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Do you like losing money?

Of course not! Who does? So stick with me as I explain a very crucial concept if you’re going to be trading.

One of the most important aspects of any trading method is the use of risk control. After you determine the amount you are willing to risk, you need…

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The markets always wait to react to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcements and the March 2015 FOMC meeting was no different. The Fed announced their intentions around interest rates, which were met with the usual results, a lot of drama and, potentially, euphoric buying/selling. It should be no surprise to most people that…

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With almost 300 technical indicators available to choose from, do you wonder, “Which ones should I use?”

We believe, as Einstein said, that, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Keeping it simple, here are our top 10 choices of technical analysis indicators, why we like it, and what it’s used…

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Everybody is good at something, but not everyone is good at the same thing. Some people are good at selling, some people are good at teaching, some people are good with their hands, but not everyone is good at all of these things, and a lot of us aren’t good at any of them, though…

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Support and resistance is an important element of trading. The main reason support and resistance is so important is because identifying these levels can help you to better identify good entries. Beginning traders who are following the markets will generally start by noticing tops and bottoms of the markets. These tops and bottoms are the…

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Your first loss is your best loss; if you try to get it back in a vengeful way, everything can go downhill for you very quickly. Stemming this negative tide can take a lot of self-control, so if you have an undisciplined personality by nature, this is what could make or break you as a…

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The more complex a trading system is, generally speaking, the more confusing it is to understand, the harder it is to follow, and the more difficult it is to implement. For starters, let’s talk about simplifying. This can apply to many areas of life; however, it is a critical element to having a successful trading…

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I believe that, for some traders, there is a natural tendency that makes them want to trade against the prevailing market trend. Most traders have heard the old adage “the trend is your friend”, but saying it and applying it are two completely different things. When traders see an ongoing trend develop and age, I…

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Trading is actually not that complicated when you break it down to its simplest form. When we are trading, we are merely trying to recognize repetitive patterns that occur in the market as early in their development as possible. We really only need to know a few things, which include our entry point and our…

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How do you know the difference between trading and gambling? Can you tell when you have crossed the line and become one versus the other? I believe that one very good way to know which one you are is if you have a trading plan that your trading business actually follows. Of course this would…