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Posted by TopstepTrader on August 10, 2020

The Transition From SIM to LIVE Trading

One of my favorite movie quotes comes from an obscure comedy film from 1996 called “Down Periscope,” featuring Kelsey Grammer and Rob Schneider, among others. In limited space, I cannot summarize...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on August 06, 2020

Is Volatility Just Around The Corner?

Earlier this year, volatility was widespread across many asset classes as the COVID19 pandemic began to provoke fear around the world, and supply/demand issues ensued. Many global equity markets...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 30, 2020

How Well Do You Accept Feedback?

Readers know that I like to illustrate principles by telling a story, oftentimes of other traders. However, today I have an account that deals directly with me.

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 23, 2020

5 Reasons Why Forex Traders Fail

As any experienced trader will tell you, navigating the markets is not easy, if it were, everybody would be doing it and we would all be rich. The more involved you become, the more challenges you...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 19, 2020

Do You Follow The Rules?

To be successful in any life endeavor, it is necessary to have a set of guiding principles to abide by. This is true, whether it be as a business owner, or even in interpersonal relationships such...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 10, 2020

Trading Cure for the Summertime Blues

Summer is now at full speed, and even though the world remains gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the volatility observed in the spring months is now becoming more of a distant memory. Historically...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 02, 2020

Vacation Trading: The Do’s and Don'ts

It’s July 4th weekend in the United States, this often marks the peak of the vacation season. While Covid-19 has put a damper on many travel plans, now that restrictions are more relaxed in many...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 26, 2020

Making the Switch to Full-Time Trading

Over the years, I have had many conversations with traders who aspired to leave their day jobs to trade full-time. This is a dream that, at one point in time or another, every retail trader is...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 18, 2020

Trading Through Hot & Cold Streaks

One of the keys to successful long-term trading is consistency. While some traders may have a personality that compensates better for wild market swings, most of us work best at a steady pace....

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 11, 2020

Which Market Is Right For You? Part-2

Last week, we examined how account size is one of the essential criteria for selecting which markets to trade. This week, I will continue the theme of identifying appropriate markets, this time...