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NIAL FULLER
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12 Killer Trading Lessons I Posted in 2018

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2019 is now officially well underway and hopefully you are making the best of it and sticking to all those 2019 New Year’s trading resolutions you made January 1st. Before we get too much further into the new year, I want to make sure you didn’t miss any of our best posts from 2018.

Last year was an amazing year for me both professionally and personally and each year as I write about all the trading topics swirling around in my head, the process helps me improve and grow as a trader, and I want to share that knowledge with you as much as possible.

So, to get you up to speed on the highlights of 2018 here at Learn To Trade The Market, let me proudly present a list of 12 killer posts from last year that you may have missed:

1. To Make Big Money Trading, Don’t Think About The Money

The first post in our list was an article I wrote to try and convey to traders that becoming overly-focused on the “money” and “reward / profit” part of trading, is truly the underlying reason why most people fail to make money.

What you need to do is become overly-focused on the actual process, the details of trading and learn to LOVE that part of it. If you get to the point where you truly enjoy being disciplined and patient as well as tracking your performance and sticking to a trading plan, money and profits will start to become more and more attracted to you…

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/to-make-big-money-trading

2. Three Trading Strategies I Would Take To a Desert Island

This lesson was meant to show you what trading strategies I would pick if I could only pick a few. Truthfully, all you really need is a small handful of trading strategies to enter the market at a high-probability point. This article served two purposes: to explain some of my favorite price action trading strategies but also to discuss the fact that a trading strategy involves more than just a “signal bar”. Things like money management and trading time-frames are just as important as the entry signal and are also pieces of your overall “trading strategy”:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-trading-strategies/desert-island-trading-strategies

3. Beware of The Trading Pandora’s Box

This post was written to warn traders about the “snowball effect” of trading mistakes or the Pandora’s box, so to speak, that gets put into motion very easily in the trading world.

Once a trader starts trading too frequently or risking too much, or makes any number of other mistakes, it typically sets off a “chain-reaction” of trading errors that quickly erases any progress they’ve made and can just as quickly blow-out their trading account. I give you tips and “tricks” in this lesson to avoid this huge trading pitfall:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/beware-of-the-trading-pandoras-box

4. What If You Only Took 4 Trades a Month?

In this lesson, I discuss and SHOW YOU with examples the POWER of a low-frequency trading approach.

Far and away, the biggest reasons most retail traders lose their money in the markets, is trading too much. I show you in this lesson how taking just 4 trades a month can achieve, a very, very nice return even if you’re losing 50% of the trades, so that’s just 2 winning trades a month! Right now, I am willing to bet most of you are trading waaaaaay more than 4 times a month and you’re probably not profitable either. So, leave all that stress and overthinking at the curbside and follow the strategy in this article to fast-track your trading success:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-trading-strategies/what-if-4-trades-a-month

5. What I Wish I Knew About Trading 18 Years Ago

This lesson is an in-depth look at some of the most important lessons I have learned since I began trading the markets about 18 years ago. If you read this post carefully, you will absorb years of trading insight that cost me a lot of time and money to learn.

You are significantly shortening your learning curve by reading posts like this one that combine years of trading trial and error into one educational lesson:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/what-i-wish-i-knew-about-trading-18-years-ago

6. Price Action Analysis Reveals The Footprint of Money

In one of my most detailed posts about the power of price action, I get into exactly how price action is like a story on the charts that you can learn to read if you get the proper training and put in the screen time. You will learn to understand which price bars matter and which ones probably don’t as well as how to interpret their meaning if you get a proper price action trading education, the basics of which are discussed in this lesson…

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-trading-strategies/price-action-technical-analysis-footprint-money

7. Here’s What Happens if You Practice Once Trading Strategy 10,000 Times

Bruce Lee said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick, 10,000 times.”

For a trader, what this means is that you are more “lethal” in the markets if you focus on fewer things and just get really, really good at them. To contrast, what most traders do is try to learn “everything” they read or hear about, trading indicators, gurus, forums, etc. they end up getting “lost in the sauce” of trading information, so to speak. This article explains just how stupid that is and why you should focus on one strategy at a time…

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/what-will-happen-practice-one-trading-strategy-10000-times

8. 6 Types of Tailed Bar Candlestick Trading Strategies

The tails on candlestick bars, also sometimes called “shadows” or “wicks” are very, very important. So much so, that I devoted an entire lesson to them, which you can read in the link below. However, not “every” tailed bar is equal to the others, so you need to learn the differences and how to trade them, that’s what this lesson is about:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-trading-strategies/types-tailed-bar-candlestick-trading-strategies

9. How to Develop a Winning Trader’s Mindset

A large portion of my professional trading course is dedicated to topics of trader psychology, mindset and self-control, because developing a winning trading mindset is truly one of most important components of successful trading, and many would make the case that it is THEE most important. Read this lesson to learn how to develop a winning trader’s mindset:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/how-to-develop-a-winning-traders-mindset

10. How to Use 1 & 4 Hour Chart Time Frames to Confirm Daily Chart Signals

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I am a proponent of the daily chart time frame and that I’ve written multiple articles on this topic. However, I also use the 1 hour and 4 hour time frames, as discussed in my trading course, and I give you a glimpse into exactly how I use them in this lesson on the matter:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-trading-strategies/how-to-use-1-4-hour-charts-to-confirm-daily-chart-signals

11. How to Trade Like a Hedge Fund Manager

Some of you may not like this or may even not agree with it, but in all my years of business and financial market speculation, I have yet to find this to be untrue: To succeed you have to “fake it until you make it”. It sounds cliche, yes, but it’s damn true, and here’s why: In order to become a success in ANY FIELD, you have to first believe you can do it and then you have to start following that belief religiously so that you devise a PLAN OF ATTACK and follow that plan one day at a time. A belief or a dream such as “becoming a profitable trader” is nothing if you don’t break it down into actionable steps, this is what success is made of and it all starts with “acting as if” and believing with 100% certainty you are going to achieve it, in fact, you must behave as if you already have achieved it….

