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Trading Psychology: The Ghost Of 9/11


When three bombs went off in the New York area last week end old memories were triggered. In a consultation one of my clients, a professional New York trader said how the bombings so close to the 9/11 anniversary triggered his...

September 23, 2016

The Case Of Life Versus (Market) Death


A glance at last year’s trading during the summer months across the indices and some currency pairs reveals in undeniable terms something I have been talking about in one form or other: There is less participation in the markets from...

September 16, 2016

Think Like a Successful Trader


As with everything else in trading, successful traders think differently about their trades.  Believe it or not, how you think is critical to your success and the way you trade.  The Key Thinking Difference of Successful Traders Let’s...

September 14, 2016

Trading Psychology: The Illusion Of Objectivity In Short Term Trading


A big misperception that causes many a value conflict for retail traders is their concept of objectivity in short term trading, hence they seek refuge in technical analysis. The big issue 99% of traders simply do not understand is...

September 09, 2016

Gold: The Big Illusion Of Scarcity


Our brains love a good story. The world of investing is built on that premise. The idea of scarcity is just one of these stories and it is BIG. Humanity has functioned on the incorrect perception that scarcity of everything is a fact...

September 02, 2016

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
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