Social Media and the Markets

social media and the markets

It is obvious that every time that President Trump decides to tweet bad news about relationships with China, the markets take a nose dive.


This has been very irritating. One minute my accounts are at all time highs and the next day they lose chunks of gains because of a tweet.


Whilst I have found myself cursing Trump on more than one occasion; and wondering what self respecting president tweets his business, there is a pattern emerging that you can benefit from trading Social Media and the markets news.


Before I go on though, please be aware that if you can’t take the ups and downs of investing then you can always go and get a job in McDonalds instead of buying the stock.


All trading carries risks. What works one month doesn’t mean it will work the next.


Social Media and the Markets – Trading the tweets


If you look at this daily chart of the DOW, you can see that there have been sharp sell offs [blue arrows] after Trumps tweets about the trade war with China.



You can also see that I have drawn a support line that has been formed from the bottoms of these sell offs.

A simple strategy to profit from Trumps tweets is to wait until support is met again and trade the swing back up.


You will put your stop loss just beneath the support line.


This isn’t rocket science, but thankfully every time that trump has tweeted negatively and the markets have sold off, they [the markets] have then gone onto recovery steadily. Or at least back up to the 26300 level.


He [Trump] has the power to spook the markets sensationally using tweets. And it is his spooking of the markets that gives us that can spread bet the chance to profit from his tweets.


Taking a profit


If you enter your trade at the support level, where do you take profits?


A simple and effective strategy for taking profits is to move your stop loss up to a level of 2/1 in your favour.


For example; if you enter a trade and your stop loss is 100 points, then you wait until your trade is 200 points in profit and move your stop loss up to this level.


That way, you get to lock in profit and if the price continues to rally then you can get extra profit on top of your locked in winnings.


If trading the daily charts gives you larger stop losses than you’d like, then you can drop down to the 4H charts and trade those.


This may seem too simple a strategy to be profitable, but the price doesn’t lie… and nor does the chart.

Why Trade the German 30

Often I’m asked what and where, as a new trader should I start trading?


Whilst the answer could be ridiculously long winded… it’s far easier to keep it short and sweet.


So I’ll say, take a look at the the German 30


Why trade the German 30?


I personally like trading the German 30 DAX… but why should you and why do I recommend starting out there?

trade the German 30


Well firstly

the German 30 [DAX] is a very fluid market. There are opportunities to trade most days for most traders using anything from 5 minute charts up to 1H.


Obviously the longer time frame chart produce trading action on a day to day basis, but you can still catch plenty of good moves.


For those that want to trade the 4H and daily charts the trades can keep you in from a few days to months at a time.


Basically, the DAX creates good trading opportunities for most trading strategies and styles.



It’s the best of both worlds. By that I mean it moves enough to create ample profit each month in terms of points gained. It moves more than than the FTSE but less than the DOW [on average]


This means that you can trade with a relatively modest bank, can make good gains and also avoid the larger stop losses that you often need to trade the faster moving DOW.


Multiple strategies can be used when trading the German 30.


From simple moving averages to just using the MACD… from price action trading to just trading the first hour, there is more often than not a system or strategy that can be implemented on a regular basis with a greater upside than there is downside over time.



Bank sizes to start trading the DAX can be minimal.


Many of the the spread betting companies lowered their minimum stakes after the clamp down.  You can trade from 0.50p a point at reputable companies like CMC.


This means you can start out with a smaller bank to see if trading is going to be for you.



The spread is small. Trading the DAX offers you good value when it comes to the spread.


The spread is what the spread betting companies charge you to open a trade.


This means that you can enter a profitable trade quicker than other markets but also offers you the flexibility to be in and out the markets if that is your trading style without having to keep paying a hefty spread fee.



The margin required to trade the German 30 has been kept modest in most cases. So once you open a trade your whole bank is often not needed to cover the position.


Obviously this all depends on your stake size and bank size. But if you are sensible it is easier to trade responsibly in most cases.


If you compare the margin and spread to trade the DAX against the margin and spread to trade Crypto currencies like Bitcoin you’ll clearly see that the DAX gives you good value overall.



Even if you are using a practice account the DAX can really give you a good feel of how trading and financial spread betting works.


You can test out your strategies in real time with different time frame charts to see what type of trading is going to suit you best.


Because the DAX moves a lot more [in one direction or another] than most currencies, you’ll get a very realistic idea of how and why the markets move as they do.



You can grow your bank trading the German 30 quicker than you can trading other markets.


