The Ultimate Answer For Questions About Freedom
When I decided to radically change my life and to focus entirely on trading (read more about it in my previous article here), of course I did not know exactly what was lying ahead for me. But luckily, I decided to look at the mystery behind that state of uncertainty more as a stimulus than a hurdle that would have prevented me to move on. I’ve just had enough of the 9-6 office habit that I was willing to sacrifice the level of comfort I had gained and got prepared to start completely new.
During this phase of my life, I started digging deeply within myself with the only goal of working for something I was really passionate about. I quickly realized I wanted to learn how to trade mainly because I’m literally in love with the process of doing that (and, yes, I’ve done another article about this you can read here). With that said, I also love doing many other things, including a profound passion for traveling the world.
In fact, one of the greatest benefits about trading that has always been fascinating to me is the possibility to do it from potentially anywhere in the world. In my opinion, this is by any means, the ultimate definition of freedom. And I was in desperate need of that! But, that’s another story, because here I want to give you my best possible pieces of advice about trading “on the go”.
The top 4 tips for trading “on the go”
I always like to give my contribution to traders in the best possible way to truly help anybody that would find himself in the same situation. Personally, this is the first time I’m actually traveling and trading away from my main trading station. So here is what I’ve in store for you that I’m learning from trading and traveling:
- Make sure your laptop has every tool and is set up with everything needed for your trading activity and test your traveling environment for at least one full trading day while still being at home;
- Trade with lower size than usual, especially at your first experience. I’d suggest to not go over 50% of the normal sizing. You don’t want to get overexposed in a non-familiar environment;
- You’ll never have the exact same setup or layout that you have in your main trading station at home and that’s ok. As traders, we always need to adapt to the surrounding circumstances, this is a great chance to prove yourself you can readjust to them. I’ve started trading with as little as one laptop and an iPad used as an external display and I can tell that’s enough to make money, as long as we’ve brought the skills to do so;
- Prepare a checklist that contains everything you need when packing the next time. This will allow to have everything you need to perform the trading activity once you have a stable internet connection. And remember to keep updating it as your needs evolve.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
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