Category Archives: Trading

How to create a trading plan on Trademetria

How to create a trading plan

Creating a trading plan is a crucial step towards becoming a successful trader. A trading plan outlines your goals, strategies, and risk management techniques. It helps you stay focused, disciplined, and objective when making trading decisions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the steps you need to take to create an effective trading plan on Trademetria.

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How to treat trading as a business

Running a trading business is definitely simpler than most businesses out there. No physical location, no employees, no inventory (besides capital) and the sky is really the limit to growth. Because it’s so easy to start, it’s also easy to get sloppy in managing it leading to an early close. The benefits of treating your trading as a business are many, most importantly, you’ll get better results. Does a CEO of a company look at only sales numbers at the end of the day to measure the success of his/her business? No, lot’s of variables are taken into account to know the health of the business and most importantly, how to increase sales. Unfortunately, most traders only care about profits and losses.

In this post, I’ll go over a couple of important aspects of a trading business so that you can treat your trading like one.

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9 ways to improve your algo/robot using Trademetria


Nowadays creating a robot is no longer limited to financial wizards. It’s quick and easy, but creating a robot that makes money is a completely different story. Just like manual traders who adjust their strategies as the market changes, a trading robot also needs to be adjusted frequently to obtain greater profitability. Some systems like Meta Trader are able to create powerful backtesting reports, while others don’t provide valuable information to discover where and how your robot is losing. In this post, we will be showing some of the countless resources that Trademetria offers to improve the performance of your robots.

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How to find a trading mentor and why you need one


When looking for the holy grail of trading, many people spend thousands of dollars on courses, seminars, strategies, books and of course trading capital trying to become consistently profitable. While some of these products can help, I still think they are not enough for most of us. Why? Because trading is a mental game and to teach one’s mind, you need three important components:

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5 essential trading metrics you can track using a trading spreadsheet


Regardless of your level as a trader, I always believe that good record keeping either through a trading journal software or trading spreadsheet is required for anyone that wants to become successful in trading. These tools help you really understand what goes on with your trading performance from a statistical point of view removing all emotions, judgements and ambiguity from your analysis.

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How to become a trader


I started trading back in 2001 when my college buddy recommended to buy INFA. I bought 200 shares at $14 and held it for two years selling it for $8. Thanks for the tip buddy! During the next few years, I wasted a lot of time and money trying to learn to trade by myself. All and all, I lost around $5K after “playing” for about 3 years before work. I took some time off and decided to give trading another chance, but this time a real chance. I started trading in a prop firm where I had all the necessary tools to succeed. Under this new environment, I had only 4 down months out of 48 during my trading career. Most importantly, I only lost about $1500 to reach profitability. Pretty big difference from when I tried to learn by myself.

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