About

About

Since our inception, First For Trading has sought to provide professional quality research to the self-directed investor and trader.

Our analysts are experienced professionals who have spent many years analysing markets for institutional investors such as pension funds, hedge funds and proprietary traders. Many of the trading styles and strategies are not available to retail investors because individuals lack the economies of scale afforded to large corporate investors. However, there are a few trading and investment strategies that an individual can pursue to create capital growth and income.

We focus on those enduring strategies and apply them to global financial markets. We deliver our research to you in a clear and unambiguous manner so that you do not have to decipher or interpret our signals.

Additionally, we trade our own signals because we are confident in our ability to produce consistent and reliable research. Shakespeare wrote "its a bad cook that cannot lick his own fingers" and that sentiment resonates strongly with us.

ETF Model Portfolio

Our model ETF portfolios are designed to help you create a low cost, diversified investment portfolio. We use ETF's because they are easy to buy and sell in any quantity, available on most investment platforms, can be used in any tax wrapper (e.g. ISA LISA JISA SIPP  and SSAS) and offer a low cost way to access entire markets or an asset class in a single transaction.

 

The model portfolio is trend following so it gives you greater exposure to those assets where prices are rising and less exposure to those assets falling in price. Although our updates are weekly, actual changes in the portfolio are slow which represents another cost saving to you - transaction costs. The portfolio is rebalanced periodically to maintain asset allocation and to ensure that you are "selling high and buying low".

 

When you subscribe, you will receive an email by 07:00 GMT each Monday showing the current ETF portfolio and any transactions that have been triggered. Any changes are clearly stated.

Please note that this portfolio does not take into account your risk appetite, financial circumstances or investment goals. It is a "one size fits all" general investment portfolio. If you are in any doubt as to whether this product is suitable for you, we recommend you seek the advice of a qualified adviser.

US Equity Swing Trades

We chose to focus on the US equity markets for our swing trades because:

  • there are more shares therefore more opportunity;

  • US shares are available on most trading platforms;

  • you can trade with or without margin (i.e. shares or CFDs);

  • US markets are open 14:30 to 21:00 GMT

Swing trades last several days to weeks and are ideal for traders who are not able to monitor the markets throughout the day. Trades can be placed as limit orders or as market orders during opening hours. We will email you trades each day with an update on current open positions. When a swing trade is identified, we will give you an entry and stop level.

We cannot tell you what size to trade but recommend that the risk per trade is between 1 - 3% of your account value.

Intraday FX Trader

This product is for the intermediate to experienced trader who is able to monitor markets throughout the day. The markets covered are spot FX major pairs and their crosses, equity indices gold and Bitcoin. Signals begin in the morning and are issued throughout the day. Each signal is provided with an entry price, a stop level and usually a target price. If no target is given, then the trade is managed by trailing stops which will be notified to you.

When you subscribe, you will be able to login to the members page to get the live signals. We will give you full instruction on how to get set up to receive our signals.

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