I get many emails from beginning traders asking me what are the best markets to trade. However, today’s lesson is not about that topic exactly, although if you want to know which markets I recommend you start out with, click here. Today’s lesson is about... Continue Reading
We have all heard the cliché statistic that something like 80 to 90% of traders don’t make money. So, you basically have two choices; give up your dream of being free from work, jobs and the drudgery of modern 9 to 5 society, or try to understand why most... Continue Reading
It doesn’t matter how much money you have, it doesn’t matter how good of a technical analyst you are, and it doesn’t matter how much you ‘think’ you know about trading, if you don’t have the right mindset, you will never make money in the... Continue Reading
In life, there are times when we need to rely on other people, and times when it’s better to rely solely on ourselves.
Trading, is a profession that favours independence, and if you don’t like being alone with your thoughts, trusting your ‘gut’... Continue Reading
A trader may do well for a year, the strategy rocks, then they go through a period where they are not as profitable. They are using the exact same strategy but it falls to pieces the next year, why? This article will help you avoid this trap by explaining why... Continue Reading
The reason why it can seem so hard to make money as a trader is best summed up by the following paradoxical statement by Ray Dalio in the book Hedge Fund Market Wizards
(Ray is the founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund):
"In... Continue Reading
If you are one of the many traders who find themselves continuously whittling down their trading account to nothing after re-funding it over and over, today’s article is for you.
This might just be the most important trading article you ever read,... Continue Reading
I remember how it feels to be right where you might be at right now. You feel like giving up, you aren’t sure if trading is really even something you can actually make money at. I’ve been there and I’ve figured out how to crawl out of that funk and... Continue Reading
Nial Fuller Wins Million Dollar Trader Competition
Press Release - Gold Coast, Australia, May 16, 2016
Renowned trader Nial Fuller has won the $1 million top prize in one of the world's most lucrative trading competitions. Fuller ended the Million Dollar... Continue Reading
AXITrader Million Dollar Trader Competition - Winner Announced
Press Release - Sydney, Australia - 13 May 2016
After several months of live trading, AxiTrader is pleased to announce the winner of the first Million Dollar Trader competition.
The... Continue Reading
If you aren’t making money trading yet, the good news is that we can easily diagnose what you’re doing wrong. The reasons traders don’t make money are fairly predictable and common. Once you have figured out why you are failing to make money in the... Continue Reading
Do you need help picking winning trades? If you do, continue reading this lesson because I have laid out a simple 5-step to plan to get you on the track to improving your trading performance.
It’s important that you approach these five steps with the... Continue Reading
I already know what you’re thinking; the headline of this article is pretty bold. While it may be bold, but I assure you it’s not an exaggeration. I promise that if you read this entire article, think about it deeply and then actually implement the... Continue Reading
We all have losing streaks from time to time in the market. But, what determines if it’s a debilitating losing streak that leads to you blowing out your trading account or just a ‘normal’ losing streak? Either way, how do you bounce back after a losing... Continue Reading
The best traders have a finely tuned ability to sense or ‘feel’ the market and what it might do next. This is often referred to as ‘gut feel’, and it’s something that I rely on heavily in my own trading. In my opinion, every trader must develop... Continue Reading
I tell traders what they NEED to hear, not what they WANT to hear, and that is one of the aspects of my teaching approach that I take great pride in. The fastest route to trading success is by learning the honest truth about what trading is and what it takes... Continue Reading
Goals are an important part of achieving success in anything, forex trading included. However, goals can be tricky because people usually set them too high, out of the realm of what’s realistically achievable in an acceptable amount of time. For example,... Continue Reading
With all the recent news surrounding Greece’s debt crisis and the virtual cascade of economic reports and other market-moving news events that happen each day, it can seem overwhelming to try and keep up with them all. What’s a trader to do?
My... Continue Reading
“On that last trade, I left too much money on the table, and I’m definitely not going to do that on this trade” Ben said to himself silently, “I’ve given up too much profit, and this time I’m going to really get every pip I can out of this... Continue Reading
Most people make trading far more complicated than it needs to be. Whilst it isn’t ‘easy’ to succeed at trading, it is a lot easier if you boil it down to its core components. If you do that, there are really only four pieces of the ‘puzzle’ that... Continue Reading
You’re a busy person. You have a lot going on in your life. But, you are very interested in the opportunities provided by the market and you are wondering if you can somehow successfully fit trading into your daily routine. You’ve read a lot about trading... Continue Reading
How often do you hear of hedge funds or traders blowing up? How often do you hear of hedge funds or traders making an amazing 100% + return for the year? You read these kinds of news headlines every week..."XYZ Hedge Fund Trader cripples firm after gold... Continue Reading
The holidays are over and here you are, sitting at your computer hoping that 2015 is a better trading year than last year. Well, I am here to tell you that ‘hope’ has no real place in a trader’s mind and if you hope too much, you will hope yourself... Continue Reading
As you know, it’s the end of the year. That means it’s a great time to take stock of your trading performance over the past year and be honest with yourself about what you did right and what you did wrong. As a trader, I like to take the last week or two... Continue Reading
Every trader experiences a losing streak now and then, it’s just part of the trading ‘game’. However, if you find yourself in an extended losing streak or one that’s threatening to drastically cut down your trading account or even blow it out... Continue Reading
Do you feel like you are your own worst enemy as you trade the markets? If so, you’re not alone. Many traders feel this way because quite frankly, they usually are their own worst enemies. Trading is perhaps the ultimate test of self-discipline and... Continue Reading
As an ongoing learning tool, traders should perform what I call a 'trade autopsy' on their trades by carefully dissecting and assessing both failed and winning trades. For me, this kind of weekly or monthly trade review was an incredible learning tool when I... Continue Reading
Being in denial of one’s trading problems is the most dangerous stage of the trading journey. At one point or another, all traders go through this ‘denial stage’ with their trading problems, and how fast they get through it or if they get through it, is... Continue Reading
How many times have you just wanted to kick yourself because you exited a trade for a loss before it hit your stop loss, only to see it take off in your favor without you on board? Or, how many times have you felt the extreme frustration that comes with... Continue Reading
Have you ever felt like the market is trying to ‘trick’ you? Does it sometimes seem like it knows what you’re going to do before you do it, almost as if it’s waiting to counter your next move? If so, you’re not alone. Most traders have experienced... Continue Reading
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