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Desire To Trade Podcast | Forex Trading Tips & Interviews with Highly Successful Traders

This podcast is all about developing Forex trading skills for more freedom! My name is Etienne Crete (from Montreal, Canada). I'm a swing Forex trader and help aspiring Forex traders develop a trading method that works for them so they can produce income allowing them to live with more freedom. What you must know: I'm all for trading foreign exchange, but I think freedom is much more important than time spent in front of your computer. I blog at www.desiretotrade.com and host the Desire To Trade Podcast. I was fed up with the “fake” millionaire traders and the “get-rich-quick-trading guys”. That's why you can expect more free content from me than what other people charge for! If you truly want to succeed in Forex trading, I believe you need to keep working on yourself so you can improve your strengths, but also your weaknesses. Do not focus solely on what you're good at. I'll help you do that! The Desire To Trade Podcast has for goal to help you develop Forex trading skills for more freedom. I interview successful traders from around the world. My focus is on providing you with lessons from my personal trading experience and my conversations as I trade and travel around the globe.
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Aug 14, 2017

London Session Forex Day Trader Made Profitable – Show Notes

Show notes: http://www.desiretotrade.com/105/

In episode 105 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Kevin Hunt, a Forex day trader who specializes in trading the London session. He is driven by location independence and has been trading his own fund since 2013.

What's impressive about Kevin Hunt's story is how quick he was able to get on the right track after surrounding himself with traders.

At the moment, Kevin runs a London session trading room in the Price Action Traders Institute along with Kim Krompass.

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In This Interview, You'll Learn…

  • The trading style applied to London's Forex session.
  • The story of Kevin - starting to trade from India by meeting interesting people.
  • How to react when your method doesn't work for you.
  • How Kevin realized he was a successful Forex day trader.
  • The importance of continual improvement.
  • How to deal with losing sequences in day trading
    • Developing the skill of walking away
  • An important lesson on expectations.
  • The habits to develop if you want to trade better.
  • A great lesson on using rewards & punishments: Kevin tells the story of a trader who had rewards & punishments at the end of the week/month depending on the respect of her trading plan.
  • The things Kevin Hunt did really wrong - so you can avoid them!
  • And much more!

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“The moment you enter a trade, it has a 50% chance of being wrong.” – Kevin Hunt

Resources Mentioned

Join The Price Action Traders Institute (PATI)

Kevin Hunt teaches in the Price Action Traders Institute (PATI) along with Kim Krompass. 

By entering the promo code DTT10OFF, you will get 10% off for the PATI membership.

To Join the PATI Membershiphttps://priceactiontradersinstitute.com/register/pati-full-membership/

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Aug 7, 2017

Freedom Lifestyle Forex Trading – Show Notes

Show notes: http://desiretotrade.com/104/

In episode 104 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I re-interview Andrew Mitchem, a Forex trader & coach who has successfully created a "freedom lifestyle" through Forex trading.

What's nice about Andrew's style is how he combines multiple time frames and manages to spend little time trading on a daily basis.

I personally learned a lot from Andrew and he was the very first person who agreed to be interviewed on my podcast. He personally taught me The Money Management Principle Most Traders Don't Know About.

The Forex trading freedom lifestyle Andrew Mitchem developed for himself is very inspiring and I could personally still learn new things from that interview - in which we dive deep on trading strategies & the methods used in the Forex market.

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In This Interview, You'll Learn…

  • The technical trading tools Andrew uses on a daily basis
  • How to enter continuation trades for a better result
  • Why & how trading uncommon time-frames (6hr, 8hr, etc.)
  • How Andrew's trading style changes when traveling
  • How to use round numbers and why they work on all currency pairs
  • Some advanced trading strategies for taking profits
  • What Andrew does uniquely in trading
  • Some of the worst trading mistakes
  • What Andrew thinks is necessary to win a trading competition
  • What is an acceptable drawdown
  • And much more!

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“Keep your risk low per trade and make percentages (not pips)” – Andrew Mitchem

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Jul 31, 2017

The Fascinating Story Of An Institutional Forex Trader – Show Notes

In episode 103 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Forex trader Tony Sycamore, an ex-institutional trader with a fascinating story in the market.

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Tony started studying technical analysis more than 20 years ago while working for Macquarie Bank on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE). That was where Tony’s passion for the markets was fuelled.

In 2003, his ongoing study of markets and technical analysis enabled him to become part of the Proprietary Trading Group at Goldman Sachs. Tony was fortunate enough to learn from working with and watching some of the best financial minds in the business. Trading mainly foreign exchange (FX), he posted strong returns on capital, in particular in 2007 and 2008, before leaving the firm in 2009 to transition into FX sales with BNP Paribas (BNPP). He has spent the last five years at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

While at CBA and BNPP, Tony wrote and published the Weekly FX Technical Report containing technical analysis, trade ideas, and opinions. The report earned a strong following from a variety of clients, including fund managers, hedge funds, balance sheets, central banks and large corporates all over the world. 

I personally found it very interesting to speak with Tony and to discover more about the world of an institutional Forex trader and how Tony was able to make his mark in it.

