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Supply and Demand

supply and demandUnderstanding supply and demand can help us become more successful traders.

Supply and demand tends to be the professional trader's main focus.

This means researching the relationship between price action, volume and price spreads.

Novice traders however focus on technical analysis indicators; moving averages, stochastics, time cycles, astrological factors etc.

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Random Markets & Other Misconceptions

random marketsMost people see movements in the stock market as being random. Or at the very least heavily influenced by news. 

Yet how many times do we see a stock or market move in the opposite direction to what we thought it was going to do?

Sudden moves can often surface out of nowhere, and appear to have little to do with logic. 

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Beliefs and Objectives.

Beliefs TradingBefore you start trading it's good time to review your beliefs about trading, the markets, what you feel is possible, what you believe to be probable and what you think is false.

Once you've thought these through, review your objectives. What exactly are you wanting to achieve? What are you good at? What skills or traits do you lack? What about your own personal risk tolerances?

The beliefs held by many of the world's great traders can be found in various texts, such as the Market Wizards series by Jack Schwager.

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Stop. Revive. Survive.

Stop. RevivePreviously we've discussed how being passionate about what you do is an important ingredient towards success and longevity. 

And in our last newsletter we emphasised how exercise should be an essential part of everyone's weekly trading strategy to maintain physical and psychological well being. 

However, beware the paradox that can come into play as we embrace these types of strategies. 

That is, physical and mental well being may be keeping us in the game when what we really need to be doing is taking a break. 

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Move to Improve Your Trading Results

Move to Improve Your Trading ResultsLove trading?

For many of us it's a passion, whether we're trading full time or as a secondary income. 

With an endless learning curve, trading can be all-consuming with every spare moment spent in front of the computer. And this is where trading starts becoming an unhealthy pursuit. 

There are the obvious health concerns with spending too much time in front of our screens. One of the biggest is the sedentary lifestyle that comes with sitting for hours on end.

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