Trading performance is really an inside job. Success in trading comes from making good decisions at the right times. Good decisions at the right times come from a well-trained mind. The Trading Performance Podcast is here to help train your designed for ultimate trading success!
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Are You Learning From Your Trades? To stay on top of your trading game, it is extremely important to keep learning. We always recommend traders perform a trade debrief for each and every trade. Why? It is perhaps THE most important thing that you can do when you are trading. Click here learn more.
In this new webinar series, we teach you the “must have” skills for any serious trader. These include the background understanding of what’s going on in the marketplace, how to assess the actual probabilities of various trading strategies, being profitable in those market conditions, and then how to position yourself for the best possible outcome. Priceless! Click here learn more.
Is your entry pricing good or bad on your butterfly options trade? How do you make that decision? John Locke explains how he looks at his butterfly pricing to understand the conditions he is entering in without even looking at the market. Click here learn more.
Reading, interpreting, and taking action on market cues is an important part of the art of trading. Follow along and discover how our trading coaches express a bearish trade from the market signals they are watching. Click here learn more.
If your first question about a new trading strategy is, “What have the back test results been?” please listen in. We do have trading results since 2012 but… Click here learn more.
Expressing Your Trade with Technicals and IV Analysis is what we aspire for all traders to reach. This combination is the right recipe to achieving more consistent results with higher profits. Listen in to learn why it is so important. Click here learn more.
Setting proper focus when trading is critical. Avoid trader paralysis! One of the biggest mistakes traders can make is trying to focus on too many things causing wasted hours and profits. Discover how to zero in on the right things to achieve your trading goals! Click here learn more.
To become a proficient trader it takes time. What if you are struggling and are missing a critical element to your trading success? You owe it to yourself to take a few moments to listen and eliminate any of these reasons for trading failure. Click here learn more.
Setting up your trading buckets is a great way to organize your trading business. We encourage our students to have a collection of strategies or ways to enter the market so they can always have a way to make money no matter what the market is doing. Click here learn more.
How to win big over time takes the right set of trading skills. It’s one thing to win a trade, it’s another to be consistently successful. In this month’s Trading Performance webinar, John talks about winning big over time. What it takes to make money, and how best to minimize risk. Click here to discover these important trading lessons.
Trade with caution 0 DTE. At one time oil seemed to be directly correlated to S&P 500 movement, then interest rates, then bonds, bit coin, crypto, and on, and on. I believe the edge with most 0 DTE strategies will have a limited lifespan. Click to find out why.
Stock market today flipped tomorrow is what many traders feel will happen when they enter a trade. The fear about the market turning when trading can be a big challenge. Listen to this coaching session and learn how to overcome the anxiety! Click here to learn more!
Profitable trading processes are required to be successful as a trader. In order to be profitable over the long term we need to understand certain technicals like price action, price volatility, Implied Volatility, and real-world probability. Trading is like a riddle to be solved. Once it is solved, you can be successful! Click here to help solve your trading puzzle!
Trading pros know they must continuously use these 4 phases to stay on top of their trading management and trading skills. That is why we are offering traders some support to achieve this. Any trader can have live trading coaching for free for a limited time!
The psychology of money can be complex for a trader. Trading can bring up a whole host of emotions and feelings that can mess with your psychology. In this episode we talk about how traders can keep their emotional intelligence on track with their finances. Click here to learn more!
What makes smart goals? There are elements that need careful consideration when setting goals for your investment planning so that the goals will provide you with the maximum motivation to achieve them. Get your personal financial management goal set today! Click here to learn more!
In this excerpt from the Trader Holiday Party, John looks back at the 2020 impossible trading goal. He realized that the returns we had in 2021 were nearly doubled in 2022*. That put us in a position where we were very close to achieving that 2020 impossible trading goal! 2023 may be the year that we achieve or surpass it!
Trade job descriptions. Do you have them for your trades? This may not be something you have thought about but what exactly would you like each trade to accomplish? Not sure? Click here to watch this video to sort out what you want each trade to accomplish for you!
