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ProRealTime Charts Made Easy – Simple 7 Minute Guide

Today I created a short video to get you started with a great free charting package I use from ProRealTime.  I run through some basics including:

  • How to search for a particular instrument
  • Introduce you to their pre-made lists
  • How to add indicators to the chart including Simple and Exponential Moving Averages
  • How to add oscillators including MACD and Relative Strength Index
  • How to swap from Daily to Weekly to Monthly charts
  • How to change the type of chart from Candlestick to Line and Bar Chart

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How Stock Trading Legend Nicolas Darvas Saved His Fortune (And How You Can Too)

 

I have recently designed a new Short Selling strategy for stocks.  I am ready to start testing RS27 in realtime.  However, it has been nearly 6 weeks and I have not taken a trade using this strategy yet.  The reason is the main market conditions are not right.

I have stated many times that certain strategies work best (and worst) in certain market types.  I understand the mechanics of how this strategy works and I also know form experience that this type of strategy doesn’t work well in Choppy Volatile markets.  It performs better in quieter, trending markets.

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Market Type Over The Last 6 Weeks

 

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The (not so) Ugly Truth About Spread Betting

Don’t Believe The Hype..

 

In this video I talk about the rumours I constantly hear regarding the use of Spread Betting to trade the markets. Continue reading

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How To Go Broke Taking 3:1 Reward to Risk Ratio Trades

 

Uncovering Common Myths

 

When I first started to learn about trading the markets I read loads of books.  I still do,  I love to learn.  Something that you can’t help to come across is the old recommendation of the 2:1 or 3:1 reward to risk ratio trades.  This subject came to my attention the other day when talking with a group of traders and inspired me to write this article.

When researching the subject of reward to risk whether in trading books or on websites you will be overwhelmed with quotes like this:

The golden rule of risk:reward is that from each trade your reward should be at least 3x your risk meaning the risk reward ratio should be at least 1:3.

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How To Lose Money Buying A Great Stock

The other day I headed into London to meet up with a bunch of traders.  I was there to learn.  But I wasn’t there to learn about what Stock to buy or get any other buy or sell tips.  I was there to engage with these guys and learn about their current and past trading experiences.

Learning about what works and maybe more importantly; what doesn’t work from this group increases my knowledge and allows me to become a better trader.  But not only can my own trading benefit directly, it also enables me to pass on my knowledge in the pursuit to help other traders become more profitable too.

So in this video I have addressed a common problem I see people facing time and time again.  If you are having similar problems then hopefully this video could get you back on track.

 

Are you struggling to make consistent profits in today's markets? As a thank you for reading this post I would like to offer you my complete downloadable guide to a very successful system I personally trade and profit from. Just click the download button below to discover how the professionals consistently take money from the markets.

Trading Strategy RS27 – Jan 26th 2015 Update

 

To Recap…

We’re heading into the last trading week of the month.  Today I’m going to give you an update on one of the new strategies I have implemented this year.  If you haven’t already read about it then you can get more details in an earlier post here.

Briefly explained, I am testing a short-selling only strategy for stocks trading on the American markets.  It looks to profit from short term down moves lasting from a few days up to a few weeks max.

Downtrends are identified, I then look for brief rallies which become very short-term overbought which I then short sell into.  Profits are taken as soon as prices become oversold.

Identifying overbought and oversold conditions is done by using an oscillator called Relative Strength Index or RSI.

 

Results To Date:

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Gambling: YES or NO?

Is Financial Trading Like A Night In Vegas?

 

In my opinion.  NO WAY!

I treat trading the markets as a business.  Always have done.

Although I must admit, when I very first started to dabble I did buy shares in a few companies based on magazine articles and tips.  Some worked out, some didn’t.  But I always had a money management strategy in place.  And certainly learnt since then that tips in magazines are no way to a consistently profitable approach to trading.

 

What Is Gambling?

 

Each of us will have our own ideas and definitions of what gambling is.  So i’m not going to quote the dictionary or wikipedia definition.  I’m going to refer you to my idea of what gambling is.

I see gambling purely as a means of entertainment only.  Sure, you can get a lucky break and win considerably on the occasion but that’s all it is; the occasion.  Go back to that roulette wheel time and time again and you will be extracted of your cash!

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The 4 Essentials That Make Up A Succesful Trading Room

 

Discovering The Technology And Data Feed Hidden Behind My Office Door

 

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An Insight Into My Trading Room

In this post I want to show you the ins and outs of my trading business.  People are often curious about what I require to be able trade tens of thousands of different markets worldwide.  When you say you trade the financial markets whether it’s stocks, commodities, foreign exchange, bitcoin or anything else people automatically get the impression you’re sat behind a desk in the city watching a handful of screens filled with flashing lights and ever-changing numbers.  It all sounds very professional and perhaps glamorous to some.

The truth is though, that desk in the city with all those screens, and my own office, are as different as night and day

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How To PROFIT From Short-Selling In A Bull Market

 

Take Advantage of Quick Down Moves In An Up Market

 

January 2015 – Implementing A New Strategy – RS27

 

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When I first got interested in the Stock Market, I was always looking for new stocks to trade.  I’d follow newspaper and magazine tips and trawl through what internet forums were around back then.  Nowadays, I’m still looking for ideas, but not ideas of what stocks to trade but ideas of how to trades those stocks. Continue reading

Are you struggling to make consistent profits in today's markets? As a thank you for reading this post I would like to offer you my complete downloadable guide to a very successful system I personally trade and profit from. Just click the download button below to discover how the professionals consistently take money from the markets.

Winning Spread Betting Strategies

 

“How To Make Money In The Medium Term In Up, Down, and Sideways Markets”

 

Today I’ve just finished reading Winning Spread Betting Strategies by Malcolm Pryor.  In fact, it’s probably the third or fourth time I’ve read it since buying it a few years ago.  Amongst the dozens of trading books in my own library, this has to be one of the most practical. Continue reading

Are you struggling to make consistent profits in today's markets? As a thank you for reading this post I would like to offer you my complete downloadable guide to a very successful system I personally trade and profit from. Just click the download button below to discover how the professionals consistently take money from the markets.