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Trading / Investing

A Simple Trading Rule to Reduce Bad Decisions

Have you ever been in a situation where you close a trade too early and kick yourself afterwards?

Trading / Investing

The Law of Small Numbers and Trading

We all want to optimise and improve our trading, but we need to make sure what we're working from is sufficient.

Mindset / Psychology

The Harsh Truth About HUGE Goals

Here's some of what you need to be prepared for on your journey towards achieving HUGE goals.

Biographical

The Story of Warren Buffett | Legends of Investing Series

Warren Buffett is one of the most idolised, revered and imitated investors in the world. This is his story.

Economics

Economic Fact Files: Brazil

Let’s dive into the economy of one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on Earth.

Financial History

Where Did the Terms ‘Bull’ and ‘Bear’ Come From?

We see 'bull' and 'bear' all the time in the financial markets, but why?

Financial News

Disaster at Woodford Investment Management — What Happened?

Woodford Investment Management experienced a financial disaster, here's the lowdown.

Financial News

The Recent Oil Price Moves - A Brief Explainer

Let's go through the factors contributing to the recent moves in oil prices.

Financial History

How Wall Street was Created

How did Wall Street get its name and how did it become a centre of business and finance?

Mindset / Psychology

How Regular Exercise Gives Your Brain an Edge

Exercise isn't all about the physical benefits. Here's what it does to your brain too!

Trading / Investing

Why Deliberate Practice Matters in Trading

Deliberate practice is the difference between becoming good and becoming a master!

Trading / Investing

Trading Risk Management: An Overview of How We Decide Our Position Sizes

Choosing the right position size can often be the 'make or break' of important trades

Trading / Investing

Pick Your Battles with Your Trading

Are you making the right decisions that will lead to your long-term success?

Trading / Investing

How to Be Realistic with Your Money and Trading Expectations

How to approach your money better for long-term success with trading

Mindset / Psychology

You’re Biased and it’s Impacting Your Trading

If there’s one thing that social media has helped to make painfully obvious, it’s just how biased people’s opinions can be.

Trading / Investing

Highlights from the Ray Dalio Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) — May 2019

Ray Dalio is one of the most influential and successful investors of all time.

Trading / Investing

A Brief Overview of the Efficient Market Hypothesis

There is no conclusive evidence that the markets are efficient one way or another.

Mindset / Psychology

5 Tips for Becoming a More Disciplined Trader

Having strong self-discipline is an essential part of being a successful trader, we outline 5 tips you can use straight away.

Financial History

The Story of Ray Dalio - Legends of Investing

Ray Dalio is one of the most successful and iconic hedge fund managers in the world. His story is full of lessons for all investors.

Economics

Understanding the Four Types of Economic Systems

Although countries manage their economies differently, they typically fall under one of these broad economic systems.

Economics

What Is the World Bank and What Does It Do?

The World Bank is one of the most powerful institutions in the world. But what is the World Bank and what does it actually do?

Trading / Investing

This Underrated Treasure Is Meant to Improve Your Trading (Video)

We all know we're meant to use this for our trading

Economics

U.S.-China Trade Talks, an Ironic Insider Trading Case and Narrowly Missing a Recession

U.S.-China Trade Talks, an Ironic Insider Trading Case and Narrowly Missing a Recession

Mindset / Psychology

Let's Talk About Trading Addiction... Time to Be Honest with Yourself (Video)

Trading addiction is a slippery slope. It's time to be honest with yourself and reflect on what you are doing with your trading.

Economics

How Your Trading Performance Is Influenced by Stories and Experiences

Find out why your trading performance can be heavily affected by the stories you are told and your past experiences.

Economics

Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy, Currencies and Manipulation

Janet Yellen, appeared on the Brookings Institution podcast "Dollar & Sense" to discuss monetary policy, currencies, and manipulation.

Trading / Investing

Is This Billionaire the Most Successful Individual Investor? (Video)

A recent Forbes article labeled this billionaire optometrist the most successful individual investor in the world.

Financial History

How Were the Financial Markets Created? (Video)

How did the financial markets get started? What was the first stock exchange and what securities were traded?

Mindset / Psychology

An Unexpected Trading Edge? (Video)

We outline some of the key points that have been discovered about how meditation affects your mind and how this may improve your trading.

Financial News

Steve Eisman's Brexit Short, the Trump-Kim Summit and a 19,267% Return in a Day (Video)

Steve Eisman's Brexit short and a crazy rollercoaster trading day involving a 19,267% return!

