Last Call: Foundational Series

Just a short not to let anyone that was thinking about getting access to these that this package will no longer be available for purchase after august 31st. Naturally, once purchased, the webinars are yours to keep but we will no longer be offering them for purchase.
This package contains 10 recorded 1h long webinars that serve as a foundation to both aspiring traders and subscribers to the Weekly Webinars Group who are looking for a more structured approach to their learning. The webinars cover set of foundational topics ranging from: the business of trading, market dynamics, strategy development, realistic expectations, structuring trade setups and much more.
You can find more details on these sessions in this introductory blog post > Foundational Webinar Series.
The question some will have is: ‘Why are you taking these down’? Well, for a number of reasons but especially, due to pirating and bad actors wrongly using the content. So I wanted to give people that have been thinking about working on their game one last chance to get the original content.
Should you be interested in having access to these sessions > PayPal Link*

Waiting Game

“Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

No real change to what we have been discussing, so we just have to be patient and let things play out. In the meantime, here is some food for thought from our Trading Reflection post:
– In order to put yourself in a condition to succeed, it’s really important to have realistic expectations.
– Many can talk the talk but few can translate this into a decent track-record… the basics are, pretty basic but practice is more tricky. If this rings true for you, you might want to focus more on understanding bet size and how that effects the translation of your edge. Obsessing about entry and triggers, all things being equal, is probably the least important aspect yet very few ever get this. Remember that if you get your bet size wrong, you could end up with a negative p&l even with a guaranteed mathematical edge.
– In order to really make a step-change in your trading journey you have to make a conscious decision to be honest with your progress and accept full accountability for your actions. You can’t afford to delude yourself and handicap your progress. Always confront your problems, especially those related to your mental game. Don’t find excuses, put yourself in a condition to progress and evolve as a trader.
– Fear, indecision, uncertainty and related emotions all tend to be linked to a lack of understanding of the situation at hand. The more you work on your overall domain knowledge, the less room there is for these emotions to get in the way of you executing the task at hand. Furthermore, working hard to understand ever-changing context quickly translates into a better understanding of how to play whatever hand you get dealt.
– Trading offers you the privilege to be able to create your own positive ecosystem. Don’t ever take that for granted and work hard at blocking out negative influences and putting yourself in the best possible condition to have a chance at succeeding.
– In this game, resilience and self-discipline are far more important than any kind of diploma or certificate. No standardize test or program can really prepare you or serve as a good predictor of how you will fare day in, day out, in a live trading environment.
– In different shapes and forms; ultimately leverage kills. Once you understand and control that, you can get away with a lot and still be around to fight another day. Remember, it’s about consistency and longevity.
– As hard as it may be for most to fully grasp, remember that you don’t know what you don’t know. Keep an open mind and always be ready to question your assumptions. If you keep on thinking the way you have always done, not only will you end up with the same results but you will also waste the opportunity to grow and evolve.
– There is no reason to swing for the fences every day. It’s about showing up, come rain or come shine and playing the best you can with the hand you have been dealt. You don’t need to be perfect and you don’t need to hit 100%. However, what you do need to strive for is to do more of what you do well and less of what you don’t do so well. Slow and steady; keep on moving in the right direction.
– Make sure you understand the basics and then find out what works for you. Don’t be in a hurry, give yourself time to learn and put yourself in a condition to give this a real good shot. If you are wired to trade, this is a great profession. If you are not, then there are a lot of other things to do in life.
– Easier said than done but once you have set yourself up with a realistic road-map; you just have to stick to your rules, plan and set-ups. That’s the hard part. No fancy things, no bells and no whistles; do more of what you do well and less of what you don’t do so well. Never underestimate how hard it is to get used to just showing up day after day and monotonously implementing your strategy.
– Keep in mind that self-sabotage, whether conscious or subconscious, is probably at the center of most issues you will face in your trading journey. Furthermore, the root cause of this self-sabotage is usually linked with a very basic lack of domain knowledge coupled with unrealistic expectations.
– Even if you are a discretionary trader, this does not mean that you can consistently get away without having a systematic approach to the actual execution and management of your trades.
