Getting Started: How to Become a Successful Trader
Are you looking to improve your trading?
The following is a list of articles, books and audio clips that I used to kick start my trading, you may find them useful in your own trading.
Learn to Invest, Then Learn to Trade – why trading and investing go hand in hand.
The 4-hour Work Week – most people pickup trading because of the life they think it will bring, when what they really want is a business that provides passive income.
Think and Grow Rich – talk to any successful business person and they will most likely recommend this book on preparing your mind to live a life filled with success.
Futures Trading, For a Living – apply the trading mindset to live a successful and fulfilling life.
Pick a Market
Why Trade Futures? – the pros and cons of trading futures.
How Futures Work – everything you need to know about how the futures markets work.
Must Read Books – 8 books that helped make me the trader I am today.
Podcasts – 6 Podcasts on the subjects of Economics, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship.
Audio Series by Peter Reznicek – a must-listen for those new to trading or a seasoned veteran.
Develop a Methodology
Creating Your Own Trading Plan – a step by step guide from my 2009 Trader’s Expo presentation to create your own trading plan.
Ideas for Building Your Personal Trading Journal – tools from my trading journal and links to my excel spreadsheets that I use for record keeping.
Choose a Broker
Thinkorswim – the Apple of online brokerages and the best charting package out there, best of all it’s free. I use Thinkorswim for my charts, stock, and option trades.
16 Tools For Your Trading Screen – a diagram of how I setup my trading screen and indicators.
Find a Mentor
The 10 Top Traders Who Have Influenced Me the Most – my list of traders who have helped me the most over the years and may be able to help you.
12 Characteristics of Highly Successful Traders – a post outlining what separates highly successful traders from the perpetual losing ones.
My Trading Rules – specific setups, defined rules, and methods for developing a winning mindset.
My Daily Trading Routine – how I conduct my day as a trader and competitive cyclist.
38 Steps to Becoming a Successful Trader – an outline of the steps we go through on the journey to becoming successful traders.
For more tools that I use on a daily basis you can visit the resources page.
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