Welcome to my latest spread betting video tutorial. This week, I want to deal with 'momentum'. And how you can use momentum measures for spotting changes in the direction of a market.
Momentum is one of the most basic of all technical indicators, and appears on almost every spread betting platform. In short, it's a way of measuring the strength of a trend, which can be either up or down. Yet momentum is a formidable methodology for making trades at low risk, and also for exiting profitable trades.
In this video, I will explain:
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What momentum measures;
A simple way to use momentum, and how it provides solid clues for spotting looming changes in a trend. In turn, this will give you the most potential for making large gains;
How to combine momentum with other trading methods
If you're a new reader, or need a reminder about some of the methods I refer to in my trades, then do have a look at the rest of my introductory videos:
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John is is a British-born lapsed PhD physicist, who previously worked for Nasa on the Mars exploration team. He is a former commodity trading advisor with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and worked in a boutique futures house in California in the 1980s.
He was a partner in one of the first futures newsletter advisory services, based in Washington DC, specialising in pork bellies and currencies. John is primarily a chart-reading trader, having cut his trading teeth in the days before PCs.
As well as his work in the financial world, he has launched, run and sold several 'real' businesses producing 'real' products.
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