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Date registered: January 24, 2016

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  1. The Beauty of Back Testing — February 7, 2016
  2. If The Shoe Fits…. — February 3, 2016
  3. If You Had To Choose A Trading Skill…. — February 2, 2016
  4. Ask, And It Shall Be Given — February 1, 2016
  5. My Top 10 Favourite Self-Destructive Trading Thoughts — January 31, 2016

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Feb 07

The Beauty of Back Testing


I’ve embraced my inner nerd this weekend, and spent a great deal of time with my face in front of the computer, writing out reams of data by hand.  You see, I had an idea to make my life a little easier and hopefully more profitable. I’ve been mucking around with FX this year in …

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Feb 03

If The Shoe Fits….

The Evolution of A Trader, Expressed in Shoes. (Yes, it’s possible I have far too much time on my hands.) The Newbie Trader. Little do they know they are but a table leg away from a great deal of pain. The “I’ve Just Had My Ass Handed To Me” Trader Did someone say “risk management”?  …

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Feb 02

If You Had To Choose A Trading Skill….

optimism vs pessimism

What would it be? Great technical analysis skills?  The ability to take small losses?  Better insight into your trading psyche? While all these skills would be great,  personally I believe there is one ‘skill’ that successful traders possess that underpins all the others. Without this one attribute, longevity in the markets is pretty much a …

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Feb 01

Ask, And It Shall Be Given

I had quite a revealing morning, this morning.  Of course, I didn’t realise it at the time, because I was 85% asleep. My husband, Jim, is a bit of a freak.   He sets his alarm at 5.30 am every week morning and religiously gets up to do some sort of exercise.    And as …

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Jan 31

My Top 10 Favourite Self-Destructive Trading Thoughts

Finally – after weeks of hand cramps, crossed eyes and other nerd-induced unattractiveness, my testing is complete. I’ve finally finished manually testing the FX 1H method I developed, and on Monday I started trading it live.  I really enjoyed testing it – the method made sense to me, gave me clear entries and exits with …

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Jan 30

13 Things They Didn’t Tell Me About Being A Trader

1. They never told me trading was hard. Or anything that resembled work at all, really. 2. I never got told that 90% of traders fail – in fact I got told anyone could trade, and that it was especially lucrative if you did it while lounging by the pool. 3. They failed to mention …

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Jan 29

Two Mistakes I Made Last Year, (And How I Saved My Ass)

Today I am lucky enough to welcome my very first ever guest blogger. I know, it’s very exciting Troy blogs over at The Financial Economist, where he shares his thoughts on the financial markets. Please check it out when you have a moment. *** As I’m writing this, I’m currently lounging in my hotel, waiting …

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Jan 28

Why The Grass Isn’t Greener

Some people are a little bit mental. I mean, I’m sure they’re lovely and everything, but just raving mad. In a nice way. I met a trader on Twitter yesterday who was trading FX and the US markets, which of course is very un-crazy and really rather normal. What I found slightly nutso was that …

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Jan 27

The Two Trading Rules That Everyone Is Breaking

I read a great post by Stephen Burns (@SJosephBurns) That outlined the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Traders. It was a good list, and well worth reading. I’ve been quiet with my blogging recently, but I have been stalking you all nonetheless, and in my recent stalker-observations I’ve noticed two of these habits are being …

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Jan 27

The Impact Of Fear

Fear is probably one of the most crippling emotions a trader can have. It has the ability to over-ride our in-built fight or flight reflex, and paralyse us like a deer in the headlights. This frozen, paralysed state is probably the most harmful state a trader can find themselves in, because rather than panicking out …

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