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Is the Stock Market Random

Is the stock market random? Is it not obvious!

The way the financial markets move can often leave you feeling perplexed and wondering if you should have gone back to your 9 to 5 office job (because at least there was the hot new girl in accounts, right?). When you see a double bottom followed up by a bullish rally in real-time, your brain makes mental note of this pattern and your subconscious will...
Are Markets Random...

Stock Correlations: Is trading really this simple?

It’s important that you understand how different markets are correlated, not just to make it possible to trade the inefficiencies between them, but more-so that you are able to understand the markets as a whole. Having a broad overview of market dynamics, and possessing the ability to make reasonable assumptions as to the way...
Correlation Trends...
Stock Market Bubbles

Stock Market Bubbles: Cycles, Tulips and Bitcoin

Stock market cycles occur as a direct result of investor sentiment, they feature in all markets, and they always play out in exactly the same way, always (this is my serious face). If you take look back through historic stock charts you will see the same overriding market moves and patterns being played out time and time again. The reason for this is that...
Stock Bubbles In-Depth...

Is the stock market rigged? You already know this

The stock market is a rigged game, financial institutions (banks), hedge funds and other conglomerates all use high frequency trading algorithms to front-run the market and make profits at light-speed (it’s technically not illegal, but there should really be some kind of warning on your trading platform to tell you this, right). In today’s trading arena execution speed is king, and...
How It Works...
Trading Pullbacks

Trading pullbacks: The only way you should trade

Getting your timing as close to pin-point as possible can make the difference (just ask your girlfriend) between a trader who goes on to become hugely profitable and consistent, versus one who gets stopped out trade after trade. The reality is that every trader has a breaking point, a point at which they want to...
Why Pullbacks Work...
Stock market basics: It’s really not too difficult
Whilst there are no hard or fast rules to making money in the stock market, there are certainly a number of ways you can limit your risk to a level where you, at the very least, give yourself a reasonable chance of becoming profitable. The truth is that most novice traders don’t give themselves a fair shot in the markets, and whilst some will likely know...
Learn The Basics...
Stock Market Crash
Stock market crash 1928, 1987, 2008 …POP!
To be considered a competent investor you must be knowledgeable and aware of the risks involved when trading in the financial markets (I mean, you wouldn’t sleep with a hooker without making sure you had adequate protection would you). The fact that your trading account will more often than not be used to speculate by means of leveraging serves as further reinforcement to...
Why Markets Crash...