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Trading Plans

Everything about trading plans.

It's easy to get lost without a map, whether in life or in trading. With a map, at least you know what happened and where you were going even if you miss the mark. A trading plan is a document that details your investing rules and your trading objectives. What is the difference between a trading strategy and a plan? A strategy is part of the comprehensive set of rules of the trading plan. A plan can cover every aspect of your trading life.

Secrets of Successful Traders

Learn more about successful trading.

There are as many different opinions on what makes for trading success as there are stock market investors. Successful trading is not built on a foundation of secrets, but on solid skills and knowledge. Both come with experience. As a beginner, educate yourself as much as possible about the stock market, learn the terminology, learn money and risk management and develop skill and edge. When you have grown accustomed to riding the market, you will find what works and what does not. This is your personal strategy development.

Know the Stock

Why are Stops So Important?

Learn why stop loss is important.

For reasonably smooth trading, you should create and consistently follow a set of rules. One of these rules is setting up stop loss or exit points. Stop loss during trading is an option. Most traders always use stop loss points, while others never use them for certain reasons. While these reasons are legitimate, reasons for using stop losses are more important.

What Percentage Stop Loss Should You Use?

Learn about setting a stop loss.

Before the market takes you to the cleaners, you use a stop loss order. As the term states, stop loss is the trading exit point used to limit the amount of loss. Say you want a stock price to move upwards. If the price drops too low, you will want to get out of there and stop trading.

What is a Shares Split?

Everything about share splits.

Shares are split when a company's share price has grown so high that investors think the shares are too expensive to buy, so the company divides them into multiple shares. In effect, investors are holding twice the amount of shares with half the price.

Trading 101: Where to Start

Learn about trading in the stock market.

So you want to start trading but don't know where to start? You're already on the right track, because you're asking questions and doing research before playing with the big boys. Nobody's going to hold your hand so you might as well put in the effort.

Arm Yourself with Education

You can never bee too educated about the stock market. If you think you have enough knowledge, curve balls can hit you without warning.

Is 20% Annual Return Realistic?

Learn if a 20% annual return is realistic.

Market returns fluctuate like the tides. Consider the many factors that affect returns like timeframes, trading strategy, your particular portfolio, and social and economic upheavals. A stock may outperform 20 percent in a given year and maybe even 10 years, but this is the exception. Anybody can also get a one-year, one-time 20 percent return, but to expect the same rate year in and year out leans more toward the unrealistic.

Entering the Market: Timing

Everything about timing the market.

The market is a murky place, and sharks—also known as people who trade for a living—swim in the infested waters. Do not be the crustacean. Unless you pay someone to do it (and maybe not even then), no one can really tell you the exact time to enter the market, and you will likely get different opinions. This is particularly true if you have a hazy goal in your head.

Using Instalments in a Dividend Yield Play

Use Instalment Warrant with Dividend Yield Play

The stock market is an unpredictable world, profits can soar and drop like dead weight in a matter of minutes. Traders employ their own personal tactics and make profit as much as they can. With a consistent strategy, any John Doe can make money in the stock market. One of the most popular gearing form is instalment warrant, coupled with dividend yield play you can make some smart moves at a fraction of the cost.

What is Instalment Warrant?

Introduction to Instalment Warrant

Essentially Instalment warrant can be summarised in one sentence, buy now and pay the rest later. As it name suggests, investors can pay in instalments - partially pay for a share now then pay the outstanding amount in another instalment late on.

The main feature of this strategy is that the investor can pay an initial outlay of 20-50 percent and receive all the benefits during the time period, namely all dividends and franking credits. They can also buy and sell their warrants just like ordinary shares.

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