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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Ten: Trading Tool Kit

IF YOU WANT to set yourself up as a swing trader and start spread betting, you need a few basic tools. Some are physical and some are mental. You will need:

  1. A computer
  2. An internet connection
  3. A trading account and broker
  4. A pot of money to start trading with
  5. A chart package
  6. Time
  7. Patience
  8. Discipline
  9. An open mind and willingness to learn, and, of course...
  10. Your trading plan.

1. A computer

It’s important to have your own desktop or laptop computer. Don’t rely on your computer at work; your boss won’t appreciate it if he or she catches you managing your trades in the middle of the day, and to begin with you need to be able to do some work over the weekend, setting up trades for the following ...

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