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The Two Blokes Trading Blog will consist of all the articles written by the two Blokes during their adventure into the exciting world of trading!

TRADING CRYPTOCURRECIES

Why I am (Now) Open-Minded on Trading Cryptocurrencies

Why I am (Now) Open-Minded on Trading Cryptocurrencies   In June I wrote a piece entitled ‘Why I won’t Trade Ethereum’, which some of you may read. In it I presented all of the reasons why I didn’t and wouldn’t trade Ethereum, and by extension why I wouldn’t start trading cryptocurrencies generally.   Six weeks…

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trading routine

How to Build a ‘Sticky’ Trading Routine

The 3 Hardest Things in Trading Part 3: How to Build a ‘Sticky’ Trading Routine   In episode 61 of the Two Blokes Trading podcast, Andy Demi of the London Trading Group gave a masterclass in motivational podcasting! Central to Andy’s attitudes to success and living a life that will “leave a mark” is controlling…

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Trading System

Sticking to Your Trading System

The 3 Hardest Things in Trading Part 2: Sticking to Your Trading System   Last week I covered the difficulties of trade management. That issue has the twin challenges of psychology – learning to sit on your hands, and theory – actually working out the maths for your reward:risk ratios and win rates. This week…

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Trade Management

Trade Management OR The Art of Sitting on Your Hands

The 3 Hardest Things In Trading Part 1 – Trade Management OR The Art of Sitting on Your Hands Traders, in particular new traders, spend most of their time focused on finding a strategy for picking winning entries into trades. But, for me at least, that is not one of the hardest things in trading.…

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Trading System

Don’t Buy Trading Systems ‘Out of the Box’

Don’t Buy Trading Systems ‘Out of the Box’   Exclusive Two Blokes Trading Offer – Try Traders Support Club Free for 3 Months HERE.   This may come across as a little partisan (I make no secret of my love for Traders Support Club!) but this week I have become convinced that their course-plus-mentoring way…

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Survive in Forex: Use Both Trend Following and Range Trading Systems

Survive in Forex: Use Both Trend Following and Range Trading Systems   In Episode 57 legendary trader Akil Stokes came on the Two Blokes Trading podcast for his second appearance. Amongst the usual shower of sparkling knowledge-bombs, one in particular caught my attention: he used to be rubbish in September. I’ll elaborate – he used…

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TRADE ETHEREUM

Why I Don’t Trade Ethereum

  Why I Don’t Trade Ethereum   On Wednesday 21st June I felt vindicated in my decision to ignore the recent inbox-pounding influx of entreaties to ‘trade Ethereum’. As you likely know, the price of Ethereum on the leading GDAX exchange run by Coinbase plummeted from over $300 to $0.10 in a matter of moments.…

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Automate My Trading Review

Automate My Trading Review

Automate My Trading Review Have you ever thought to yourself – I wish that I new how to code MLQ5 so I could automate my trading strategies? Well, wish no longer fellow trader! Fellow trading podcaster, algo trader and all round good lad Cam Hawkins has created automatemytrading.com to walk you through the best way…

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Why backtesting trading strategies is essential

Why Backtesting Trading Strategies is Essential

Why Backtesting Trading Strategies is Essential In our latest training webinar with Traders Support Club, we had the mandatory nature of backtesting hammered home to us. Thoroughly backtesting trading strategies is, they believe, the only way to be a successful technical trader. Perhaps this should come as no surprise to either us or our listeners.…

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Why you need strict trading rules

Why You Need Strict Trading Rules

Why You Need Strict Trading Rules The further I get in my trading career the more I am relying on objectivity and the less I am relying on subjectivity. When I first started trading I spent my time working out how to be right more often than I was wrong. What I now realise is…

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How long should I hold my trade for

Best Time Frame To Trade Forex

Best Time Frame To Trade Forex  The Two Blokes Learn to Trade #3 How Long Should I Hold My Trades?   For new forex traders one of the first questions you need to answer is: ‘What is the best time frame to trade forex’’? The same applies for shares or commodities, or whatever you trade.…

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Becoming a Trader

The First Step to Becoming a Trader: Trading Pre-Mortem

The First Step to Becoming a Trader: Trading Pre-Mortem The Two Blokes Learn to Trade #2 Becoming a Trader If you caught episode 49 of the TBT podcast, you will know that we have recently been to a dark place. The first step in becoming a trader, was to conduct a personal trading SWOT analysis.…

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