1. September 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

    IS that keltner channel you are using and how do you use them in conjunction with moving averages

    • Charlie Burton-
      September 26, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Hi Bilal, not it’s not Keltner channels. It’s my own thing really….

  2. Raj Singh-
    September 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Charlie,

    I am a property trader in London and would really like to try out something new. Now I know your field is not easy to work in but since seeing you on tv and hearing about your story I have been quite inspired. I do have access to some big investors some including celebrities but do not have a clue on how to move forward with this. Your advice and direction would be immensely appreciated.

    Kindest regards


    • Charlie Burton-
      September 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Raj,

      if you get in touch with Sam with your questions, she will forward them onto me and I will try to help you. Charlie

      • Raj Singh-
        September 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

        Thanks Charlie,
        Can I have Sam’s email pls

        • Charlie Burton-
          September 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm
          • Raj Singh-
            October 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

            Thanks Charlie.
            Quick Q. Are you on Etoro?
            Is it a good platform to begin on?

          • Charlie Burton-
            October 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

            No I don’t use that. I use ETX Capital for spreadbetting who have good execution

  3. Raj Singh-
    October 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Good execution if you know what your doing 🙂
    Etoro has a ‘copy trader’ feature if people like myself don’t have much knowledge on what they’re doing. Still some risk to some extent but you can see the traders stats for as far back as 3 years.

    • Kym Watson-
      October 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Raj,

      etoro might sound good in principle but I have used many different brokers and we have used copiers and we know from experience that a copy is never the same as the main account. I have personally heard from other traders who have not had good experiences with the broker.

      Kind regards

      Kym Watson

      • Raj Singh-
        October 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

        Hi Kym

        Thanks for the advice. I am completely new to all this so just getting ideas and peoples experiences. Is it normal for hedge funds to offer a guaranteed return of say 2.5% per week on an investment of £500k?
        I was offered this deal by one hedge fund not so long ago but it just sounded too good to be true. Have you come across this before?

        • Charlie Burton-
          October 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

          There’s no such thing as guaranteed 10% a month. Good job you avoided that, sounds like a scam…

          • Raj Singh-
            October 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

            Thanks Charlie ‘phew’

  4. October 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the vids. Just wondering what order entry software you use (it looks like prorealtime). Do you use IB as your broker?



  5. Paul Myers-
    October 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Charlie & Kym

    In your “20 Rules”, answer 16 in states only risk 1%-2% on each trade. Do you mean of your total equity or 1-2% as a stop loss?

    Thank you!


    • Charlie Burton-
      October 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Paul. Risking 1-2% of your capital max per trade

      • Paul Myers-
        October 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        Thanks Charlie, and what would be a sensible stop loss %, per trade?

        • Charlie Burton-
          October 9, 2014 at 6:55 am

          You would be best to use an ATR for calculating your individual stop loss….

  6. October 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Charlie, I have recently started spread betting and have made a few mistakes, however I have had problems with my brokers system where it hangs when you are trying to close a trade which means the profit erodes, after some research I have found that dealing desk brokers have an interest in the trades going against their clients as they are often the holder of the other side of the trade and I wonder if this may be part of the problem with my broker, do you have any thoughts on NDD brokers vs DD brokers? do you find that most broker systems hang during periods of high volatility?

    • Charlie Burton-
      October 17, 2014 at 6:42 am

      Hi PJ and thanks for your question. Although spread bet companies are in effect taking your trades onto their book, a large percentage of trades are still hedged into the market so not all of them are bothered about ensuring you lose. The better ones will know that it’s better for them to keep clients rather than try tricks like you mention. I would recommend you try ETX Capital as I’ve never experienced this with them. Yes non dealing desk brokers will give you peace of mind but I don’t think you need to worry provided you’re with the right spread bet broker. Charlie

  7. October 17, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, I will defintely be switching broker as the customer service is also fairly poor, I will give ETX a try, I read your 20 rules with interest and am defintely guilty of breaking quite a few of them, however I did find that there seems to be a conflict with your advice to only risk 1-2% of your capital as often this means setting quite a tight stop loss which you also say is a mistake, for instance if the total capital is 1000 then to stay within this rule you will probably be staking around 1.00 per pip with a stop loss of 10-20 pips to stay within the 1-2%, or am I interpreting this incorrectly

    • Charlie Burton-
      October 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Yes 1 to 2% is the max for most people. If you had 1000 in the account and wanted to use wider stops, just reduce the stake size. So at £1 per point you can have a max stop of 20 pips but if you staked 50p then obviously the stop can be twice as big and so on. Hope that makes sense

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