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“Every battle is won before it's ever fought.” – Sun Tzu

“When you marry technical analysis to fundamental analysis, that gives you a very strong edge.” – Tony Sycamore

“If you look off to your downside, your upside will take care of itself.” – Tony Sycamore

In This Interview, You'll Learn…

  • What made Tony pick Forex as the market to trade
  • How & why focusing on technical analysis makes you stand out
  • The differences between trading on your own and for an institution
  • The role of correlation analysis for an institutional Forex trader
  • Timeframe transitions Tony Sycamore went through over time
  • From Rugby to Forex trading
  • How to react when your view of the market is tested
  • How and why to create new trading strategies over time
  • What should your focus be in this new trading/finance industry
  • How to decide what to trade in the Forex market
  • What indicators technical institutional Forex traders look at
  • Why a return of 25% per year is awesome
  • The typical win rate of an ex-institutional Forex trader
  • The worst month to trade
  • What's unique with Tony Sycamore's trading
  • And much more!

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Jul 24, 2017

Massive Success As A Digital Nomad Forex Trader – Show Notes

In episode 102 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Forex trader Navin Prithyani, a digital nomad Forex trader who I had the chance to meet in Bangkok, Thailand to record this episode.

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Navin has been trading Forex for well over a decade. During this time he went through all the phases of a successful trader and through all the hardships to reach every next phase. These days Navin is giving back to the trading community by teaching his knowledge to both new and experienced traders. During this process, he also discovered that he also has a talent for teaching.

It was nice connecting with Navin as we share a common vision for the trading education industry. We both want to make a positive impact. In addition, both Navin and I met our mentors in unexpected circumstances.

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“Learn from your mistakes and do not give up!” – Navin Prithyani

“The reason it took me 6-7 years is: I kept changing my system.” – Navin Prithyani

In This Interview, You'll Learn…

  • How Navin started in trading - by looking for Forex signals
  • The basis behind Navin's technical analysis
  • Navin's trading style today and how it evolved
  • The definition of real supply and demand in the Forex market
  • How to break the psychological barrier that prevents to scale up your trading
  • The power of proper journaling in trading
  • What is the utility of courses in the Forex trading industry (there are so many of them!)
  • How the mentality of most Forex traders is preventing you from succeeding
  • Some keys to trading while traveling
    • Having a morning routine
    • Not looking too much at the charts
  • How most traders miss the big moves in the Forex market
  • The work you must do to see a difference in your trading
  • Whether Navin regrets dropping out of college
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned

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Jul 17, 2017

Street Smart: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets – Show Notes

See in your browser: http://desiretotrade.com/101/

In episode 101 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview legendary investor Jim Rogers, a man with an immense passion for the markets and the discovering world. 

Mr. Rogers has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records twice: once for his 1990-92 world trip covering 100,000 miles across six continents on motorcycle and next for his world trip from 1999-2002 (through 116 countries in a custom-made Mercedes).

Jim Rogers is the author of multiple books, including Street Smart: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets. That book had a big influence on me as Jim describes his experience of traveling through the world while running a hedge fund. It was particularly inspiring to hear about Jim Rogers' adventures around the world, as well as his opinion of Asia vs. America.

Today, Mr. Rogers offers multiple conferences a year, a lot of them being in China. His website contains an updated schedule of his next destinations.

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"Think independently" - Jim Rogers (click to tweet)

"If you don't know anything to do, do nothing." - Jim Rogers (click to tweet)

"I don't look at technical analysis. I don't really know how." - Jim Rogers

Questions/Topics Covered…

  • Why Jim Rogers moved to Singapore 10 years ago
  • How Mr. Rogers has learned from the market instead of school
  • The lessons Mr. Rogers learned early-on in the markets & why this was a good thing
  • How Jim Rogers survived after losing everything in the market
  • How to spot opportunities in the market
  • Jim Roger's view of Asia & specifically China
  • What to do when traveling to learn from the place you are at
  • How to do strong research for investing
  • The best way to learn according to Jim Rogers & how to keep going
  • The benefits of traveling & the worst times
  • And much more!

Books by Jim Rogers

1994: Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers.

2003: Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip.

2004: Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market.

2007: A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market.

2009: A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons For Life And Investing.

2013: Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets.

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Jul 10, 2017

Success of a Forex Price Action Day Trader – Show Notes

See in your browser: http://desiretotrade.com/100/

In episode 100 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I sit down with Kim Krompass for a follow-up interview. She previously appeared in episode 46 of the podcast.

Kim Krompass is a Forex price action day trader living in California. She is a great example of what a good day trader is by carefully getting prepared every morning for the trading day.

For this second interview, I wanted to get more details on things that have made Kim a successful Forex day trader. We focused a little more on the tool Kim uses as well as what she thinks aspiring Forex day traders can do to start seeing more results.

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"Consistency as a trader is a state of mind. Once you understand, that's the day you start to turn around." - Kim Krompass (click to tweet)

Questions/Topics Covered…

  • What is new since the last interview? Has anything changed?
  • What does your day trader morning routine look like?
  • If you were to travel, how would you adapt your day trading activities? Would it be different?
  • What is your favorite trade setup? 
  • How do you handle the bad days that come with trading?
  • As an educator, would you be willing to share your trading results? If not, why? 
  • Do you believe in the value of trading signals?
  • Why do you think some traders still don’t succeed after taking on a trading course/program?
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned

Kim Krompass' trading journal:

Kim Krompass' trading journal explained

An example of trading results:

https://twitter.com/priceactionkim/status/877619493060591616

Price Action Trader Institute Special Offer

By entering the promo code DTT10OFF, you will get 10% off the membership for the PATI membership.

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Jul 3, 2017

Mastering Trading Fundamentals – Show Notes

See in your browser: http://desiretotrade.com/099/

In episode 99 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Troy Bombardia, a hedge fund manager who trades the S&P 500 ETF's based on quantitative models that combine fundamentals and technicals.

