Because Trading Psychology is 90% of trading, make sure to enjoy reading the following articles:

Making the Decision to be a Trader

Two and half years ago, I made the decision to relocate to Asia. Once I made the decision, the move was easy. But don’t get me wrong, the decision to move did not go without challenges. In fact, after living in the UK for 11 years, moving was emotionally and...Read More..


Peeling Away Those Bad Trading Habits

 

Recently, I had a coaching session with Alex (a made up name) who was keen to make a personal breakthrough. During our conversation, Alex brought forward an interesting topic – he was curious to find out how he could make permanent changes to his trading habits. As you can...Read More..


Learning to Lead Yourself in Trading

Reading this now, some of you must be wondering what I’m about to share today. While this trading site has its unusual taste of human development and technical insights, I think today’s article will be another interesting one.

Learning to lead yourself is more than just learning or leading, because it...Read More..


Trading Zone – A Space for Extra Ordinary Results

 

There are days when your trading is good and there are days when your trading is not as good. It’s not like you changed your rules neither have your change your trading charts or market. However, trading is just not as consistent as you want it to be.

Ever wonder why...Read More..


Can EVERYONE become a Profitable Trader?

As a trader and coach, I’ve met with many types of people who aspire to become full time traders. The truth is, many of them are still searching for the tool (or information) that can make them a better trader. On occasions where they struggle or when they go off...Read More..


Are You Trading in Circles?

If you have been reading my articles, you would have realised that when I first learned to trade the financial market, it took me a few months to realise that Trading was more than just Technical knowledge. My gut feeling was that technical knowledge was going to be the easier...Read More..


What Can Traders Learn from Footballers?

The month of June/July was when the world had their attention on Brazil, the hosting nation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup 2014. This is a quadrennial event hosted in different countries and it’s a tournament for the association football world championship. This is also an...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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,...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


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...Read More..


Making Trading Changes is as Easy as Changing a Software Code

…a state of mind or perspective is like software code. You could have several thousand lines of perfectly written code, with only one flawed line, and in that one flawed line there might be only one character out of place. Depending on the purpose of the software and...Read More..


3 Lessons You Need to Accept Winners and Losers with Grace

Today’s topic is an exciting one because I will be talking about something that many new and aspiring traders hate most, and that’s because many of them only aspire to win.  On the other hand, seasoned traders know very well that winning or losing is part of the...Read More..


Why Traders Need Mental Reprogramming to Succeed?

Once in a while, you get a successful businessman or a qualified professional who joins the trading world and wants to start a full time career in trading. They know that you can make a living from trading the market and, hence, they want a piece of it...Read More..


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