trading mindset

June 1, 2018

Top preparations for a great day of trading: The ultimate checklist to achieve a productive day of trading

This guest post was contributed by Titan FX.  Find out more about Titan FX at https://titanfx.com. To ensure a productive and successful day of trading, get yourself ready with the right tools and strategies as well as an equipped mindset. In a lively market, traders should strengthen themselves with effective pre-trading preparations. Before beginning your trading session, it is important to prepare and get organized with all the things you will need. Doing this will establish optimal performance and a more focused way of thinking for an active day of trades. To succeed in trading, be sure to first set up preparations […]
February 26, 2018

Webinar: Creating the Ideal Trading State

In the final part of the 3 part webinar series for Disnat Direct and clients, I discuss the importance of not just trade management but self-management. Summary: Anyone who has been trading for any length of time quickly realizes how important the mental game is to trading. After all, trading is largely a game of decision making and as human beings, there is a host of cognitive biases and mental leaks (fears, limiting beliefs, etc.) that can bleed into one’s trading. Many traders mistakenly believe that consistent trading success is simply a function of having a battle-tested trading system that […]
December 22, 2016

What are you doing that is keeping you from getting what you really want?

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” As we enter upon the final trading days of the year set aside some time the next several days to reflect on your trading this past year. Invest the time and reflect on some of your goals and consider some of these questions. Did you get the results you were looking for?  Quantitatively and qualitatively? Did you consistently act and trade in a way consistent with a professional trader? Did you improve as a trader? What were some of the areas you made the most improvement? What areas do you continue to struggle? What particular market conditions, […]
June 19, 2016

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 truly learn the hard lessons in trading there has to be a loss so painful that he will not forget the lesson. We debated the merits around this argument and in the end it’s my opinion that large trading losses are not necessary however for […]
June 9, 2016

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 to go. Take three deep belly breaths and begin to imagine: First begin by picturing a safe place.  This place may be somewhere you have been in the past (or some place you wish to visit in the future) that brings you calm and relaxation. […]
January 18, 2016

Episode 23 – Successful Trading Begins And Ends With Self Awareness

Listen to the Episode Below (00:30:00) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:30:00 volume Episode 23 – Successful Trading Begins And Ends With Self Awareness iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe 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 […]
September 21, 2015

Episode 10 – The role of neuro meta structures and how to reshape and upgrade our trading mindsets through Awareness, Acceptance, & Action w/ Rich Friesen

Listen to the Episode Below (01:02:52) Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 01:02:52 volume Episode 10 – The role of neuro meta structures and how to reshape and upgrade our trading mindsets through Awareness, Acceptance, & Action w/ Rich Friesen iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSLeave a ReviewSubscribe on Android Sign up for our weekly newsletter Stay up to date with the podcast, and get notified when the next podcast drops. Subscribe Summary   In this episode I had the opportunity to deep dive into the topic of developing the […]
July 26, 2015

The 12 reasons most traders fail

“The trading profession has a problem that is two-fold:  There is a low bar for entry and a high bar for success.” I’m probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post.  This is hard to say and it many ways even harder to accept but most would be traders who enter into the world of trading have already failed long before they ever begin. The skills, attitudes, mindsets, and beliefs that most would be traders bring to trading is ultimately inadequate to create sustained success.  I’ve compiled the 12 reasons the most common reasons I see […]
July 20, 2015

Episode 3 – Interview with Tim Racette of @EminiMind – The fallacy of setting strict goals, the power of habits, and using the principle of inversion to gain an edge

  In this interview I catch up with trader and blogger Tim Racette. We discuss how Tim started his trading journey and Tim gives an honest recount of how long it took him to become a successful and confident trader. Plus we talk about the fallacy of setting strict outcome goals the importance of having good habits, and using the principle of inversion to gain an edge. Tim Racette is a full-time trader in the stock, options, and futures markets. Chicago-land native, competitive mountain bike racer, and graduate of Arizona State University, he blogs about his trading over at EminiMind.com. Tim has been a […]
July 13, 2015

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 at a steep drawdown from my recent equity highs. In fact just weeks prior I had had my best trading week of the year and now all that was gone. The familiar patterns of loss, self worth, doubt, discomfort all bubbled up and permeated my […]
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