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Is it possible to “sell the top” before a Stock Market Crash?

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...

Is Trading the divergence in stocks “over-rated” as a technique?

Many traders use technical oscillators in the form of MACD’s, stochastics, average true range and various others indicators at the bottom of their trading charts to help them determine if a market is experiencing overbought or oversold conditions. Whilst these particular indicators all lag behind the current price action, they do have the ability to...
When To Use Divergence...
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How would I go about finding the (very) best stocks to Invest in?

Once you have identified which market sectors you want to take positions in, and of course, whether you want to be long or short in those sectors, then you aree primed to pick specific stocks to trade. Profit to earnings ratios have been rigorously scrutinised by investors for decades, and so it’s unlikely you will find a company with an amazing P/E ratio that isn’t already...
Best Stocks Analysis...

Is maintaining a Stock Portfolio (really) hard work, need advice..

Trading at a professional level involves both building and maintaining a diverse and solid trading portfolio (I’ve said this enough that it should be ingrained in your mind now, get a tattoo of this quote if you have to), this is an aspect of trading which is absolutely essential if you are taking your investment activities seriously and aim to...
Managing Your Portfolio...
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How to Identify Opening Range Breakouts (…and not fakeouts!)

Logical analysis would infer that chart breakouts would seemingly be the most low risk entry method for a wide range of trading systems, so why is it that more people don’t adopt this entry method which provides the ultimate confirmation signal? The main reason is that the vast majority of traders (as well as being stupid) don’t have anywhere near the level of...
Breakouts And Fakeouts...
Q. I keep blowing up trading account, can I ever “make it” back?
When you have just totalled your trading account, for the first, third or tenth time it can feel soul destroying, quite literally like the person you love has just told you they are leaving you for a new, more handsome, more successful man. Starting your account this time you most likely believed that your new system or strategy would...
What To Do Next...
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Why a “Mix” of Technical & Fundamental analysis Works so well
The age old debate of whether it is better to trade using technical or fundamental analysis exists because certain methods suit certain individuals better than others. Technical analysts will argue they don’t need to follow macroeconomic data by-the-minute since the stock charts already tell them everything they need to...
Which Is Best...