Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Found An Amazing Forex Trading System

Ever wanted to trade Forex? The Forex Breakout system we found makes it seem so easy. Is Forex Trading for professionals? Not any more.

Trading Forex is easy if you have the right system. System trading is vital for beginners on the forex currency trading arena as there are many professionals out there that will take your money if you let them. So how do we avoid getting eaten by a bigger fish? We have to use forex trading systems.

When you are trading forex currency you are buying or selling a currency's value in the currency market. Forex is also known as foreign currency trading. How would you learn Forex trading? The best way to get yourself started on trading currency is to do Forex online tradng.

You can open a demo account with a number of different forex online software providers. FX-Revolution and others are all available. They also provide a demo account to get you to learn forex trading without real money in the account.

Forex trading is generally done on a day trading basis although the Foreign Currency market system operates 24 hours we do need some sleep as day traders. Forex day trading with system trading is the best way to get started in the Forex trading business. Remember you are trading currency by buying and selling foreign exchange values of the Pound Versus the Dollar as an example. FX-Revolution provides you with forex software for your forex online trading.

The Forex market is a great place to trade online:
  • It's always open.
  • The trading system is online
  • Trading software is free
  • Forex trading is cheap compared to other types of trading
  • Trading Currency online can be done from anywhere in the WORLD!
  • All Your Profits Are Foreign Currency based - You Earn Dollars!
  • To learn Forex is easy if you follow a trading system
  • Demo trading accounts are available until you are ready to trade forex for real!

I did a lot of homework before I got involved in Forex trading. I didn't want to lose money by making silly mistakes trading online. I spent loads of time and money going on workshops which were awesome. I also met some guys on these workshops that gave me a link to a trading system that they had made even more money on than the trading system the workshop had given them.

This started to make sense to me. If I could make money trading Forex already but could make more using a proven trading system other traders were using, I was game! I had thought it would be a waste of money until I met with guys that were using it. So I decided to get the trading system to try it for myself.

How brilliant were the results? I made my money back in the first 2 trades! It's like going on a Forex trading course that makes your money back before you even finish the course. The Forex signals that the trading system triggers are easy to follow. It really makes having a trading system so effective. Just follow the trading signals and bank the profits.

This guy Dave is the person that put this Forex trading system together. If you want to find out more about it you have to go check out his trading system results. He even gives away some free trading indicators as well.

Would you be happy getting a Forex trading system that can make you money with a really high hit rate?

Check out Dave's Forex Breakout System - If only I found Dave earlier. I would well off by now! His system is certainly getting me there faster than I ever thought possible!

Thanks Dave!

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Penny Stocks You Want To Trade

Penny Stock Secrets

Well, let me tell you. I am about to share with you what is by far the most incredible information ever written on the subject of Penny Stocks. It contains information that covers everything you need to know about the techniques and strategies on How To Really Make Money Trading Penny Stocks.

This book will:
  • Save you hundreds of hours surfing the internet wasting your time looking for garbage information.
  • Give you the tools to be on the same side of the market as the industry insiders thereby making your stock portfolio virtually bullet proof.
  • Save you thousands of dollars in bad trades because it will free you from being at the mercy of those so-called stock picking newsletters and chat room hype.
  • You will be in control of your money, by allowing yourself to have the information that the pros use to pick and trade winning penny stocks.

This book is not going to tell you what stocks to buy. It is going tell you how to use the insider information of the pros to find those stocks for yourself.

We also found this awesome Forex Trading system which you can read about on www.newsweek.co.za as well

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Making Money When Markets Are Falling

Making Money When Markets Are Falling

It is possible. How does it work? It's not very complicated. Let me explain how this actually works.

Think about the housing prices over the last year. If you had an investment property and sold it last year at a hefty profit thats great. What if you wanted to get back in to the property market now? Would you be able to buy the same house back for less? Most likely. So what have you made in the process? Some decent profit. The reason being is that you sold something at higher price and can now afford to buy it back at a lower price and BANK THE PROFIT!

As a brief example, that's how shorting works. It is when you can sell something that you feel is over priced or at its peak for the moment and then buy it back at a lower price later and pocket the difference as a hefty profit.

