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  • Trading Strategy
    Know what to trade, what direction to trade, how to trade, when to trade, how much to trade, your costs, your time frame, and when to quit.

Money Management

  • Money Management
    Money management is designed to protect your capital from drawdowns. Capital preservation should be your #1 priority.
  • The 2% Rule
    Don't risk a large percentage of your capital on a single trade. Follow the 2% Rule.

Trading Basics

  • Trading Basics
    The secret of successful trading: adjust your trading system to prevailing market conditions...
  • Market Leaders
    Market leaders deliver superior returns compared to laggards, offering more consistent growth...
  • Market Direction
    The market exerts a powerful influence on the performance of individual stocks. Study the big picture first before looking at any shares in isolation.
  • Trend Direction
    The key to successful trend trading.
  • Entry Signals
    Perfect timing: use momentum oscillators to signal entry points in the trend.
  • Stop Loss Protection
    Stop-loss orders are a critical element in any trading system, to protect your capital and to lock in profits.
  • Exit Signals
    Increase profits: use trend indicators to time your exit from trends. Adjust the Indicator Time Frame to suit the cycle being traded.

Trading Education

Trading Styles

  • Breakout Model
    Stan Weinstein's powerful system for trading long-term trends: the model combines a number of proven techniques to identify breakouts.
  • Trading Trends
    If you are going to trade trends, no matter what the time frame, you are likely to encounter three major problems: false starts, early shakeouts and ...
  • Momentum Trading
    In its simplest terms, momentum refers to buying stocks which exhibit past over-performance. Eugene Fama, the father of the efficient market hypothesis, refers to momentum as "the premier unexplained anomaly".
  • Momentum Trading II
    Dr Bruce Vanstone shows how to create Momentum simulations using the ASX 200 as an example
  • Momentum Trading III
    Dr Bruce Vanstone summarizes the key characteristics of investing using momentum based approaches and discusses some approaches to managing risk in momentum models and the benefits investors can expect when investing with rules-based funds.

Money Management

  • Money Management
    Money management is designed to protect your capital from drawdowns. Capital preservation should be your #1 priority.
  • The 2% Rule
    Don't risk a large percentage of your capital on a single trade. Follow the 2% Rule.

Stop Loss Orders

  • Stop Loss Orders
    Stop loss orders are limits set by traders at which they will automatically enter or exit trades.
  • Setting Stop Loss Orders
    Base your stops on technical levels otherwise they will cost you money. Arbitrary levels are liable to be breached by the normal cycle.
  • Adjusting Stop Loss Orders
    Lock in your profits and ride the trend, avoiding shake-outs by minor corrections.
  • Maximum Acceptable Loss
    An objective formula used to assess the risk associated with each trade.
  • Trailing Stop Loss Orders
    A powerful formula for limiting losses, protecting profits and avoiding false signals.
  • Trailing Percentage Stops
    Trailing Percentage Stops work with a ratchet effect, trailing price movements by a set percentage.

Trailing Stops

  • ATR Trailing Stops
    ATR Trailing Stops are primarily used to protect capital and lock in profits on individual trades but they can also be used, in conjunction with a trend filter, to signal entries.
  • Chandelier Exits
    Chuck LeBeau's Chandelier Exits are primarily used as a stop loss mechanism to time exits from a trending market.
  • Parabolic SAR
    Developed by J. Welles Wilder, the Parabolic SAR indicator provides excellent short/medium-term entry and exit points in trending markets.
  • Percentage Trailing Stops
    Percentage Trailing Stops are a simple but effective method for locking in profits
  • Safezone Indicator
    Alexander Elder's Safezone Stops use Directional Movement to signal exits from a trend.
  • Volatility Stops
    Welles Wilder's original Volatility Stops uses Average True Range in a trend-following system.

Trading Traps

  • Trading Traps: The Shakeout
    Tricks of the Trade: A market professional may want to accumulate a large position in a stock that is trending strongly...
  • The Fakeout
    Tricks of the Trade: If a market professional sits with a large sell order and the stock is consolidating....
  • Pump and Dump
    Tricks of the Trade: Also referred to as ramping, this is an old trick often perpetrated by sly old hands who prey on newcomers.
  • Stop Loss Traps
    For a market specialist, making money out of stop loss orders is as difficult as hunting dairy cows with a high-powered rifle and telescopic sights.....
  • Bull & Bear Traps
    One of the most reliable Point and Figure chart patterns, Bull Traps occur when an upward breakout retreats back below the new support level.
  • CFD Opportunities & Pitfalls
    Opportunities and pitfalls of trading contracts for difference.

Trading Psychology

  • Trading Psychology
    Your biggest enemy, when trading, is within yourself. Success will only come when you learn to control your emotions.
  • Know Your Trading Style
    What personality style are you? And how does this suit becoming a trader?
  • Searching for the Holy Grail
    Most traders are on the lookout for ways to improve their trading, but some dedicate their lives to searching for the holy grail.
  • Trading With Emotions
    Before you can manage your emotions it helps to understand what causes them. Our brains and endocrine system are a veritable narcotics factory...
  • Investors Logic
    Investors often use distorted logic when buying stocks: what goes up must come down? Stocks that rise steeply in price and make new highs are viewed as expensive ...
  • Gamblers Logic
    If I toss a coin and heads turns up five times in a row. Which side is more likely to turn up the next time? Heads or tails?