THERE IS ONLY A week to go before we open up for booking for the 2021 Mentor Program. The Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free, comprehensive training course for traders of all levels. The Mentor Program kicks off in February 2021, but we open for bookings on Thursday 5th November. To get access, you…Details
Recently I had a very early morning chat with Dr. Richard Shuster regarding how trading is the simplest of endeavors in terms of its rules but one of the hardest in terms of its actual execution. The reason being simple – we are human and humans are flawed. Click the player image below to be…Details
If you already see hedge fund fees as exorbitant, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Over the past two decades, the hedge fund industry has kept 64 cents of every dollar of gross profits that it has generated above the risk-free rate. You’d be excused for thinking this is a mathematical impossibility. The predominant fee arrangement…Details
The number one problem I currently hear from portfolio managers, team members, and traders in financial markets is “burnout”. That’s not surprising, given the list of challenges from 2020: Keeping up with markets that have changed trends multiple times within the year; Maintaining perspective amidst uncertainties regarding COVID-19 and implications for health and safety; Working…Details
On April 20, something occurred that was unprecedented in the history of financial markets: The price of oil went negative. It wasn’t the case that the cost of a barrel had fallen to some scary-low number. It actually went below zero, meaning there were traders out there who would pay you to own oil. It…Details
Take five underemployed pilots. Give them intense markets training, add in an investment portfolio to experiment with, pit them against a control group from other backgrounds, and see what happens. That is what a small London-based trading firm did in August, hoping to prove the “discipline, control, process and self-awareness” that pilots show in the…Details
In presentations regarding trading psychology and why traders find it so hard to be profitable, I often refer to a paper titled An analysis of the profiles and motivations of habitual commodity speculators by W. Bruce Canoles, Sarahelen Thompson, Scott Irwin Virginia, Grace France (Journal of Futures Markets Volume 18 Issue 7 October 1998) This…Details
Recently I chatted with David Hobart who is a former prop trader turned high-performance coach to professionals around the world. Click on the player image below to be taken to the interview.