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Hey everyone. So as promised here's the first installment of videos looking at some of my bad trades this year. A great opportunity to reflect on poor decision making and ways not to do things in the future. A good habit to get into, something I don't do enough myself but plan to going forward. [...]

Hey everyone. Just threw this one up today to show the Spreadbetting profits I've been getting from the financial markets. As the year starts to come to a close I can say it's been relatively successful and i'm set right now to end on a 30%+ return again this year. Can't argue with that. If [...]

Entry I went long on Starbucks on 17/10/2014 a day or so after the price moved above the 400 day moving average at 7410.7 The stock looked strong as it's been climbing since 2009, and so betting with the trend I felt this was worth a shot. My stop loss was originally placed at 7200. [...]

Private Tuition begins…

My first private tuition session this evening went well. John came to me wanting a bit of help with understanding risk management and combining this with getting around Sharescope and then the mechanics of placing a trade. Using Skype I was able to show John around Sharescope, where to find things, what he's looking for [...]

I don't tend to check my trades everyday. As Ive said in the past, I look at longer term trends. Think daily charts, using 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages. This means that on days like today where the market has tanked a lot of my open positions have suffered, as has my overall [...]

Its a difficult time in the market at the moment. One minute your making easy gains every day, watching your balance rise, the next day you've lost everything you've just raked in and are left with less than you started. This year has started well, my bank is growing and i'm up just under 10% [...]

I've posted an up to date copy of my trading record tonight taking me up right up until the present day. So far in 2013 i've achieved a 52.48% return. Lessened slightly by the fact I have topped up my investment into this project to a nice even £2000, previously being at £1849. Why? Well, [...]

    In 2012 I finished the year with a 2.7% return on my investment. About as much as you might get from a bank savings account if your lucky. On the face of things it wasn't really a success because I at one point saw highs of 40% return around the end of summer [...]

18 months into my trading and I've heard all about the importance of having a trading strategy, keeping to the rules and not trading off emotion etc. This is all well and good, but I often think you have to experience the bad to appreciate the good and recently I have been experiencing some bad [...]