Well, most of you have heard of hedging right? It's the same thing in essence. You are holding equity in shares and the capital gain only kicks in when the market is going up or is bullish. What if the market starts heading down against your position? Well, you and many others can hedge the position by taking a short in the market thereby insulating the loss on the share price to a minimum using hedging.

How does one take advantage of this? Well, instead of hedging yourself one is able to close or sell the shares and then actually short the same shares at a high in the price cycle to buy them back at a lower price. You score!

Have you heard of the guy that makes money when the markets are falling? This secret that only the professionals know about and use is about to be unleashed...

Short Term Trading or Day Trading is what it is often called. If you want to learn more about this we are holding a lunch talk on it next week Wednesday in Johannesburg. It's free.

Come find out how it actually works in practice. Stop worrying about the share market and come find out why so many people have made over 100% in the last few months on this market even when the shares were falling in price!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ALSI Trade today

ALSI Trade Today

What an awesome feeling to trade the ALSI today.

I waited until the 3 & 8 moving averages crossed up on my LIVE 15 min chart once I had analysed the End of Day direction. It took a couple of trades which went against me or sideways before the good trade came along. All-in-all, I came out the morning session until about 14h00 with a profit of 70 points which is equivalent of R700 or about USD$90.

But the best part was waiting for the build up of the pullback from resistance levels. This all happened LIVE using the stochastic and MACD indicators to time the entry. This trade in 30 minutes made me 200 points which is R2000 or about USD$260.

Not bad for a day's work... Staring at the computer and sending emails...

I also traded the FTSE at more or less the same time going short. This trade I scalped the market loking for a quick $USD20.00 which took less than 15 minutes...

Good day in total. Do you want to learn how to do this too?

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Determining Where You Will Invest

Determining Where You Will Invest

There are several different types of investments, and there are many factors in determining where you should invest your funds.

Of course, determining where you will invest begins with researching the various available types of investments, determining your risk tolerance, and determining your investment style – along with your financial goals.

If you were going to purchase a new car, you would do quite a bit of research before making a final decision and a purchase. Right? You would never consider purchasing a car that you had not fully looked over and taken for a test drive. Investing works much the same way.

You will of course learn as much about the investment as possible, and you would want to see how past investors have done as well. It’s common sense! So, why not come on workshops that spell it all out for you and provide you successful, tried & tested strategies to apply for each type of investment?

Learning about the stock market and investments takes a lot of time… but it is time well spent. There are numerous books and websites on the topic, and you can even take college level courses on the topic – which is what stock brokers do. With access to the Internet, you can actually play the stock market – with fake money – to get a feel for how it works.

You can make pretend investments, and see how they do. Do a search with any search engine for ‘Stock Market Games’ or ‘Stock Market Simulations.’ This is a great way to start learning about investing in the stock market.

Other types of investments – outside of the stock market – do not have simulators. You must learn about those types of investments the hard way – by reading. Alternatively, wouldn’t you benefit from workshops presented by people with a collective trading experience of over 40 years? By doing workshops with people that trade the market daily and have 20 years experience of helping people to make money on the stock markets wouldn’t you jumpstart your investment career?

As a potential investor, you should read anything you can get your hands on about investing…but start with the beginning investment books and websites first. Otherwise, you will quickly find that you are lost. A complete equity investment workshop is available in the reference section below that covers your practical and theoretical needs to get you started and make you successful!

Finally, speak with a financial planner. Tell them your goals, and ask them for their suggestions – this is what they do! A good financial planner can easily help you determine where to invest your funds, and help you set up a plan to reach all of your financial goals. Many will even teach you about investing along the way – make sure you pay attention to what they are telling you!


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Making $200 in 30 minutes

Well, trading can be hairy and most people you mention the word to will respond as if you’re a compulsive gambler… What was the possibility that when you got in your car today that you would have an accident? The probability isn’t very high unless you have accidents often. Why is this?

Well, because you understand the rules of the road. You follow the guidelines set out for all drivers and if you use them, which includes things like seatbelts, the risk of accidents, injury to self or others is largely minimised. It’s the same with trading and investing on the stock market.

