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What are Bollinger Bands?

December 12, 2016admin No Comments »

Bollinger Bands Explained “Bollinger Bands” is a widely-used technical indicator which was invented by John Bollinger in the 1980s. Bollinger Bands appear as an overlay on a chart and are plotted a number of standard deviations above and below a moving average. The standard setting is 2 standard deviations either side of a 20-day simple moving average (SMA). This is the default setting on the Spread Co trading platform although these parameters can be changed […]

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Learn from your Mistakes

September 13, 2016admin No Comments »

Learn from your Mistakes Neophytes think their trading flaws will vanish after they get a few years of experience under their belts. But nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, even market professionals make costly mistakes that could have been avoided. On Wednesday I made 17 trades and cashed in a series of big winners. It was a good day, but it would have been better if I didn’t throw money away with […]

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Introduction – CFD Questions and Answers

May 28, 2016admin No Comments »

Introduction – CFD Questions and Answers We speak to Martin Slaney; a person who has been involved in the brokering industry since 1995. Editor: Having traded traditionally in shares for years, why might I be interested in progressing into a different type vehicle i.e. contracts for difference trading? Martin: CFDs offer many advantages over traditional share trading, including the use of leverage, or gearing. This allows customers to trade larger positions with smaller amounts of […]

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Stock Day Trading – Top 5 Day Trading Techniques

May 17, 2016admin No Comments »

Stock Day Trading – Top 5 Day Trading Techniques In this article, I’ll share 5 of the top trading techniques you can choose from to start your stock day trading career. Your first and most important step in day trading is selecting your trading technique. Choose a style that best suits your personality and stick to it until it works in the long term. Here are the top 5 techniques: Technique 1. Scalping. In this […]

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A Buy And Hold Strategy Is No Longer A Viable Option

May 14, 2016admin No Comments »

A Buy And Hold Strategy Is No Longer A Viable Option Have you noticed how the market has changed? We have a completely different share market now and therefore I have found that some of the usual methods are not as good any more. The market is very volatile, up one day, down the next. A Buy And Hold Strategy Is No Longer A Viable Option – In today’s market, you are doing a disservice […]

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How to Build a Winning Portfolio

May 14, 2016admin No Comments »

How to Build a Winning Portfolio With the Australian sharemarket booming over the past few years, people are now more confident than ever about investing in shares but are they really constructing a winning portfolio? The truth is that just about anyone can build their own share portfolio and achieve good returns without too much knowledge or risk. The key to being successful is to practise good portfolio management. So how do we do this? […]

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Trading Shares with Technical Analysis

May 7, 2016admin No Comments »

Trading Shares with Technical Analysis Many people are still skeptical in relation to technical analysis. I would try to make them understand how it was possible to make good returns from using a technical approach. Many people still swear by fundamentals and completely either ignore charts or don’t understand charts. However it is very hard change people’s beliefs. Once someone has created a set of beliefs about something they will continue to filter all information […]

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What is a Mentor?

May 7, 2016admin No Comments »

Looking to become a Better Trader? Find yourself a Mentor In many professions, it is not uncommon for a newcomer to the field to be placed under the care of an established and seasoned professional. This professional is often charged with the task of helping to train, advise, and share practical experience with the new person in the field of share trading. This process is commonly known as mentoring, and the professional who is responsible […]

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You want to be a Share Trader? Treat it like a Business

May 6, 2016admin No Comments »

You want to be a Share Trader? Treat it like a Business Now is the time. Time for what? Time to get serious about your financial future. Why do I say this? Here’s why — There are two classes of financial intelligence. The first class is the ignorant. This class usually lives completely oblivious to what is happening around them financially. I’m not sure whether you are in this class, but here’s a small test. […]

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Do you want to be a successful trader?

May 6, 2016admin No Comments »

Basic Requirements to be Successful as a Trader We go to school, gain an education, become employed or start our own business. We learn what we need to know to be successful, but nothing in our education or work experience provides the comprehensive knowledge or psychological control necessary for success as a trader. Unfortunately, it’s human nature to assume that, if we succeed in one area, we will automatically succeed in another. Most people who […]

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