successful trader

How to Become a Successful Trader (Part 2)

In this post we can talk a little about the way that a successful trader looks at the markets and how they utilise the exact same tools and knowledge that is available to all other traders, (you and I). Not so much in what they use, as how they use it, also bearing in mind…

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How to become a successful trader

How to Become a Successful Trader (Part 1)

How do Successful Traders do it? So just how hard can it be to enter the realms of the top 10% – to become a successful trader? Have you ever wondered what the difference is? Between them and us? What are they doing that we are not? Some time ago I scoured the web looking…

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protect thy wad

Protect Thy Wad

The Golden Formula You might think that this is a very strange title for a blog post, (Protect Thy Wad) but those words have been the cornerstone of my trading for a number of years. Your list of Golden Rules should be printed out and pinned to the wall above your trading desk to keep…

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Should I Use The Trailing Stop?

Hmmm, the much maligned trailing stop. Do we use it? If so, how do we use it? They say that if you stand back and look in the mirror, then what you see is the product of all the decisions you have ever made in your life. Granted, some of them will have been made…

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Where To Place Your Stop Loss?

Struggling to find the correct Stop Loss placement?
Always getting stopped out?
Unsure where to take profits?
Read on…

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Trend Trading: 3 Ways To Trade The Trend

How do YOU identify the trend? Here at Black Dog we have 3 ways to identify the trend and keep us trading WITH the majority of other traders AND where the money is going. Certainly not against them.

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The Best Times to Trade Forex

Best Times to Trade Forex

There have been many questions fired at me over the years or been discussed in our Trading Room regarding trading in general whether it be trading forex, indices, or any other chart. Usually they are to do with the placing of stops and when to take profits, but another one high up on the list…

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Keep It Sweet and Simple

KISS – Keep It Simple but Sweet

Everyone but everyone keeps saying that phrase above but how many actually follow its advice? It’s a phrase that everyone knows – but few unfortunately follow. In forex, it is a MUST that it is practiced without fail. The problem however is that everyone wants the next latest and greatest indicator because of that ‘Holy…

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