There are hundreds of ways you can make money in trading. No matter WHO you are or WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, or HOW you trade you will NEED these keys to make trading easier and increase your profits. Click here to discover these keys!
Did you know this? Discover the important components and the evaluation process that can be used to skyrocket your learning and profits. Click here to gain a new super power!
Trading journal secrets are revealed! There are a lot of different opinions in the trading world about journaling. The biggest question is WHAT to journal? Click here to find out more!
Learn to be nimble with your trading. Doing so will give you much higher and more consistent returns. Be sure to listen to this episode to get all the important facts! Click here to find out more!
Trade win rate IS NOT most important? Everybody likes a high win rate but there are two other dynamics of a trading strategy that are just as important. Every trader needs to be aware of these dynamics! Click here to find out more!
There are numerous keys to unlock your trading edge, but there is ONE that stands out above the rest. This particular key is critical to your trading edge. If you are a trader you NEED to hear this! Click here to find out more!
Both obviously would be ideal. But sadly many people that trade think that a good trade makes them a good trader. This belief can be disastrous. Watch and learn what often happens in your trading…Listen to this episode to learn more!
Is this true? It can be. But only for a short time, and only with luck on your side. It’s easy to fall victim to the trap of believing that you will continue to win over, and over, and over again. Listen to this episode to learn more!
Do you have a fear of trading this market? If so, you REALLY should be trading THIS market. Want to learn why? Listen to this episode!
Discover some key market signals to watch for which will cue a trader to take action on in order to regain trading edge. They were uncovered for our PRO traders and we want to share it with all traders in this episode!
Discover what happens behind the charts to get a deeper understanding of how and why the stock market moves so YOU can use this information to get bigger profits! Click here to learn more!
These 3 essential trading elements are like a stool with 3 legs. If you are missing any one of them, it will cause your trading business to tumble and fall. Review your trading business now! Does it have them all? Click here to learn more!
Stock market emotions are real! Do you know that doing well with money has little to do with how smart you are but more about you behave? Click here to learn more!
Trading reality distortion can happen when traders seek a quick easy dopamine hit to relieve their stress and fear. This can lead to fantasy expectations which a trader may start to believe as truth. What can a trader do? Click here to find a more constructive way.
Stock market ups and downs are inevitable. Learn about market highs and lows and my experience of wading through the murky water of the market for over 15 years. Click here to get the details!
I don’t know. What kind of an answer is that? I believe this is one of the worst things you can say whenever it relates to something that you have control over that you might want. Click here to find alternatives!
This is an important discussion that will help keep your ego in check, create the proper mindset, and assist in making good trading decisions. Click here to get the details!
These survey insights on trading psychology are fascinating! Jared Tendler, author of The Mental Game of Trading recently concluded one of the largest research studies on trading psychology to date. Click here to get the details on his findings!
This video will reveal part of my process that I use to deliver my Market Outlook sessions every week to my trading students. It is an important part of my preparation to trade every week. Watch now and learn!
This is perhaps one of the most important aspects of becoming better at trading. Want to know why? Click here to find out!
What is the most important key to developing natural trading self-confidence? Watch to find out! But be sure to watch Part 1 first! Click here to get the details!
Keys To Develop Natural Trading Self-Confidence Part 1 will give you a jump start on the first three keys elements to gaining natural trading self-confidence. Click here to get the details!
Traders don’t have to automatically accept whatever their brain throws up as a definition of what a sensation means. Take control and decide what you want your sensations to mean! Click here to get the details!
What are YOUR thoughts in the middle of a multi-million dollar trade? Find out my recommendations from over a decade of experience coaching traders. Click here to get the details!
Trading Q&A Part 2 with Sylvia has information about trading intuition and should a trader use it. Every trader needs to hear this. Click here to hear what YOU need to know!
Trading Q&A Part 1 with Sylvia has a great mix of trading and psychology tidbits for any trader to learn from. Don’t miss a minute! Click here to get the learnings!
What does it take for a trader to set AND achieve their goals? It is a paradox. Discover the valuable guidance our PRO trading team had to share with our students on this topic. Click here to find out!
