Listen To The Market, Not The Talking Heads

By | May 26, 2016

In late January 2016, Dennis Gartman, publisher of the apparently widely read “Gartman Letter,” a daily markets newsletter, and an omnipresent talking head on CNBC affirmed: we won’t see crude oil above $44 again in my lifetime. Well, 5 months later, and with oil touching $50, Mr. Gartman is still very much alive and probably… Read More »

Losses – The Cost Of Doing Business

By | May 11, 2016

How one approaches trading will ultimately determine if he’s going to be successful at it or not. Some people think trading is a sort of salaried position – they run back-tests or use performance simulation calculators, torturing the data until they get the monthly/yearly figures desired. So they ‘sign the contract’ and start trading, full… Read More »

When Trade Intervention Costs You – An Example

By | April 13, 2016

Do you always wait for your trades to hit the stop loss or close them early if they don’t act right ? That’s one dilemma traders face and unfortunately there’s no one size fits all formula available. Some snake-oil salesmen and pretend traders would want you to believe that if a trade doesn’t work out… Read More »

How A Trader Self-destructs In 4 Minutes

By | March 31, 2016

This is one of the traders at Darwinex I had my eyes on ever since he listed his DARWIN and I thus became aware of him. In a sea of <$500 accounts with EAs toiling on them, here was this guy with an account that I estimated to be around £10k, trading most probably manually… Read More »

What Can Traders Learn From 50 Cent

By | March 11, 2016

In the declaration, 50 Cent — real name: Curtis Jackson III — claims that the posts depict ’prop money’ used for G-Unit Records and videos and photo shoots.” – click for full article So what’s all this got to do with trading, right ? A lot, actually. It clearly shows how BS can go unabashed on… Read More »

Do You Know What You’re Investing In ?

By | February 28, 2016

But when you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s fatal, Mr. Moore. Not knowing what you’re doing – Bretton James, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Precisely targeting and controlling the volatility level (20% monthly VaR) for DARWINs is one of the great strengths of Darwinex. To put this in perspective, compare it to the roller-coaster… Read More »

Screening the DARWIN Providers

By | February 7, 2016

Following the discussion in the comments section of this blog post, I decided to  put my investor cap on and write an article on screening DARWINs. For those who don’t know already, Darwinex is an FCA (UK) regulated broker and asset manager where traders can have their strategies packaged into an investable product called DARWIN… Read More »