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Robbie Burns’ aka The Naked Trader – September Diary

Sep 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm in Tips and Strategies by Dave · Leave a Comment »

This month I’d like to talk about averaging up. Okay with you? No? Well, tough, go and read about shorting instead and see if I care!

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Robbie Burns’ Top 10 Tips

Jul 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm in Tips and Strategies by Dave · Leave a Comment »

Robbie Burns’ Top 10 Tips for surviving the markets. Here are Robbie’s top 10 tips for surviving the current market environment.

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Successfully Shorting Stocks

May 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm in Tips and Strategies by Dave · Leave a Comment »

In this feature we cover Evil Knievil’s – perhaps the UK’s most prominent bear raider – piece on what to look for when shorting stocks, and the pitfalls that you should look to avoid when trading short.

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Rolling Daily Bets and Panic Selling

May 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm in Tips and Strategies by Dave · Leave a Comment »

There are many advantages to spreadbetting, but one of the best ones must remain bagging a quick profit with hardly any costs involved. When a share puts out some kind of warning, these days the knee-jerk reaction is to overdo it on the downside.

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The Life of a Trade

Jan 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

In a previous article titled Trade Exits: What’s Your Way Out? I suggested that many retail investors and spread bettors think only about their entries — i.e. which instruments to bet on, and when — and not their exits. The problem is actually wider than that…

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Trade Exits: What’s Your Way Out?

Jan 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

Retail investors and spread bettors should have an exit strategy for each of their positions, but many don’t have one. They think only about their entries, and not their exits.

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A Long Term Investment is a Short Term Trade Gone Good!

Jan 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

Have you heard the phrase: A long-term investment is a short-term trade gone wrong!? It refers to many people’s natural tendency to hold on to an initially poorly performing trade in the hope that it eventually recovers; thus promoting it inadvisedly from a speculative “trade” to a serious investment.

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More about the Google Finance Portfolio

Dec 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

You already know that I ditched my Google Docs spreadsheet implementation of my Stop-Out List in favour of one based on the Google Finance Portfolio Feature. The more I use the new implementation, the more I like it.

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The Google Finance “Portfolio” Stop-Out List

Dec 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

My idea of a Stop-Out List that shows me my last selling price of each stock (so that I never buy back more expensively) has served me well.

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Trading Tools, Techniques and Technologies

Dec 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm in Tips and Strategies by · Leave a Comment »

Some people know their spread betting platform inside out. They know what every button does, but they still lose money because they don’t have a good trading strategy. They know how to use the trading tools, but their trading techniques need some work.