Archive | October, 2012

Start with Stops! (at Spreadbet Magazine)

The other week, I dropped in on Richard Jennings — editor of Spreadbetting Magazine. We talked about some of our mutual acquaintances in the industry, and our favourite stocks. We also popped out for a “steak sandwich” at the local Italian (as you do at an Italian restaurant). The upshot is that I found myself […]

Trading with the Market’s Money

Over at TRADERS’ Magazine you can find my latest article Trading with the Market’s Money. The tag line pretty much summarises the article: “You’re profitable when you take out more than you ever put in!” And if you’re interested, I can tell you that the real-life account used to demonstrate the point was an IG […]

SOUND FX : The SOUND Approach to Foreign Exchange Trading

I told you several weeks ago that I was embarking on a project to write a new introductory book about foreign exchange (forex or fx) trading based on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platform provided by RPD FX — a sister company of spread betting firm ETX Capital. Well, here is is: Now Available as a Kindle Edition from and as a Kobo book. […]

Spread Betting the Flatliners

It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what I mean by a “flatliner”; it’s a stock that has fallen a long way over a long period of time and whose price is just bumping along the bottom now that all the sellers have sold and no-one (for the moment) wants to buy. The best […]

Rave Reviews of Ravee’s Book

A few weeks ago I introduced you to Ravee Mehta’s new book The Emotionally Intelligent Investor, which I had helped edit and publish.Since then, I see that it has been selling well and attracting rave reviews on, so you might like to take a look at it. Of course, you can also get it from And before […]

Trade of The Week: Has Lonmin Bottomed Out?

If like me you’ve been trying to catch the Lonmin falling knife, you might be just about ready to throw in the towel. But you might be doing so at exactly the wrong time, just as the price has bottomed-out. I’m not in the prediction business — especially about the future — but I think […]

Can you guard against "Black Swan" events?

If you don’t know what a “Black Swan” event is, you might first want to read Nassim Taleb’s book The Black Swan, which has nothing at all to do with ballet dancers and everything to do with the effect that low-probability high-impact (and unexpected) events can have on your investments. Over on the Motley Fool […]

You Can Never Have Too Many Spread Betting Accounts!

The sensationalist headline “You Can Never Have Too Many Spread Betting Accounts!” is not exactly true, of course, because too many accounts can become unmanageable and time-consuming. But I believe that you do need more than one account, and ideally more than one account provider (because some brands are run by the same provider). Here’s […]