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Cultivating The Trader’s Mindset

The trader’s mindset is truly remarkable.

It doesn’t come naturally.

You can work diligently and consistently to develop the trader’s mindset for yourself.

You may think you’re making progress.

trader's mindset

It grows little by little.

But you can never really be sure you’re succeeding.

That’s because it’s so fragile. For most of us, it involves a delicate balance.

Mastery vs. Self-Deception

You may think you’ve got it figured out. You may think you’ve mastered it at last.

And then you confront a situation in the market that takes you by surprise.

You find yourself reacting emotionally. You’re wildly out of control.

And the trader’s mindset has just gone out the window.

The Trader’s Mindset Requires Discipline

Keeping your head straight for trading demands regular daily attention.

If you want to keep your smile, you brush and floss every day.

When you want a career as a professional concert musician, you spend hours daily practicing your instrument.

If you want to be successful with profitable trading, you give constant attention to cultivating the trader’s mindset.

It’s Often Counter-Intuitive

In many cases, the appropriate trader’s mindset doesn’t match our normal responses and our expected behavior.

That can take some getting used to.

For example, it’s much more important for us to focus on how much we’re willing to lose than on how much we might win. That goes against the grain for most of us.

But if we can maintain that mindset discipline, we’re much more likely to have profitable experiences in the markets.

But if you can learn to think in terms of probabilities and risk assessment, you’ll soon be on your way toward the mindset you need.

Not The Only Requirement

The right mindset is not the only thing you need, of course.

You have to pay attention to all the parts of the Trading Triad.

Trading Triad

That’s the meta-program we apply to trading mastery.

It’s especially important in effective astro-trading.

There are key requirements for each of the three components in the triad.

What You Need To Trade Successfully

If you want to trade successfully, it’s essential to have access to market data. Examining the regular flow of data helps you understand prevailing market trends.

You also need to know how to trade. That includes the simple mechanics of placing trades. It can also include knowledge of analytical tools and position strategies.

But connecting with the markets and spotting good trade set-ups isn’t enough.

You also have to understand yourself as a trader.

You need to tune in to your own reactions to movements in the markets.

You need to be aware of your emotional responses – not only to challenges and trading losses, but also to your successful trades.

In short, you have to develop the trader’s mindset.

That’s one of the reasons we’ve included an extensive session on the trader’s mindset in our new online training program, the Astro-Trading Intensive.

With the Astro-Trading Intensive, you’ll get better insights into yourself and your own trading behavior.

That can make a huge difference in your results!

We’re on the Cover of Timer Digest

The new issue of Timer Digest has arrived.

Three weeks ago, I was really excited because I had just learned that Timer Digest had ranked our market forecasting here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com as being in a tie for second place among long-term stock market timers.

That was the most recent issue of the publication until the one that just came out this week.

When I got that news three weeks ago I felt that it was a good reason to celebrate.

Right now, however, there’s even more cause for excitement!

What Timer Digest Is All About

I should probably note here that Timer Digest, a leading publication for market analysts, fund managers, and institutional investors, regularly reviews and ranks financial newsletters and investment advisers.

It’s an authoritative source that’s packed with solid perspectives and unbiased data.

And the exciting part is that the March 9 issue of Timer Digest has a full-page article on Financial Cycles Weekly!

The piece in Timer Digest reviews some of the history that has contributed to the refinement of the trading system we use today.

It also details the great results we’ve been getting with our model portfolio, and discusses some of the accurate forecasts we’ve made over the years.

And to top things off, there’s even a picture on the cover that highlights our market service!

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest
The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost were the subject of a special feature in Timer Digest on March 9, 2015

Getting this kind of recognition from Timer Digest means a lot to me, of course.

It always feels great to be in the spotlight, especially when the attention is favorable. And it’s especially good to be able to share the success we’ve experienced here during the past dozen years or so.

But what’s even more important is seeing other people recognize what we’ve known for a long time – that the astro-trading advantage can give you a real edge in your approach to the markets, and it can make a big difference in your personal well-being, too!

If you’d like subscription information on Timer Digest, go to: http://www.timerdigest.com

To download a copy of the article about Financial Cycles Weekly, CLICK HERE.


Beyond Stock Market Trading: Money Questions

Although most of my time and energy is focused on applying astrological methods to successful stock market trading, a lot of the people who read this blog seem to have more basic questions and concerns about the role of money in their lives, whether or not they’re personally involved in stock market trading or know anything at all about the astro-trading advantage.

