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Very interesting, sounds like a solid decision. I think many successful traders operate that way.

The only downside, I suspect, is you will get more volatility in your returns, esp. when your method is not in tune with the market.

but obviously if the equity curve is overall better, then that's not a bad thing.

PS any interesting tips from your reading into psychology etc?

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Very interesting, sounds like a solid decision. I think many successful traders operate that way.

The only downside, I suspect, is you will get more volatility in your returns, esp. when your method is not in tune with the market.

but obviously if the equity curve is overall better, then that's not a bad thing.

PS any interesting tips from your reading into psychology etc?

Early days with the trade management side of things, but so far it feels right. And my performance is picking up too, which is whole point!

In regards to the psychology side of things I've started a thread as a placeholder:



There is a ton of stuff in this area and, time allowing, I'll try to populate with a good selection, most of which is worth a critical read IMO.

Currently I am reading about psycho-physiology. How the body and mind interact to emotion, thoughts, mood etc. I have an HRV monitor which measures a few features of heart beat (not just heart rate) and that is fascinating to watch in real-time as I consider trades. take trades, etc. I'm just playing with it really but have already found a few patterns. I hacked one together using an Arduino (open source embedded electronics) and a heart sensor and then feed the raw data into Excel with few rudimentary macros. It is far from scientific but I think is accurate enough as a first step. Whole set-up cost about 50.00GBP.

I'm also looking into intuition as I have been rule governed for set-ups (up to now) but increasingly wanting to just trade from the gut. Having read up on it I have found the confidence to incorporate intuitive entries within trading guidelines (rather than rules) and that has removed a great deal of conflict - so far.

The field of emotion regulation is relevant to trading too and I have enjoyed learning about some of these ideas. There is a researcher James Gross who has driven a lot of work in this area. I have a few papers of his which I'll post to the other thread soon.

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