Position Sizing

stop this with good money management

Please also see the discussion on Stops This is one of the areas that almost killed my trading account. In addition to trading without a stop loss, I was trading position sizes that were far too big for my account. This was great if a trade was moving in my direction but if you add in leverage, the losses were magnified as well and I could easily have been wiped out. No one ever told me how to determine how much I should buy – certainly I was never told anything other than this kind of consideration “make sure you



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Louise Bedford Books

trading results in great profits if you have a plan

To buy click on cover. Click link below for Trading Secrets at The Book Depository Book Depository Link     When I had been trading for around 6 months, I was starting to become frustrated because both companies I had purchased trading education from were throwing me fish rather than teaching me to fish for myself. I started my trading doing covered calls which work quite well for producing income every month but they really only work well in a market that is going up in value. I found myself holding shares that had reduced significantly in value that I



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Van K. Tharp Books

trading results in great profits if you have a plan

Click the cover to the left for Amazon link Click link below for The Book Depository Book Depository Link     Click the cover to the left for Amazon link Click link below for The Book Depository Book Depository Link     I have a love-hate relationship with this author. His work on risk management, position sizing, setting stops, trading psychology are brilliant. I did however find his book, Trading Beyond the Matrix was weird beyond measure after around the first quarter. It’s like taking the redpill in “The Matrix” on steroids. I don’t normally recommend buying how-to-trade books however



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Risk

risk of ruin

This is one of the most difficult things in trading. It almost seems counter intuitive. The only way you can ever hope to be a success is to control your risk. If you are reckless and blow up your account you will run slap bang into the one reality – if you have no money you cannot play. The trick in trading is to preserve your capital so you survive long enough and are able to take that trade that will come along and will make all the difference to your account. I’m going to talk about stops in another



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Chris Tate Books

trading education

Click Cover for Amazon Click link below for The Art of Trading at The Book Depository Book Depository Link     Chris Tate is Louise Bedford’s business partner at The Trading Game. I read this book when I enrolled in the Mentor Program in 2016. This book focuses on Money Management, Psychology of Trading, Risk, Technical Analysis, Preparing a trading plan. Chris has an almost daily blog on The Trading Game website. Chris is big on developing your own trading system that resonates with you and looking at the charts for yourself. Successful traders take the first signal their system



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