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28 minutes ago, maringachrisen said:

Hello there! 

How to trade on IG ?

Hi, on your IG welcome page click on the Academy tag to get started (see pic below);

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Flip a coin - heads long, tails short.  Hope this helps!

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8 minutes ago, dmedin said:

Flip a coin - heads long, tails short.  Hope this helps!

and this system will work perfectly fine so long as losing trades are closed early and winning trades are let to run so that the average win of the winning trades is greater than the average loss of the losing trades, a 50% win rate (coin flip) only needs a risk (loss) to reward (win) ratio of 1:1.5 to be profitable, see graph below;

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@Caseynotes

 

Have you read Burton Malkiel's 'A random walk down Wall Street'?  Any thoughts on it?

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5 minutes ago, dmedin said:

@Caseynotes

 

Have you read Burton Malkiel's 'A random walk down Wall Street'?  Any thoughts on it?

no, haven't read that one though have heard of it, is it recommended?

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7 minutes ago, Caseynotes said:

no, haven't read that one though have heard of it, is it recommended?

Well I only just got it myself, had a quick flick through the section on TA and he isn't a fan.  Will need to see what the rest of the book contains, and what he recommends instead :D

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@maringachrisen,

What is your trading and investing background? Have you ever invested? Do you currently trade? If so which assets and what is your trading style?

If the answer to any of the above and more specifically 'trading' is no then I would suggest you read material that can help improve your knowledge and understanding of trading before doing anything on IG. 

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Just making a start on Burton Malkiel's 'A random walk down Wall Street'.  Found a nice quite already: 'Financial analysts in pin-striped suits do not like being compared to bare-assed apes.'

But presumably Burton is getting paid to provide financial advice himself?

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