Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


  1. Y

    Hedging exchange rate risk

    Hi all, I have been doing a bit of investing with Stake so that I can easily get exposure to stocks on the NASDAQ etc. With Stake, there is no brokerage fee but you have to transfer AUD to USD. I am a bit fearful of where the USD is heading and would like to try and counter any exchange rate...
  2. A

    Own international shares directly, without broker, DRS

    You bought shares with a broker and think shares are yours. But in most cases they are not yours. You don't own shares you bought, broker owns it, you own only entitlement to that shares. And in some cases, it may go bad and you may end up with entitlement to nothing. I'm thinking what would be...
  3. Zaxon

    Risk Management

    With the recent, sharp drop in the share market, I thought it would be a good time to revisit risk management. Specifically, I'm looking from a medium time horizon: holding stocks for a few months. Break-even Stops Traders have the concept of break-even stops. They're designed to make you...
  4. T

    Risk Management for Stocks

    I like to hold positions overnight, I need to know what causes large moves in stocks, I have traded futures/fx just no stocks. Normally I just look at the economic calendar to see if there are any big releases that move the market. For individual stocks, what info do I need to look out for?
  5. StockyGuy

    How much of your trading capital do you risk per trade?

    Someone just started a thread here saying they will risk 0.025% per trade. I think conventional wisdom is 1-2%. I think a discretionary trader who feels they're in the zone might risk 5-10% of their capital on a single trade. What percentage is too much?
  6. bigdog

    Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship

    Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship 22 February 2019 View the report as a single document - Recommendations Recommendation 1 1.12 The...
  7. J

    Market moving events - Risk management

    Hi everyone, Before doing live trading I want to know all market moving events for U.S. stocks. Is there a comprehensive website or list of websites that cover all potential events and give dates. Essentially I don't want to hold into any stocks that may gap. From what I could gather from...
  8. D

    What is true in investing over the long term?

    Source: Jeff Bezos, the founder & CEO of, Inc once explained’s philosophy: “I frequently get the question “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?” I almost never get the question “What’s not going...
  9. D

    Thoughts on dual prime, redundancy & margin of safety

    Source: It is a fact of life that things don’t always go according to plan. A missed train; a late delivery; a canceled order, but that’s okay. There’s always the next train. They are non-critical events. However, there...
  10. jono543

    Grid strategy + multiple markets traded as one = lower risk?

    Hi all, Looking for your thoughts and advice on a trading strategy Idea I have. And if its even possible to put it into an EA or software. I'm new to trading and I have only been using a demo account just to get a taste. IDEA Create an EA/software that does the below: Monitors...
  11. M

    How to overcome the risk and earn profit?

    Hi. Please anyone give me your experience when you are in the situation of risk and earned more profit. Please share your tricks here.
  12. Newt

    Brutal lessons: Expectancy and Risk

    Over Christmas I digested a few trend following investment books. I found the O'Neil CANSLIM bible to be very interesting, particularly the lessons on entering on reduced volatility pullbacks and relative strength metrics across the market and higher timeframes (weekly with daily). Following...
  13. S

    Which is more risky? Index trading or share trading?

    which is more risky? index trading or share trading?
  14. E

    Portfolio risk

    Consider 3 portfolios: 1) Invest 100% into a banking stock with beta=2, 2) Invest 100% into a resources stock with beta=2, 3) Invest 50% into the banking stock & 50% into the resources stock. According to modern portfolio theory, all 3 options have the same portfolio beta. Yet most people...
  15. K

    Risk premium measure

    Just a quick one. Have been thinking recently about risk premium and the return on the ASX200 vs the aussie 10 year bond. As mentioned in this thread I think it's an interesting time moving forward. What I'm trying to derive is a quick measure of risk premium. I know a fairly 'standard' one is...
  16. DeepState

    Risk Parity Question

    Anyone out there know much/something about estimating target exposures under this methodology?
  17. L

    Incorporating market risk into portfolio management

    I have had difficulty understanding how to incorporate market risk management into my CFD strategy. I have naturally held more shorts and sold off my long positions (swing trading) as the market goes up and bought more as it goes down. This has worked very well for me but only because of the...
  18. N

    ASX Game: Successful strategies for very short term, when risk is not a concern?

    Hi All, I recently joined the ASX Game and started trading late February. I am doing pretty bad, I am toward the end of the list (while most people made at least $100, I lost about $100). Now, the thing, there are some people in the top 100 who already made over $3000-$4000 in the game, and that...
  19. ThingyMajiggy

    Risk Management

    Hey all, After some advice and tips on risk management, stuff like moving stops to B/E as soon as possible, what exactly does that mean? Do you have a set amount of ticks that is has to be before you move your stop to B/E or just literally move it there as SOON as it goes in your favour...
  20. Elextons

    Reward/Risk Ratio: useful or useless?

    Hi everyone When I calculate Reward:Risk Ratio. I always stuck in how to figure out the target price. For example, look at this chart. 1. entry from pivot low at 7.1 2. placed sell stop at 5.9 (under pivot low) 3. my Risk/Share = 1.2 4. Identify target price. Here comes the...