The Trading Journey

In this video, I talk about the trading journey, the realities of the markets, and what realistic success milestones look like for most traders. The following fundamental market realities and truths are ones that all traders need to accept so that they can appropriately set the proper expectations and goals. If your goals don’t match […]

A Trader’s Daily Routine and Checklist ✅

As we have explored throughout this month’s articles on the theme of “Trading Routines”, trading routines and rituals are constructs we can use to cue attention, mobilize motivation, increase confidence, improve focus and situational awareness, and prime performance. Given how powerful routines can be let’s take a second to consider how best to construct them. […]

What does your morning trading routine look like?

In my experience, many traders walk into the trading day without the proper preparation and intentions. The result is a trader who is unfocused, distractable, and lacks priorities. Starting the day with an effective daily routine will create the tone and expectations for your trading day.In my opinion, the ideal trading routine consists of a […]

Why Regular Meditation Is Great For Your Trading Mind

This week’s article comes from previous 2-time podcast guest (Episode 19 and Episode 27) Mercedes Oestermann van Essen who shares the benefits of meditation for the trading mind. Mercedes Oestermann van Essen coaches traders and investors to improve their performance by creating more harmony in their professional and personal lives. Her core transformation strategy consists […]

Smells Like Routine Spirit ⏰

This week’s article comes from our “in-house” risk expert – certified risk manager and frequent contributor, Michael Toma, who shares some perspectives on the power of routines and the benefits of triggers in cueing desired behaviours and actions.   The Power Of Routines? Given all the things you can’t control when trading, I guess it’s […]

Adapting To Markets By Expanding Your Learning Strategies 💡

  One of the most profound changes in the recent markets has been the acceleration in the rate of change. Trends and regime changes that used to play out in weeks or months are now occurring in days or hours. As a discretionary trader, one of the keys to being able to keep up and […]

Position Sizing For Success ⚖️

In last week’s lesson, we introduced 2 extremely important measures that all traders need to track and monitor. Now that we’ve set that baseline, in this week’s lesson we will build upon the 2 measures we introduced last week and launch into the topic of position sizing. As it pertains to this month’s theme of risk […]

2 Ratios All Traders Need To Track

This week’s lesson we will be brief however it will cover an essential risk management concept. If you are new to risk management concepts then understanding this lesson will allow you to objectively understand the strengths of your trading system, how and where you can improve your results, and gain an appreciation for how much […]

A Crazy Little Thing Called Risk 😨

So to kick things off, the first theme we’ll be exploring is the topic of  “Risk and Money Management“. This week’s lesson comes from our “in-house” risk expert – certified risk manager and frequent contributor, Michael Toma who challenges each of us with a set of important questions to consider to identify the risks to our trading businesses. It’s […]

Sharing Lessons and Perspectives

  Hi traders, I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from the activities here on the blog to concentrate my activities around the Montreal Traders Meetup group, which I founded back in 2014.   The Montreal Traders Meetup group has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year and we are now at over 1,000 traders in the […]

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