How getting out of your own head and finding clarity through community can keep us on the path to success.
Life without trading, love or loss? At the start of this year I decided that I would stop pursuing trading for the immediate future. Poor capitalisation and family commitments meant it had gone from being a dream that would one day yield financial independence to something that was actively causing stress, three months on I've … Continue reading Perspectives: Three months without trading
Yesterday I closed out my Live Trading Account, and so as 2017 comes to a close so does my live trading. Did I end up profitable? No. Did I trade full time? Hardly. Did I learn a lot? Most definitely. Personal circumstances mean it'll be a while before I live trade again, but as I've … Continue reading Closing Out
The merits of trade journaling are widely reported on in the trading world, even at the most basic level of education the benefits of keeping track of our trading and interrogating past performance in order to enhance our edge are without question. The rub however, is at what point does the time invested in journaling, … Continue reading Trade Journaling – why I’m ditching software
Right now I'm on a trading break, taking time to sort a few things out and enjoy the important things in life like family and simple fresh air, but just because I'm not hitting the bid doesn't mean I'm not keeping my hand in the game, here's how. 1. Balance I think if you ask … Continue reading Keeping your hand in – 5 things I’m doing to prevent skill fade
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