|Bulls and Bears|
Support and resistance trading is one of the basic building blocks of trading. Not only is it a basic building block of my personal trading, but also of most trading done by professional traders. So even if your trading system does not incorporate support and resistance it is still good to understand it and take notice of the most important price levels. Just because many traders are watching these levels, prices usually will react when it gets there. Support and resistance are all about “Bulls and Bears”, aka “Buyers and Sellers” and how price itself affects their behaviors/decisions. Continue reading “Trading with Support and Resistance”
|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 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|
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”
|Singapore, home of many Brokers|
In this article, I will discuss Forex and CFD brokers. I will discuss how they operate and how to find one for successful trading. Many of the ideas that I share about these brokers will also apply to brokers of other securities like Bonds, Stocks, ETFs, and Options.
I am a big proponent of building your own infrastructure. However, as a retail trader, there is only so much you can do. It is not cost-effective to pay for direct access to an exchange and co-locating some trading servers right there at the exchange. That is not what this article is about. This article is about building a trading infrastructure that is flexible and independent enough to be able to execute trades through any broker you see fit.
I believe that you should not get locked into a platform in a way that will allow you to only trade with the broker that provides the platform. That is why I use spreadsheets, open-source programming frameworks/libraries (python) and freely available charting software to do my trading analysis. But first, let’s go into what it is you should look (out) for in a broker. Continue reading “Where to trade? – Finding a Broker”