Trading Psychology and Tips

Podcast: Fear of trading

February 7, 2009
Veteran trader and world-class futures trading coach Jeff Quinto talks about fear in trading and what to do to control your fear. Click image to open audio player. Jeff coaches traders from around the world to achieve meaningful success in... Read more

“Experience is the best teacher, but the student is dead before the lesson is finished”

February 5, 2009
I like the quote above. I cannot remember where I heard it, but it points to both the benefit of experience and the problem with it. In trading, certainly experience is a great teacher, but trading is hard enough without... Read more

From the pit to the screen: my first day as an electronic trader

February 4, 2009
I traded on the exchange floor for ten years and, then, helped manage Chicago-based futures clearing firms, Gerald Inc. and Rand Financial Services, Inc. During this same time, my brother-in-law, Russ Page, who traded next to me on the floor... Read more

Are you mad at the market or do you have the mindset of a winning trader?

February 3, 2009
Over the years, I have heard hundreds of traders swear at the market. I have heard dozens of traders pound on the desk in frustration at the market and, on two occasions, I have seen traders hit their computer monitors... Read more

Trading smarter, not harder: when to take the day off

February 2, 2009
From an early age in sports and in school, we learn that the harder we work, the better our result. I remember a saying that I heard, repeatedly, during my tenure as a trainee stockbroker, "hard work brings good luck."... Read more

Podcast: The Year of the Rat Gives Way to the Year of the Bull

January 26, 2009
Today starts the Chinese New Year. Last year was the Year of the Rat. This year is the Year of the Bull. Could the Chinese be right in calling 2009 the Year of the Bull? Click image to open audio player.... Read more

Trading smarter, not harder: when to take the day off

January 23, 2009
From an early age in sports and in school, we learn that the harder we work, the better our result. I remember a saying that I heard, repeatedly, during my tenure as a trainee stockbroker, "hard work brings good luck."... Read more

Are you mad at the market or do you have the mindset of a winning trader?

January 21, 2009
Over the years, I have heard hundreds of traders swear at the market. I have heard dozens of traders pound on the desk in frustration at the market and, on two occasions, I have seen traders hit their computer monitors... Read more

From the pit to the screen: my first day as an electronic trader

January 19, 2009
I traded on the exchange floor for ten years and, then, helped manage Chicago-based futures clearing firms, Gerald Inc. and Rand Financial Services, Inc. During this same time, my brother-in-law, Russ Page, who traded next to me on the floor... Read more

“Experience is the best teacher, but the student is dead before the lesson is finished”

January 15, 2009
I like the quote above. I cannot remember where I heard it, but it points to both the benefit of experience and the problem with it. In trading, certainly experience is a great teacher, but trading is hard enough without... Read more