STRATEGIES, TRADING

Ian Murphy

Founder,

Murphy Financial Trading

  • Full-Time Trader & Founder of www.MurphyTrading.com
  • Education, Analysis, & Tools for International Traders
  • Author of Way of the Trader (published in US, UK, India, & China)

About Ian

Ian Murphy is a full-time trader offering education, analysis and tools to international equity and futures traders. He trades his own account using trend-following, swing-trading and day-trading strategies. Mr. Murphy is the author of Way of the Trader - A Complete Guide to the Art of Financial Trading which has been published in the US, UK, India and China.

Ian's Articles

US equity markets will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Day, so let’s use the opportunity to review how global equity markets have fared since the year began, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
For some time, everything ‘retro’ from the 80s—such as synthesizer pop and square G-Shock watches—have been back in vogue, so it’s only fitting 80s style inflation is back too, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Hopefully SARS-CoV-2 will finally be brought under control in 2022 and market watchers can return to familiar concerns such as a possible war in Ukraine, a currency crisis in Turkey, and impending interest rate hikes, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Monday’s price action nudged the bear’s cage, and yesterday’s selloff gave it a good rattle, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.

Ian's Videos

The year ahead will be challenging for traders and to succeed, we will need a strategy which can adapt to changing market conditions while remaining profitable. In this presentation, Ian Murphy will introduce his favorite daily swing trading strategy and show how it can be used in any equity market with any trading platform. This reliable and consistent strategy is not complicated, and recent trades will be demonstrated on Mr. Murphy's charts.

Daily swing trading is the most popular style among traders, and when you add a trend–following component it offers the best of both worlds. In this compact presentation, Ian Murphy will introduce the strategy and demonstrate how it can be profitably employed in any equity market, using any trading platform, and how its hybrid structure works in all market conditions. The strategy is simple to learn, and recent examples will be shared on Mr. Murphy's charts.
We trade the markets in order to profit, but the reality for inexperienced traders can be very different. Most of the time profits are there for the taking but amateurs allow gains to slip through their fingers or they grab too little too early. This leads to a downward spiral of frustration and confusion as money flows out of their account. In this presentation Ian Murphy will provide practical solutions to these difficult challenges by sharing powerful technical indicators which monetize market moves and take timely profits at appropriate levels.


The correct placement of protective stops is a balance between whipsaw and lag. If stops are too close to the price, we risk getting whipsawed. If the stop is too far away, the risk/reward ratio might not be worth the effort. Dynamic protective stops which respond to changing volatility are the solution. If you're trying to catch a defined move with a swing trade or following a trend, Ian Murphy's presentation will show how to effectively use volatility based protective stops to maximize a trade's potential while controlling risk.



Ian's Books

Ian Murphy

Way of the Trader: A complete guide to the art of financial trading

Way of the Trader offers a fresh perspective on a mysterious art - trading the financial markets. Over 15 compelling chapters, Ian Murphy unpacks the world of a private trader, providing a wealth of practical tools for those wishing to make a living from the markets.