Trading Psychology and Tips

What Can Be Controlled in Your Trading?

February 21, 2017
Where is Your Focus? Recently during a webinar, I surveyed the traders what they were thinking about as they were trading.  Over two thirds of the group reported that their focus was on winning (or its cousin - not losing). ... Read more

Hope is Not an Edge

February 16, 2017
How’s your performance so far YTD? Have you been fighting the market? Are you sticking to your trading plan? Are you making progress on any NYR you may have made? If you’re relying on post-it notes – “Follow My Plan”,... Read more

Achieving Emotional Control During Trading Pressure

February 10, 2017
We all know that emotional control is necessary to keep your head on straight while trading -- but how do you do it? In this powerful video Rande Howell shows what is necessary to achieve emotional control in trading. To... Read more

Keep Your Trading Mind from Slip-Sliding Away

February 2, 2017
The potential exists for you to build a mind that produces success in trading. That is the dream that drives smart, hardworking people into trading. It seems so do-able, all it should require is effort. Yet traders hold that desire... Read more

Achieving Emotional Control in the Midst of Trading Uncertainty

January 17, 2017
Traders have no idea of the mine field that they step into when they decide to learn to trade. It is instinctive to fear uncertainty and its cousin probability when real capital risk as part of the equation. It is... Read more

Goodbye 2016! Developing the Mind for Trading in 2017

December 30, 2016
Looking Back on the Year The Holidays are here.  Where did all the time go?  When you look back over your trading goals for the year, has Santa magically given you the gift of consistent profitability?  If not, where do... Read more

Turning Fear and Aggression into an Asset in Your Trading

December 23, 2016
Working against your emotional nature gets traders in trouble all the time. But what it you learned how to effectively work with your emotional nature? Instead of fighting it in a losing cause, you can learn to harness the emotional... Read more

Slip Slidin’ Away – Certainty in Trading

November 25, 2016
There's an old Paul Simon song with this refrain: Slip slidin' away Slip slidin' away You know the nearer your destination The more you're slip slidin' away Traders want to believe with every ounce of their being that they are... Read more

Developing the Mind for Trading

November 16, 2016
One Small Glitch What if there were one small glitch that was keeping you from the "promised land" in your trading?  One small glitch, that's all.  What would you do to correct that problem?  I bet you would be willing... Read more

Mastering Fear Based Trading: The Enemy Within

November 2, 2016
Many traders talk about the second guessing, the self-doubt, and the need to be right that becomes an enemy within them -- in the psychology that bring to trading. It is this enemy that has to be conquered before a... Read more