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How I trade: trading concepts to profit from the markets

A money making machine?
A money-making machine?

By asking what people want to learn from me, it became clear to me that I should continue the getting started trading series by showing how I trade myself and how I produced my trading results. I am talking about trading here, not investing.

Investing can take a completely different approach from trading, like buying stocks for their cash flow (from dividends and selling option premiums for example) or real estate for the cash flow (from rent) instead of (only) for the capital gain of the asset. Continue reading “How I trade: trading concepts to profit from the markets”

Find trading ideas and educate yourself

Find good trading Ideas
Find good trading Ideas

This is article six of the getting started trading series. I have hopefully introduced you enough in the subject of trading and investing, that you can start to make some choices on how you would like to go about trading based upon what fits you, your personality and lifestyle.

I could jump in right now and start explaining how I trade, but instead, I will first give you some pointers ad to where I got my trading ideas and how I educate my self. I hope it will inspire you to find your own way and hopefully, my future articles/lessons will help you educate yourself and give you plenty of ideas. Continue reading “Find trading ideas and educate yourself”

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade
Tools of the trade

In this article, I will tell you about the possible tools you have at your disposal for trading. Whether you are building a fence or building a trading strategy, you need tools to get the work done. In the previous articles, we already looked at the question of why, how, what and where to trade. Now it is time to get some tools and set up an infrastructure for trading. We basically need three types of tools. Continue reading “Tools of the trade”

What to trade? – the most commonly traded securities

Wallstreet, New York, Home of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Wallstreet, New York, Home of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

In this article, I will discuss the possible securities you may consider for trading. After reading my previous posts you should have figured out why you want to get into trading in the first place and you have learned about ways to trade. Now it is time to look into what to trade. All trade-able paper assets have their own characteristics and come with their own pros and cons. Continue reading “What to trade? – the most commonly traded securities”