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Can a novice trader taken a tiny account and turned it into a sustainable and consistently profitable trading career?

The Toxic Trading Tragedy

Can an underfunded novice trader expect to be succesful? How the commitment and capital gap can crush your trading success “I have been trading for five years and struggling” “I repeat

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Trading and investing craze in full swing

Trading and Investing Craze

Online trading by new and younger traders and investors has exploded this year. This could not be predicted nor expected. Last week my most wonderful brother called me about investing in silver. He heard

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What do they really mean when they ask these questions?

What are they really asking?

Strange‌ ‌but‌ ‌true.‌ ‌‌Over‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌couple‌ ‌of‌ ‌years,‌ ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌had‌ ‌fun‌ ‌answering‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌weirdest‌

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Pandemic, panic and peace. How to make the most of an unavoidable event

Pandemic, Panic and Peace

Panic…our brains were created to look for threats on the savannas of Africa. Our brains evolved before the internet when threats to our lives were very immediate and real. However, our evolution

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Pandemic panic prevention through creativity in chaos.

Pandemic Panic Prevention

Your environment is designed to put you in a state of panic. The entire world is gearing up to stimulate your fears. Newspapers, TV news, politicians, magazines, online blogs and social media all gain

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Using your creative mindset to survive this Economic and Social Earthquake

How to Stay on Your Feet During this Economic and Cultural Earthquake

It was so obvious. How many times have we said that after the fact? How many times in retrospect was it obvious that all the information that we needed was right there in front of our nose? How many times

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Extreme Events - getting your brain ready for Black Sawns

Extreme Events: Preparing Your Brain for Black Swans

“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb from “Antifragile” book Nassim Taleb

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He had everything but success

He Had Everything But Success

He was upset. A former Mind Muscles Academy student called me out of the blue. I hadn’t heard from him for about six months. He was frustrated and angry.He had strategy clarity. With support of our Strategy

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Using price action o enter high probability trades

Trading Strategy Insights 8 – Using price action to enter a high probability trade

Trade of the Week: S&P 500 Futures Trade on February 10, 2020 (52 Ticks Gain)The topic of the week for our Trading Strategy Insights is how to use price action to enter a high probability trade. I

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Header image for TSI 7 showing how yo use market structure data to plan a hight probability trade

Trading Strategy Insights 7: how to use market structure data

Using market structure data to plan a high probability tradeCrude Oil Futures Trade on February 4, 2020 (47 Ticks)Hello! I hope this week is going well for you. Rogerio here, trading strategy and execution

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Header image for #6 in the Trading Strategy Insights series

Trading Strategy Insights 6: Spotting a reversal in a volatile market

How to spot a reversal in a volatile marketE-mini S&P 500 Futures Trade on January 29, 2020 (41 Ticks)Hello! Hope your trading is going well this week. Rogerio here, strategy and performance coach

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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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Cartoon picture of a lazy brain reclining on a couch

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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Chart showing order flow analysis and how to read momentum and absorption

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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Screen shot showing Order flow information and set up on charts

Trading Strategy Insights 4: Order Flow Analysis

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

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Picture of screaming man believing every tick on the chart is a referendum on himself

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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Chart showing Trading Strategies that Suck!

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 why

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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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Picture shows many fingers pointing at guilty trader

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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