One of the more common mistakes I see new traders make is executing a trade idea that came from a larger time frame analysis, but justifying the entry from a set up appearing on a smaller time frame and expecting it to reach the greater target. It can be very confusing because the smaller time frame charts can offer refined … Read More
Forex Training: How Long Does It Take To Get Good?
I get this question all the time and it is a good question. People these days don’t have the time to invest years in this business unless it proves to be financially rewarding along the way. There are so many educators and so much information available today, yet it doesn’t seem to change the well known failure rate. So what … Read More
Forex: The Professional Trader is the Prepared Trader
When you turn on your computer each morning and you look at your favorite forex pairs, can you tell me exactly what levels you are most interested in taking action on? Can you give me a good argument as to why you would be looking for longs or shorts at these particular prices? If you can’t answer these two questions … Read More
One’s Over Reaction is Another’s Opportunity
Volatility has ticked up in recent weeks. It’s about time. The major U.S. equity indices and currency markets have presented some sizable intraday movements. Uncertainty is beginning to re enter the markets. This is the time when traders shine the most. This is when the average traders improve and the good traders become great. Investors and uninformed watch their accounts … Read More
Greed Is Bad. Just Ask My Sanity.
One of the most iconic images people have of Wall Street is the scene from the first Wall Street film where Gordon Gecko delivers his infamous monologue that begins like this, “Greed, for the lack of a better word, is Good”. Since greed and it’s first cousin fear still drive markets, it does serve a purpose in terms of creating … Read More
My List: Some Ideas for Finding Tradable Edges
A wrap up to the series on randomness in markets, with some practical trading advice.
At Least I Did ONE Thing Right Today
Sometimes you gotta walk away.
The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room: Exits
Managing your exits is at least as important as where you’re getting into the market, and a quirk of human nature makes this a little bit more complicated