Category Archives for Trading Psychology

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Your 2018 Persistent Trading Mistakes Will Persist in 2019

Yes, your 2018 persistent trading mistakes will persist in the year 2019. For those of you who know me well, this headline probably gave you a big jolt. My trading methodology and coaching practice is

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Our Trading Brain and Trading Loss

A slow motion, step by step playbook.Why is trading loss the biggest pain point for traders? In a survey of over 1000 traders, the issue of handling trading losses is always at the top of the list. See

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Shred your personal stories

Shred Your Stories

“The mind has a job. And that’s to give us all the stories that prove that what it thinks is true.” Byron Katie The world comes at us with a seemingly infinite amount of data every day.

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The more you care the worse you fare

Trading Psychology: The More We Care, The Worse We Fare

I remember going to a student’s office where he was an active day trader. At one point, the trader was short a large number of futures contracts and as it approached his stop he started tapping the

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Pathways to Progress: Your Compass to consistent Profits

Pathways to Progress: Your Guide to Steady, Consistent Results

For over 25 years, I have watched both independent and professional traders flounder. It is the source of one of my biggest frustrations to see capable, intelligent and skillful traders spend thousands

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How to build new neural networks for more effective trading

Building New Neural Networks

  An Introduction to Mind Muscles™ The markets are the markets. There is nothing most of us can do to change them. It is difficult to change the behaviors of people we know well, let alone the masses

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From Simulated Trading to Real Trades, From Small Trades to Big

The challenges facing traders going from simulated trading to real money trading; and from small to large positions. I had a client who I had worked with some time ago who emailed me and said that since

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Extreme Events - getting your brain ready for Black Sawns

Extreme Events: Preparing the Brain for Black Swans

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust The US stock market has just seen an explosion in volatility moving from a steady climb to a waterfall. The

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Acknowledge the raw experience

The Daily Trading Coach – Accepting the Raw Experience

Can you be your own daily trading coach? It is very difficult to go back in time and change some decisions we have made that we regret. It is also very difficult to go forward in time and go to the future

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Your secret trading computer

Amazing Super Secret Trading Computer Only You Can Access

If you type “secret trading strategy” into the Google search engine, you will receive over 10 million returns. So, why is it that marketers use the word secret when in fact they are flogging it to

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Two Parts to Trading Psychology That Lead to Better Trading Decisions

There are two parts to trading psychology that when understood lead to better trading decisions: the inside and the outside. First let’s look at the outside. The market itself is not an objective,

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Imagine your success as a trader!

Can You Imagine Your Trading Success?

If you can’t imagine your success as a trader, fully, completely and with joy, success is difficult to achieve. Can you describe yourself and your life as a successful trader? Having worked with

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Trader self awareness

Confirmed: Self-Awareness is vital for successful trading

The “Golden Keys” are the primary learning path for traders at the Mind Muscles Academy. These keys are: Awareness Acceptance Action Our emphasis on self-awareness starts with our physiology, or

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More discipline often doesn't work

Effort: The Best Model for a Trading Coach

What? A trading coach requires effort? Effective learning comes with effort. It turns out from the advances in neuroscience, that the most effective learning process comes with effort. That’s right,

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Self-Awareness Exercise

Story: Bob walked the meeting with a vague sense that something was wrong. He had not slept well the night before and Stephen, his rival for CEO in another division, had set up the participants and the

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Trading in the now

Trading in the Now

"Watch your thoughts: They become words. Watch your words: They become actions. Watch your actions: They become habits. Watch your habits: They become character. Watch your character; It becomes your destiny."

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Turning Your Uniqueness Into Market Edge and a Trading Strategy

Turning Your Uniqueness Into Market Edge and a Trading Strategy

We are all wired differently. We all bring different skills to trading. We all have distinct dispositions. We also have our own unique mental baggage that we deal with day in and day out. This is good

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