Why trying hard is not enough

Many of us have been mistakenly taught in our childhood (and then reinforced in school) that our successes and failures depend on our efforts.   In fact our society puts a premium on this “culture of doing” – the “Just Do It” culture – and idolizes the doers / Type A’s of the world. Unfortunately […]

Free Webinar: Why Trying Harder Doesn’t Make You A Better Trader – How Gaps In Your Learning Strategies Are Holding Back Your Trading Progress

Are you spending countless hours in front of the trading screen with nothing to show for it? Is your trading stagnating or not progressing as quickly as you would like it to? Do you make the same mistakes over and over again? Are you discouraged by the fact that you seem to only spot profitable trades after […]

Episode 30 – What You Need To Do As An Options Trader with Kirk Du Plesses @optionalpha

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Summary In this episode we talk options with Option Alpha’s Kirk Du Plesses. Having had my own ups and downs trading option, I think one of the most salient points Kirk drives home early in the show is that "it’s not about finding the fast track, it’s about finding the right track the fastest". I…

Nootropics Giveaway

In this week’s podcast we explored the world of smart drugs with Nootropedia’s Mansal Denton and I’d like to announce a fun giveaway to the readers and listeners of The Trading Edge. If this week’s episode has sparked your curiosity around nootropics then enter for a chance to win a bottle of Luminate Focus (value $35 US).   Luminate Focus […]

‘Top Spin’ Trading

This week’s article is submitted by Michael Toma.   Michael hails from New Jersey and was most recently in Montreal in June where he presented at our June Meetup session. He is also a Certified Risk Manager, author, and trader and is our “resident risk” contributor at The Trading Edge (thetradingedge.org). I get a bit lazy during […]

Episode 28 – Why We Need To Abandon The Average and Embrace Our Edges

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“All of us want to be normal, yet none of us want to be average. “ Several months back I finished reading the End of Average by Harvard’s Todd Rose, which now sits at #7 of my Top Recommended Books list. Let me just say, if you are a student of studying talent, as I am,…

Are Large Losses Necessary?

Recently I was having a friendly debate with a fellow trader around the nature of losses.  His belief, and one which i believe is shared by a great many traders, is that experiencing a large trading loss (or even losses) is a necessary part of learning how to trade.  That is for a trader to […]

Trading Exercise: Your Trading Twin

If you’ve been struggling or want to take your trading to the next level it’s sometime best to take a step back and view things from a different perspective. The following visualization exercise is adapted from Sam Bennett’s book, Get It Done, and may help you reframe your current reality and where it is you want […]

Loading the Boat with Trade Risk

This article is submitted by Michael Toma.   Michael is a Certified Risk Manager, author of The Risk of Trading: Mastering the Most Important Element in Financial Speculation, trader, and our “resident risk” contributor.   If there is one topic within the risk management space that I get lots of questions on is that of position sizing. […]

The Phantom Audit

  This week’s article is submitted by Michael Toma.   Michael is a Certified Risk Manager, author, and trader and is our “resident risk” contributor at The Trading Edge (thetradingedge.org).   Since I started trading, I have kept some form of records in a trade journal. The actual data components I track and the structure has changed […]

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