What does a typical stock portfolio look like? Well, it’s apparently not too flash. According to Openfolio — a network of 70,000 members who share their portfolio data — the average US investor made less than half the S&P 500’s return in 2016.
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How often do you take stock? It could be with your career, share portfolio or life in general. New Year’s Day is a popular choice for reflection. Many people use this as a time to look back at the year that was. It’s a chance to consider what went well, or not so well.
Staying on trend is critical for trading, but many traders sell after a small rise. Doing this ensures they can’t make a triple-digit gain.
I’m going to show you an image that will help you understand the rhythmic nature of the trading market, and the effect this can have on profitability.
What do movies sequels and trading have in common? Just like the movies, many people assume the original is the best. But these trades could make your year.
There are two ways to test a strategy. You can use trial and error — like I did when I began my career — or you can use back-testing.
Many people get this wrong. Some struggle with uncertainty and make rash choices. Others apply logic, without realising laws of trading can be different.
Quitting is key to your success in the markets.A successful trader is also a serial quitter. Yes, you read that correctly — a serial quitter.
Remember this: A trailing stop’s objective is to protect your capital. It has no way to know the size of a pullback, or if a stock will ultimately recover.
People often say October's a risky time for trading shares. They point out it's the month of the worst market crashes. It’s a nervous time for many traders.