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One of the most common and destructive mistakes a day trader makes is to simply not follow their plans. Temptation, an “obvious signal”, and just simple greed can lead traders down the road of being undisciplined. This is without a doubt one of the most dangerous mistakes, as traders will often lose more than they originally planned as they raised their amount risked.

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    When to Hold and When to Fold

When to Hold and When to Fold

Knowing when to trade and when not to trade are the two most fundamental aspects of successful trading. Deciphering market conditions can be a daunting task. This includes understanding how the market trades at different times of the year and watching intraday movement to determine if any given setup will [...]

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    Correlating Markets, Crude Oil and NOV

Correlating Markets, Crude Oil and NOV

When trading in any financial market, everday is a different day. Trader’s should keep a fresh perspective when trading. Most new traders find this hard as they come with expectations of what the market will produce on any given day. Expectations can cause traders to lose money as their risk [...]

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    Keeping Risk At Arm’s Length

Keeping Risk At Arm’s Length

Two traders sitting at neighboring desks, trading the same asset with the same financial instrument, the same trading software, and even the same type of trading program could each choose very different price levels to enter and exit their trades. That’s because the individual motivations for each trader – their [...]

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Keeping Risk At Arm’s Length

  Keeping Risk At Arm’s Length

Two traders sitting at neighboring desks, trading the same asset with the same financial instrument, the same trading software, and even the same type of trading program could each choose [...]

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Which is your Favorite Trading Style?

  Which is your Favorite Trading Style?

Trading strategies vary from market to market and from trader to trader. The list below describes some of the more popular trading styles used in various markets. A brief description of [...]

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Why You Should Be Able to Beat an Index

  Why You Should Be Able to Beat an Index

The whole idea of active individual investment, i.e. traders like you building sophisticated speculative trading programs, is that the method should lead to better profits than just buying into a [...]

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The Meaning of Alpha

  The Meaning of Alpha

Let’s say you pick a stock to buy on January 1st. December 31st rolls around and it turns out your stock pick gained an 8% annual return for you. Meanwhile, [...]

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Volume: How It Affects Technical Trading Decisions

  Volume: How It Affects Technical Trading Decisions

If you’ve traded in enough different markets, you probably already have a feel for how the volume of trade at any given time can present challenges. If a market is [...]

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Does Reading the News Help You or Hurt You in Day Trading

  Does Reading the News Help You or Hurt You in Day Trading

Trading the news can be very exciting! From the surge of the candles to watching your P&L go green instantly, it can be a very profitable ride. However, in the [...]

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Following the Trend

  Following the Trend

Following the  trend can be very rewarding for a day trader.  Individual traders must come to the realization that their orders (either long or short) do not have any significant [...]

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