 

What I like a lot about Troy is his emphasis on not being concerned too much by short-term returns. He, with the help of his model, places very few trades a year and has a strong focuses on the long. 

Troy came on the podcast to share about what it's like to run a hedge fund as well as how to interpret the markets (Stocks & Forex) with a fundamental perspective.

He described very clearly how someone can start mastering trading fundamentals in the Forex market by looking at one simple thing: the money flow. In other words, where the money is going.

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“Work hard, it's not how smart you are. It's about how hard you work” – Troy Bombardia

“If you're not really sure about a trade, don't take that trade.” – Troy Bombardia

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • Starting to trade in high school
  • How Troy manages his trades to capture the big market movement
  • What made Troy decided to go long-term trading the S&P index
  • How to adapt to the currency market & mastering trading fundamentals
  • The Fundamentals you need to understand in Forex
  • How to define the long-term direction of the market & benefiting from it
  • The resources to get your news whenever you need them
  • And much more!

Books Recommended

Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders by Jack Schwager

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

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Jun 26, 2017

Starting To Trade Professionally With $300,000 – Show Notes

In episode 98 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Michael Melissinos, a trader who started to trade professionally with $300,000 and now trades for over 30 investors from around the world.

Michael accepted to come on the podcast to share with us how he got started trading professionally at a fairly early age as well as how he progressed and convinced more investors to invest in his trading activities.

He is of the opinion that traders are better to start early. Michael ensured that he was ready to trade for other people by doing a lot of work up-front. That's the key for anyone who's looking to trade professionally.

This is a must-listen interview if you are looking to trade professionally and manage money for other people!

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“Know yourself before you start to trade.” – Michael Melissinos

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Michael got his first $300,000 to trade
  • Why Michael didn't want to trade for an institution
  • How to build proper trading system that you trust
  • What a typical day looks like in the life of a long-term trader
  • How Michael handles the tough times (when he doesn't produce money for his investors)
  • How to present your trading to investors so they invest more easily
  • What Michael is doing to improve his trading portfolio
  • And much more!

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Jun 19, 2017

This is a special edition of the Desire To Trade Podcast.

In episode 97 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I get interviewed by George Papasov and share my experience on how I got to trade Forex and travel.

I recorded with George a two-part interview. In the second part (this podcast episode), I get interviewed. George asks for my best tips for traders who look to trade Forex and travel.

If you haven't listened to the first part in which I interview George, check it out here

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"I spend more time waiting than trading" - Etienne Crete 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How & why I got started in Forex trading.
  • The results of my first trip and what I changed for my 2nd trip.
  • My #1 advice for traders who want to travel.
  • What happens when you get back home after a trip where you trade Forex and travel.
  • My trading and traveling routine & strategy
  • How I set my stop loss with percentages and why that's essential for my success.
  • How you need to see this business today if you want to trade Forex and travel while you trade for other people. 
  • And much more!

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Jun 12, 2017

This is a special edition of the Desire To Trade Podcast.

096 Trading While Traveling & Professional Futures Trading Tips - George Papasov

In episode 96 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I sit down for an interview series with George Papasov, a professional futures trader who spent a considerable amount of time trading while traveling these past months.

I recorded with George a two-part interview. In the first part (this podcast episode), I interview George and ask him his best tip for traders who look to trade and travel. However, we also touch on topics that you guys asked me to cover in the Facebook group. Those include trading routines, strategies used, advice for struggling traders, and much more!

If you haven't listened to the first interview I did with George, I recommend you take a look first at episode 066. This covers George's background as well as what he did to get to the level of trading futures professionally.

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"I've never lost a trade I haven't taken." - George Papasov

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • What is George's background and how he got to trade profitably
  • How George built his mobile trading desk
  • A professional futures trader's advice on day trading while traveling
  • The trading strategy George uses on a daily basis
  • How/when to change the position size for a strategy that underperforms
  • The pre-trading routines recommended for day traders
  • The post-trading routines recommended for day traders
  • What you need to know before jumping into the futures market
  • How to use correlations in the futures market
  • The best advice if you are STILL losing money trading
  • And much more!

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Jun 5, 2017

In episode 95 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Rauan Khassan, a hard-working Forex trader who has been involved in the market since 2011. Rauan has been through the various steps of successful Forex trading, and has been able to get to a level where he trades other people's money.

In September 2015, Rauan joined TradingView, a leading social trading network that unites more than 1,500,000 traders online, where he oversees regional versions development.

In this interview, we tackle the Rauan's role at TradingView. He has seen first-hand how strong the gap is between being a great analyst and a great trader. His perspective on the currency market and trading other people's money make Rauan an excellent guest to go through how he was able to step into managing money.

If you have a full-time job, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Rauan explains how he is personally involved in day trading while working at TradingView. He goes in-depth on the topic of reaching our personal trading targets month by month. He shares how he manages to trade both a conservative and aggressive trading strategy. That is a sure way to help you reach your trading goals faster.

 

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

"Mistakes comes from a very serious problem, people tend to overestimate their knowledge and underestimate their potential of being wrong." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Being a good analyst helps you become a good trader, but being a good analyst does not guarantee you'll be a good trader." - Rauan Khassan

"Publishing your ideas is a good way of the self-organization." - Rauan Khassan

"Don’t underestimate the importance of consistent trading." - Rauan Khassan

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • One big change that Rauan made in his trading to feel better
  • How Rauan started to trade for other people
  • Why successful Forex trading is about giving up or accepting the returns
  • Why it's crucial for a Forex trader to have multiple accounts
  • How to use Darwinex & how it works to manage money as you trade
  • How to create an aggressive and conservative trading strategy for yourself
  • The CRUCIAL difference between being a great analyst and a trader
  • How to use the risk/reward ratio for best results in Forex trading
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

  • Trading View: this is the must-use Forex charting website I use on a daily basis.
  • Darwinex: website discussed in the interview for trading other people's money.

