Have you ever noticed that after a solid winning trade you often lose money on the next one? Well, it may be something you can prevent, at least sometimes. You see, after a winner, there is emotion that can cause traders to want to jump back into the market... Continue Reading
One of the most common questions that I receive on the email support line from beginning traders is “How long does it take to become a profitable trader?” Whilst this is a very normal and obvious question to ask at the beginning stages of your trading... Continue Reading
After completing our courses and tutorials, most traders have no problem reading the charts, and they can typically find good trades quite easily. However, there seems to be a big gap between being able to find good trades and being able to pull the trigger... Continue Reading
How do you plan your trades? What is your daily routine for analyzing the market, setting up and executing your trades? What do you do after that? How do you manage your trades once they are live? What is your plan?
I thought you would like a quick... Continue Reading
I’ve written a few articles on the topic of money management and the main idea I try to convey is that it’s arbitrary for someone to trade a percentage of their account. There are many factors affecting how any one trader should manage his or her money in... Continue Reading
The 3 M’s of trading: Mind, Money and Method, maybe you have heard of them, maybe not. Either way, in today’s lesson you are going to learn what they mean and why successful trading requires them.
Note: The 3 M’s was not my idea, rather it came from... Continue Reading
Trading is quite different from other businesses, but it is still a business and you need to run it like one and think of it as one. Most traders start out on the wrong path right out of the gate by treating their trading like a trip to the casino rather than... Continue Reading
We all need a little inspiration and guidance from time to time, and as traders, who better to get it from than some of the biggest trading legends of our time? After all, learning from those who have already achieved what you are trying to achieve is the... Continue Reading
The market can indeed be beaten. I know because I have beat it many, many times, including in a recent trading competition I won, which you can read about here.
The point of today’s lesson is not to convince you that the market can be beaten, because if... Continue Reading
If you are currently stuck in a trading ‘rut’ and aren’t sure how to pull yourself out, today’s lesson is meant for you.
As a beginning trader, you are bound to slip into a bad patch where you start developing some bad trading habits and find... Continue Reading
Mark Douglas, one of the greatest authors of trading psychology literature of our time, sadly passed away earlier this year. I wanted to write a lesson dedicated to him that discusses some of his most important teachings on the all-important mental aspect of... Continue Reading
I know it sounds cliché, but losing truly is part of winning, especially in trading. If you want to become a complete trader who truly knows how to trade properly, you must learn how to lose properly in addition to actually learning how to trade.
I know... Continue Reading
Any professional trader, whether they realize it or not, shares many traits and behaviors with the ‘King of the jungle’. A lion in the wild provides us with an excellent metaphor to help us understand how to behave in the market.
Lions are known as the... Continue Reading
Trading is a lot like riding a roller coaster. Although it obviously is fun and exciting, there will be times when you feel scared, nervous or even powerless. When these bad times come, it's important to not panic or give up. One excellent thing to do during... Continue Reading
Everyone knows the main reward of becoming a successful trader is money. But you will be rewarded with a lot more than just money if you become a successful trader, in fact, money is arguably the least valuable reward you will receive from achieving... Continue Reading
After many years of mentoring and coaching traders, I’ve realized that most beginning traders have the completely wrong mindset throughout the entire lifespan of a trade. From the beginning, middle and after the end of a trade, most people have their mind... Continue Reading
There are many similarities between the poker and trading worlds, and as traders, we can learn a lot from some of the top poker players.
As Brandon Adams, a professor of behavioural finance at Harvard University’s Department of Economics said, “Some of... Continue Reading
As 2015 draws to a close and we all get ready to carry out our respective holiday traditions, it’s a good idea to take some time and review your trading performance for 2015 and take an honest look at what you did right, what you did wrong and most... Continue Reading
Does this sound familiar: You see what you believe at first is a perfectly good trade setup, however, as you continue to analyse and study it you begin to feel less and less sure about the trade, yet you aren’t totally sure why?
This is a common problem... Continue Reading
You may feel as if you’re at a disadvantage starting your trading career with a relatively small trading account. But, as we will discuss in today’s lesson, that feeling is simply an illusion that stems from focusing on the wrong things.
One of the... Continue Reading
If your current trading routine consists of things like habitually checking your smartphone to see where your current trade is at whilst you down a coffee with 2 shots of espresso in it to ‘compensate’ for the 5 hours of sleep you got last night, this... Continue Reading
Anyone can become a trader, but not everyone becomes a successful trader who is able to trade for a living. In fact, as you probably already know, most traders do not succeed over the long-run. Why is this? What are some of the core traits you must possess in... Continue Reading
You may have found yourself landing on a very convincing sales page recently for any one of the many automated Forex trading systems out there on the internet these days. Often referred to as ‘expert advisors’ or 'trading robots' when they are applied to... Continue Reading
If I had a time machine, one of the things I would do is go back in time to when I first began my trading journey and tell my past self all the things I now know about trading. It would have greatly sped up my progress as a trader and significantly shortened... Continue Reading
If we sat down and had a conversation about trading in person, I would discuss the following ‘ten commandments’ of trading with you. What follows are ten of the most important aspects of trading that you need to understand, accept and implement if you... Continue Reading
Traders often search for that missing ‘ingredient’ that they think will solve all their trading problems and start the dollars rolling into their trading account. Whether it’s some ‘magic’ indicator or some ‘insiders’ views into fundamentals and... Continue Reading
In this lesson, I am going to give you my insight into some of the key things that helped me start making money in the forex market. It may not be exactly what you want to hear, because it’s not necessarily going to be ‘fun’ or 'entertaining', but... Continue Reading
As a trader, you will make mistakes, it’s inevitable and it’s part of the learning process. However, if you continuously make the same mistakes over and over, it means you aren’t learning from them and you’re likely not making any progress as a... Continue Reading
As a beginning forex trader, you can easily get lost, confused or overwhelmed with all the information you are bombarded with on the internet about trading. The best thing to do is to just take it slow, learn how to trade properly from an experienced... Continue Reading
Trading is one of the most rewarding professions in the world, but it can also be one of the most discouraging and mentally difficult if you don’t trade properly. Trading properly involves everything from using an effective trading strategy to having... Continue Reading
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