Position Size Versus Stop Loss Tug of War - Splash Image of Tug of War

A couple of weeks ago, I had a Skype consultation with “Bill.” He’s a new trader who started over the past few months but not a stranger to markets, having actively invested in mutual funds and his retirement for a long time. On our call, we covered a wide range but there was one topic…

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How to Maximize Your Screen Time Adjusted Returns Splash Image Coins Watch

Chances are you’ve heard of the concept of risk-adjusted returns. If you haven’t, it basically means that a strategy’s returns should be measured relative to the risk taken to achieve them. There’s a handful of ways to grade the efficiency of trading systems in this category such as Sharpe, Sortino, MAR, Ulcer index, and the…

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Trading Mistakes & Bad Habits To Avoid Splash Image

I was recently asked about some of the trading mistakes new traders fall into when starting out. It was easy to come up with a lengthy list, mainly because I’ve personally made all of these mistakes myself, and in most cases, more than once. I thought it would be fun to put together a bulleted…

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How To Get Started Swing Trading Image of Swing

How to Get Started Swing Trading Stocks is an introductory guide for new traders looking to get active in the stock market. We start right at the basics, defining what exactly swing trading is, why someone would want to do it, and all of the important high-level resources and knowledge a trader should have in order to succeed.

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Splash Image - How Smaller Profit Targets Can Improve Your Trading

How many times have you read that in order to make money trading, you need to play for a big profit target, let your winning trades run and cut your losers short? It’s sound advice, applicable in many places, and a great starting point for new traders. But it’s not the only way to make…

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Splash Image - How I Took My Trading To The Next Level

It’s that time of year again: going to ugly sweater Christmas parties, planning for the new year, and looking back over the accomplishments and mistakes of the year. This is my favorite time of the year, and, no, it’s not for the Christmas parties. It’s because it’s a time I take a detailed look at…

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How to Emotionally Manage Winning and Losing Trades Splash Image

How to emotionally manage winning and losing trades dives into the much less discussed, mental side of the equation around trade management. Your specific trading strategy is going to be a key determining factor in how you manage positions, but it’s your emotional state and internal dialogue, that will ultimately dictate whether or not you manage…

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