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May 29, 2017

Gino Topini Trader Interview

In episode 94 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Gino Topini, a Forex, stocks & crypto-currency trader based in London, UK. This man is one of the smartest traders I've met.

Gino has what I'd call a master drive to speed up his success in trading and he does it the right way. While I met him at the China Forex Expo in Shenzhen, I understood that Gino has taken sort of the "smart way to successful trading", which is very uncommon to start with.

Starting to trade in 2007, he decided to go on his own in his trading Forex trading journey, and therefore spent more time studying and practicing his craft in the market on a daily basis.

Gino is also the co-ower of a business named Mj Web Studio LTD, which specializes in SEO, copywriting and web development. That is an excellent example of creating multiple streams of income and not putting all your eggs in one basket (one of Gino's advice).

Throughout this interview, we went together for the basic of trading that the trader so often tends to forget. Gino shares his personal ways of trading currencies, how he came up with winning trading strategies and some deep knowledge of crypto-currencies, mainly Bitcoins, as nowadays the market seem to offer a great opportunity for profit.

Here's a key takeaway:

"Trading is about loving what you are doing, interact with best traders and  trying new strategies."

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

"Do not put all your eggs in one basket, diversify what you do and surely you won't have any trouble in the future." - Gino Topini

"Every trader is different from another, so everyone needs to find its own strategies to trade." - Gino Topini

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How to start trading (and take it seriously)
  • The easy way to diversify your trading
  • How Gino dealt with the fear of losing real money
  • How long-term & short-term trading methods vary
  • Why & how to create your own trading strategy
  • What the process of continually testing trading strategies look like
  • How you can get disciplined to just follow the plan
  • How to run a business & trade at the same time
  • Why Gino insists on having a business (not a 9-to-5 job!)
  • How Gino Topini trades crypto-currencies on eToro

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

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May 22, 2017

In episode 93 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Stacey Burke, a Forex trader who has learned about trading the hard way while blowing up some small accounts and making all the mistakes most losing traders make. 

Through that process, however, he has able to identify where the real problems were in his trading and how he could finally turn the corner to become one of the few profitable traders.

Coming from a sporting background in ice hockey and Ironman triathlon, hard work and a competitive nature are some of the attributes he believes are necessary to succeed in Forex trading.

Stacey gives credit to other great traders for his success. Brent Penfold's advice on being "the best loser", but he also implemented things in his daily routine to help him continually keep getting better at the process of trading. Like Mike Bellafiore says "how good can we get?"

Here's a key takeaway:

"Trading mastery is a journey, not a destination. Focus on constant progress, NOT perfection." (click to tweet!)

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Share This! Top Quotes From This Interview

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." - Sun Tzu

"Focus on being a good loser and having asymmetrical risk/reward opportunities." -Stacey Burke

"Keep it simple and learn how to lose." - Stacey Burke

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Stacey went through 10 years of losing trades without stopping - and how he recovered
  • The Forex trading habits and rituals that Stacey go through on a daily basis
  • How to really learn from other traders - because you can't simply copy
  • Why expecting to lose trades is powerful
  • The importance of having a solid trading journal and how Stacey does his
  • Some of the best lessons from traders around the world
  • Why teaching and sharing makes you a more successful Forex trader
  • The more you trade the more you are likely to make mistakes
  • How Stacey uses paper notebooks - I do the same!
  • One thing Stacey wished he knew when he started to trade
  • How to create an asymmetrical edge in the market
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

  • Edgewonk: the trading journal Stacey and many traders use on a daily basis. Enter "dtt20" at checkout to get 10% off and a 3-month complete membership of the Desire To TRADE Academy.
  • Dr. Brett Steenbarger's blog: a great resource to grow in the field of trading psychology with daily content.
  • Peter Brandt: a trader Stacey gives a lot of credit to for sharing his experience and knowledge.

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May 15, 2017

In episode 92 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Kiana Danial a trader with a special emphasis on building her portfolio over time. She is helping people grow their wealth by investing.

Here it's not a matter of getting rich quickly. Instead, Kiana looks at the market from a long-term perspective and that's how she saw most of her success in trading. What's most interesting about Kiana's trading style, however, is that she is still very involved in the market. She usually knows what's going on and what it's best to look at.

Kiana confirms the idea that successful trading isn't a full-size-fits-all activity. You cannot expect to succeed by copying other people. As a matter of fact, those who see the most success in trading understand who they are.

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“Patience is a profitable virtue” - Kiana Danial

“Know yourself, know your financial situation, know your goals, and know your portfolio” - Kiana Danial

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How she started to trade from Japan and made her first $10,000 in one trade

  • How Kiana sees trading as part of her financial plan
  • How she realized day trading wasn’t for her

  • Why the odds are against you in day trading

  • How to find out your risk tolerance
  • Defining the type of portfolio you own

  • Whether to consider fundamentals vs. technicals in various markets

  • How to evaluate your trading portfolio & do market reviews

  • What happens when you add to your positions (i.e. scaling in)
  • Taking partial profits & what it does to your trading account.

