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Day Trading: Take What the Market Gives You

If you’re an active day trader, the chances are high that you’ll trade a small number of products or you’ll exclusively trade a single product. By doing so you’ll have the benefit of learning product specific characteristics and becoming more in tune with market context. But there’s a possible downside to this too – sometimes […]

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Flexibility in Trading is Your Key to Survival

Having a plan for what we think the market may do can be an important tool for a trader to succeed. But human emotions can at times get in the way and make us hold onto an idea by stopping us from seeing deviations in the market that change the prospects of the plan. Sometimes […]

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What Should I Be Doing When I Hit a Losing Streak?

If you have traded the markets for any length of time you know that markets can and will change every so often. The problem with most trading systems is that they are designed for one type of market condition and that is it. As soon as conditions change, you are left with a system that […]

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Emotional Sabotage: Controlling Emotions While Trading

It’s a funny thing really. We spend our entire childhood and adolescence learning to control and develop suitable responses to our emotions, especially strong emotions. We learn from our parents, our teachers, our peer group and our idols by observation and comparison. I would think that most people when they enter into trading would believe […]

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When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Trading Losses

Trading is not the easiest job or activity to do.  We get hundreds of new and experienced traders that are looking for that magic indicator or system that will make trading easy and not give them any trading losses.  Take our word for it, there is no system or indicator that will not have losses […]

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Make Trading Losses A Positive Outcome

It is interesting to see how individual traders approach this business.  Of course there are different methods and ways to trade but I am talking about the mindset.  I think that is the number one criteria that can predict the ultimate success or failure of a trader. When I first started trading, I did hear […]

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Increase Your Odds of a Winning Trade

As traders, one thing we love to do is trade.  I am not trying to be glib but the thing that we love to do can also be a curse.  Let me explain. Trading is nothing like any other job out there.  If someone that works in an office shows up for work and just […]

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Trading with a Small Account – Can YOU Succeed with $1,000?

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard this question.  The answer is — I don’t know!  Yes, it can be done but, honestly, it’s doubtful.  I hate to disappoint you.  Most traders do not succeed.  Whether you have a small account or a large account, it probably doesn’t matter nearly as […]

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Pulling the Trigger – What It Takes to Have the Nerve To Trade

What is it about trading that makes it so difficult to take action? Even managers and leaders of men can falter when it comes to placing a trade in the market. Being frozen and unable to pull the trigger is a common feeling, particularly with novice traders. There are a couple of reasons why pulling […]

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