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

May 16, 2016

In episode 40 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview Michael Toma, a futures trader who is also the author of The Risk of Trading: Mastering the Most Important Element in Financial Speculation.

Michael has a very interesting perspective on risk management and he shares several highly actionable tips you can apply to your trading to make risk management part of your business. That will be very useful if you are looking to succeed in the long-run and live off trading.

Cheat Sheet - Michael Toma

  • Three steps to risk management: Identify - Assess - Control.
  • The logic behind a stop loss
  • The definition  of risk management: that was a natural transition for Dave.
  • How and why to start small: this is the key if you want to succeed.
  • The quest to make money is very dangerous.
  • Results will guide your actions as a trader: you must see results before increasing your risk.
  • Dealing with compliance: track your compliance ratio.
  • Overcoming boredom trades: Identify - Assess - Control -> Make a plan.
  • Reviewing your risks will help you a lot.
  • You need to make risk management part of your trading business.

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