Trading the Higher Timeframes

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Is spending countless hours at your trading desk the kind of freedom you had in mind when you first voyaged into the trading world? If you are one of those unfortunate souls scrutinizing each pip movement with little to show for it, switching things up to the higher timeframes could be an option. Remember the … Continue reading Trading the Higher Timeframes

The ceaseless quest for a perfect strategy

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Although having a well-defined trading strategy is vital to get ahead, some traders (particularly those new to the business) mistakenly believe that this is the be-all and end-all of trading, and therefore pursue perfection. Sorry to be the ones to burst this bubble, but there is not a perfect strategy that’ll rain pips day in … Continue reading The ceaseless quest for a perfect strategy

What to look for in a Forex Trading Strategy

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Have you ever found yourself tempted to pull the trigger on a trade that did not meet your rules of engagement (your trading strategy rules)? If you haven’t, then kudos to you! If you resemble the majority, however, then you have very likely been in this position more than once. Despite the title, this will … Continue reading What to look for in a Forex Trading Strategy

How to build a Trading plan: Part Three

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Trading strategies As you can probably imagine, trading strategies vary according to the individual trader. Despite the differences, each trading plan should display clearly defined rules of engagement for both entry and exit signals. A setup is essentially a repetitive ‘pattern’ that provides a high-probability signal to trade the market. Whilst we recommend noting each … Continue reading How to build a Trading plan: Part Three

How to Build a Trading Plan: Part Two

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As briefly highlighted in part one, the staple behind any respectable trading plan will place a strong emphasis on risk and money management principles. What is your overall market risk? Overall market risk is the maximum permissible amount of capital at risk at any one time. As an example, let’s say that we have set … Continue reading How to Build a Trading Plan: Part Two