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Trading rule number 4: only trade when you are on top form

9 27 2014 - No comment

Trading is the most difficult and exhausting activity that I have ever practised. I have "been around the block"; I have been an IT engineer, an adult educator, a University professor, passing through less intellectual jobs such as farm labourer, market tradesman and I could go on. None of my previous experiences prepared me for the […]


Trading rule number 3: always have a backup plan

9 27 2014 - No comment

When we trade, we must give ourselves the best chance possible and the technical aspects are often overlooked. Of course, we will always be at the mercy of financial market quotes completely stopping, an internal problem for the broker ... but that leaves traders completely powerless. We must minimize the technical risks which we can […]


Trading rule number 2: reread rule number 1

9 27 2014 - No comment

While Trading rule number 1 is not to lose money, trading rule number 2 is to: reread rule number 1. You may find this trading rule funny or uninteresting, yet it is at the heart of any trading system: you must adhere to the rules that have been set if you want to make money […]


Trading rule number 1: do not lose money

9 27 2014 - No comment

Trading rule number 1: do not lose money It often makes people smile when I tell them that my number 1 rule is not to lose money in financial markets. On my blog's trading forum I often hear from traders who are dissatisfied at the end of the day because they have only earned a […]

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Profit Factor and Trading

9 27 2014 - No comment

If you want to improve your trading, you have to analyse your day's trading to identify flaws in your trading. To do this, there are a few statistical tools which enable you to evaluate the quality of your trades. One of the simplest and most effective tools is Profit Factor. Definition of the Profit Factor […]

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Pivot points in trading

9 27 2014 - 4 comments

Pivot points are a classical intervention technique in the Stock Market. I like it for its simplicity and above all its effectiveness. Pivot points (PP), Resistance (R1 R2 R3) or Support (S1 S2 S3) are impressive because of the clear indications they can give the trader. What is a Pivot Point? The Pivot Point is […]

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Maximum Drawdown

9 27 2014 - No comment

Maximum Drawdown or the Max Drawdown for those in the know, is a quality indicator for trading and risk management To improve your trading, you must be able to analyse the quality of your trading. The Profit Factor coupled with the Maximum Drawdown will give you an “honest" statistical view of the quality of your […]

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