Trader review with Dr. S

Merritt BlackFree Daily Trading Video, Futures

In this video, Dr. Brett Steenbarger conducts a live trader review with a futures trader from our community. Get an inside look at a real coaching/mentoring session at SMB Futures. See what a great weekly review process includes. Understand the importance of process goals for focused improvement

Check In With Yourself

Merritt BlackFutures, General Comments

One thing I consistently see with most traders I mentor is a lack of a holistic premarket preparation routine. Yes, most already check the news, find things they’re interested in trading, and begin to pour over charts for levels and patterns. Pretty standard. All good things ,but… What I teach my mentees is to add checking in with themselves! Sure, we … Read More

Who’s Running The Ship?

John LockeGuest Blog, Health and Trading, John Locke, Options Education, SMB Options, Systems Trading, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading TheoryLeave a Comment

When you think of a large cruise ship and the way that it’s run. Who runs the ship, the captain or the crew? If you’re like most people you would say the captain….. and you’d be wrong.  As you think about all the things that need to be done on the ship, keeping the engines running, taking care of all … Read More

Lesson 4: The Interaction Between Process and Psychology

bruce.bowerBruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading TheoryLeave a Comment

In the ongoing series “Seven Lessons I’ve Learned”, we come to Lesson 4. We recognize that we are trying to make the best decisions possible and that we some kind of process and discipline to guide our efforts. On the other hand, we need to get the mental game right to achieve true peak performance, just like with any activity … Read More