When, and should, footballers stop earning ludicrous amounts?

Like every bubble, the football one has to burst eventually. What I’m struggling to see is if that will happen during my lifetime, given the vast mainstream exposure and cult-like following that football has. In a football stadium, it’s sacrilegious to support the “away team”. People are constantly saying that footballers get paid far too…

Is it better to be conservative or reckless when trading?

When trading, there are some who are conservative, who look for the “perfect trade” which almost never comes. And then there are others who look at the tiniest changes in price and think “there we go, that’s my opportunity.” But which one is it better to be? The low volume, low risk trader or the…

The issue of ethics in trading

Investing in fossil fuels has become an issue of ethics lately, especially with the issue of global warming plaguing our world today. The financial issues that investors face have now become more complicated with the additional dimension of ethics involved too. Why do people think investing in fossil fuels is bad? They think that it’s…

Scalping: How hard is it really?

Some say that scalping is not in the spirit of trading and should be outlawed, which is why some major CFD brokers such as Plus500 don’t let you take your profits if you have scalped. But this blog post is about how hard it really is. Is sitting in front of a computer screen waiting…

Why I am uncertain about investing in oil companies right now

There is a sense of security that every trader has when they know that a stock has been trading around and about the price which it is now for a long time, perhaps a few months or years. But, in the case of oil, there is a complete lack of certainty around the market right…

A book review of Making Money From Trading by Cat Davey

Firstly, I would like to state that this book is one of the only ones that explore the emotional journey that a trader goes through, and it does it very well, with a “Waterworld” or “ego trade” a page. It perfectly captures the mental anguish one goes through when making a loss trading. So, on…

Why the UK needs immigrants to help revive a disenchanted country

One of the many complaints of the average Brit these days is that “I can hear people speaking Polish on the streets.” When questioned as to why that is a bad thing, they replied “Because they’re taking up our jobs.” However, when asked the question, “why is that a bad thing for Britain as a…

Why I find Forex to be harder to trade than commodities

To the regular person, Forex almost universally is regarded as the best way to get money quickly and simply. I feel that this is because of a lack of information – they are misinformed, if you will. Professional traders may come up with all sorts of reasons as to why Forex is hard to trade,…

The trader’s fallacy: “Buy low, sell high”

Whenever I hear people┬átalking about how they would trade if they had the chance, one sentence remains prevalent in all the conversations I’ve seen. “Buy low, sell high.” The problem with that is, what exactly is low? Oil at $70 could have been construed as low, and I seriously thought that that was it’s bottom….

Gaps: A trader’s worst nightmare or their best friend?

One of the biggest dreads I’ve had during my limited time as a trader is the fear of a stock gapping up or down. For those that don’t know what it is, “gapping” is when a share’s price either rises or falls severely when the stock market opens for the day. Why could this be…