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Bear Breakout trade on the DAX | 20th March 2017

In a fairly quiet morning of day trading on the DAX the pick of the trades was a lovely quick breakout trade. This trade netted a beautiful 20 points in just two minutes. This was a textbook breakout on the German DAX market and so serves as a good trade to discuss so that you [...]

Overcoming objections – how to persuade and gain influence

Persuasion & Influence Stage 2 - Handling and overcoming objections In the first part of this series we introduced a four stage process for persuasion and gaining influence. We talked about the importance of being in a position to influence and how to get into that position using a process of gaining rapport (from NLP). Having got [...]

Breakout on the GBP/USD Forex pair – trading focus 3rd March 2017

The markets produced another lovely breakout trade on the GBPUSD forex pair today. It was almost a textbook breakout so it is worth highlighting and discussing. Trading doesn't have to take all day. This is one of the beauties of trading. Trading is about seeing opportunities when they develop and taking trades with a good traders [...]

Breakouts on the GBP/USD Forex pair | 23rd Feb 2017

Sometimes the best trades come just as you think that you have missed the boat. The GBP/USD forex pair had been trending upwards all day today. We had three breakouts that just didn't quite set up for us and I was just about to give it up for the day when we got a fourth [...]

Pullback reversal trade on the EUR/USD forex pair | 21st Feb 2017

When the market sets up just right, with the right context and good signal we must take the trade. In this article I talk you through a pullback reversal trade that I took this morning on the EUR/USD forex pair. I normally take my first peak of the day at the markets about 7am UK [...]

Pullback Reversal Trade on EUR/GBP | 20th Feb 2017

It was generally a quiet day on the markets today due to a US holiday. There was however one good trade available first thing this morning on the EUR/GBP Forex market. It was a Pullback Reversal trade. I'll walk you through it. The above chart shows the price action from this morning on the EUR/GBP. [...]

Learn to trade different market conditions – Dax 13th & 14th Feb 2017

Over the last two mornings we have seen very contrasting trading conditions in the German stock market, the DAX. Yesterday, on the 13th of February 2017 we had a persistent bull trend which lasted all day. Today the market has been in a tight trading range all morning. These two markets as shown in our [...]

Trading the Germany (DAX) Open – 9th Feb ’17

We are going to look at trading opportunities on the Germany (DAX) open today. I trade this market regularly in the early mornings. There are often several excellent trade setups within the first hour on this market and so this is a perfect opportunity to get the day underway with some quick wins. I'm going to [...]

Wedges on the DAX index 5 minute chart | 7th Feb 2017

Wedges are a common trading chart pattern. They are not always obvious and it takes some practice to pull them out of the price action on a chart, however they can be a good indicator that a change of momentum is likely. We are looking at the five minute timeframe on the DAX index here [...]