Author Archives: Fat F1nger

About Fat F1nger

Full time futures trader.

Gremlin Development During Chop

In the What Books Should I Read post I list the book The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters which isn’t about trading specifically but can certainly be utilized by traders. In chapter 4 of this book Peters introduces the concept of … Continue reading

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Beware The Confirmation Bias

Usually within the first month or two of our attempts to tackle trading or investing we are introduced to the concept of confirmation bias and the dangers it presents for anyone taking on such endeavors.  This weekend has provided me an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on COT

Given the carnage in the grains yesterday I’m guessing we are set to hear a great deal of buzz about the COT when it’s released later today.  I’ve been observing a common trend on Twitter for at least 20 months … Continue reading

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Costs Matter

I made the following tweet on my stream today: It’s often easy to misunderstand what is being said on Twitter so let me unpack these two tweets.  First, I tried to make a point to direct this toward active traders and … Continue reading

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Idea Generation and Implementation

Apologies to readers that are interested in the blog that it has been so long since I took any time to write about anything.  I don’t have any good excuses for the break I simply haven’t felt like doing a post … Continue reading

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Applying Lessons From a Navy Seal To Trading

I recently listened to a Tim Ferriss podcast where he interviews Navy Seal Jocko Willink.  I’ve listened to this interview in its entirety five times and I plan to listen to it several more times.  To say that it has impacted … Continue reading

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What Books Should I Read?

This post’s title is probably the most common question I’ve gotten on Twitter.  Let me start by reminding readers about something that I believe and have talked about here and here and here and here and dozens of other places: Trading is not an … Continue reading

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