Category Archives: Trading Information

2 Stock Breakout Strategies Analyzed

2 Ways to Trade Stock Breakouts

Breakout strategies are one of the oldest and most powerful trading strategies. A hundred years ago Jesse Livermore was writing (with Edwin Lefèvre in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator): “Remember that stocks are never too high for you to begin buying or too low to begin selling.” “Timid people don’t like to buy a stock […]

How to Improve And Clean Historical Price Data

Improve and Clean Historical Price Data

Do you trade Stocks, Forex, ETFs, Futures, Indices, Bonds or Commodities? There is one thing that every successful trader needs. Whether starting out, moving to the next level or developing new strategies. When you can do this you can: Get better and more reliable trade entries. Optimize your stop-loss and profit target settings. Test your […]

6 Things I Learned from a Market Downturn

Tradinformed - Market Downturn

Last week I was like most traders around the world. As the markets fell, I was biting my nails, drinking gallons of coffee and waiting anxiously for the next leg down. Each morning I would wake up and check the markets on my phone before doing anything else. But as last week’s violent market downturn […]

Improve your Trading by Changing your Thinking

Tradinformed - cognitive bias and trading

In this article, I look at how a pair of research psychologists have revolutionised how we think. I discuss how their work helps explain why a few traders are very profitable, while the majority struggle to make money. At the end of the article, I have a few ideas for simple trading strategies. The Undoing […]

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

EURUSD Pips and Position 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

What Picture are We Painting? Playing chess is like trying to paint a masterpiece while someone is tugging at your sleeve Gary 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 […]

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