Is short selling unethical?

Let me start by stating what short selling is. Straight from Investopedia, it is “the sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security’s price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price… Continue reading Is short selling unethical?

My problem with using moving averages

One of the first things that traders learn when they are starting off is the technique of using moving averages. The statistical definition of one is “a succession of averages derived from successive segments (typically of constant size and overlapping) of a series of values.” Now, these are good if the price is remaining at… Continue reading My problem with using moving averages

Half term today, which means that I get to start trading!

So, for those of you that didn’t know, my parents only let me trade in holidays, one of which now has started! I have so far got an 8% return so far in 3 hours of Friday evening trading! I had almost forgotten how exhilarating trading could be until now. Keep following the page for… Continue reading Half term today, which means that I get to start trading!

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… Continue reading When, and should, footballers stop earning ludicrous amounts?

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… Continue reading Is it better to be conservative or reckless when trading?

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… Continue reading The issue of ethics in trading