FAQ How Difficult is it to Trade?

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foroom lluzers

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If everyone buys the dip , it works:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/indices/223440-edge-set-forget-indices-trading.html

Buying the dips in the indexes makes profitable traders.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/general-trading-chat/223566-warren-buffet-suceeded-95-traders-fail.html#post2902684

Trading is very easy and very simple .Just get a set and forget strategy , on the stockmarket for free .It will take you a few days to devise , at zero cost and you wil get financial freedom.It avoids the snake oil of market timing , psychological wired to lose handicap and is very easy to learn.

Sorry!The money trees are sold out.

But it is here for free , look out here soon for free stockmarket strategy.
 

hscot

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I'm not going to brag, it was hard to start forex trading for me. There were so many difficult things, I thought I would never be able to get the hang of them. But now, after soem time, everything is not that scary.
 

piphoe

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http://www.trade2win.com/boards/indices/223440-edge-set-forget-indices-trading.html

Buying the dips in the indexes makes profitable traders.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/general-trading-chat/223566-warren-buffet-suceeded-95-traders-fail.html#post2902684

Trading is very easy and very simple .Just get a set and forget strategy , on the stockmarket for free .It will take you a few days to devise , at zero cost and you wil get financial freedom.It avoids the snake oil of market timing , psychological wired to lose handicap and is very easy to learn.

Sorry!The money trees are sold out.

But it is here for free , look out here soon for free stockmarket strategy.
i miss fl :( what happened to him? he was awesome, fun to read

didn't believe everything he said, and didn't disbelieve everything but damn was fun reading it anyway
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Camilly

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everyone is talking about buying at the dips, but the problem is, how do you know it is a dip, or halfway falling?
 

piphoe

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"Futures make us rich" yep.

LOL
 

tomorton

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everyone is talking about buying at the dips, but the problem is, how do you know it is a dip, or halfway falling?

You cannot be 100% certain but there are things you can do to protect yourself -

* make sure it is an uptrend you're hoping to enter; pre-define what an uptrend for your strategy would look like - make sure all those features are visible;

* check this is the best uptrend available from the markets you follow; pre-define what "best" for your strategy would look like;

* make sure the dip itself does not break the uptrend;

* don't buy at the low of the dip, set a buy order above the low using TA to show an entry level that means price is probably going to continue rising;

* set a stop-loss below the low of the dip; this should be where price tells you the trend is now broken if it reaches it;

* plan what you will do when the trade reaches break-even; you can hold on, you can move the stop to protect gains, you can pyramid with another trade, etc. but the time to know which is before it happens;

* check what related charts are doing - e.g. if considering buying an equity, is its index also rising?


Don't miss a good opportunity because you don't have perfect information.
 
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Jason101

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How Difficult is it to Trade?

It is unbelievably easy. It really is!!!

Before you learn to trade it is impossible, very hard. But once you have got it. It is very, very easy, like taking candy from a baby.

But what gets you from one point to another??
I don't really know?
Part of it is to chill the F*ck out. And to know that your trading decisions are fine, to believe in yourself. Be arrogant and very humble at the same time. But this only comes with plenty of trading years.

Like a runner who makes a race look easy. It was easy for him, but only because of the years of training and effort leading up to the race.

You have to realise that just as easily as the market can take your money, You can take the markets money. Then don't stand for any sh*t.

EDIT: You have to control yourself otherwise the market will control you.
Goodbye T2W
 
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Mactheriverrat

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Find a successful system that you can win on way more than not. Then place your trade. Every trade will not be a winner but most will. Wait until you find a more successful system then move to that.
 

bitges

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I like this post! Very good and useful.
It’s very important to keep emotions controlled, especially when it comes to day-trading. And, of course, each trader should have not only a plan, but trading strategy as well. And in cases when all other people are getting into panic, there'll be nothing better than these two things that won't let you go astray.
 

piphoe

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I can't get my friends interested. I show them my charts, look at this if you bought down here and sold up there, you made 300 bucks in 20 mins!! Or something like that..you get it. They are unimpressed...baffles me to no end. No curiosity, no lightbulbs go off in their heads ..nothing but blank stares and disinterest. :|

That's the reason I'm on here to find someone to talk to about the wonderful and interesting world of trading. Avg Joe friend doesn't care and isn't interested in the least.
 