– This is a marathon, not a sprint. The markets aren’t going anywhere; take your time and do things the right way. Taking repeated highly leveraged shots at low liquidity binary events is not going to result in a solid long term track record.
– It may seem counter-intuitive but the truly great achievements come from setting small goals/targets and repeatedly delivering on them not by setting unrealistic goals and exposing yourself to the inevitable failure that will result from consistently playing from a position of weakness.
– The key balancing act is; being a flexible humble student of price action and market psychology whilst being rigid on positive reinforcement and mechanical execution in a live environment.
– There is very little to be gained by actively looking at your p&l. The focus should be on what you are trying to do and not how that translates into your bottom line. If you have done your homework, you already know what the consequences of your actions will be. The vast majority of traders benefit from taking their p&l completely off their screens and not letting it distract from the task at hand.
– It is far easier to have a plan, wait for the conditions you are looking for to line-up and simply execute than to show up and wonder what you should do. In the long run, traders that can take emotions and bias out of the equation and decisively execute, will consistently have better results and less p&l swings.
– No matter how solid you get, inevitably, you are going to be confronted with a lot of adverse and irritating developments over the years. The quicker and better you get at accepting/internalizing them, the faster you are going to continue to grow/evolve both as a person and as a trader.
– Getting emotional usually tends to cloud judgement and accentuate bias. We work very hard on trying to stay as neutral and focused as possible; you need to learn to be detached. Stick to the process and let everything else take care of itself.
– Peace of mind is a crucial piece of the puzzle… don’t be fooled into thinking that it comes naturally. Just like any other part of your game; it’s something you have to work hard on.
– If you decide to go down the demo route, remember that you are pretty much wasting your time unless it is done as a proper dress rehearsal; everything needs to be done as it would LIVE. Failure to grasp the importance of proceeding this way will inevitably result in all kinds of struggles and false expectations.
– Broadly speaking, the intellectual part of the work is done before your actual trading. When you are live and ready to allocate capital, you are strictly in implementation / execution mode.
– Forcing activity rarely translates into a positive and smooth equity curve. Sometimes, there is only so much you can do with the hand you have been dealt. Markets move in cycles and many fail to truly understand how much of a waiting game this can be.
– Fear, greed and getting angry will only distract you. These emotions have a tendency of ‘switching off’ any kind of mechanical / studied approach and triggering rash behavior that only detracts from the proper execution of the task at hand.
– Remember that the real edge is at extremes because that is where asymmetric risk reward comes into play.
– If you are trading scared, you should not be trading at all. Go back to the drawing board, get back to basics. There is no point in making things harder than they should be. You can lie to yourself on the surface but not deep down inside. If you don’t really know what you are doing, you will probably not be feeling comfortable and this should not come as a surprise.
– Goal setting is a lot harder than it may seem. For a lot of people, consciously or not, there is a real struggle between setting goals that are either too easy or completely unrealistic. It’s important to set smaller milestones in the context of a bigger picture/plan.
– You should never be in a position where the outcome of one single trade could change your life; neither for the good, nor for the bad. Once you really internalize this – and it’s a lot harder to do than it may seem – then you are ready to start working on consistency and longevity in a professional manner.
– It would not be natural to not have to deal with all kinds of emotions but it is essential to understand that a low, focused and consistent level of intensity is key. The vast majority of people that become proficient have learned the importance of keeping a level-head and tend to reflect this kind of attitude. The calmer you are, the more focused you can keep yourself and the more effective you are at executing.
– Trading is an extremely hard way to make a living. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done but equally, don’t let anyone give you the false impression that it is easy, that there are shortcuts or magical formulas.
For all of the new followers, don’t hesitate to explore all of the content on the blog. The interviews could be a very interesting place to start to help put the business of trading into context and to give you an idea of what to look for in terms of realistic expectations. There is a lot of free content on the blog for those that are willing to take the time to explore.
Should you be interested in a more in-depth discussion on the topics mentioned in this post and a more structured approach to setting yourself up to have a chance of succeeding, you might want to check out the  Foundational Webinar Series.
As always there is no substitute for real-time/live action; if you are interested in attending a daily morning call into NY with a more detailed live discussion on all the charts and ideas we highlight/review in the outlook video and here on the blog, you should check out our Daily Webinar Group.