This last point sort of encapsulates many of the above points.


Because of the fluidity of the DAX, trading it can result in building your bank faster than if you were trying to trade other markets.


When you have found a good trading strategy to use, 30% gains on average in a month can become quite realistic.


Obviously you are not going to make that guaranteed from one month to the next, but if you can double your bank every 6, 8 12 or 24 months then you could be onto a good thing indeed.


My Reasons for trading the German 30


The points above are certainly why I recommend taking a look at trading the German 30 DAX above other markets to new traders.

However, only you know what it is you are looking for when it comes to trading the financial markets.


Of course there are many other trading opportunities in many other markets that become available each and every day.


But certainly when you start out trading, you won’t go far wrong with getting a feel for how the markets work and move when looking at the DAX.


Remember too, you can open a dummy account to learn how to trade without risking a penny.


Whilst this will not be a substitute for the emotions that you will feel when it comes to using real money to trade. It still offers a good insight to trading the German 30 and indeed spread betting overall.


If you want to learn how to trade the German 30 successfully then be sure to check out my free DAX trading strategy HERE.


Bitcoin Trading Where Next

Bitcoin trading was hot topic for the press again recently.

Bitcoin was about to make a comeback… $20000 to be reached within the next month… blah blah blah. You’ve heard it all before.

What was interesting[ at least for me] was that the price finally broke past the 10000 barrier again. Then the bulls pushed the price up to 14000 and now the bears all the way back down again to 10000.

It’s a prime example of greed [everyone jumping on the bandwagon] and fear [everybody scared of losing too much money] this is what is causing much of the volatility.

Bitcoin trading Where Next

This volatility can make it tricky to trade Bitcoin successfully, as the fast price swings make it a heavily emotional experience… especially for new traders.

If you are looking to trade Bitcoin then my free Bitcoin trading strategy is a good place to start.

Also, IG launched their Crypto index last month. This is actually quite a good way to trade Bitcoin/crypto’s without the huge price swings you get with Bitcoin.

Bitcoin basically controls all the other cryptos prices anyway.

Bitcoin Trading

Bitcoin Trading – Where Next ?

Well, the honest answer is that no one actually knows. How can we? There is very little price history to tell us anything concrete.

With traditional currencies, Indices and shares it is still far easier to speculate price movement in my opinion. We can’t say that anything is certain, but we can be a lot more confident in our opinions.

We are in such a new era with Crypto’s that anything is possible.

I said in my private members area a couple of weeks ago that you need to tread carefully when trading crypto’s. Anything can send the price steaming one way or another for no apparent reason.

I still think that over time Bitcoin will reach unbelievable highs… £50000 + is seriously possible… and why not? Especially as the currency becomes more stable and also goes mainstream.

Plus, there is only a limited number of Bitcoin that can be mined so I think this will also start to affect price eventually… but that’s going to be around the year 2140 apparently.

Overall I think that Bitcoin and crypto’s are very interesting. But personally for me and a trading angle it is not something I feel is stable enough to get into seriously yet.


When not to use a Moving Average

Moving averages are the most commonly used of all the technical indicators.


They have the uncanny ability to get you in and out of trades without trying to find tops and bottoms.


Moving Averages can identify long term trend direction.


They can be used to identify stop loss levels too.


However, with all their benefits, is there a time not to use moving averages?


In my opinion, yes.


This is not being detrimental to the moving average, but is actually a way to enhance the moving average signals overall.


Support and Resistance levels.


Support and resistance levels should form the basis of all your trading entry points.


Knowing if the price is approaching key S&R levels can save you many lost points.


If you have opened a trade unknowingly near these vital levels to see the price rebound in the opposite direction, you know what I mean.


When the price of whatever it is you are considering trading is approaching solid support or resistance levels then you need to tread carefully.


And it is at these levels that moving averages can give you false signals.


When Not to use a Moving Average


Have a look at this chart of the DOW. You can see that I am using a 10/20 EMA on the 4H candles.


You can see that I have drawn in what is a solid resistance level.


Now, you can also see that the there were crossover on the 16/05/19 and the 21/05/19 both signalling a long trade.

when not to use a moving average


However, if you had drawn in your resistance levels accurately then you’d never have really considered taking this trade on knowing that there was such a large possibility of the price rebounding back of the level.


If you wanted to use the crossover as a valid signal, then you’d have waited first to see if the price broke through the resistance level and then opened the trade.


