An Introduction to the Stochastic Oscillator with IC Markets

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In the right hands, oscillators offer an additional opinion on market conditions. At its core, the stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator in the field of technical analysis: a technical indicator. Momentum is the strength of a positive or negative change in market prices. It essentially measures the speed at which price action is rising/falling. … Continue reading An Introduction to the Stochastic Oscillator with IC Markets

5 Must Read Trading Psychology Books

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What separates a winning trader from a losing trader is psychology. Trading psychology, for those new to the subject, refers to the emotional aspects dictating a trader’s decisions. Irrespective of the trading plan employed, good psychology is a must-have trait for any trader. Learning to govern emotions and develop good decision-making skills will, unequivocally, improve … Continue reading 5 Must Read Trading Psychology Books

Moving averages explained

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In the right hands, moving averages (MAs) are an exceedingly influential approach. Statisticians categorise moving averages as part of a family of tools for time series analysis. Technical analysts employ moving averages to smooth data over time, allowing a clearer interpretation of the underlying trend. Moving averages are particularly potent in markets that have a … Continue reading Moving averages explained

Combatting the Dreaded Analysis Paralysis

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Common among newer traders, the temptation to incorporate as many trading indicators as possible is appealing. The rationale behind this approach is simple: if most of the technical studies reach a similar conclusion, buy or sell in the direction of consensus. While this may appear a reasonable technique, it encourages a phase known as analysis … Continue reading Combatting the Dreaded Analysis Paralysis