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Valutrades Limited - a company incorporated in England with company number 07939901. View more information here.
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Recent Posts by Stuart McPhee

COVID-19 Trading Lessons

As the world navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted everyone’s life, it is timely that we look forward to our trading post-COVID-19 and also look back on some of the lessons we have learned in the last 12 months.  

What have we been reminded of in the last 12 months?

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Market Wrap – June 2020

Another month and another increase in the number of coronavirus cases all around the world as different countries are starting to adopt different approaches to handling the pandemic.  What is certain is that coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, as it continues to wreak havoc across the world.  Generally speaking, the volatility financial markets experienced throughout the early period of the pandemic has all but disappeared as the world is becoming more accepting of the new reality in 2020.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.  Many countries are now starting to ease restrictions and allowing much more normal freedom of movement for people.  However, as the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell said while addressing the specific situation within the United States, “A full recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to reengage in a broad range of activities.”   This will likely be the experience in many countries which will severely impact economies all around the world for some time yet. 

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Endowment Theory: What Forex Traders Should Know

It is amazing how many people I speak to about trading and how often the conversation eventually makes its way to the topic of cutting losses and exiting trades.  It is almost as if people accept that most of your trading success boils down to this single clearly identifiable task.

Whilst trading routinely involves decision making, there are not too many more important decisions you have to make than when to exit trades.  It is one of those items that you probably wish you knew when you first started trading – as a beginner, it is incomprehensible that your trade exits are so important to making money. 

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Market Wrap – May 2020

It has become clear that the coronavirus pandemic is not going away any time soon, as it continues to wreak havoc across the world.  Economies of all sizes around the world are feeling the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic as central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.  The level of borrowing is moving into unchartered territory as the fears of the economic fallout are overwhelming.  The world now has almost 6 million people infected and over 350,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19.  Many countries are now starting to ease restrictions and hopefully reignite some economic activity however many believe it will not be as easy as flicking a switch.  As the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell said, “this is a time of great suffering and difficulty and it’s come on so quickly and with such force that you really can’t put into words the pain people are feeling and the uncertainty they are realizing.”

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Winning Traits: Keys to Successful Forex Trading

There are several specific traits that assist winning traders and that losing traders do not consider.

A common trait for many losing traders is the search for the Holy Grail or at the very least, the development of such a complex trading system, that even the trader who thought up the approach, will likely lose their place a few times should they describe it to you.

Traders often undertake a search for the perfect entry system, even if it is subconsciously. If the trader does not search for the perfect system, they may develop an overly complicated approach, with the belief that ‘more complicated must be better’.

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Market Wrap – April 2020

How is that for a month!   As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many more hundreds of thousands of people are infected.  Only a month ago we were talking in terms of hundreds of thousands of people infected with COVID-19, which has now ballooned out to over three million and more than 225,000 dead.  Economies have been brought to a grinding halt as governments around the world have taken unprecedented steps to lockdown their cities etc to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

Financial markets have been rattled and the price of oil has plummeted as demand as all but dried up.  The extreme volatility we have seen in markets has subsided a little but remains above average.  Most major central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increase stimulus measures.

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How to Use Moving Averages Effectively

A popular way of identifying trends is using moving averages. A moving average is a line on a chart that smoothes out price action by calculating an average of closing prices over a period of time and displaying the result on a chart providing an overall direction for a set period.

There are two variables to be determined when using a moving average. You need to decide first on the time period you are going to use to obtain the average and, second, what method of averaging you are going to use.

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Market Wrap – March 2020

What a month!  Only a month ago we were talking in terms of tens of thousands of people infected with COVID-19, which has now ballooned out to several hundreds of thousands and quickly approaching one million.  Financial markets are rattled and have become ludicrously volatile with wild swings being experienced on a regular basis. Most major central banks have taken emergency action to cut rates (some repeatedly) and increased stimulus measures. 

In a TV interview, the OECD’s secretary general Angel Gurria has said the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will be felt far beyond the immediate impact of the virus. “What you have is an economic effect now that, very clearly, is going to be prolonged beyond the period of the pandemic,” Angel Gurria said.  “We’ll hopefully get rid of the pandemic in the next two or three months and then the question is how many unemployed (will there be), how many small and medium-sized enterprises will be in a very, very severe situation if not disappeared by that time,” he added. “Life, and economic activity, is not going to be normalized any time soon,” he said. “We’re going to have the impact of this crisis for a long time to come.”

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The Realities of Being a Full Time Trader

One of the most common questions I receive at trading events relates to making that transition from being a part time trader to trading full time and deriving an income from their trading activities.  

I know many people think about this - how should one start out in forex trading while still holding down a full-time job?  Then, how should one transition from a full-time job to be a forex trader?

This is always a difficult situation to assess and of course, everyone’s situation is very different.  It is important that people don’t think they can quit their job on Friday with next to no trading experience and start trading successfully the following Monday.  This ambition is farcical.  

The reality is that developing the necessary skills and attributes to be a successful trader takes time – a lot of it.  We almost need to train ourselves to think very differently and counter intuitively. 

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Market Wrap – February 2020

All financial markets have been concerned about for the last month has been the Coronavirus out of China, which has now infected tens of thousands of people around the world.  As regular updates emerge about the coronavirus and how quickly it is spreading, markets and investors around the world have been gripped by fear with the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Equity markets have plummeted and generally across the board we have seen a surge in volatility. U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell has previously said the rate cuts last year kept the economy on solid footing and no further decreases were needed unless the outlook darkened.  Well now with the virus, "Uncertainties about the outlook remain, including those posed by the new coronavirus," Powell said at a recent media conference. "There is likely to be some disruption to activity in China and globally" from the virus. "It's too early to say what the effect will be" in the U.S. "We are monitoring it carefully.", he added.

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