Feb 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm in General Trading by Dave
Many of these traders shocked the world by virtue of the sheer magnitude of their losses and all ended up in prison. The one common theme from each of the trader’s stories is hubris – an all too common human emotion. That coupled with greed, ego and inability to accept that they are wrong were the other common ingredients.
Aug 8, 2012 at 11:36 am in General Trading by Dave
Angus Campbell, Chief market analyst at London Capital Group, provides Spread Betting Magazine readers with an interesting take on just what their clients have been trading this year – were you in the majority or minority?
Jun 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
I’ve heard several allusions to the fact that, economically at least, it’s the 1970s all over again. Judging from the plethora of charity shops, pawnbrokers, and the ‘we weigh your old rags and pay you cash’ clothes banks populating the high street…
May 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
It’s not very often that I write anything at all related to macro economics, but here goes. Suppose you’re sitting in a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and, unfortunately, it’s sprung a leak. You could expend your energy by bailing out the boat using the bucket that (quite conveniently) you have on board. This will keep you afloat but will get you no closer to safe harbour.
May 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
Web sites like Yahoo! Finance and Google Finance also provide some great free tools for obtaining up-to-the-minute information and for maintaining portfolios, shadow portfolios and watch lists.
Apr 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
I’ve been thinking about how feasible it would be to play a game of ‘bigger and better’ with spread bets. This would be quite the opposite of the highly diversified long-term position trading approach that I’m practising in my trading tail.
Apr 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
As trailed originally in my news item CityIndex Moving to Daily Funded Trades – whereas I previously shied away from City Index and its platform siblings partly because of the way that the profit-counter was reset on a daily basis, I’m much more inclined to trade with them now that each position shows my total accumulated profit since the position was opened.
Apr 14, 2012 at 10:08 am in General Trading by Tony Loton
Covel’s trend following book includes many real-life track records achieved by real-life successful trend-following traders, and the associated equity curves are instructive (for me)
Apr 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
Tharp reminds us that it is Trader Psychology that accounts for 60% of trading success compared with 30% importance for Money Management and 10% for Trading System Development.
Apr 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm in General Trading by Tony Loton
Following on from Trading Idols: Nicolas Darvas, my next trading idol is legendary trader Jesse Livermore. Although Livermore published his own book ‘How To Trade In Stocks’ which contains many of his pearls of trading wisdom.