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The Human Touch

March 14, 2011admin No Comments »

Trading Systems and the Human Touch As you may guess from the foregoing, I’m not a big fan of the programmed robots that trade your account for you. That’s not to say that they can’t work. I set that one (that claims to double your account every month) to work on a demo account 15 days ago, and I see it’s currently reporting an account value of $5111.93, from a starting value of $5000. And […]

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Eye-opening Reality of Black Box Systems v. The Omnipotence of Technical Analysis

March 14, 2011admin No Comments »

The Psychology Of Selling Eye-opening Reality of Black Box Systems v. The Omnipotence of Technical Analysis It’s amazing what we didn’t know we had to have, until we read the description. I’m talking particularly about the black box trading robots that you can buy – it seems like there’s a new one every week. As someone who has done some copywriting, I must admire the squeeze pages that some of these vendors come up with, […]

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Moving Average Convergence-Divergence indicator (MACD)

February 11, 2011admin No Comments »

Moving Average Convergence-Divergence Indicator The Moving Average Convergence-Divergence indicator (MACD), or ‘Mac D’ as it is usually referred to, was devised by Gerald Appel a US investment manager in 1977. It is one of the most popular technical oscillators and uses a moving average crossover method to generate trading signals by measuring price momentum in trending markets. Like all moving average-based indicators, the MACD is a lagging indicator. The name “Moving Average Convergence Divergence” originated […]

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Developing a Trading Strategy

January 23, 2011admin No Comments »

Developing a Trading Strategy I would just like to remind you that the purpose of this CFDs guide is not to give you a complete strategy to trade. It is to tell you how CFD trading works, how to open and manage your trading account. However, you absolutely MUST fully appreciate the importance of using a sound trading strategy. Any trader who is experienced will say a strategy should include: Entry criteria Trade time frame […]

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The Personality of the Market

January 23, 2011admin No Comments »

The Personality of the Market Some traders specialise in say, the price of gold or Brent crude or currencies or they might specialise in a particular Index such as the FTSE 100 or the Dow Jones. Many traders of course, choose to trade shares. Indeed some traders dabble in a bit of everything. I think this is the area that causes many traders to fail or at least not reach their full potential. In my […]

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Your Trading Personality

January 23, 2011admin No Comments »

Your Trading Personality We all have different personalities; some people are very extrovert while others are shy and retiring. Some people thrive on taking risks while others want guarantees on everything before they are prepared to make a decision. And even if they do take a risk, they want to sue someone if it all goes wrong! My guess is that if you have got this far with your interest in trading, you are prepared […]

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Summary

January 23, 2011admin No Comments »

Summary If you disagree with or doubt any of the statements in the last section I can only say that you must be an inexperienced trader and still have much to learn. There are many, many more trading ideas than the ones in this guide and I suggest that if many of the concepts I have discussed in this CFD guide are new to you, then you have some work to do in learning how […]

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Emotional Highs and Lows

January 23, 2011admin No Comments »

Emotional Highs and Lows Trading is a bit of an emotional roller coaster! You will have great days when you are on cloud nine and other days when you feel that the whole world has contrived to be against you. Sometimes important news will affect the market and help you or destroy a good position. Fund managers can suddenly place a lot of money in the market and affect prices. The secret to success is […]

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Trading Index CFDs

December 29, 2010admin No Comments »

Index CFDs Contracts for difference allow for a flexible way to trade most of the world’s global indices on margin by utilising Index CFDs. Index CFDs empower speculators to gain exposure to a large number of different stocks in just one transaction. Effectively, you are trading on a basket of stocks for the country you choose. You will find that the broker offers CFDs on diverse indices from all around the world, which means you […]

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Contracts for Difference: Why trade CFDs

December 29, 2010admin No Comments »

Contracts for Difference: The Basics The array of contracts for difference providers, stockbrokers and futures traders, all competing to offer similar products, but with different charges, commissions and account conditions can be daunting for first-time traders. So to understand how contracts for difference (contracts for difference) could benefit you, you need to cut a path through all the companies clamouring for your attention and take a look at what sparked off the CFD market in […]

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