  • Why you can't copy people and expect to succeed in trading

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

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May 8, 2017

In episode 91 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Mike Tedeschi, a day and swing trader running a portfolio as well as a trading chatroom. At the time of the interview, he has been trading for himself for over 6 years.

Mike looks at the investment world through a contrarian lens. By going against the herd, he positions himself to achieve the largest possible returns in the quickest time frame with the least amount of risk.

One of the topics we touch on is the need for a trading plan. Mike, like me, has also been developing a trading playbook that contains multiple trading strategies he uses on a daily basis based on how the market moves.

We also touched on the topic of trading alerts. As the main takeaway, you can make money in the market without being involved in the market at all times. There are times when the market isn't producing anything worth trading and that is where you need to be able to step away. There are absolutely no reasons to go in the market when there are no trades.

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"Prices are never too high to begin buying or too low to begin selling" -Jesse Livermore

"If you can't make money on the leaders, you can't make money in the market"

If you treat trading like a hobby it's going to pay like a hobby.

There are no reasons to go in the market when there are no trades.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Mike started to trade from Japan
  • The types of mistakes traders make at the beginning
  • The 3 most important aspects of trading
  • How to overcome the fear of losing money
  • The analogy of flipping a coin in risk management
  • EXACTLY how Mike trades intraday and swing
  • How Mike uses a trading plan, playbook, and checklist
  • The types of behaviours that are costing most money to traders
  • Why Mike doesn't give that much importance to backtesting
  • Why you can't rely on news to trade at all times
  • Why you can't look at the market as an ATM
  • How to avoid trading all the time - how to use alerts like a pro!
  • How to increase your ratio of successful trades
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned In This Interview

  1. FINVIZ: a free financial visualization tool (i.e. mostly stock screener)

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May 1, 2017

In episode 90 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview David Bergstrom, a trader and a pro when it comes to creating strong systematic trading strategies and testing them.

David has been developing a software that helps traders test trading strategies in a matter of a few hours, so I was curious about the process he undertakes to truly validate an edge in the market.

Trading over 100 strategies at this point, David also has a solid process he goes through wen it comes to deciding what exactly to trade. That is a great lesson for any trader.

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"Test everything" - David Bergstrom

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • The jump from manual to automated trading
  • How David tests everything he trades
  • How to trade over 100 trading strategies on multiple markets
  • The lessons David got from Wall Street
  • The importance of having different types of trading strategies
  • The type of trading strategies that work well with algorithmic trading
  • How you do one thing is the way you do everything.
  • And much more!

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Apr 27, 2017

Several months ago, I stopped using my favorite charting platform - Meta Trader 4 at the time - to do all my technical analysis on TradingView. After being asked on several occasions, I thought it was time for me to come up with a TradingView review and to discuss the things I like and don't like about the online charting platform.

What Is TradingView?

To start with, I just want to ensure I eliminate the confusion about what TradingView is and isn't. In short, it's an online portal with charts...but it doesn't stop there. TradingView is an entire social/trader's network where anyone can publish a trade idea.

For some notable people to follow (if you have any recommendations, let me know!):

The first thing I must point out is that TradingView is accessible pretty much anywhere (by that I mean it isn't blocked in China, and you can access it even from a mobile device).

3 Reasons To Use TradingView

Ability To Draw Anything On Any Chart

TradingView Review - Draw on charts

I'm a really visual person, and I felt kind of limited by the idea that I could only draw horizontal/vertical lines in Meta Trader 4.

I know there are a couple of different shapes and other tools in Meta Trader, but TradingView is way ahead.

Whenever I want to explain something to someone or draw for my own reference (where I think the price will go), I take the pen inside TradingView to draw freely.

Not only that but literally all the trading tools you could ever think of placing on your chart are there. Not that I'm a fan of complicating things, but I know people who have complicated trading styles.

Although it can be challenging to draw with a computer mouse, you end up getting used to it, and that allows you not to forget anything anymore.

Ability To Split Your Screen Into Many Synced Up Charts

TradingView Review - Multiple Charts

Depending on your trading style, you might need to look at multiple time frames prior to entering a trade. 

That can be a real pain! Often you need to click a button and switch back and forth between the time frames. Or, you can open up multiple charts in advance, in which case your drawings/indicators will only appear on one chart.

TradingView makes looking at the timeframes much easier by allowing you to see multiple charts on the same screen.

What's even better is that your drawings can be synced up on all charts if you choose to. 

Then, whenever you look at various currency pairs from your watchlist, you can lock the timeframes you selected so that they remain the same whatever you look at. 

That's probably my favorite thing in TradingView! But there's one more thing I want to mention...

 

Accountability By Publishing Your Trade Ideas

TradingView Review - Accountability

Accountability is precious. I've personally seen traders significantly improved when they started sharing what they were doing with other traders. 

Some experienced traders even go as far as sharing their stats every month with their wife or husband. That way they feel accountable to someone, and it pushed them to work harder.

What's great is that, in the case you don't have anyone to keep you accountable, the online world becomes an amazing resource.

TradingView has a social function through which you can publish trade ideas. Those ideas are images of potential trades based on your analysis. Publishing those trade ideas forces you to make sure that you respect the analysis part of your plan. 

And the fact that TradingView is such a big platform makes it very likely that people will interact with your trade ideas, perhaps creating an opportunity for you to learn from other traders as well.

