Why is it that most traders fail?

Why is it that most traders fail? Could it be that the reason most traders fail, or at least fail to succeed at their desired level of success, is not due to a lack of market knowledge or understanding but rather a lack of self awareness and self regulation? Let me share an example that […]

2/29/2016 Live Trade Recording – 3R Winner on XIV

Happy Leap Day! Just posting a live trade recording from today’s session. As I share in the video, a key posture in trading is to have the following decision making framework – Expectation, Anticipation, and Adaptation Or as Wayne Gretzky says – Skate to where the puck is going.  🙂

Episode 25 – Rayner Teo – The Traits Of Successful Traders @Rayner_Teo

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Summary In this episode I chat with Rayner Teo. Rayner’s a former prop firm trader turned independent trader and blogger over at tradingwithrayner.com. Rayner has a very compelling story and in this podcast you’ll hear some of these big ideas and lessons: Big Ideas - How he decided to move from trading at a prop firm…

February 11 – Live Trade Recording – Watch Me Catch A +9R Trade

I want to share a live video from today’s trading session which I think has some great lessons. Lessons you will get from this video: Momentum precedes price Volume precedes price Always seek trades that can yield asymmetrical risk to reward The importance of using strategic trailing stops to manage the volatility of your PnL Video summary: Took 3 […]

Episode 24 – Denise Shull – Developing Your Psychological Edges @DeniseKShull

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Summary In this week’s show I chat with Denise Shull and we have a fascinating conversation around the science of emotions feelings and trading. Denise is well known for her book, Market Mind Games, and the work she does with traders integrating the science of neuroscience and decision making. Time and time again we’ve explored…

Navigating These Volatile Markets

Today’s article is submitted by Michael Toma.   Michael is a Certified Risk Manager, author, and trader and has graciously joined The Trading Edge (thetradingedge.org) team to be our “resident risk expert”.   If you have any questions on risk management, drop Michael a comment below. The new year brings lots of trader resolutions. Maybe […]

Episode 23 – Successful Trading Begins And Ends With Self Awareness

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Summary In today’s show we’re going to have a conversation on the nature of beliefs and how they effect our trading. As well we’ll get into why developing awareness is the central tenet to success trading. Van Tharp has a popular quote - You do not trade the markets.  You can only trade your beliefs…

Episode 22 – TraderMind – The Power of Cultivating Awareness In Your Trading w/ Steve Ward

Summary   Steve Ward is well known as a performance coach and has worked with peak performers across numerous domains from the likes of Olympic athletes to institutional and professional traders. Steve is also an author and in his latest book, TraderMind, he integrates the concepts of mindfulness into the world of high achievement and…

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 7 – The Gift of Education

  Day 7 – The Gift of Education   Welcome to Day 7 of the [7] Days of Christmas. The theme in our final instalment is “The Gift of Education”.One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves as traders is the gift of education – I prefer calling it personal development. In my article, The 9 Steps […]

[7] Days of Holidays Gifts for the Peak Performance Trader – Day 6 – The Gift of Gratitude

  Day 6 – The Gift of Gratitude   In many ways trading can be a very selfish and lonely endeavour.   There’s the personal commitment in time and energy to research, prepare, and trade, the constant fretting over individual performance, the swings in emotional highs and lows around making and losing money –  all of […]

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