Greed and Fear in Trading

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Financial markets are driven by two powerful emotions – greed and fear’. This is an old Wall Street saying we’ve heard more times than we care to remember, but still holds true today. Whether one admits it or not, greed and fear are two drivers that have a big impact on our lives. Unfortunately, these … Continue reading Greed and Fear in Trading

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

Do you want to be a Trader?

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In this day and age, becoming an independent financial trader is easy. You just need some capital and a brokerage account, and voilà, you’re a trader! The only problem is, trading the markets is not quite so straightforward! First steps Before anything else, you’ll need to ask yourself WHY you want to become a trader. … Continue reading Do you want to be a Trader?

How to identify trendlines

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Unlike support and resistance levels, trendlines are drawn at an angle. These widely used technical lines are, first and foremost, used to determine the trend. By drawing these lines one can establish whether a market is in the process of rallying north (an uptrend), dropping south (a downtrend) or in the phase of a consolidation.  … Continue reading How to identify trendlines