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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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Trend following

Trend Following – An Effective Strategy 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 Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) data, the average return […]

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Interview with Nick Radge (by student2trader.com)

Nick, tell us a bit about your history as a trader? I originally got the bug after watching someone else plot a 5 and 10 day moving average crossover system by hand. I could see how and why the strategy worked, at least in its simplest form. From there I simply progressed through the ranks […]

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Ask Nick Radge your trading questions

Your Top 5 Trading Questions Answered

Recorded in 2010 the Top 5 Trading Questions are still relevant today. Your top 5 share trading questions answered by Nick Radge of The Chartist. Nick Radge is a down-to-earth, common-sense trader with 25 years of trading experience. So, What Were the Top 5 Trading Questions? 1. How do I identify a list of stocks […]

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