An Introduction to Greed and Fear in the Financial Markets

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‘Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed’ – Albert Einstein. Greed and fear, two opposing emotional conditions, are principal drivers that have a profound impact on our lives. And unless you’re a robot coated in human skin, dealing with greed and fear is inevitable in trading. Greed and fear: a brief history … Continue reading An Introduction to Greed and Fear in the Financial Markets

Traits of a successful trader

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Trading, especially to the unaware, is generally intimidating. Some would even go as far to say that it’s frightening! Over time we’ve heard it all: ‘participating in the market is a sure-fire way to lose your shirt’, ‘the market is rigged’, ‘it’s gambling’ – the list is endless! So why, if all the above is … Continue reading Traits of a successful trader

What 2% a month can earn you

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Legend has it that when asked to name the greatest invention in human history, Albert Einstein replied ‘Compounding interest’. Whether Einstein actually said this or not, we would certainly not be one to disagree! In simple terms, the compounding part comes from the interest you earn on the interest you’ve already earnt.     As … Continue reading What 2% a month can earn you

Trading sessions

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While it is true that the forex market is open 24hrs a day five days a week, it doesn’t mean that it’s always active. Breaking down this 24hr auction house into manageable trading sessions is important. Knowing when liquidity is likely to come into the market and when it is expected to diminish, helps one … Continue reading Trading sessions

What is an AB=CD pattern?

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Developed by Scott Carney and Larry Pesavento, after being originally discovered by H. M. Gartley, the AB=CD pattern has become an effective technique to have in one’s toolbox. After months of research, back testing and also live trading, we feel comfortable presenting this setup to our readers. Just to be clear, the following is not … Continue reading What is an AB=CD pattern?