If Trading Stresses You Out, Change Your Perception

I see it all the time, income traders battling a trade at any cost. Sitting there hour after hour, day after day completely stressed out; using too many resources and taking on way too much risk just so they can win. It’s as if their life depends on winning the trade. This usually happens because the trader is attaching some … Read More

Your Beliefs Are Your Reality, Choose Them Wisely

I was answering some questions at a trading seminar a while back and a trader stood up and said, “It’s impossible to average more than 12% per year on a portfolio”. I said “OK” and went on to the next person. After all it wasn’t a question so what else was I to say. Apparently, I missed something because he … Read More

What statement are you making with your trading?

I talk to traders all over the world and it surprises me how many “high probability” or “market neutral” traders don’t realize that they are making a statement with their position. By making a statement I mean whenever you enter a position, you are defining the conditions under which you will win and which you will lose. For example, when … Read More

Forex: Tough Markets Don’t Stop Good Traders

The recent market environment in the forex world has been challenging to say the least. Many inexperienced traders who refuse to recognize these conditions continue to employ strategies that do not perform as well as they did previously. Many more get discouraged and quit trading altogether. The key to getting through tough conditions is to first acknowledge the particular conditions … Read More

Forex Trading: Less Fighting More Fishing

Much of the time when you read about trading, many use metaphors that refer to competition or war. You will often hear phrases like, “the forex arena”, “bulls battling the bears”, “you compete with the best and brightest minds in the world”. This is convenient and filled to the brim with conflict (we love drama just watch the news). What … Read More

What Does “Results Oriented” Mean To You?

In the forex world, there are many educators. Some are very well known, well funded, offer nice presentations and charge a lot of money for training. Then there are the lesser known, maybe less produced traders who offer their wisdom, tools and techniques for much lower prices. Then of course like in any other business you have outright marketers who … Read More

Are You A Conventional Trader?

As a trading mentor, I speak to many up and coming traders who are looking for guidance. There are a number of things that I ask to gauge where the trader is in their learning curve. One of the main pieces of information that I like to learn about a trader is what strategy or strategies are they executing within … Read More

Our Forex Trades

Look over the shoulder of trader Andres Salazar, as he walks us through trades taken live on SMB’s Forex desk. In this new video, Andres displays his charts and thoughts behind these trades, which all come back to the basics that SMB teaches. Waiting for the pattern, looking at correlations, then watching the volume to finally justify our entry. Andres … Read More