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Image showing a golden thread across a deep canyon

The Golden Thread Across the Canyon

You know what you need to do to execute your trading strategy. However, circumstances seem to dictate different responses in the moment. With hindsight you know that had you been more “disciplined”

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You Should Feel Guilty Making Money as a Trader

“You should feel guilty making money as a trader.” Many traders who come to me as clients or students have a voice inside their head that says something similar to this sentence. It can come from their

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Rich brushing up on trading psychology in the Nevada desert

Combat Trading: How combat training teaches trading psychology

A lesson in Combat TradingHow does a boot camp that teaches small arms combat, help traders develop a master trader’s mindset?I just spent four days in the Nevada desert in an intense small arms combat

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Impulse trading is not what you think

Impulse Trading Isn’t What You Think

It feels so sudden. It feels like it is out of our control. It feels like something just took over. It feels so persistent. It feels so irrational. We start with good intentions and make a vow. Before

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Image of signposts: December is trading psychology month

December is Trading Psychology Month!

December is Trading Psychology Month, and we have some items planned for you to make sure you start 2019 from a better trading mindset! Every day you have a choice. You can choose to continue the trading

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Fix your trading system

My Trading System Needs to be Fixed

An active independent trader introduced himself to me in an email. He was in a lot of pain. He had been trading successfully during the last six months with a trading system that had taken a year to refine

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How your relationship with money cansabotage your trading success

Money: How it sabotages your trading success

Live trading with real money changes our brain chemistry. Many traders have the experience of being able to trade successfully in a simulated or demo account. However, when they start trading live something

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Where does your trading of the markets break down?

Where Does Your Trading of the Markets Break Down?

Where do your trading behaviors break down? … and what steps can you take to get to your goals? I will give you a link to a great download to help you do this. Alright,… let’s get started. Trading

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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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Are you ready for Bitcoin Futures and Options?

Bitcoin Futures and Options: Trading the Hype!

Bitcoin futures and options are arriving at your broker as soon as this year. The CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange – is planning to list Bitcoin futures and the CBOE – Chicago Board

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