Sunday, October 29, 2023

Building Confidence in Your Trading: A Path to Success

When it comes to trading in the fast-paced world of financial markets, building confidence is often the key to success. Whether you're trading Nasdaq futures or any other asset, maintaining a strong sense of self-assurance can make all the difference. In this article, we'll delve into the importance of confidence in trading and how it can be developed through disciplined, strategic, and patient trading practices.

Understanding the Trading Edge

Confidence in trading is rooted in having a clear trading edge. This edge can be a specific trading strategy or set of tactics that you have honed and tested over time. The key is to find an approach that you believe in and have seen work consistently. Whether you're focused on scalping, swing trading, or momentum trading, a well-defined trading edge is your foundation.

Executing with Discipline

One of the primary elements that build confidence is the ability to execute with discipline. Discipline means following your trading plan and sticking to your strategy, even when things get tough. It's important to understand that losses are a part of the trading game. Accepting this fact and being disciplined enough to stick to your plan, even when a trade turns against you, is crucial.

Risk Management: The Backbone of Confidence

Confidence in trading also hinges on robust risk management. Knowing how much you're willing to risk on a trade and being comfortable with that amount is vital. This level of risk acceptance is the backbone of your confidence. When you are confident in your risk management, you can execute trades with conviction, knowing that you have limited potential losses.

Learn from Both Wins and Losses

A confident trader doesn't let a single loss shake their faith in their strategy. It's essential to view both wins and losses as learning experiences. For every winning trade, take the time to analyze why it worked. Conversely, when a trade results in a loss, don't dwell on the setback; instead, use it as an opportunity to identify what went wrong and how you can avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Consistency Is Key

Consistency is the name of the game in trading. Challenge yourself to execute your trading edge consistently over a series of trades. A helpful exercise is to take 20 trades with your strategy, recording each one and tracking the outcomes. Regardless of the win rate, observing that your strategy consistently brings in profits over time can significantly boost your confidence.

Embrace the Probabilities

Remember, trading is ultimately a game of probabilities. Even with a high win rate, you will encounter losses. What separates successful traders from the rest is their ability to accept these losses as part of the journey. As long as your strategy provides a positive risk-to-reward ratio, you can remain confident that, over time, you'll come out ahead.

In Conclusion

Building confidence in your trading is an ongoing process. It requires discipline, patience, and the ability to learn from both successes and setbacks. The key is to develop and stick to a well-defined trading edge, execute with discipline, and maintain strong risk management. Confidence doesn't happen overnight, but as you see your strategy consistently yield profits, your faith in your approach will grow, and you'll be better equipped to navigate the unpredictable world of trading with poise and assurance.

So, as you embark on your trading journey, remember that confidence is not a destination but a path paved with experience and consistency. With the right mindset and approach, you can build the confidence you need to thrive in the world of trading.

Go and check out my private discord, where you can get the 4Hr Timeframe Minicourse and you can download the risk manager tool for MT4 and MT5 too.
Plus, you can check out my daily streams live where we discuss trading entries and trading with Smart Money Concepts, and many more!

Sunday, October 1, 2023

After a Winning Week

Last week was absolutely great. Can even remember when I had a week only with winning days. I managed to complete a Combine account at TopStep and also started off very nicely with Apex Trader with a 50k evaluation account.

In parallel with this, great results have been made on the 4Hr strategy, and proud to say two of the accounts have been over 6% and 9% in less than two weeks. The keyword was simplicity. Yes, Keep It Super Simple! KISS

Only had to spend no more than 30 minutes at the charts per day with this one and it makes wonderful results. Already working on a mini course where members can check out the detailed entry and exit criteria and risk management. Will definitely keep an update about that on the YouTube channel and here as well.

Go and check out my private discord, where you can get the 4Hr Timeframe Minicourse and you can download the risk manager tool for MT4 and MT5 too.
Plus, you can check out my daily streams live where we discuss trading entries and trading with Smart Money Concepts, and many more!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

I took a short brake but I'm already back 💪🖖

Alright, so I know I have been away for quite some time from live trading on YouTube but I had my reasons. All I can tell is that I took a step towards Futures trading and so far I think I made a good choice. I've been trading with Top Step for a while and I already achieved a funded account and doing my following new challenges. It's really true that I was saying doing the livestreams that putting my trades live does put extra pressure on me and as soon as I got to the point where I fell into immersion my focus and my trades got better.