That’s why I’m currently looking for ideas, suggestions, and comments as I move ahead with preparation for the new course on “How To Find The Money In Your Horoscope”.

To be able to provide better content and a more rewarding learning experience for the participants in the new course, I’ve put together a brief survey to see what our friends, students, and followers are the most interested in.

It’s a very short survey— it should take no more than 7 or 8 minutes to answer the 5 or 6 questions that are included — and the more responses I get, the better the new course will be!

Whether you’re an active astro-trader, a student of W. D. Gann techniques, are just getting started with stock market trading, or simply interested in how you can turn your financial future around, if you can spare a few minutes to check it out and respond, I’d appreciate it — you’ll find the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGY9GXN

Hope you can help me out with this!

Stock Market Trading – Blowing Out the NYSE Birthday Candles

The New York Stock Exchange will be 222 years old on Saturday, May 17, and to help celebrate the occasion I’ll be traveling to Nova Southeastern University in the Fort Lauderdale area to lead a financial astrology weekend for the National Council on Geocosmic Research (NCGR).

During this two-day event I’ll be discussing in-depth market analysis methods for using astrology in stock market trading, looking at individual natal horoscopes to identify the best personal trading strategies, and conducting an intensive workshop designed to demonstrate the state-of-the-art research and assessment techniques we use here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com to help our Gold-Plus Elite members get such strong and consistent results in their personal stock market trading.

The Saturday morning session on “The NYSE at 222” will begin at 10:30 a.m. During that session we’ll explore:

Timing the horoscope for the New York Stock Exchange

Charts for the reorganization and reincorporation of the NYSE

Horoscopes for winning and losing years

Trading in the electronic age

And a lot more.

In “Have You Got the Right Chart for Success in the Markets?” – our session on Saturday afternoon — we’ll encounter the key factors in the natal horoscope that indicate an aptitude for stock market trading, and that signal the potential for success with money in general.

Then on Sunday I’ll be providing a behind-the-scenes look at the analysis and research that go into the in-depth articles, coaching sessions, and one-on-one support we provide for our Gold-Plus Elite members. This is critical information and cutting-edge techniques that you need to know if you want to take a do-it-yourself approach to astro-trading in today’s challenging stock market trading environment.

It all adds up to a great weekend event that can make a huge difference in your personal performance in the markets. It’s the perfect complement to The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course and other instructional materials that we provide.

Whether you’re an active astro-trader or are just thinking about using astrology with your stock market trading, you’ll get a lot from these presentations, as well as the shared time together between the program sessions.

Although this weekend of events is being sponsored by the local chapter of the NCGR, it’s open to non-members as well. The cost is just $45 for all day on Saturday ($40 for NCGR members) and $90 for the Sunday Intensive. Send an email to Mimi Alonzo at MysticMimi@gmail.com to get pre-registration information.

For more details, you can download a pdf file of the flyer promoting this event at:

NCGRnovaSEu

 

The Best Charts for Stock Analysis

I’ve just gotten a new video added to the package of astro-trading instructional programs that I started online recently.

This new one runs for about 16 minutes, and it highlights some of the main considerations to keep in mind as you search for horoscope clues about stocks that are good candidates for profitable trading.

The video series itself is designed to provide a service to astro-traders who need to get connected with the latest breakthroughs in market analysis and trading strategies. I hope to add some additional videos within the next few days.

You can connect with them all at http://bit.ly/ATIdvd

Getting Back Up To Speed

Now that we’re well over a week into 2014, it’s time to get back on track with more regular blog posts, especially since there’s so much going on right now with planetary dynamics that can move the markets in significant ways.

I’ve been away from the blog for the past three months because of health considerations– after heart surgery put me in the hospital for an extending visit in October,  I spent most of November and December recuperating at home, slowly getting back to my activities in a careful, step-by-step progression as I’ve built up my strength and stamina again.

The break in the action has also given me an opportunity to re-think my work schedule and my approach to the markets, which has been a good thing. I’ll be sharing some of my insights and the new strategies that they have inspired in future posts during the coming weeks and months.

Along the way, I’m renewing my commitment to greater expressions of gratitude for all the great things I experience daily through my work and my personal life, starting with a sincere word of thanks to all of you– your positive thoughts, prayers, and words of loving encouragement have been a tremendous help to me during the past few months!