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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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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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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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The essential reading list for enlightened traders

The essential reading list for enlightened traders

People have often asked me to compile a list of books that have helped shape my development as a trader, and so I’ve been meaning to compile that list for quite some quite some time now.

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Duality – why you need to understand it if you want to thrive as a trader

Duality – why you need to understand it if you want to thrive as a trader

It is widely known that trading is difficult, but, to my mind, there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to read the markets, analyze what’s moving, and build a set of rules to take advantage of whatever is perceived as opportunities. It is difficult because it is hard to develop an aptitude to weather the ups and downs of this profession.

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