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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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Trading is Meditation

Meditating while trading the markets… Is it possible?

Pull up a chart on your screen and let’s try a little exercise.

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6 lessons my meditation practice taught me about trading the markets

Mindfulness dissolves the walls that mindlessness builds

I’ve been a trader since late 2006. I run my trading business full-time and that is how I make my living. I’ve learned more in the past 10 years than I have at any other point in my life, and I expect the lessons, the mistakes, the failures, and the successes (all intimately intertwined) to continue.

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How to deal with fear when trading

There are a couple of questions that I didn’t get to answer fairly well during the Q&A session of my presentation at the Tradersfest event organized by Rayner at tradingwithrayner.com. So I thought I’d address that here, and, think out loud for a few minutes.

Here goes….

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Top skill you need to develop as a trader

Top skill you need to develop as a trader

I receive a lot of emails these days, from people from different walks of life who are either starting their journey as traders or who have been at it for a couple of years without having experienced any kind of major success. And so, the question that I often get is this…

What are the top mental skills I need to possess to thrive in this field?”

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How I failed my way to market success!

Durable success in trading comes from self-knowledge

This is a guest post I originally wrote for Brandon Clay at Tradingstory.com

If there was an award to be won when it comes to how much one has failed in the markets, I think I would be the clear winner! To give you some context around this statement, I have to start from the beginning…

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Do this and you will reduce your learning curve as a trader

Preparation + Opportunity + Showing up = Luck
 For a lot of people, the key to achieving durable success in the markets has to do with hard work, focus, persistence, courage… but I’m here to tell that these are all by-products of something else — something much more powerful that we can all develop. It is this very special something that is essential for building any new skill. In fact, it is a critical factor in trading success and in any other performance-based field.

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