Easy ways to turn your trading around that can be used every day to improve your trading. Watch the video now to learn how to incorporate them into your trading day! Click here to find out!
This is a question that many, many traders torture themselves with every. single. day. Should traders really be wasting so much energy asking whether they are getting a deal or not? Click here to find out!
In coaching successful traders for over 15 years, I frequently suggest that they refocus to the trading skills that really matter. Click here to find out what they are!
In my experience after training traders for over 15 years, I believe I know what that ONE thing is AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT! Click here to read more.
Is this statement causing you to lose money? It could be! Actually, you CAN get your trade filled, it may not be at the price YOU WANT, but you can get it filled. Explore how this limiting belief may be stopping you from profiting on your trades. Click here to read more.
Looking for a new trade? If this is your tenth attempt at doing so, you probably shouldn’t be. STOP! Watch this video for a better way to succeed in your trading! Click here to read more.
Realize that the trade itself has very little to do with your ultimate success as a trader. The reason is because the market is in a constant state of change. So what is a trader to do? Learn how to create a high probability trade based on the current market conditions and trade with the flow of the market! Click here to read more.
The quality of your trading decisions at any given time is highly dependent on your emotional state and the thought map you’re using at that time. Learn to become aware of your thought maps and gain control of them. Click here to read more.
Most people would be thrilled to get a million dollars but there can be longer term consequences. How about having someone teach you how to make a million dollars so that you can repeat the process yourself as many times as you want? Would you prefer that to winning a million dollars? Click here to read more.
In Part 2, we look at a review of 100 successful traders with great results. We look at their rules, indicators, and their trading habits and find they’re all different. What does that mean? Click here to read more.
Learn to utilize your emotions properly in ways that are beneficial rather than in ways that are destructive in your trading. If you don’t properly process those emotions then uncertainty is going to be a problem forever. Click here to read more.
In this episode we carefully review a case study of a person who would like to become a trader full-time and how we would coach them to look at their financial situation in making that determination. Click here to read more.
This episode is full of actionable information that traders can use to consider and calculate their own situations when considering trading for a living. Take it all in! Click here to read more.
Discover the many important aspects to consider before increasing your trading size and how your sizing strategy can affect your returns from our trading coaches. Click here to read more.
Eliminate these 4 errors that affect your trading. There are tremendous gains to be had if you do. Click here to read more.
Everyone wants to get lucky and win but it takes more than luck to be a consistently profitable trader. In this exciting and informative interview with author Jared Tendler we reveal some of the key points that traders need to know from his book. Click here to read more.
We reveal five essential questions every trader should ask themselves to make the best possible trading decisions. Don’t you want to know what they are? Click here to read more.
How and why is this true? What can a trader do about it? In this video, we deconstruct the Extended Thought Model to better understand how your mind works so you can take control of it and profit! Click here to read more.
Many people do not believe luck has a role in financial success since it is so hard to quantify and rude to suggest people are not owed their own successes. However, ignoring luck as a factor of success could steer you wrong in your trading. Click here to read more.
Is taking risks to improve your retirement worth it? How much risk are you willing to take? Click here to read more.
Only 3 steps to become a free trader? Show me how to play a game of chess in the market and do so effectively! Click here to read more.
Once upon a time, a not so very long time ago, I was once an aspiring trader. Through time, persistence, education, and this strategy, I turned into a very successful long-term trader. Click here to discover the secret to what turned my trading around!
Modeling successful traders like Warren Buffett, is probably one of the easiest ways to help aspiring traders become successful themselves! Click here to read more!
We are all in it for the money! Aren’t we? My beliefs and philosophies are different now. There really is more to your job as a trader than just winning trades. Click here to read more!
What actually determined your trading results for 2020? The reason might surprise you. If you consider and implement the suggestions… Click here to read more!
Our emotions are a result of our thoughts but there is a challenge with that. The challenge is we are often unaware of the thoughts that created the emotion. That is why…click here to read more!
