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 affect our trading. As well we’ll get into why developing awareness is the central tenet to success in trading. Van Tharp has a popular quote - You do not trade the markets.  You can only trade your beliefs…

Episode 19 – Mercedes Oestermann Van Essen: The Buddhist Trader and Trading From Oneness @_BuddhistTrader

Summary In this week’s episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Mercedes Oestermann Van Essen. Mercedes is a trader and internationally recognized intuitive coach and mentor focusing on trading psychology. I discovered Mercedes through the presentations she’s done with TopStepTrader and later found out that she has a very good body of work over…

Giving when it hurts

It was roughly 3 months ago that I made a big shift in my trading. I haven’t shared this publicly before but I hope this serves you wherever you are on your trading journey. It all started after a particularly rough patch of trading.  I had just experienced a string of losses and was staring […]

Episode 1 – Interview with Rande Howell – Why trading without emotions is a myth

    In this interview, Rande and I discuss why it’s impossible to turn off your emotions while trading and how traders can begin to create a successful mindset for trading. Rande Howell is a trained therapist who coaches retail and professional traders as well as the author of one of my Top Recommended Books, “Mindful […]

Slow down to speed up

High Speed Decision Making One of the most important competencies that an intraday trader need have is the ability to make high quality decisions in a high speed trading environment. One of the key areas I see new intraday traders struggle with is the speed of the game.  Often taken for granted is the sharp […]

Understand your trading mindset and stop the blame game

What type of trader are you? Have you ever had one of these trading days? I can recall a particularly miserable trading session where the market seemed to be hunting for my stops. I went long just to have my position stopped out at the low tick.  I reversed and went short, and got stopped […]

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