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Part 1 – On building capacity as a trader

October 12, 2016

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Hello traders, You only have to google ‘Trading Psychology’ these days to find thousands of articles talking about the importance of Trading psychology to the make-up of a successful trader. For new traders reading this I always talk about viewing traders through the prism of the 4M’s of Trading: (understanding) Markets (your trading) Method Money (management) […]

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19/09/2016 – Don’t panic, I am alive! (And a trading podcast for you)

September 19, 2016

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Hello traders, Apologies for my lack of posts the last couple of months – I have not been slacking – quite the opposite in fact. I have been basically working 6 days a week for the last 4 months to keep up with commitments. Normally I take most of August off and head back to […]

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“Like a re-run of the English Civil War…without the muskets.” Pauls Brexit Rantings

May 26, 2016

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Brexit text with British and Eu flags illustration

Every so often reader I tend to post a blog on my own thoughts about a certain subject matter. Once again I ask for your indulgence as I share my views/treatise/ rant (delete as appropriate) . This is what happens when you leave Paul without mobile or internet coverage for the best part of a […]

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Process, Process, Process -And on building your Inner Coach

April 20, 2016

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  Sorry I’ve not posted for a while – it’s been a busy 4-6 weeks and I’ve had a lot on. To be fair I post quick pieces on the Veterans Trader Project FB page – if you want to join it then drop me a line and let me know. Anyway back to trading. I […]

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The London Traders Forum: Saturday 16th April

March 16, 2016

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Fellow Trader, Several years ago we used to run the London Traders Forum (LTF), now that I am back in the UK it’s time for the LTF to be re-born! So please put the following date in your diary for the Spring 2016 London Traders Forum, which will take place on Saturday, 16th April 2016. Get your […]

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BBC article on the effect of Adrenaline and Cortisol on Traders Risk appetite

October 22, 2015

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I admit that I missed this piece by the BBC until very recently. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33363948 The gist of it being: Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests. I’ve always been fascinated by the impact of hormones on a traders behaviour […]

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Book Review: The Winner Effect – The Science of Success and How to Use It

February 12, 2014

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    The Winner Effect Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and has written this great book about how success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you smarter and more focused, confident and aggressive. Not surprisingly that sounds very interesting to traders. However there is an ugly downside to such […]

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Will you make 2014 your best trading year ever?

January 21, 2014

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Fellow Traders, We’re now entering the 3rd trading week of 2014.  How are the markets treating you?  How is your trading going so far this year? I suspect that like most people you started the year with a fresh plan and high hopes to make this your best trading year ever. Set against that expectation […]

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A great post by Brian Lund: SO YOU WANT TO TRADE FOR A LIVING: MAKING THE TRANSITION

September 13, 2013

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I’ve often commented on the great blog that Brian Lund writes and have re-blogged certain useful posts which I felt would help other traders.  This is a great post about those considering going full-time as a trader and what you should consider. http://bclund.com/2013/05/08/so-you-want-to-trade-for-a-living-making-the-transition/ I can heartily agree with Brian’s comments about the Home-Office vs. Leased […]

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Dealing with the summer doldrums

September 12, 2013

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“Although the cheetah is the fastest animal in the world and can catch any animal on the plains, it will wait until it is absolutely sure it can catch its prey. It may hide in the bush for a week, waiting for just the right moment. It will wait for a baby antelope, and not […]

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