Just a quick reminder that knowing how stock indices are calculated, and how percentages describe financial market price movement, can be very useful in making profitable trades.
Options trading is considered by many traders to be the most complicated form of trading, and while options trading is more complicated than many other forms of trading, options trading is relatively straightforward if the basics of options trading are learned correctly.
One of the most difficult aspects for new traders and experienced traders alike is waiting for their next trade while their profit / loss is negative, but knowing how to be patient and disciplined can turn the negative profit / loss into a positive profit / loss.
Individual stock markets are one of the most popular markets for both traders and investors, but individual stock markets are often traded incorrectly. My article explaining how to trade individual stock markets correctly provides the information that both traders and investors need to trade individual stock markets like professional traders and investors.
A trader's emotional condition on Monday morning and Friday evening can be a very reliable indicator of the condition of their trading. If you are a new trader, or an experienced trader that has not yet made a significant profit, my article explaining the psychology of the days of the week could be very useful in determining whether you are ready to make trades using real trading capital or not.
Knowing how a particular market is structured is a good idea if you are going to be trading the market, so my market profiles will help you find out how many of the most popular markets are structured, such as the constituent list for the Nikkei 225 stock index.
Choosing a brokerage is one of the first decisions that all traders have to make, but it is a decision that only experienced traders have the ... well, experience, to make correctly, therefore I am going to tell you exactly how to make the decision.
My profile and review of Interactive Brokers (often known as IB) includes a variety of information about Interactive Brokers (e.g. their accounts, their trading software, the reliability, etc.), and by the end of the article you should know which brokerage to choose.
Professional trading techniques and trading systems are based upon the underlying principles of financial market price movement, and are the trading techniques and trading systems that are used by professional traders.
Trading gimmicks are based upon the underlying principles of taking advantage of new traders that do not know any different, and are often the so called trading systems that new traders use to blow up their trading accounts.
If you do not know the difference between a professional trading technique or system and a trading gimmick (which is the case for most new traders), my article explaining the difference between professional trading techniques and systems and trading gimmicks will help you avoid falling foul of a trading gimmick.
With the end of 2011 and/or the beginning of 2012 drawing very near, news year's resolutions are in abundant supply, so why not make one new year's resolution that is rather easy to keep, and could make for a rather enjoyable 2012, namely to stop searching for the holy grail of trading.