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Perseverance And Trading Success

Perseverance And Trading Success

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” --Winston ChurchillIf you are reading this article then you most probably chose trading as your career. It is the most rewarding business that I can even think of but also it can be one of the most frustrating and challenging jobs you have ever had to do. It is tedious; it requires a lot of discipline, dedication, persistence and ….the word of the...

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Unbearable Boredom of Trading

Ah, glamorous life of a trader... Shimmering monitors, scrolling news headlines, whispering TV, hot coffee... You are alert, in control, overseeing and managing complicated situations... Suddenly something big develops, you catch a whiff of a big move coming, you are among the first to hear fresh news and evaluate just how significant it is - and on a moment notice you spring to action,...

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Is Market a Battlefield for You?

Have you ever heard something like "The market is a battle, be ready to fight with all you've got," or "The market is a war," or any variation of this theme? I bet you have, it's a fairly common theme. But is it true, or better question might be: is this a mindset that you want to adopt?Don't get me wrong - by no means do I want to present a marketplace as a happy place where refined...

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News - Trade'em or Fade'em?

Having commented lately on the influence the news flow from Europe has on the market and how sensitive this market is to those headlines, I received a very good question which made me realize that I should have written on this topic long ago. Here is this, very valid, question:"Vad, I am trying to reconcile these comments (on market sensitivity to Europe news - V.G.) you made in your trading...

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Simplicity: Why Don't We Appreciate It?

There is one curious phenomenon that I observe for a long while. You see, my trading approach is fairly simple (let's make a distinction at once -simple doesn't always mean easy). It's a few chart formations, reading the volume, assigning a transparent and logical structure to the setup and following the standard procedure once a trade is triggered. I admire the simplicity, I enjoy it, and I...

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Profit: How Do You Handle It?

Consistency is a sign of professionalism.Weird question, isn't it You pocket it, you smile, brag, drink, spend on that even bigger screen TV or even smarter phone... right Well, yeah - under one condition: after making that profit you managed to keep it. If you are anything like 99% of the rest of the players then the following complaint will sound very familiar to you:I started the day so...

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Analyzing Your Losses

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Coach When a trader analyzes his losses, he learns about himself. If losing profits is not a compelling enough indicator to seek help, he will continue the pattern until he is out of money or it becomes too painful. The past equals the future in trading psychology unless there is a transformation of how he perceives his life.   Fear breeds fear When there is a...

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The Importance of Good Communication

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Coach There has been a lot of talk about how the lack of good communication is a major problem in our politics and in our lives. While we over communicate in the area of blogs, twitters and tweaks, face-to-face communication is becoming a thing of the past. In face-to-face communication people have to confront problems where they do not necessarily have the...

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Secrets to Realizing Your Goals

by Adrienne Toghraie In almost every seminar that I have ever attended or presented the subject of goal-setting has been introduced as an important aspect for realizing one’s ultimate desires. There are many good models for setting goals. I have combined the points of the best models.  Here are some of the key ingredients in making your goals work both in your trading and in every other area...

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Repetition

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Coach When you repeat a thought or action over and over it forms a familiar groove in your mind and neurology also known as an anchor. For a trader the results of creating an anchor can be rewarding or diminish profits. Examples of anchors set are: How you hold a golf club or tennis racket All rituals When walking, opposite arms swinging to legs Patterns in...

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It's Not Always The Obvious

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Coach What is going on that you are not making a profit or not making the profit that you used to earn? Yes, we could say it is because of your computer breaking down, an argument with your best friend, or the fellow who cut you off in traffic. But perhaps if you look beyond the obvious, there is something that is going on with you that you need to address....

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Taking Opportunity

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Coach, TradingOnTarget.com   Do you see this time in history as a time for opportunity in the markets or are you coming from a position of fear?  Many of us know someone in our family who went through the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Very often these survivors would pass down their need for frugality to their children. This would define their lives as well,...

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Who or What Influences Your Trading Decisions?

By Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Success Coach Traders are influenced by what happens in their environment. Ideally, your trading plan should have your criteria for how you recognize opportunity. While that is essential, it is also important for you to notice everything that influences your trading decisions on any given day. For example, 1. Did you get a good night’s sleep and wake up in the...

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Being Accountable

by Adrienne Toghraie, Trader's Success Coach From the time we are born, most of us learn that we must be accountable for our actions. First it is to our families and then later to our teachers, preachers, coaches, and society.  Since traders are already conditioned to be accountable, they should make use of this tool in reaching for trading mastery.   Sweeping it under the carpet Traders...

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Costly hiccups - do YOU have any?

Continuing our mini-series devoted to trading psychology, let's look into another very common problem traders encounter. One of the most frequent questions I get: "OK, I seem to have mastered a lot, I can extract money from the markets and I have stretch of winning days BUT... one day comes when I seem to be unable to follow my own rules, I start doing everything against what I learned, dig...

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