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Heroes & Villains of Wall Street – Bernie Madoff

Heroes & Villains of Wall Street - Bernie Madoff

Who is Bernie Madoff? Bernard “Bernie” Madoff was a highly influential stockbroker and investment adviser who also served as the non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ. Born in 1938, Bernie Madoff is most famous for being the ringleader behind a Ponzi scheme that turned out to be the biggest case of …

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Why Traders Do/Don’t Use Stop Losses

Why Traders Do/Don’t Use Stop Losses

Conventional wisdom has it that stop losses are an essential part of any trader’s risk management strategy. However, the case for placing stop losses is not as clear as it might seem. While it may be good to use stop losses, there are some pros and cons that we should …

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10 Things All Successful Traders Do

Things All Successful Traders Do

Is there a secret recipe for success in the trading industry? While there are no hard and fast rules that apply to all traders, there are some good habits that profitable traders can swear by. Do you adhere to any of these? Keep a record of their trades. Every trader …

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Trading Mood

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Ever found yourself in a trading slump that made you question your skills? Having a hard time regaining the motivation you need to keep hustling in the trading arena? Even seasoned traders have found themselves in this kind of rut at one point or another in their career so we’ve …

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What Kind of Trader Are You?

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Mercedes Pantazi, Customer Support Manager, easyMarkets Knowing what kind of trader you are goes a long way in enhancing your skills, playing your strengths, and achieving success. While there isn’t any definitive way of categorizing various traders with different personalities, a few general types can be identified. Which ones do …

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The Benefits of Trading on Your Mobile

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There are numerous reasons why individuals would want to utilize their smarts phones or tablets for trading purposes.  The Forex, commodities and indices markets are gyrating constantly.  When a trader has the ability to trade when they are mobile they are able to monitor their positions regularly and take advantage …

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How Do I Choose a Good Broker?

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Mercedes Pantelis, Customer Support Manger, easyMarkets For forex traders, finding a good broker is essential. When you’re putting significant money on the line, you want to know that you have a good partner who is as committed as you are to making trading profits. The problem is that there are …

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5 Magical Trading Tricks

5 Magical Trading Tricks

Evdokia Pitsillidou, Risk Associate, easyMarkets If you are new to trading, then you might be hoping for some kind of magic that might help you determine when to make profitable trades. Of course, entry and exit points aren’t always that easy to identify. There are, however, some very powerful technical …

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The 8 Habits of Top Traders

The 8 Habits of Top Traders

At easyMarkets we know that human beings are creatures of habit. We perform at our best when we follow a structured routine that maximizes our productivity. As the great French writer Andre Maurois once said, “If you can create a habit, you can create a character.” It is therefore no …

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The Hidden Costs of Trading

The Hidden Costs of Trading

Traders often look at their bottom line profit and loss on their account to gauge their performance, but what’s usually overlooked are the hidden costs of trading such as commissions, spread, interest, or negative carry. Costs associated with education, signal services, and even missed opportunities should be factored in as …

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Ways to Invest 101

Ways to Invest 101

From the desk of Nikolas Xenofontos, Director of Risk at easyMarkets. Are you looking for possible ways to invest your hard-earned money? Everyone wants to put their money to work, but understanding the different options to build your investment portfolio can be daunting. It’s important to understand what your investment …

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What to Do When You Win a Trade

What to Do When You Win a Trade

Mercedes Pantazis, Customer Support Manager, easyMarkets Trading psychology articles usually focus on what you should do next when you encounter a losing trade or a huge drawdown. However, it’s also just as important to be aware of how you typically react to winning trades and how to keep your emotions …

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How Will You Trade This Summer?

How Will You Trade This Summer

Now that the much-anticipated EU referendum has passed, summer brings a fresh opportunity to look for new market catalysts. But while summer months are typically characterized by low liquidity and range-bound conditions, the next few months this year might see a different market environment. Events to Watch For one, the …

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5 Heroes of the Finance World

5 Heroes of the Finance World

It’s easy to picture legends in the financial industry as multi-billionaires living lavish lifestyles, dating supermodels, living in luxurious mansions, and swimming in bathtubs full of dollar bills. However, some of the folks that’ve actually made it big decided to channel their earnings to more noble endeavors. Here are five …

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