Make sure you understand the rules and have proven guidelines.
My work involves educating people on how to improve their financial knowledge also known as financial IQ. It is a learning curve as there is much to learn. But the rewards can be great! Those learners that apply the strategies and do the analysis come to terms with the fact that the application of analysis can make you money!

Today I used a technique called Negative Divergence on an Index chart of the ALL Share Top 40 listed in South Africa. It’s very similar to the DOW Jones Industrial although it is very much resources dominated.

What is Negative Divergence? It is using an indicator, in this instance the Slow Stochastic with the parameters 13, 8, 5 and looking at a candle chart of 15 minute period.

Essentially, what needed to happen is the overall trend of the index should be bearish or downward. The Index is showing a lower high in price and the Slow Stochastic is showing a higher high.

At 9h00 GMT + 1:00m, the trigger came in my LIVE Real Time charting software and I went short in the market. I was risking $100 with the aim of making $50 in a very short space of time. The stock market proved my direction correct and I added another 2 contracts on top of my original 3.

The first 3 contracts on CFDs made me $148 when I closed them at 9h45 followed by the other 2 CFD contracts making me $52 by the time the deal was closed. Business done by 9h45!

This doesn’t happen every day. Let’s be honest the market has good days and bad days too. The thing is, that right now my account is up $240 for the week so far.

Do you want to learn how to use the stock markets to make money? Get a mentor. A driver trainer if you will of the investment highways and by-ways. Practice the strategies and practice the mental discipline to paper trade before you get involved. Write down the strategy you want to use to trade and then paper trade it to test if it works on the Index or stock you want to use it on.

If it doesn’t give you good results after a month, either can the strategy or change the stock. One of them really isn’t suited to the other in this case. Don’t try and fit the strategy by changing it to match the back test results. This is no good at all.

Do you want to find out how to trade the ALSI40? What about Forex? Come to our next free introduction talk…. contact me in the blog with your details. Or visit http://www.tradingmentors.co.za/

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Determine Your Risk Tolerance

Determine Your Risk Tolerance

Each individual has a risk tolerance that should not be ignored. Any good stock broker or financial planner knows this, and they should make the effort to help you determine what your risk tolerance is. Then, they should work with you to find investments that do not exceed your risk tolerance.

Determining one’s risk tolerance involves several different things. First, you need to know how much money you have to invest, and what your investment and financial goals are.

For instance, if you plan to retire in ten years, and you’ve not saved a single penny towards that end, you need to have a high risk tolerance – because you will need to do some aggressive – risky – investing in order to reach your financial goal.

On the other side of the coin, if you are in your early twenties and you want to start investing for your retirement, your risk tolerance will be low. You can afford to watch your money grow slowly over time.

Realize of course, that your need for a high risk tolerance or your need for a low risk tolerance really has no bearing on how you feel about risk. Again, there is a lot in determining your tolerance.

For instance, if you invested in the stock market and you watched the movement of that stock daily and saw that it was dropping slightly, what would you do?

Would you sell out or would you let your money ride? If you have a low tolerance for risk, you would want to sell out… if you have a high tolerance, you would let your money ride and see what happens. This is not based on what your financial goals are. This tolerance is based on how you feel about your money!

Again, a good financial planner or stock broker should help you determine the level of risk that you are comfortable with, and help you choose your investments accordingly. There is a Mentorship Programme for both equities and future’s trading offered along with very valuable workshops. These types of risk analysis will be able to assist you in your practical investment aims as well as the potential for generating income accordingly.

Your risk tolerance should be based on what your financial goals are and how you feel about the possibility of losing your money. It’s all tied in together.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Choosing a Broker

Choosing a Broker

Depending on the type of investing that you plan to do, you may need to hire a broker to handle your investments for you. Brokers work for brokerage houses and have the ability to buy and sell stock on the stock exchange. You may wonder if you really need a broker. The answer is yes. If you intend to buy or sell stocks on the stock exchange, you must have a broker.

Stockbrokers are required to pass at least 4 different exams in order to obtain their equity license. These exams are very difficult, and most brokers have a background in business or finance, with a Bachelors or Masters Degree. To be able to trade on behalf of clients in derivatives requires another 3 exams to be qualified.

