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 … [Read more...] 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 … [Read more...] 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 … [Read more...] 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 … [Read more...] about Understanding Spreads and Contract Lengths
Spread Betting Explained Financial spread betting is an increasingly popular way of making money on the financial markets offering the opportunity to trade on which way you believe a chosen market or share-price will go (higher OR lower). This is different from actually purchasing stocks and shares where a larger up … [Read more...] about What Is Spread Betting?
Anyone who is new to financial spread betting would be only human if they started to get excited about the possibilities of making money on a regular basis that this form of trading offers them. There are lots of stories out there of successful financial spread bettors who have gone on to make an absolute fortune and … [Read more...] about Spread Betting Secrets – Start Off Slowly
This post was inspired by a reader who took the spread betting challenge contained in this post. Having recently revisited the 'What is Spread Betting?' series of posts, I was struck at the inadequacy of trading advice. Its OK learning the process of placing spread bets on the UK stock market but without … [Read more...] about What Everybody Ought to Know About Trading the Stock Market
Hi folks. Just a quick heads up to announce the creation of a new resources page on The Trading Simply Blog which replaces the recommended reading page. You can get to it here or by the navigation tab above. The list of titles from the recommended reading page still exists within the new resources page as part … [Read more...] about New Resource Page for Trading the Stock Market
If there is one subject guaranteed to confuse and divide opinion among traders and non-traders alike, its shorting. Shorting is the act of selling shares that you do not own to profit from them falling, rather than rising in value. It is done by borrowing the shares that you wish to short sell from your broker and … [Read more...] about Shorting
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!