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Experience Trading Bliss

Trading is a series of if/then scenarios… If this price is hit, then buy If this level is crossed, then sell Etc… But, if you trade manually, somewhere between “If” and “Then” something happens… A moment of friction. During the simple process of filling out the order ticket, you are given the opportunity to reconsider …

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The win rate distraction and the truth behind consistent returns.

Many traders and investors are desperately hunting for a “high win rate” or “high probability strategies”.  I was once very attracted to the notion of winning 80%, 90%, 95% even 99% of trades.  But what if your 90% win-rate still left you with losses?  It’s not that hard to imagine and many traders and investors …

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TIMEOUT! WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MARKETS GO CRAZY WHILE YOU’RE STILL TRYING TO BECOME PROFITABLE

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. This blog …

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Trouble With The Learning Curve: How I Finally Overcame Mine

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. Becoming a …

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Just Give Me The Golden Goose: The Search For What Doesn’t Exist

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. This blog …

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The Process of Identifying Strategies that Match Your Personality

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. This blog …

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The Process of Identifying Strategies to Test

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. Becoming a …

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The Seven Steps to Profitable Trading, Part 1

This blog is designed to help new traders and those who have yet to become profitable understand what it takes to become consistently profitable. It’s a good idea to read the Introduction to Preston’s Mentoring Blog and to watch the 01/29/20 video “Consistently Profitable Trading: It Does Exist” prior to reading this entry. Becoming a …

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Markets Update

The stock market is shacking off a lot of uncertainty indicating no short term reason to expect sideways or bearish price action. We’re at 33% long exposure to long equities (with a normal range of 15% to 50%). Chasing strength in the stock market is a bit risky at this point, but we can turn …

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