The year is 2006, it’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday, and my work shift just started. Graveyard shifts are always hard on my system and I’ve had barely 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hour period. Needless to say, I feel exhausted, lifeless, and on edge.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled a lot with trading.
You’ve been wondering how some people are able to make a living trading the markets, but so far, the answer has remained elusive….
Now I know what you might have said to yourself as you read the above title…
People have often asked me to compile a list of books that have helped shape my development as a trader, and so I’ve been meaning to compile that list for quite some quite some time now.
It is widely known that trading is difficult, but, to my mind, there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to read the markets, analyze what’s moving, and build a set of rules to take advantage of whatever is perceived as opportunities. It is difficult because it is hard to develop an aptitude to weather the ups and downs of this profession.