Apr 07

Tip: Tradestation Journal + Question

Graybox Trading , System Trading

If you use Tradestation, you have access to a very powerful trade tracking technology: you can use the Tradestation TradeManager Analysis app to generate a Tradestation Performance Summary report for your real money discretionary and system trading returns– and you can even filter to specific accounts and symbols. Some people have reported problems with the […]

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Apr 06

The Secret Power of the Guru

Trader's Mindset

Have you ever wondered a possible secret mechanism that underlies how trading psychologist, coaches, and self-help gurus are able to produce positive change? Have you ever found yourself in a “losing” rut or lacking motivation? In this post, I will share an epiphany that I had and that anyone can use to highly energize ones […]

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Apr 03

The Art Of Losing

Trader's Mindset

Most trading educators would have you believe that consistency is the secret to success. However, the problem with that belief is no one can be guaranteed consistency. It is only an artifact that can be examined in the past. The reality is that successful trading may require losing: over sometimes even prolonged periods of time. […]

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Apr 01

Better Trader vs More Profitable Trader?

Trader's Mindset

Most traders think that becoming better at trading will lead to greater profits. However, as I have learned about myself that being among the “best” in predicting and calling markets does not necessarily lead to great profits. I have, also, started to recognize that being the best trader does not necessarily lead to the greatest […]

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Mar 19

Single Market Scalper Mastery

Graybox Trading , Trader's Mindset

What’s required to master single market scalping? A lot: a whole lot. Before you start, you should know it is the most difficult form of trading to master and requires the development of specialized skills. While not sharing any specific tricks, I will explain what you must develop below. First, you must have the ability […]

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Mar 19

Art & Math of Scalping

Graybox Trading , Trader's Mindset

The basic variables that are important to understand for scalping are the R or return/risk, your win ratio or consistency, and the number of trades or opportunities you get per day. Let us start with some hypothetical, imagine you have a low R scalping method but can find many trades per day. The benefit is […]

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Mar 11

Best Time To Be A Trader?

Markets , Trader's Mindset

Many traders long for yesteryear as markets are perceived to become more difficult to trade over time. However, I really do think now may be the best time to be a retail trader ever. Read on to learn learn why the futures and equities landscape has never look better for the retail trader. First for […]

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