You can see that from drawing in support and resistance levels, if a moving average crossover is signalled as the price approaches these levels then it is a clear time when not to use a moving average to enter a trade.


You will notice this occurrence often when trading, and not entering a crossover trade when the price is approaching support and resistance levels will save you many a losing trade.


Range Trading Moving Averages


One other time to ignore moving average signals can be when the price is trading within a range.


Again, you can easily find if a price is trading within a range by drawing support and resistance levels.


Look at this chart of the USDCAD you can see that the trend has been seems to be stuck in a range although moving slightly up.

no moving average


You can also see that there have been numerous buy and sell signals created by the moving average crossovers.


Some were most certainly winning trades, but many more losses. You could have used a swing trading approach for far better results than the moving average can offer in this instance.


Once again though, if you hadn’t drawn in S&R levels then you could be having a trading nightmare trying to find a winning trade using a moving average.

Drawing in the S&R levels alerts you to not take any action until the price had broken out to either the up or downside.


Simple Trading


Moving averages combined with support and resistance lines offer one of the simplest but most effective ways to start trading.


If you can add into that the times when not to use a moving average, then your points profit over time can be improved along with your trading confidence.


To Recap


Moving averages are an awesome indicator to get you in and out of trades.

However, they can become even more effective by avoiding the signals created when the price is nearing major support or resistance levels.


Setting Trading Goals

Trading Goals

If you are serious about making your trading pay, then you really should invest the time to make specific trading goals to reach your desired level of income.


Before I had ever read the book Goals by Brian Tracy I had always set specific goals for myself whenever I was trying to achieve a certain outcome.


I actually can’t remember reading about doing this [reaching goals] until much later in life. I was at least in my 30s. However, I had been writing out my goals since my teenage years.


My Trading Goals


When I first started learning about trading, I had a strict agenda. I had written goals. I was going to make an extra £1000 a month from spread betting the markets and I was going to blog about my experience.


The reason I was keen to blog about my trading was to ensure and prove to all that should I get ripped off on my trading journey, my readers will avoid the same mistake. Blogging was also a way to keep myself disciplined.


I achieved all my goals… and more.


Your Trading Goals


Your trading goals will be individual to you and your circumstances. However, here are some tips when writing them out.


Always start your goals with ‘I’ and stay present. So for an example…


I am a successful trader making £1000 a month from trading the financial markets


I am making £1000 a month from trading the financial markets


I am a disciplined and professional trader making £1000 every month from trading.


However you decide to write your goals, always remember that you want to start them with ‘I’


Repetition is Key


I also got into the habit of writing my main goal out 10 times every morning by hand.


This somehow really helped me stay focused. Months later when I was still writing them out, it dawned on me how close I was to actually achieving my goals.


It may sound like some sort of mumbo jumbo to you now, but that one little trick certainly helped my subconscious do the hard work for me. It feels like you are programming your mind directly.


On average it takes 66 days to form a habit. Keep on keeping on. Your goals will materialise but give everything you are trying a chance to work.


Visualise Whilst Meditating


If you have read the blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a keen meditator. I have been meditating for years now.


I can now enter a very deep state of meditation after around 10 minutes.


It is in this state of deep meditation that I can give myself suggestions of my goals and visuals of me achieving my goals.


This is one of the most powerful self improvement tools you will ever use. It can be literally life changing. Plus, you get all the benefits of meditation whilst doing so.


I often meditate in complete stillness, but I also use this app and also some of Kelly Howells MP3s, they are awesome if you are looking for certain improvements like gaining positivity; but the deep meditation is amazing for programming your subconscious mind.


Tools for Living


Learning about how to write goals is an essential life tool for successful living.


Once mastered, you will be able to use the same process to achieve anything that you wish.


Seriously… the sky is not the limit… your mind is.


Here’s a link to the Goals book by Brian Tracey again and beneath you’ll find a video about how you can work towards goals and achieve more from life.


Remember… if you want to make a living from trading, set your trading goals.


Some of you may think goal setting is unnecessary… however, I assure you that most successful traders, entrepreneurs and business people all set goals. Why should you be any different?


What is the Best Moving Average to use

What is the best moving average to use?


In answer to that question, there are many. There is not one particular moving average (MA) that anyone could claim is the best.


But here we are going to focus on some of my favourites for long-term, medium-term and short-term trading.


We will be using the daily charts along with the 4H charts and the 5 Minute charts.


What type of Moving Average


I always use the exponential moving average with my trading (EMA). This is my preferred MA over the simple and weighted moving averages.


