Tag Archive: Forex

Jan 28

Why The Grass Isn’t Greener

Some people are a little bit mental. I mean, I’m sure they’re lovely and everything, but just raving mad. In a nice way. I met a trader on Twitter yesterday who was trading FX and the US markets, which of course is very un-crazy and really rather normal. What I found slightly nutso was that …

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Jan 25

Why My Forex Trade Ideas Suck. In a Good Way.

I get asked every now and then to share my trade ideas with the new currency traders out there, and while it’s really flattering and makes me feel special, I’m hesitant to do it. Why? Quite simply, because everyone will hate it. My Forex trades will lose everyone money because my win/loss ratio sucks. In …

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Jan 24

Why Trading is Like The World of Warcraft.

In which Rogue Traderette lines up to see Santa. When people first sign up for the whole trading gig, they usually front up with a wish list.   Like a kid coming to Santa, it is dotted with our most far-fetched, wildest dreams,  then padded out with a few smaller (but still important) stocking fillers. …

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Jan 24

The Most Neglected Trading Skill Ever – Looking Past The End of Your Nose.

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After having six weeks away from the markets, it’s great to see that nothing much has really changed. The trends are still trending, the traders are still twittering, and the perpetual $EURUSD bears are still trying to pick a top in a Forex pair that continues to climb. I came back from holidays yesterday to …

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Jan 24

A Public Flogging. Bring Your Tomatoes.

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I’ve been back in the ring for almost 2 weeks now, and I have a problem.  It’s a good sort of problem, but it’s making me more angry than any other trading issue I’ve ever had to overcome.  So maybe it’s not good after all. You see, I’m profitable – which of course is very …

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Apr 02

How Dennis Rodman Can Improve Your Discipline

When I was in high school I had a friend who decided she’d like to be blonde. She had sort of medium brown hair, and was totally aiming for vixen. Unfortunately for her she was the first one in our group to get her drivers licence and a proper job, and as such she was …

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Mar 12

I am Not a Trading Fairy.

In Which Rogue Traderette Dispels a Popular Myth It shouldn’t amaze me, but it does. I get emails regularly that go along the lines of  – “Teach me to trade!”, or “I want to be a full-time trader, what do I need to do?” Which is cool – I love getting emails. But what isn’t …

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Mar 09

When You’re Trading Like a Toilet.

Sometimes, things just turn to poo. One minute, things are perfect and going great guns, the next – it’s poo. For me, it looks like this – months of regular profits, disciplined trading, happy girl. Then happy girl, disciplined trading, regular losses, not-so-happy girl, more losses, undisciplined trading, only losses. See – it doesn’t take …

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Mar 02

How Being Cursed Can Affect Your Trading.

I think there must be something wrong with my eyeballs. In the big scheme of things, this isn’t so bad – the other day I had a conversation with an important person which left me wondering if I had something wrong with my brain. You know, it wouldn’t surprise me to find that I have …

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