Brain Hacks For Your Ears

A quick heads up for you: Brain Hacks For Traders — my book about “head stuff”, and what really separates the winners from the losers in trading — is now available as an audiobook. You can get it here at the Google Play store, and here at Kobo.

Brain Hacks Audiobook Cover

If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a quick reminder of just some of what’s inside:

  • How to make your trading stress-free by subverting your fear-engine.
  • Ingenious brain hacks to boost your performance and profit by commandeering your inbuilt cognitive biases and heuristics.
  • How to harness the awesome power of addiction and have it improve every single trade you take.
  • A simple but smart tactic that will trick your mind into revealing what’s really on a chart.
  • What a racing driver’s pants can teach us about human fallibility, and how that same weakness can become our saviour.
  • How to slay the monsters that haunt every trader, and build an impenetrable shield against self-doubt.
  • The one document every trader needs to improve their entry selection exponentially.
  • What cheat-heuristics are, why they’re good for you, and how to use them ethically.
  • How trading less can mean you make more money.
  • Five different ways to beat the boredom and keep yourself focussed. You can’t profit from a trade you missed, so make sure you don’t miss any.

I’m very proud of this book, and I’ve had some lovely emails from readers who’ve told me that it’s not just helped them in their trading, but in other areas of their life, too.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about just one of the brain hacks in the book:

’One of the most valuable skills I learned was the “Golden Ticket”. I’ll carry that with me the rest of my trading journey, as it has proven to make me profitable with SOOO MUCH less stress.’

Brain Hacks For Traders is available from all good bookstores in regular old print and ebook formats as well as the new audiobook version.

Brain Hacks For Traders — Audiobook — Google Play Store

Brain Hacks For Traders — Audiobook — Kobo

Where’s The Money Coming From?

I know, I know…it’s been an age since I posted here. The world has been a very strange place for the last year. The fact is I still have some issues with posting trades when so many people are suffering from this horrible virus — be that directly (medically) or indirectly through the social and economic effects. As someone in the privileged position of having already worked from home for decades, as someone who has not been put out of work because of the pandemic, it feels wrong to show money being made in comfort.

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Trading Update / COVID-19

Gosh, where to start? Regular followers of the blog will have noticed a lack of posts. The reasons are probably obvious, but for the benefit of anyone reading this in the far flung future (if anyone is still around then), this is the time the world is gripped by a global pandemic. Some people are taking Coronavirus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 more seriously than others. Everyone is going to have to take it seriously when it hits close to them, and it will…

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Back In The Saddle

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve sat down and traded properly. The whole Walsh family has been sick. No covid-19 here, fortunately, but it’s not been pleasant. The older I get the longer it takes me to get over these things, so even after supposedly beating the lurgy, my energy and motivation have been somewhat sapped.

Anyway, enough self-pity, there’s a market out there to be traded. By all accounts I’ve missed some stellar moves (usual caveats about profiting from other people’s misfortune apply). Monday didn’t strike me as much in the way of special, but on-off core stock GILD provided a couple of nice setups:

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Trading While Sick

The whole Walsh family is sick. I shouldn’t complain, it’s not like we’ve been struck down by COVID-19 (not yet, anyway). Plenty of people are worse off than we are. It’s still horrible though. I’m the least affected, but it’s all relative. Anyway, the upshot is that there has been very little trading going on here this week.

We might not have been infected by a Chinese virus, but I did manage to get a nice little trade in on a Chinese stock on Wednesday:

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