Trader Development

Don’t Lose the Trade Before You Enter It

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, Health and Trading, John Locke, Options Education, SMB Options, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
Trading is similar to playing sports at an elite level, they‘re both mentally demanding. In fact it is quite common in sports for a highly gifted athlete with a compromised mindset to lose miserably against a much less talented competitor utilizing the proper mindset. Trading is the same way. You can know everything about charting, indicators and options. You can have the perfect plan. The market might even go your way, but if your mental game is poor then you don’t stand a chance at making it long term as a successful trader. Let’s take look at a common mental error that lead traders to poor performance, lost trades Read more [...]


Lesson 2: Trading Is Peak Performance

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
Lesson 2: Trading Is A Peak Performance Activity Continuing the series Seven Lessons I’ve Learned, I wanted to talk about the right lens or framework for understanding trading. Is it “combat”, is it a “sport”, or is it “a treasure hunt”? All of these are valid metaphors for describing some aspect, but I don’t feel that it captures the essence of the activity. Instead, peak performance is the lens that I use. To me, peak performance means performing well under pressure, as is the case in many fields like sports, medicine or other stressful professions. In our case, we are making risk/reward decisions about what Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for November 17, 2014

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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Avoiding Losers (And Winners)

Nov 17th, 2014 | By | Category: David Blair, Trader Development
*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note Key Point: We will do anything to avoid a loss even to the point of ignoring that we have one, while claiming any small gain as quickly as possible just to say we had one. We have all heard it said … let your winners run and cut your losers short… but understanding and then accepting it is quite another matter.  We may hear it and we may read it and we may nod our heads in Read more [...]


Lesson 1: Trading is Decision Making

Nov 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
Lesson #1 : Good trading is about good decision-making Last week, I wrote up seven lessons that I’ve learned about investing and trading over the past few years. That was an overview of some of the more interesting and surprising things that I’d come across in my journey in the markets. As a continuation of this series, I’m going to do a deeper dive on each of the seven lessons, giving a sneak preview of the content in my upcoming book. When we are investing or trading, we are making decisions about what and when to buy and sell. How we arrive at those decisions is up to us, but we are essentially just processing information Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for November 10, 2014

Nov 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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Top 20 Books to Improve your Thinking as a Trader and Investor

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | Category: David Blair, Trader Development
*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note I am often asked to share my favorite stock trading books.  Although I do have a shelf dedicated to the important technical aspect of trading, the rest of my library is devoted to what I believe has always been the most critically important subject for successful trading.  Until recently, it is a subject that has been passively discussed, oftentimes merely treated as a footnote in Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for November 3, 2014

Nov 5th, 2014 | By | Category: John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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