Category Archives for Strategy

Trader’s Journey Into Trade Automation – Part 2 26/5/16

One Month Later…(almost)

 

Last month seems to have flown by.  But I have made some decent progress since writing the first part of my journey into Automated Trading.  It has been a very steep learning curve and there has been lots of small barriers to overcome the whole way.  However I have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it!

The purpose of this particular blog post is to document the steps I have had to take in order to put Automated back testing and Order execution into place.  If you too are considering this route of trading then hopefully you can benefit from my experience . Continue reading

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Trader’s Journey Into Trade Automation – Part 1 28/4/16

 

This week has been the start of a new journey for me and my financial trading.  This week I have began to look deeper into the world of automation.

Up to this point…

 

For nearly 4 years I have taken the route of a rule based trader.  From the time my trading coach first introduced me to the idea of a set of rules for entries, stop losses and exits I have been developing, testing and trading these strategies or systems ever since.  Prior to that, I spent a few years as a more discretionary based trader switching from idea to idea and never having much success Continue reading

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My Best Forex Trade 2015

I keep great trading records.  And you probably should too.  It’s something Dr. Alexander Elder drummed into me from very early on in my trading career.  He says something like

“show me a trader with great records and I’ll show you a great trader”

So just after the New Year I sat down to check through my trading records of 2015 with a fine-toothed comb.  It’s very easy to see my trading performance for the year but I also wanted to compare my own records with statements from brokers and work out commissions etc.

A quick sort on the spreadsheets and it’s very easy to see the most profitable trades Continue reading

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How to Trade The News Without Even Knowing The News!

I made this short video to show you a real live example of a trade I made on EURUSD.  I traded it according to the rules of a short term system I trade which I’ve recently documented in a PDF guide here.

If you haven’t already read it then I recommend you have a look over it because it might just interest you.

How to Profit from New Announcements

 

For those of you who know me, you will know I’m a technical trader.  I look for trade set ups from price action on the charts.  I don’t follow the news!  On the day before I made this particular trade, I saw a setup.  This was an “inside day”.  I then placed my orders to enter the market if it broke out of it’s narrow range the next day.  I go either long or short, whichever way the market moves.

The market sure did break out!  There was a huge move to the downside Continue reading

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How My Trading Career “Spun on a Dime”

From 3 Years of Break-even to Consistent Profits

 

I have been completely fascinated with the Stock Market ever since that very first trade some years ago.  I loved how you could invest an amount of money one day and watch it go up in value the next.  My first trade was a stock and that friend had “tipped”.  I knew nothing about trading and was willing to take the risk and invest into this company.  Besides, my friend knew far more than I did about the markets.  I probably didn’t even know what the company did.  I’ve never cared much for fundamentals.  I’m just interested in whether I’m buying into something that’s going up.

I don’t remember the exact outcome of that particular trade although it probably went something like this:  I bought in, stock price continued to rise for a few days, it hesitated, dropped a slight bit, I got scared and cashed out for a really small profit.  Over the next few weeks and months the stock continued to rise while I watched and kicked myself for all the money “I could’ve made”.  Probably a fairly typical rookie trade.

Over the next 3 years or so I made more trades similar to this one.  Losing a bit and winning a bit.  I managed to get into some great trending stocks which made some quite nice returns Continue reading

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Become a Profitable Trader FASTER – and Save Money Too

In this post I want to share a useful technique I use that will speed up your progress to becoming a profitable trader and save you money in the mean time.   If you’re not already familiar then it’s what’s called backtesting.

I talk about most points in the video but for more information keep reading below the video.

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How I Cashed In Without Knowing Which Way To Trade (you can too!)

We’ve seen some big drops in the markets recently and a lot of volatility.  This has given us lots of trading opportunity.  However I couldn’t decide which way the market was going to move from one day to the next.  But, using the methods I’ve outlined in the video, I didn’t need to know the direction in order to make good profits.

I show you a REAL trade example using a strategy I previously detailed in another video.

 

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How To Survive a Stock Market Crash

Black Monday?

 

I have created a video suggesting a few useful ways to protect yourself from Market Crashes like we saw on what some people are calling “Black Monday”.

I discuss diversification, risk management and encourage you to become familiar with Short Selling.

Enjoy.

 

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How To Become A Day Trader Without Being Tied To Your Desk

Hop On The Daily Trend

 

I want to introduce you to a strategy I use for trading Forex because it’s dead simple and really effective.  It’s like Day Trading because trades last less than one day.  Once in the trade, you exit at the latest by the close of the same day.  However, rather than waiting by the screen all day to watch for trade entries, this method is automated using buy stop and sell stop orders depending on which way the daily trend is moving.

You’ll see between 30 and 40 trade opportunities per year for each FX pair.  I trade 7 of the major FX pairs so get well over 200 trades per year.  You could trade less or more depending on your preference.

Take a look at the video I have put together for you which shows you on screen exactly how to enter and exit the trades using this daily breakout strategy. Continue reading

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How To Take Losses But Still Make Money

My Typical Trade Walkthrough – Losing Trade

 

Last week I showed you a typical trade using one of my strategies for buying stocks that are in an uptrend.  I am looking for strong up-trending prices, and then short term weakness in which to buy.  I then sell the position into strength.

If you didn’t see it then you can check it out here.

 

It just so happened that the previous example was a winning trade

 

Well today I’m showing you another example, but this time it’s a loser!   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.

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