Category Archives: Psychology

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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A welcome interruption from trading

  This is how I try to maintain my sanity whilst trying to become a decent trader in the financial markets. Taking a break from time to time is probably a good idea for freshening of the human spirit. Thus, … Continue reading

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Awesome & Inspiring Letter from a fellow trader

Easter Sunday morning, a fellow London-based trader (coincidentally with the same name!) wrote an inspiring comment on my blog. In keeping with the theme of “letters”, here is his comment as a separate blog post – only the R18 language has … Continue reading

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A letter to my Trading Coach

A different type of blog post – here’s a mail I wrote to my trading coach recently (slightly edited) sharing my thoughts about my trend-following strategy: “Dear Trading Coach, Since our last skype call, I have done a fair bit of thinking/reflection/analysis … Continue reading

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