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What is an investment strategy

How do you create an investment strategy?

An investment strategy is a set of rules, behaviours or procedures that guide an investor's selection of investment portfolio. 

In 1949, Benjamin Graham identified five strategies for common stock investing in his book, "The Intelligent Investor".

1. General trading; the investor predicts and participates in the moves of the market similar to dollar-cost averaging.

2. Selective trading; the investor picks stocks that they expect will do well in the market over the short term; a year, for example.

3 Buying cheap and selling dear; the investor enters the market when prices low and sells a stock when the prices are high.

4 Long-pull selection; the investor selects stocks that they expect to grow quicker than other sticks over a period of years.

5 Bargain purchases; the investor selects stocks that are priced below their true value as measured by some techniques.

Getting started with your First Trading Strategy.

Your first trading strategy is unlikely to make you wealthy overnight. Follow 10 steps to form your first strategy.

Building a Trading Strategy

Building a simple trading strategy from the ground up. How do you come up with ideas for a trading strategy, or what is your process for creating a trading process, also known as a trading strategy?

This video will show you how you can build a strategy from the ground up using relatively no edges or principles or expectancies and adding those until you've got a foundation that then you can build on from there.

Source: UKspreadbetting

Swing Trade Strategies

Overview of strategies in swing trading.

Source: Bullish Bears


Think of backtesting as a way of testing a strategy and model using historical data as a way of assing how well it may do in the future. It allows a trader to generate a series of results, analyse risk and profitability before they risk any actual capital. 

The method holds weight to give traders confidence however there are dangers to avoid when using this technique such as not to cherry-pick trades or rationalise the results. 

Technical Indicators

These are mathematical calculations bases on the price, volumem or open interest of a secrutiy or contract used by traders who follow technical analysis. 

There are 2 basic types of technical indicators; overlays and oscillators.

Overlays are technical indicators that use the same scales as prices are plotted over the top of the prices on a stock chart, i.e. moving averages and bollinger bands.

Oscillators are technical indicators that oscillate between a local minimum and maximum are plotted above or below a price chart, i.e. stochastic oscillator, MACD or RSI.


- Relative Strength Index, RSI

Moving Averages

Part 1:
Shows you what moving averages are and how they are calculated. The videos highlight the important differences between the types of moving averages and how to tailor the time period to benefit from this technical indicator.

Part 2:
Learn how to use moving average to identiy the trend direction, determine support and resistane levels to enter and eit trades and how moving averages crossovers can help and confirm trend reversals.

Source: Trading 212

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

One of the most popular technical indicators, it is a momentum indiscator that measures the magnitude of recent prices changes to evaluate overbought or oversold conditions in the price of a stock or other asset.

Source: Trading 212

Bollinger Bands

A popular technical indicator widely used trend-following indicator for forex and stock trading. They are relatively simple and most effective volatility indicators available.

This video aims to show you how to use it and interpret when trading.

Source: The Secret Mindset 

Chandelier Exit & Dochian Channel

Look at entry and exit indicators for day trading the FX or stock market. What is suitable for day trading or scalping strategy and how to use them.

Source: The Secret Mindset


A trendline is a line drawn over pivot highs or under pivot lows to show the prevailing direction of price. They are a visual representation of support in any time frame. They show direction and speed of price, and also describe a pattern during periods of price contraction.

Support and Resistance

Discover how to draw Support and Resistance correctly and to tell when to trade the reversal or the breakout.

Source: Rayner Teo

Another look at how to identify support and resistance levels in Forex Trading. 

Source: Adam Khoo

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