Tag Archives: success

Three levels of trading success.

This is post originally appeared in early 2012. An important distinction in trading success and success in general is understanding the difference between a milestone and a goal.  Where do you want to go and what are you going to do to get there?  The best people and teams I have been around always wereContinue Reading

Repeating patterns and misleading percentages.

I am a pattern reader by nature. I see patterns in people, charts, nature, etc. I guess it stems from my love of observing. I was able to excel at football because I loved to study film. Till this day I can still watch a game and narrow it down to a few plays. WhatContinue Reading

Are you losing or failing?

Originally appeared March 2010 Losing and failure are not the same thing. No matter the outcome of the trade, I am guaranteed two things: I am paying commission and assuming my head is not up my ass, I learned something about myself, the market, and the relationship between the two. Fortunately, losing is a part ofContinue Reading

The importance of success in succeeding at trading.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have failed.  I will fail tomorrow and the next day and hopefully I will have an opportunity to fail till I am dead.  Failure can be an important learning tool. Different shapes and forms. Failure comes in all different shapes and forms.  The distanceContinue Reading

Secret to trading success: You.

Originally appeared in July 2010. “You are the weakest part of your system”. That is a defeatist statement and completely untrue. It makes your expectation to fail easier to accomplish and more importantly it makes failure easier to handle. It shifts the pressure away from you and unto fate. Would you fly on an airlineContinue Reading

The secret to trading success: You.

The secret to trading success: You. You are the weakest part of your system. It is a defeatist statement. It makes your expectation to fail easier to accomplish and more importantly it makes failure easier to handle. It shifts the pressure away from you and unto fate. Would you fly on an airline if theirContinue Reading

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