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A trading strategy with a 90% success rate
Everyone wants the holy grail of trading and investing. Unfortunately there is no such thing, but there are certain strategies that can deliver pretty impressive results, providing you can cope with drawdown on your account for a while.
Generally, the higher the win rate of any strategy, the lower the return and you canít say fairer than that. Consequently, you can have a strategy that is only right 40% of the time, but the gains are very high and thus easily compensate for the higher number of losing trades.
Exchange traded funds
We have often been asked how to trade an index without spread betting and our answer is normally the same, try ETFís. Exchange Traded funds have been around for quite some time now, but the demand for more specific categories has meant a whole host of new funds are being made available.
For new and old investors, the futures market can be quite scary at times. Some of the lot sizes for futures are a bit rich for many, let alone the perceived risk. Now if youíre not too sure what the futures market is and after reading Kevinís article on page 16, are still not sure that this is something for you, well there is good news here and more on the way.
As more features become available on commonly available charting software, we receive more questions about them. We are not sure what some of you are using these days, but Ďwhat are pivot points?í is becoming an increasingly asked question, here we provide an answer.
As suggested by itís name, a pivot point is a point of rotation. It is used to determine support and resistance levels predominantly for intraday trading. It consists of five price points; the pivot point, first level resistance, first level support and second level resistance and second level support.
Energy, the way forward - Part 1
We have seen so much speculation regarding the energy market lately, for many it must be difficult to know which way to turn or what to invest in. We have taken this opportunity to review the situation in the different energy classes and look at some companies that may benefit more yet.
'Only 70 days supply left' was the message that confronted me the other day. This was referring to the number of days of oil supply, that the US had based on itís strategic reserves. I had previously read elsewhere that China is busy filling up its reserves and building new storage facilities to increase them further.