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…

Why trading is a harder job than people give it credit for

Now, I might not seem like I know much about this, being only 14 and all, but from my limited experiences of trading, it is not like the job that many people look at it as, with rose-tinted glasses. It’s all well and good that you can stay at home and work, but how far…

The importance of emotion in trading

First blog post! Yay! Let me start by introducing myself. I’m Shrey, I’m 14 years old and I have recently discovered a passion for trading, and, more broadly, finance in general. I’m in the process of setting up a club about the market in general in my school and have read 2 books so far,…