Trading systems fail all the time I’d spent hours, days, weeks, months. Testing, optimising, fine-tuning. I’d read books, journals, blogs, studied the market, stared at quote screens and charts till my eyes were red and I could see them repeating in my sleep. I ate, slept and breathed the markets. I hated the weekends. Whenever Saturday […]
While trends differ in size, global supertrends can cover several decades and in some cases, span generations. And in this article I will look at 20 possible supertrends and how investors might benefit from them.
The following day trading strategies are meant for beginners and experts alike but remember that day trading is full of risk and the majority of those who attempt to day trade end up losing money. One reason for this is that financial markets are dynamic and extremely efficient. Markets are dominated by machines which means they […]
Much of the same in the markets this week despite another week GDP number. Here’s some interesting links I came across: Build your own Bloomberg Terminal for under $1000. Goldman Sachs’ 15 cheap stocks for an expensive market. Thought this John Kicklighter video did a good job of explaining forex moves. Great article about why […]
Stock markets finished the week lower as turmoil in Iraq threatened to spill over into financial markets. With so many indicators at extreme levels there is real potential for volatility this week. Traders will also be mindful of a number of important economic announcements. There will be CPI data out of the US and Eurozone, […]
Jesse Livermore, aka the Boy Plunger, aka the Great Bear of Wall Street, is one of the great American stock traders. He made (and lost) several million dollar fortunes buying and short selling stocks in the early 20th century and traded through the great Wall Street crashes of 1907 and 1929. His book ‘Reminiscences of […]
What are the most important questions to ask before you place a trade? 1. Is this trade part of your plan? 2. What direction is the major trend? 3. Have you prepared for every possibility? 4. Are you trading your chosen market? 5. Are you in the right frame of mind? 6. What are the […]
The term ‘quant’ or ‘quantitative trading system’ conjures up the image of a smart math graduate on the desk of an investment bank who spends their time creating sophisticated short-term algorithms. Such algorithms that pull millions of dollars from the market in a blink of an eye. However, and though there are many of these […]