Perception and Trading

Merritt BlackFutures, market structure, Trader Development, Trading Psychology

Laurel or Yanny? There are a few viral videos going around in which different people perceive different words despite listening to the same audio clip. This one is particularly impressive to me: You can hear EITHER one, simply by telling yourself that is what you’re about to hear. Kind of bizarre given the cadence and different syllables of the two … Read More

Are you overly negative, or ignorantly positive?

Merritt BlackFutures, General Comments, Trading Psychology

It’s the end of the trading session. You’re a good boy- so you’ve definitely journaled and now you’re ready to begin your post-market review. This is where things get interesting for me as a mentor. Let’s consider two traders: Overly Negative Nick, and Ignorantly Positive Pablo. They both made the exact same trade decisions that session, but let’s see how … Read More

Underperformance and Your Beliefs

Merritt BlackFutures, General Comments, market structure, Trading Conversations, Trading Psychology

We covered several interesting topics during our weekly Trading Conversations webinar last Friday. As usual, we covered a wide range of things such as using context, randomness, risk/reward, knowing your market with statistics, and more! Not a bad way to wrap up your trading week with some open trading conversation. One topic we covered in particular stood out to me, … Read More

Amplify Your Investing and Trading Success: New Visualization Therapy Exercises

bruce.bowerBruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Psychology2 Comments

  Visualization and mental practice are tools that can take you to the next level of performance in your trading and investing. These tools can have a transformational impact on your mental game, helping you to execute better in every facet of your investing and trading. In fact, they are so important that I have compiled a resource page on … Read More

Inside The Trading Vault – a look at GPRO and KO

Anne-Marie BaiyndGeneral Comments, Technical Plays, Trader Development, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading PsychologyLeave a Comment

Trading Vault Concept – “When evaluating a chart, continually ask yourself why buyers or sellers behave in a specific way – and what it means to them when support and resistance levels are made and broken” Many of us are up and coming traders who have consistent issues with the ‘WHY’ to enter a trade.  Meaning, we don’t have a hard … Read More