The trader and the analyst—different mindsets

We are already moving into our third week back since the seasonal break. We took the time to review our trading plan. It isn’t just in the words we have written but, and probably more importantly, in our approach. The ‘how we do it’ is one thing. Our collaborative methodology is another. Anchor Last year […]

Context price action

Trade opportunities have been in earnest so far in September. Somewhat odd to those trading the higher timeframes such as the daily or weekly scale of things. Where nothing much has occurred, but dig under the surface to the 4 hours, one hour and maybe occasionally the 5 minute and price movement has been identifiable. […]

August is more active than usual.

So far, the currency and index markets have been more active than traditionally so in August.  My anchor or intraday timeframe has moved out to the hourly chart. I still, however, for context, frequently view the 4 hour and daily charts. The weekly also but only to reaffirm a previously drawn crucial weekly support or […]

What a trader needs to know to improve profitability

What am I working on the most to improve my trading profitability?  A question, some would think, answered with reference to strategy or method, but it is not that, as significant as it is. It is regardless of a traders methodology. What makes a massive difference to profitability is knowing these three inputs: R, win/loss […]

Fund update

The list below shows how we are doing so far and a simple explanation of what we’re doing to improve things further. Trading the lower timeframe intraday charts have been a necessary route for us. It has provided lots of chart time and many trade opportunities on an almost daily basis. However, it is time […]

Trading principles, are they important?

In the previous three posts, I talked about distinct characteristics (principles) that may be necessary to help make us consistently profitable in technical, financial trading. A process or a way that we can apply to any methodology, within reason. So, am I saying that the method or system by which we trade is secondary to […]

Quantitative t​​rad​er​

If we now know what a disciplined and a discretionary trader looks like why add quantitatively? If discipline is our safety net and discretionary is our process, then quantitativeness is our foundation. It is the confidence on which we base our trades. In word order, I try to be a disciplined, quantitative, discretionary trader. Quantitatively […]