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What is Technical Analysis?

Technical analysis assumes that price reflects all that is known about a company at any given point in time. Of course, the disciplines can be combined. History repeats in many walks of life and price action that represents supply and demand, driven by the psychology of market participants, should be no different. Therefore it makes […]

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New direction by Craig Fisher

A Share Trader’s Journey: Changing Direction

By Craig Fisher What made me become a share trader? Having an early mid-life crisis in my thirties, I came to the realisation that the career path I had been blindly following for many years was not fulfilling me at all. As a result, I started to look for something else, but had no real […]

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How do the Radge's manage their SMSF?

How Does Nick Radge from The Chartist Manage his SMSF?

A few people have commented, after reading Unholy Grails, that they had no idea The Chartist did anything other than charting analysis. So I would like to introduce you to the strategy I use for managing our SMSF: the Growth Portfolio. The Growth Portfolio is designed to captures trends – trends in the market and […]

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Explain technical analysis

Technical Analysis Does the Hard Work

Investment Talk with John Hallows Sunday Telegraph, 27th November 2005 Over the years I’ve has a lot of fun being rude about technical analysis – to give what’s usually called “charting” its proper name. What always sparks my doubt is that the markets generally rise or crash as a result of outside, non-market events, which […]

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How to Design Stock Market Trading Systems

Stock market trading systems are often touted by slick sales spruikers at expos and in the media. These spruikers are selling a dream, a “get rich quick” scheme via their stock market trading systems that are apparently so simple that anyone can make millions and sit back on a beach with their laptop trading the […]

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Manage your trade exits

Technical Analysis: Essential Exit Rules

When new participants enter the speculative arena, most time is generally spent using technical analysis to look for a high probability entry technique. Technical analysis is the use of price, volume and chart patterns to make trading and investment decisions. Amateur traders believe that with a ‘sure-thing’ entry technique, profits are sure to follow. This […]

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Hidden strength of Volume analysis 2

The Hidden Strengths of Volume Analysis (part 2)

In the last article I discussed two examples of how and why volume can show the changing face of supply and demand. When the order of supply and demand is change we will get a change in market direction, sometimes a significant change in trend or otherwise some degree of retracement of the prior move. […]

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Hidden strength of Volume analysis 1

The Hidden Strengths of Volume Analysis (part 1)

The power of correct volume analysis cannot be overlooked. Unfortunately the ability to read volume correctly is not readily discussed or freely available. Off-the-cuff remarks such as, “increased volume on advances is bullish and increased volume on declines is bearish” are bantered around but that’s as far as it goes. The correct use and application […]

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Understanding the psychology of trading

Nick Radge Explains The Psychology of Trading

The most important part of investing and trading is psychology. Investing is a constant struggle where the battleground is not the market or advice given but comes from within you. You will face stress over losses. You will be in turmoil deciding whether to enter or exit a position. And you will be forced to […]

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using pyramiding to manage your trades

Pyramiding: Adding to an Existing Trading Position

Preface: This article on pyramiding has been designed and optimized for the The Chartist’s Growth Portfolio. The principles contained herein are effective for any trend following strategy of any time frame, but all references will be directly related to the The Chartist’s Growth Portfolio. The term ‘pyramiding’ refers to the adding of positions to an […]

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