London Traders Forum Q4 – 2019 Summary & Take Aways

I thought I would highlight some of the Take Aways from the London Traders Forum which met on Saturday.  The feedback was very positive and all the presentations were well received with great interaction and debate with the attendees, in a packed room, plus a great social afterwards.

Refreshments and light breakfast on arrival available to all. Teas/coffees/snacks etc available throughout the day.

Firstly we had a market roundup and strategic view from Kevin Barry (Traders & Investors Club|), where we learnt where to go to find excellent economic indicators and how to read them and what leading indicators highlight if an economy is going into recession or not and how to act on that in trading terms.  We were given his strategic view of the markets and current correlations and where the money is flowing and the impact of that in Trading terms.

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How Complete Is Your House of Trading?

Learning ‘How To Trade’ can be analogous to building a house, it isn’t until it is complete, that Consistent Profitability can be realistically achieved. The foundations cover such things as:

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Do You Hope & Pray?

When learning to trade it is easy to get seduced into making impulsive unplanned trades with no Trade Plan or trying to force the markets into giving you some profit when the market isn’t ready to give it to you. Plus, of course, there is the issue of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and Revenge Trading or trading with so much open Risk that you are near to blowing up your trading account! On top of all that is the likelihood that you are not using a Stop Loss All the above can lead you to being in a losing position and starting to stress, worry, sweat, swear and ‘Hoping’ and ‘Praying’ that the market will turn around and get you back to a Break Even or better position.

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Do The Prep – Get The Pay Back

One of the key elements to being a successful discretionary swing trader is ‘Preparation’.  I’ve written about this to some extent before and covered the 5 or 6Ps.  The best trades I have had, have all been pre-planned.  Thorough preparation before taking any trade, particularly swing trades, tends to pay off handsomely.  This entails the following: Continue reading

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Strategy Generic Trading Essentials

At the recent, very well attended and organised, Round-The-Clock-Trader – Live event in London on the 5th November I was asked by the Broker – ActivTrades, an event sponsor, to give a presentation to a large group of aspiring and actual traders.  The title of the talk was ‘Learn High Probability Trading Techniques’.  I had thought long and hard about what exactly I wanted to say.  I know from my own experience that most aspiring traders are very focussed on acquiring a successful strategy or strategies, which I now know to be only a small part of the ‘successful trader’ equation.  Indeed some would say that the method or strategy is only about 20% of the whole, with Risk & Money Management coming in at around 50% and Trading Psychology and Well Being making up the remaining 30%.  So instead of focussing on teaching a strategy I thought it would be better and more in the interest of the audience to talk about Strategy Generic Trading Essentials in order to provide a better trading education foundation, from which they could move forward, and topics which would hold them in good stead over time.  The points I chose to talk about were as follows: Continue reading

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Forex Trading – The Essentials

Forex Trading Essentials - www.ForexTradingLondon.comWhilst doing some Housekeeping in my email account, I came across and was reminded of an email I had sent as a reply to a prospective student, who unfortunately could not afford our Personal Mentorship Programme (PMP) lessons.  In my reply I wanted to be helpful, so I tried to summarise the Key areas that he should work on until he was in such a position to be able to take advantage of our PMP.   Here is the main body of the email, with a few additional tweeks, containing what I suggested:

‘No problem, the key things you need to concentrate on are: Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Happy Christmas from Forex Trading London

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Firstly our very best wishes to you and your familes at this Christmas time and thank you for reading our Blog posts and for following our Forex Trading Success Formula, which has plenty more to come in the New Year.  As the trading year draws to a close, it is a good time to take stock and analyse how you have done, what you have achieved and what could be improved upon in the coming year.  If you can spend some time reflecting on your trading year you should be able to: Continue reading

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Forex Trading Survival Rules

Have you got what it takes to SURVIVE in the markets whilst learning to trade Forex?  Will you survive to trade another day? Or will you just become another of the 80 to 90% that fail?  How practised are you in your Forex Trading Survival skills?

Forex Trading Survival Rules - www.ForexTradingLondon.comWhilst learning to trade Forex or any other financial market there are certain things that you must do and that need to be in place, if you are to stand a chance of surviving to trade another day.  What are they?
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Happy New Year – Turning Resolutions into Reality!

So Christmas is over and the New Year has started and you’ve made your New Year’s Resolution:

‘I’m going to learn how to trade Forex!’

Then what? If, like many others, you are psyched up and raring to go but don’t know where and how to make that resolution become a reality, then stick with me and read on:

Firstly, you might want to tweak your resolution and add ‘and be consistently profitable’ on to the end, because you no doubt are doing this to make money.

Or you may have been trading for a while but are struggling to become consistently profitable, well the following may also apply to you too …

Around 90% of people fail in their attempt to become consistently profitable Forex traders for a myriad of reasons, please don’t let that be you!  Also, you will probably need to temper your expectations regarding time scales to achieve your goal, as it may take anything from a year to as many as 3 years or so, to really make the grade.  One way to fast track your Forex Training is to get yourself a good Forex Mentor, someone who is a successful Forex trader and also an honest straight talking teacher and mentor, they do exist! This will cost, but it will be money well spent, plus you will get to see what they are trading too.

The aim of ‘Learning to trade’ is laudable but encompasses a myriad of things so the best approach is to be able to break it down into Bite Size chunks that can be tackled bit by bit.

The key elements to learning how to become a consistently profitable Forex trader are: Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year – Time for Reflection and Next Steps

Happy Christmas from Forex Trading London

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Firstly my very best wishes to you at this Christmas time and thank you for reading my Blog posts and for following our Trading Success Formula, which has plenty more to come in the New Year.  As the trading year draws to a close, it is a good time to take stock and analyse how you have done, what you have achieved and what could be improved upon in the coming year.  If you can spend some time reflecting on your trading year you should be able to: Continue reading

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