Ray Dalio says that every time he learns something new or makes a mistake in the markets he writes it down so that he can go over it later and learn from it.

I’ve been doing something similar and it does help keep a record of things. Here’s a list of the most important trading lessons that I have learnt over the years. Read more »


Stocks don’t move in a single direction and if you have enough reason to believe that share prices are about to go down, then there are ways to profit from betting against them. However, betting against stocks is much trickier compared to going long and there are several factors to consider before you short. Read more »


Trading systems are not only good for making money in financial markets but they are also extremely useful for learning. Unfortunately, trading systems often get discarded early on after a couple of poor back-test results.

Sometimes it is better to improve an existing model that needs work than to start afresh with a totally new system. In this article I look at 21 ways you might be able to improve on your existing trading system: Read more »


Are you a struggling trader? Do you continue to lose money, even in a bull market?

If you answered yes to either question, you are not alone. Financial trading is difficult and statistics reveal that at least 90% of traders lose money. The good news is that profitable trading can be attained with hard work and persistence. Read on for this road map for trading success. Read more »


You don’t need to spend a lot of money to access good trading information. None of the stock trading courses on this page are very expensive yet they are far better than 99% of courses out there.

Courses that cost thousands of dollars do not contain any type of holy grail system that is going to transform you into a winning trader overnight! The only answer is to work hard, work on yourself and find your edge. Read more »


Throughout the early 2000s, and not too long before the global financial crisis of 2008, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and PM in waiting, Gordon Brown, repeatedly claimed an end to the boom-and-bust cycle.

Brown was proven wrong (and catastrophically so) as financial markets descended into a spectacular downward trend.

The fact is, stock market bubbles and crashes, economic boom and busts, are a feature of the financial markets and the way modern economies operate. Read more »