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Could anchoring bias wreck your trading strategy?

We all have our anchor points and not all will be in good nick.

Adrian Holliday

Spotify stock: is the IPO music to investor's ears?

Having never made an annual profit, Spotify – the music streaming service – launched on Nasdaq this week to great acclaim and a share price pop that quickly overshadowed the company's initial listing price

Neil Dennis

ZigZag indicator: what is it and how to use it?

The ZigZag indicator is a technical analysis tool that can be used to identify classic charting patterns in trading. It is designed to highlight important trends and confirm possible price reversals. It eliminates price noise that is not significant for the trader's analysis.

Alison Bloomer
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Williams Alligator: what is it and how to use it

The Williams Alligator is a real trading technique, not a vicious reptile. Though, as with any financial trading, if you don’t do your homework thoroughly, it could well turn around and bite you.

Richard Reed
5 books to make investors more informed traders

5 best books on investing that make you more informed

Before you trade, read. There are plenty of gurus and must-read sources. Here are just a few important books to whet your appetite. Remember: knowledge is power – in markets too.

Brian Bollen

The risks of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies laid bare

Cryptocurrencies are so new to the world of investment that debate still rages – as it does around foreign exchange – about whether we call them an asset class. But one thing was made perfectly clear at the end of 2017: they belong at the riskier end of the investment spectrum

Neil Dennis


Williams %R: big trading opportunities uncovered

Williams %R (Williams Percent Range), or Percent R as it is also known, is a technical indicator that can help traders to identify when an asset is oversold or overbought.

James Hester

5 warning signs of a corporate share price collapse

A profit warning will always make a company’s share price fall, but what clues are there that a profit warning might be on the way

Claire Veares
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Exponential Moving Average: what is it and how to use it

As you become a more experienced investor, you will want to use in-depth tools to analyse when to get in and out of trades – and one of the most useful ways of doing this is through the exponential moving average indicator, or EMA.

Richard Reed
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The Moving Average: what is it and how to use it

When you’re trading stocks or any other type of security, it’s vital to keep track of their performance. While you don’t want to overreact to short-term price fluctuation, you do need to ensure your investment is going up, not down

Richard Reed

Bulls power: what happens when the bulls stampede?

Stock markets are not always rational. Despite warnings to the contrary, of bubbles or over-heated valuation, investors often pile into a sector when it is flying, ever hopeful that the bull run has much further to go.

David Burrows

Bears power – what happens when the bears run wild

In an extreme bear market, investor confidence is positively subterranean. All faith in the market has gone and the human instinct is to bail out. Rational thought is abandoned as panic selling sets in.

David Burrows
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo

Ichimoku Kinko Hyo: what it is and how to use it

Translating as ‘a glance at a chart in equilibrium’, the Japanese indicator combines several strategies in a single one that traders can use to determine momentum, support and resistance.

Graham Buck

Traders: which markets should you trade?

Thanks to the internet there are myriad ways to trade these days, from investing in traditional stocks and shares to buying the current favourite, cryptocurrencies.

Claire Veares

ADX: what it is and how to use it

Average directional index (ADX) is a technical analysis tool that measures the strength of trends.

Claire Veares

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