Category Archives: Trading Mindset

Here’s To Smashing Your Trading Goals and Reaching New Heights in 2014

Happy 2014!

Watch this video before you set your goals for the new year. We wish you the very best in 2014! Tweet

How to deal with tough markets and drawdowns

The One Thing That Will Finally Improve Your Trading Psychology

This is a snippet from our weekly group coaching call that we hold for traders enrolled in our Professional Training Program. The trading environment has been tough for the last couple of weeks and in this video, Ziad explains how to deal with tough markets and drawdowns. Tweet

The Secret to Being a Trader Who Thrives Under Pressure

Thriving Under Pressure

We’ve all seen them. The clutch performers. The athletes who seem to thrive when the stakes are highest. While others break under the pressure, they make big play after big play to win games. But what’s their secret? And more importantly, how can you use it to become a better trader? Other than the big Read More …

How Mark Twain & NBA Shooters Can Make You a Better Trader

How Mark Twain & NBA Shooters Can Make You a Better Trader

There’s a lot to learn to become a good trader. A lot of market understanding, strategies, and techniques. But sometimes it’s the things that seem completely unrelated to trading that teach us the most about it. And our task is to find those analogies and to use them to our advantage. Find one different way Read More …

My message to traders who want to make it

My message to traders

It’s not meant to be easy to do all of this; in fact it’s meant to be very hard. If it were easy anyone could do it. Almost everyone knows what it takes; few can actually do it consistently. That’s the challenge. When adversity strikes even when you’re doing the right things, it’s not unfortunate Read More …

Light The Fire

Light The Fire

It is a constant and exhilarating journey knowing each day I will be put to a test, a subtle, almost intangible challenge of calm and control, focus and consistency, awareness and optimism. Each day I continue to commit myself to learning more about these skills of concentration, attitude, managing pressure, staying motivated, monitoring energy levels, Read More …

Do You Truly Know What It Means To Think In Probabilities?

How To Think In Probabilities

A lot of traders think that they think in probabilities. But just because you think about odds and reward-to-risk doesn’t mean that you actually think in probabilities. One of the best quotes I’ve ever read on the subject comes from poker pro Annie Duke: To be a great poker player you have to have what Read More …

Trading vs. Sports vs. Chess vs. Poker


I’m about to show you why you’re so lucky to be a trader. You may be going through some tough times. Maybe you’re a developing trader who’s still struggling to become profitable. Maybe you’re a beginner who’s overwhelmed by the complexity of it all. Maybe you’re a pro who’s going through a tough drawdown. Regardless, Read More …

The Counter-intuitive Way To Control Your Emotions In Trading

The Counter-intuitive Way to Control Your Emotions In Trading

I don’t know any trader who doesn’t struggle at times with their emotions. Likewise, I don’t know any trader who doesn’t wish that they could control their emotions better. Here’s an excerpt from an email I just received from a trader named Jill: I have a problem with hesitation. Even though I have a strategy Read More …

The Only Time It Really Matters


It’s easy when things are working out. Easy to be positive. Easy to think correctly. Easy to stick to the plan and be disciplined. But sooner or later you’ll face adversity. And that’s when you’re going to have your real test. How you react to adversity is the only thing that really matters. The time Read More …