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SWITCHing on the bright spots

What are two SMALL things you utilize when trading that really switched on a bright spot in your trading career?

(I'm reading a great book right now, called "Switch" by Heath)

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Yukoner

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Using limit orders well away from the inside market and letting the market come to me. Discovering Harmonics.

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For me, focusing on only taking trades with a risk/reward of 1:3 was a small change that really made a difference.

Another thing was consistent rest, as my self control is much better after a good nights sleep.

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Using limit orders well away from the inside market and letting the market come to me. Discovering Harmonics.

x2 on the limits outside.

patience is probably my number 1 and in order to turn that on I have to focus on execution instead of money.
If I start thinking about money I start thinking about missing the move which causes me to enter prematurely.
The game needs to be played a certain way and execution where your strategy and price are aligned is huge.

Psychology > Strategy ≥ Money
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Bright spots

I couldn't leave one out so I have three.

1) Linear regression (the moving average type)

2) The moving average settings (and some other things) I learned from Shopster's wisdom I have dug out on Big Mike's and the internet

3) Last but certainly not least, the cumulative wisdom and generosity of people here on Big Mike's!

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