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Trading Psychology 101

Trading Psychology 101

Published December 26th, 2019 It was recently suggested that I should write a book on trading psychology. Unfortunately I’m not the right guy. I have street smarts, including sitting on a couch for 6-months talking it through with a therapist, but I’m in no way qualified to write a book. I do see many issues […]

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Trading Strategy versus Personality

Published October 12th, 2020 A trading strategy needs to suit your personality. Back in 2007 I used the following example at a seminar, consider, Strategy A returned 20% in the last 12-months Strategy B returned 20% in the last 12-months Which would you invest in? Obviously trading either will generate the same outcome, but what […]

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Psychology - A Common Theme

Psychology – A Common Theme

Published January 19th, 2021 Of all the emails we receive, a common theme emerges: “It is hard to stick with the same strategy during drawdowns, due to the fact that the market always seems to be tanking whenever I decide to trade again.” – Andy N. “My biggest challenge is sticking to a strategy when […]

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think like a pro golfer

Think Like A Pro Golfer

Published September 23rd, 2020 Think like a Pro Golfer – There are many similarities between trading and golf psychology. As The Masters finished this week, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the thoughts of one of the games top players; Justin Rose. Rose is currently ranked #8 in the world and has amassed career […]

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reader question

Reader Question

Published October 13th, 2020 Question from Steve H. who asks… “My portfolio is around $500,000 so my trades are over $20,000 and I often wonder on some of the smaller stocks with less volume if, when I place my trades at about 7.30 in the morning I’m having an influence on the opening auction.” The […]

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Breaking the Beginner’s Cycle – YTE July 2014

Published December 26th, 2019 The July/August edition of Your Trading Edge magazine includes an article by Nick Radge titled Breaking the Beginner’s Cycle. Read the full article here. Nick points out how to identify if you are stuck in the Beginner’s Cycle, some reading to help create a new mindset and a strategy to get […]

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a gift from pop

A Gift From POP

Published October 13th, 2020 I thought I’d point you to a resource that has been very helpful to me over the years. This is an interview with a 30-year veteran who wished to remain anonymous and for the purposes of this interview is nicknamed POP. He offers plenty of wisdom for aspiring traders, and even […]

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It’s all in the book…

Published December 26th, 2019 I’m often asked to list my favourite, most influential trading books. Over the last 35 years I’ve read a LOT of trading books, good and bad. So before we go any further let’s think…what’s in a trading book? Probably nothing unless you make it your own. For example, I have known […]

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Craig Fisher

Soul Trader – Trading the Stock Market whilst In the Zone

Published January 17th, 2020 Many analogies are made between different sports and trading the stock market. Usually such analogies refer to mindset required for elite performance or the technical processes involved. One analogy that particularly resonates with me comes from the sport of surfing. Of all the sports I have tried and participated in, surfing […]

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Online Share Trading: Breaking the Beginner’s Cycle

Published December 26th, 2019 The advent of online share trading has seen a dramatic increase in stock market newsletters and courses. Many traders inadvertently find themselves stuck in the beginner’s cycle when they start trading. They may have attended a course or seminar, or purchased a black box system only to find the results are […]

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