Do You Have the Knowledge to Successfully Trade in the Share Market?

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Successfully trading and investing in the share market is a positive move to achieving your goals.But acquiring the knowledge that you need to understand the share market is definitely an important part of your trading success.For without this knowledge you are doomed to failure before you even start trading.

We have been reminded only to often recently that the share market is very volatile, but sometimes this volatility can appear to produce market patterns. The speed and flow of information through the share market is not an issue that most of us think about very much.

Yet tomorrow if the Dow falls and the oil price rises you will be told the loss on the share market is "because the oil price rose. Given that the volatility in our market has continued to unfold in recent months, many are beginning to question whether the share market is really a good investment.

Financial markets are generally very efficient at processing information.To have any serious chance of achieving above-average returns, you need new information and you need it faster than other market participants.

But they can feed you with so much rubbish through the media that you have been conditioned into never questioning their "explanations" as to why the market went up or why it went down.

Remember,the share market is a medium to long term investment therefore, I would recommend sitting back and waiting until the market finds a positive direction before deciding to invest.

This means attempting to buy shares during periods when the share market is weak and selling the shares once the market has risen. One thing we know from looking at the long-term performance of the share market is that, despite short-term volatility, the market always recovers.

It's never an easy time for investors when the share market hits a pocket of turbulence. Indeed, savvy long-term investors understand that short-term highs and lows are a natural part of the investment ride.

Sir John Templeton was well known for making money at times when others were either selling or sitting on their hands and watching the US market under pressur at times of it's worst crisis.

Markets move in cycles and the share market is traditionally a forward indicator of what has the highest expectation of occurring in the real economy over the next year or two. I cannot tell you when this market will bottom but there is now good value out there even though there are some nasty profit results still yet to come.

There are many ways that you can educate yourself on the theories of the share market and how to trade shares.Until now, developing and practising share trading techniques using the real share market has been an expensive business.

One thing that I highly recommend is that you start by paper trading before you begin trading share trading for real. By doing this you can test out your trading plans and your trading system without risking any capital.

The next thing you should be doing is to access all the educational information you can. For this will ensure that you have the knowledge readily available to assist you to a profitable trading future.And one of the best places for that information is right here at www. asxnewbie.com.

Chris Strudwick is a successful share trader on the Australian Stock Market. For more info please visit my blog at www.asxnewbie.com.

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