There is also now the VIDYA moving average that I’m growing quite fond of as it is offering new ways and opportunities to trade.


However here we will only be using and concentrating on the EMA.


200 day EMA Longer Term Trading


The 200 day EMA is probably one of the most commonly used of all the moving averages


It can be used singularly where you trade the price above the EMA or below the EMA.


It can also be used with other short term period EMA’s to create a reliable crossover system.


The 200 day EMA is also commonly used to identify the direction of a trend.


If you look at this chart of the daily DAX you can see that you could have easily traded the price above and below the 200 day EMA and made some healthy profits.


200 day moving average

As simple as it may seem that is a reliable trading strategy.


However, you can also add a smaller period moving average to create a very effective crossover strategy using the 200 day moving average.


200/5 Crossover Strategy


In this next chart you can see [although hard to] that I have added the 5 day EMA to the 200 moving average and have dropped down to use the 4H charts.

Each time the 5 EMA crosses the 200 EMA you open a trade and close the other.

Could have you any trading these crossovers? Of course you could have.

Moving average

As with any strategy, you will have losing trades, but over the long-term using sensible staking and reliable moving averages you will come out on top.


 Horses for courses


As mentioned in a previous post, for every chart there is a strategy and for every strategy there is a chart.  It is your job as a trader to match this strategy and charts together.


Do not think that one EMA setup will work for each and every chart and timeframe, that is just unrealistic.


Medium-term Moving Averages 20/50


One of my favourite and most reliable EMA setups to trade currency pairs with is the 20/50 using the daily charts.


What’s more is that there 20/50 EMA crossovers can be used on most of the major currency pairs and even a few of the minor repairs.


I will say this again…. it is your job as the trader to find which charts suit the strategies that you are trying to use.


For every chart there is a strategy and for every strategy there is a chart.


As you can see from the charts beneath, using the 20/50 moving average crossovers on the daily charts is wickedly effective.

Moving average


moving average system




Trading like this takes the stress out of opening and closing your positions as you just trade along to the signals that the crossovers generate.


Again you’ll find that you will have losing trades, but these will be easily offset against your winning trades over Long-term.  Remember trading is a marathon and not a Sprint



Short-term trading strategies using exponential moving averages


When using the shorter period moving averages, it is always better to use the smaller minute charts.  Here we will be looking at trading strategies using five-minute charts to trade the DAX and 10/20 Exponential moving average.


The upside to using small time frame charts and the 10/20 EMA is that they can be used on most charts currency pairs and indices.


Your stop loss levels will also be smaller.


The downside is that you will get far more false signals.


However, over time and again with sensible bank management you can create some decent points profits on a daily basis.


The idea of this these short-term type of EMA strategies is that you will be in and out the markets many times in a single day.


This most certainly suits some traders and not others as you will need to be at your PC most of the day.


Take a look at the chart beneath, you can see many crossovers and trading opportunities.  You’ll also see lots more false signals.



Moving averages are a great way to smooth out the price on a chart and give you a clear idea of direction of price.

Also you are getting the added benefit of signals [crossovers] telling you when to enter a trade.

If you are unsure about opening a trade and the direction on a chart, leave it. Do nothing. There will always be other, clearer opportunities once you learn to trade effectively.

Simple Trading – Creating Opportunities

I recently explained a simple trading rule to remember to my spread betting students.

Sometimes when you are trading, the daily charts may seem flat and untradeable.

There looks like there is nothing going on and opportunities seem scarce.

When this happens, don’t be afraid to drop down to using the 4 hour and 1 hour charts and even the 10 minute candles

You need to be able adapt your trading to make money consistently over time.

Let’s look at the chart beneath as our first example

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You can see that the price looks pretty sideways on the daily chart. There appears to be little in the way of trading opportunities.

But if we drop the chart down to 10 minute candles let’s see what happens.

Rachel trader


We have now created much more volatility; this in turn gives us more opportunities to trade.

Now this approach won’t work if you are a lazy trader. And that’s fine if you do not want to be at your desk throughout the day. But for those that want to be a more active trader and building their banks quickly, then this approach can be perfect.

Simple Trading

If we add an exponential moving average to the chart and trade the crossovers, we can create a trading strategy that gives us our entry and exit points.

Look at the chart now. You can see that over the last couple of days there have been many opportunities available.

simple trading

In fact if you had traded each crossover signal from 8am – 8pm, you’d have netted some good points profit with very little in the way of risk.