Understanding your trading strategy and properly interpreting them are of the utmost importance if you want to be a long-term successful trader. Do you know the answers to these questions? Read more
If you have ever experienced hours, months, even years spent back testing what you thought was the perfect trading strategy only to find…Read more
To trade successfully long-term there are some destructive trading beliefs that need to be avoided. Learn what those beliefs are and how to overcome them…Read more
Do you think that trade results based confidence is good for your trading? Many traders start trading with this type of confidence and never move past it. We deeply investigate what can happen when…Read more
Many traders miss out learning the trading discipline process. People typically get into trading because they want to make money and they believe that…Read more
Trading uncertainty simply exists. It is like gravity, a neutral circumstance. Therefore uncertainty is NOT the problem. Discover the problem and how to resolve this belief! Read more…
Which type of confidence do you use for trading? You definitely want to find out so you can choose where it comes from to improve your trading performance! Read more…
This is an exciting and informative interview with the great hosts of The AlphaMind Podcast. Create an action plan and succeed! Read more…
Discover an important concept and what to do to change it to improve your trading performance. Take a few minutes to learn this valuable lesson! Read more…
Learn ONE thing that WILL improve your trading results as we boil right down to the heart of the it. This is one thing that every trader can do! Read more…
When you start to evaluate your trading decisions, make sure you get a beneficial answer by asking questions in multiple contexts. What are you really asking? Read more
Break out from the herd trading mentality by using this full-length, in-depth interview about making good trading decisions to learn strategies to improve your trading performance. Read more
Learning how to enter flow state when trading can be challenging at first but through practice and repetition mastering this process can provide traders with a huge return! Read more
With science we do experiments. We prove things by doing the exact same procedure and then checking to see if we consistently get the same results. For example, when we…Read more
The four enemies of making great trading decisions is something all traders should be aware of. As human beings we all have natural tendencies that can get in the way of doing what is in our best interest… Read more
The fear of losing money can make people act against their own best interest. I have seen this many, many times through…Read more
The stress on everyone, including traders is at an all time high. It is easy to focus on the pain and think of all the things…Read more
The fear and uncertainty surrounding the Corona-Virus pandemic has got the stock market jumping around like a ball on a roulette wheel. Where will it stop? Nobody knows…but you CAN PLAN for trading opportunities!
Does winning every trade for a three year period in one particular trading strategy sound like a problem? A trader might say…Read more
What if you took that trading strategy with terrible performance and did the exact opposite? Flipping the chart from descending to ascending returns. That could be amazing! Read more
A stock market crash can be a terrible thing for some traders and a fantastic opportunity for others. It all depends on your trading abilities. You could be missing out on some of the best trading…Read more
“Realistic” goal setting is a great thing, but can you push yourself and your trading further by setting an impossible trading goal? Absolutely! Early in my options trading journey…Read more
Points of view can be skewed. Traders can make a conscious choice to change their mindset and give themselves a much better…Read more
Why do you trade? While on the surface it may seem like the answer is obvious, we would like to challenge you to dig deeper to reveal…Read more
As human beings we require goals to feel happy and fulfilled. We all set goals on a regular basis whether we are consciously aware of it or not. If your unconscious sets them…Read more
Having an unhealthy and unrealistically high level of confidence can be devastating to your trading account. However, not being confident enough to…Read more
Having 100% confidence is NOT a good thing. Although it sounds like it would be right? There are many aspects of confidence that you may not…Read more
Discover the primary reasons traders encounter fear and anxiety in their trading and a step by step process…Read more
Most traders experience anxiety-based fear instead of real fear. It is an important distinction because of the way we…Read more
It is common for traders to break their plan. What are the consequences of this decision? The consequences can be pretty dire if a trader takes away the wrong lessons…Read more
To become consistently profitable traders, we need to effectively learn from and adapt to the market place. In order to do this effectively, we need to be… Read more
The most powerful, life-altering word in the world will be revealed in this episode. Every time you say this word you are literally programming the most amazing supercomputer the world has ever known…Read more
Being optimistic that success in trading is possible or the belief that it is possible is absolutely essential because traders must recognize is that trading is a “dance of chance”. Meaning that you can do all the right things and…Read more