So here is the conclusion after trading futures instead of Forex pairs: first of all let me tell you that trading on a different platform than Metatrader ( currently Ninja Trader)  I must say that it's like sitting into a much better vehicle.  I have experienced much better trading executions and basically no slippage and no spread issues.  This allowed me to trade on the lower time frames such as the 1-minute chart and I could finally dive into deeper all the concepts that I was learning from ICT.  I know there's still a long way ahead and trading is a constant learning curve I guess until the end of our lives,  but I'm still very confident that I think I made the better choice for trading the NASDAQ and the S&P. I remember that once ICT said that the futures market is a gentleman's market and I think I can start to feel why he was saying that. In futures the levels are much more respected than in Forex and you won't get that much manipulation with the price on your platform. 

On the other hand, I'm still thinking about continuing the YouTube streams I just need to work out a schedule that I can maintain. 

Speaking of futures trading, there is one big conclusion I have noticed if I can maintain the discipline of trading only a maximum number of two micro positions (on MNQ or MES)  it's so much easier and so much less stressful to trade these markets because all we need is basically 80 or 100 points per week and if you're doing it with two micros that it's already helping you to achieve freedom and that's just the first step I'm going to be writing more about this on my Twitter and I'm gonna make a YouTube video about this as well.  That's it for now so don't worry The Show Must Go On. 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Celebrating a Successful May: Over 10% Profit and Valuable Trading Insights

I am thrilled to share the fantastic news that I have closed out the month of May with a remarkable profit of over 10%! Throughout the month, I diligently logged all my trades through my live streams and my exclusive membership site, ensuring transparency and providing a valuable resource for fellow traders.

May wasn't without its challenges, as I faced a daunting losing streak of seven stop losses in a row. However, thanks to my steadfast commitment to good risk management practices, I was able to weather the storm and emerge stronger. By implementing effective risk management strategies, I limited the impact of losses and protected my overall trading capital.

Trading is a journey of ups and downs, and the ability to navigate through challenging times is what sets successful traders apart. The resilience demonstrated during the losing streak was a testament to my dedication and discipline in adhering to risk management principles.

As I reflect on the month of May, I am grateful for the lessons learned and the growth experienced. The documented trades through live streams and my private membership site not only serve as a valuable record but also provide insights and learnings for myself and fellow traders. Transparency and sharing experiences are fundamental to fostering a supportive and educational trading community.

I look forward to the continued journey ahead, filled with new trading opportunities and the pursuit of consistent profitability. Thank you for your support, and here's to a prosperous trading month ahead!

Also, check out my stream from today of how I made over 3% in one day!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Surviving the Ups and Downs of Trading: Reflections on a Challenging Week

This week has been the toughest one for me in trading so far this year. I experienced a series of stop losses, resulting in an overall loss of around 5% in just a single week. However, amidst the struggles, I want to emphasize the importance of sticking to my money and risk management rules, which allowed me to weather the storm.

Trading is not always smooth sailing. It's important to acknowledge that losing weeks, and even losing months, are an inevitable part of the journey. Those who believe otherwise are living in a dream. The reality of trading is marked by ups and downs, and it's how we handle the emotional pressure during these challenging times that determines our long-term success.

Despite the setbacks, I find solace in the fact that I maintained discipline by adhering to my money and risk management rules. By limiting my risk to no more than 1% per trade, I protected my overall capital and ensured that a single week's losses did not have a devastating impact on my trading account.

It's crucial to approach trading with a long-term perspective. One week or even one month does not define our trading journey. What matters is how we respond to adversity and learn from our mistakes. Analyzing the past week, I recognized areas where I made errors, and I acknowledge that more mistakes may lie ahead. However, I am 100% confident in my ability to handle them.

In fact, despite the challenging week, I want to share that this month I am still in profit, with a gain of over 6%. This realization reassures me that setbacks are temporary, and by staying resilient, I can emerge stronger. The ability to overcome losses, learn from them, and move forward is what separates successful traders from the rest.

Trading is a continuous learning process, and it tests our emotional fortitude. It's through these moments of adversity that we grow and become better traders. So, if you've had a tough trading week or are going through a rough patch, remember that it's part of the journey. Stay committed to your rules, embrace the lessons, and remain confident in your ability to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the market.

If you enjoyed reading about my trading experiences and insights, I invite you to join me on my trading journey by subscribing to my YouTube channel. There, you'll find even more valuable content, tips, and strategies to enhance your own trading skills. Additionally, if you're looking for exclusive perks and further support, consider checking out my Patreon membership, where I provide in-depth analysis, personalized guidance, and a community of like-minded traders. Together, we can navigate the ups and downs of the market and strive for long-term success. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to connecting with you on my YouTube channel and Patreon page!