Is money bad

Are Your Money Beliefs Holding You Back?

Do you believe that having too much money is bad or even worse evil? If so, have you ever stopped to think about where those beliefs came from? In teaching students to trade stocks, I have discovered that many hold limiting beliefs around money.  These beliefs prevent them from creating the wealth they truly desire.  That’s because our money beliefs subconsciously influence the decisions we make around money each and every day.  When an opportunity […]

Read more
Trading Mistakes

Are You Making these Trading & Investing Mistakes?

Are you struggling to become a profitable trader? Do costly mistakes stop you from making more money? If so, you’re not alone. Learning to trade Stocks and Options can be one of the most challenging things you can do.  It can also be one of the most rewarding.  And when you eliminate these common trading mistakes your results will improve. If you’re new or have been trading for a while, you will likely experience some […]

Read more
What are options

Options Trading for Beginners

Let’s talk about Options. What are they? How do I use them? Are they for me? I first discovered Options following the Global Financial Crisis in late 2008.  It was then that I discovered the downside of using Stop Loss orders when stocks gap down in price.   They don’t always reduce your losses.   Reeling from the emotional pain of large losses, I was determined to bounce back and not suffer again. That’s when I discovered […]

Read more
Credit Cards

5 Steps To Get Out of Credit Card Debt

With higher inflation and the increased cost of living, many consumers are struggling and more of us are relying on credit cards to get by. But with interest rates on cards also increasing, many also feel trapped by debt. If so, you’re not alone. There is hope, by following our 5 Steps you can dig your way out of debt.

Read more
Best Books

Books That Will Change Your Life

Make it a habit to spend 30 mins each day reading or listening to a good book.  Not only will you be increasing your knowledge, but you will also see noticeable results in your life.   To get you started, here are the books that have had the most influence on my life, both personally and as a trader of financial markets. Personal Development The Compound Effect – a practical book to help you develop the actions […]

Read more
Reviewing Your Trades 2

Are You Reviewing Your Trades?

If you want to know what separates the losing traders from the consistently profitable ones, it is the habit of reviewing performance. Consistently reviewing your performance is the only way you can improve and become a better trader. But very few new traders do so and wonder why they are struggling to make money. Advanced Trade Review  Advanced Trade Review (ATR) is a way of reviewing your trading performance.  Review each trade and ask yourself […]

Read more
Trade Demo Account

How Long Should You Trade a Demo Account?

I am often asked by new traders, “how long should I trade a demo account?”.  Which is a great question.   Learning to become familiar with the mechanical process of placing trades within a demo account is essential.   The danger in trading a demo account for too long is that it does not develop your emotional resilience.  This is key to becoming consistently profitable.  I have witnessed firsthand, new traders who become one of the […]

Read more
Leo Losing Money

How to Make Money Consistently Trading the Markets

Are you a new or experienced trader fed up with losing money? Well, your problems are likely due to poor trade selection, your emotional decisions, or both.  Both of which can be improved by following your strategy rules and neutralising your emotions. I want to reassure you, that you can succeed and make money if you’re prepared to put in the effort.  You will also need patience and persistence.   So, how do you turn things […]

Read more

Should Investors be Preparing for a Recession?

A Recession occurs when the economy contracts over a 6 month period.  Most economists agree that a country has entered a recession if the economy has negative growth over two consecutive quarters.  This is usually measured by its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In the past 6 months, investors have had to deal with high and sustained inflation, rising interest rates, and the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine.  And many have also suffered large losses, […]

Read more
Trader Tip - Moving Averages

Trader Tip – How to Use the 50 EMA

In this Trader Tip, I want to talk about the 50-period Exponential Moving Average (50EMA).   It is a very useful chart indicator as it acts as a dynamic support/resistance level on price.  As it is a good indicator of the medium-term trend, it is well suited to swing trading and longer-term investing. For any new traders, the 50EMA is usually drawn on your charts as a RED line, with the 200EMA in GREEN.   6 […]

Read more
How to Trade in the Zones

Trader Tip – How to Trade In The Zones

Today I want to talk about how to trade in the zones.  Specifically, support and resistance zones.  They add another dimension to horizontal support and resistance lines you may already be familiar with. Let’s take a look at the weekly chart for Tesla.   The BLUE RECTANGLE highlighted represents a recent support/resistance zone for this stock.  The upper and lower lines of the rectangle are support and resistance lines that have rejected price on multiple occasions and […]

Read more