Technical analysis contains numerous indicators, many of which traders use daily in the financial markets. Few, however, attain the popularity of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Developed in the late 1970s by a gentleman who goes by the name of Gerald Appel, the MACD is primarily defined as a price momentum oscillator, although often … Continue reading Interpret the MACD Indicator Like a Professional: An Introduction
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
Fearful money, or as we like to refer to it as ‘hot money’, is capital that a trader has a strong emotional attachment to. In other words, it is money that one CANNOT afford to lose, and therefore, should not really be using it to trade the markets with. An example of hot money is … Continue reading What Does Fearful Money mean to Traders?
Learning how to regulate psychological conflicts is as important as developing a well-defined risk/money-management strategy and trading methodology. Having all components function side by side is paramount to successfully trade. Unfortunately, trading psychology is often overlooked. Many traders mistakenly believe developing solid trading methodologies is all that’s required to profit. If you’re incapable of regulating … Continue reading Trading Psychology: How to Begin Thinking Like a Professional Trader
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