It is very important to understand the difference between a broker and a stock market analyst. An analyst literally analyzes the stock market, and predicts what it will or will not do, or how specific stocks will perform. A stock broker is only there to follow your instructions to either buy or sell stock… not to analyze stocks.

Brokers earn their money from commissions on sales in most cases. When you instruct your broker to buy or sell a stock, they earn a set percentage of the transaction. Many brokers charge a flat ‘per transaction’ fee.

There are two types of brokers: Full service brokers and discount brokers. Full service brokers can usually offer more types of investments, may provide you with investment advice, and is usually paid in commissions.

Discount brokers typically do not offer any advice and do no research – they just do as you ask them to do, without all of the bells and whistles.

So, the biggest decision you must make when it come to brokers is whether you want a full service broker or a discount broker.

If you are new to investing, you may need to go with a full service broker to ensure that you are making wise investments. They can offer you the skill that you lack at this point. However, if you are already knowledgeable about the stock market, all you really need is a discount broker to make your trades for you. These can be online brokers as well and there are many local and internationally based companies you could sign up with in order to trade different stock markets.


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About Online Trading

About Online Trading

The invention of the Internet has brought about many changes in the way that we conduct our lives and our personal business. We can pay our bills online, shop online, bank online, and even date online!

We can even buy and sell stocks online. Traders love having the ability to look at their accounts whenever they want to, and brokers like having the ability to take orders over the Internet, as opposed to the telephone.

Most brokers and brokerage houses now offer online trading to their clients. Another great thing about trading online is that fees and commissions are often lower. While online trading is great, there are some drawbacks.

If you are new to investing, having the ability to actually speak with a broker can be quite beneficial. If you aren’t stock market savvy, online trading may be a dangerous thing for you. If this is the case, make sure that you learn as much as you can about trading stocks before you start trading online. For this we suggest you go on investment workshops and or buy online trading books that give you tried strategies.

You should also be aware that you don’t have a computer with Internet access attached to you. You won’t always have the ability to get online to make a trade. You need to be sure that you can call and speak with a broker if this is the case, using the online broker. This is true whether you are an advanced trader or a beginner.

It is also a good idea to go with an online brokerage company that has been around for a while. You won’t find one that has been in business for fifty years of course, but you can find a company that has been in business that long and now offers online trading.

Again, online trading is a beautiful thing – but it isn’t for everyone. Think carefully before you decide to do your trading online, and make sure that you really know what you are doing!

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ALSI Trading Workshop
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why Should I Make a Budget?

Why Should I Make a Budget?

You say you know where your money goes and you don’t need it all written down to keep up with it? I issue you this challenge. Keep track of every penny you spend for one month and I do mean every penny.

You will be shocked at what the itty-bitty expenses add up to. Take the total you spent on just one unnecessary item for the month, multiply it by 12 for months in a year and multiply the result by 5 to represent 5 years.

That is how much you could have saved AND drawn interest on in just five years. That, my friend, is the very reason all of us need a budget.

If we can get control of the small expenses that really don’t matter to the overall scheme of our lives, we can enjoy financial success.

The little things really do count. Cutting what you spend on lunch from five dollars a day to three dollars a day on every work day in a five day work week saves $10 a week… $40 a month… $480 a year… $2400 in five years….plus interest.

See what I mean… it really IS the little things and you still eat lunch everyday AND that was only one place to save money in your daily living without doing without one thing you really need. There are a lot of places to cut expenses if you look for them.

Set some specific long term and short term goals. There are no wrong answers here. If it’s important to you, then it’s important period.

If you want to be able to make a down payment on a house, start a college fund for your kids, buy a sports car, take a vacation to Aruba… anything… then that is your goal and your reason to get a handle on your financial situation now.

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The Budget – The Ultimate Financial Management Tool

The Budget – The Ultimate Financial Management Tool

A carpenter uses a set of house plans to build a house. If he didn’t the bathroom might get overlooked altogether.

Rocket Scientists would never begin construction on a new booster rocket without a detailed set of design specifications. Yet most of us go blindly out into the world without an inkling of an idea about finances and without any plan at all.

Not very smart of us, is it?

A money plan is called a budget and it is crucial to get us to our desired financial goals.

Without a plan we will drift without direction and end up marooned on a distant financial reef.

