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The Push and Pull Factor Support and Resistance Levels


Support and resistance indicate convergences in the market where the supply and the demand meet. In the market, prices are driven by either excessive supply where the prices trend down which is referred to as bearish or excessive demand where the prices trend up which is referred to as bullish. As the demand for a futures contract increases, bulls take over as the market moves up while on the other hand when the supply increases, the counterpart or the bears take center stage and move the market down.

Support and resistance levels act almost like invisible barriers, levels where prices don’t seem to tread past. These signs can help position yourself in the market to capture price discrepancies between the support and resistance lines.

What is support?
Support is where the price is at a level in which the demand is thought to be strong enough to prevent the price from declining

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Is Trading Futures All Mathematical and Technical?


There is no typical retail trader and everyone is just trying to fight his way through the noise with the goal to succeed in this business and make a living, or even more, from it. Trading futures is unique and very different from most other professions and success in one area of your life will not necessarily translate into good trading. In trading, it is not the smartest person who comes out ahead, but the one who can connect the dots and deal with the untypical facets of trading best.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to trading

Everyone approaches trading education from an angle that he feels is most comfortable for him/her and that also matches his character traits and personality. Some approach it from the traditional, purely technical analysis standpoint, some follow a more statistical and math based approach, and others prefer to create and code

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The Real Truth About Trading Psychology


Why Trading Psychology and Discipline Are Weak Excuses Promoted by the Industry?

The selling of psychology as a key aspect of trading is over rated.
Please, don’t misunderstand us. We are aware of the fact that the mental aspect of trading VERY important, but the whole trading industry has managed to convince you that our human instincts and psychology is hard-wired for trading failure. The words of fear and greed are omnipresent and always hovering over traders, explaining all mistakes and failure.

So you study all the common books about mastering the psychology of trading and how to deal with trading psychology more effective, spend a lot of money on webinars and seminars to make you more focused, but, at the end of the day, you don’t improve and your results still remain the same. You change to a different trading method, switch brokers, and start “fresh”—just to repeat the same thing

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Trading as a Business for the Non-Businessman


Many of us have been taught that trading is a business. Yet, some could be left confused because most traders may not have business ownership experience or never intended to own a business in the first place. Therefore, the idea that trading is like a “business” remains theoretical to many and the important lessons that the comparison implies are never really understood. In this article we need to find what are the components that define trading as a business without all the hype of “no employees, no boss, trade whenever and wherever you want…”, etc.

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  • Trading is not a franchise. The goal of a business is to make money. That means that you must do whatever it takes to become successful and sacrifice as much as possible in order to learn your business inside and out. Money is a by-product

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How Can Traders Improve Their Trading Discipline


Discipline is undoubtedly one of the most important character traits a trader needs to have in order to trade successfully. A lack of discipline often the cause of the most common trading mistakes such as breaking trading rules and executing trades prematurely, making impulsive trading decisions, violating risk management rules, revenge-trading and over-trading, just to name a few. And, all of these things inevitably result in losing much more money than what a trader had originally anticipated and what would be necessary.

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Developing discipline is usually not an easy task and discipline in trading can come in many different forms which most people are not even aware of. In the following article we explore what discipline in trading really means and how a trader can develop more of it by following a few simple tips.



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