Q. “I want to understand trading in a simple way, as I don't understand much about trading. Please can you answer the following questions.
1. What does an entry level mean?
2. What is a stop loss level?
3. What is a take profit level?
4. How do you cancel a trade that hasn't been taken?
5. How do I confirm that I have exited a trade?
I would appreciate your help Timon.
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In the last few months I've sent out a number of predictions on different resource companies.
And at the end of the first quarter, we managed to bank six winning resource company trades, generating over 200% in gains.
At the start of the second quarter for 2019, I have my eye on a new sector which I'm looking to trade and profit from.
Thanks to Moody's, Eskom and BRICs - Here's why I e... ››› more
Q. "Where can I find a live streaming international news service where I don't need to keep refreshing the website?"
A. Live streaming international news services have been a big challenge for traders and investors. But when you search through what is available on the internet nowadays, you can find anything…
In fact, I was fortunate to find a reliable website 10 years ago, which I sti... ››› more
On Wednesday 27 February we watched and heard the 'Kudu Horn' blow, as we witnessed MultiChoice Group (JSE: MCG) listing on the JSE at just R95 per share.
We knew this was coming as parent company, Naspers announced the unbundling of MultiChoice in September 2018.
MultiChoice has come a long way. With its subsidiaries including, Showmax, MultiChoice Botswana and MultiChoice Namibia to na... ››› more
Q. “I want to start to trade Crypto-currencies. I heard that I don't need to worry about ECNs ever again. I don't even know what an ECN is, let alone worry about them. Could you explain this in layman's terms. I find that the definitions on the internet, are far too complicated to understand?”
A. I'll try to explain what an ECN is with an easy to understand analogy.
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Q. “Thank you Timon for introducing us to the new contributor to Trading Tips, Barry Dumas. I see he focuses more on indicators and news events when he analyses the Wallstreet index. Could you please give us your analysis on how Wall Street is looking when it comes to your chart patterns and trends. I'd like to know what your opinion is?”
A. I will break this answer into two parts, Trend ... ››› more
We are pleased to introduce you to a new contributor to Trading Tips.
His name is Barry Dumas, aka "The Beef".
Barry is a market analyst with GT247, with a wealth of experience in the investment markets.
He provides valuable trading education to GT247.com clients and publishes technical trade notes to assist clients in making informed trade decisions.
Now in h... ››› more
How to get your trading questions answered by Timon himself
Q. “Timon, I'm sorry to ask you on Twitter but I need to know. Where can I ask my trading and investing questions to get answers direct from FSP Invest analysts”
A. You may ask all your questions in the comments in the Q&A section of our Facebook page by clicking here.
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Q. "I know taking losses comes with trading. However, I never know if the loss was part of my trading plan or if I could have avoided the loss. Are there any questions I should ask and answer when I take a loss to make sure I'm on the right path?"
A. If you're not sure if the loss was part of the trading plan, or just a mistake then next time make sure you answer these five cr... ››› more
Q. “I'm looking to start trading this year, but I want to find the right broker first. What questions should I ask a broker before I trade with them?”
A. I have 10 important questions you need to ask any broker before you decide to trade with them.
Q1. What variety of local and international trading markets do you offer?
Q2. What trading derivatives... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon I want to set a few trading resolutions for 2019, can you please tell me five achievable ideas so I know what to do?”
A. I always have five trading resolutions which help me kick off the year. Here they are.
Resolution #1: Only take trades when your trading strategy gives you signals
Most people try to trade on intuition and base their trading signal... ››› more
Normally when a trader takes a trade, they follow a specific trading plan with strict entry, exit and money management rules.
I do exactly the same thing, but with a twist.
What if I told you I have a secret signal, you can use to increase your chances of profiting from a trade.
Today, I'm going to let you in on this secret signal and tell you how to increase your chances of success wi... ››› more
Last week I revealed three of the most important trading habits you'll need to adapt to become a successful trader.
These habits were based on one of the most popular financial books of all time called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.
It's one book that I like to read and absorb every five years, to apply to my trading and with life.
If you missed it, you... ››› more
This is normal for a newbie trader.
You've just gone through a winning streak where you've banked three winners in a row.
At this stage you start to feel like you own the market where you think you've cracked the code to successful trading.
You then decide to bet bigger than you ever have.
Once you enter this frame of mind, you'll see that you can destroy your portfolio very quickl... ››› more
Everyone wants to be apart of the elite 5% of traders who are constantly making money from the markets, month after month.
But the reality is...
95% of traders enter the markets, get destroyed and then leave with the idea of trading being a complete scam.
Fortunately i have been able to make a consistent income over the last 15 years and now I wish to give back to you.
Today I'm go... ››› more
Q. “I really want to learn how to trade but I hate reading. Instead I watch YouTube videos, which I find more helpful. I also would like to watch a number of trading movies. What are the best trading movies to watch in your opinion?”
A. I have every one of these trading movies on DVD. Here are seven of my favourite trading movies I watch for inspiration.
• Rogue Trader
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Buying shares at a significant discount provides some downside protection.
Knowing you bought R1 of assets for 79 cents gives you comfort, and one investment holding company is trading at exactly that.
While investment holding companies typical trade at a discount to their some of the parts value, when these companies sell or distribute assets, the benefit is received at full market value.
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For the past 16 years I've followed a strategy that's yielded a 60% win/rate on average.
This means every 10 trades I take, I can expect to bank 6 winners.
This year, it's been different.
In fact, it's been one of the most difficult years to profit from the JSE as the market has remained inside a tight sideways range.
Last week, it got to the point where I started to worry about m... ››› more
Emerging market currencies are losing ground against the majors, giving international investors more “bang for their buck”. The latest bout of weakness comes on the back of CPI in Turkey spiking to 18% and PPI to 32.1%. International investors will not be rushing in just yet as they await a week full of data from emerging markets.
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For the last four years, this index has been sitting in my “TBTT” (Too Boring To Trade) list.
It's done absolutely nothing but consolidate in a sideways trend since 2014.
Until last month… where it broke out of its chains and started an entirely new trend - up!
This is now one index that's no longer too boring to trade- I see some significant profit opportunities lining up.
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