Foundational Webinar Series

This package contains 10 recorded 1h long webinars that serve as a foundation to both aspiring traders and subscribers to the Weekly Webinars Group who are looking for a more structured approach to their learning. The webinars cover set of foundational topics ranging from: the business of trading, market dynamics, strategy development, realistic expectations, structuring trade setups and much more.
We set out to try and put together a series of webinars which could serve as a foundation for both novice and more experienced traders.
The aim was not to present a specif strategy, method or definitive guide to trading but rather, a set of guiding principals which would serve to try and set traders on a structured and unbiased path with realistic expectations.
Our focus was on moving away from the notion that there is a secret system, magical indicator and/or quick way to make consistent exaggerated returns. We wanted to help traders embrace the understanding that with a structured approach, dedication and the right expectations, it is indeed possible to achieve good risk adjusted returns.
Risk control and patience will ultimately lead to superior returns but in order for these returns to be sustainable over time, this has to be done through a slow and steady approach, respecting the profession of trading/investing.
In these 10 webinar sessions we cover:
  1. Business of Trading / Trading as a Business: focusing on re-framing your mind and expectations as a self-directed trader/investor.
  2. Market Basics & Dynamics: a structured approach to understanding positioning and context.
  3. Road-map: realistic expectations, building a plan and tracking performance.
  4. Practical Implications: understanding leverage/position sizing, track-record, compounding and the bigger picture.
  5. Guiding Principles & Key Reminders: summary and continuous improvement.
  6. Understanding Support/Resistance: trading around price action and setup basics.
  7. ‘50 on Markets‘(part 1): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  8. ‘50 on Markets‘(part 2): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  9. ‘50 on Markets‘(part 3): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  10. Reviewing and detailing trade set-ups, execution and management.
If you are unfamiliar with our approach, there is a lot of content to explore on the blog that will no doubt help you get a feel for our style. Furthermore, the Interview Category is probably the best place to start for a look into what to expect from this Foundational Series.
Should you be interested in having access to these session, please go to the Premium Page for more details on how to proceed.

Reviewing Trade Set-ups (New Foundational Session)

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we have added a 10th session with a focus on reviewing and detailing the main trade set-ups we focus on in the the Daily Webinar Group.
We set out to try and put together a series of webinars which could serve as a foundation for both novice and more experienced traders. The aim was not to present a specif strategy, method or definitive guide to trading but rather, a set of guiding principals which would serve to try and set traders on a structured and unbiased path with realistic expectations.
Our focus was on moving away from the notion that there is a secret system, magical indicator and/or quick way to make consistent exaggerated returns. We wanted to help traders embrace the understanding that with a structured approach, dedication and the right expectations, it is indeed possible to achieve good risk adjusted returns.
Risk control and patience will ultimately lead to superior returns but in order for these returns to be sustainable over time, this has to be done through a slow and steady approach, respecting the profession of trading/investing.
In these 10 webinar sessions we cover:
  1. Business of Trading / Trading as a Business: focusing on re-framing your mind and expectations as a self-directed trader/investor.
  2. Market Basics & Dynamics: a structured approach to understanding positioning and context.
  3. Road-map: realistic expectations, building a plan and tracking performance.
  4. Practical Implications: understanding leverage/position sizing, track-record, compounding and the bigger picture.
  5. Guiding Principles & Key Reminders: summary and continuous improvement.
  6. Understanding Support/Resistance: trading around price action and setup basics.
  7. 50 on Markets‘(part 1): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  8. 50 on Markets‘(part 2): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  9. 50 on Markets‘(part 3): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  10. Reviewing and detailing trade set-ups, execution and management.
This post most probably does not do justice to the depth of all the material we covered but as you know, we like to let the content find and attract the right audience. Needless to say, we feel that these webinars offer exceptional value for those really interested in setting themselves up to succeed in this business.
Should you be interested in having access to these session, please go to the Premium Page for more details on how to proceed.

New Foundational Session

Just a quick heads up to let you know that in the coming month (exact date still tbd) we will be holding a new Foundational Webinar Series Session.
If you were thinking about signing up for the series, this is a good time to do so as you will have the chance to attend this next webinar live and therefore also benefit from the live Q&A.
The main focus of this session will be to review and detail the main trade setups we focus on in the the Daily Webinar Group.
If you have had access to the past sessions, please do not hesitate to reach out if you want to be put on the list for the invite to this next event.
Hope to see you there 😉

FINAL: Foundational Webinar Series

We set out to try and put together a series of webinars which could serve as a foundation for both novice and more experienced traders.

The aim was not to present a specif strategy, method or definitive guide to trading but rather, a set of guiding principals which would serve to try and set traders on a structured and unbiased path with realistic expectations.

Our focus was on moving away from the notion that there is a secret system, magical indicator and/or quick way to make consistent exaggerated returns. We wanted to help traders embrace the understanding that with a structured approach, dedication and the right expectations, it is indeed possible to achieve good risk adjusted returns.

