Sometimes you come across material that is so good you just want to copy-paste the whole thing. What i’ll do instead is just giving you the link. The core of the post is about what the developing trader should focus on. Hint: it’s not the “setups”.
There are two types of trading journals: those that help you keep track of your stats – I use and recommend Edgewonk – and those that are more personal, like a diary. That’s the type i want to talk about today. Continue reading “My trading diary”
Recently I have been doing some part time consultancy work in my old career. I do this as it fits in around my trading, apart from the odd half day couple of times a month. I enjoy the work and makes me think about my trading from a different perspective.
Recently, we had a performance review of the last race of the current campaign, and it highlighted an area which I think has a cross over with trading.
Whilst the review dealt with the areas they performed well in and areas they needed to improve in, and from that a list of actions was produced to be implemented in the future.
Pretty normal review so far, but what came to my attention was that in a few of the areas they needed to improve upon, they had done better in these areas in past campaigns.
We are what we repeatedly…
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While I have yet to read all the material recommended here i already know enough of it to understand this is a valuable compilation with a good structure regarding a trader development. A recommended read.
I have been trading for six plus years now, and the learning process for me has seen its fair share of detours and dead ends. I have wondered recently, what advice on resources; I would give myself if I started again.
The following has probably had the biggest effect on my trading over the years, but there has been many smaller influences that have all contributed to my current style of trading.
Finding a potential edge in the market
Whilst this is an area of great importance, I found that it is not the key to success by itself, rather a foundation. Without an edge we cannot make money, but even with an edge there is no guarantee of making money.
I have no affiliation to the following so I am not going to put links up for these resources but I think that these are all good places to…
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If from all the coaches/mentors dedicated to helping other traders there was only one i could recommend then Dr. Brett Steenbarger would be the one. His latest blog post is yet another example of why. Continue reading “Every Great Trader Is A Player-Coach”
A picture is worth a thousand words. Continue reading “My trading plan in a nutshell”
The latest entry in my Trading Journal with a particular thing noticed that i must focus on.
Continue reading “Second entry in the Trading Journal”
A look at yields, COT data, seasonality and heatmaps for the week to come. Continue reading “20150816 Weekly Research”
On sunday night I was very excited to start the week and was really looking forward to monday morning. That gives me confidence that i am on the right path. It wasn’t always that way. My trade ideas going into the week were right, but i failed the execution, ending up losing 1R so far instead of winning many R multiples. Indeed, had everything been executed perfectly there was 20+R for the taking. Of course i’m not saying i would have made that much money but between 20R and -1R there is room for a profitable trader, isn’t it? This is not the first time i have the right direction but fail the execution. Therefore it’s time i apply what i already know: review what went wrong so i won’t do it again, and review what went right so i can do more of it. I do keep a journal (Edgewonk), and a handwritten diary. But i need to have a closer look at me and my behaviour during the week. For this i’ll use the fantastic template provided by Dr. Steenbarger in his Forbes tribune.
Continue reading “Essentials of a (trading) journal”
A look at yields, COT data, seasonality and heatmaps for the week to come. Continue reading “20150808 Weekly Research”