 

3 Reasons Not To Use TradingView

You Have To Pay For Some Basics Features

As TradingView offers some amazing features, a fraction of them is reserved for paid members. For instance, a screen with multiple charts will require you to purchase a Pro subscription

For me, that's not much of a problem because I expect I'll need to pay if I want a very solid tool. However, it has to be mentioned as one of the reasons new traders may abstain from using TradingView.

You'll Need To Have 2 Platforms At All Times

TradingView by itself isn't a trading platform through which you can place trades. While it is true that TradingView associated with some brokers like Oanda and FXCM, in most cases you won't be able to enter your trades from the charting platform itself.

That means you'll be required (pretty much all the time) to use your broker's platform in addition to TradingView. It can be a bit confusing at first, especially when you're used to doing everything with one platform.

Charts Don't Always Sync Up

One of the troubles I have seen on TradingView is that you never really know whether the drawings you made on your chart got saved. Sometimes, closing your browser too fast makes you lose all your recent analysis work. 

 

TradingView Plans

Right now, TradingView offers 4 plans with different advantages.  Although I am aware that these plans might change, here's a quick breakdown of what they include at the moment:

  • Free: good for one chart at a time with indicators.
  • Pro: great option to start and add a few more features to your experience (at $9.95/month)
  • Pro Plus: pretty much all the features a trader could need and it's unlimited (that's the plan I'm on)
  • Premium: includes a couple of fancy features such as SMS alerts

TradingView Plans

 

Is TradingView For You?

For me, I think it became a must. When I travel, there's no way I'll run Meta Trader 4 on my Mac as it consumes way too much battery. Having a website I can easily access makes it easier to load a chart quickly and close it whenever I want. I can draw anything and share it with "anyone" (I include my trading journal in 'anyone').

However, if you're always trading at home or on a PC, TradingView might not mean the same thing. It's up to you to see whether you'll truly benefit from it - although I doubt you won't.

You Turn...

I hope this TradingView review has helped you understand what that tool was all about. I could go on and on talking about the things I like about the platform, but there are also other things not to like. That's why I need your help!

Are you an active user of TradingView? What do you like/dislike about it? Comment below and we can chat!

Disclosure: I am not paid by TradingView to write this post. I just love the tool :) This post may contain affiliate links. I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase something from a link we post. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything. This small percentage just helps me produce more content and shows me you care about what I do. I'll always appreciate your support!

Apr 24, 2017

In episode 89 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Mandi Pour Rafsendjani, a trader & coach that was recommended to me by a listener of the podcast.

Mandi shared some really important insights on what she considers to be the pillars of your success in trading. She has already helped and coached a lot of traders by showing them why they act a certain way and how to evolve to the next level of trading. 

What amazes me the most is how Mandi simplifies the things that make traders successful into a 3-part framework, which she detailed during the interview. 

More About Mandi Pour Rafsendjani

Mandi Pour Rafsendjani has been an active trader in the financial markets for over 15 years, trading a variety of instruments such as Equities, Futures and CFD’s (SNP500, Dow Jones [Emini], XJO, DAX, Commodities and Forex).


Today she is not only an active trader specializing in the German DAX and Forex, she is also a highly trained coach helping traders worldwide on the subjects of Trading Performance, Strategy Improvement, Increasing Profits, releasing Blockages around Money and Self-Sabotaging Behaviour, applying cutting edge tools from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Meta Dynamics ™, Neuro-Science and Behavioural Finance blending in elements from Buddhism, Mindfulness and Yogic Principles.

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"Every successful trader has a dark past & every losing trader has a bright future."

"Tell me your goals and I know your dreams, tell me your standards and I know what you'll achieve in life."

"Be efficient with your time and show kindness to others."

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • What a trading strategy should be composed on.
  • How to really trade for your personality.
  • What the 3 pillars of your success in trading are.
    • Mindset, Behavioral finance, Performance.
  • How to work on each pillar of success.
  • How to focus on the process.
  • The importance of not getting down on yourself for the lack of success.
  • How you do one thing is the way you do everything.
  • And much more!

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Resources Mentioned In This Episode

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Apr 17, 2017

In episode 88 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Zaheer Anwari, a Forex trader specialized into Forex long-term trend trading based in the UK.

Zaheer is of the opinion that traders can exponentially increase their trading returns by trading multiple markets. The goal is to focus on where the movements are happening (where there's a high volatility).

More about Zaheer Anwari

Zaheer Anwari is a full-time trader. Using technical analysis, he has mastered how to repeatedly take advantage of long -erm trends in minutes a day using the daily and weekly time frame. His journey from novice to full-time trader is attributed to the time spent and knowledge gained from his.

 

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"The stock market is device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient" - Warren Buffett

"Seek knowledge over marketing." - Zaheer Anwari

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Zaheer looks at multiple markets to trade
  • What the day of a Forex long-term trend trader looks like
  • Zaheer Anwari's Forex long-term trend trading strategy
  • Things you can do when the market isn't moving much
  • What are the advantages of holding trades for a longer period
  • Where people get it wrong when it comes to Forex long-term trend trading
  • How to manage a trading watchlist
  • What a weekend analysis looks like for a Forex trader
  • What are some of the best tools to analyze how markets perform
  • How to get more of the right friends that will encourage you to succeed
  • And much more!

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Apr 10, 2017

In episode 87 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, we discuss exactly what you need to know to increase your trading capital as I interview Forex trader Raj Turner based in Kingston, Jamaica.

