1. Don’t buy on analysts recommendations These analysts would appear to be doing the investment world a great service by giving ratings on different stocks. In fact, these analysts often have hidden agendas that the average investor is not aware of. Ever notice how analysts issue buy recommendations when a stock is at … Continue Reading... about Trading Tips
So...I've been away for a while (it is a long story), but now it’s time to get back to business and get spread betting again. Rather than do things half arsed I made the decision to wait until I could give trading the full attention if not only deserves, but also requires. One of the hardest things I’ve found is … Continue Reading... about Spread betting hiatus: Time to get back on it
'Understanding the Risks of Spread betting UK Shares' is a free ebook that will help you become a better trader of UK listed shares with spread betting. I don't want to make you feel bad, but it took me 6 months to complete, simply because I work full time, spread betting takes ages to explain to a respectable level … Continue Reading... about Understanding the Risks of Spread Betting UK Shares by Trading Simply
If you've read my articles you should be on your way to understanding spread betting. Spread betting is a relatively simple concept, but of course if it were that simple everyone would be doing it and making lots of money. The key is to start small and practice and practice again using leverage very conservatively in … Continue Reading... about Excuse Me! – which platform is that?
Firstly - Trading is not a one size fits all...everyone has their own objectives, time frame, risk profile, profit objectives etc. etc. There is immense benefit in seeing how others trade, but ensure that you establish a trading plan that suits your trading personality. My trading outline - I am predominantly a … Continue Reading... about What kind of trader am I?
One of the key characteristics your trading plan definitely needs to have is the ability to match your personality and lifestyle. If you like quick “in-and-out” trades then your trading plan should have rules in place to make sure you scalp safely. If you can only trade certain hours during the day, then the trading … Continue Reading... about My New Trading Plan
Technical analysis of the markets and opinions of what stage the markets are in are always available to you. My advice is always to just trade your plan. The plan must have rules that are absolute and can be followed and understood by anyone. When I speak to traders, I always tell them how important it is to wait … Continue Reading... about The Advantage of an Indicator and Rules
What is your financial spread betting system? What is your edge? This is possibly the most crucial question for you to answer. You need a system. So what should your trading system be? Well I will be going into what you can use as a trading sytem in later posts but wanted to introduce the idea of having a system … Continue Reading... about A Trading System which Works
It can seem quite exciting when you first start learning about spread betting. The real time pricing information, the almost instantaneous execution of a trade, and the ability to take a position in the market worth far more than you actually have at your disposal, thus allowing you to make bigger profits quicker can … Continue Reading... about Spread Betting Tips
If you've already read What Is Spread Betting?, then you probably already have a good understanding of what spread betting is. Before placing a spread bet, it's important to understand contract lengths, and how these effect the spread you pay on your bet. Minimising your spreads means maximising your profits or … Continue Reading... about Understanding Spreads and Contract Lengths