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The Triple Threat Trader

While they may not know it, all successful traders are what we would now commonly call “triple threat traders”. Analysing the methods and plans of these traders can help the new trader develop into a success. The triple threat trader is one who successfully combines technical analysis, fundamental analysis and risk management systems.

Risk and Money Management Basics

Risk management is the theory of managing your trading risk to ensure that the trader is able to continue to trade through the inevitable bad times. There is nothing worse than having four consecutive losing trades, and then being on the right side of the market and have no trading capital left in your trading account to take advantage of it.

Why Trade Options?

Options are defined as the right to buy or sell an asset on a fixed future date at a fixed future price. They can be either an option to buy the asset (a “call option”) or an option to sell the asset (a “put option”) and can be either exchange traded (traded on a regulated exchange) or over the counter (traded directly with the counterparty). To make matters a little more complicated the trader or investor can either buy the option or sell the option.

Sell Options for Income

Options contracts are the “option to buy or sell a fixed future asset on a fixed future date”. They are generally traded either on an exchange, as an exchange traded option, or directly with the other counterparty as an over the counter security. There are many advantages in trading options, not least of which include that they are cheap to trade, have a high level of inbuilt leverage and improve the trader’s flexibility.

What Is Trading Psychology All About?

Recently, high performance professionals have been moving to psychology in order to increase their performance to the next (optimal) level. Athletes and executives were early adopters to coaching and are now embracing psychology to ensure that there is nothing “inside” that is preventing them from improving their performance. Trading psychology was brought to common acceptance by Dr Van Tharp.

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