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Seeking Profitable Opportunities in Spread Betting

April 20, 2017guidfarr No Comments »

Seeking Profitable Opportunities in Spread Betting Whether you are a novice trader, or a seasoned professional, it’s always a good idea to explore additional means of generating income from viable investment options. Spread betting is one of the most interesting ways of dabbling in the financial markets. Traders are presented with a myriad of opportunities […]

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Counter Trend Trading Strategy

May 28, 2016guidfarr No Comments »

Counter Trend Trading Strategy You may have heard the traders’ expression ‘Let the trend be your friend’, which means you should, by and large, trade with the trend. So it appears contradictory to talk about counter trend trading strategies. Still, it becomes a little easier to understand when you call them by a more common […]

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Trend Trading Strategy

May 28, 2016guidfarr No Comments »

Trend Trading Strategies If you’re conservative in outlook, then trend trading, sometimes called trend following, may be your favourite spread betting strategy. It relies on the old trading adage, ‘Let the trend be your friend’. Sometimes it is also compared to one of Newton’s laws of motion, the law that says that a body in […]

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Range Trading Strategy

May 28, 2016guidfarr No Comments »

Range Trading Strategies What is range trading? Most people on the street would understand when you talk about trend trading, or even trading against the trend, but range trading needs a little more explanation. If you’re familiar with trading charts, you will have seen that prices tend to trend up or down about half the […]

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Indicators and Oscillators

May 22, 2016guidfarr No Comments »

Indicators and Oscillators Anyone hoping to enter the world of trading may find themselves bewildered by the vast array of jargon that is casually thrown around. However, in reality the concepts are not that difficult to grasp. Indicators and oscillators is a phrase often heard in the market and is a fundamental part of technical […]

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My Discipline Is Being Tested

April 29, 2015guidfarr No Comments »

My Discipline Is Being Tested When I first started trading with Forex I always got attached to my trades that it had a direct impact on my actions and even affected my self-esteem.  Every time I won I felt like a million and seriously believed I finally “got it” and can’t possibly lose again so […]

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Scaling into Positions

November 10, 2014guidfarr No Comments »

Scaling into Positions Sometimes you want to place more money on a trade than you know you should. In trading, it is very important not to risk too much, because you can’t tell which trades are going to go against you. That means you must work out your “expected” loss, the downside of any trade, […]

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Martingale and Anti-Martingale

November 10, 2014guidfarr No Comments »

Martingale and Anti-Martingale Trading Strategies Martingale has to be one of the most popular and recognised gambling systems around, with the system dating back to the 18th Century. Many of the systems sold on sites such as eBay simply contain a basic martingale system with maybe one or two slight changes to spice things up […]

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Forward Testing

November 10, 2014guidfarr No Comments »

Forward Testing Many traders are familiar with the concept of back testing their trading strategy, but often less thought is given to forward testing. Back testing is straightforward. You take historical tables or charts, pretend that you had been trading at that time using the strategy you are testing, and you see if the results […]

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Web iPOs

February 12, 2014guidfarr No Comments »

Trading Web iPOs Web IPOs in general have a chequered history. No matter how good the fundamentals of the company, such IPOs have not always enjoyed great success. For example, according to the Renaissance Capital listing of biggest Web IPOs, out of all the 10 companies in their list, just one – Google – has […]

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