Considering that the daily chart looked untradeable, you can see what happens if you change your trading approach to suit the chart.

You Can Diversify

Don’t get stuck in the rut of trading the same strategy that only works in some scenarios.

Diversify your charts and strategies and you’ll find you have far greater success overall.

Learn the basics well and you’ll find spread betting is rather simple.

Over time you’ll come to know what strategy works best on what time frame and more importantly what works best for your personal style of trading.


New Trading Strategy

New Trading Strategy

Here are the January 2019 results of my new trading strategy.

The blue arrows are winning trades with an average of 70 points profit.

The red arrows are losing trades with an average of 35 points loss.

This equates to around 665 points profit.

All trades were between 7 am – 7 pm

new trading Strategy

The system is for use on the DAX and gets you in and out the market quickly and safely by ensuring the odds are firmly stacked in your favour by 2/1.

I was going to offer this as a completely new system and charge for it. However, I decided to add it to the member’s area of my spread betting course.

Since I started testing and developing this strategy back in September last year, the strike rate and results have stayed consistent… and sensational.

You can start using this strategy with the smallest of banks and expect to see a steady return from month to month.

Another awesome thing about this little strategy is that you can set alerts to notify you of a trade. This means limited missed opportunities.

You also get up to 30 minutes after an alert to get the trade on.

You can Join me from Tuesday

Now, if you haven’t been able to join my sold out spread betting course… you’ll have the chance to get access from this Tuesday.

I’m going to let 30 new students in.

If you’re not on the waiting list then you might miss out again.

My spread betting course includes 6 awesome trading strategies and I also send you info on charts that look like they might be ripe to trade.

There are absolutely no other hidden fees once you join.

If you want to get access to my awesome new strategy shown above and all the other strategies too, make sure you join up this Tuesday.

To be on the safe side, make sure you’re on my mailing list as you’ll hear first the minute the doors are open.

If you want to learn how to trade in 2019 then you won’t go far wrong with my spread betting course.


Untethered Soul Review – Must Read Book

I want to share with you today a book that I have read a couple of times over the last year.

It has absolutely nothing to do with trading… but then again it could have everything to do with your results from trading.

Any of you that have read the blog for any amount of time will know that I am into my meditation and that I’m quite a spiritual soul.

I’m not religious in anyway though, but I do respect anyone that is. It’s just not my thing personally.

But whatever your life stance, the book I’m about to tell you about today really might open up some new pathways for you and take the pressure out of searching for success.

Untethered Soul Review

Untethered Soul ReviewI have waited until the beginning of the year to tell you about this book so that you could read it now and see how your life unfolds over the year.


Take a Step Back for a Moment… 

Have you ever stopped to listen to your own self talk?

If you have, then my hat is off to you.

If you haven’t then you’re probably in for a right shock.

We all do it from time to time, the moments when we realise we are prattling on to ourselves… but do you really analyse any of your self talk at all?

If you have or do, you’ll start to realise what an absolute beast our own minds can really be to us. That’s why i wanted to give you my Untethered Soul Review.

Think About This

Let’s say that we have made a bad trade, we have just closed our position for a 5% loss. Our self talk might sound something like this over the next minute or so…

I knew that was going to happen, should have bought the other course, this course is to advanced for me…I remember when I was dancing I knew the same… I’m hungry, what time is it now? I really don’t like that guy; she didn’t say hi to me either… I have to go get the kids… that trade was ridiculous, can only get better though… my legs are sore… what’s on TV tonight.

Sounds crazy doesn’t it. It almost is. But each and every thought leads to another and another and creates a different emotion within us.

The amount of time we spend talking to ourselves like this is unbelievable. For most people it is most of the day.

Some people will then go on and carry that bad trade from our example around with them all day.

This non stop thinking helps create more and more painful thoughts regarding the losing trade, but then creates more and more negative thoughts in general.

This type of thinking can easily lead to all sorts of stress… and it’s easy to see how.

Trading Can Be Stressful

Trading can be a very emotional and stressful way to try and make a living.

But imagine if you could get control of your thoughts and emotions and start to be the boss of your own trading mind? Imagine if you could learn to cut out most of the noise in your life and step back and just look at all the thoughts non-judgmentally? Imagine how easier trading might become? Or imagine losing the fear to lose so that you can become a better trader? The fear that your mind is creating from thoughts… not facts.

