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Step 008 – What I Learned About Trading From Improv

cigar-362183_640In trading, one of the prerequisites of success is to be able to do with consistency that which feels unnatural and uncomfortable. Since becoming a Master Trader is my goal, and since my natural tendency is towards careful planning and staying well within my comfort zone, I am often challenged on my path.

The other night I met with a friend and I showed him my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) that I have written down in less than 400 words (yes, part of a self development program which I can highly recommend). He read it carefully and said “It is well written, very clear, and inspiring. But does it help you to get out of your head, out of your planning, and out of your comfort zone? Because you need Continue reading

Step 002 – Becoming a pro

puller-1156616-640x456One of the things I have understood from all the books I’ve read about trading and from the conversations I’ve had with great traders is this: In order to become a professional trader, you have to put in the effort, the time, the money, and most importantly you have to decide to become a pro.

I understood this a long time ago, but I did not apply it. Why? Because I could not find an answer to this question: Continue reading

Episode 9: Abraham and Cullen

The apprentice today is Patrick Cullen. Patrick is having a rough ride. He has tried most methodologies and most of the markets without finding his true trading home. We talk about how to find it, how to build trust in your methodology, and about the value of persistence and knowledge.

The Master feedback comes from Andy Abraham Continue reading

Episode 5: Guruprasad and Basso

Today’s apprentice is Guruprasad from India. He has been playing the markets since 2006 with wild swings in equity. Thanks to luck, he claims, he came out profitable. We talk about what happened then, and how he completely turned his market views around and became “a refined guy” from reading just one single book.

The Master who listened in is Tom Basso Continue reading

Episode 1: Symons and Weissman, part 1

The apprentice’s conversation is between myself and Jon Symons. Jon has been trading seriously since 2009 and is well underway to success, though not with the consistent profits to back that up – yet. We discuss several aspects of trying out trading styles, why we self-sabotage, and what trading and golf have in common.

The master feedback comes from Richard Weissman Continue reading