Medieval market manipulation

Medieval market manipulation

A while ago I watched a film about a crazy horse race in Italy… It was recorded in Italian with English subtitles but it had me hooked from start to finish (and since I speak barely a word of Italian beyond ciao this was quite something!). Twice a year, in...
The 3-minute ‘common-sense trading’ checklist

The 3-minute ‘common-sense trading’ checklist

Happy New Year! The markets are back in action and the brokers returned to full and normal hours this week, so it’s back to business. Now the big thing at this time of year (of course!) is the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. The trouble is, whether...
Essential security for any trading account

Essential security for any trading account

Sometimes you’re simply out of step with the market. It could be your strategy just isn’t suited to current conditions (even though you are executing with iron-willed discipline). Or it could be caused by something more personal: you might be a bit...
Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

Imagine an Upside Down Pyramid…

I often hear traders say things like ‘you can’t go broke by taking a profit.’ And it annoys me. I think the key factor you need to consider is how much money you might be leaving behind by bailing out too soon! Leave too much behind on a regular basis and...
The winning wisdom of psychopathic market monsters

The winning wisdom of psychopathic market monsters

Two groups file into a room…eyeing each other they settle into private booths. They’re about to do battle. To the left we have the psychopaths: the hooligans, the violent serial offenders, and worse. And to the right we have the financial traders. To win this game of...
The 7 demonic acts of traders

The 7 demonic acts of traders

Before I start today, I’d like to invite you to an event. You are very welcome to join me on a free webinar I’ll be hosting tomorrow night, Wednesday 2nd October, at 7pm. We’ll be looking at volume profile analysis: one of, if not THE most powerful technical...
5 steps to beat trading stress

5 steps to beat trading stress

As traders we deal with external stimuli. That means things that are happening outside your mind and body. And your brain filters each individual ‘stimulus’ event in two ways… it’s seen as either a threatening event or a non-threatening event....
What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

What makes winning traders suddenly jump ship?

There’s lots of talk of a looming global recession at the moment. Not to mention the ongoing Brexit politics circus playing out here at home! So who can blame people for turning to potentially lucrative trading strategies in order to hit and maintain their...
The secret of ‘golden hour’ trading

The secret of ‘golden hour’ trading

Keeping a journal is absolutely essential for traders. It’s the one guaranteed way you can improve your trading. And I think there are 2 parts to keeping good trading records. There’s 1) The Trading Journal and 2) The Record of Results. At first glance they...
5 tips for new home-based traders

5 tips for new home-based traders

If you already have some experience you’ll know full well it is certainly possible to trade from home around a day-job. You CAN get started with a very small trading bank (and it’s nothing to be ashamed of). And, if I’ve been doing my job properly,...
3 reasons to shred your 4DFX invite

3 reasons to shred your 4DFX invite

On Thursday 9th May you will receive a special invitation from me. It’s for my new 4DFX program. I’ve been dropping hints about it these last couple of months. And, behind the scenes here, it’s been creating a bit of a buzz. Traders keep emailing me...
3 ways to avoid weekend market carnage

3 ways to avoid weekend market carnage

A question comes in from a worried Trader’s Nest reader… “I’ve got this trade that’s well in profit. My usual strategy is to trail the stop loss so I can lock in some of the profits and then give the trade a chance to turn into a long-term one....
7 trading demons that will steal your soul

7 trading demons that will steal your soul

It’s Halloween tomorrow. So we’re off on a journey into the ‘dark underworld’ of trading… There are many ways to complicate the trading process and mess things up. And I wanted to get them all laid out in the open today. To beat these trading demons...
What to do if ESMA killed your system

What to do if ESMA killed your system

I’ve had emails from traders at their wit’s end. The new ESMA regulations have pretty much put them out of business. At least, as far as trading in their ‘old ways’ goes. Personally, I don’t think ESMA is a big deal. At least not for...
How to avoid the sworn enemy of trading

How to avoid the sworn enemy of trading

When markets cease to function properly, like they do from time to time… (I’m taking SHOCK events that send things spinning out of control) …most players make a run for the exits. They get the hell out and watch from the sidelines until the dust...