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Trailing Stops

Trailing Stops for Short Term Trading

Trailing stop losses are a valuable tool when short term trading using technical analysis. Once a breakeven stop is reached, the trailing stop helps lock in profits as the trade progresses. The trailing stop removes angst and decision making during the trade as it provides a definitive answer as to when to close a position. […]

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Top 5 trading books

My Top 5 Stock Trading Books by Craig Fisher

My Top 5 Trading Books by Craig Fisher, Portfolio Analyst from The Chartist. Craig broke out of the beginner’s cycle many years ago. He’s put together a list of his top 5 stock trading books. These are the trading books he wishes he had found earlier and that he goes back to on a regular […]

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Online Share Trading: Breaking the Beginner’s Cycle

The advent of online share trading has seen a dramatic increase in stock market newsletters and courses. Many traders inadvertently find themselves stuck in the beginner’s cycle when they start trading. They may have attended a course or seminar, or purchased a black box system only to find the results are drastically different from those […]

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The Chartist trading newsletter

The Chartist: A Unique Stock Market Newsletter

Stock market newsletters abound however The Chartist is a newsletter like no other. Nick Radge, Head of Research & Trading at The Chartist, is renowned for being very direct and straight to the point. Nick established The Chartist with Trish Radge in 1998. The Chartist offers insightful analysis of ASX stocks and global markets. The […]

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What is Technical Analysis

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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Design Stock Market Trading Systems

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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