Managing Your Imperfection

Trading – the Art of Managing your Imperfection within an Environment of Uncertainty! I seriously love this game. And the challenge it presents to us each and every day. Probes, tests, retests and all manner of chop in an ambiguous environment of constantly shifting pace, volatility and direction. And we enter this arena with a…

The Comeback Mindset

Here’s a short comment that raised my interest in a recent email exchange: “I hate the first trade of the day. Always worried I’ll have to start the day with a loss.” It was not the primary focus of the conversation, so didn’t receive much followup discussion beyond sharing a couple of links which I…

Before you Beat Yourself Up over a Session Loss, consider this…

It’s been a week of incredible opportunity and incredible challenge. We discussed the challenge a little on social media, with some good lessons that I thought should be shared through this channel as well. This social media post struck a real chord with viewers, in comparing the opportunity from Monday and Tuesday and discussing how…

The Reassess Point

Some days the markets are just messy. Choppy price action which does it’s best to whip you out of a trade before it moves on without you. The best way I’ve found to manage this (apart from just standing aside) is to accept the chop and work WITH it through focusing and finding a re-entry…

One Week – Five Innings – Show Me How Good You Are!

Let’s return to the sporting world… because there is so much we can learn from the way that professional sport manages mindset and performance. In particular today, let’s consider the half-time team talk. The team has walked from the field and is back in the locker room. You’re the coach. You’re responsible for guiding this…

Managing Your Mindset – 2

A few weeks ago I shared some ideas on how to best manage your mindset when very little goes right. This was based upon a session which started out with missed opportunity followed by a period of sideways chop. You can see the prior article here if you missed it – https://yourtradingcoach.com/trader/managing-your-mindset/ I thought we…

If you don’t get annoyed when this happens, then you don’t quite understand edge.

I had an interesting thought while trading (or trying to trade) the following sequence: And then I thought… In over 10 years of writing for YTC, I don’t recall anyone EVER sending me a chart and saying that they’re pissed off that they missed a trade… WHICH WOULD HAVE LOST. Maybe, like my initial reaction,…