routines

October 11, 2017

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. Routines are essentially a set of habits. Whereas habits are a conditioned set of behaviors that have developed over the repeated reaction to a particular cue. It’s important to note that habits in themselves are neither inherently positive or negative. For instance, it’s just as […]
October 8, 2017

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 combination of intentions that are both externally and internally focused. Rather than give a number of prescriptions let me share a number of directed questions which you can use to better craft your trading routine. Post these questions somewhere prominent and review them regularly. Credits to Stockbee for […]
September 4, 2017

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 only fitting to cram in all the things you can control – our actions, tools, strategies, and of course, our crazy routines. I’ve heard some wild ones throughout my career but in the end, it’s the trader themselves who is comfortable with their rituals supported […]
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