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Trading / Investing

Probe Trades. What They Are & Why We Use Them

How to manage your risk exposure when there's additional uncertainty at your setup

Trading / Investing

Improve Trading Results by Using 'Negative Filters'

A short insight to how our members use 'Negative Filters' to significantly improve their trading results.

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

People are becoming more biased and this is how it's negatively impacting your trading!

Trading / Investing

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

Here are the highlight answers from Ray Dalio's Reddit AMA session.

Trading / Investing

The Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) has been one of the most impactful theories in economics and finance, but how accurate is it?

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.

Biographical

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 does it do?

Biographical

Is This Billionaire the Most Successful Individual Investor?

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

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.

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

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

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.

Trading / Investing

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

Trading / Investing

What Separates Great Traders from Disappointed Failures?

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

Trading / Investing

Trade the Fade (NFP / Non-Farm Payroll)

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

Economics

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.

Mindset / Psychology

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

How we sabotage our trading and how you can overcome it in 3 steps.

Trading / Investing

3 Things to Learn from Athletes About Personal Finance

By following similar principles to athletes we can better achieve our personal finance goals

Economics

Weekly U.S. Economy Update (10 June 2018)

We take a look at the week ahead for the U.S. economy

Trading / Investing

Are You Backing the Wrong Trades?

By keeping position sizes the same for all trades, you may be backing the wrong trades without realising.

Trading / Investing

What Is Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) and Why Is It So Important?

Trading / Investing

Goldilocks and the "Just Right" Market for Trading

Goldilocks and the "Just Right" Market for Trading

Economics

Shall We Trade the Brexit Roller Coaster?

Shall We Trade the Brexit Roller Coaster?

Mindset / Psychology

The Easy Way to Achieve Your Trading Goals

The Easy Way to Achieve Your Trading Goals

Trading / Investing

Trading in Fifty Shades of Grey

Trading in Fifty Shades of Grey

Trading / Investing

Hey, Trader... Leave Those Trades Alone!

Hey, Trader... Leave Those Trades Alone!

Trading / Investing

Finding Your Stop Loss Tipping Point

Finding Your Stop Loss Tipping Point

Trading / Investing

Back to School

Back to School

Trading / Investing

Fear and Loathing in the Markets

Fear and Loathing in the Markets

Trading / Investing

Tightening up Our Trading After Last Week

Tightening up Our Trading After Last Week

Trading / Investing

Keep your hands away from that falling knife!! (Black Monday)

Keep your hands away from that falling knife!! (Black Monday)

Mindset / Psychology

What's Holding Back Your Trading Progress?

What's Holding Back Your Trading Progress?

Trading / Investing

How to Optimise Your Trading Strategy

How to Optimise Your Trading Strategy

Trading / Investing

How to Optimise Trader Performance

How to Optimise Trader Performance

Trading / Investing

Establishing Your Trading Baseline (like a Pro)

Establishing Your Trading Baseline (like a Pro)

Mindset / Psychology

The Game of Inches : Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Strength

The Game of Inches : Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Strength

Trading / Investing

Simple Ways to Improve Your Mind and Body for Trading

Simple Ways to Improve Your Mind and Body for Trading

Trading / Investing

How I Lost a 6-Figure Amount from Trading (and What I Learned)

How I Lost a 6-Figure Amount from Trading (and What I Learned)

Mindset / Psychology

"If It Was That Simple, Everyone Would Do It"

"If It Was That Simple, Everyone Would Do It"

Trading / Investing

Simple Trading Works Best : Frankfurt Special

Simple Trading Works Best : Frankfurt Special

Trading / Investing

Nicholas Dreams of Trading

Nicholas Dreams of Trading

Mindset / Psychology

Forget Trading Ichimoku and Focus on Jiro Instead

Forget Trading Ichimoku and Focus on Jiro Instead

Trading / Investing

Did it Work Out for You?

Did it Work Out for You?

Trading / Investing

A Smart Money Management Tip for You

A Smart Money Management Tip for You

Trading / Investing

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs and Trading

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs and Trading

Trading / Investing

Have Another Piece of the Trading Jigsaw

Have Another Piece of the Trading Jigsaw

Trading / Investing

The Duomo Initiative Holds Free 3-Day Training Event in London for Aspiring Traders

The Duomo Initiative held a special 3-day training event at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

Trading / Investing

How it Began (Harley’s Journey #1)

Harley reflects on how he started trading and how this eventually led to a job at The Duomo Initiative.

Trading / Investing

My Friend was Lucky, Don’t Make the Same Mistake

My Friend was Lucky, Don’t Make the Same Mistake

Trading / Investing

Are Millennials a Financial Market Risk?

Many millennials have only been involved in the financial markets post-financial crisis.

Trading / Investing

Is Your Trading System A Loose Cannon?

Is Your Trading System A Loose Cannon?

Trading / Investing

Micro-strategy: Level Failures as a Trigger for Reversals

Micro-strategy: Level Failures as a Trigger for Reversals

Trading / Investing

Becoming a Flexible Trader (Harley’s Journey #2)

This time he discusses learning how to become a more flexible trader with Nicholas.

Trading / Investing

Are You Ready to Achieve Greatness in Trading This Week?

Are You Ready to Achieve Greatness in Trading This Week?

Trading / Investing

Are You Forcing Your Technical Analysis?

It's important you don't start forcing your technical analysis when the levels aren't quite fitting.

Trading / Investing

Taking the Plunge: Moving Towards Full-Time Trading

Taking the Plunge: Moving Towards Full-Time Trading

Trading / Investing

Don't Over-Complicate Your Trading

Don't Over-Complicate Your Trading

Trading / Investing

What Can PTJ Teach Us about Negative Trading Years?

What Can PTJ Teach Us about Negative Trading Years?

Mindset / Psychology

Trading, Stress and the Effects on Your Body

We all know trading stress can affect your performance. However, stress can also cause long term physiological issues.

Trading / Investing

The Best Time of Day for Trading

This article shows how making the wrong decision can impact your performance by as much as 20%.

Trading / Investing

Make Your Stars Align — We Can All Be Genius Traders

Make Your Stars Align — We Can All Be Genius Traders

Financial History

How Did the First Mobile Phone 30 Years Ago Bastardise Trading?

How Did the First Mobile Phone 30 Years Ago Bastardise Trading?

Trading / Investing

Weekly U.S. Economy Update (29 April 2018)

We take a look at the week ahead for the U.S. economy by giving an overview of the economy and the data releases coming out this week

Trading / Investing

Why You Should Give Up Support & Resistance

Why You Should Give Up Support & Resistance

Trading / Investing

Legends of Investing: Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn is a true legend of investing. His is one of the most successful and famous investors of all time.

Trading / Investing

7 Ways Being a Trader is Like Being a Boxer

7 Ways Being a Trader is Like Being a Boxer

Trading / Investing

Weekly U.S. Economy Update (15 April 2018)

We take a look at the week ahead for the U.S. economy by giving an overview of the economy and the data releases coming out this week

Mindset / Psychology

Should Solipsism Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins for a Trader?

Should Solipsism Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins for a Trader?

Trading / Investing

10 Essential Twitter Accounts for Traders

10 Essential Twitter Accounts for Traders