Category Archive: General Trading

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 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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Jan 25

Why My Forex Trade Ideas Suck. In a Good Way.

I get asked every now and then to share my trade ideas with the new currency traders out there, and while it’s really flattering and makes me feel special, I’m hesitant to do it. Why? Quite simply, because everyone will hate it. My Forex trades will lose everyone money because my win/loss ratio sucks. In …

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Jan 24

Trading Hurdles

You’ve heard it said before that “Trading is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”. Since it seems to be the done thing to compare trading to a running race, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon. And mess it up a little. While trading certainly isn’t a sprint, it’s not really a marathon either. Marathons …

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