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 … [Read more...] about Trading Tips
If, like me, you are an active trader holding onto trades for weeks and months rather than years, then this post is aimed at you. The three most important criteria to consider are: Stop losses - because you understand that stop losses protect you from losing so much money that you cannot continue trading Risk … [Read more...] about How to Spread Bet UK Shares Through a Financial Crisis
Well what can I say? The last four weeks have been mental for me and has forced me to stop trading. This post is a follow-up post to this one. The reasons why I stopped trading are: Work pressures - I had a full time job and a part-time job effectively working seven days a week (half day Saturday). The pressure … [Read more...] about Recent Experiences That Nearly Made Me Quit Trading
Dividends are like a nice little treat that you are entitled to you from your slice of the company pie. In traditional share trading you buy shares in a company that pays a dividend, you then receive a nice dividend cheque, usually twice a year. Today I would like to show you how dividends are treated when spread … [Read more...] about Dividends and Spread Betting UK Shares
Episode2 As well as trying to improve my own podcasting techniques since episode 1, in today's episode of The Trading Simply Podcast, I answer the question: 'what is spread betting?' This follows on from previous features where I discuss the various attributes of spread betting and how you are able to … [Read more...] about What is spread betting?
When it comes to spread betting, there are many attributes which will determine whether someone will be successful or not, it could be the method that they use, their knowledge of the underlying market but in the eye's of successful spread bettor's everywhere, one of the most important factors which will ensure success … [Read more...] about Successful Spread Betting – It’s All In The Mind!
I sometimes wish that spread betting was called something else because even though it is betting, as is any kind of share trading, it can often attract the kind of people who are just looking to have a punt. There is certainly nothing wrong with having a punt as no one likes a bet more than me, but I can't help but … [Read more...] about Are You Cut Out For Spread Betting?