Welcome trader! There’s a lot of information and free resources on this site so please take your time and look around.
I’m a trading coach with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, but I’m not an “academic.”
I spent over a decade as the Senior Editor and Head Trader / Portfolio Manager for a large financial newsletter trading successfully through two bear markets. Today I trade stocks and futures for my own account and I help traders solve the technical and psychological problems that keep us from achieving our financial goals.
Below you will find links to a Free Report on what makes the Top 4% of traders different.
There’s a free Risk Profile that compares your psychology to that of those top traders.
And a free Trader Personality Profile.
you are not crazy
Active trading is psychologically challenging because financial uncertainty is stressful. For everyone. And we can’t avoid it, because the trader’s job is to put on risk. Calculated risk. No risk, no reward.
But we absolutely must manage the stress by making the proper choices about our Market and Method. Most aspiring traders trade the wrong market. And most think they have a Method, but they don’t. That leads to chronic overwhelm.
Mark Douglas has this to say…
Method and Mindset
“It is almost impossible for the beginning trader to make a reasonable assessment of the level of expertise that is required to function in a trading environment.”
— Mark Douglas, The Disciplined Trader
Mastermind Pro Video Coaching Program
I believe 1-on-1 coaching is the fast track to trader success, but not everyone is ready for that. That’s why I created my Mastermind Pro video trading program. It’s the closest thing to 1-on 1 coaching you will ever find. Mastermind Pro combines Mindset training with the technical and tactical factors that affect it.
We really can’t (shouldn’t) separate the two. If your method is inadequate, your mindset will suffer… and vice versa. They have a synergistic relationship and it’s either positive or negative.
TO MASTER THE MARKET, MASTER YOURSELF
Whatever your level of intelligence, education or success in life, learning to trade for a living is likely to be the most difficult challenge you have ever faced.
Your business skills will not help you because the day trading environment is completely different than the business environment. Moreover, you are likely to confront certain things about yourself that you are unprepared for.
You may be driven to master trading because it holds the secret not only to your financial future, but to your own self-mastery.
Many of my coaching clients report that as their day trading improves, the quality of their life improves along with it. If you are this type of aspiring trader, passionate about succeeding, I am confident I can coach you to achieve your goals.
To review my Trader Coaching Program, click here.
Secrets of the Top 4%
The largest academic study ever conducted on day traders revealed that most lost money …. even during a raging bull market! About 15% did very well each year, but fewer than 4% of daytraders were able to make significant profits two years in a row.
WHAT’S Your Edge?
Your trading ‘edge’ is the method (set-up) that gives you an advantage beyond chance. Professionals trade with a statistical edge, amateurs trade intuitively, instinctively and often impulsively.
Moreover, professional traders exploit amateurs who make trading decisions based on emotion. So amateurs have 2 enemies: themselves and others.
Our modern algorithmic markets are designed to fool you. They get you out of good trades by instilling doubt and fear so you change your mind and liquidate. Then the market proceeds to do exactly as you expected. I can help you break this cycle.
To review my Coaching Program, click here.
Create a Winning Mindset (MP3)
INCREASE DISCIPLINE: The Easy Way! (MP3)
(On sale for just $99)
According to Mark Douglas, the #1 characteristic of top traders is a lack of fear. These folks maintain a positive attitude regardless of the outcome of any particular trade. This technology will help you
trade like they do.
Free “AWARE” Trader Personality Profile
Finally, an easy to understand Personality Profile that shows you exactly which personality traits help (and hurt) your trading!
COMPARE YOUR MINDSET TO SUCCESSFUL TRADERS
Contrary to popular belief, the best traders are not the biggest risk-takers. They carefully define and limit risk on every trade.
In contrast, many amateurs lack the discipline to follow a trading plan, even when they want to. These traders tend to be intelligent, creative and intuitive, but also inconsistent, disorganized and impulsive. They are the real High Risk Traders.
Find out where you stand compared to professional traders.
Free 15-min Consultation
Trading can be a lonely profession. Chat about your trading for
15-min with a coach who trades. I may be able to offer a few quick tips that will get you back on track.