Economics

Corporate Debt - The Next Big Crisis?! (Video)

Economists are becoming increasingly worried about the systemic risk in these markets. Will these cause the next crisis?

Financial News

DB Lose $1.6 Billion on a Trade, Trump's National Emergency & End of QT? (Video)

President Trump's National Emergency and a disaster trade from Deutsche Bank leading to a $1.6 billion loss.

Trading / Investing

Are You Wasting Your Time with Your Trading? (Video)

We discuss the Pareto Principle (80-20 rule) and how small changes can have a disproportionately large impact on our trading performance.

Trading / Investing

Weekly Forex Technical Analysis (10 June 2018)

Nicholas presents our weekly forex technical analysis video, looking at 7 currency pairs (including the majors).

Financial News

What A Surprise...Drama With Trump and World Leaders At The G7 (Video)

President Trump was outnumbered at the G7 Summit where leaders were clearly angered about his recent trade threats.

Economics

Relationship on the Rocks - What Happened with Italy and Europe? (Video)

Why is Italy threatening to leave the euro? We summarise the problems in the euro area that has led to this crazy political situation.

Economics

A Little Trading Activity for You to Do This Weekend (Video)

Here's a trading task you can complete this weekend that should improve your performance over time.

Financial News

The Markets This Week - Fed Interest Rates, End of ECB QE and More (Video)

Major events this week include the Federal Reserve raising rates and the ECB announcing the end of their quantitative easing.

Mindset / Psychology

Weekly Forex Technical Analysis (17 June 2018)

Nicholas presents our weekly forex technical analysis video, looking at 7 currency pairs (including the majors).

Financial News

How to Lose over £800 Million from Trading (Video)

By breaking down this rogue trader's mindset and the mistakes he made, we can understand what we should avoid doing.

Economics

Can Central Banks Save the Economy Again?

Lately there has been a lot of monetary policy action. If another recession hits, will central banks be able to cope?

Mindset / Psychology

How Meditation can Improve Performance in the Financial Markets

Meditation is a simple activity that can have an exponential impact on performance.

Economics

How Might the Federal Reserve's MBS Unwind Affect Homebuyers?

The Federal Reserve bought a lot of mortgage-backed securities after the financial crisis. How will this affect the housing market?

Economics

What Is the World Bank and What Does It Do?

The World Bank is one of the most powerful economic institutions in the world, but what is it and what does it actually do?

Mindset / Psychology

How Stories and Experiences Impact Our Trading

Ever wonder why some traders get over-confident and burn out accounts, while others are gripped by fear and can't seem to open a trade?

Economics

Understanding the Inverted Yield Curve

Understanding the Inverted Yield Curve

Trading / Investing

Would You Rather Be a Winning Trader or a Profitable Trader?

Would You Rather Be a Winning Trader or a Profitable Trader?

Mindset / Psychology

Trading Thoughts: Motivation

Money isn't always a good motivator if you want to achieve success in something like trading and investing.

Financial News

What's Going on with Oil Prices?

Oil is currently in a bear market, after prices crashed from the high over the past couple of months. But what is behind this big decline?

Mindset / Psychology

Trading Thoughts: Patience

Patience. The one word that represents so much of what we do in trading, whether that's while you're learning or as an experienced trader.

Trading / Investing

Ray Dalio's Thoughts on the Financial Crisis

Dalio discusses the biggest lesson that has been learned from the 2008 financial crisis

Financial News

What Was Behind the Recent Rise in Oil Prices?

There was recently a rise in oil prices, thanks to a number of interrelated market factors. Is Trump right to be blaming it all on OPEC?

Financial News

The Duomo Initiative Featured in the Times of Malta

Our course 'The Euro: the History, Issues and Solutions" was featured in the Times of Malta today. You can read the article here.

Economics

The Week Ahead for the US Economy (30 July 2018)

We take a look at the economic data releases and central bank activity expected this week for the US economy.

Trading / Investing

Investing in a More “JUST” World - Paul Tudor Jones at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs have released a fantastic interview between legendary trader/investor Paul Tudor Jones and Lloyd Blankfein.

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: Venezuela's Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent, IMF Forecasts

Daily Picks for Tuesday 24 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Economics

The Week Ahead for the US Economy (22 July 2018)

We take a look at the economic data releases and central bank activity expected this week for the US economy.

