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Trading for Beginners

Welcome to Wanderer Financial’s Free Trading Articles and Stock Trading Strategies designed to help traders understand the basics of our trading philosophies so that they too can enjoy a wandering lifestyle.

Wondering How To Get Started?

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Where Do I Begin? So you’ve accepted that taking control of your finances is something that you need to do. Now, where to begin… Before you start taking steps to bring your finances under your control, you need to know … read more Wondering How To Get Started?

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Stock Split

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To test a child’s knowledge of money and math (and as an easy way to make a buck) I will sometimes offer my niece or nephew two nickels in exchange for just one quarter. Sometimes I’ll even sweeten the pot … read more Stock Split

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Risk Management in Trading — Loss Aversion

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Avoiding Your Loss Aversion Loss aversion is the well known phenomenon that explains why our brain assigns more negative weight to losing $100 than it does positive weight to a $100 gain. Because of this we find ways to avoid … read more Risk Management in Trading — Loss Aversion

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Using Stops to Manage Risk

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At Wanderer Financial we harp on the absolute necessity of a trader to strategically manage their risk when trading. There’s a reason we do that—risk management is the number one thing that separates who will earn a living from trading … read more Using Stops to Manage Risk

Trading Basics—Time and Price

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Two critical components of our trading style are TIME and PRICE. Most market participants and inexperienced traders tend to ignore the time element and focus solely on price. Adding time to our analysis gives us a trading edge over anyone … read more Trading Basics—Time and Price

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Shanghai, North Korea, and the US–Only the Other Guy Has the Accent

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When it comes to navigating a new city, I’m as useless as they come. Really, I have a sense of direction akin to a baby sea turtle on a beach flooded with artificial lights. Although it drives my wife crazy, … read more Shanghai, North Korea, and the US–Only the Other Guy Has the Accent

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The History of Money Part 4—The Time Traveler Among Us

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In parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series we covered how, if a society is left to its own devices, a commodity of some sort will emerge as a form of money. Whether it be seeds, butter, seashells, gold, … read more The History of Money Part 4—The Time Traveler Among Us

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The History of Money Part 3—The Good Ol’ Days

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The Old Farmer I recently visited with an old farmer in a nursing home. At ninety-five, his body was beaten up from years of hard work, but his mind was still sharp as a tack. I took a look at … read more The History of Money Part 3—The Good Ol’ Days

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The History of Money Part 2—From Thaler to Dollar

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In Part 1, we covered how the Dollar originated, and learned that a Dollar was originally a measurement of a specific quantity of gold or silver. Specifically, one dollar meant a coin consisting of 375.64 grains of silver, or 15.238 … read more The History of Money Part 2—From Thaler to Dollar

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The History of Money Part 1—The Thaler

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One of the most overlooked subjects in public education is the history of money. How it’s made, what it is, who is in charge of it, and where it comes from. Most of us hardly give it a second thought, … read more The History of Money Part 1—The Thaler

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