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Trading And Spouse Relationships

How trading affects our relationships and relationships affect trading In the past couple of months, I have received several e-mails from traders who were in emotional stress. With only minor corrections, the market moved up relentlessly for a year. This...

Overcome Fear In Your Trading

Why is it so important to be able to trade without fear? The reason is that the emotion of fear clouds your judgement and makes it hard if not impossible to stick to your trading plan.  For example, the  trader plans to enter a trade when it pulls back...

How Do You See Yourself?

It is actually true, trading cannot be taught. Granted, this might sound rather contrarian at first glance, yet it is the deepest truth you can receive to empower your trading. Let me explain: Trading like all other life skills are in essence a...

Trading: It’s OK To Be Emotional

Read any book or blog about trading and you’ll be told controlling one’s emotions is a key skill needed to trade well. On the surface, this sounds like good advice. After all, greed and fear are killers at a trading desk right? But the evidence doesn’t...

Adapting To Change

Republished from SFO Magazine archives, October 2009 issue. Change is the only constant. I remind new traders of this concept all the time. Just when your method or backtested system starts to really pay dividends, it will not be long before the market...

The Risk of Mental Ruin for Traders

"Losing a position is aggravating, whereas losing your nerve is devastating." - Ed Seykota In my experience there are three components of trading that have to be managed correctly for the trader to be successful. There is risk management, system...

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