Learning to trade - from the start right up to your success

Learning to Trade: From Start to Success

Learning to Trade From Start to Success Most of us traders are hoping for that magical “breakthrough” that will give us confidence in our trading and bring us to immediate, consistent profits. We look

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Pathways to Progress: Your Compass to consistent Profits

Pathways to Progress: Your Compass to Consistent Profits

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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Trading Mastery is Often Sabotaged by Subconscious Emotions

The Path to Trading Mastery is Often Sabotaged by Subconscious Emotions

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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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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What is a Trading Psychologist?

What is a Trading Psychologist?

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that someone would call me up and ask “Are you the trading psychologist?” It has happened. But after two decades of trading on the floors of the Chicago

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Emotions can get in the way of your trading

Trader Case Study – How Emotion Can Sabotage Profits

One of my overseas coaching clients had become frustrated with the complex trading system he was using. He had recently received a stinging set of losses. We were just completing our third phone coaching

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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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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: 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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2018: The Year of Intention

What will you do for yourself in 2018? What new behaviors will serve you better? What current beliefs do you hold that aren’t working for you? How do you see yourself in a way that you have outgrown? Behaviors,

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Bitcoin News: CME Opens, and Trading Tightens

The CME opened it’s futures contract today (BTCF8) that expires in January. The spreads are tightening up! The CBOE’s contract, (XBT) spreads are down from around $100 to around $30 as I look at the

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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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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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Trading the Dream

Trading the Dream: Hype, Hope or Harmony?

Trading the Dream: Are we addicted to the fantasy? Many of us come to trading because it has the potential of fulfilling our dreams. Trading does not require the approval of our parents, family or community.

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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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