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Day Trading Support System

Day Trading Support System

What can I say guys, we all need a little help, a little support.  Day trading is a challenging business to say the least and some days we need all the help we can get.  Those losing days can be tough and sometimes we need to seek council from someone we trust, but we need to be careful where we look for support because negative feedback can be devastating if we listen to the wrong people....

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Trading Tactics: How to Deal With a Slump

Trading Tactics: How to Deal With a Slump

Self-realization is a good place to start in breaking a trading slump.  I know it seems obvious that when you're in a slump and trading poorly your results and account balance will reflect it.  Streaks work both ways of course, and when we are winning it is just as notable as when we are losing.  Understanding what is happening to you is awareness that may help you change some habits, which...

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Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come. Anonymous   We could not help ourselves and put the word stock market crash in the title because every Tom, Dick and Harry is now chanting this tune.  Take a look at some of the recent headlines: Is the stock market headed for a repeat of 2008?, On marketwatch.com A stock-market crash of 50%+ would not...

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Do You Know When the News is Wrong And Can You Trade It?

Do You Know When the News is Wrong And Can You Trade It?

Do you trade the news?  Some technical traders ignore the news, but understanding when it gets one-sided can offer extraordinary trading, especially for those who know how to read the markets.  A One-Sided Market Early last Wednesday morning, January 20th, news outlets like CNN were talking gloom and doom before the US markets opened.  The European and Asian markets were selling down hard,...

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Trading Psychology: Of Rabbits And Raiders

Trading Psychology: Of Rabbits And Raiders

I read an interesting article today on the AAII website by Lee Freeman-Shor, a seasoned portfolio manager based in the U.K. who has a keen interest in the psychology of investing. We share a fascination with the ways that trader personality affects bottom-line results. To create a diversified money management approach, he hires up to a dozen managers and has carefully studied their trading...

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Will The Crude Oil Price Crash Become Even Worse In 2016?

Will The Crude Oil Price Crash Become Even Worse In 2016?

A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble.Plaut 2015 was not a good year for speculators trying to time the oil markets.  Oil kept cutting through each support level like a hot knife cutting through butter. It would give the appearance that it was ready to mount a rally, but that rally would fade, and oil prices would drift lower.  We penned an article in Nov of last year, where we...

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Winning Mindset for Losing Markets

Winning Mindset for Losing Markets

Traders are preoccupied with winning. It’s the raison d’etre for getting into this rather odd profession or avocation in the first place. But unlike most other professions, this one has a paradoxical twist to just about everything that one undertakes. In regard to winning, for example, it seems that we first need to learn to lose. If we never learn the right way to lose, then winning will...

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The Authentic Key To Trading Psychology: Mindfulness

The Authentic Key To Trading Psychology: Mindfulness

You have probably heard about mindfulness.  It’s a mental skill that is of particular value to traders. Over last decade, science is showing mindfulness to be beneficial to both physical well-being and mental health.  The practice of mindfulness reduces anxiety and stress, slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and improves immunity functioning.  It also improves concentration, heightens...

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Fukushima: Lessons For Your Trading Brain?

Fukushima: Lessons For Your Trading Brain?

When governments abandoned radiation testing from the Fukushima fallout the eminent ocean scientist Ken Buessler continued testing with the assistance of crowd funding. Now, what has all that to do with your (trading) brain, you might well ask. Fact is much more than the overwhelming majority of people think! Working long term with a group of experienced professional traders on their...

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Trading Review: Doing a Post Mortem on the Past Year

Trading Review: Doing a Post Mortem on the Past Year

With the beginning of the year upon us, it is a time to reflect on what worked and get an understanding of how to fix what didn't work.  Let's face it, the market moves of 2015 were sharp, jagged and made our heads spin.  While we can look for explanations for why the markets made their moves, that may only just explain a little.  What really needs to happen is to see how we reacted,...

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3 Mistakes That Kill a Trader’s Dream for Success

3 Mistakes That Kill a Trader’s Dream for Success

Many traders have strong aspirations of becoming highly skilled and profitable.  When they fail to reach their dreams, however, it’s almost always due to trading psychology. Let’s review three common, dream-killing mistakes and what you can to do instead. Dream-Killer #1 - Ignoring Trading Psychology Until it is too Late Most think trading is all about the setup. Possessing strong technical...

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Is It Time To Buy China For The Long-Term?

Is It Time To Buy China For The Long-Term?

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.Maya Angelou In the short term, China is still a mess, and the reasons are all but obvious.  Greed and stupidity fuelled the bubble that popped back in June of this year.  Some estimates put the number of individuals opening new accounts without high school diplomas at over 60%. Secondly, a large portion of these...

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Top Ten Trading Psychology Myths

Top Ten Trading Psychology Myths

1. People are born traders. Although certain personal characteristics can make it easier to trade, no one was ever born a trader. A main theme of Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards books is that virtually none of the market wizards was successful from the outset. They all worked hard at it. 2. You have to have a high IQ to trade. This is just not true. In some ways, an above average IQ may be a...

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Are Your Trading Screens Emitting Dangerous Radiation?

Are Your Trading Screens Emitting Dangerous Radiation?

How Holistic Feng Shui Harmonizes Your Trading Mind   I developed Holistic Feng Shui out of the need to create better environments for offices where people are using computers all day long. I have surveyed many traders’ offices and helped them raise the energy in their working and living space and thus help them work better. Holistic Feng Shui is a more mental oriented form of Feng Shui...

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A Lesson In Day Trading Stocks

A Lesson In Day Trading Stocks

Day trading stocks requires a good deal of technical knowledge, skill, and ability.  Traders need to be able to read the market skillfully and select the right stocks to trade.  Here is simple and effective way to select an appropriate stock to day trade when the market is expected to pull back from its overall trend. Day Trading Stocks: Comparative Strength & Weakness When trading...

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