The number 1 reaon people fail at trading

The #1 Reason Why People Fail at Trading

The #1 reason why people fail at trading? They are undercapitalized. It has nothing to do with a trader’s strategy. It has nothing to do with trend following, short term trading, swing trading, scalping, mean reversion, whatever. All trading has drag via commission, so you have to work backwards. Let’s assume that your trend following […]

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advice to novice traders

Advice to Novice Traders

When it comes to novice traders, where would be one of the key areas you see them slipping up, and what would your advice be to overcome these setbacks? There are probably a few areas where people slip up when it comes to trading. Let me talk about two in particular that don’t get spoken […]

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Momentum Investing

Momentum investing forms the basis of the majority of our trading strategies. Does It Pay To Tweak…? I’m a firm believer of being open to new ideas and testing their potential within the context of one’s own research and strategies. For example, I started my trading career because I happened to look over the shoulder […]

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How to earn a second income from trading

Earn a Second Income Trading the Stock Market

In this video Nick explains high frequency trading and how it is possible to earn a second income by keeping your day job whilst trading on the side. If you enjoyed the Earn a Second Income video you may like to sign up our free weekly newsletter for more trading ideas and strategies. We’re going […]

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how much money do i need to trade witjh

How Much Money do I need to Start Trading?

This stock trading question about how much money is needed to start trading comes from Mike C. whose #1 challenge is… “What is a good size account to start with?” In other words, how much money do I need to start trading? It’s a common and important question. Too often new traders overlook the impact […]

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How to Handle Losing Trades

How to Handle Losing Trades

Are you able to handle losing trades? This stock trading question comes from Nick A. who asks… “My #1 challenge in the markets is not getting too low emotionally after a losing trade and maintaining the courage to take the next trade after experiencing loss.” A great question. In the short term the best course […]

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6 steps

6 Steps to Start Stock Trading Successfully

So, you want to start trading the stock market but where do you begin? We all need to start somewhere, both from an educational standpoint and the actual ‘doing’ part. Unfortunately there are a myriad of choices and Monday Morning Quarterbacks willing to collect on the excited yet unsuspecting new trader. Back when I started […]

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Nick Radge explains commission drag

Commission Drag; Managing Your Trading Expenses

Commission drag is often an unknown factor  for new traders. However it is essential and any professional trader will be able to tell you their figure. So what is commission drag? It’s the cost of trading. Like any business you need to assess all revenue and expenses to determine if you’re on the road to […]

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Trading capital

Trading Capital: Think Outcome Before Input

Trading capital: how much money do I need to start trading? We hear that some 95% of traders fail. Whether that’s true or not I don’t know, but it is recognised that the vast majority of new traders fail. The ‘why’ is probably for a number of reasons, including lack of strategy, lack of discipline […]

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size does matter

Don’t Believe The Rumours – Size Does Matter

When it comes to risk management there are two rules: The Timid Trader Rule – “If you don’t risk very much, you don’t make very much.” and The Bold Trader Rule – “If you risk too much, you go broke“. There are a few other guidelines which we’ll discuss below, but the question for now […]

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