Negative Self-Talk – A Demon in the Head?

Imagine yourself setting up for the next trading session, as you start your usual (trading) routine, you begin by hearing a small voice saying: “Hmm… wonder if I can ever get a good trade today?” or “Will today be one of those days again?” As you listen to that voice, you continue to open your…

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Change your Words and Change your Trading

A few days ago, I randomly picked an old book and I was flipping through it for awhile. Reading through it again – after many years – does make reading it now feel like a whole different experience. In fact, having a better understanding now of what Words can do and how our Mind interprets…

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Learning to Leverage on Your Trading Emotions

Here’s a topic that I love – Emotions – and, in fact, this is one of the first few questions that I would ask when I start a coaching session. This is an important area because it is inevitable that emotions will always be there. That’s because you and I are human beings and emotions…

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What makes a Good Trader Good?

Trading is a discipline that requires a lot more than what I can write in one article. However, it is important for you and I to nail down what we lack and to figure what else we need before we get there, which is in line with the theme of continuous development. Right? You see,…

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Why Do Some Traders Win and Some Lose?

If you have read about the Turtle Traders in the book “The Way of the Turtles” (see book), then you would also agree that it is absolutely possible that any ordinary person can be transformed into a full time trader. The question was “How”. I started trading the financial market out of curiosity, I wanted…

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What Traders Can Learn from Property Gurus?

Today has been a fun day for me as I accompanied my dad (who recently retired from his day job) to a property auction. I used the word fun because this was an interesting experience for me due to the fact that I used to be a mobile trader and, now, a market trader. Buying…

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3 Reasons to Stay Away from the Market

Trading is about going with the flow of the market, sometimes the market flows smoothly and sometimes it does not. For traders, this would also mean that you will be in and out of the market according to the flow. When the market is flowing smoothly, you stay in and when the market becomes choppy,…

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The Power of the Mind

You do know that the mind is a very powerful trading resource, do you not? You also know that it is an important tool that can help you achieve trading success easily and effortlessly, right? If you agree (and I know you do), then great news for you because you are either already part of…

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3 Ways to Connect with Your Trading Mind?

  My interest and fascination for the power of the mind continues as I am now nearly half way through my course on hypnosis and hypnotherapy. The more I learn about the subconscious mind, the more I realise that having the knowledge of the subconscious mind and ability to connect with it consciously is just…

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Mechanicalise Your Trading, A Great Habit to Have

The first quarter of the year had just passed by and we are already moving towards the end of April. While it took me a while, only very recently did I manage to complete the review of my trades from Jan-Mar. Just to be clear, I’m not updating my rules but this is one of…

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