Category Archives for "Trader’s Mindset"

Jun 06

Avoid this One Account Killer

Trader's Mindset

Serially correlated losses is probably the number one futures account killer. Serially correlated losses has been my Achilles heel. The question is why do they occur? In my case, most serially correlated losses occur when I use a specific style of trading where I try to shoot in multiple contracts without taking virtually heat. I […]

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May 25

BeyondBot Everything?

Graybox Trading , Trader's Mindset

A question I ask myself is whether or not I can BeyondBot all my trading insights. In order to answer that question, I have to look at primary forms of discretionary trading edge. If you look at discretionary trading edge then it can only come in a few forms: Below is an expert system for […]

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Apr 13

How to increase the odds

Trader's Mindset

I wanted to share a simple idea how to shift the odds of anything you want to accomplish in your favor, like trading successfully, without requiring strong belief. First, simply imagine that there are odds on your probability of success– you can think of them like call options on your trading successfully. The call options […]

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Mar 31

Observations on profits and losses

Trader's Mindset

I note the behaviors over the years that have tended to make me profits and behaviors that have lost me profits. These are the behaviors that have tended to make me profits: Introspecting my internal confidence and carefully weighing it to take my highest confidence ideas. Verbalizing my predictions. Ranking my trade ideas. Honing my […]

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Mar 26

Brief thoughts on better trading

Trader's Mindset

I made a list of my current best insights to improve my trading: Practice discipline in risk management. Know your maximum acceptable risk per trade, per day, per week. Take advantage of external risk control, as well. A broader scope allows capturing more opportunity. However, it is critical to be even more risk astute and […]

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Mar 25

Better trading mindset

Trader's Mindset

The Indian yogi Sadhguru speaks a lot about how we are products of memory. Disregarding beliefs, it is self-evident that we are largely defined by our memories and should make efforts to be more aware of it. Because if we allow memory to overly define us then we could be limiting ourselves. For example, imagine […]

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Mar 22

Don’t Blame the Stop Loss

Trader's Mindset

The E-mini futures are arguably the best products available for trading today. The S&P 500 E-mini ES futures is undoubtedly my favorite trading instrument. However, a single contract is probably too large for a mediocre or average trade and trading several lots demands strict discipline. I think if the S&P 500 E-Micro trades as well […]

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