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...
How to trade a healthy trend

How to trade a healthy trend

I had a similar conversation with two different people this week… It’s about trends. Or more specifically: a) How do you know which ‘segment’ of a big overall trend to measure and work with? And: b) How far back in time should you go when measuring trends and drawing...
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....
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...
Why I’m a fan of scalping

Why I’m a fan of scalping

I’d like to talk a bit about ‘scalping’ today. Especially since the meaning of the word has shifted somewhat in recent years. “Scalping” can sound a bit intimidating, like you need to be some kind of psychopathic mercenary to do it. And...
The controversy over Crypto Coins

The controversy over Crypto Coins

Last week’s email about Crypto coins and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) got a few people hot under the collar… One reader is even in the process of launching his own coin and wrote in to tell me how he found my comments a bit ‘out of order.’ Here’s what he said: I read...
Norman gulps down the bait and chokes

Norman gulps down the bait and chokes

Back in the olden days, before iPhones and social media took over the world, the best way to chat to other traders was through internet forums. Now these forums were a bit hit and miss. Some of them were plagued with bullying and name-calling, some of them...
5 steps to managing tricky trading emotions

5 steps to managing tricky trading emotions

Controlling your emotions – that’s all successful trading boils down to… “Fight greed. Overcome fears of pulling the trigger on trades. Adjust your position size until you sleep easy at night…” They are all great pieces of advice. But have you ever stopped...