More about Raj Turner

Outside his trading, Raj is a trained Engineer & Certified Supply Chain Manager. As a trader of the major pairs in the Foreign Exchange Market, he looks for swing trades (medium term) as that's what he believes to be most profitable. He got in the market or the first time about 10 years ago and has recently won 7x the TopTradr financing for $10,000

Learn About TopTradr

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by someone from TopTradr and I liked the concept of their app, so I thought I'd include a small description of what they do with this podcast episode...

TopTradr is a companion app for your trading. It's designed to give you greater scope to realize your ambitions. By linking an MT4 account from one of their recommended brokers, the app ranks your profile versus other traders for a chance increase your trading capital and manage a $10,000 prop account. It's very easy to get involved: first create your profile, then link a trading account via a recommended broker and you can start trading.

>> Check Out TopTradr

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In This Episode, You'll Learn...

  • What a typical day looks like in the life of Raj
  • Managing to trade profitably with a full-time job
  • What TopTradr is about
  • The steps Raj had to go through to see consistency in his trading
  • The few things "hobby traders" have to overcome to get profitable
  • How to increase your trading capital progressively
  • The beauty of trading a bigger account
  • Simplifying your trading strategy to remember it easier
  • The power of being in a supportive community
  • And much more!

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Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Risk Of Ruin Calculator: I use the one from Chris Capre all the time!

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Apr 3, 2017

Stefanie Kammerman: A Female Stocks Day Trader On Dark Pool Trading & Discipline

In episode 86 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Stefanie Kammerman, is the founder of  The Stock Whisperer Trading Company, a published singer/ songwriter, an educator, a coach and a trader. Her journey in trading started back when she and her friend decided to attend a traders' event that led her to engage trading travel, teach and gain more money.

Show notes: http://www.desiretotrade.com/stefanie-kammerman/

More about Stefanie Kammerman

In just a year, she mastered the overnight trading system with the best traders and learned not to think about the money, but to only trade correctly. In fact, her first year of trading she won the trader of the year award. Now, she is popularly known as "The Stock Whisperer", doing workshops, teaching beginners and veteran traders all over the world on how to swing trade through her online training room, The Java Pit.

Throughout this interview, Stefanie shows her love and passion to trade that makes her happy that she don't want to miss a single minute in trading and her priceless goal is to change people's live.

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Bullish above, bearish below, no thinking. @VolumePrintcess

@VolumePrintcess's advice: Enjoy the process.

In This Episode, You'll Learn...

  • How Stefanie come across the trading market
  • What is dark pool trading
  • $SPY: Massive Dark Pool Level
  • Why sometimes the market comes up or down so much
  • The things that she learned that makes her a successful trader
  • What was her best trade
  • Transition:  from a successful multi-trader to coaching and teaching career
  • The key to spotting dark pools
  • The suggested dark pool software to be used for those interested
  • The key to giving you a successful trading rate
  • How Stefanie deals risk
  • Factors you're going to look at when dealing risk
  • How to identify the past and present market
  • Why she loves the day trading
  • The hardest part she noticed for the new traders 
  • Patience: knowing when to enter and not to enter
  • Testing and strategy to make more money
  • The positive traits that must have as a trader
  • Boot Camp: Reboot traders
  • And much more!

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Mar 27, 2017

Nenad Kerkez: Trading Small Accounts And Analyzing The Market Like A Pro

In episode 85 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Nenad Kerkez, is a Senior Technical Analyst and Lecturer at Admiral Markets, trader, author, and blogger.  First started in trading when he was 30 years old. He decided to engage much deeper into financial markets and stumble to Forex, the market he is now trading today.

Show notes: http://www.desiretotrade.com/nenad-kerkez/

More about Nenad Kerkez

Now, he is managing and running a thread on ForexFactory (Spider's Den) under the name of Tarantula (T@rantula). a Forex daily chart trader. He has an experience in Finance, Economics, Investments, Equities and the main contributor to winning the Best Educator award of 2016 at the UK Forex awards.

Moreover, he is also the Creator of CAMMACD Professional Price Action method. He's been in the top 10minfluential traders on the FF out on 400.000 traders total and his thread gain more than 4.200.000 visits since the inception. 

Throughout this interview, Nenad shows his expertise and love for financial markets as well as the methods he uses for analyzing and constantly following the markets as a trader.

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No one should start on just trading the live account immediately. @TarantulaFX 

@TarantulaFX's advice: Use the leverage in a smart way, go with low risk.

 

In This Episode, You'll Learn...

  • How Nenad's trading career started and how were his first few months as a trader
  • Why we can't beat the markets
  • How to trade with Demo accounts
  • Switching accounts: how Nenad decided to go from a Demo to Live account
  • How to treat smaller and bigger accounts to avoid loss
  • Leverage: one of biggest advantages of Forex Trading
  • Stuff to consider before trading
  • ROI: Money in the bank versus money in Forex Trading
  • The beginners' strategy and trading plan
  • What is Holy Grail of Forex Trading is all about
  • Tips on how to make a good trader
  • How Nenad manages risks
  • Advice for all traders
  • And much more!

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Mar 20, 2017

Siam Kidd: Trading The Daily Chart & Building Multiple Streams Of Income

In episode 84 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Siam Kidd, a Forex daily chart trader with a passion for building businesses. Siam has a very interesting story of how he transitioned into trading and how he had to learn to trade the hard way.

Today, however, Siam has used Forex trading as part of its other streams of income to become financially independent. His trading takes on from 5 to 10 minutes a day on average, which means that Siam has enough time to concentrate on other interests/passions/businesses.

