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Creating a trading system using the scientific method

success is a science... if you get the conditions right, you get the result

This month, we saw a series of rallies and marches known as The March for Science [#marchforscience on twitter] across more than 600 cities worldwide. And so, it’s a good time to remind you all what the scientific method is all about and how you can (and should) apply it to trading.

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Distractions and trading performance: what you should know

You can't do big things if you're distracted by small things

A wise millionaire trader once told me this:

“Anyone who can do something else (text or surf the internet for example) while trading is simply not giving the trade the attention it deserves.”

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How to build lasting wealth in the markets in 4 easy steps

How to build lasting wealth in the markets

The year is 2006, it’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday, and my work shift just started. Graveyard shifts are always hard on my system and I’ve had barely 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hour period. Needless to say, I feel exhausted, lifeless, and on edge.

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Brain-washed series: Random distribution of outcomes

Brainwashed series part 1

Humans have an innate need to conform or to blindly believe in certain things just because other fellow humans believe those things, even if what is believed is, in fact, unfounded or blatantly untrue.

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How can traders curb impulsivity?

How can traders curb impulsivity?

A lot of us traders pride ourselves on being risk-takers. But, risk-taking tends to correlate with impulsivity – as soon as you have a thought, you act on it without thinking about the consequences.

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Here’s what makes discretionary trading a losing proposition for most traders

Discretionary trading
Aspiring traders will often start their journey with a discretionary approach to trading, where they get to decide which trades to make and how to manage them, based on the information available at the time.

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You want results? Focus on this!

You want results? Focus on this!

Most struggling traders focus too much on the results they want to achieve in the markets, not the processes that lead to their desired results. But, if you were to ask them, they would probably assert that they do focus on the process.

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Trading for a living: Create a lucrative trading business, travel the world, and work for less than 20h/ week

Trading for a living

Now I know what you might have said to yourself as you read the above title…

“That sounds too good to be true, but let’s check it out anyways…”

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