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How to identify and trade trading ranges | FTSE 100

Markets spend 70% of the time at least in trading ranges so learning how to identify and trade trading ranges is vital for any aspiring trader. We are going to take a look at a textbook trading range from todays action on the FTSE 100 index to help you identify a trading range and profit [...]

The law of probability in trading – Trading Secrets

In this part 7 of our Trading Secrets series we are going to discuss the law of probability in trading. Most traders are familiar with considering risk and reward as part of their trading system and indeed these aspects are very important, however just as important is the likelihood of a trade being successful, i.e. [...]

2017-06-08T13:09:46+00:00 Trading|

How to trade a low volatility market

How to trade a low volatility market. There are some days and periods of time when there is reduced volatility in the markets. Yesterday was one of these times since it was a public holiday in the UK and US. The main markets tend to close during public holidays however the 24 hour markets are [...]

Trading Secrets – Beware of market manipulation

I hope that you have already found this series useful and are beginning to understand yourself better in terms of how to build a successful trading future with the right mindset and some tools for mastering the emotional and psychological side of trading. We have discussed how beliefs are important in trading and how to [...]

2017-05-17T13:49:26+00:00 Trading|

Day Trading FTSE & DAX 5 minute charts | 17th May 2017

We have three day trades to review for you from this morning. One trade was a gap close on the FTSE 100 and the other two trades were on the DAX. These type of chart patterns occur regularly on the FSTE and the DAX indices. Our aim for reviewing these trades for you is so [...]

Trading different market conditions – DAX index 3rd and 4th May 2017

Two mornings and two very different trading conditions on the DAX index over the last two days. Have a look at the charts above. On the face of it you might just see one chart on the left where the market is going down and another chart on the right where the market is going [...]

Supercharge your stock trading by recognising and identifying beliefs

In this part five of our Trading Secrets series we look at how to supercharge your trading by recognising and identifying beliefs. Beliefs are important in stock and financial trading. One of the best edges that we can have over our competition is to understand when market action is creating beliefs amongst other traders that [...]

2017-05-08T10:40:05+00:00 Trading|

Double bottom, bear trap and failed double top on DAX

Today I'm going to highlight some interesting trades on the DAX one minute timeframe. There are three trades that we took and that are contained in the chart above. Two of the trades worked perfectly and the third worked out ok but didn't reach target. As always the idea in highlighting our trades is to [...]

Head & Shoulders chart pattern on the Dow Jones | 12th April 2017

We had a textbook Head & Shoulders chart pattern present itself on the Dow Jones index last night which offered a good trade. The Dow is a popular day trading index for US traders. Also lots of our students in the UK are working full-time and trading part-time as they build up their trading accounts [...]

Wedge chart pattern on Dax | 12th April 2017

We had a couple of great trades after a wedge chart pattern on the DAX today which I thought you may be interested in. Let me talk you through the trades and the price action. The chart above is the one minute chart on the DAX. You can see the wedge or channel encased in [...]