Category Archives: Psychology

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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Stepping stones to successful forex trading

It seems the many countless hours I have spent in conversations with several trading buddies, with the discretionary trader here at the hedge fund, and sharing offices with several full-time retail traders over the years have turned me into a … Continue reading

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Oil & Forex Trading Update

Another week of decent progress in trading strategy development.  Working hard away in my office. Collected good experience in articulating and formulating some of my evaluation and decision making processes into Microsoft Excel formulas.  It is not as difficult as … Continue reading

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A few words on hard work, talent, persistence & success (for an 18-year-old)

My nephew asked me for advice a couple of days ago. Thinking about what advice to give him, I figured that the ‘answer’ could be useful to a lot of people.  It’s one of those things that everyone is bound … Continue reading

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Trading Journey Reflections (edited)

Updated on 18th June 2017: This blog post was originally published in early June 2017. This blog post took a look at my current state of FX and futures trading and listed a bunch of issues that I am presently … Continue reading

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