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111. How To Win A Trading Competition | Alan Ng

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Last week we announced the winner of Next Top Trader, and as promised, we sat down to discuss the winning moves with Alan. Alan, 20 years old, did a fantastic job to win the competition in 6 weeks, with over a 30% return. With a focus on day trading and swing trading, Alan had to change his strategy as he …

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Next Top Trader: We Have A Winner! | New York Awaits

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It is with great excitement that we can now announce the winner of Australia’s Next Top Trader. After a great 6 weeks of trading and investing, there can only be one winner. Our winner had a return of 36% over 6 weeks. That’s 315% annualised. A massive result. To find out what stocks he traded to win the trip to …

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Next Top Trader: Final Update & Market Recap

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Over the past six weeks, we’ve been watching some of Australia’s best university students battle it out for the title of ‘Australia’s Next Top Trader’. With the competition finished, we’ve recorded this episode to wrap it up and look back on the past 6 weeks. While we’re not ready to announce the competition winner, we can announce the winner of …

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Next Top Trader: Week 5 Update | Walk Disney Is Hot!

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As always, we start this week with an episode that recaps the last 5 days of market trading in the US, the jostling of positions on the leaderboard of Next Top Trader, and a review of our portfolios. With Ren maintaining his lead over Bryce, we look at both of the portfolio’s performances and discuss what our strategy is going …

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Next Top Trader: Week 4 Update | The Best & Worst Performing Stocks

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Bullish momentum continued this week in the US, with the markets rising again, just like Ren’s position on the leaderboard. With only two weeks to go for the competitors in Australia’s Next Top Trader, it’s getting to crunch time. In this week’s update, we review the week that was in the US, and dive into our portfolios to see who …

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Next Top Trader: Market, Stop and Limit | Different Orders

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When placing an order to buy or sell your stocks, you may have noticed there are a few options you can choose from – market order, limit order or a stop order. Each order type has its advantages, and can be used in different situations, depending on what you are trying to achieve. Understanding what these order types mean, and …

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Next Top Trader: How To Know When To Buy & Sell

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Knowing when to buy and sell may be the difference between making a lot of money in this competition, and actually winning the trip to New York. So in this episode we offer some tips & tricks to help you think about the right time to get in or out of a stock. In this episode you will learn: 3 …

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Next Top Trader: Turn Up The Volume!

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No, we’re not talking about the volume of your speakers. We’re talking about the volume of trades. Volume, or the amount of a stock traded each day, is a key metric many investors use to help them make buying and selling decisions. When a stock is in demand, its price tends to go up, as there are more people wanting …

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Next Top Trader: Investing In Market Sectors

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At this point, you’re a week into the competition and hopefully have started to make some money. As we enter Week 2, it is important you understand all the different options out there. So in this episode we break down the major categories companies are divided into on the share market, these are known as ‘sectors’. Hopefully they give you …

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Next Top Trader: Stocks vs ETFs vs LIC

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The investing universe is massive. From individual companies to gold, from real estate to government debt – the options available to investors these days is unprecedented. However, this choice can also cause problems for investors, simply overwhelming them with choice and causing some of the best opportunities to never be found. In this episode, we’re going to help simplify the …

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Next Top Trader: Pardon The Jargon | Company Specifics

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This is the final episode of our short ‘pardon the jargon’ series, and we’re focusing on an individual company level. When analysing an individual company you’ll often come across terms and metrics that are not clear. We’re hoping to make it slightly clearer in this episode today. In this episode you will learn: What the term Market Cap means and …

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Next Top Trader: Pardon The Jargon | Key Trading Terms

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Part 2 of our 3 part Pardon the Jargon series. If you’re a week into the competition and feeling a little unsure of yourself – this is a great place to start. Don’t get put off by the terms you haven’t heard before and are struggling to understand – we’re heard to break them all down. In this episode we’re …

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Next Top Trader: Pardon The Jargon | Understanding The Market

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As a podcast, we hate jargon. We think it is one of the main reasons people never start investing, and we want to help people break through this barrier. So in this episode (and the next couple to come) we’re going to break down some key investing terms that you’ll come across during the competition and in the course of …

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Next Top Trader: Game Rules

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Night 1 of the competition is done. 29 trading days to go until one lucky competitor is on a flight to New York. If you haven’t made a trade, or haven’t signed up yet, don’t worry. There is no deadline to sign up or trade, it is simply about who can make the most money in the trading period. So …

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Next Top Trader: The Comp Starts & What’s Hot In The Markets w/ Matt

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 Welcome to Australia’s Next Top Trader! You’re quite possibly feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, and very unsure on a lot of things, particularly what on earth you might buy for this competition! Have no fear though, we have some fresh ideas coming your way! To kick-off the competition we have Matt Leibowitz, the co-founder and CEO of Stake, …