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Revisited: The Trading Curve

Fred Wilson, of AVC.com, has a good quick post about the start up curve.  Trading is entrepreneurship without customers or employees. I really like this visual because if you turn your head enough it looks like a face hitting the wall. Not sure if that was intentional but that is how I would best describe what trading isContinue Reading

If you make money every trade you will eventually be broke.

The benefit of being around the futures capital of world, Chicago, has been invaluable to me.  I have seen many people come and go and it has helped me to realize the mistakes a little faster.  It never prevented me from the mistakes but lessened their amplitude and frequency. I use to ride the elevatorContinue Reading

The trading curve.

Fred Wilson, of AVC.com, has a good quick post about the start up curve.  Trading is entrepreneurship without the bullshit. No employees and no clients. I really like this visual because if you turn your head enough it looks like a face hitting the wall. Not sure if that was intentional but that is how I wouldContinue Reading

The search for something comfortable.

Trading and life has a way of relating to each other. Those that are in pain have one thing in common. Their first instinct is to seek comfort.  I know this from my own experience.  I have waited to have the tough conversation.  I did not stop my behavior or their behavior. I was notContinue Reading

It never lasts forever.

If you have read the blog for awhile you know the story about the first day I sat down at my own machine.  I was placing a few trades a week though a friend with success.  It was limited to whether I found a good setup and he was in a good enough mood.  IContinue Reading

Why I lose money.

I was having a conversation with someone who was not in finance.  Of course it went the direction that they believed trading to be gambling. After much explanation I finally got my point across. The reasons I lose on a trade that I can control. I am not aware of a releases or speakers. NotContinue Reading

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