Trader

What We Fear In Trading Is…

A key component of my trading documentation is my Lessons Learnt Journal – a collection of insights organised into numerous trading-related categories. It creates a great tool for both formal review and learning, and also for casual reading whenever I’ve got a spare few minutes. Within this invaluable resource, and amongst the numerous market structure…

Trading Process and Strategy

Price Action – Lagging or Leading?

The following is an excerpt from an email response to a trader who suggested that, “Price Action Trading is a lagging indicator (albeit short lagging indicator) methodology based on one’s reading of the future price direction through market/trend analysis with active management designed to scratch trades early if the market suggests one is incorrect on…

Trading Process and Strategy

The ID-NR4 Setup

ID-NR4 is a market structure feature that I don’t purposely look for – my strategy should pick up these setups just due to the presence of S/R. However it may be a concept that appeals to you. If that’s so, it’ll make an easy addition to your analysis routine, taking about one second to determine…

Trading Business

Linking your Trading Journal to your Charts

My current business practice is for the use of an electronic trading journal spreadsheet, plus hardcopy printouts of charts. For those though who prefer to operate all electronic, saving on folder after folder of hardcopy printouts cluttering your trading office, the following is a simple Excel trick to allow you to easily find the chart…

Trading Process and Strategy

Trading Gaps

A great email question from Mike: I know you don’t trade stocks but I’ve always read that you leave gaps alone due to reversals. But take LOCM today; what’s the buy point? I’m thinking $4.30 or is this to soon, or would $4.50 be the safer buy. I found it at $4.30 but stayed away…