Seven Ideas To Improve Your Trading

Trader's Mindset

Apr 25

In the list below, I share seven ways I am working to improve my trading. I do have quantitative systems but my core focus is on harnessing my tape reading skill to inform my bias. Discretionary trading is generally more difficult to realize in stress of live markets.  As such, training must be more rigorous and intense.  Graybox technology may help level the playing field and enable discretionary traders to become more systematic, confident, and profitable.

1. Improving my trade processes. This includes standardization of pre-market prep and clarification of market cognition
2. Documenting my market cognition, plays (building play book), and finding variables that will help me identify the types of trades I should be taking.
3. Analyzing my historical trades to find greater edge.
4. Optimizing my stops and targets better.
5. Clarifying my discipline, trade plan, and trade goals.
6. Reviewing, building, and exploring technologies that may benefit my trading including building better quantitative driven tools so that I can have the best available data for my trade bias.
7. Rehearsing in my mind how things go wrong and practicing the correct action.

About the Author

The author is passionate about markets. He has developed top ranked futures strategies. His core focus is (1) applying machine learning and developing systematic strategies, and (2) solving the toughest problems of discretionary trading by applying quantitative tools, machine learning, and performance discipline. You can contact the author at