Survival training for traders

Survival training for traders

Sometimes you’re simply out of step with the market. It could be your strategy just isn’t suited to current conditions (even though you are executing with iron-willed discipline). Or it could be caused by something more personal: you might be a bit...
How to find your #1 personal trading strength

How to find your #1 personal trading strength

It can be a real pain to carefully record the details of every single trade you take. But keeping accurate records, and referring back to them frequently, is hands-down the fastest way I know to improve your performance. If you capture a record of all your trading...
5 steps to relieve trading pressure

5 steps to relieve trading pressure

Imagine… you’ve learned to swing a golf club. You can strike the ball pretty good. 7 times out of 10 it even goes in the approximate direction you wanted. ‘Great stuff,’ you tell yourself. ‘Time to pack my bags and join the professionals...
The ‘Big Cat’ way to trade

The ‘Big Cat’ way to trade

You know, there’s a lot you can achieve by observing the natural world. And I’m not sure if I’ve been overdoing the BBC4 documentaries recently but it’s really been on my mind. I watched an engineering firm in Africa put a super-efficient...
The problem with trader’s brains

The problem with trader’s brains

There are LOTS of new traders in the markets at the moment. It’s a knock-on effect of people working from home or being furloughed from their jobs. So I’ve been nosing around some online trading communities. I’ve been trying to get a feel for what...
How to defeat the #1 danger to traders

How to defeat the #1 danger to traders

Calling day traders: I have something very interesting for you today. It’s a very interesting tool developed by one of my favourite traders: Jason Alexander. You probably already know Jason as the creator of Money Line, Renko Trader, Forex Fightback and AutoFX amongst...
How to trade a healthy trend

How to trade a healthy trend

I had a similar conversation with two different people this week… It’s about trends. Or more specifically: a) How do you know which ‘segment’ of a big overall trend to measure and work with? And: b) How far back in time should you go when measuring trends and drawing...
5 steps to managing tricky trading emotions

5 steps to managing tricky trading emotions

Controlling your emotions – that’s all successful trading boils down to… “Fight greed. Overcome fears of pulling the trigger on trades. Adjust your position size until you sleep easy at night…” They are all great pieces of advice. But have you ever stopped...