Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aug 09

Focus and Execute

Trader's Mindset

I think there is value in seeing each trading endeavor as a project. In this way, we can get rid of baggage that might be hamstringing our progress. The “baggage” can be both negative or positive. But, if it is not helping our trading today then we need to focus elsewhere. Stock taking. Take stock […]

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Aug 06

First tick profit?

Trader's Mindset

A question I have wondered about, and I’m sure others have too, is if we have some bigger edge such as say a system that has multi-point profit target, could we simply capture that edge using a 1 tick profit? In other words, the question we want to think about is whether or not the […]

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Aug 05

Can one predict direction?

Trader's Mindset

Some traders question whether one can predict direction. I think this is the wrong question. The right question to ask is can one ever know with precision their edge? The answer to that question often determines the actual results that traders experience because most traders end up over leveraging and having poor results. The chart […]

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Aug 04

A Competition Of Leverage

Trader's Mindset

I have started to think the market is a competition among not just traders but different leverage capacities. A group of traders attempt to detect a signal or edge in the market. The most professional, fastest, and largest among them rapidly arbitrage that edge away. Slower less nimble traders attempt to take advantage of the […]

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Aug 04

The Triangle of Trading Success

Trader's Mindset

Novice traders often confuse the differentiating factors that can make the difference in success or failure. These traders often spend too much time focusing on skills, finding the perfect system or edge, and psychology. Yes, skill is important but it is only part of what I call the triangle of trading success. The triangle consist […]

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Aug 04

Becoming A Cyborg Trader

Graybox Trading

My vision for my trading is to become more like a cyborg trader otherwise known as the quantamental approach. I am very good at predicting the market and reading the tape. But, I am not as good at trading when I am down and self doubt causes me to make certain types of mistakes. While […]

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