Autumn is here and with it comes the introspection of the summer it succeeds. With a three month siesta away with work, a family holiday and a daughter I'd hardly seen I had anticipated the summer of 17 being busy with anything other than trading. As it happened it turned out to be a hugely … Continue reading The Summer of 17
I think about Trading Educators a lot. I've been a customer of a number of them and over the years have formulated a pretty cynical view on the value many of them claim to offer. That said I can't help feeling conflicted about the contentious nature of trading education, there are good sides and bad, what … Continue reading Trading Educators, Demons and Knights
Making progress towards your trading goals is a long haul ticket, a marathon that often plays second fiddle to the demands of life. So how do you keep your eye on the prize when you have no choice but to commit to the things that need your attention now, without loosing momentum in your long … Continue reading How to keep your eye on the prize
After my first encounter with the One Tick Target Drill I was excited to give it another go, I figured that I'd for sure be able to right the wrongs of my bad habits from the day before, and generate a little self confidence by having a positive day. I was wrong. Instead, it took … Continue reading Day 2 of The One Tick Target Drill
I woke up this morning still curled around my Daughter's toddler bed. Neither me, my wife or our girl got any sleep as we spent the night helping her through a nasty chest infection. Eager to get something out of the trading day, I decided that live trading probably wasn't a great idea, instead I … Continue reading What I learned with the 1 Tick Target Drill
What is profitability? It's a simple question, a basic concept, but when I ask it of myself I find in reality it isn't simple. Instead I find the term which for so many means so much to be a difficult one to define. The definition at any rate is personal, it is individual and no … Continue reading Profitability: The Goal.
My first forays into markets, flying training and the ethics of profit goals.