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: Powell Wants to Create Mystery Around Fed Meetings

Daily Picks for Thursday 19 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Wednesday: Europe Exploring Talks With Trump on Car Tariff Cut

Daily Picks for Wednesday 18 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

How to Listen to What the Market is Trying to Tell You - Peter Borish (Odd Lots Podcast)

The Odd Lots podcast from Bloomberg featured Peter Borish

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: China's Cooling Economy Spells Trouble Ahead for Global Growth

Daily Picks for Tuesday 17 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Economics

The Week Ahead for the US Economy (15 July 2018)

We take a look at the economic data releases and central bank activity expected this week for the US economy.

Economics

The Week Ahead for the US Economy (8 July 2018)

We take a look at the economic data releases and central bank activity expected this week for the US economy.

Financial News

Daily Picks Friday: Federal Reserve on Lookout for Recession, Still Sees Strong Economy

Daily Picks for Friday 6 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Being A Pip Hunting Trader Is The Fastest Way To Become A Loser

We go through two important points to keep in mind that will allow you to filter out some of your bad entries

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless

Daily Picks for Thursday 5 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Wednesday: 10 Years After Lehman, Four Big Risks

Daily Picks for Wednesday 4 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Trump and the WTO - the Ultimate Game of Chicken?

Yet another plot twist in the trade tariff saga.

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: Share Buy-Backs Keeping Stock Market Afloat

Daily Picks for Tuesday 3 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Monday: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO

Daily Picks for Monday 2 July 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Friday: Venezuela Hyperinflation Index Reaches the One Million Mark

Daily Picks for Friday 29 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: What the World’s Top Central Banks Will Do Next

Daily Picks for Thursday 28 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Wednesday: Industry Pressure on Governments

Daily Picks for Wednesday 27 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: EU Withdrawal Bill officially becomes law

Daily Picks for Tuesday 26 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Monday: Trade War Costs in a Supply Chain World

Daily Picks for Monday 25 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Friday: At Last, Some Greek Relief

Daily Picks for Friday 22 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Trading / Investing

What Separates Great Traders from Disappointed Failures?

Great traders make mistakes too - we take a look at those in this post.

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: The Price of Brexit

Daily Picks for Thursday 21 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Wednesday: The Macron-Merkel Euro Plan

Daily Picks for Wednesday 20 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: Biggest Economies Are Not Prepared for Another Recession

Daily Picks for Tuesday 19 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Friday: $50bn China Tariff Threat Signals Worse to Come

Daily Picks for Friday 15 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: ECB to End Bond Buys but Signals Rate Hike Is Distant

Daily Picks for Thursday 14 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Wednesday: Merkel Calls Out Trump

Daily Picks for Wednesday 13 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Tuesday: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Sign the Blandest of Agreements

Daily Picks for Tuesday 12 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Daily Picks Monday: Time to Kiss Easy Money Goodbye?

Daily Picks for Monday 11 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Financial News

Trade the Fade (NFP / Non-Farm Payroll)

NFP (non-farm payroll) is one of the most important economic data releases.

Trading / Investing

The Duomo Initiative Launches Course with Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta

The Duomo Initiative announced the launch of a new online educational course, produced in collaboration with Alfred Mifsud.

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (8 May 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (8 May 2016)

Trading / Investing

Monkeys, Marshmallows and Markets - 3 Simple Steps to Better Trading

Monkeys, Marshmallows and Markets - 3 Simple Steps to Better Trading

Trading / Investing

3 Things to Learn from Athletes About Personal Finance

3 Things to Learn from Athletes About Personal Finance

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (1 May 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (1 May 2016)

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (24 April 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (24 April 2016)

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (17 April 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (17 April 2016)

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (10 April 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (10 April 2016)

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (3 April 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (3 April 2016)

Trading / Investing

Why did our AUD/USD trade go SO well?

Why did our AUD/USD trade go SO well?

Trading / Investing

Weekly Forex Analysis (14 March 2016)

Weekly Forex Analysis (14 March 2016)

Trading / Investing

Weekly Trading Analysis (20 March 2016)

Weekly Trading Analysis (20 March 2016)

Financial News

Daily Picks Thursday: "2019 is setting up to be a dangerous period for the economy"

Daily Picks for Thursday 7 June 2018. A selection of articles we've read today, including a summary of key points from each article.

Trading / Investing

The Anatomy of an Easy, Low-Risk Trade

The Anatomy of an Easy, Low-Risk Trade