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It’s been a bit stop start this blog. Started in April 2011 and it’s closed 3-4 times when I thought I hated blogging and then re-opened a few weeks later when I realised I enjoyed blogging too much……(don’t ask, not even I know what i’m talking about). Anyhow, over that time the readers have come […]

SHORT on $NAT

I opened a shorting position in Nordic American Tankers yesterday 17/09/2012. NAT has been trending short since around Sept/Oct 2010 when the share price was 2800. It fell for a long time until consolidating around April 2012 at around 1600. It fell a little more whilst it tried to decide where to go and I […]

Be Proud of Your Achievements

Recently i’ve been pondering my performance for this year. I tend to do this quite a lot. I’ll take a step back and spend a week contemplating whether i’m happy with everything that’s going on in my life. I’m not just talking work, i’m talking about everything, work, family, health, education etc. I recently got […]

Spreadbet Diary Video – Episode #1

After my recent post about getting up on youtube i’ve now managed to find the time to upload my first spreadbetting diary update. This is the first of several monthly videos i’ll do going over my trades. We take a look at my charts, my stops and my plans for the positions, why I entered […]

Spreadbet Beginner joins the Youtube age

So I figured maybe it was time to get on with that thing i’d been meaning to do for aaaages. I’ve wanted to do some videos on Spreadbetting for a while now and yesterday I recorded and uploaded my first ever Youtube video. It was mainly an introduction to me and my background, and I […]

Psychology of trading

I spent most of last night and this mornings car journey wondering whether I should get out of my DIAGEO trade or not. Nothing wrong with the stock really, it was more a case that it didn’t fit my new rules. A remnant from my previous system that I held onto. Under my new rules […]

Long on GOLD today.

Apologies for the shortness of this post, and the poor grammar, and the poor layout. I am being a lazy git and posting from my iPhone today. I’m shattered after a session at the gym in which I have started using something called the Tabata method. It’s high intensity training where you go full out […]

Going Scandinavian

I’ve placed an order to buy LONG tomorrow on Marine Harvest (MHG.OL). a Norwegian stock. A Salmon supplier in fact. I know nothing about them, only that I like the look of the chart. It’s trending long and has been for a little while. I’m a little bit late in the trend but if it […]

Fantasy Spreadbetting League

Hey everyone. A friend of mine is just starting out on a Spreadbetting journey and I was looking for a good demo program for him to use. I’ve used CMC’s and Capital Spreads demo systems but these restrict many of the markets you can access and doesn’t give transparency for me in seeing what stocks […]

£270 profit so far…..£53 profit banked.

The end of this week has provided me with some rather encouraging results. Since I have started my new system I have achieved over £270 in equity profit of which £53 has been banked after the close of my EUR/GBP SHORT position. A quick summary of my portfolio’s movements over the last few days.   […]

A change of plan

I’ve made some large changes this week to my strategy after spending 2-3 months backtesting different rules over historical data and i’ve settled with using a simple 6/21 day moving average crossover along with the donchian channel breakout system. Very similar to the famous turtle traders strategies but a little more short term trend following. […]

Looking at diversification

I’ve talked about diversity in my trades before, on one of my old blogs, but it’s still something i’m very concious of. I’ve recently closed a few of my trades off. The result of gaining experience on picking better trends to follow and realising that my first few picks , whilst still held after several […]

How I pick my trades

Anyone who has been following me over the last year or so will know I’m a keen follower of Vince Stanzione’s methods of trading trends. I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but learnt from them, and going forward I think i’ve turned a corner in how I pick my trades. One of my most […]

Reflecting on bad trades

This weekend i’ve been reflecting on previous bad trades and two main patterns have arisen as a result. Pattern#1 – Bad stock choices I’ve not stuck to the rules on all 19 of my chosen trades so far. I should be picking trending trades and jumping on them with wide stops so I can follow […]

Stock Picks Never Work

I had always planned to post main updates about my overall strategy on a Friday. End of the market week and all that. Everything closes for the weekend and it’s a good time to reflect for an end of day trader. However, today (a Wednesday for all those saturated in Olympic fever they’ve since forgotten […]

£170 profit made this month

In the last few weeks my profit levels have been higher than ever. They’re modest profit figures, certainly not at the levels of professional traders (or even some amatuers) but in a world where the majority of Spreadbettors lose money on a monthly basis, i’ve had a good money making month. Here’s the profit graph. […]

July continues to improve

Today saw a lot of volatility on the markets, and I noticed a few people on Twitter talking about making some great profits on the EUR/USD falling today. For me, my day consisted of a £50 profit bringing my July total profit up to £200 so far (although these positions remain open and are therefore […]

A fantastic July so far

Early into my spreadbetting strategy I realised I had made quite a fundamental mistake. After pumping £1500 capital into my account I think the blood went to my head a little. I left behind my cool, calm, collected attitude and went guns blazing into opening as many accounts as I could. At one stage I […]

Over 60+ pts of positive movements today

I spent today in books. Studying for my Accountancy Exams which I have on Wednesday. I reluctantly started around 10am after finding excuse after excuse not to do it. “Oh wait, I don’t have my calculator”, “oh, and I need a coffee first of course”, “hmm, i’ll just check my trades before I start”. Eventually, […]

Video – Spreadbetting Money Management

Hey everyone. This week i’ve thrown up another video. A little shorter this time and with worse lighting, as I take you through my money management system. These are money control techniques i’ve learn from Vince Stanzione’s course but have adapted and changed to my style slightly. The foundation of them came from Vince however […]