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Research Philosophy

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Vlad (co-founder) and I were discussing this week our approach to research, and Vlad summed it up pretty neatly - he said, "we are allergic to superficial research" I want to take his statement a step further and add, "we are allergic to superficial research a... Read more


Cultural Complex and How It Affects Your Trading

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Cultural complex may be affecting your trading without you realising it. I have a Jungian based book in my library called The Cultural Complex compiled by Thomas Singer and Sam Kimbles. I was delighted to hear that Tom Singer was visiting and speaking to the J... Read more


Cognitive Dissonance – We hear what we want to hear

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Cognitive dissonance is defined as the discomfort that arises when a person recognises that he or she makes choices and/or holds beliefs that are inconsistent with each other (Festinger 1957); and its effect is even more acute when the beliefs in question rela... Read more


Getting Rid of Unwanted Trading Baggage

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Last week I moved homes to end an epic nomadic journey. A journey that has taught me many valuable lessons; here is one lesson I believe to be very relevant to the trader and his PsyQuation journey. We travel through life accumulating "things". Many of these ... Read more


How to Improve Your Trading Habits

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As traders we all have our own ways of doing things. Trading habits that we've developed over the years. Some are good and some are not so good. In this post I'd like to talk about how to improve your trading habits, but let me share my parking experience firs... Read more


The Persona Effect

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A week ago I setup a whatsapp group with 8+ of my childhood friends, with whom I share an unbreakable bond despite us living all over the world. What is unique is that we grew up in a small coastal city and essentially spent our entire 12 yrs of school toget... Read more


Making Traders Resilient

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I read a wonderful article in the New Yorker by Maria Konnikova about making people resilient. The subject of resilience is one close to my heart as I am confronted with it on a daily basis as I watch my daughter and wife suffer with a chronic illness and its... Read more


Setting Bad Goals Can Hurt Performance

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Yesterday my son competed in his school biathlon (swim+run); before the event he told me that he was going for a top 10 place. I said to him don't be silly you haven't done any training, you have an injury which has required weeks of physio; rather focus on co... Read more


CBT4CBT – computer based learning for cognitive behavioural therapy

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I came across an article entitled, "The online program that may revolutionize addiction treatment" by Aaron Sankin and noticed many similarities to the PsyQuation approach. The article introduces us to a study using a CBT4CBT™ model, that is computer based lea... Read more


Stack Fallacy Applies to Traders as well

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Venture capitalist Anshu Sharma describes the term Stack fallacy as the mistaken belief that it is trivial to build the layer above yours. He describes this in the context of very successful companies such as Google who own our email graph and our search inter... Read more


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