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Book Review of The Inner Voice of Trading by Michael Martin

The full title of this book is “The Inner Voice of Trading: Eliminate the Noise, and Profit from the Strategies That Are Right for You” by Michael Martin. Martin joined Ed Seykota’s Trading Tribe many years ago, which explains why the Foreword of the book is written by Ed Seykota. Martin also has a website … Continue reading

Overcoming the Fear of Loss in Trading (Cutting Winners Short, Holding Losers, and Inability to Pull the Trigger)

Came across a good article on traderinterviews.com where Tim Bourquin interviewed 3 psychologists on how to overcome the fear of “pulling the trigger” in trading. The fear of “pulling the trigger” stems mainly from the fear of loss. That same fear is responsible for 3 major actions or inactions that destroy traders: Cutting winners short. You take … Continue reading

Quotable Quotes from Ed Seykota

I was reading a bit more about Ed Seykota after seeing The Whipsaw Song. Ed Seykota became famous after appearing in Jack Schwager’s Wall Street Wizards book. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from MIT and was one of the pioneers of systems trading. He supposedly returned 250,000% over 16 years for one of the … Continue reading

Book Review of Winning Edge Trading by Ned Gandevani, PhD

The full title of this book is “Winning Edge Trading: Successful and Profitable Short- and Long-Term Systems and Strategies” by Ned Gandevani, PhD. The book is structured into a few sections, which I would classify into 3 main parts. The 1st part of the book (about ~100 out of ~200 pages) goes through general information … Continue reading

Survey of Popular Technical Indicators

Came across this interesting article at BigTrends which showed the results of a survey on chart types and indicators used by traders. Chart Types Line:  49% Bar: 27% Candle: 22% Log: 3% This one was surprising to me. I would have thought that the “winner” would be candlesticks since I see that all over the … Continue reading

The Whipsaw Song by Ed Seykota and Trading Tribe Band

Just came across a pretty interesting video (see below) by Ed Seykota of Market Wizards fame. Well worth watching for trend-following traders. Quotes from The Whipsaw Song (the actual lyrics are here) You get whipped and I get sawed, one good trend, pays for them all! (the actual lyrics are “You get a whip and I get … Continue reading

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