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Hwo to outsource the trading decisions

Outsourcing the Decisions with Scott Barlow

Published January 21st, 2020 The following is an excerpt from Every-day Traders and even though this interview took place back in 2001, the lessons still strongly resonate today. Indeed, this interview still makes an appearance on many FX blogs and forums around the world. This is a long article, but well worth the read. Grab […]

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size does matter

Don’t Believe The Rumours – Size Does Matter

Published May 18th, 2021 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 […]

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How to achieve success

Risk Management Is A Cop Out…

Published January 17th, 2020 “Risk management is a cop out…” That’s a quote from a value investor aimed at technical traders, specifically trend followers. His logic goes something like this: If you can’t pick good stocks then you’re basically an incompetent investor, or, if you can pick good stocks then you don’t need risk management. […]

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hindsight trading

20/20 Hindsight Trading System

Published August 3rd, 2021 I have been mentoring a trader in India – lets call him MJ. He’s inquisitive and doesn’t mind being prompted to search for the answers himself rather than having them served up on a plate. An individual coming to the right conclusions themselves will always have the lessons cemented firmly in […]

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a powerful entry

A Powerful Entry Technique

Published September 23rd, 2020 I first started using this entry method back in the early 90’s when I was testing the PPS Trading Strategy by Curtis Arnold. This entry is not part of that book, nor do I know its exact history. Testing the PPS patterns by hand for over 1800 hours showed me that […]

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Trading With Divergence

Trading With Divergence

Published September 22nd, 2020 The world of technical analysis is saturated with indicators, oscillators, lines and other weird and wonderful esoteric attempts at finding the Holy Grail. However there are really only three absolutes; price, volume and time. These items, coupled with patience and a level head for creating positive expectancy, enable us to be […]

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Trade Management With An Index Filter

Trade Management With An Index Filter

Published September 22nd, 2020 Last article we discussed the importance of aligning oneself with the short term trend when swing trading. This time we’re going to look at how that same short term trend filter can improve trade management. Before we jump in it’s imperative to mention the importance of exits and why they tend […]

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Defining The Short Term Trend

Published September 22nd, 2020 A great question came across my desk: “…as a swing trader (1 – 10 days) I’m looking to buy shares when the market is going up in short bursts and then reverse and go short during the down moves. I would be interested in how to determine when to get in […]

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