your losers run. So how can you win the battle over your emotions and let your winne... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • How to manage your CFD account to cope with inevitable losses
  • When you first begin trading contracts for difference (CFDs), you're likely to be very excited about the profitable journey that lies ahead. But as soon as you have your first losing trade, this feeling evaporates. All traders have losses. It comes with the territory. The key is managing your trades in an effective way so losing trades don't wipe you out. So how can you do it? Read on ... ››› more
  • [25 May 2015]
  • Achieve trading success by avoiding these five bad habits
  • The psychology behind every trader has a big impact on the way they trade. It's important you identify the emotions that trading triggers and avoid making decisions based on them. So how can you beat your emotions? Read on to find out… How to stop your emotions from interfering with your trading Don’t let emotions negatively impact the success of your trading. To overcome the... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • How to get to grips with psychology and improve your trading
  • You may not have given it much thought before, but do you know psychology plays a big role in the way you trade? It has a major influence on the trading decisions you make. So what exactly is trader psychology? And how can it influence your trading? Read on to find out… What is trader psychology? Trader psychology is the effect of your emotions and personal outlook on life on y... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • How to become a more relaxed and profitable trader
  • When you trade, the risks are high and it's easy to understand why many traders find the process stressful. But becoming highly stressed out and a bundle of nerves is actually detrimental to your trading. So what can you do to make your trading journey more relaxed? Read on to find out… The emotional rollercoaster ride of trading Trading can put your emotions through the mill. ... ››› more
  • [12 May 2015]
  • Finding the perfect analysis tool for whatever you decide to trade
  • There are so many financial markets you can trade. You may want to focus on South African stocks, international stocks, indices, commodities or forex. So what's the best way to find potential winning trades? There are two main schools of thought: Fundamental analysis and technical analysis. So what is the difference? And what analysis suits you best? Let's take a closer look… W... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • Don't let predictions drive your trading decisions
  • When many people begin trading, they start listening to the stock market rumour mill. This can lead them to start guessing where the market is going next. Putting on trades based on these predictions is one way of quickly losing money trading. Let's take a closer look why and what you should do instead… Predictions tend to be pure guesswork Once you begin trading, you’ll become ... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • The three most dangerous misconceptions traders have!
  • I follow a number of trading groups on Facebook. And I see many new traders asking questions about how to trade successfully. But what's shocking is that many of the supposedly experienced traders who answer the questions are delusional themselves. They have these fallacies and false ideas on what they believe it takes to succeed as a trader. And so today, I'm going to make sure that you'r... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • How to use trend channels as part of your profitable forex trading strategy
  • Trend lines lie at the cornerstone of forex trading. You can use them to indicate levels of support and resistance. And you can use trend lines to draw trend channels to help you make profitable forex trades. So how can you draw trend channels? Read on to find out… How to draw trend channels To use trend channels when trading forex, you need to know how to draw them. Take a ... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • Forex trading uncovered: How to pinpoint trends
  • Learning how to spot trends when you trade forex should form a vital part of your trading strategy. The forex market has a tendency to move in trends. And trading in the direction of the market trend means there's a higher chance it's going to continue moving in that direction. So what's the easiest way to spot trends? You can draw trend channels onto your charts. Read on to find out how... ››› more
  • [29 April 2015]
  • How to put technical indicators to work as part of your forex trading strategy
  • If you've looked into technical analysis, the vast number of technical indicators may overwhelm you. So what exactly are technical indicators? And which ones are worth using as part of your forex trading strategy? Read on to find out… What are technical indicators? You’ll come across two main types of technical indicators when you trade forex: Leading indicators; and ... ››› more
  • [28 April 2015]
  • Let your profits drive how much you risk with this forex trading strategy
  • Forex trading can be a lucrative way of making money. But even the best of forex traders will encounter losing trades. To ensure a few losing trades don't decimate your trading account, it's vital to manage your risks. This forex trading strategy means your success denotes how much you put risk with each trade. Let's take a look at how it works… How this forex trading strategy wor... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
  • How to pick the best timeframes to suit your forex trading strategy
  • There are a wide variety of different forex traders who follow different forex trading strategies. Some of these traders may get in and out of trades within an hour or two, whereas others may stay in a trade for a few weeks or more. Depending on your forex trading strategy and the style of trading you follow, you'll concentrate on different timeframes on the charts you use. So what's the ... ››› more
  • [20 April 2015]
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