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 […]

3/17/2016 Live Trade Recording Post FOMC day +7R Result

Sharing a quick live recording of today’s trades. End result was +7R (reward:risk) on the day. 2 key takeaways from the day – 1st key was being flexible. As you’ll see in the video I had a short bias however I did not allow that opinion to obscure what was objectively going on with price action. 2nd was […]

My Appearance On The Trading Story Podcast @tradingstory

Quick Plug Just a quick plug – I recently appeared on Brandon Clay’s ever popular Trading Story Podcast, which came out earlier this week. It was interesting being on the other end of the interview questions for a change.  🙂 Check out the interview where I share my trading story, some ideas around regulating your emotions, and the mindset […]

Why is it that most traders fail?

Why is it that most traders fail? Could it be that the reason most traders fail, or at least fail to succeed at their desired level of success, is not due to a lack of market knowledge or understanding but rather a lack of self awareness and self regulation? Let me share an example that […]

2/29/2016 Live Trade Recording – 3R Winner on XIV

Happy Leap Day! Just posting a live trade recording from today’s session. As I share in the video, a key posture in trading is to have the following decision making framework – Expectation, Anticipation, and Adaptation Or as Wayne Gretzky says – Skate to where the puck is going.  🙂

Episode 25 – Rayner Teo – The Traits Of Successful Traders @Rayner_Teo

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Summary In this episode I chat with Rayner Teo. Rayner’s a former prop firm trader turned independent trader and blogger over at tradingwithrayner.com. Rayner has a very compelling story and in this podcast you’ll hear some of these big ideas and lessons: Big Ideas - How he decided to move from trading at a prop firm…

February 11 – Live Trade Recording – Watch Me Catch A +9R Trade

I want to share a live video from today’s trading session which I think has some great lessons. Lessons you will get from this video: Momentum precedes price Volume precedes price Always seek trades that can yield asymmetrical risk to reward The importance of using strategic trailing stops to manage the volatility of your PnL Video summary: Took 3 […]

Episode 24 – Denise Shull – Developing Your Psychological Edges @DeniseKShull

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Summary In this week’s show I chat with Denise Shull and we have a fascinating conversation around the science of emotions feelings and trading. Denise is well known for her book, Market Mind Games, and the work she does with traders integrating the science of neuroscience and decision making. Time and time again we’ve explored…

Navigating These Volatile Markets

Today’s article is submitted by Michael Toma.   Michael is a Certified Risk Manager, author, and trader and has graciously joined The Trading Edge (thetradingedge.org) team to be our “resident risk expert”.   If you have any questions on risk management, drop Michael a comment below. The new year brings lots of trader resolutions. Maybe […]

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…
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