For those who have been watching the US30 or the SPY or the DJI, there is some crazy stuff going on. The on the night of the Trump victory, the bears mauled the bulls – as you can see on chart below. The bulls rebelled within hours. The market rallied to a new high. But all is not well for the bulls. This could turn out to be a blood bath! I’m not predicting anything.Read More
In my post ‘Tools – not fools’, I left out books. At that time I had not read many good books on trading, so it was a terrible omission. I was preoccupied with learning from books that did mainly analyses of various sorts. I had focused less as most noobs do, on ‘trying to trade right’. With hindsight, I realise that it’s not about ‘how to trade’ but more about the psychological aspects of tradingRead More
There are some truly exceptional expert traders out there. Dan Zanger is such a person. He’s turned 10K into 18Million in 18 months. I shan’t be giving a list of similar persons. Google is your friend. Many a struggling trader will say or think to themselves, “These people are just gifted; it’s in their genes!” or words to that effect. Look, whilst some say that the Gods have created us all equally, the facts ofRead More
The following are a few candidate snipes on my radar. There are several different ways to play these. The sue-yourself principle applies.
Microsoft is at an interesting point in it’s history. Price has reached some critical areas. Click thumbnail below to see more. I’ve not entered a trade on Microsoft as yet. I may do so. For noobs, yes price may fall – that’s always a possibility in this game. You’ve gotta be prepared to lose, and limit those losses, in order to win. But so far price looks probably like it may rise. So I’m stalkingRead More
There are many traps out there. This one is typical. Don’t get caught up before an earnings release.
The Forex (foreign exchange) markets are the biggest and most liquid in the world. Every day about 4 Trillion US dollars (USD) are turned over on that market. Compare that with 50 Billion/d on the New York Stock Exchange and the GDP of the UK/yr being 2.9 Trillion USD. A UK Trillion is 1000 Billions. For some other figures (which may vary) see here. Average daily volume of trading on Forex has been increasing byRead More
Item Parameter Stocks & Shares Spreadbetting Notes 1.0 Value Has an initial money value because it is an asset No money value because it is not an asset. The idea of making money from something that has no actual value may seem strange. The money has value. But there is no sale of an asset. It’s similar but different to buying chips at a casino. 1.1 Future value Future value depends on market value HasRead More
Kroger looks very interesting. It appears to be a low volatility stock, that’s moving upward slowly and steadily. Of course, whilst past patterns predict future patterns, no one (I know) can say what will happen. Kroger could well fall 2000pts. I don’t know. But the game is about much more than prediction. It is about acceptable loss in relation to probability of making a favourable move. One important feature of this stock is that itRead More
Airline stocks have been predicted to rise over the next year, and over the next quarter of 2015. This is due to a positive change in seating-density regulations more than oil price being low. See article in Seeking Alpha.