Welcome to the Financial Trading Guide to profiting from the stock market! This site is dedicated to highlighting and discussing different ideas and tips when buying and selling stocks (shares). The site provides an overall investor guide and investment suggestions in the share trading world!
Trading for a Living
– What is the Stock Market
– History of the Stock Market
– What affects foreign currency exchange rates?
– What affects Commodity Prices?
– Interest Rates, Gold and Commodities
Natural Gas – How Low Can It Go?
Technical Analysis Course
– Technical versus Fundamental Analysis
– Why Trade?
– How to Read Stocks
– Moving Averages
– An Introduction to Japanese Candlesticks
– Candlesticks Charting Techniques
– Candle Patterns
– Technical Analysis Indicators
– What is the MACD Indicator?
– A Look At Bollinger Bands
– The Importance of Volume as a Technical Indicator
Technical Analysis in Practice
– Drawing Buy Lines
– Drawing Sell Lines
– Double Bottom Chart
– Drawing Ascending Buy Lines
– Descending Trend Lines
– Head and Shoulders
– Inverted Head and Shoulders
Introduction to Investing
– How to Value a Stock
Market Forces and Sentiment
– Market Sentiment
Philosophy (Emotion, Discipline & Risk)
– Emotional Rollercoaster
– Risk (Money Management)
– Thoughts on Trading Psychology
– Value Investing
– Other Theories
– Warren Buffett
Support and Resistance
– Swing Trading versus Position Trading
Taking a Contrarian View
Trading Forums and Communities
Trading in Practice
– Trading Styles
– Buying Shares
– Top 10 Mistakes Novice Traders Make
– Top 10 Trading Tips
Which Broker should I use? Online or Telephone?
– Assessing the Solvency and Financial Security of a Broker
– Market Orders versus Limit Orders
– Recommended Reads: Trading Books
– Day in the life of a Trader
Top 2 Brokers
Unique Advantages – Spread Betting or CFDs on MT4 or Sleek Web Platform!
Formerly Core Spreads, Trade Nation has been trading since 2019. Trade Nation is licensed under the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa, and the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB). This broker aims to provide very competitive, fixed spreads on a range of markets.
- Deep Interbank Liquidity with very tight spreads!.
- Tight, fixed spreads.
- EAs and Hedging is allowed.
Disclaimer: Spread Betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 81.7% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading Spread Bets or CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how Spread Betting and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Unique Advantages – Variable Margin (Control Your Leverage)
Bux Markets is a fast growing spread betting and CFD provider. We love the fact that Bux Markets only charge interest on the ‘borrowed’ amount (unlike other providers who charge you on the full amount including the amount you put up as margin) and that they pass on 100% of the announced dividends net of withholding tax (unlike other providers who may pay just 80% of dividends). With Bux Markets you can trade on thousands of different markets including shares, indices and commodities.
Disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
‘What should or could you do with your money?’ is the question that has resulted in the form of some of the world´s biggest markets for lifetimes and more. Currently there are a large number of ways you could put your money to use to make a return, for example:
- Gain Interest from a Bank
- Lend it to Someone with Interest
- Buy a House
- Buy Fixed Assets (an antique car, a valuable diamond ring)
- Buy Shares
- Exchange Currencies
- Trade Options
- Trade Futures
- Trade Commodities
- Invest in Alternative Instruments (i.e. Trusts, Bonds)
- Build a Business
- Buy an Existing Business
And the list goes on…
Whether you are full-time employee, part-time or self-employed or looking to ‘Be Your Own Boss’, share trading can and in some select cases has been the basis for vast amounts of return. Take Microsoft, for example. Had you invested in Bill Gates’ well known creation at its Initial Public Offering (IPO) back in 1986 and simply held that investment, your return would have been somewhere in the neighbourhood of 35,000% by spring of 2004. In other words, over an 18-year period, a £10,000 investment would have turned itself into a cool £3.5 million! With returns like this, it’s no wonder that investors continue to hunt for “the next Microsoft”.
The bad news is this website will not tell you about the next Microsoft or Google, it won’t give you a magic, 100% guaranteed, fool proof trading strategy that will turn you into the next Warren Buffet. Sadly there are more losers than winners in this game and the risk involved has seen many a wealthy man ruined. But maybe you want more than the 5% your bank are offering in interest return. Maybe you have the capacity to put in long hours of research, analytical thinking and the ability to resist your emotions to turn yourself into a seasoned share trader. Well this site will give you some background and ideas about how you may proceed.
This website was created as a result of years of personal stock trading and strategy development from my own personal experience. What I have learned has mostly come from taking time to read how the markets work, what is important in a company’s profile and spending countless hours reading the financial news, trawling the websites dedicated to company news, etc. Well the site was born out a need to do something else, a personal project you might say. I continue to be a full time market trader and as such I trust that some of what I say will make sense and stand the test of time.
The site is a brief collection of ideas that I found important and useful when I first started out as a share trader. The articles associated are items that have come up which might be useful for many people but not necessarily based on the overall method I have presented here. The site will contain all kinds of things i.e. what is generally important in stock market trading including book reviews, analysis of people who have been successful over the years as investors, comparisons of some brokers and their usefulness plus much more. I have also laid on a beginners guide to the different accounts available for a new trader in order to guide you to the account most suitable for your circumstances and aspirations. Comments will also be available to promote discussion of the topics raised as my opinion is just one of many and I do not presume to think that I am right on everything.
I hope you enjoy and found the information useful. Only few people in my past have given me any kind of guidance or advice on how to be successful at picking stocks. I hope I can add to the dearth of knowledge in this field and promote a sense of ‘in this together’ness’.