Category Archives: Trading

Trading Educators And The Live Trade Setup Gimmick

I commented recently on a website on a subject that’s dear to me: how can one differentiate between the impostors and those who are the real deal in the trading education sector. While in theory Rayner’s premise – ask for at least a year’s worth of documented track-record – is apparently sound, I believe that… Read More »

The 5 Stages Of A Trader’s Development

The original author of this article is unknown. I’ve first seen it posted many years ago on a forum I think, and I saved it because it made a lot of sense. As I read it again today, I still think it carries a lot of wisdom, and that’s why I want to share it.… Read More »

The Logic Behind Trading Decisions

I’ve written before on this site that I think it’s crucial every trader should develop a trading strategy that fits who he or she is. Please note that I chose to use the word ‘develop’ instead of, let’s say, ‘find’. That’s because, as far as I know, and I’ve researched this subject extensively, all great… Read More »

The Lazy Trader And The Screen-Time Myth

This post was triggered by an article on Tradeciety: Why Being a Lazy Trader Will Make You Profitable. I wrote a reasoned comment at that time but here we are two months later and it still hasn’t been published. That makes me wonder why would you put a comment form in the first place if… Read More »

Debunking the Consistent Profitability in Trading Myth

This post was inspired by an email exchange I had over the weekend with a reader of my site who, in his own words, is ‘an absolute beginner’. He was surprised when I told him that even experienced traders can have negative years. So it lead me to think about this common misconception that most… Read More »

Being Successful in Trading by Not Trading

“My philosophy has always been to stay out of the market as much as possible. The less time I am in the market, the less risk I am taking. If dictated by market conditions, I’d rather make X percent having significant market exposure in only three months of the year than make the same amount… Read More »