Creatine Isn’t Only for Athletes, Bro

Readers of The Trading Edge know that I strongly believe that trading well is akin to peak performance. However sustained peak performance is only available to us when there is a strong congruence between mind, body, and technique. In this guest post, guest contributor Mansal Denton, gives a new spin on one of the most popular and […]

Review of AddieUP – Does the supplement with the provocative name live up to the hype?

Power Energy Focus All of us have probably heard of the pharmaceutical drug Adderall.  It is the well known psycho-stimulant prescribed to sufferers of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Unsurprisingly Adderall has also risen in popularity with student and hard charging populations who are seeking to improve their performance and cognitive faculties. Unfortunately […]

Review of Nootelligence Focus – How does this nootropics beverage stack up?

Can this new class of nootropics beverage raise your game and performance? Focus Intelligently. In the ever expanding nootropics and cognitive enhancers space, one of the most rapidly expanding areas is the nootropics beverage space. Nootelligence Focus is one of the leading entrants in the growing realm of energy/nootropics beverages and competes against familiar names […]

Avoid Chasing the Dragon – How To Cycle Nootropics and Keep Them Effective

Forward In my mind the term “chasing the dragon” conjures up images of addicts and opium dens of times past. But metaphorically the term alludes to the feeling that the next ingested dosage of a drug will result in a nirvana that seems and feels imminent and conclusive, yet upon consumption never quite yields the promised experience— […]

BrainStack Nootropics Review – Can BrainStack give you a trading edge? #tradingstack 

Are you looking for the perfect nootropics trading stack that will help you learn faster and retain more, improve your productivity and efficiency, and increase your drive and motivation? These are the claims made by Maven Labs, the makers of the pre-formulated nootropics stack BrainStack.   Read on to see if BrainStack can give you […]

Getting Started with Micronutrients

  Forward We speak a lot here at the Trading Edge about nootropics supplementation.  However as I’ve expressed elsewhere on this blog I firmly believe that a solid diet, health and lifestyle choices are the foundation upon which we can build our supplement stack.  To that end I thought it would be very appropriate to have […]

Beginners Nootropic Stack for Traders #tradingstack

I often get asked where is a good starting point with nootropics, especially as it pertains to creating your own stacks.   If you haven’t done so already, let me first kindly refer you to post titled the Nootropics for Traders – 4 Step Plan. Now in this post I will give you a good all-round beginner […]

Dual-N-Back Your Trading

Summary In several studies practicing Dual-N-Back tasks for about 20 minutes each day for 20 days significantly improves performance on a standard test of fluid intelligence. This can be a significant benefit to traders to improve pattern recognition, new skill acquisition, and decision making. Across various studies, practicing n-back improved the ability to reason and solve […]

Can HRV Training Strengthen Your Trading?

  “Trading is emotion. It is mass psychology, greed and fear.” Michael Marcus – Jack Schwager, Market Wizards, 1993. This article is part 1 of an ongoing series on Heart Rate Variability (otherwise known as HRV). In this article I will share with you a quick primer on HRV and then delve into how I personally track my HRV and how tracking my HRV has improved my trading. What is HRV (Heart Rate […]

How do you get in the Trading Zone? Hint – Focus!

Any trader will tell you that there’s nothing quite like “Trading in the Zone”. If you read the literature around flow states everything points to Focus and Concentration as being one of the key elements in achieving this wondrous and desired state. I will investigate the state of flow further in future blog posts and drill down on […]

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