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

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… Continue reading Why I am uncertain about investing in oil companies right now

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… Continue reading A book review of Making Money From Trading by Cat Davey

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… Continue reading Why the UK needs immigrants to help revive a disenchanted country

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,… Continue reading Why I find Forex to be harder to trade than commodities