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3 Ways To Learn To Trade On A Budget

3 Ways To Learn To Trade On A Budget How To Get Valuable Trading Experience With No Capital On episode 27 of the Two Blokes Trading podcast I interviewed Kerim Derhali the CEO and Founder of Invstr, an app that ‘gamifies’ trading. Kerim’s principle target audience at the moment is students – people who may…

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The Difference between spread betting and CFDs

What is the Difference Between CFDs and Spread Betting?

What is the Difference Between CFDs and Spread Betting?   Spread Bet vs Contracts For Difference: Overview If you live in the United Kingdom or Ireland and are new to trading then the chances are that you will at some point end up spread betting, or at least considering it. If you don’t live in…

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How not to trade

4 Things to Avoid When Trading News Events!

How Not To Trade News Events In the latest episode of the Two Blokes Trading podcast (ep 25, available here, since you asked) Tom and I poked a bit of fun at ourselves and each other about our disastrous attempt to trade the Donald Trump election victory. Although it was some light hearted banter, and…

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Finance Feeds: The Cup 2016

5 Things The Two Blokes Learned at the Finance Feeds Cup in Cyprus

We were very fortunate to attend the Finance Feeds Cup in Limassol, Cyprus on November 3rd and were in fact honoured to be asked to give the ‘keynote’ speech at the event. The Finance Feeds Cup is a networking event run by Andrew Saks-Mcleod and Noam Stiekema the founders of Forex industry online magazine Finance…

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How Much Money Do I Need to Start Trading?

How Much Money Do I Need to Start Trading? In episode 22 of the Two Blokes Trading podcast we tackled a number of questions from a young listener of the show, Mikey from the UK. We make it very clear that we are not trading experts; we are still on the learning journey, so we…

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What are the Similarities Between Forex Trading and Equities Trading?

What are the Similarities Between Forex Trading and Equities Trading? As chaps who have cut our teeth in forex day trading, ‘Equities Month’ has been a real gear shift for Tom and me. The sheer volume of research that we are going to have to do if we wish to start trading equities is not…

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Trading Challenge Week 4 – USD/???

Trading Challenge Week 4 – USD/??? Guest blog from Brandon Turner of Intex Learn   Last Week Last week we chose to change things up a bit for the trade challenge.  Rather than giving you a currency pair and the current sentiment then sending you out to the wild hoping that the sentiment doesn’t change…

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Trading Challenge Week 3 – USD/???

Trading Challenge Week 3 – USD/??? Guest blog from Brandon Turner of Intex Learn   Last Week Last week’s trade challenge was to trade the NZDJPY pair.  We continued with the theme of positive sentiment on the New Zealand currency and introduced some negative fundamentals on the Japanese Yen. One distinction I want to make…

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Trading Challenge Week 2 – NZD/JPY

Trading Challenge Week 2 – NZD/JPY Guest blog from Brandon Turner of Intex Learn Last Week Last week we focussed on the NZDUSD currency pair.  We stated that New Zealand was experiencing some positive sentiment given some recent robust economic data and that the US Dollar was experiencing negative sentiment because at the time of…

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Week One of the Tom vs Owen Trading Competition: NZD/USD

NZD/USD Brandon Turner of INTEX Learn, a very experienced and successful trader and trading coach kindly agreed to come on the pod to launch the  new trading competition between Tom and Owen. The idea is that each time we run the competition, Brandon will select a currency pair, revealing this to us on the podcast when…

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The Number One Trait of Successful Traders – Resilience

    We recently had the pleasure of speaking to John Walsh, aka the Black Cabbie Trader, on the Two Blokes Trading podcast. We discussed his background and how he came to be a successful retail trader and find out what makes him tick. One of his most informative answers was when we asked him…

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Tom and Owen’s Beginner Trading System

Tom and Owen’s Beginner Trading Systems At Two Blokes Trading we don’t claim to be expert traders (quite the opposite in fact…) so we certainly don’t want the people listening to the podcast or reading this blog to start following our systems or expecting us to produce ‘signals’ for them to trade off. However, as…

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