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…

Embrace the Suck

Let’s talk a little about mindset. Or more specifically about our expectations leading into the day. Because I suspect that the way I approach the game differs quite a bit from many other traders. The market has opened… It’s all about expectations. I expect a really tough day… and embrace the suck. Source: Wiktionary This…

Sideways Trend into the Open

  On Monday, prior to the market open, I shared the following YTC article via social media – https://yourtradingcoach.com/trading-process-and-strategy/patience-at-the-open/ The title of the article is "Patience at the Open". And that pretty much sums up my intent in sending out that link. Simply trying to slow down the excitement and stop you jumping into the…

Applying a Degree of Confidence to Price Targets

I don’t care how good your analysis is. There are NEVER any certainties that a target will be hit. So let’s look at a little technique which can help your decision making during both the trade planning and trade management phases. This article idea was prompted by some great email Q&A I received recently. Let’s…

Mindset – You vs Me

Your mindset is either working for you or against you. To some degree, you get to choose. NOTE: An essential ingredient in operating with a mindset of wonder is a pre-acceptance of risk. We discussed this recently here. Before any trade you must pause to confirm that: A full loss on this trade will not…