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/how-trade-like-hedge-fund-manager

12. The Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 18 Years of Trading

This post is exactly what it says in the title: A list of the 10 most important lessons I have learned over my 18 years in the markets. As I stated earlier, you have what is probably the best possible educational tool right here in front of your face; the insight that I share with you. Whether you take my course to learn more or simply read all my free lessons, my goal is to teach traders what I have learned, so that I can hopefully help them avoid losing as much time and money as I did:

Read Article Here – https://www.learntotradethemarket.com/forex-articles/top-10-lessons-ive-learned-in-18-years-of-trading

Tell me what trading topic you want me to write about in 2019 ? Post your suggestion in the comments below…

I really enjoyed compiling this list of some of the best trading posts I wrote in 2018. However, there is one thing that I would really like to know that will help me continue to come up with helpful content for you guys in this year. In the comments below, tell me what was your favorite post from my blog in 2018 ? OR, what is a topic you would like me to write a lesson about this year?

Have a Great Rest of 2019 and Good Trading! – Nial

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About Nial Fuller

is a Professional Trader & Author who is considered ‘The Authority’ on Price Action Trading. He has a monthly readership of 250,000+ traders and has taught 20,000+ students since 2008. In 2016, Nial won the Million Dollar Trader Competition. Checkout Nial's Professional Trading Course here.
  1. Alf January 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    A great article, a great advice!
    many thanks Nial.
    ALF

    Reply
  2. Robert January 20, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Thank you Nial,
    Your newsletters are great. I have been searching for the Sniper article for a friend and haven’t been able to locate it. It is great advice too!

    Reply
  3. Sanjay January 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Great Article, you have make me wait for your article every week.
    This one is one of the best. An strategy to make 100 to 1000 is this one, wait for trade for weeks to align with Fundamentals & Technicals and when they align you don’t eat breakfast but you eat Six Month’s food in one trade by risking only what you are comfortable with.

    Thanks for Big Idea Sir.

    Lets analyse than Lets wait……..

    Reply
  4. Wendy January 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Nial,

    Very good article. It is helpful to keep learning and readjust my mindset.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Reply
  5. Mzabalazo Nsibande January 19, 2015 at 6:19 am

    what are we in this world of trades without your guide and advisory articles ,much respect once again mr Fuller

    Reply
  6. Amos January 18, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Great article to commence 2015 on the right trading path. I love you Nial and thanks a great deal for sharing your trading wisdom so selflessly. Education + mindset is the key. I have set my goal for this year and i am confident that with God, and your mentoring advice, i will accomplish my target.

    Once again, thanks a great deal.

    Reply
  7. andy January 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Wow, Nial. I don’t know how you do it but every time I take a wrong move along comes your weekly email almost telling me exactly what I did wrong. Early last week I decided to try a few lots on an oil short. It went very well and I made a great profit on it. I was euphoric! I was so excited I tried again. Loss. And again. Loss. Oil had turned around but I was ‘convinced’ it would still fall. No way, Jose. All the profit I’d made went within about 7 trades. Stupid! I will not be doing this again.
    I decided to go back to school and learn some more.
    Thanks for your articles. They’re absolute gems.
    Andy Moore

    Reply
  8. Boby January 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Your article really inspired me. I hope this year will be better than the previous year. thank you so much Nial

    Reply
  9. jessey January 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Thank a lot Nial. you’re a protégé. you really do know how to get to one .am getting addicted to your blogging.

    Reply
  10. Vijay Sonawane January 17, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Nice 1 Nial, thanks!

    Reply
  11. demola January 17, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Really,your articles are always helpful.If one should stick to them, will be in the market for a long time.Vital info that boosts trading plans.Appreciate this

    Reply
  12. Mr sha January 17, 2015 at 1:20 am

    You are the best Nial, you get to the point the fact, fun to read easy to understand
    I alway enjoy reading your letter, you are great keep up the good work

    Many thanks

    Reply
  13. FrankyBoy January 17, 2015 at 12:46 am

    “One trade can make or break you” Tell me about it my matey. Despite all the hype for USD I have been shorting USD/CHF for the past week. Yesterday I a made a small fortune when CHF went ballistic! My secret? – Do my own research and ignore the news! Great start to 2015! What you say Nial is spot on!

    Reply
  14. Pete January 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Nial. You plainly state what a trader needs to learn. Discipline, skill, attention and belief. Only by having skin in the game can you truly appreciate the wisdom in the article.

    Reply
  15. Hendrik January 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Always good advice Nial.
    Adding to your article, spread your risk over multiple accounts and minimal 3 brokers. This is first level risk and money management.
    Decrease risk dramatically in this high volatility times or do not trade at all and wait when the storm is over. There are going to be plenty of new opportunities after this volatility storm.

    Reply
  16. harpreet singh January 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks Nial, great article

    Reply
  17. Lakes January 15, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the article. It’s a water to my soul. Good one!!!

    Reply
    • Daniel Howard January 17, 2015 at 12:04 am

      I have to leave a comment concerning this comment. If you want to feed your soul, read the bible. Although I like Nial and what he says, this is just trading advice.

      Reply
  18. oghenemaro paul January 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    good one nial. this article has just made my day

    Reply

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