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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Trading Behaviors: How to Outwit a Lazy Brain

Why is it so hard to break old trading habits that no longer serve us? Why do we as traders wake up the next morning and regret making trading mistakes that are so persistent, that we repeat them over

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Trading Strategy Insights 5: Order Flow Analysis Part 2

Using order flow analysis to spot a market change in real time Gold Futures Order Flow Trade on September 13, 2019 Hello! Hope your trading went really well this week. Rogerio Amado here, strategy and

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Trading Strategy Insights 4: Order Flow Analysis

Using order flow analysis to gain an extra edge trading futures Gold Futures Order Flow Trade on September 13, 2019 Hello! Hope your trading went really well this week. Rogerio Amado here, strategy and

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Is Every Tick A Referendum On Your Worth?

Roger’s physiology made a dramatic shift. I watched my trader coaching client as he leaned forward with his fists clenched. He had just shorted  20 ES contracts and the market had just broke through

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Trading Strategies That Suck

If you can’t consistently execute your strategy, maybe it’s not your mindset.  Did Richard Friesen, mindset trading coach, really just say that? Yes, I did. You see, one of the biggest reasons

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Why “Will Power” Will Drain Your Brain Power

Carl Richards makes it simple. Carl Richards has an uncanny way of taking complex financial issues and putting them in simple compelling sketches. You can see samples of his work at: https://behaviorgap.com. This

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I Don’t Have Confidence in My Trading Strategy

Of course you don’t. Nor should you. Independent traders are missing strategy confidence. As a trading coach, I get a bird’s eye view of all the issues that traders face. I have reviewed over 2000

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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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They Are Sabotaging My Success

“My wife doesn’t support me. After every trading session she looks at me with critical eyes.” “My parents want me to get a real job. They believe trading is just like gambling and I’m addicted.” “All

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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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Does Your “Control” Illusion Create Trading Losses?

The mind trap we’re going to look at today is “Control Illusion.” This means that if your subconscious mind believes that it is in control, as a trader, you ascribe more value than is actually there. This

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Are You Smaller Than Your Money?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson First,

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Do you have a Trading Addiction?

How do you know if you’re addicted to trading? Signs of a trading addiction Some of my clients are addicted to trading. Yes, addicted. Addicted in the same sense as alcohol, gambling, sex or nicotine

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The Trader’s State of Mind – Does it Matter?

Does the Trader’s State of Mind really matter? I have heard this argued both ways. It is been argued that the trader’s state of mind, or more formally, the psychology of a trader, is less critical

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Is Your Success Thermostat Set Too Low?

It never occurs to most traders that they may have a big problem with success. I have never had a new private client tell me that one of their biggest issues was handling financial success and wealth as

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The Path to Emotional Control

Traders have a major problem. After over two decades of trading on the floors in Chicago and San Francisco, building my own options and equity trading firm, training traders to trade my own capital, coaching

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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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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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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.

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