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philhackett

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Time wasters are not traders

Anyone who writes as many posts as this individual isn't a trader.

Trading is simple. Use 3x13x39 as follows;

A Simple Moving Average Trading System

3x13X39 = Profit
I want to address a question commonly asked by those who are computer phobic, techno confused and Internet allergic, "What is a good simple system to follow, to get in and out of markets?".
Most people are comfortable with the herd. Such good folk are most comfortable with a trend following system. I am ill at ease in a pack and downright anxious when everybody and his dog are comfortably saying the same thing. I am, therefore, drawn to oscillators to anticipate the end of popular perception. Oscillators also give an insight into the cyclical nature of markets. Being obsessed with market structure and somewhat compulsive in my quest for efficiency my ways are not 'comfortable' for many. So to get back to basics for those not able or willing to devote the time to market study that I do here is a way to handle your market study and trading decisions.
Remember the numbers 3 x 13 x 39 = Profit
Simple daily moving averages of 3,13 and 39 can keep you in and out of markets fairly efficiently and profitably, (in any time frame actually). I will show you how.
Some basic principles to hang on to are:
· The market moves in long (secular) trends which may last years, e.g. the present equity bull market dates from 1982.
· Intermediate trends lasting many months, even a couple of years or so.
· Short term trends lasting weeks or months.
· Trade intermediate trends in either direction.
· Trade short term trends only in the direction of the intermediate trend.
Proxies:
· 3 Day MA - a proxy for price
· 13 Day MA - a proxy for the short term trend (a moving trend line)
· 39 Day MA - a proxy for the intermediate trend (a moving trend line)
· 40 week, 200 day MA - a proxy for the secular trend (a moving Trend line)
The Basics of MAs
MAs lag market reversals at tops and bottoms, the larger the MA the longer the lag period, the shorter the MA the shorter the lag but the more frequent the whipsaws. MAs work well when markets trend but get frequently whipsawed when they are in a range.
Therefore, trade trends with the MAs but do not trade ranges using MAs. Just stand aside and be patient until a new trend emerges.
The intermediate trend is in the direction of the 39 MA which acts like a moving trend line. If the 39 MA is pointing up then the intermediate trend is up, if down the trend is down. If the 39 MA is horizontal the market is in a range, from which a trend will, sooner or later, emerge.
Simple Trading Rules
1. When the 39 MA is moving up buy when the 3 MA crosses up over the 13 MA. and/or when the 3 MA crosses above the 39 MA.. When the 13 MA crosses above the 39 MA consider adding to your long position. Exit and stand aside when the 3 crosses back below the 13 MA..
2. When the 39 MA is moving down sell short when the 3 MA crosses below the 13 MA. and/or when the 3 MA crosses below the 39 MA.. When the 13 MA crosses below the 39 MA consider adding to your short position. Exit and stand aside when the 3 MA crosses back up over the 13 MA.
3. Only initiate trades in the opposite direction of the intermediate trend when the 3 MA crosses above or below the 39 MA, preferably after the 39 MA has already changed direction.
4. This 3:13 MA crossover will keep you trading in the trend with only a small lag and on the sidelines during corrections. The lag only becomes more substantial at reversals of the intermediate trend (a 3:39 crossover), a small price to pay at these uncertain times of trend transition.


Aids to Interpretation
· When the 3:13 crossovers occur at some distance from the 39 MA then you are 'likely' dealing with a short-term correction (even though it can be substantial) to the 39 MA.
· If the 3:13 & 39 MAs are close and converging before crossing over you are 'likely' dealing with an intermediate (or significant) correction of the trend or reversal.

Make 3 SMA thick black; 13 SMA red and 39 pink to copy my display.

Trade the black 3 SMA and ignore candles. You will become wealthy quite quickly.

Finally. Anyone who writes frequent posts isn't a trader. Ignore these dangerous people. Traders rarely have time to write posts.

I recommend that you join the https://www.sta-uk.org/

As ever

Phil
 

Gustavo_ZAM

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Making a living from trading is very difficult and not suitable for everyone. I believe people can develop the necessary skills and discipline, but perhaps not everyone is willing to dedicate the time and effort. How many of you trade for a living?
 

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