“The human side of every person is the greatest enemy of the average investor or speculator.” ~ Jesse Livermore
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The selfless nature of all phenomena

The selfless nature of all phenomena

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist and a New York Times best-selling author. Following her experience with a stroke, Bolte wrote My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, which recounts the insights that she has gained into the workings of her brain as she was experiencing the stroke.

Below is a TED talk that she gave, which, by the way, became one of the most viewed TED talk of all time.

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Daniel Goleman: Channeling emotions toward a productive end


Successful trading doesn’t happen when you’ve gotten rid of emotions. Rather it happens when you finally know what to do with them.

Today I bring you a quote from Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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When to trade

You create your own opportunities

Today I’m feeling sad. I don’t know why. Things are going rather well for me but, for some reason, my mindset is not at its best.

And it’s Ok. Thoughts and emotions come and go, and it’s important to let ourselves feel them fully instead of ignoring them or denying them their existence.

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Making peace with your trading losses

A person who hasn’t made peace with his losses is likely to accept gambles that would be unacceptable to him otherwise.

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A conversation with my younger self

A conversation with my younger self

If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell that person?

I can see some of you give stock picks, or lottery numbers.

Fair enough…

For me, none of that. Because I now understand that it’s possible to have all the wealth in the world and still be left miserable and unhappy.

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The back fire effect: What you need to know

Backfire effect: What you need to know

This week I wanted to share an article that I came across and it’s about the backfire effect, a cognitive bias that has caught a lot of attention recently.

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Replacing fear-based reactions with mindful responses

So I guess I’m making it a ritual to share a passage from a book or a quote every week…

I like it! And I hope you do too.

I’m always amazed by how much I’ve learned about trading from books that are not trading-related. They’ve provided me with the deepest insights into my own behavior.

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Creating a trading system using the scientific method

success is a science... if you get the conditions right, you get the result

This month, we saw a series of rallies and marches known as The March for Science [#marchforscience on twitter] across more than 600 cities worldwide. And so, it’s a good time to remind you all what the scientific method is all about and how you can (and should) apply it to trading.

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