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2020 Report Card

Let’s reflect on 2020. It’s always good to reflect on the past year, assess what went well, what lessons were learned and what potential changes can be made to optimise the year ahead. In my January 2020 client presentation, “Where Nick Radge is Putting his Money in 2020” I made a point of needing to […]

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k.i.s.s. trend following part 2

K.I.S.S. Trend Following – Part 2

In K.I.S.S. Trend Following Part 1 we were breaking down a trend following system into basic pieces starting with finding a low risk entry to limit losses. Now we’ll look at the second piece of the puzzle; running winners using a trailing stop. Before we get going, download your free Glossary:  A Guide to Market Terminology here. […]

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Trading Mastermind

Trading Mastermind Your special topic for today is Trading Psychology. Your time starts now. Question: How can you overcome your most debilitating psychological trading barriers? My Answer: Go out and get another job. We’ve discussed this before. And I don’t mean stop trading. I just mean add some other revenue streams into your bread winning basket. If […]

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ASIC Warning for Retail Investors

We commonly hear that most retail traders lose money. Urban myth or reality? The French financial regulator, or Autorite des Marches Financiers, did a 4-year study that found: – 89% of clients lost money trading foreign exchange. – 13,224 clients collectively lost EUR175 million – investors learn little over time, indeed most saw their losses […]

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Allocating Funds Across Strategies

Reader question from Thom M. If I allocate 60% of my portfolio to systematic trading, how do I decide how much of it should go towards one or the other strategy to achieve the perfect balance? Great question and there are a few answers to consider. Firstly let’s look at it from a high level. […]

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Market Neutral Trend Following

Market Neutral Trend Following?

Long term readers know that I spend a lot of time researching ideas for either improving existing strategies or looking at new opportunities. One of my recent projects has been looking at following trends using a market neutral strategy. Market neutral means attempting to profit from both increasing and decreasing prices while attempting to avoid […]

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Members-only webinar

Members Only Webinar Join Nick Radge for a one hour webinar on all things trading and the markets. Members are asked to submit their questions by Wednesday. Send your questions to [email protected] Nick  is a Professional trader, analyst, educator and author. He was a trader on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange, worked for […]

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Diluting Signal Luck

Diluting Signal Luck

As I’ve mentioned in a few of my recent video’s, now is a good to reflect, not only on life in general but also on your trading. What could I have done better? Am I missing anything? Are there risks I’m not seeing? The market will always keep you humble. It seemingly gives you a slap […]

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Trend following: An effective method for your SMSF?

Trend following: An effective method for your SMSF? A recent release from The Industry Super Network (ISN) – the umbrella organization for industry super funds here in Australia, suggests that high embedded fees, including commissions to financial planners, is the main cause for the poor performance of for-profit retail super funds. And, according to Australian […]

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