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When Is the Best Time to Invest?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in Investing Skills, trader on the street, learn to trade, trading goals

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There are many different schools of thought on when the best time to invest is. These schools of thought usually change with age as well. The long and the short of “When is the best time for me to start investing?,” however, is now. With all the different opinions around, that isn’t always the most popular response, though. One of the goals of Trader on the Street is to educate people on how to invest right now. let’s take a look at a few of the opinions about when is the best time to invest, and how “now” ties into the three main mindsets.

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Tips on Investing for When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Brigette Dumas posted in Apiary Fund, Investing Skills, trader on the street, trading tips, learn to trade

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Hello! I’ve been thinking about ways to best explain on how you can get prepared when investing in Forex. I think having a clear understanding of your goals and trading style is your first step. Knowing what your “risk profile” is will be so helpful to preparing your goals. Working with Apiary Fund gave me the opportunity to take the “Investor Profile Quiz” which allowed me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to trading. I strongly suggest every trader take this quiz because it gives you insight on what you need to be aware of when making your trades in order to be most profitable. This will allow you to make certain your personality matches your trading style so there won’t be any mismatches that cause losses and unwanted stress.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2019 9:19:51 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading Plan, Investing Skills, Trader Tips

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You have precious little time to make income in life. If you divide life into fourths, you only have a quarter of your life – or 20 years – to really grow your lifetime earnings. Lifetime earnings are the collective income a person receives through a myriad of sources throughout the span of their life. The primary source of lifetime earnings is your job, but experts say that may not be enough. It’s becoming more and more important to use investing cash as a significant source for lifetime earnings.

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Finding the Right Proprietary Trading Firm

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Tom Lund posted in Broker, Risk Management, Apiary Fund, Investing Skills

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Proprietary trading is not a new concept. In fact, it’s been around for decades, though the structures of today’s proprietary trading firms are as varied as the selection of cereal at your local grocery store.  Generally, proprietary trading firms, or prop shops, are focused on finding professional traders who can manage the firm’s assets.  While the structure provided by a proprietary trading group is great for the professional trader who knows how the industry works, there are some hidden pitfalls for the semi-pro or greenie trader choosing a firm to work with.  In this post from the Apiary Fund, I’d like to go over a few elements common to most prop shops, and show you how the Apiary Fund’s unique model compares.

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Of Dinos and Markets, Recognizing Patterns

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2017 4:29:59 PM / by Nate Allred posted in Trading Habits, Investing Skills

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It is true when they say that most things in life follow patterns. However, sometimes it is hard for us to recognize these patterns. The markets are no exception. To be successful, a trader must train his or her eyes to recognize and predict upcoming patterns. See if you can guess the next shape in the pattern below:

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The Effect of Personality on Investing

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2016 5:02:00 AM / by Aspen Lucas posted in Trading Psychology, Investing Skills

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A lot of traders have asked, "does my personality affect my investing skills?" The answer is yes! Your personality should affect the basic building blocks of your investing strategy.

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Developing Investing Skills Like Musical Instruments

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2013 6:00:00 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Investing Skills

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Investing skills, like learning to play the piano, are developed over time.  You wouldn’t expect to play a concerto the first day you sit down at the piano, so why do people expect a great performance when they place their first investment?

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