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Entry Triggers for Successful Trading

Entry Triggers for Successful Trading

Although this article is focused on Entry Triggers for trade initiation, the successful trader knows that Entry Triggers are just one component of success. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of success in trading, any discussion on the Entry Trigger topic must also address the perspective and context of the underlying market condition.

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Look to the Sky For the Next Possible Downturn

Look to the Sky For the Next Possible Downturn

Traders know that strategies that once worked can suddenly stop working. Part of the reason is that market conditions change. Knowing the environment we are in helps us tailor our strategy accordingly. This week we have an article from Phil Anderson on when we can expect the next downturn in the market. As Charles Dow said, our job is to identify the primary trend as soon as possible and trade with the trend. Phil Anderson’s work gives you an insane advantage to discovering the trend of the market.

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Resolving to do Better

Resolving to do Better

At the start of a new year a lot of resolutions are made. It’s a time of new beginnings. We can relegate the mistakes of 2016 to the annals of history. What are the top five resolutions that people make?

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Pressure is on the January Barometer

Pressure is on the January Barometer

We are told about the January Effect and the January Barometer. But what are they and are they even accurate? In this post we’ll roll up our sleeves and have a look.

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Bear On Vacation? – Update

Bear On Vacation? – Update

By mid-May, a death cross signal and its bearish implications made its way into financial news’ limelight. Being both curious and sceptical—and a bit of a mythbuster at heart—I felt compelled to dig in.

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Why it’s too late to buy out-performers

Why it’s too late to buy out-performers

We are told that “past performance is not a guarantee of future returns”. For many years now, regulators have mandated that every piece of advice have that statement attached. You would think it was the 11th commandment. Yet many advisers and investors will recommend the best performing securities based on that very assumption.

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