Trump Trading Tactics

Those that have trained with me know I like asking that question: what is the market trying to do? I cannot remember where I picked it up. I think I overheard another trader saying it one day a long time ago. The idea, well my idea at least, is to stop you from getting too caught up in your own …

RBA Rates Decision Nov 2016

This is a short film of a our bonds over a recent RBA announcement. As with the June update, the RBA was expected to keep rates unchanged, but there was a small amount factored in for a cut. A ‘no change’ announcement of would therefore be ‘slightly’ price bearish. The thing to take away is there was plenty of time …

Trading Bonds Post Election

It’s the Monday after the Aussie Federal Election. It was an election that has so far drawn a bang on 50:50 result. As at Monday afternoon, we are still don’t know who the winner is. So how do you play that in the market. Well over the weekend, there were several newspaper stories suggesting Australia could lose its AAA rating. …

RBA Leaves Rates on Hold June 2016

This is a short film of a our bonds over a recent RBA announcement. The RBA was expected to keep rates unchanged, but there was a small amount factored in for a cut. A ‘no change’ announcement of would therefore be ‘slightly’ price bearish. The video is a bit slow, but it is interesting to see to how the depth …

The Best Books for Active Day Trading

Trading From Your Gut by Curtis Faith A really great book on building your instinct and intuition – a skill that is important in active day trading. Amazon link One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore Probably the best book written on trading in recent years. It is an insight into the world of non-algorithmic proprietary trading. A very good read. …

Spreading and Legging: What on Earth?

A common area of confusion for a new or even intermediate level futures trader is the idea of a spread, particularly how to transact in one. This write-up will look at the two ways in which to enter a spread.

Yes, We Speak in Code

When new to futures or new to specific futures markets, it can be tricky finding the right codes. This guide explains a few things.