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Approaches: Scatter-Gun Vs. Selective Trading

Martin Futter's picture
Sep 22, 2015

There are two schools of thought regarding volume of trades.  One ideology is that you should find an edge and hammer every possible bet that you see, an approach known as ‘Scatter-gun’. The other is that you choose quality over quantity and only trade a couple of markets per day, waiting for absolutely outstanding trading opportunities, a ‘Very Selective’ way to trade.

To Bet Or Not To Bet? That Is The Question When Trading

Martin Futter's picture
Sep 15, 2015

It has been great to witness the rise of some of the best traders on our forum in the past few weeks, so much so that we want to start rewarding our best ‘posters’, is that a phrase? I’m not sure but I think you know what I mean. We want to have some kind of monthly MVP or trader of the month award. If you have any ideas for this or for prizes please let me or Ryan know.

Taking A Loss

Martin Futter's picture
Jun 25, 2015

Some people will read the title of this blog post and shudder, some will know it is a part of the game and have no problem with it.

This may make a few feel better about their £2 red!

From a personal standpoint I do not much like taking a loss but have learnt to find joy in when the market proves you right and you got out at the right time.

Entry And Exit Points

Martin Futter's picture
Mar 31, 2015

What separates the winnings traders from the losing ones?

If you ask me what the number one thing that defines a good trader is (apart from discipline and bankroll management) I would say choosing good entry and exit points. It is almost an art form because hitting the perfect entry and exit point is near impossible. However, hitting ‘good’ and profitable ones is very achievable if you know what to look out for.

The Art of ‘Laying Low’

Martin Futter's picture
Mar 18, 2015

Hi everyone, given that our membership has trebled from 100 to over 300 people this year so far, I wanted to write a blog post to help what are assumedly a lot of newbie traders. (Originally wrote this in January but only just publishing it!).

So, I thought I would write about one of my favourite and most profitable trading strategies, laying at low odds. The reason I want to talk about this is that it is fairly easy to implement and carries such little risk that even if it goes wrong you will not lose much money.

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