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  • Stalking Microsoft

    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…

  • Somebody to teach me

    Can anybody teach you how to have a first major sexual experience? Chrysst! Do you go to mum or dad and say ‘teach me’? Does reading a book or video on it actually teach you much? I’m afraid this graphic example is only to suggest that you can read all about it – but doing…

  • A kind of trap

    There are many traps out there. This one is typical. Don’t get caught up before an earnings release.

  • The Monsanto Snipe!

    Results of the snipe are visible by clicking the thumbnail below. The assessment of this stock as a good snipe opportunity undertaken about a week earlier. I do not go into the whole process here. There were particular features of the personality of the Monsanto stock price chart, that led me to think it was…

  • Support and Resistance

    Support and resistance are absolutely important concepts for all traders. Supporting what – and resisting what  – are the questions that most new traders ask in their own minds. The easiest way to imagine ‘support’ is by reference to physical analogies. Forget about charts and trading for a moment. Have you ever needed a loan…

  • National Grid (snipe)–personality in stocks?

    This is a snipe on the National Grid that is now in profit. In this particular stock (spread-betted on), I aim to show the ‘personality’ of the stock. Well of course a stock can’t have a personality as such. By personality I obviously mean the collective mindsets of those involved in the market on this…

  • Interest in Chevron

    Chevron is at an interesting point in it’s history. Price has hit a reasonably strong band of support going back to 2013. (see update at end). Basic fundamentals on the stock look possibly favourable. I’m watching this one carefully. (Note that the ‘sue yourself principle’ applies if you trade this and lose.) Update: Profits on…

  • Basics of the Forex Markets

    Basics of the Forex Markets

    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.…

  • Possible snipe on ALTRIA GROUP

    The Altria set up is looking very interesting indeed. I’ve entered long on this. [Note that the ‘sue yourself principle’ applies if you lose betting this]. 17/03/2015: Update. Based on my analysis of Kroger, I calculate that Atria is similar. Yes – I could be wrong. This is not about being right. Profitability is about…

  • Spreadbetting compared to holding stocks and shares

    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.…

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