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The Risk of Ruin (and why you should know yours)

When you trade financial markets there’s always a risk of losing money. Traders who fail to use proper risk and money management might end up losing a huge amount of money or blowing up their accounts But what if you actually try hard to use proper and good risk management, then what’s the change you might blow up your account in the end after all ? The answer might surprise you and your risk of ruin might be higher than you think. In this post I am going to try to break down the Risk of Ruin for you. Hopefully after reading this article you have a better understanding what the Risk of Ruin is, why it’s important to know your own and how you can calculate it and improve it.

The top 17 trading metrics (and why you should care)

Most traders struggle to make money. While there are many possible reasons why traders are losing money, one of the major factors is that traders are not analyzing their trading performance using the correct trade metrics. In this article, we will explore the top 17 trading metrics and why you should consider using them.

Backtesting a strategy with NinjaTrader 8 and analyze the performance

The best way to gain confidence that your trading strategy works is by backtesting it. Improve your trade tries to make backtesting easier. We created a special indicator for NinjaTrader 8 which allows you to easily mark your trades on the chart and when done upload them to your trading journal with a single click. Once all your backtested trades are in your trading journal you can analyze its performance in depth by using any of the analysis reports and filtering. In this post, we will explain to you how to get started backtesting your strategy.

How to start a trade journal and analyze your trading performance

Most traders will either already use a trading journal or are thinking about starting one. In this post, we look at the differences between manual and automated trading journals so you get a better idea of which one is the best for you. We will look at online/offline, automated and manual trading journals and what are the pros and cons of each one.