trading rituals

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 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 […]
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 […]
December 19, 2016

Check Out My Interview On The DesireToTRADE Podcast

I’m pleased to share that this week I’m being featured on the DesireToTrade Podcast for the second time.   Tune in to hear me discuss: What I’ve been up to this past year. How to continually challenge yourself. How to build competence as a trader. Why it’s essential to keep learning & how to create a virtuous upward spiral of development. And much more! The DesireToTrade Podcast is all about becoming the best trader you can be. In the spirit of the podcast I’ve extended a special giveaway to all the DesireToTrade listeners. I am rolling out a new coaching program called “The Keys […]
August 1, 2014

Stop Trading Small

Let me start with a question – “Are you trading small?” Trading small or trading big has nothing to do with the size of your account or your trade size, or any other metrics that could be used to judge your trading actions. The metaphor of trading small or trading big is all about understanding what is driving and motivating your trading actions. Trading small refers to the part of us that is focused on short term gains, temporary comfort, security, relief, and validation. Trading small usually means cutting our winners short in favour of taking small profits to maintain […]
July 18, 2014

The Trade Journal – Your Trading Edge

How are you determining what are your best and most profitable setups? Do you know the average profitability and probability of profitability of each of your setups? Do you know your trade setups compare by the day of the week?  Or better yet by the time of day? How do you know when it’s time to add size to your trades? How do you know if a setup is losing it’s edge?  And how do you distinguish whether it’s because of the market conditions or because of your personal execution? Ahhh Journaling – the dull red headed step child of trading. […]
June 20, 2014

Building the Perfect Pre-Market Ritual

Do you notice yourself feeling anxious before the opening bell? Do you find yourself feeling rushed into your first trades of the day? Are you often ill prepared for the morning session? Do you consistently lose money in the first 30 mins. of your trading session? Does your trading morning feel like a whirlwind? Do you often lose track of time and wonder where the morning session has gone? If you answered yes to any of those questions and consistently experience these negative scenarios then I recommend that you spend some time looking into how you are structuring your pre-market routine. The genesis […]
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