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 physically challenging. Nonetheless, because it…

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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 imagine, these bad habits were…

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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 is about YOURSELF first.…

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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 and how that…

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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 track, doubt seems to grow…

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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 step towards trading success. However,…

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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 event that nearly all football…

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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 continue to open your…

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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 and how our Mind interprets…

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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 are human beings and emotions…

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