My #3shifts of last year? (and what it means for this one)

First of all, a very Happy New Year to all who are reading, to your families, to your small furry animals and to your now hopefully departed back at home in-laws.

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When learning to trade, what are you most passionate about?

5 tools for efficient toilet reading

I am married, with two boys under 9 who are on a permanent sugar high. I balance a career in trading, development and start up ventures and still cannot kick my Candy Crush addiction. So how can I fit in time to self educate?

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Trading has no meaning (and why I don’t care)

Trading has no meaning. Ask yourself, who benefits from you as a private trader? Why do you trade? Don’t spin me the tale of being the liquidity of the markets. No we’re not.

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Trade execution and finger freeze

As a trader you go to the effort of back testing a system. You work out an entry and exit strategy, fine tune your stop loss levels and are ready to go. Now for trade execution.

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Stop losses and sore nipples

Stop losses. One of the most hotly debated areas of trading. Should you have them? Where to place them? Why are they needed?

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Are you overtrading? (a hint, you might be if your shoes are wet)

Trading can be a taxing affair (see what I did there). The market is a moody beast, and every husband knows it pays to take notice when moods start swinging. The last thing you want with a moody market is overtrading.

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Trading naked (go on, expose yourself)

Trading news and the major new releases

News, most people watch it, many want to be in it, but how many trade it? I wrote this a day after some poor housing data in the US saw the USD get kicked, belly flopped and Chinese burnt (the most painful) and those trading news are still recovering (or rolling around naked in money).

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Exit strategies and (lack of) emotional control

When traders start looking for that magic “bucket load of cash” trading system, often the last thing thought about are exit strategies. Yet it is the exit that make a trader money.

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