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4 Things I would do differently if I was a new trader.

Originally appeared in April 2011 I would not change how my trading career has gone but if I had to do it all over again these are the things that I would do differently: Pick an objective sooner. I first was placing trades through my mentor. That meant that I could trade may be 2-3Continue Reading

E-mail: I am doing everything right and I am still losing.

I got an email yesterday and to sum it up it,it basically said “I am doing everything right and I am still losing”.  The most discouraging part of trading or really anything is learning what you do not know.  It is hard to measure the progress and many do not understand how or why theyContinue Reading

Patience and “The Goal” Parable

I was talking to a mentor of mine, whom I will formally introduce soon.  He asked me to read something.  It was an adaptation of a parable about patience and the goal.  It went something like this: A guy goes to a trading mentor and says he has 3 days to learn to trade. Guy:Continue Reading

Sushi and trading.

I recently watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi. As I am watching the movie, it is like watching myself in different stages of the things that I wanted to accomplish. The movie is only long enough to  show the end product but there were times when he struggled. Or times that he had to take extremeContinue Reading

What makes trading different.

My resilience and not taking no for an answer has allowed me to meet unique people.  I managed to get one of the very first e-mini traders to be my mentor who learned from one of the best independent traders of all time.  He probably wont like me telling this story but I remember him shaking gettingContinue Reading

Eating like a bird, sh@#ing like an elephant syndrome.

Trading is simple, take in more than you give out. There, my work here is done. Ok I guess not. When trading is going bad it is because I am taking in less than I am giving out.  The title of this post is a more dramatic way to say that.  Something that my mentorContinue Reading

Every trader must believe in God.

Ok, not God but you have to have a believe in something you can’t always see, profits and progress. This is a big problem I see with traders.  Either they are new to trading or they have gotten beat up in the past.  They do not know what hard work is or how to notContinue Reading

My favorite trading quotes/advice.

Below is a list of trading quotes that have come in handy to me over the years. Quotes from famous investors/traders: If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd. – John Templeton It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how muchContinue Reading

Interview: Anthony Crudele (DELI)

As many of you know I am down in Florida for the next few months.  I wanted to escape the Chicago weather and spend some time with my mentor.  We are also working on a project together.  I will let you know the details when the time is right.  Below is a short interview: DoContinue Reading

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