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Here you will find lots of great information, we discuss everything Forex and trading related. You'll find lots of handy trading tips, hopefully you'll begin to understand why investing in yourself should be the first step you take in trading. Check out our market leading Forex course here.

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Oil Analysis

A market often highly discussed is Oil, I’ve participated in a few discussions recently with people who think it’s time to sell Oil. Here is my view and the reason why I’m currently bullish on Oil.    The best way to learn how to trade is by getting a trading account set up and  getting...
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Market Watch

Here are some of the Forex and Commodity markets we are currently watching,  potentially looking to find entries over the next few days.  Coffee is at a low but will we see a reversal?, Nat gas is trying to reverse after hitting support, has GBPUSD reversed or have we just seen a pullback? and  where...
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Supply and Demand Zones

I’ve put together a short video showing you how we use supply and demand zones, if you’ve traded using support and resistance levels you’ll find supply and demand zones similar. Personally i find supply and demand zones better than support and resistance but used together can give you great results as shown in the video...
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Calculating Position Size

Calculating your risk! This is a subject i get a lot of questions on … If i want to risk 3% of my trading account how to i know how many ‘lots’ to buy or sell? I know how it important it is firstly to make sure you’re risking the correct amount of your total...
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Group of smiling investors, happy due to having successfully diversified their investments to improve their profitability.

Diversifying your Investments in Simple Steps

Diversification is one of the most crucial elements to trading success, and simply put, it means don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Diversifying your investments enables you to draw on the fact that some markets will perform poorly, when elsewhere another market is doing well. You can draw on the strengths of different...
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Where next for Bitcoin?

The question is, where next for Bitcoin? This is something I’ve been asked regularly over the past year, unfortunately it’s not an easy  question to answer. No one has a crystal ball, it’s a matter of waiting for either a support or resistance level to break. When these levels are broken we tend to see...
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Why Win Percentages Are Irrelevant

How Can You Lose Money Trading Forex Winning 80-90% of Your Trades?   As a new trader you may be thinking winning all your trades is important, it can be difficult to understand why winning 80-90% of your trades isn’t important especially with a lot of companies claiming these success rates. The sooner you come...
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Simple Steps To Start Forex Trading

Why trade Forex? Not only is Forex trading exciting but it’s extremely educational in fact you’ll never stop learning. The first thing you’ll need to do is work out what style of trading would suit you best, see our previous blog outlining different styles of trading. When you’re ready the next step is to find...
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What Type of Trading Is Best For You?

What type of trading is best for you? So the first question you need to ask yourself before you start trading Forex is ‘What type of trading would suit me best? ‘Naturally, your Forex trading system needs to factor in how much time you can dedicate. Lets look at the different types of trading and what...
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How To Trade The Forex Markets In Both Directions?

You probably understand what “Buying” or “going long” on a financial instrument means, but do you know how to trade the forex markets in both directions? Read on to discover what it means to “go short” when trading. “Shorting” or “going short” are popular terms in trading, but shorting requires an explanation to be understood...
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Why You Should Buy At All Time Highs

Why do markets rally further after breaking to all-time-highs? People find it strange that I buy a market when it breaks to extreme ranges and to all-time-highs. In fact, this is probably my favourite and most profitable pattern to play. When everyone is thinking ‘surely this can’t go any higher’, I’m stepping in to buy. 
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Trading Top Tip: Cut Losses Early

This is my number one rule when it comes to trading – cut your losses early. When it comes to trading, managing your risk is the most crucial element to future success. This means knowing when you’re wrong and doing something about it.
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$11,000 in 48 hours & what next for USD?

Last week saw USD plummet significantly to fresh 3 year lows. Thanks to some INSANE moves, I was able to make just over $11,000 in less than 48 hours thanks to USD short positions I sent out to all the Forex signals subscribers. So the big question is, where does USD go from here? Watch...
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The Big Week Ahead: JPY, EUR, USD and GBP

It was a very volatile end to the week last week, with all the major currencies pushing through significant support and resistance levels. The US Dollar has collapsed to 3 year lows, the Euro is at 3 year highs, and the pound is approaching Pre-Brexit levels. So where do the markets go from here? Learn...
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The Power of Compounding Growth

One of the biggest hurdles that new traders face is access to capital. As such, one of the questions most asked is how much people will need to start with to make a lot of money. The reality is that a small amount of capital can be turned in to a very large amount of...
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A $6,000 Lesson From Ripple

Lessons From A Loser As I regularly mention, I often feel there is more to be learnt from a losing trade than a winning one. You WILL have losing trades. It’s all part of the game, and so you need to get used to. Those of you who were in the group a few weeks...
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5 Reasons Why Learning To Trade Will Be Your Best Decision Ever

I first got involved in trading during the summer of 2013. I was convinced I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in an office working for someone else’s dream, but hadn’t yet figured out how I’d make my own way. Throughout most of my teenage years I was an avid poker player,...
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Crazy Cryptos & Catching Copper! Plus a New Space for Traders!

