Category Archives: Psychology

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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4-hour Tom Hougaard Presentation

Saturday morning 9am, London Zone 1: 30-40 keen attendees get together to listen to a 4-hour talk by Tom Hougaard.   The talk had been organized courtesy of ETX Capital. For the benefit of people reading this blog, I listed the main … Continue reading

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Back-testing and trading confidence

Following on from last week’s discussion on back-testing. How much testing is required for a trader to be comfortable to trade the strategy in the live market with real money?  This most likely varies greatly depending on the trader’s personality. … Continue reading

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