Automated Trading

How about algorithm trading? Much has been written about robots trading. It is the perfect thing… install a robot to do the analysis and trade. It takes away all the sitting in front of the screen and analyzing the charts/news/stock SEC filings and all that you...

How Much Can I Make Trading?

Thinking of trading the markets yourself? And wondering… can I beat the market? This is a complicated question but here are some thoughts: It depends on a couple of things: Your available capital The margins you get from your broker Your knowledge of the market...

Day Trading or Buy and Hold?

Many retired folks that manage their own portfolio buy stocks because they believe they will go up and up and up. So they sit on a dozen stocks, and might buy one or two as funds allow. They might sell the odd stock because it doesn’t grow fast enough. This type...

How to Deal Will A String of Losses

On Monday last (January 29) the market took a correction down. This happens of course from time to time. If you stay on top of world events you might prepare for it. But the sad truth is, after all these years of hobby trading it has happened before, and it will...

One Recurring Mistake in Trading

Getting losing trades is normal of course. Trick is to average a profit. You can be wrong 50% of the time as long as the winners are bigger than the losers. But when you lose a couple of trades – that happens – your mind starts to play with you. For me I...

Surprises will happen in trading

I have a long position in Gold. This morning I checked and it was well in the money. Later when I sat down to trade it was well in the hole. 20 minutes later. Now, an hour later it is well in the money and going as expected. I think it will limit out today at a...