As we approach the Christmas period, I am up nearly 20% for the month! This puts me in profit for 7 out of the last 8 months, with 4 of those at nearly 20% or higher. There have been some great moves this month, and there are more on the horizon. As we enter the...
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Metals are down, Crypto at all time highs &GBP Critical Levels

Watch my latest video to find out which Forex markets to watch this week. Metals have been falling for weeks, cryptos are at all time highs, and GBP is approaching critical levels. (Apologies for the echo in the video, the villa I’m in at the moment has bad acoustics!) Start our Forex trading course here.
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Trading Top Tip: Understand How To Use Margin & Leverage

These two characteristics of trading enable you to utilise your equity to its maximum. Without these, it would be near impossible to make decent returns without a huge starting bankroll. However, they are often poorly understood by traders, with disastrous consequences. Let’s start by defining the two concepts
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My biggest day EVER! $5,000 in 24 hours

Friday saw my biggest profit ever, as cryptos rose sharply across the board.  My longs on Ethereum, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin that I signalled over the last few weeks saw a profit of nearly $4000 over the day. On top of this, my Forex and  Commodity trades all pushed in the right direction for...
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Trading Top Tip – Always Use A Stop Loss

Trading without a stop loss is like catching a train without a ticket. 9 times out of 10 you feel might make a small gain, but the 10th time when you get caught you pay a hefty price. Going in to a position without knowing where you’ll cut your losses ventures out of trading territory...
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Crypto moves to watch this week

Check out the latest market watchlist and which crypto moves I think have most potential in the coming weeks. Markets to watch include $Bitcoin, $Ethereum, and $Bitcoincash Watch 
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5 Benefits of a Trading Community

When you first start to trade, you can quickly become lost. Whether you know it or not, you have no idea which challenges lay ahead, and how could you? I blew my account several times over when I first began, because I had no one to guide me and as a consequence I kept making...
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Trading Top Tip: Learn Before You Earn

A mistake most novices make is to try and jump straight in to the market, with no real idea what they are doing. I know, because I did exactly this. They inevitably wind up losing money, and most give up and join the rest of the 99% of people who lose money to the markets.
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Which Type Of Trader Are You?

The amount of time a financial instrument is held by a trader defines their style of trading. The type of trader you are, or choose to be, will be highly dependent on your personality. Do you prefer to have complete oversight over your work, investing the greater part of your day into perfecting your projects?...
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Is Bitcoin A Bubble?

This is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. Is Bitcoin a bubble? When will it burst? How high can it go? Without a Magic 8 ball, I am going to attempt to answer these questions pragmatically (a term that usually gets thrown in to the wind when people get caught in the...
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The Formula For Making Millions

Trading is often seen as a field that is associated with an extremely niche skillset. In 1983, legendary traders Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt conducted what later became known as ‘The Turtle Experiment’ after Dennis turned an initial stake of less than $5,000 into more than $100 million. The hypothesis was simple: they wanted to...
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Portfolio Update and Markets to watch this week!

The most recent portfolio update is out, after making around $1500 last week. The biggest trades were $Soybeans, $Cocoa, NZDUSD and $BTC Also find out which markets I am looking at closed this week, such as $EURCHF, and $Natgas. If you don’t have access to all these markets, you can get set up here to make...
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Portfolio Update: 10/10/2017

The portfolio has been mixed across the week and remains at a drawdown of around 14% from all-time account highs. Natural gas has lead the way as the biggest winner, finishing up at a total of around $2000 profit including $500 in rebates. I have closed most of my exposure on this and will be...
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5 Habits of Successful People

Being successful isn’t a walk in the park. I’m not the most successful trader out there, but I have managed to achieve a lot in a short period of time. At 18 I started trading whilst at University. By 21 I was managing $300,000 of investors’ money. By 23 I have a track record that...
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Removing the human factor with systems trading

Almost every career is at a threat of having people replaced by machines. I know this was one of my main worries whilst at university; studying a degree steeped in logic, how long was it before the human error I was capable of made what I learned redundant by a machine that could do it...
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Portfolio Update & September Round-up

In the last couple of weeks the portfolio has pulled back from all-time-highs and September finished down -3%, after initially being up 10%. Drawdowns are the most frustrating and difficult part about trading, as it is much more difficult to watch hard earned profits disappear than it is to watch your equity grow. This where...
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How to use margin and leverage

This blog is going to talk about one of the topics I receive more questions on than anything else: leverage and margin. More specifically, how these two characteristics of trading can enable you to utilise your equity to its maximum, whilst understanding the potential downsides and risks.
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Portfolio Update: +$3000 Profit week, from 15 minutes a day!

Finishing up the week with just under $3000 profit, from 15 minutes of trading a day. (I’ll take a $3000/hr payoff) Our biggest winners are $NATGAS (+$700), $EURJPY (+$650) and $GBPCHF (+$654)
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What comes after Cryptos?

Now before I begin, I would like to make it clear that this is not a doom and gloom ‘crypto currencies are a bubble’ article – although the possibility will be mentioned. I am more aiming to ask a question that everybody seems to be avoiding – what will be people do when these extraordinary...
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Portfolio Update 19/09/2017

Here with the latest portfolio update, focusing primarily on $USDCAD, $GBJPY, & $EURGBP. Profit in last 7 days is at $2100, and all 7 positions except $USDCAD are at profit.
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3 Characteristics of Winning Traders – Traits you must develop

There are certain character traits that are crucial to your success as a trader – Luckily, these can all be learnt at any time. Some people believe that you have to be super-intelligent, good with numbers, and that people are ‘natural-born traders’. This is simply wrong. This was conclusively shown to be false by the...
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3 Characteristics of Losing Traders – Spotting your Bad Habits

Being a profitable trader is an achievement so many aspire for and yet so few are able to realise. Even with a profitable strategy, a few bad habits can destroy any chances of success. When I first started I made every mistake in the book, which I am very open about when I discuss my...
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GBP – How much higher can it go?

The pound rallied significantly last week against all the major pairs, and is up over 5% in September. This raises the question, with so much uncertainty still remaining around Brexit, how much further can this go? The pound has been everyone’s favourite currency to short for nearly 2 years now, so we may have finally...
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