Rules for Trading

After deciding which markets and what timeframe are right for you, the next step is to come up with the rules for trading.

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What It Means to Trade From Home

Let’s start with the bottom line. When starting to trade, it’s best to plan on committing at least an hour a day as the minimum time required for success. If you don’t have that much time, then a system based on weekly, or even monthly, data might be a better entry level strategy.

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Designing a Trading System: What Should You Trade

Designing a trading system is simply a series of decisions. First is deciding what edge you have over all the other players in the market. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Using a logical approach to the markets, any individual can develop a unique insight that lets them profit.

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Trading Systems 101

Traders buy and sell for a variety of reasons. Some traders will make decisions based upon news headlines or gut feelings. One may read that gasoline prices are at record levels and decide they have to go down, while with equal certainty another trader decides the news justifies even higher prices. These strategies rely on luck, rather than mathematical probabilities, to succeed.

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