What snipers can teach you about trading

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A military sniper’s edge is not only crucial, it’s also extremely extensive! Determining distance, selecting camouflage, preparing a suitable location, making sure that the rifle is well-sighted, having the correct mindset and showing patience are just some of the components that help form a sniper’s edge in the field. Without it, there could potentially be … Continue reading What snipers can teach you about trading

A basic introduction to the different order types used in the forex market

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Have you ever found yourself unsure of what order to use, or where to correctly position it? If you have, then this article will help in providing a good foundation. It’s surprising how often we find traders that do not understand even the most basic entry order techniques, yet they feel they’re ready to tackle … Continue reading A basic introduction to the different order types used in the forex market

What is leverage and how does it work in the Forex market?

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‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you’. This widely used idiom may apply to some things in life, but certainly NOT when it comes to leverage! Quite literally, the MORE you know the BETTER! What is leverage? Leverage essentially means having the ability to control a large sum of capital using very little of your … Continue reading What is leverage and how does it work in the Forex market?

Why becoming an independent Forex Trader is appealing

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The word ‘Independent’, or ‘financially independent’, is KEY here my fellow traders! Like most folks, the thought of low-paying government pensions, working in your seventies and, just, well, working in general, usually brings a sour taste to one’s mouth. A lot of people are often left thinking that there must be more to life than … Continue reading Why becoming an independent Forex Trader is appealing

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