Unnoticed Contexts & Trading Performance

Earlier this week, one of my clients with the title "Head of Equity Trading" wrote exactly this sentence copied and pasted from his email: "i had another one of those traading days where i let my loss just go to its fullest, and had a really bad day." SO... how…

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Improving your Market Movement Calls

Price action in the markets is "the tell" - as they used to say. (It seems that is one of those words that has come and gone). But the problem is this said 'tell', tells you different things - it can be interpreted many ways. It is what is known…

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ReThinking Trading Psychology 101 (version 2)

Originally posted on Business Insider, April 17. Conventional wisdom in trading psychology used to depend on two primary tenets – discipline and ‘control your emotions’. But that was before neuroscience started putting traders, poker players and other risk-gamers into brain scanners. Now that we know that all decisions depend on…

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Ted On Ambiguity

I woke up this morning, still thinking about ambiguity and my natural aversion to…. Well, mornings. After a cup of Joe and a slice of shingle with a shimmy and a shake, I set myself down the ponder: Ambiguity Coveted by politicians and poets… Distained by science and law. “political…

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Ryan The Peak

the peak n e a r i n g the snowy summit the comforts of the slow and steady climb slip away the air has changed gazing off the windy peak inside churns - excitement erupts voices clamoring to be heard Maslow entices me to take it to a higher…

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Allan – Ode To Ambiguity

To the melody of the Jungle Book's Bare Necessities, here's a little song about ambiguity aversion. Best sung with Louis Armstrong playing the original in the background! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbUv_Tnnl2g Embrace the ambiguities The simple ambiguities Don’t chase every tick in every move Just face the unpredictability The financial markets’ recipe For…

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Trader W Strikes Again!

Reading your work, applying it, monitoring myself, writing down my feelings, is really paying off. I am trading less, and making more money. This week and last week have been incredible.

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