If you have a spouse or a significant other, you should make this budget together. Sit down and figure out what your joint financial goals are…long term and short term.

Then plan your route to get to those goals. Every journey begins with one step and the first step to attaining your goals is to make a realistic budget that both of you can live with.

A budget should never be a financial starvation diet. That won’t work for the long haul. Make reasonable allocations for food, clothing, shelter, utilities and insurance and set aside a reasonable amount for entertainment and the occasional luxury item. Savings should always come first before any spending.

Even a small amount saved will help you reach your long term and short term financial goals. You can find many budget forms on the internet. Just use any search engine you choose and type in “free budget forms”.

You’ll get lots of hits. Print one out and work on it with your spouse or significant other. Both of you will need to be happy with the final result and feel like it’s something you can stick to.

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Spend Wisely to Save Money

Spend Wisely to Save Money

Have you ever noticed that the things you buy every week at the grocery and hardware stores go up a few cents between shopping trips? Not by much…just by a little each week but they continue to creep up and up.

All it takes for the price to jump up by a lot is a little hiccup in the world wide market, note the price of gasoline as it relates to world affairs.

There is a way that we can keep these price increases from impacting our personal finances so much and that is by buying in quantity and finding the best possible prices for the things we use and will continue to use everyday… things that will keep just as well on the shelves in our homes as it does on the shelves at the grocery store or hardware store.

For instance, dog food and cat food costs about 10% less when bought by the case than it does when bought at the single can price and if you wait for close out prices you save a lot more than that.

Set aside some space in your home and make a list of things that you use regularly which will not spoil. Any grain or grain products will need to be stored in airtight containers that rats can’t get into so keep that in mind.

Then set out to find the best prices you can get on quantity purchases of such things as bathroom items and dry and canned food.

You will be surprised at how much you can save by buying a twenty pound bag of rice as opposed to a one pound bag but don’t forget that it must be kept in a rat proof container.

You can buy some clothing items such as men’s socks and underwear because those styles don’t change, avoid buying children’s and women’s clothing, those styles change and sizes change too drastically.

Try to acquire and keep a two year supply of these items and you can save thousands of Rands or Dollars.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Avoiding Impulse Spending

Answer these questions truthfully:

1.) Does your spouse or partner complain that you spend too much money?

2.) Are you surprised each month when your credit card bill arrives at how much more you charged than you thought you had?

3.) Do you have more shoes and clothes in your closet than you could ever possibly wear?

4.) Do you own every new gadget before it has time to collect dust on a retailer’s shelf?

5.) Do you buy things you didn’t know you wanted until you saw them on display in a store?

If you answered “yes” to any two of the above questions, you are an impulse spender and indulge yourself in retail therapy.

This is not a good thing. It will prevent you from saving for the important things like a house, a new car, a vacation or retirement. You must set some financial goals and resist spending money on items that really don’t matter in the long run.

Impulse spending will not only put a strain on your finances but your relationships, as well. To overcome the problem, the first thing to do is learn to separate your needs from your wants.

Advertisers blitz us hawking their products at us 24/7. The trick is to give yourself a cooling-off period before you buy anything that you have not planned for.

When you go shopping, make a list and take only enough cash to pay for what you have planned to buy. Leave your credit cards at home.

If you see something you think you really need, give yourself two weeks to decide if it is really something you need or something you can easily do without. By following this simple solution, you will mend your financial fences and your relationships.

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Cashflow 101 Club

Heard it's difficult to get hold of? Generally, that's because it is! So we started a club in Centurion in 2006 and have been playing Cashflow 101 and 202 ever since. Do you have a few hours a month to meet new people and have fun playing a new board game?

What about if you learnt something about investing in shares, property and starting a business all the while managing your budget? I think you will agree with me that only by taking part would you fully be able to decide the benefit of such a game.

We have people coming to play that have started companies and invested in shares. Not only is the Cashflow 101 club a place to harness business and capital management skills - you also Network and meet new people in different fields. These same people could be the connection you need to learn a new skill, start a new business or improve on existing investment deals.

Would you want to miss out on all that? To learn more, would you go to www.newsweek.co.za? We meet every second Saturday of each month!Do you want directions?