Capping your losses

At this month’s Meetup, we will be discussing several key principles to successfully trading the intraday timeframe. One of the most important principles which is applicable to all traders regardless of timeframe is the necessity to cap your losses. One aspect of trading that attracts a great many traders is the freedom that trading can afford. […]

Year End Trading Reflections and New Year Plans

Trading is a business and what is crucial to running a thriving and sustainable business is the practice of focusing not only the trading results but also to reflect on the broader operations of the business. During the quiet period leading up to the New Year, there is no better time than now to take […]

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 […]

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