Category Archives: Psychology

Two Traders Talk – Part III – the rarity of profitable traders

Several months ago, back in April’18, a long conversation over coffee between my trader buddy and I sparked a number of ideas in my head.  We explored various aspects of our respective trading journeys, both of which were now several … Continue reading

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Traders Networking Drinks

Just returned home from another evening of the London Traders Network drinks. A few dozen trading folks get together in a pub in the City of London (specifically at the New Moon pub), grab a drink and talk about trading amongst … Continue reading

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Traders’ Coffee Talk II – goal setting, mentors & coaches

Recently a long conversation over coffee with a fellow trader triggered lots of thinking regarding the journey of becoming a successful independent trader.  This is Part 2 in a series of blog posts, in which I will share and discuss … Continue reading

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Two traders talk over coffee…

This week, on a rainy late Monday afternoon, my trading buddy & I caught up in a small cafe right next to one of east London’s canals.  Neither of us are currently doing much financial markets trading – my friend … Continue reading

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Working ‘Home Alone’ – the drawbacks

For several years, I was working alongside several other independent retail traders, and then I spent one year working right next to a hedge fund, where I interacted with some of their traders on a regular basis. Since the start … Continue reading

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Feb’18 Trading Banter

The last two months have flown by thanks to a small exciting side-project.  Thus, aside from a 3-day meetup in Belgium to talk systematic trading, I have barely spent any time looking at charts since the middle of December, be … Continue reading

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