Should I Trade in Simulation?

In the course of my 20+ years in the trading world, the question of when or how to use 'sim' has come up dozens of times. When I traded full-time, I used to wonder. When I added coaching, I got the question all of the time. This week a client…

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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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Trader Diagnosis’ Latest Thoughts

Here are some of the things I've been thinking about: The two areas in trading that separate the men from the boys (so to speak) are: 1.) The ability to divide environmental perceptions in half and process them separately. First I ask myself what I am feeling and in doing…

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