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Elevate Your Trading: 5 Tips on Trading Losses


“I avoid trading losses at all costs; I hate losses!" "Trading losses are just awful!  I can’t stand them." "When I have a trading loss, it just shows I'm not a good trader, husband, father, provider, … or person!" How many of us have...

August 26, 2016

Trading Psychology: Is Unconscious Resistance Holding You Back?


If you are experiencing difficulties in your trading and in your life in general again and again resistance will be the dominant thought pattern that is driving your actions.. Resistance is that thing that keeps you from moving too...

August 19, 2016

The Market Is Always Wrong


A large part of George Soros’ success can be attributed to his understanding of one of the most fundamental truths about the market — that it’s always wrong.  "The generally accepted view is that markets are always right -- that is,...

August 17, 2016

Trading Expectations: Your Mind Doesn’t Know What’s Next


Markets and your mind don’t like uncertainty. Looking for the next move and building one’s trading around such expectations comes naturally to us. Holiday periods are notorious for sudden unexpected moves. Thin volume makes it easy to...

August 12, 2016

Trading Rules Not Working? Cultivate a Trading Process


Conventional trading wisdom says successful traders follow rules.  While rules can be beneficial, trading well doesn’t happen through rules.  There is more to effective trading than following rules. Process Trumps Rules It is far...

August 10, 2016

Holiday Period: A Perfect Time To Hone Your Inner Trading Game


A quick look at this week’s trading makes it abundantly clear: Most of the market players are away on holiday. Chances of being stopped out are higher than usual, as market makers can move the price around, quite easily hitting your...

July 28, 2016

Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.


‘’One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation’’--Arthur Ashe There are no doubt that most of us traders and investors are still finding it difficult to deal with the pressure of...

July 20, 2016

Markets at New Highs, Should We Be Concerned?


Only two weeks ago the entire world was bracing itself for another ’GFC’ style correction just after Brexit. At the time I encouraged those who were willing to go against the crowd to think contrarian and take advantage of correction...

July 14, 2016

In Wild Markets Like These, Take A Page From Seneca The Stoic


Volatility is back. And it’s back in force. We can thank Brexit for getting the ball rolling. A majority of investors get killed in markets like this. But it’s not because they have a bad investment strategy. It’s because they don’t...

June 29, 2016

Weather Gives and Then Takes Away in Grain


Last Friday June 17 saw corn prices achieve new highs for the year at 449.0 new crop futures (Dec16). The bean market not to be undone rallied 30 cents. The main culprit for the rally was weather. Hot and dry conditions were predicted...

June 22, 2016

Are You Making any of These 3 Trading Psychology Mistakes?


Many traders with aspirations of becoming a great trader fail because they blow their trading psychology. Let's take a look at 3 of the worst mistakes traders make with respect to trading psychology, and what to do instead. Mistake #1...

June 21, 2016

The Psychology Behind “Harmonic” Trading


Students of Elliott wave, harmonics and GANN will know about the so called hidden pattern of the universe which can be detected in the charts. Traders at large have big issues though relating the theory into workable concepts for...

June 17, 2016

Trading Psychology: Are You in Trading Denial?


Have you been caught holding onto a bias in your trading?  Most traders have.  A bias can be highly detrimental to trading, causing wrong trades and missed opportunities. It can trigger mental and emotional events that raise stress...

June 14, 2016

How Life Coaching Can Help Traders


Most trader coaching is traditionally focused on teaching traders to trade better. The emphasis is on discipline, trade management and risk management. The more complex workings of the inner life are a side show and not the core of...

June 07, 2016

What Does The Smart Money Say About Silver Now?


Friday’s unemployment report, specifically the dovish non-farm payrolls number, created quite the knee-jerk reaction among all inflation sensitive commodity products. This morning, we’ll revisit the silver market and determine what to...

June 06, 2016
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