Category Archives: Trading Information

The Best Sources of Free Historical Price Data

Tradinformed - Best sources free historical data

One of the questions that I am asked most often is: where can I get free online historical price data? In this article, I look at some the best sources of free online data. I give my thoughts on why each source is useful, pitfalls to avoid and links to some valuable resources. Why Should I […]

How to Calculate Lots for Fixed Fractional Position Sizing

How Calculate Lot Size

All forex traders will admit that they found lot size a confusing issue when they first started trading. It is more complicated than other markets. However, with the explanation below you will soon be able to calculate the correct lot size with ease. This article shows how to calculate your lot size in order to risk a fixed […]

A Chess Grandmaster and Trading Strategy

Trading Strategy Chess

What Picture are We Painting? Playing chess is like trying to paint a masterpiece while someone is tugging at your sleeve – Garry Kasparov On June 21, 1999 Garry Kasparov began playing a chess match he would later describe as the, “greatest game in the history of chess”. The game was Kasparov verses the World. This single […]

How to Calculate the PSAR Indicator – New Version

Tradinformed - How to Calculate PSAR in Excel

In this article, I talk about how to calculate the PSAR indicator. I show how the indicator can be used and describe the formulas for calculating it in Excel. I have also recorded a video showing how to calculate the PSAR indicator using Excel. I suggest you check out the video because it contains additional information that is not in […]

Optimise Trading Strategies using Excel and Tips for Good Practice

Ebook Course – How to Backtest a Trading Strategy Using Excel Do you want to improve your trading skills and profitability?  I have a new course available via the Amazon Kindle Store.  The course will show you how to program your own Excel Backtest Models. Learn more about the course Previous Videos in this Series […]

Trading the Euro and Eurozone Economic Growth with PMI and ZEW

For the latest information about the fundamental factors affecting trading the euro see my regularly updated page on Eurozone Economic Growth. This article summarises the most recent economic data to assess what is currently happening with eurozone GDP growth and how this could affect the strength of the euro and European equity markets. What is […]

Trading and Investing using the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment

The ZEW Indicator The German ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment is a popular indicator for traders and investors looking for information about the strength of the eurozone’s biggest economy.  On Tuesday 19 February 2013 the ZEW beat expectations significantly and posted the highest level since April 2010. This article looks at the past history of […]