Imagine being able to apply the same technique to any other area of your life and gain control of your excessive thinking? Do you thing your life might be better? Imagine starting to fear less and live more? That is what The Untethered Soul is all about.

It’s about help you realise that you are nothing more than the witness to all the thoughts that your mind creates.

And for me, it has really been an eye opener.

It Takes Time but is Soooo Worth it.

Now this isn’t a quick fix that is going to happen over night. But it is something that you can learn to do and use to enhance your life over a few weeks and months.

It isn’t complicated, voodoo, religious, scary, trash talk, a cult or any other type of thing that you won’t agree with.

It’s just about how you can start to gain control of your life and stop your negative self talk by just taking a back seat and watching it all go on.

I found this concept to be very liberating.

Along with my regular meditation [something that you do not need to do to make use of the book] I have found a way to say ‘be quiet brain’.

The Untethered Soul Review

The name of the book might sound a bit new age and hippy for some, but I assure you that anyone and everyone could learn something about themselves from reading it. If you don’t like the sound of the title, then that’s fine, but don’t let that put you off. You might regret it.

You can take a look here on Amazon and read some of the Untethered Soul review.

I really have enjoyed this book and just had to share it with you.

Welcome 2019

Well 2018 turned out to be a nice year. Although on a trading front [for me personally], 2018 was one of my quietest years.

I didn’t trade anywhere near as much as normal. This was a planned decision at the start of the year.

The first reason being I wanted to be on call to answer the emails from my spread betting students and help anyone out with any issue they may have had. This was enjoyable and I connected with some great people in the process.

Also, I wanted to spend some time [lots of time actually] doing my things. And concentrating on my own personal development.

Not having spread betting on my mind enabled me to do this.

Blogging and trading is quite time consuming when combined. So I thought that a quieter year was well and truly overdue.

Basically, a break from spread betting was wanted, needed and taken.

I also needed to concentrate on looking at places abroad that may be suitable to buy a holiday home. This was a main goal for 2018. Although we didn’t find anything to put money into, we researched lots of areas and have now made a shortlist of destinations.

We also managed to get away to a few of these new places. Overall this was all refreshing and nice.

Trading Results

Much of my trading over 2018 was done via Schwab where I buy actual stocks.

The final results for the year are hard to be completely accurate with as seasonal trades do not finish until April; but overall to date just shy of 6% return which whilst not spectacular, are still very respectable compared to the bank. I know other traders didn’t get those returns though.

December absolutely battered the results to be honest. But the last few months from around October accounted for a 11% loss overall. Ouch!

Dogs of the Dow made a very small profit this year which hampered overall results too. If we had gotten the regular 10% + returns, then the picture could have been way stronger. General Electric cost most of the profits this year on the dogs.

So GE is out and JP Morgan in.

You can read about the Dogs of The Dow here

Long Term Game Plan

You have to get it into your head that trading is a long term plan. I could well see my account down 20% some years but up 30% + on others. That is the reality of trading stocks.

So many people hit the bail out button at the first sign of a loss and then never go on to make any money.

They then miss the rewards that the markets can offer long term.

If you bet that the US markets will go up over the next 20 years then you won’t go far wrong. Of course some years will be negative. But as Warren Buffet said…

“For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.

Spread Betting

2018’s spread betting tended to be me looking at different trading strategies to pass on to you.

I actually didn’t mind doing this, even though I wasn’t concentrating on making profits myself, it felt good to just potter around on IG and CMC Markets. Testing ideas and looking for new ones.

What I am still sure of though, is that the DAX remains the easiest market to trade for short and longer term profits.

You can quite easily open a longer term trade with a view to hold over weeks and months and then trade the shorter term moves alongside on a separate account.

This type of trading can be really effective.

Easy to Get Started

The good thing about spread betting is that your profits and loss are accounted for as you go. That is the whole idea. Cutting your losses and letting your profits run.

This can be far more suitable for many as a lot less capital is required to start up.

It’s how I started out and obviously still trade.

You can trade on CMC markets for .25p a point and still rack the profits up.

275 points profit.

What’s in Store for 2019

I will obviously still be trading at Schwab and Vince Stanzione says that individual stocks will be where the money is. I totally agree.

I will also be concentrating on my spread betting again with a view to trade the DAX consistently throughout the year. I will be posting these ideas/trades up to my private spread betting students.

If you want the chance to join and get my trading system, then make sure you are on the mailing list here. I’ll send you notification. The doors will open in a few weeks and I will let a handful of you in.