Risk control and patience will ultimately lead to superior returns but in order for these returns to be sustainable over time, this has to be done through a slow and steady approach, respecting the profession of trading/investing.

In these 9 webinar sessions we covered:

  1. Business of Trading / Trading as a Business: focusing on re-framing your mind and expectations as a self-directed trader/investor.
  2. Market Basics & Dynamics: a structured approach to understanding positioning and context.
  3. Road-map: realistic expectations, building a plan and tracking performance.
  4. Practical Implications: understanding leverage/position sizing, track-record, compounding and the bigger picture.
  5. Guiding Principles & Key Reminders: summary and continuous improvement.
  6. Understanding Support/Resistance: trading around price action and setup basics.
  7. 50 on Markets‘(part 1): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  8. 50 on Markets‘(part 2): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.
  9. 50 on Markets‘(part 3): an in-depth conversation expanding on these key 50 thoughts on markets, trading and trader psychology.

This post most probably does not do justice to the depth of all the material we covered but as you know, we like to let the content find and attract the right audience.

If you are unfamiliar with our approach, there is a lot of content to explore on the blog that will no doubt help you get a feel for our style. Furthermore, the Interview Category is probably the best place to start for a look into what to expect from this Foundational Series.

Should you be interested in having access to these session, please go to the Learn Page for more details on how to proceed.

Lastly, if you have or once you have access to these session and if you feel they may benefit anyone else, please consider sharing this post as this is the best way to get what we believe to be a right and responsible message out in the open.

Wishing everyone all the best,

50

Updated Foundational Package

Just a heads up for blog readers that there will be a substantial change to the way the Foundational Webinar Series will be packaged.

You can see the details of the current offer on the Learn page and should you want to lock in the present price point, this is the time to do it or at least before next Sunday when the changes will be made.

This is a great opportunity/resource for dedicated students that are willing to put in the time and effort to internalize this recorded content.

Foundational Session: 50 on Markets

If you were thinking of signing up to the Weekly Webinar Sessions, I would suggest you do so sooner rather than later.
On Wednesday September 28th (timing tbc), we will be holding a special webinar where we discuss and elaborate on 50 on Markets series. As usual, subscribers to the weekly sessions get invited to attend these foundational sessions live and therefore, can also benefit from the Q&A function throughout  the webinar.
This session will be added to the Foundational Series, taking the total series run-time to over 7 hours.
Should you be interest, you can find more details on the Learn Page > LINK
If you purchased the foundational series in the past and would like to receive a complementary invite to this new webinar, please use the contact form to get in touch so that you can be added to the invite list.

Updated Foundational Webinar Series

We set out to try and put together a series of webinars which could serve as a foundation for both novice and more experienced traders.

The aim was not to present a specif strategy, method or definitive guide to trading but rather, a set of guiding principals which would serve to try and set traders on a structured and unbiased path with realistic expectations.

Our focus was on moving away from the notion that there is a secret system, magical indicator and/or quick way to make consistent exaggerated returns. We wanted to help traders embrace the understanding that with a structured approach, dedication and the right expectations, it is indeed possible to achieve good risk adjusted returns.

Risk control and patience will ultimately lead to superior returns but in order for these returns to be sustainable over time, this has to be done through a slow and steady approach, respecting the profession of trading/investing.

In these 6 webinar sessions we covered:

  1. Business of Trading / Trading as a Business: focusing on re-framing your mind and expectations as a self-directed trader/investor.
  2. Market Basics & Dynamics: a structured approach to understanding positioning and context.
  3. Road-map: realistic expectations, building a plan and tracking performance.
  4. Practical Implications: understanding leverage/position sizing, track-record, compounding and the bigger picture.
  5. Guiding Principles & Key Reminders: summary and continuous improvement.
  6. New Session: Understanding Support/Resistance: trading around price action and setup basics.

This post most probably does not do justice to the depth of all the material we covered but as you know, we like to let the content find and attract the right audience.

If you are unfamiliar with our approach, there is a lot of content to explore on the blog that will no doubt help you get a feel for our style. Furthermore, the Interview Category is probably the best place to start for a look into what to expect from this Foundational Series.

Should you be interested in having access to these session, please go to the Learn Page for more details on how to proceed.

Lastly, if you have or once you have access to these session and if you feel they may benefit anyone else, please consider sharing this post as this is the best way to get what we believe to be a right and responsible message out in the open.

Wishing everyone all the best,

50