Develop stronger feedback loops

Trader's Mindset

Apr 19

I was thinking about my trading and when I have tended to do better or worse. And, it is apparent to me that I did better when I had stronger feedback loops that helped me to develop good insights and edge into the market. And, I have did worse when I have not maximized my feedback loops.

So, here’s a thought experiment you may be able to use to improve your meta-trading. Imagine a professional, elite level, trader were to come in and observe your trading over a day or a few days. What kinds of observations would the elite trader make about your trading? Try to think about 3 positive observations and at least 3 or more negative observations.

The insights may be informative as to what needs to happen to improve your game.

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