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Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: Asian Markets, Commodities, Derivatives, Economics, Emerging Markets, European Markets, Funds, Geopolitics, Gold, International Stocks, Oil, Private Equity, Stocks, US Market

Location: UK

About Me:

A private investor with a background in technology.


Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a few months
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Interested in: 'Macro' (Trusts, ETFs), Thematics (Trusts, ETFs), Individual Stocks, and SB/CFDs for shorter timelines. Not so interested in Property, Bonds or Forex.


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1) Are your stop losses fully automatic or do you have to instruct a trade? Why? Automatic ... Sometimes! Manual ... sometimes! No stops at all .... sometimes! It all depends on: the market character; my level of conviction for the holding; and how busy I am in other areas of my life. 2) Do you treat the alerts as discretionary or mandatory? Why? There…

A worked example: Say your portfolio is £100,000 and you have a personal risk tolerance of 0.5% of the portfolio value per position. The "Max Risk" per position is therefore: £500. Say you have a position that you open and the position size is £10,000. If this was a typical ordinary share this might warrant a stop of around 15-20% - i.e. £1,500 to £2,000…

Nathan, The quick answer is that yes you can implement trailing stops from within your Barclays account. Simply go to the account (ISA account or Investment Account) where the stock is held and place an order for that stock, and select trailing as the order type. You cannot sell a stock you do not own with Barclays (i.e. you cannot sell short). The other caveat…

Ambrosia, Why dont you have a look at Stockcharts.com ? For an idea of the potential uses see the Youtube and Vimeo channels. https://www.youtube.com/user/stockchartscom & https://vimeo.com/search?q=stockcharts A membership will also gain you access to their members only blog articles and their online user group community. There are also many chart-packs that can be bought from their on-line store and added to the base offering. You…


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