Welcome to another issue of Traderwave Weekly, a trading newsletter where I curate the most useful trading articles on the internet to share with you.

Hope you will enjoy all these fabulous reads and apply those knowledge along your journey to become a proficient and profitable trader!


TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

 

Forget Candlestick Patterns – This is All You Need To Know 

When I hang around trading groups or forums, I often see traders posting charts and seeking validation from the trading community if he is correct with his interpretation of the chart. 

He wanted to get affirmation if a certain group of candles that he observed represents the formation one of a commonly known candlestick pattern. 

Sometimes, people reply to agree with him, sometimes people disagree. Either way, I think both the poster and the people who replied with their views are totally missing the point about candlesticks

In this trading article about candlestick patterns, the author aims to explain that there is no point in trying to memorise candlestick patterns and go around hunting for them as though they are the holy grail of trading, and as if finding one such exact pattern means the trade is going to be 100% profitable. 

Very often, candlestick patterns are just a way to help traders be more aware about the psychology of the market behind those patterns

It is more important to understand the rationale behind than trying to find that perfect candlestick pattern. If you have been trying to hunt for candlestick patterns like they are the holy grail, stop right now and give this article a good read.


TRADING BEST PRACTICES

 

Trading Leverage – A Real Look at how Traders May Use it Effectively

Many inexperienced traders are commonly attracted to FX or CFD trading because both types of trading instruments allow the potential to leverage their often small trading account. 

A new trader believes that by using leverage on this relatively small trading account, he will be able to maximise his potential returns without needing to put so much money upfront. 

That is a very naive thinking. 

In reality, when a trader uses leverage with the aim to maximise his returns, he is often magnifying his potential losses at the same time

For a trader who doesn’t yet have a proven trading strategy with proven edge, the use of leverage is absolutely a recipe for disaster

In this article, the author studied 13million real trades from a FX broker and arrived at a conclusion that the increased use of leverage has a detrimental outcome on profitability

So before you head out and take on another trade with leverage, read this article now to know what you are really getting into.


TRADING WORDS OF WISDOM

 

Six trading lessons from speculator Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore is one of the most recognised trader in the past 100 years

The learnings that he has shared in his journal and books are often classic and timeless because they focuses mainly on how to interpret human nature

Human nature has not changed over the past hundreds of years and as such, his teachings continue to be very relevant today for new traders or experienced traders. 

Learning how to lose without getting emotional and learning how to sit tight is one of the few teachings he has. 

To understand how to apply these learnings, dig in to this article and absorb as much as you can.


 

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Philip Teo

Founder & CEO at Traderwave Pte Ltd
Philip Teo is an entrepreneur, speaker and trading coach who specialises in the field of Technical Analysis of the financial markets. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Traderwave Pte Ltd, a financial technology company that offers a web charting application to global traders. He has conducted many trading seminars and appeared on national television before. He is also currently an official speaker and trainer with SGX Academy. Learn more about him at his Google+ Profile, LinkedIn Profile and Facebook Profile
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