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Comparing the Cryptocurrency Bull Market and the Dot-Com Bubble: A Tale of Two Revolutions

Posted on July 5th, 2017.

The infamous .com IPOs and the recent cryptocurrency ICOs, Google and Ethereum, Microsoft and Bitcoin, 1999 and 2017 and so on and so on… We can draw several parallels with the euphoric years of the late 90’s in the dot-com segment and today’s blossoming cryptocurrency-blockchain industry. But before we get overly excited about the...


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Trading 101: How to Trade using Momentum

Posted on June 27th, 2017.

Momentum is an interesting concept.  When you relate it to people and those who trade the markets, momentum reflects the change in sentiment and the inertia of the price movements. When things are going well, the good times are rolling and when bad things start to appear, the sky can be falling.  People use the saying, “when it rains it...



Start Practicing Mental Risk Management Now

Posted on June 23rd, 2017.

Risk and money management methods are very easily accessible nowadays. A plethora of different order types for trading and investing purposes, dozens of assets designed just to protect your capital, and excel sheets, programs, and applications that help you in optimising your portfolio are readily available for free or for a very low...



Dealing With The Fear Of Missing Out

Posted on June 14th, 2017.

Market extremes are usually accompanied by emotional extremes for traders, and even long-term investors might be dragged into the sentiment roller coaster to commit mistakes that they will regret afterwards. One of the most common emotions is the infamous Fear of Missing Out (or FOMO) that is the strongest near market tops. Watching the...



My Year as a Perma-Bear or How to Deal With Trading Biases

Posted on June 2nd, 2017.

What is a trading bias? Kurt Vonnegut wrote it once that opinions are strange things, everyone has one, but no one gives a damn about the others’. This is similar with trading biases; every trader has a view (usually a strong one) about the direction of the market, but the market doesn’t care about it one bit. So your trading bias is...

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