Throughout this interview, Siam placed a lot of emphasis on the fact that replacing a full-time job with full-time trading is none sense. The goal of Forex trading is to increase the freedom in your life, and Siam Kidd sees trading as a stream of income.

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You need to be prepared to live like most won't so in the future you can live like most can't. @SiamKidd CLICK TO TWEET

You need to be diligent (i.e. your trading journal and stats) and nonchalant (not giving a sh** about your trades) CLICK TO TWEET

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • Siam’s trading and review routines
  • The changes needed to go from not profitable to making little money in trading
  • The changes needed to go from slightly profitable to making high returns in trading
  • What happens when you start to treat trading as a profession
  • How Siam maximizes his returns toward the end of the trading year
  • How to reduce the feedback loop problem of swing trading
  • The type of businesses Siam is interested in building
  • And much more!

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Mar 13, 2017

Kunal Desai: Success & Growth Factors In Your Trading Career

In episode 83 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Kunal Desai, a day trader by day and industry leading instructor by night. He is the Founder and Lead Instructor at Bulls on Wall Street and has helped thousands of traders reach their trading goals through his unique live trading courses since 2010.

I enjoyed seeing how passionate Kunal was about trading and helping people. He inspired me to work even harder when he said: "if you want to teach, you must be willing to work harder than your students". 

More About Kunal

Kunal began trading stocks during the Dotcom Boom, experiencing several ups and downs while growing his account and his knowledge of how the market works. It didn’t take very long for him to realize he had a passion for trading, and that he was particularly drawn to the excitement and profit potential of day and swing trading. While he grew his skill set through experience and self-education, it was mentorship under Paul Singh that really helped Kunal recognize his strengths and weaknesses, and develop a trading system that fit his personality and goals. 

After years spent trading and developing a winning trading system, Kunal founded Bulls on Wall Street to teach others how to take control of their financial destinies. It started with a chat room where Kunal could talk about the stocks he was trading and watching, and a series of blogs and videos to provide market analysis. The site grew from there, as Kunal began using his experiences as a trader and teacher to hold webinars and live trading course sessions. After years of trading and honing his system, Kunal created the Bulls Bootcamp, a comprehensive trading course to impart everything he’s learned as a trader and provide the mentorship that was so helpful to him as a new trader. 

Today, Kunal is still trading and teaching. He’s spoken at the Trader and Investor Summit, Traders4ACause gala event, been featured in numerous podcasts, and covered in the Huffington Post, BroBible, and Inc.com. In 2015, he spoke alongside market luminaries such as Peter Brandt, Jack Schwager, and James Dalton.

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Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

I'm gonna get better every day, attack the process, and the results will come when they come.

The minute you want the market to do something, it's gonna do the opposite.

In This Episode, You'll Learn...

  • Why Kunal follows volatility to decide what to trade
  • Why making money doesn't mean you make good trades
  • How Kunal built huge accounts and destroyed them
  • How to be "in-the-game" (in the top 5% of traders) quickly
  • How to spot the big moves in stocks
  • How to spot what's working right now
  • How to marry news with technical for a perfect match
  • The biggest challenged Kunal's student face & how they overcome them
  • The importance of mentorship in any endeavor
  • And much more!

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Resources Mentioned In The Interview

Get involved with Kunal's private mentoring and get a lifetime complimentary access to the Desire To Trade Academy!

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Mar 6, 2017

Miguel Tiexiera: Trading Forex While You Travel

Show notes: www.desiretotrade.com/miguel-tiexiera/

In episode 82 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Miguel Tiexiera, a Forex trend trader and active traveler who has spent years crafting his trading methodology allowing him to trade and travel the world at the same time.

I brought Miguel on the show specifically because he has the knowledge of what is necessary to develop so you can trade and travel at the same time. This is also what I’ve been particularly working on in the past 2 months.

More About Miguel

I opened my first trading account in 1995 and with a few weeks of basic training, I thought I was ready to trade! Within a month I blew my trading account! Realizing my errors; no risk management, lack of knowledge… I still had a desire to succeed as a trader. I then enrolled in The Chartered Market Technician program.

Over the next two years, I completed level I & II. During those two years, I didn’t trade as I had no capital! I spent many, many hours studying charts and the course material. Then in 1997, I got a job as a technical analyst on a forex desk with a bank and so began the next chapter in my trading career. I traded forex and interest rates over the next 12 years and in 2009 I left the bank to do some traveling.

In August of 2014 while on a cycle trip from London to Lisbon I was doing 2 things that I really enjoy, traveling and trading the financial markets using a trend following approach and that is where the name “Traveling Trend Trader” comes from.

I have since learned how to code trading systems and spend time doing research on new trading ideas, doing live broadcasts, writing blogs – all about trading of course and spending time in the DT community in between getting out on my bike and traveling.

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Traders who do not tolerate inactivity well will often find the need to trade even when there's no edge present.  CLICK TO TWEET

Be patient with yourself, your system, and stick to it. - @TraderMig CLICK TO TWEET

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How Miguel started to trade
  • Why not trading and waiting is often key
  • How to develop patience in trading
  • What you must put in place before you start trading Forex while you travel
  • How to deal with difficult trading times
  • The importance of learning how to code
  • How to get back on track when you lose your trading habits
  • How & why to keep researching trading ideas
  • How to look at trading over a long-time perspective
  • And much more!

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Resources Mentioned In The Interview

Edgewonk: Forex Trading Journal Software: purchase Edgewonk and you’ll get a complimentary access to the Desire To Trade Academy for free! Email me after your purchase so I can give you access.

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